• Renewables Are Incapable Of Replacing Hydrocarbons At Scale

    • Date: 31/03/16
    • Kathleen Hartnett White, The Hill

    Conspicuously missing from public chatter about the climate issue is recognition of the staggering costs and likely insurmountable engineering challenges of these grand plans to decarbonize human society within several decades. Policymakers intent on imposing a swift end to the era of fossil fuels, such as President Obama and Gina McCarthy, administrator of the Environmental […]

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  • Democratic Attorneys General Refuse To Join Rockefeller-Backed Climate Investigation

    • Date: 30/03/16
    • Steve Everley, Energy Indepth

    A press conference today featuring Al Gore and more than a dozen state attorneys general was expected to reveal new state-level investigations of U.S. energy companies regarding climate change. But the vast majority of AGs standing on stage refused to join such an effort, signaling a lack of interest in wasting their own states’ resources. […]

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  • China’s Biggest Coal Firm To Boost Exports Eight-Fold

    • Date: 30/03/16
    • The Star

    China Shenhua Energy Co may boost coal exports as much as eight-fold as weakening domestic demand and stricter environmental rules force the company to look to overseas buyers. The country’s biggest producer of the fuel may export 5 million to 10 million tonness of high-quality thermal coal this year to Japan and South Korea, according […]

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  • The Observer’s Piece On Pachauri Is Just One Side Of The Story

    • Date: 28/03/16
    • Vishakh Unnikrishnan, Catch News India

    The Observer article presents a case which suggests that Pachauri could have been falsely accused in the case. What should be noted is, just like climate change, sexual harassment at workplace is not a myth. On Sunday, The Observer, a sister weekly of The Guardian, published an article that offers a sympathetic portrayal of R.K. […]

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  • Efforts To Decarbonise World Economy Will Almost Surely Fail

    • Date: 24/03/16
    • Science Daily

    The goals set a few months ago in Paris to prevent further rising of worldwide temperatures are almost sure to fail and will never be achieved, according to a new study. Last December, officials representing more than 190 countries met in Paris to participate in the United Nations Climate Change Conference. The historic outcome from […]

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  • Wine Lovers Can Cheer Climate Change – For Now

    • Date: 22/03/16
    • Cosmos

    Wine lovers are among the few beneficiaries of climate change, with warmer weather producing a series of exceptional vintages in France. But their good cheer could be short-lived, according to a new study. An unusual combination of warmer weather without drought conditions is leading to earlier harvests – generally associated with better quality vintages. But […]

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  • German Industry Fears Eco-Dictatorship

    • Date: 21/03/16
    • P Gosselin, No Tricks Zone

    In the wake of the lofty declarations made at the Paris Conference to roll back CO2 emissions, a number of high level Environment Ministry bureaucrats in Germany’s government have been eagerly concocting a “radical bill” dubbed “Climate Protection 2050″ designed to make Germany almost carbon-free by 2050.  Already the bill’s extremism and disconnect from reality is coming under […]

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  • Trends in Extreme Weather Events since 1900 – An Enduring Conundrum for Wise Policy Advice

    • Date: 17/03/16
    • Michael Kelly, Journal of Geography and Natural Disasters

    Abstract – It is widely promulgated and believed that human-caused global warming comes with increases in both the intensity and frequency of extreme weather events. A survey of official weather sites and the scientific literature provides strong evidence that the first half of the 20th century had more extreme weather than the second half, when […]

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