• Former UN Global Warming Chief: Coal Is ‘Essential’

    • Date: 15/04/15
    • Michael Bastasch, Daily Caller

    With environmentalists calling for divestment from fossil fuels, the former United Nations climate chief has gone against the grain and defended using the “Green Climate Fund” to finance coal projects. “There are massive challenges in terms of poverty eradication where coal is a logical choice from a cost effectiveness point of view, and you really […]

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  • China’s Thirst For Clean Water Will Spike CO2 Emissions

    • Date: 14/04/15
    • Coco Liu, Climate Wire

    China has long been accused of using too much water to produce energy, but now some of its coastal cities are compounding this problem by planning for desalination, which will spike both their energy needs and their emissions. According to a recent study by the World Resources Institute, northern China’s Qingdao city may risk using […]

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  • Progressive Party Welcomes Global Warming

    • Date: 10/04/15
    • Pall Stefansson, Iceland Review

    In a draft resolution to be presented at this weekend’s bi-annual congress of the Progressive Party, which is chaired by Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, global warming is described as bringing “exciting” opportunities. A farm in Iceland. Photo: Páll Stefánsson. “With a warming climate, new and exciting opportunities are created: increased grain production, […]

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  • New Claim: Two-Thirds Of Australia’s Warming Due To “Adjustments”

    • Date: 08/04/15
    • Jo Nova

    Chris Gillham has been working with CSIR documents and official Commonwealth Year Books. Last month he used the 1953 Year Book which contained 44 weather station averages for 1911-40 to compare with 2000-14 temperatures, but has since discovered that the 1954 Year Book provides an additional 40 stations with 1911-40 data. The average rise in […]

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  • Who’d A Thought It? Whales ‘Adapt To Sea Warming’

    • Date: 05/04/15
    • Mark Macaskill, The Sunday Times

    Whales have dramatically changed their feeding habits in response to global warming, according to scientists in Scotland and Canada who have observed for the first time how long-lived species adapt to climate change. Fin and humpback whales, which can live for more than 80 years, are arriving at prime summer feeding grounds in the North […]

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  • Twitter Censors Suspend Second Climate Sceptic’s Account

    • Date: 04/04/15
    • Donna Rachel Edmunds, Breitbart London

    Twitter has suspended the account of a second global warming sceptic for use of the word ‘crap’, despite his opponent using the same word in a debate on global temperatures on the social media network. Tom Nelson is the second sceptic to have his account suspended in recent weeks. (h/t WUWT) In an email to Anthony […]

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  • Obama’s UN Climate Pledge Could Be Undone By Legal & Legislative Challenges

    • Date: 01/04/15
    • Mark Drajem, Bloomberg

    President Barack Obama’s pledge to the United Nations Tuesday to sharply cut greenhouse-gas emissions relies on being able to rebuff legal and legislative challenges — and the continuing availability of cheap natural gas. It’s no slam dunk. A coal-industry suit over the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to force reductions in emissions from power plants is […]

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  • Public Submissions To Be Accepted By Australian Temperature Review Panel

    • Date: 30/03/15
    • Graham Lloyd, The Australian

    An independent review of the Bur­eau of Meteorology’s national temperature records has expanded its probe beyond the terms of reference set by the federal government to include public submissions of concerns. A full-day workshop was held last week and included briefings from BoM staff but the chairman of the technical review panel, Ron Sandland, told The […]

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