• Oil Plunge Seen Eroding Climate Policy Ambitions

    • Date: 08/01/15
    • Mathew Carr, Bloomberg

    While the falling price of crude oil is giving consumers cheaper energy, it’s threatening long-term global climate policy efforts. Reduced national income from energy taxes and “a low-growth economic environment” might spur countries to curtail their emissions-curbing pledges for after 2020, leading to more emissions of carbon for a longer time, said Zoe Knight, head […]

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  • Polar Ice Caps More Stable Than Predicted

    • Date: 07/01/15
    • Prime Time, Sun News TV

    Reports are showing that the polar ice caps are not melting away. Instead, climate scientists say the ice caps may be much thicker and more stable than previously thought. Canada’s Sun News TV talks to Dr Benny Peiser about the implications of the new observations.

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  • Climate Sceptics Are From Mars And Warmists Are From Venus

    • Date: 05/01/15
    • A Chemist in Langley

    Type I and Type II error avoidance and its possible role in the climate change debate As I mention in my “about me” section, I have been reading the climate change literature since the early 1990’s. In doing so I have developed my personal views on the topic that are loosely defined as those of […]

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  • World Leaders Deny Climate Dangers, Attenborough Claims

    • Date: 01/01/15
    • Tom Bawden, The Independent

    Sir David Attenborough is calling on global leaders to step-up their actions to curb climate change, saying that they are in denial about the dangers it poses despite the overwhelming evidence about its risks. The TV naturalist said those who wield power need to use it: “Wherever you look there are huge risks. The awful […]

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  • Pachauri: IPCC Future Not Tied To Paris Climate Deal

    • Date: 31/12/14
    • Vishwa Mohan, Times of India

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the leading UN body for the assessment of climate change, will continue its work, no matter whether countries arrive at a global climate deal next year in Paris or not. Its successive science-based reports had always been key inputs for negotiators in the past over two decades.  The […]

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  • Peter Lee: Adaptation, Not Mitigation, The Realistic Climate Debate

    • Date: 27/12/14
    • Peter Lee, The Australian

    Climate scientists face an ethical choice: do they conform to established ethical standards of scientific practice or do they sacrifice those standards in favour of actions and statements that will be likelier to shape public opinion and climate policy in their preferred direction? For scientists there is no such thing as a balance between “being […]

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  • Irwin Stelzer: Lima Pumps Out More Hot Air

    • Date: 21/12/14
    • Irwin Stelzer, The Sunday Times

    The trip to Paris and an international climate agreement might be a hiding to nothing. The road to the recent UN climate change conference in Lima can be said to have begun in London, on October 30, 2006, when the Treasury released a 700-page report by the economist Nicholas Stern, now Baron Stern of Brentford. […]

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  • UN Green Climate Fund Seeks Immunity From Prosecution

    • Date: 19/12/14
    • George Russell, Fox News

    The Green Climate Fund, (GCF) a United Nations-affiliated piggy-bank  intended to finance climate change projects around the world, is determined to win sweeping U.N.-style immunities from prosecutions for its global operations–even though  the U.S., its biggest contributor, opposes the idea, and the U.N. itself says its own diplomatic immunities can’t cover the outfit. The immunities […]

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