• France’s Top Weatherman Suspended Over Climate Scepticism

    • Date: 15/10/15
    • Henry Samuel, The Daily Telegraph

    Philippe Verdier, weather chief at France Télévisions, the country’s state broadcaster, reportedly sent on “forced holiday” for releasing book accusing top climatologists of “taking the world hostage” Every night, France’s chief weatherman has told the nation how much wind, sun or rain they can expect the following day. Now Philippe Verdier, a household name for […]

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  • Expected Polish Election Winner Urges EU Climate Deal Renegotiation

    • Date: 14/10/15
    • Agnieszka Barteczko, Reuters

    The likely winner of Poland’s Oct. 25 parliamentary election called on Tuesday for a renegotiation of a climate deal agreed last year by the European Union, saying the country needed more coal-based power stations. The European Union agreed last year, after marathon negotiations, to cut greenhouse gases by 40 percent by 2030, pitting heavy industry […]

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  • The Sierra Club And The Warming Pause

    • Date: 07/10/15
    • Anthony Watts, Whats Up With That

    We all know that the now infamous “97% consensus” is based on shonky data analysis by John Cook, but that doesn’t stop the president of the Sierra Club from using it, even when it means a standoff with a Senator in a congressional testimony. Today, Texas senator and Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz questioned Sierra Club President Aaron Mair […]

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  • Hurricane Joaquin Misses The US, 10-Year Hurricane Drought Continues

    • Date: 06/10/15
    • Michael Bastasch, Daily Caller News Foundation

    After a week of hype, Hurricane Joaquin did not actually directly hit the U.S., thus continuing the country’s decade-long period without a major hurricane making landfall. The U.S. has not seen a major hurricane — Category 3 or higher — make landfall since Hurricane Wilma hit on Oct. 24 2005. The nearly decade-long hurricane drought has come as […]

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  • US Congress To Investigate Climate Scientists Behind RICO Campaign

    • Date: 02/10/15
    • Space Ref

    Washington, D.C. – Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today sent a letter to Dr. Jagadish Shukla, a professor of climate dynamics at George Mason University who founded the Institute of Global Environment and Society (IGES). IGES is a non-profit organization that has received millions of dollars in federal grants from the […]

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  • India Makes UN Climate Pledge Conditional On Western Funding

    • Date: 02/10/15
    • Vishwa Mohan, Times of India

    India on Thursday submitted its ‘climate action plan’ to a UN body at Bonn in Germany, telling the world that the country would fight the climate change by taking energy efficiency route and reducing its ’emission intensity’ (carbon emission per unit of GDP) substantially as well as increasing the share of clean energy by huge […]

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  • Ukraine ‘Using Russia Conflict As Excuse For Climate Inaction’

    • Date: 01/10/15
    • Alex Pashley, Climate Home

    Ukraine is using conflict with Russian-backed rebels to justify lacklustre climate proposals, according to campaigners. The eastern European country pledged on Wednesday to cut emissions 40% below 1990 levels by 2030 in its contribution to a UN climate pact. That is a de-facto rise of more than 40% on 2012 levels of 402 million tonnes of carbon dioxide-equivalent, […]

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  • Paris Climate Summit And The 100 Billion Dollar Question

    • Date: 29/09/15
    • Reuters

    India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi met U.S. President Barack Obama and France and Britain’s leaders on Monday, and called for a climate change agenda from upcoming global talks in Paris that helps developing countries with access to finance and technology.  Modi said after meeting Obama that he and the American president shared an “uncompromising” commitment […]

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