• Indian Floods Not Linked To Global Warming – Environment Minister

    • Date: 22/12/15
    • Times of India

    ‘Extreme rainfall that occurred over coastal districts of Tamil Nadu is highly localised and is part of the natural variability of the Indian monsoon system.’ Days after the Chennai floods caught global attention during the just concluded Paris conference where world leaders linked such extreme weather conditions to climate change, the government on Monday said […]

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  • Reminder: Climate Change ‘Causing Colder British Winters’ Says Met Office Chief Scientist

    • Date: 18/12/15
    • Huffington Post

    11 April 2013: The chief scientist at the Met Office has called an urgent meeting to discuss the effects of climate change, saying the melting of the arctic may be causing the UK’s recent spate of perishing weather. After a winter in which temperatures dropped as low as −15.6C, Dr Julia Slingo told ITV News […]

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  • Green Activists Hugely Disappointed About Paris Climate Deal

    • Date: 17/12/15
    • The Guardian

    James Hansen calls Paris talks ‘a fraud’ Mere mention of the Paris climate talks is enough to make James Hansen grumpy. The former Nasa scientist, considered the father of global awareness of climate change, is a soft-spoken, almost diffident Iowan. But when he talks about the gathering of nearly 200 nations, his demeanour changes. “It’s […]

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  • Rich Lowry: Climate Make-Believe In Paris

    • Date: 15/12/15
    • Rich Lowry, Jewish World Review

    Saving the planet has never been so easy. The Paris climate talks concluded in a rousing round of self-congratulation over an agreement that, we are told, is the first step toward keeping Earth habitable. If generating headlines and press releases about making history were the metric for anything, Paris might be as consequential — if […]

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  • The Breakthrough – As Predicted

    • Date: 13/12/15
    • Xinhua News Agency

     Climate talks deliver breakthrough as historic deal adopted After years of tough negotiations, a long-anticipated legally binding agreement on the global fight against climate change was finally adopted Saturday in Paris with no objection. The historic agreement that seeks to rein in climate change and ease its impacts was reached at the 21st session of […]

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  • Paris Agreement Will Lead To Rapid Rise In CO2 Emissions

    • Date: 12/12/15
    • Paul Homewood, Not A lot Of People Know That

    There is one telling paragraph in the Paris Agreement: To put the figure of 55 Gt in context, the latest estimate of global emissions was 49 Gt in 2010, according to the IPCC, so there will likely be a rise of 12%. Even worse, this will represent an increase of 49% since 2005, when the […]

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  • India Insists On “Differentiation” In Paris Climate Draft

    • Date: 10/12/15
    • The BRICS Post

    India on Thursday said several of its concerns, including voluntary pledges of nations on climate change, have not been incorporated in the new draft which “is the starting point for the final push” as negotiators raced against time to reach an accord to fight global warming. India is sticking to its stance that the goal of capping […]

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  • Surprise: China Accused Of Blocking Progress At Paris Climate Talks

    • Date: 09/12/15
    • Pilita Clark, Financial Times

    Beijing’s negotiating stance was causing anxiety among UN delegates as the Paris talks intensified ahead of Friday’s deadline, partly because India was expected to be a bigger obstacle to a successful agreement. As Beijing declared its first “red alert” for heavy smog this week, closing schools and curbing car use, Chinese negotiators at UN talks in […]

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