• Former UN Climate Chief PK Pachauri Ousted, Blames “Climate Sceptics” For His Fall

    • Date: 24/07/15
    • Nitin Sethi, Business Standard

    Accused of sexual harassment of a colleague, R K Pachauri ceased to be chief of The Energy and Resources Institute (Teri), within days of resuming work after a court order had allowed him to physically attend the organisation’s offices. The environmental group’s governing council, meeting in Bengaluru on Thursday, announced that Pachauri would be replaced by […]

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  • Naive And Out Of Touch? Leading Church of England Bishop Slates Pope’s Climate Encyclical

    • Date: 22/07/15
    • Ruth Gledhill, Christianity Today

    A leading evangelical Church of England bishop and a Labour member of the House of Lords have criticised the Pope’s encyclical on the environment as a “naive” document that hankers for a lost world. The Bishop of Chester Dr Peter Forster and Labour peer Bernard Donoghue, a lay Catholic, say Pope Francis’ landmark document Laudato […]

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  • Senior Cardinal Questions The Pope’s Authority To Pronounce On Global Warming

    • Date: 21/07/15
    • Steve Doughty, Daily Mail

    A senior figure in the Vatican has questioned the Pope’s authority to pronounce on climate change. Cardinal George Pell, who was appointed by Pope Francis last year to manage the Vatican finances, said the Roman Catholic church had ‘no mandate’ to lay down doctrine on scientific matters. His remarks indicated concern among some high-ranking Catholics at […]

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  • $100 Billion UN Climate Fund In Doubt

    • Date: 20/07/15
    • Elizabeth Douglass, InsideClimate News

    Faith in the Green Climate Fund, the finance arm long believed to hold a key to achieving a global climate change accord in Paris in December, is beginning to wane. The financing vehicle is supposed to be the primary distributor of tens of billions of dollars in climate aid to help the world’s poorest countries deal […]

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  • Top Cardinal: Church Has ‘No Mandate’ To Pronounce On Global Warming

    • Date: 18/07/15
    • Nick Hallet, Breitbart News

    The Vatican’s financial chief appeared to criticise Pope Francis’s eco-encyclical Laudato Si after saying the Church has no God-given mandate to pronounce of scientific matters. In an interview with the Financial Times, Cardinal George Pell, who has been leading an overhaul of the Catholic Church’s finances, said of the encyclical: “It’s got many, many interesting […]

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  • Pope’s Encyclical Intensifies Political Debate Around Climate Change

    • Date: 17/07/15
    • Scott Detrow, Climate Wire

    Two contrasting British takes on Pope Francis’ landmark environmental encyclical, “Laudato Si’,” are the latest examples of how the pontiff’s call for a lower-carbon, lower-impact future has launched a global conversation about the role of religion in environmental policy talks. In a brief paper published yesterday by the Global Warming Policy Foundation, a British climate […]

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  • Prominent Christians: Pope’s Climate Change Stance May Harm Not Help Poor

    • Date: 14/07/15
    • Donna Rachel Edmunds, Breitbart News

    Two prominent Christian peers have rejected the Pope’s recent encyclical on climate change as backwards and more likely to increase not reduce poverty. They accuse the Pope of falling foul of thinking on climate change that hankers for a time before the Industrial Revolution which campaigners paint as simpler and easier, but was in fact more […]

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  • Met Office Caught Out Over Its ‘Hottest July Day Ever’ Claim

    • Date: 12/07/15
    • Christopher Booker, The Sunday Telegraph

    Since my story last week headed “Mystery grows over Met Office’s ‘hottest day’”, there have been further developments. How could the Met Office justify its widely publicised claim that July 1 was the hottest July day recorded in Britain, based solely on a reading of 36.7 degrees Celsius (98 degrees Fahrenheit) made at Heathrow airport? […]

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