• Deeply Divided, IMO Prepares For Showdown Over Shipping’s CO2 Targets

    • Date: 07/04/18

    International Maritime Organization (IMO) delegates have arrived in London ahead of next week’s meeting of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), with the stage set for a fight over how to reduce the shipping industry’s carbon emissions. A working group has held private meetings this week to prepare a draft strategy that the MEPC will […]

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  • Wheat In The Heat: New Food Crops Can Withstand Constant 40C Temperatures

    • Date: 05/04/18
    • Mark Hillsdon, The Guardian

    Durum wheat varieties can withstand 40C heat along the Senegal River basin, and could produce 600,000 tonnes of food After four years of trials, scientists have found a wheat variety that can grow quickly and survive in sub-Saharan heat. Photograph: Filippo Bassi/Icarda In the northern Senegalese village of Ndiayene Pendao, close to the border with Mauritania, […]

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  • EPA’s Scott Pruitt Begins Repeal Of Obama Climate Regs For Cars, Trucks

    • Date: 03/04/18
    • Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt announced Monday the Obama administration’s fuel economy regulations were not appropriate and would be revised. Pruitt said EPA and the National Highway Trac Safety Administration would begin crafting new greenhouse gas emission and mileage, or Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE), standards for vehicles built in 2022 through 2025. […]

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  • Climate Change on Trial

    • Date: 31/03/18
    • Michael Kile, Quadrant

    With the international political, financial and reputational stakes so high, it was only a matter of time before climate change appeared in the dock, handcuffed to its partner in prognostication, the dodgy discipline of extreme weather attribution. Attribution, n., the art of evaluating the relative contributions of multiple causal factors to a change or an […]

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  • Historic Solar Minimum Fast Approaching

    • Date: 29/03/18
    • Meteorologist Paul Dorian, Vencore, Inc.

    All indications are that the upcoming solar minimum may be even quieter than the last one which was the deepest in nearly a century. The sun is blank today for the 10th day in a row and has been blank 57% of the time this year; courtesy spaceweather.com, NOAA, NASA Overview The sun is blank […]

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  • Did Met Office Scientist Lie About Cold Spell To Smear UK Government?

    • Date: 29/03/18
    • Paul Homewood, Not A Lot Of People Know That

    If Adam Scaife has given false information to the press, in order to cover his own back and embarrass the government, his position now is surely untenable. It is now up to the Met Office to either publish the advice Scaife claims he gave, or admit that the Cabinet Office’s version of events is correct. Readers […]

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  • U.S. Republican & Independent Climate Scepticism Spreading — Despite Recent Natural Disasters

    • Date: 28/03/18
    • Business Insider

    Republicans are more skeptical than ever that climate change is a problem, and the partisan gap on the issue appears to be widening under President Donald Trump. Sixty-nine percent of Republicans say the threat of climate change is “exaggerated,” according to a new Gallup poll. That’s compared to only 4% of Democrats who said the same thing. While the poll […]

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  • Carbon Trading Flops: EU CO2 Emissions Rising Again In 2017

    • Date: 27/03/18
    • Platts

    Carbon emissions from power plants and factories covered by the EU Emissions Trading System rose 0.5% to 1,757.3 million mt in 2017, according to a poll of six market analysts by S&P Global Platts. It was the first time since 2011 that emissions were estimated to have risen, after industrial production slumped in the wake […]

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