• Brexit Threatens EU Climate Policy

    • Date: 11/07/16
    • Ewa Krukowska and Jonathan Stearns , Bloomberg

    The U.K. vote to leave the European Union risks stoking a bitter fight among EU governments over sharing the burden of [CO2] cuts in the transport, farm and building industries, potentially weakening the bloc’s leadership in the battle against climate change. The European Commission, the EU’s regulatory arm in Brussels, is due on July 20 […]

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  • Hottest Temperature Ever Recorded Took Place On 10 July 1913 in Death Valley, California

    • Date: 11/07/16
    • Paul Dorian, Vencore Weather

    The forecast for the high temperature in Death Valley, California for the next couple of days is a rather pedestrian 108 degrees or so. One hundred and three years ago – on July 10th, 1913 – the weather observer at Greenland Ranch in Death Valley recorded a high temperature of 134 degrees. This is the […]

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  • MIT Study: No Scientific Consensus On Global Warming Crop Impact

    • Date: 09/07/16
    • Andrew Follett, The Daily Caller

    Scientists disagree on the effects of global warming on American agriculture, according to a Massachusetts Institute of Technology study published Friday. The research used climate and agricultural computer models to conclude that global warming would have numerous positive impacts on US farming, including fewer frosts, a longer growing season and an earlier start of field operations by […]

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  • Only 8% Of U.S. Farmers Believe Climate Change Is Primarily Caused By Human Activity

    • Date: 03/07/16
    • Beth Kowitt, Fortune

    The vast majority of U.S. farmers are sceptical of anthropogenic climate change although they are among the most affected by the climate. There’s a strange paradox in the world of agriculture: farmers are perhaps the segment of the population most affected by climate change, and yet a significant number of them don’t believe in it—especially the notion […]

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  • Climate Change Prosecutors Suffer Setback As Attorney General Pulls Exxon Subpoena

    • Date: 30/06/16
    • Valerie Richardson - The Washington Times

    Virgin Islands Attorney General Claude E. Walker agreed Wednesday to withdraw his climate-related subpoena of ExxonMobil, a stunning reversal that delivered a blow to the Democratic-led effort to prosecute climate change dissent. In the Joint Stipulation of Dismissal, Mr. Walker said he would pull his March 15 subpoena of the world’s largest energy company, which […]

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  • Brexit Calls EU Climate Action Into Question As Top MEP Quits

    • Date: 27/06/16
    • James Crisp, EurActiv

    The European Union’s plans to reform its broken carbon market have been thrown into turmoil after the British lead MEP on the bill to revise the Emissions Trading System resigned after the UK voted to leave the bloc. Ian Duncan, the only Conservative MEP for Scotland, tendered his resignation just hours after it became apparent […]

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  • EU Carbon Market Slumps Most Since 2014 as Brexit Sparks Doubts

    • Date: 24/06/16
    • Mathew Carr and Ewa Krukowska, Bloomberg

    Carbon prices in the European Union’s emissions market, the world’s biggest, plunged the most in 27 months as the U.K. vote to leave the 28-nation bloc triggered uncertainty about the future of the cap-and-trade program. Benchmark permits to discharge carbon dioxide dropped as much as 17 percent after the referendum, in which voters backed “Leave” […]

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  • The Antarctic Has Been Warmer Than Now For Most Of The Last 8000 Years

    • Date: 20/06/16
    • Paul Homewood, Not A Lot of People Know That

    Most of the time since the end of the ice age temperatures in Antarctica have been much higher than now A paper recently published attempts to measure the relationship between ice accumulation and temperature in Antarctica for the last 31000 years. The study is based in West Antarctica. I won’t go into the details, which […]

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