• Rebel Scientists Force Royal Society To Accept Climate Scepticism

    • Date: 29/05/10

    Britain’s premier scientific institution is being forced to review its statements on climate change after a rebellion by members who question mankind’s contribution to rising temperatures. The Royal Society has appointed a panel to rewrite the 350-year-old institution’s official position on global warming. It will publish a new “guide to the science of climate change” […]

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  • More Cuts On Climate Quangos, Programmes Almost Certain

    • Date: 28/05/10

    More cuts for Government environmental and climate change projects are not being ruled out, the secretary of state for energy and climate change Chris Huhne said yesterday (27 May). The subject was highlighted in a debate in the House of Commons about policies set out in the Queen’s Speech regarding energy and environment, food and […]

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  • Climate Revolt Rocks Royal Society

    • Date: 28/05/10

    The UK’s Royal Society is reviewing its public statements on climate change after 43 Fellows complained that it had oversimplified its messages. They said the communications did not properly distinguish between what was widely agreed on climate science and what is not fully understood. The society’s ruling council has responded by setting up a panel […]

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  • Decarbonisation Policies “Waste Billions Of Pounds”

    • Date: 27/05/10

    Billions of pounds of taxpayers’ money is being “wasted” in fighting climate change as other nations are hell-bent on development, a new book claims today. Engineer Christian Gerondeau says in Climate: The Great Delusion that cutting carbon dioxide emissions in the West will not reduce them globally because of the expansion of China, India and […]

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  • Climate Battle: GWPF 1 – UK Government 0

    • Date: 26/05/10

    Britain is ready to push for a ground-breaking new EU deal to tackle climate change. The Lib-Con coalition is understood to be broadly supportive of seeking a new European agreement to unilaterally cut carbon dioxide emissions by 30 per cent by 2020. The EU was previously only prepared to commit to such a target if […]

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  • Cash ‘Black Hole’ Threatens Britain’s Low-Carbon Economy

    • Date: 25/05/10

    A FINANCIAL black hole is threatening Scotland’s transformation to a low carbon economy, the head of Lloyds Banking Group has warned. Lady Susan Rice, the group’s managing director, told a conference yesterday she estimated £20 billion was needed to fund investments in renewables needed to bring about green schemes such as major wind farms and […]

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  • Climate Fears Turn To Doubts Among Britons

    • Date: 25/05/10

    LONDON — Last month hundreds of environmental activists crammed into an auditorium here to ponder an anguished question: If the scientific consensus on climate change has not changed, why have so many people turned away from the idea that human activity is warming the planet? Nowhere has this shift in public opinion been more striking […]

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  • Political Climate Change: Britain Announces Deep Cuts In Global Warming Programmes

    • Date: 24/05/10

    Budget cuts confirmed at DECC, Defra, Carbon Trust and Energy Saving Trust. The government departments and agencies tasked with driving the development of a low carbon economy will face immediate and in some cases significant budget cuts as part of the £6.25bn deficit reduction plan unveiled today by Chancellor George Osborne. The Treasury today confirmed […]

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