• ‘Too Many Polar Bears:’ Govt Draft Plan Says Polar Bear Numbers ‘Exceed Co-Existence Threshold’

    • Date: 12/11/18
    • Bob Weber, The Canadian Press
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    There are too many polar bears in parts of Nunavut and climate change hasn’t yet affected any of them, says a draft management plan from the territorial government that contradicts much of conventional scientific thinking. The proposed plan — which is to go to public hearings in Iqaluit on Tuesday — says that growing bear […]

  • Climate Forecasts: Collect Them All!

    • Date: 12/11/18
    • Larry Kummer, Fabius Maximus
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    Climate science is done by experts, often using equipment of the high kind of tech. But we can crowd-source valuable information for the policy debate. Forecasts are the tool used to shape public. Here are some. Post in the comments those that you have found. We can list them and track their accuracy. The answer […]

  • Back To The Dark Ages: Pseudonyms To Protect Scientists Of Controversial Research Papers

    • Date: 12/11/18
    • Martin Rosenbaum, BBC News
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    Academics who are frightened to explore controversial topics, in case it provokes a backlash, will soon have a safer route to publish such work. An international group of university researchers is planning a new journal which will allow articles on sensitive debates to be written under pseudonyms. They feel free intellectual discussion on tough issues […]

  • What’s Next for U.S. Climate and Energy Policies?

    • Date: 12/11/18
    • Paul Driessen, Townhall
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    The “Blue Wave” never really reached shore, the U.S. Senate is still in Republican hands, the House of Representatives flipped to Democratic control, Trump era deregulation and fossil fuel production efforts continue, several governorships and state houses went from red to blue – and almost all state renewable energy and carbon tax ballot initiatives went […]

  • Book Review: A Delight, If You Like Horror Stories

    • Date: 12/11/18
    • Andrew Montford, GWPF
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    Peter Henderson’s new book on the ecological impacts of different forms of energy generation is a series of horror stories, but a delight in many ways: a practical handbook  that reviews briefly, in clear and straightforward language, the environmental issues associated with keeping the lights on. Along the way, Henderson puts to bed the absurd […]

  • Top Climate Scientist: “Reprieve Extended 10 Years – Climate Models Were Too Sensitive”

    • Date: 11/11/18
    • P Gosselin, No Tricks Zone
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    Germany’s top climate scientist Jochem Marotzke admids: climate models were too sensitive On October 5, 2018, German national weekly Spiegel presented a noteworthy interview with Germany’s top climate modeler, Jochem Marotzke, director of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg. Top German climate modeler, Jochem Marotzke, Director of the Hamburg-based Max Planck Institute for Meteorology. Image: Max […]

  • US Confident LNG Can Compete With Gazprom In Europe’s Gas Market

    • Date: 11/11/18
    • Tsvetana Paraskova, OilProce.com
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    As American LNG costs continue to fall, and as Europe looks to untangle itself from Gazprom, U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports are quickly becoming a welcome alternative to Russian gas supplies. The United States is all too happy to help Europe increase its energy security by diversifying its natural gas supplies—in which Gazprom holds […]

  • Oil Bear Market Shows US Shale Boom Has Teeth

    • Date: 11/11/18
    • Sky News
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    The price of oil, as measured by its US benchmark, has entered bear market territory – in other words, a fall of 20% or more from its peak – in barely a month. A barrel of US light crude oil, which hit a near four-year high of $76.41 on 3 October, was today trading as […]

  • Showdown Looms Over $100 Billion Pledge At UN Climate Conference

    • Date: 10/11/18
    • The Herald
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    A showdown is looming at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP24) scheduled for Poland in December with developed countries and developing ones having different priorities as they work on a template for a book of rules to guide implementation of the Paris Agreement. There are also many disagreements especially around the transparency framework in the […]

  • Britain’s Green Car Fiasco: Subsidised Plug-In Cars May Never Have Been Charged

    • Date: 10/11/18
    • BBC News
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    Tens of thousands of plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) bought with generous government grants may be burning as much fuel as combustion-engine cars. ​Data compiled for the BBC suggests that such vehicles in corporate fleets averaged just 40 miles per gallon (mpg), when they could have done 130. Many drivers may never have unwrapped their charging cables, […]



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