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  • Boris Johnson Secures Crushing Election Victory

    • Date: 13/12/19
    • London Evening Standard
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    Conservative Party makes huge gains by sweeping through traditional Labour heartlands Boris Johnson praised his Conservative Party for “pulling off” victory as he thanked Labour voters for putting their trust in him. The Prime Minister said he was “humbled” by the support of former opposition party backers as he delivered his victory speech in central […]

  • Europe’s Green Deal Fails Its First Test

    • Date: 13/12/19
    • The Verge
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    The European Union couldn’t agree on a 2050 deadline for slashing greenhouse gas emissions In a stunning disappointment to environmentalists, a bid to cut the European Union’s greenhouse gas emissions to nearly zero by 2050 flopped at a key summit in Brussels. Today’s decision was the first test of whether the newly proposed European Green […]

  • India’s Fossil-Fuel-First Policy Unyielding To Paris Climate Deal Pressure

    • Date: 12/12/19
    • Vijay Raj Jayaraj, India
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    The Indian government has adopted a fossil-fuel-first attitude and has made clear it will not compromise on India’s developmental goals. The Paris Agreement is the United Nation’s flagship climate treaty aimed at reducing global CO2 emissions. India’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), the country’s official commitment to Paris agreement, states that the total preliminary estimated cost […]

  • Russia’s Gas Pipeline to Europe Faces Sanctions Under U.S. Defense Bill

    • Date: 12/12/19
    • The Wall Street Journal
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    U.S. lawmakers aim to halt $10.5 billion project, Nord Stream 2, by targeting key contractors U.S. lawmakers are pushing ahead with enactment of new sanctions meant to prevent the completion of a new pipeline constructed to carry Russian natural gas to Germany, beneath the Baltic Sea. The measure could set back one of Europe’s largest […]

  • The 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season

    • Date: 12/12/19
    • Paul Homewood, Not A Lot Of People Know That
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    Globally, 12-month running averages indicate nothing out of the ordinary, either for all hurricanes or major ones The Atlantic hurricane season has now officially ended, so let’s check the numbers. There have been six hurricanes in total, including three major ones, Dorian, Humberto and Lorenzo. Coincidentally both numbers are the same as the average since […]

  • Europe’s Green Deal Runs Into Trouble Amid Spat Over Cost

    • Date: 12/12/19
    • Bloomberg
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    A radical plan to turn Europe into the world’s first climate-neutral continent is running into opposition right out of the gate. Governments from the East of the European Union are threatening to torpedo a pledge to eliminate net carbon emissions by 2050 unless they are guaranteed more help in financing the transition. The airline industry signaled it’s ready […]

  • David Bellamy, Britain’s Most Loved Naturalist With Unfashionable Views On Climate Change

    • Date: 12/12/19
    • Press Association
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    Bellamy has died at the age of 86. David Bellamy was a prolific broadcaster and respected authority on botany and the natural world when, he says, his views on climate change led to him being banished from television. Flying in the face of prevailing orthodoxy, he dismissed global warming as “poppycock” and said there is […]

  • SUVs Outsell Electric Cars by 37 to 1

    • Date: 11/12/19
    • Graeme Paton, The Times
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    Efforts to cut vehicle emissions are being undermined because gas-guzzling sports utility vehicles are outselling electric cars by 37 to 1, according to research. A study due to be published today said that growing demand for large petrol and diesel-powered cars was making a mockery of attempts to promote green transport. Sales of electric cars have risen […]

  • At Last! Group Of EU States Reject Green Finance Law In Setback For Climate Goals

    • Date: 11/12/19
    • Reuters
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    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union states have rejected a set of rules governing which financial products can be called “green” and “sustainable”, an EU official said, in a major setback for the bloc’s climate ambitions. The decision overturned a deal struck just last week by EU lawmakers and the Finnish presidency of the EU, which […]

  • Nominations Open For ‘The World’s Greatest Climate Hypocrite’ Competition

    • Date: 11/12/19
    • Global Warming Policy Forum
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    There’s no hypocrite quite like a green hypocrite is there? Whenever you get some eco-zealot is lecturing you about impending climate doom and the need for “us” to go vegan, you can be pretty sure that you are dealing with someone whose carbon emissions would put some developing nations to shame and whose diet would make a vegetarian shudder. […]

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