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  • COP25 Climate Summit Won’t Achieve Much, German Govt Warns

    • Date: 09/12/19
    • Clean Energy Wire
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    The German delegation has dampened widespread climate activists’ hopes that a large number of countries will use the COP25 in Madrid to announce more ambitious Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. “I don’t believe there will be a wave of countries increasing their ambitions,” state secretary Jochen Flasbarth of Germany’s environment ministry said during a briefing with reference […]

  • Greta Thunberg ‘Ignored’ By World Leaders At Climate Summit, Admits Protests Have Achieved ‘Nothing’

    • Date: 08/12/19
    • The Blaze
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    Teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg was “ignored” by world leaders at the United Nations COP25 climate change summit in Madrid on Friday. Speaking with reporters, Thunberg said her calls for action on the climate have been ignored and admitted her protests have achieved “nothing.” “We have been striking now for over a year, and […]

  • The Incredible Story Of How Climate Change Became Apocalyptic

    • Date: 08/12/19
    • Roger Pielke Jr, Forbes
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    The decision by the IPCC to center its fifth assessment report on its most extreme scenario has been incredibly consequential. The rise of the new climate apocalysm can be traced directly to an consequential but little appreciated change in how the IPCC presents its scenarios. The consequences of this change have reverberated through the scientific […]

  • UK Energy Consumption and Weak Productivity Growth

    • Date: 08/12/19
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    Falling energy consumption in the United Kingdom is not receiving the attention it deserves. While similar to the norm prevailing in the EU 28, the UK pattern is very strongly at variance with the global trends, which see significant increases in all sectors. There is a clear possibility that this fundamental difference is a leading […]

  • Arctic Temperature Was 7°C Warmer Than Today 10,000 Years Ago

    • Date: 08/12/19
    • Willem G.M. van der Bilt, William J. D`Andrea Johannes P. Werner Jostein Bakke, Geophysical Research Letters
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    Early Holocene temperature oscillations exceed amplitude of observed and projected warming in Svalbard lakes Abstract: Arctic climate is uniquely sensitive to on‐going warming. The feedbacks that drive this amplified response remain insufficiently quantified and misrepresented in model scenarios of future warming. Comparison with paleotemperature reconstructions from past warm intervals can close this gap. The Early […]

  • Green Suicide: Germany’s Industry In Freefall

    • Date: 07/12/19
    • The Daily Telegraph
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    Its main industry is in freefall. Its political system is descending into chaos. The banking system is in crisis, and consumer demand is stuck in the doldrums. Which country? It is, of course, Germany. With every week that passes there are more and more signs of a deep malaise in its economy. The nation once known […]

  • BBC’s Polar Bear Nonsense Debunked, Again

    • Date: 06/12/19
    • Susan Crockford, Polar Bear Science
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    Ryrkaypiy ‘over-run’ by >50 polar bears is probably due to more Chukchi Sea bears – not less A scary-sounding headline from the BBC today screams “Ryrkaypiy: Far-north Russian village overrun by polar bears“. A little research would have shown (as I do below) that this sort of event is not unusual for this village, there […]

  • Ruth Lea: Carbon Policies Are ‘Futile Gesture Politics’

    • Date: 06/12/19
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Foundation
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    Economist says unilateral decarbonisation carries major economic and political risks A prominent economist says that Britain’s climate and energy policies are ‘futile gesture politics’, and will fail to bring about any change to the climate. Dr Ruth Lea, who has wide-ranging experience of working in the civil service, the financial sector and policy institutions, says […]

  • Winning: Revolt Brewing Against EU’s ‘Unrealistic’ Climate Goals

    • Date: 05/12/19
    • EurActiv
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    Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš has threatened to veto Europe’s goal of becoming the first climate-neutral continent in the world by 2050, adding his voice to a growing chorus of discontent as EU leaders prepare for heated climate discussions at a summit in Brussels next week. In a letter to European Commission President Ursula von […]

  • Mad Eco-Grinch: School Bans Children From Sending Christmas Cards To Protect The Climate

    • Date: 05/12/19
    • Sky News
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    The headteacher of the primary school says the tradition is bad for the environment. A primary school headteacher has been branded a “grinch” after banning pupils from sending Christmas cards. Jonathan Mason, head of Belton Lane Primary School in Grantham, Lincolnshire, said the tradition was bad for the environment. However, parents said the move is […]

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