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  • 2016 Global Temperature: The Pause Never Went Away

    • Date: 19/01/17
    • Dr David Whitehouse, GWPF Science Editor
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    The Met Office yesterday confirmed that the warm record of 2016 was mainly driven by a very strong El Nino. Not that you would have heard this fact in the news. But Peter Stott, Acting Director of the Met Office Hadley Centre, said in no uncertain terms that, “a particularly strong El Nino event contributed […]

  • New Paper: Predictions Of Polar Bear Population Crash Based On Flawed Assumption

    • Date: 19/01/17
    • Dr. Susan J. Crockford, University of Victoria, Canada
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    Has recent summer sea ice loss caused polar bear populations to crash? A paper published today finds that predictions of polar bear population crashes due to summer sea ice loss are based on a scientifically unfounded assumption. Specifically, the paper addresses the basic premise upon which predicted population declines linked to modeled habitat loss were […]

  • Fracking Is Acceptable, Says Church of England

    • Date: 19/01/17
    • Emily Gosden, The Times
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    The Church of England has concluded that fracking can be morally acceptable in a move that shale gas explorers hope could pave the way for drilling to take place on church land. After years of internal debate on the issue, the church has published an extensive briefing paper giving cautious support for fracking subject to […]

  • Americans’ Trust in Mass Media Sinks to New Low

    • Date: 18/01/17
    • Gallup
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    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans’ trust and confidence in the mass media “to report the news fully, accurately and fairly” has dropped to its lowest level in Gallup polling history, with 32% saying they have a great deal or fair amount of trust in the media. This is down eight percentage points from last year. Gallup […]

  • Trump Interior Nominee Would Consider More Drilling On Federal Land

    • Date: 18/01/17
    • Valerie Volcovici and Timothy Gardner, Reuters
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    Representative Ryan Zinke of Montana, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of Interior, on Tuesday said he would consider an expansion of energy drilling and mining on federal lands but would ensure sensitive areas remain protected. The former Navy SEAL sought to outline a measured approach to the job of managing America’s national parks, forests […]

  • Bias, Ignorance And Reality In Climate Science

    • Date: 18/01/17
    • Richard W. Rahn, Washington Times
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    Refusal to own up to the distortions of climate science is a costly mistake Wasting More Money on Climate Science Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times The rains have returned to California, and the six-year drought appears to be largely over. We have heard countless assertions from journalists and politicians, ignorant of the weather history […]

  • Rising U.S. Shale-Oil Output Threatens OPEC’s Production Pact

    • Date: 18/01/17
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    Output in Permian Basin poised to lead jump The oil market got a stark reminder Tuesday that rising oil production in the U.S. could upend efforts by major producers to bring global supply and demand for crude back in to balance. Just ahead of the settlement for oil futures prices CLG7, -1.54% on the New […]

  • The Trump Administration’s New Climate Consensus: ‘The Science Isn’t Settled’

    • Date: 18/01/17
    • Alan Neuhauser, U.S. News
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    Humans are influencing climate change, but the extent of their role is still up for “debate,” Rep. Ryan Zinke told the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday during a confirmation hearing on his nomination to lead the Interior Department, a role in which he’d oversee energy development and conservation across 2.2 billion acres […]

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