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  • Trump Picks Climate Sceptic To Head Environment Agency

    • Date: 08/12/16
    • Barney Jopson, Financial Times
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    Donald Trump has signalled his intent to undo Barack Obama’s efforts to curb climate change by choosing as his chief environmental regulator a conservative state law enforcer who is battling to overturn the president’s legacy. Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma’s attorney-general, has been selected to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, as the president-elect turns to a man who, like […]

  • Consultants Take Billions From Foreign Aid Budget

    • Date: 08/12/16
    • Alexi Mostrous and Billy Kenber, The Times
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    Consultancy companies earning billions of pounds from overseas aid will be forced to reveal their salaries and fees after an investigation by The Times exposed overcharging across the sector. Priti Patel, the international development secretary, is to review all foreign aid contracts after an unprecedented analysis of more than 70,000 financial transactions revealed that consultancy spending had […]

  • Trump Picks Prominent Climate Sceptic As EPA Chief

    • Date: 07/12/16
    • David Malakoff, Science News
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    President-elect Donald Trump is poised to name Scott Pruitt, a prominent skeptic of climate science and an ardent foe of government action on climate change, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), according to media reports. Pruitt, the attorney general of Oklahoma, has been a leading architect of legal opposition to President Barack Obama’s climate […]

  • US Democrats Pay A Price For Being Green

    • Date: 07/12/16
    • Josh Kraushaar, National Journal
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    If the party was serious about winning back the Rust Belt, it would strike a smarter balance between the environment and the economy. In the af­ter­math of the pres­id­en­tial elec­tion, Demo­crats have been blam­ing their de­feat on everything but the ob­vi­ous. The Clin­ton cam­paign has dis­missed sug­ges­tions of a voter man­date, point­ing to its pop­u­lar […]

  • UK Culls Two Thirds Of London’s Climate Diplomats

    • Date: 07/12/16
    • Adam Vaughan, The Guardian
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    The UK has cut the number of Foreign Office staff working on climate change, despite ministers arguing the issue should be a top foreign policy priority. The Liberal Democrats said it was “appalling” and sent “the wrong signals” to the world, after a minister revealed the figures in a recent parliamentary answer. Experts said that […]

  • Global Ocean Temperatures Dropping Fast

    • Date: 07/12/16
    • Bob Tisdale – Climate Observations
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    Global sea surface temperatures have been declining rapidly in recent months. The following is a Global map of Reynolds OI.v2 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) anomalies for November 2016. It was downloaded from the KNMI Climate Explorer. The contour range was set to -2.5 to +2.5 deg C and the anomalies are referenced to the WMO-preferred period of […]

  • New Research: Solar Panels Less Green Than You Think

    • Date: 07/12/16
    • Ben Webster, The Times
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    More than a billion solar panels have been installed around the world but they may so far have failed to reduce overall emissions, a study has found. Panel production is so energy intensive that the global solar industry could still be paying off its “carbon debt”. Researchers looked at the full lifecycle of solar panels, […]

  • Memo To Media: Post-Modernism Created ‘Post-Truth’ Culture

    • Date: 07/12/16
    • Steven Hayward, Power Line
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    It was Nietzsche who remarked that “there are no facts, only interpretation.” From this small beginning the entire contemporary world of “post-modernism” was born, reaching its apogee in the swamp of the Frankfurt School, Foucault and other nihilist thinkers who argue, among other things, that there is no objective basis for making a “truth claim”—and that […]

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