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  • Moderate Democrats Revolt Over Obama’s Cap-And-Trade Climate Bill

    • Date: 28/12/09
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    The Times: Less than ten days after claiming a breakthrough on climate change in Copenhagen President Obama is facing a mutiny from senior Democrats who are imploring him to postpone or even abandon his cap-and-trade Bill. Democratic Senators, fearful of a drubbing in the mid-term elections next year, are lining up to argue for alternatives […]

  • Economic Development Top Priority For Poor Nations: China

    • Date: 27/12/09
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    PTI: Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Sunday asked rich nations to face the fact that development will be the top priority of developing countries as he described the outcome of the Copenhagen climate change meeting as “hard-won”.   The world should understand the fact that development remained the top priority of developing countries, Wen said. […]

  • U.S. Democrats To Obama: Drop Cap-And-Trade

    • Date: 27/12/09
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    Politico: Bruised by the health care debate and worried about what 2010 will bring, moderate Senate Democrats are urging the White House to give up now on any effort to pass a cap-and-trade bill next year. “I am communicating that in every way I know how,” says Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), one of at least […]

  • Consumer Backlash: Build-a-Bear takes heat for global-warming webisodes

    • Date: 26/12/09
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    Los Angeles Times: Conservative bloggers are calling for a boycott of the company. Executives say the series, in which Santa is warned the North Pole could melt before Christmas, was intended to inspire children. First, Chicken Little warned children that the sky was falling. And now Build-a-Bear Workshop has warned children that the North Pole […]

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Green Splits Deepen After Copenhagen Fiasco

    • Date: 25/12/09
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    The Daily Telegraph: Have the green and development pressure groups completely lost the plot? It seems so from the way they have behaved over the Copenhagen climate summit. So sunk are some in anti-Americanism after eight years of George W Bush that they seemed not to have noticed Barack Obama’s election, nor his courageous efforts […]

  • Green Campaigners Despair About Growing Climate Scepticism

    • Date: 25/12/09
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    The Express: A leading researcher into attitudes on climate change has claimed Government scare tactics are only increasing public scepticism about global warming. Dr Lorraine Whitmarsh, who has carried out extensive research into public mistrust on the issue, says scaremongering to convey environmental messages is not effective. Instead she argues low carbon lifestyles – that can save people […]

  • Australian Emissions Trading Scheme Looks Doomed

    • Date: 25/12/09
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    The Australian: Tony Abbott almost singlehandedly put the Emissions Trading Scheme on life support. Now Copenhagen has killed it stone cold, motherless dead. Climate change minister Penny Wong, who is too emotionally committed to it to accept that truth, will carry it into the new year. A responsible prime minister would give the ETS a […]

  • CFC Theory Casts Doubt On CO2 Warming

    • Date: 24/12/09
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    Research accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal, Physics Reports, casts doubt on the conventional explanation that changing atmospheric concentrations of CO2 are responsible for global climate change through the Greenhouse Effect. Qing-Bin Lu is a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Waterloo who has a history of studying the chemistry of […]



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