• Businesses Losing Interest in Climate Reporting

    • Date: 21/09/18
    • Watts Up With That?
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    The Australian corporate regulator has warned of a substantial decline in the number of businesses including climate impact statements in their company reports. ‘Worrying’: Companies’ reporting of climate risks goes ‘backwards’ By Ruth Williams 20 September 2018 — 4:11pm The number of companies providing information about climate change and its risks in their annual reports has […]

  • The Inconvenient Truth Of Rising Coal Prices

    • Date: 21/09/18
    • Tim Treadgold, Forbes
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    Coal prices are not supposed to be rising as governments tighten environmental controls but that’s precisely what is happening at the premium end of the coal market where prices have soared. Over the past six months the price of top quality thermal coal exported from the Australian port of Newcastle has risen by 25% to […]

  • It’s All Over: Ontario Government Moves To Scrap Green Energy Act

    • Date: 21/09/18
    • National Post
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    TORONTO — The Ontario government has introduced legislation to scrap the Green Energy Act, which aimed to bolster the province’s renewable energy industry. Premier Doug Ford promised to repeal the act during the spring election campaign. The law was introduced by the previous Liberal government in 2009 under former premier Dalton McGuinty in a bid […]

  • Guy D. Middleton: ‘There Is No Archaeological Evidence For Global Civilisation Collapse’

    • Date: 21/09/18
    • Guy D. Middleton, Science
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    The International Commission on Stratigraphy recently announced the creation of a new unit in the scale of geological time, the Meghalayan Age, from 4200 years before present, or 2200 BCE, to the present. The Commission explains that this period began with a two-centuries-long megadrought that caused the collapse of civilizations in Egypt, Greece, Syria, Palestine, […]

  • Scientific Mega-Drama Over An (Alleged) Mega-Drought

    • Date: 21/09/18
    • Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic
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    The year’s most acrimonious scientific fight is a mega-drama over a mega-drought.   ASMAA WAGUIH / REUTERS This summer, the decree went out: We are living in a new geological chapter in the planet’s 4.5-billion-year history. For a certain corner of the world, this was big news. You have probably heard of the Jurassic period […]

  • Congrats To Renewable Energy – One Third Of US Households Struggle With Energy Bills

    • Date: 20/09/18
    • Tim Worstall, Continental Telegraph
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    The US Energy Department has just released a report detailing how some one third of US households struggle to pay their energy bills. This isn’t as much of a surprise as we might think given that energy policy these past couple of decades has been to make energy more expensive. Without the costs of renewables […]

  • Release Of New Climategate Emails Imminent

    • Date: 20/09/18
    • Watts Up With That?
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    Included in the release will be emails that provide the full context of the discussions between Michael Mann and colleagues and Chick Keller on whether there was a medieval warm period and a little ice age. Mann, Bradley and Hughes (MBH) were the authors of the “hockey stick” graph that became the icon of climate […]

  • Scientists Throw Cold Water On Claims Linking Hurricane Florence To Global Warming

    • Date: 20/09/18
    • Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller
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    Hurricane Florence made landfall on Friday in North Carolina, bringing heavy rains and flooding. But before the storm touched down in the U.S., scientists and news outlets were already linking the storm to global warming. However, not all scientists agree that man-made warming is making hurricanes, including Florence, bigger, slower and wetter as is often claimed […]

  • It’s Official: Germany’s E-Car Policy Is A Failure

    • Date: 20/09/18
    • Daniel Delhaes, Handelsblatt
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    Widely expected, but now official: Germany will not have 1 million electric cars on the road by 2020. Angela Merkel’s e-car adviser proposes new investments to reach the target, cleverly moving the deadline to 2022. Only 709,429 to go. Source: DPA Germany has not only been late in making attractive electric cars, its citizens are […]

  • Cuadrilla To Start Fracking In England In Weeks

    • Date: 20/09/18
    • Reuters
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    LONDON, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Shale gas developer Cuadrilla will start fracking at its Preston New Road site in northwest England in the next few weeks, it said on Wednesday as it announced government approval for a second well. Hydraulically fracturing, or fracking, involves extracting gas from rocks by breaking them up with water and […]

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