• Around the World, Climate Goals Clash With Reality

    • Date: 13/12/18
    • The Wall Street Journal
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    As negotiators at United Nations climate talks in Poland this week hammer out a rulebook to curb greenhouse-gas emissions, some of the biggest boosters of the 2015 Paris accord are undermining efforts back home to curb global warming. China is ramping up coal-fired electricity generation despite pledges to cut emissions, according to clean-energy advocates. Canadian provinces […]

  • ‘Climate Leader’ China Plans 200 New Airports

    • Date: 13/12/18
    • Paul Matthews, Climate Scepticism
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    China is planning to build over 200 new airports by the year 2035, almost doubling its current number. Here in the UK we’ve been debating whether to build another runway at Heathrow for about 20 years. But China is planning to build over 200 new airports by the year 2035, almost doubling its current number. The Civil Aviation […]

  • Political Chaos Undermines EU Climate Policy At COP24

    • Date: 13/12/18
    • EurActiv
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    With the UK entangled in Brexit, France mired in the “Yellow Vest” movement, and Germany stuck in political quagmire, Europe is not ready to lead global climate talks as the decisive political phase of the UN climate conference opens on Tuesday (11 December). The so-called Talanoa Dialogue takes place on 11-12 December in Katowice, Poland, […]

  • Cliff Mass: Victim Of Academic Political Bullying

    • Date: 12/12/18
    • Judith Curry, Climate Etc.
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    There is a disturbing story coming out of the University of Washington surrounding Cliff Mass. In preparing this article, I have received material from a member of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington. I also ran into another member of the Department while at the AGU meeting this week, who corroborated […]

  • China Was The Climate Champion Of Paris. Now It’s Doing A Complete U-turn

    • Date: 12/12/18
    • Patricia Adams, Financial Post
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    To meet its energy needs, China is aggressively pursuing every means at its disposal except green energy In 2015, U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping were lauded as world saviours for endorsing the UN Paris agreement “to combat climate change and to accelerate and intensify the actions and investments needed for a […]

  • Alarmist Sea Rise Scenarios Unlikely, Says Climate Scientist Judith Curry

    • Date: 12/12/18
    • The Australian
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    A catastrophic rise in sea levels is unlikely this century, with ­recent experience falling within the range of natural variability over the past several thousand years, according to a report on peer-­reviewed studies by US climate scientist Judith Curry. Writing in The Australian today, Dr Curry says predictions of a 21st-century sea level rise of more than […]

  • Peter Ridd: Crying Wolf Over The Great Barrier Reef

    • Date: 12/12/18
    • Dr Peter Ridd, Australia
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    The scare stories about the Great Barrier Reef started in the 1960’s when scientist first started work on the reef. They have been crying wolf ever since. Scientists from James Cook University have just published a paper on the bleaching and death of corals on the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) and were surprised that the […]

  • ‘Global Warming Is Causing Increased Snowfall In Antarctica’, New Study

    • Date: 11/12/18
    • Sky News
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    Antarctica has seen a “significant” change in ice mass following increased snowfall during the 20th century which has mitigated rising sea levels, researchers say. NASA and British Antarctic Survey (BAS) scientists said analysis of 53 ice cores from across the continent showed that the snowfall had stopped seas rising by 10mm. However, they said the […]

  • Green No More: EU Fails To Set New CO2 Targets For Cars

    • Date: 11/12/18
    • Reuters
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    BRUSSELS (REUTERS) – The European Union failed on Tuesday (Dec 11) to reach a compromise over how sharply to curb carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from cars and vans as car-producing countries and more environmentally conscious lawmakers could not find a compromise. The EU has been divided for months over how strict to be on CO2 […]

  • UN Climate Ritual: Ministerial Meetings Fails To Resolve Deadlock

    • Date: 11/12/18
    • The Indian Express
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    Even as a few developed countries started to put some money on the table to show their commitment to mobilising funds for climate change, none of the issues related to finance could be resolved by the negotiators till late on Monday night at the climate change conference here. At the two-week year-ending climate conference in […]

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