• Nic Lewis: Remarkable changes to carbon emission budgets in the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5C

    • Date: 20/10/18
    • Nic Lewis, Climate Etc
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    A close reading of Chapters 1 and 2 of the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C (SR15) reveals some interesting changes from the IPCC 5th Assessment Report (AR5), and other science-relevant statements. This article highlights statements in SR15 relating to carbon emission budgets for meeting the 1.5°C and 2°C targets. It seems fairly […]

  • Japan Will Defy Calls By The IPCC To Phase Out Coal By Mid Century

    • Date: 20/10/18
    • The Australian
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    Japan’s ambassador to Australia has confirmed Tokyo will defy calls by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to phase out coal by mid-century as part of a scientific appeal to limit global temperature increases to 1.5C. Sumio Kusaka told The Australian that Japan would consider “all practical ways to further advance decarbonisation” but would need to bolster […]

  • Germany’s Great Climate Failure

    • Date: 20/10/18
    • Handelsblatt
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    Not long ago, Germany was seen as a model of climate responsibility. No more. It will fail to reach its 2020 emissions targets despite spending hundreds of billions on renewable energy. Angela Merkel wore green to the annual German Industry Day meeting in Berlin last month. There, she told a crowd of 1,200 CEOs, entrepreneurs […]

  • China To Speed Up End Of Green Energy Subsidies

    • Date: 20/10/18
    • Reuters
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    SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China will speed up efforts to ensure its wind and solar power sectors can compete without subsidies and achieve “grid price parity” with traditional energy sources like coal, according to new draft guidelines issued by the energy regulator. As it tries to ease its dependence on polluting fossil fuels, China has encouraged […]

  • Climate Predictions Could Be Wrong In UK And Europe

    • Date: 19/10/18
    • The University Network
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    Current climate change predictions in the UK and parts of Europe may be inaccurate, a study conducted by researchers from the University of Lincoln, UK, and the University of Liège, Belgium, suggests. Existing computer model simulations have failed to properly include air pressure changes that have occured in the Greenland region throughout the past 30 years. […]

  • UK Recycling Industry Under Investigation For Fraud And Corruption

    • Date: 19/10/18
    • The Guardian
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    UK watchdog examining claims plastic waste is not being recycled but left to leak into rivers and oceans The plastics recycling industry is facing an investigation into suspected widespread abuse and fraud within the export system amid warnings the world is about to close the door on UK packaging waste, the Guardian has learned. The Environment […]

  • Science Is Dying: Radical Activists Force Science Journal To Withdraw Research Paper

    • Date: 18/10/18
    • Reuters
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    LONDON, Oct 17 (Reuters) – A respected science journal is to withdraw a much-cited review of evidence on an illness known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) amid fierce criticism and pressure from activists and patients. The decision, described by the scientists involved as “disproportionate and poorly justified”, is being seen as a victory for activists […]

  • Apocalypse Delayed

    • Date: 18/10/18
    • Ben Pile, Spiked Online
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    The IPCC report does not justify climate scaremongering. We should all be dead by now, thanks to overpopulation and resource depletion. The few of us remaining should be scavenging a landscape denuded of life by acid rains and UV rays. Thankfully, we are not. Also still standing are the scientific institutions and the global bureaucracies […]

  • On Climate, Don’t Listen To Hysterical & Confused Media

    • Date: 18/10/18
    • Holman W. Jenkins, Jr., The Wall Street Journal
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    The hysterical news media once again proves itself largely useless to anyone interested in the climate conundrum. Paul Romer, co-winner of the 2018 Nobel Prize for Economics, speaks in New York, Oct. 8.PHOTO: RICHARD DREW/ASSOCIATED PRESS Journalists have been herniating themselves unnecessarily in covering a new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change finding that […]

  • VW Warning: EU Climate Policies “Threaten The Very Existence” Of Germany’s Car Industry

    • Date: 18/10/18
    • GWPF & Spiegel Online
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    Stricter CO2 emission limits imposed by the EU are pushing Europe’s car industry to the “brink of collapse,” Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess has warned. Diess lamented that the EU’s campaign against conventional petrol cars was “threatening the very existence” of Germany’s car industry. “The current campaign against individual mobility and thus against conventional cars is […]

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