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  • An Unlikely Alliance: Sceptics And Greens Reject Australian ETS

    • Date: 02/12/09
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    The Ecologist: Opposition from both climate sceptics and the Green Party has seen Australia’s parliament vote against plans to set up a national carbon trading scheme. The emissions trading scheme (ETS) would have seen carbon emissions cuts of up to 25 per cent on 2000 levels by 2020 although these would not necessarily have been […]

  • Good News: Indian Forest Cover Growing

    • Date: 02/12/09
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    Indian Express: Days ahead of the climate change summit in Copenhagen, where India will demand incentives for increasing forest cover, New Delhi on Monday came up with a comprehensive report that showed that its forest cover continued to grow and that it had the potential to become the largest carbon sink in the world. The […]

  • Charles Moore reviews ‘An Appeal to Reason’ by Nigel Lawson

    • Date: 02/12/09
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    The Daily Telegraph: This book appeared last year, but I am reviewing it now because I have noticed that its arguments are beginning to catch fire. It is a well-known feature of British culture that we usually come to the right view about something in the end, but only after we have indulged the wrong […]

  • Europe Bypassed on Climate Summit

    • Date: 02/12/09
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    The New York Times: No political entity has pushed harder for the Copenhagen conference on climate change to succeed than the European Union. But just days before the opening of the United Nations-sponsored meeting, the Europeans have been largely pushed to the sidelines, watching as the world’s two largest emitters of greenhouse gases, China and […]

  • Senior Tory Warns Of Public Backlash Against Climate Taxes

    • Date: 02/12/09
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    Press Association: A senior Tory has attacked the “fixation” of the green movement with imposing ever tougher targets for reducing carbon emissions, with potentially “crippling” costs for the economy. David Davis, an ex-shadow cabinet member and party leadership challenger, said the UK was already facing a £55 billion long-term price tag for its current policies […]

  • David Davis: We Need A Mature Debate On Climate Policy

    • Date: 02/12/09
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    The Independent: As the dignitaries gather for the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, dark clouds are gathering over environmental policies. Copenhagen itself has been presaged by troubling signals that it will be harder than usual to get agreement. These will probably be resolved, but it is debatable whether that will make any real difference. In Rio […]

  • Australian Senate Rejects Cap-and-Trade For Second Time

    • Date: 02/12/09
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    Bloomberg: Australia’s Senate rejected the government’s climate-change bill a second time, creating a possible election trigger and leaving Prime Minister Kevin Rudd empty-handed when he travels to Copenhagen this month. Senators voted 41 to 33 against the law, which included plans for a carbon trading system similar to one used in Europe. The failure concluded […]

  • 2009 Hurricane Season Ends Quietly With Fewest Storms Since 1997

    • Date: 01/12/09
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    The Examiner: Yesterday marked the end of the 2009 hurricane season and with it comes to a close one of the quietest seasons in recent history. The season featured nine named storms, the fewest since 1997, and for the first time since 2006 no hurricanes made landfall in the United States. Only two named the […]



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