• House of Lords Rebukes Government for Rushing Through Net Zero

    • Date: 27/06/19
    • The Global Warming Policy Forum
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    Last night, Peers rebuked the Government for committing the UK to a Net Zero emissions target with little scrutiny and no plan for how it might be achieved.  The Chancellor has warned that the cost of reducing net greenhouse emissions to zero by 2050 could be well in excess of £1 trillion. The sum would […]

  • UN Climate Talks Deadlocked Over Paris Agreement

    • Date: 27/06/19
    • Bloomberg
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    Envoys at a round of United Nations climate talks were finishing two weeks of discussions with little progress on how to cut [CO2 emissions] as a heatwave scorched Europe’s capital cities. The discussions in Bonn, Germany, involving almost 200 nations were aiming to write rules for a sustainable development mechanism that would channel aid for […]

  • Macron’s G-20 Climate Bluff Goes Up In Smoke

    • Date: 27/06/19
    • Bloomberg
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    Emmanuel Macron arrived in Japan for the G-20 summit threatening to block the final communique if he didn’t get what he wanted on climate. His hard line stance didn’t last long. On landing in Tokyo, the French president told expats that he would insist on a reference to the 2015 Paris Climate Accord. “If we […]

  • Contrary To Predictions, Ice Breakup Dates For Western Hudson Bay Unchanged In 20 Years

    • Date: 27/06/19
    • Susan Crockford, Polar Bear Science
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    Contrary to predictions of ever-declining ice cover, the lack of a trend in sea ice breakup dates for Western Hudson Bay is now twenty years long. Straight from the horse’s mouth: all polar bear females tagged by researchers around Churchill in Western Hudson Bay last year were still on the ice as of 25 June. […]

  • These Green Targets Waved Through by MPs Will Make the Cost of No Deal Look Like Small Change

    • Date: 26/06/19
    • Christopher Snowden, The Telegraph
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    This legislation was approved with little scrutiny, all to boost the ego of one of Britain’s worst prime ministers Never let it be said that Parliament cannot get things done when it wants to. In the three years since the referendum, MPs have not only rejected Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement but have failed to produce a […]

  • Oregon Democrats Say Climate Change Bill Is Dead After Republican Senators Fled the State

    • Date: 26/06/19
    • Slate
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    A landmark piece of climate change legislation that stalled after Republican senators fled to Idaho to avoid a roll call is likely dead, the top Democrat in the Oregon Senate said Tuesday. But despite the Republicans’ stunt, the Senate president said it was his own party that did not have the votes to pass the […]

  • Runaway Oregon Republican Says Lawmakers Won’t Return To State Until Carbon Tax Bill Is Scrapped

    • Date: 26/06/19
    • Fox News
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    One of the runaway Oregon Republican senators said they won’t return to the state until the “inefficient, complicated, and expensive” carbon tax is scrapped and a bipartisan solution is found. Oregon State Senator Tim Knopp appeared on “Fox and Friends” Tuesday morning from an undisclosed location as he and other 11 Republicans remain in hiding to block […]

  • China’s Coal Bi-Polarity Expedites the Death of the Paris Agreement

    • Date: 26/06/19
    • Vijay Jayaraj, Master Resource
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    The most significant threat to the Paris agreement has come from countries that refuse to quench their addiction to coal.  Among them is the largest consumer of coal: China. China’s continued defiance of the anti-coal establishment has dealt a lethal blow to the future prospects of the Paris agreement. Here are some key indicators from […]

  • Coal Power Plants Get $64 Billion Lifeline From G20 Governments

    • Date: 26/06/19
    • Bloomberg
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    Asian governments are stepping up their support for coal-fired power plants, handing a lifeline worth $64 billion a year to an industry struggling to maintain investment from private investors. The finding from four research organizations contrasts with pledges by the Group of 20 nations to rein in greenhouse gases and wean the world off the […]

  • Whatever Happened To The Global Warming Hiatus?

    • Date: 25/06/19
    • Clive Best
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    The monthly temperature values in over 4000 CRUTEM3 stations have all been continuously changed, and it is these changes alone that have resulted in transforming the 16 year long hiatus in global warming into a rising temperature trend. But all these changes have only affected temperatures AFTER 1998. The last IPCC assessment in 2013 showed […]

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