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  • Contaminated Ice Cores: Everything We Know About Paleo-Climate May Be Wrong

    • Date: 20/12/17
    • University of York
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    For the first time scientists have directly observed living bacteria in polar ice and snow — an environment once considered sterile. “As microbial activity and its influence on its local environment has never been taken into account when looking at ice-core gas samples it could provide a moderate source of error in climate history interpretations.” […]

  • EU Ministers Back Govt Subsidies For Coal-Fired Power Plants Until 2030

    • Date: 20/12/17
    • Platts
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    Brussels — EU coal-fired power plants could benefit from capacity payments through 2030 if a negotiating position agreed by EU energy ministers on a draft EU electricity market design regulation makes it into the final binding version.   The position, agreed at an EU energy council meeting in Brussels, would allow existing power plants with […]

  • Wall Street Returns To U.S. Shale With A Bang

    • Date: 20/12/17
    • Nick Cunningham, OilPrice.com
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    Investors have grown wary of U.S. shale after years of disappointing returns, and they have pressed shale companies to rein in reckless drilling practices. But with money still pouring into the shale sector, there’s no sign yet that Wall Street is withholding investment in the industry. Shale executives have gone to great lengths in recent months […]

  • Europe’s Great ‘Green’ Energy Swindle: Destroying Forests, Increasing CO2 Emissions

    • Date: 20/12/17
    • Fred Pearce, Yale Environment 360
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    Most of Europe new “green” power has actually come from burning wood in converted coal power stations. The forests of North Carolina, Louisiana, and Mississippi — as well as those in Europe — are being destroyed to sustain a European fantasy about renewable energy. A loophole in carbon-accounting rules is spurring a boom in burning […]

  • Francis Menton: U.S. Regains The Ability To Identify Real National Security Threats

    • Date: 20/12/17
    • Francis Menton, Manhattan Contrarian
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    If the U.S. had shut down fracking over concerns about climate change it would have been dependent on OPEC and Russia like Europe and the UK are now. Maybe Donald Trump is just not your type of guy, and certainly not the guy you would want to be President; but keep in mind who was the […]

  • New Study: Cosmic Rays, Solar Activity Have Much Greater Impact On Earth’s Climate Than Models Suggest

    • Date: 19/12/17
    • Graham Lloyd, The Australian
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    The impact of changes in solar activity on Earth’s climate was up to seven times greater than climate models suggested according to new research published today in Nature Communications. Researchers have claimed a breakthrough in understanding how cosmic rays from supernovas react with the sun to form clouds, which impact the climate on Earth. The […]

  • David Whitehouse: Cosmic Rays-Climate Link Found

    • Date: 19/12/17
    • Dr David Whitehouse, GWPF Science Editor
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    Scientists at the Technical University of Denmark have discovered what they call a game changing result in understanding how cosmic rays from supernovae – exploding stars – can influence Earth’s cloud cover and thereby climate by being mediated by the Sun. The new findings are published in the journal Nature Communications. If confirmed it could […]

  • Trump’s National Security Plan: ‘Energy Dominance’, Not Climate Change

    • Date: 18/12/17
    • Michael Bastasch, Daily Caller
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    President Donald Trump’s administration prioritizes U.S. “energy dominance” through promoting exports, innovation and cutting regulations, according to the federal government’s National Security Strategy. The White House’s security strategy is a rejection of former President Barack Obama’s administration, that prioritized fighting man-made global warming. Trump’s strategy no longer lists global warming as a nation security concern. The Trump […]

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