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  • Emissions Reduction “Without Compromising” Economic Growth?

    • Date: 18/04/17
    • Dr John Constable: GWPF Energy Editor
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    By mistakenly using inappropriate data from the OECD, The Energy and Climate Information Unit (ECIU) misled The Times into claiming that per capita GDP in the UK grew by 130% in the period 1992 to 2014, when the correct figure, from the UK’s Office of National Statistics is 44%. This error led both the ECIU […]

  • Trump Administration May Not Find Middle Ground on Paris Climate Deal

    • Date: 18/04/17
    • Jack Fitzpatrick, Morning Consult
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    As the Trump administration debates whether to stay in the Paris climate agreement, observers are skeptical that opposing wings of the administration will reach a middle ground. President Donald Trump’s top advisers are expected to meet Tuesday to discuss whether the U.S. should remain in the agreement, Politico reported. The White House did not confirm on Monday […]

  • White House Divided Over Trump’s Pledge To Cancel Obama’s Paris Climate Deal

    • Date: 18/04/17
    • CNN
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    President Donald Trump’s key advisers remain divided on the issue of climate change as they prepare to discuss whether the United States should remain a party to the Paris Climate Agreement. “Senior officials will meet this week to discuss the options, with the goal of providing a recommendation to the President about the path forward,” a senior […]

  • CEI Calls On Trump To Keep His Promise And Withdraw From Paris Climate Deal

    • Date: 18/04/17
    • The Washington Examiner
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    The conservative free-market think tank Competitive Enterprise Institute started an online campaign Tuesday to urge President Trump to keep his campaign promise and withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement. President Trump: Withdraw from the Paris Climate Treaty The campaign comes as the president’s top advisers assemble Tuesday to decide whether or not to exit […]

  • White House Floats Excuses to Break Trump’s Promise to Cancel Paris Climate Treaty

    • Date: 18/04/17
    • Christopher C. Horner, Marlo Lewis, Jr., Competitive Enterprise Institute
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    This week, White House senior advisers will meet to discuss the future of U.S. involvement in the Paris Climate Treaty. During campaign speeches, President Trump repeatedly promised the American public that if elected, he would cancel U.S. participation in the Paris Climate Agreement and stop all payments to United Nations global warming programs. Since the agreement was […]

  • Another New Paper Confirms Global Warming Pause

    • Date: 18/04/17
    • Anthony Watts, Watts Up With That
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    The “uncertainty monster” strikes again We’ve been highly critical for some time of the paper in summer 2015 by Karl et al. that claimed “the pause” or hiatus went away once “properly adjusted” ocean surface temperature data was applied to the global surface temperature dataset. Virtually everyone in the climate skeptic community considers Karl et al. little more than a sleight of hand. […]

  • Job Vacancy: Energy Policy Adviser To Theresa May

    • Date: 17/04/17
    • Nick Butler, Financial Times
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    Theresa May needs an energy policy adviser. I hasten to add that this is not a job application – but someone is needed to pull together the necessary reforms and to help the UK prime minister avoid self-destructive mistakes such as an attempt to take charge of fixing energy prices. The predominant view in Whitehall […]

  • China Cooled Nearly 0.2°C During Global Warming Hiatus

    • Date: 17/04/17
    • Wenling An et al. (2017), Earth and Space Science 15 March 2017
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    During the global warming hiatus between 1998 and 2014  temperatures in the whole of China declined sharply, dropping by nearly 0.2°C by the end of the hiatus period. The delayed cooling observed in the Tibetan Plateau was even steeper. Abstract A reduction in the warming rate for the global surface temperature since the late 1990s has attracted […]

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