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  • Coal Emerges As Surprise Winner Of UN Climate Conference In Germany

    • Date: 18/11/17
    • Bloomberg
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    Coal emerged as the surprise winner from two weeks of international climate talks in Germany, with leaders of the host country and neighboring Poland joining Donald Trump in support of the dirtiest fossil fuel.   An excavator mines brown coal on Friday at the Hambach mine near Kerpen, Germany. | AP While more than 20 […]

  • Global Warming Is Good For Urban Tree Growth, Scientists Discover

    • Date: 18/11/17
    • Hans Pretzsch et al., Nature Scientific Reports
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    Climate change accelerates growth of urban trees in metropolies worldwide Abstract: Despite the importance of urban trees, their growth reaction to climate change and to the urban heat island effect has not yet been investigated with an international scope. While we are well informed about forest growth under recent conditions, it is unclear if this […]

  • Germany’s Green Energy Meltdown

    • Date: 18/11/17
    • Editorial, The Wall Street Journal
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    American climate-change activists point to Europe, and especially Germany, as the paragon of green energy virtue. But they ought to look closer at Angela Merkel’s political struggles as she tries to form a new government in Berlin amid the economic fallout from the Chancellor’s failing energy revolution. Berlin last month conceded it will miss its […]

  • Paleo-Climatology May Have Produced Wrong Results

    • Date: 17/11/17
    • Georgia Institute of Technology
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    For researchers pursuing the primordial history of oxygen in Earth’s atmosphere, a new study might sour some “Eureka!” moments. A contemporary tool used to trace oxygen by examining ancient rock strata can produce false positives, according to the study, and the wayward results can mask as exhilarating discoveries. Common molecules called ligands can bias the results of a […]

  • Poland Ready For Showdown With EU Over Climate Change As Trump Sends 74,000 Tonnes Of Coal

    • Date: 17/11/17
    • Daily Express
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    Poland is on a collision course with EU chiefs over its continued heavy use of fossil fuels, as the country prepares to receive its first shipment of US coal. Prime Minister Beata Szydło has warned MEPs she will “throw it back at them” if they criticise her nation’s carbon consumption at next month’s EU summit. […]

  • Scientists Accused Of Scaremongering, ‘Overheated Claims’ With Warning To Humanity

    • Date: 17/11/17
    • CBC News
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    A recent warning to humanity endorsed by thousands of scientists around the world includes “scaremongering” and “overheated” claims while ignoring much of the progress made in recent decades, some experts say. “It concerns me that the message from science is this doom-and-gloom scenario that just turns off about 75 per cent of people,” said Erle Ellis, an associate professor of geography and environmental systems at the […]

  • COP Out: China, Europe Climate Buddy Act Flounders

    • Date: 17/11/17
    • Politico
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    BONN, Germany — So much for the Sino-European climate bromance. Developing countries are returning to the idea that wealthy countries should bear more of the emissions cuts. The EU and China were supposed to become the tag team of international climate diplomacy, buddying up after President Donald Trump announced his intention to pull the U.S. out of the […]

  • Roger Pielke Jr.: A Litigious Climate Threatens Scientific Norms

    • Date: 16/11/17
    • Roger Pielke Jr, The Wall Street Journal
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    An energy researcher sues another over a critical paper. It’s the wrong way to resolve such disputes. I’ve worked alongside climate researchers for decades. Almost all of them are ethical, dedicated to science and not particularly political. But some leading figures and organizations in this community are weakening the norms that make science robust. A […]

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