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  • New Paper: Climate Scepticism Is A ‘Perverse’ Effect Of ‘Actively Open-Minded Thinking’

    • Date: 02/12/16
    • Kip Hansen, Climate Etc.
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    Right-leaning subjects (Conservatives-Republicans) who have a better understanding of current science and math and/or can be characterized as having the personality trait of actively cultivating an open mind have less belief in the consensus version of climate change. A new research paper labels this finding a ‘perverse’ effect of ‘actively open-minded thinking’. Dan M. Kahan and […]

  • New Oil Boom: U.S. Output Could Reach 11 Million Barrels a Day or More

    • Date: 01/12/16
    • The Wall Street Journal
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    Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan said Thursday U.S. oil production has the potential to rise by more than 2 million barrels a day from current levels due to new finds, improved technology and already-productive fields. “Based on discussions with people in the industry U.S. oil production could get to in excess of, say, 11 […]

  • Arctic Cold Could Strike The United States

    • Date: 01/12/16
    • Daily Mail
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    Record-setting cold weather could strike most of the United States in the next week, climatologists have warned. Low temperatures have already been recorded in Alaska, which is witnessing its coldest weather in almost two years. Just this week, temperatures in Fairbanks reached minus-31 degrees — ending a 624-day stretch of warmer weather, the National Weather […]

  • Report: Fighting Global Warming Is WAY More Expensive Than Letting It Happen

    • Date: 01/12/16
    • Andrew Follett, The Daily Caller
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    Simply letting global warming happen and dealing with its effects may be a lot cheaper than decarbonizing the global economy, according to a new report by the Manhattan Institute. “Mainstream estimates are very disconnected from the rhetoric you hear about global warming from environmental groups and politicians, especially in the wake of the election,” Oren […]

  • Reality Check: Despite Climate Change Vow, China Pushes to Dig More Coal

    • Date: 01/12/16
    • Keith Bradshernov, The New York Times
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    “I get a kick out of people in the West who think China is decarbonizing, because I see no sign of it whatsoever,” said Brock Silvers, a Shanghai banker. America’s uncertain stance toward global warming under the coming administration of Donald J. Trump has given China a leading role (sic!) in the fight against climate […]

  • OPEC Cuts Output, US Shale Industry Rejoices

    • Date: 01/12/16
    • The American Interest
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    While OPEC — and in particular Saudi Arabia — bites the bullet and cuts oil production, producers around the world stand to benefit from a bump in prices. In the U.S., this should mean a corresponding rise in output as more shale plays become profitable. For the first time in eight years, the Organization of […]

  • New Paper: Global Warming Hiatus May Last Until 2030

    • Date: 01/12/16
    • Nic Lewis, Climate Etc
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    “We estimate that the warming slowdown (< 0.1 K/decade trend beginning in 1998) could persist, due to internal variability cooling, through 2020, 2025 or 2030 with probabilities 16%, 11%, and 6%, respectively.” – Knutson et al. A new paper by Tom Knutson, Rong Zhang and Larry Horowitz of NOAA GFDL has just been published in Nature […]

  • Dutch Parties Ditch Paris Agreement Targets

    • Date: 30/11/16
    • Janene Pieters, NL Times
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    Not a single political party in the Netherlands managed to go far enough in their election promises on the environment to reach the climate target set in the Paris Agreement, the Volkskrant reports based on its own analysis of the election campaigns of the Dutch parties. Even where programs embrace the Paris targets, their intentions fall […]

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