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  • Climate-Chocolate Scare Melting Away: Ivory Coast Produces Record Cocoa Crop

    • Date: 07/10/17
    • AFP
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    The cocoa crop of Ivory Coast, the world’s biggest producer, increased 28.5 percent to a record 2.15 million tonnes in the 2016-17 season, the national Coffee and Cocoa Council said Friday. Prices are falling due to overproduction. Exports increased by 23.3 percent to 1.9 million tonnes, helping to raise the overall gross income of the […]

  • After Spending €587 Million On CCS, The EU Has Zero Plants

    • Date: 06/10/17
    • Peter Teffer, EUObserver
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    Since 2007, the European Union has spent at least €587 million in grants, subsidies, and public procurement on Carbon Capture and Sequestration. But, as of 2017, the EU has zero CCS demonstration plants. Ten years ago, EU leaders said there were “huge possible global benefits of a sustainable use of fossil fuels”. They said, after a summit […]

  • Global Wind Speeds Slowing Since 1960, But Nobody Knows Why

    • Date: 06/10/17
    • Horizon
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    Wind speeds around the world seem to be decreasing in a phenomenon known as ‘stilling’ and European scientists are hoping to find out why. The average terrestrial wind speed has slowed down half a kilometre per hour every decade since the 1960s. Image – Pixabay/ Free-Photos Few people have probably noticed, but the world’s winds […]

  • UK Offshore Wind Cost Claims Challenged

    • Date: 06/10/17
    • reNews
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    Think tank GWPF complains to Advertising Standards over poster campaign The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) has lodged a formal complaint with the UK Advertising Standards Authority concerning a poster campaign for offshore wind at Westminster tube station. The GWPF, which is often critical of wind power and other renewables, disputes the campaign’s claim that […]

  • GWPF Lodges ASA Complaint Over False Claims In Offshore Wind Campaign

    • Date: 06/10/17
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Forum
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    London, 6 October: The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) has lodged a formal complaint with the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) concerning the current poster campaign for offshore wind at Westminster tube station. The campaign was launched by what the media has described as a “coalition of companies and civil society organisations” (including Dong Energy, GE, ScottishPower Renewables, […]

  • New Study: Climate Science Controversy Is Good For Science

    • Date: 05/10/17
    • Ferenc Jankó, Judit Papp Vancsó and Norbert Móricz, Scientometrics - September 2017, Volume 112, Issue 3, pp 1745–1759
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    “Contrary to expectations, controversy is beneficial to the science of climate change as it fosters the review process on both sides of the debate.” Abstract Debate and controversy concerning the issue of climate change generally results in the hindering and obstruction of social and governmental action on this issue. This paper analyses the scientific background, […]

  • New Study: Competitive Climate Controversy Is Good For Science

    • Date: 05/10/17
    • Craig Idso, Watts Up With THat
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    In summing up their analysis the authors write that “the competitive situation created by the publications of the NIPCC reports is beneficial for climate science in general.” In the title of their newly published article in the journal Scientometrics, Jankó et al. (2017) ask the important question “Is climate change controversy good for science?” Their answer, which we […]

  • Will La Nina Bring Down Global Temperatures To Pre-El Nino Levels?

    • Date: 04/10/17
    • Paul Dorian, Vencore, Inc.
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    If history is any guide, once La Nina becomes well-established in the tropical Pacific Ocean, global temperatures should drop noticeably relative-to-normal.   Oceanic Niño Index (ONI), October 2017 Overview Earlier this year, there were signs that a weak El Nino in the tropical Pacific Ocean could continue through the fall and even into the upcoming […]

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