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  • El Nino Signal Is Fading

    • Date: 13/06/17
    • Reuters
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    Sea surface temperatures in the central-eastern Pacific Nino region 3.4 were just +0.4°C above the long-term average last week. Surface temperatures off the coast of Peru in Nino regions 1+2 were actually -0.1°C below average, down from +2.6°C in the middle of March. Surface temperatures off Peru are a good leading indicator for temperatures further […]

  • David Gelernter: The Closing Of The Scientific Mind

    • Date: 13/06/17
    • David Gelernter, Science Matters
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    That science should face crises in the early 21st century is inevitable. Power corrupts, and science today is the Catholic Church around the start of the 16th century: used to having its own way and dealing with heretics by excommunication, not argument. The Closing of the Scientific Mind is a plea for scientists to celebrate […]

  • Britain Faces Standstill On Energy And Climate Policy

    • Date: 13/06/17
    • Bloomberg
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    The U.K.’s search for 100 billion pounds ($127 billion) to maintain electricity supplies is likely to become tougher after the Conservative government lost its parliamentary majority in an election last week. Prime Minister Theresa May, who is leading a minority government, will need to focus more than ever to get consensus from lawmakers on Britain’s […]

  • New Study: Large CO2 Emissions From Batteries Of Electric Cars

    • Date: 12/06/17
    • Johan Kristensson, New Technology
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    Enormous hope rests on electric cars as the solution by the motor industry to climate change. However the batteries of electric cars are not environmentally friendly when manufactured. Several tonnes of carbon dioxide are being released, even before electric batteries leave the factory. IVL, the Swedish Environment Institute has, on behalf of the Swedish Transport Administration and the […]

  • Australian Coal War Threatens To Overthrow Green Climate Consensus

    • Date: 12/06/17
    • Financial Review
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    Liberal Party conservatives are demanding Malcolm Turnbull allow so-called clean coal to qualify as a low emissions fuel and be eligible for incentives if he wants party room support to implement a Clean Energy Target. The moves put hopes of bipartisan support for the Finkel review and an end to the climate wars in doubt […]

  • Poor Countries Export Power While Millions Go Without

    • Date: 12/06/17
    • The Zimbabwean
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    “Foreign aid should not be used to generate costly and unreliable electricity in countries where hundreds of millions need the exact opposite: cheap and reliable power” At the end of May, Zimbabwe’s state monopoly, ZESA, reached a last-minute deal to continue importing electricity. ZESA owed $43m to South Africa and Mozambique and, with part-payment and […]

  • The Global Status of Renewable Energy: Taking Stock

    • Date: 12/06/17
    • Dr John Constable: GWPF Energy Editor
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    In spite of decades of sustained government support at the global level, wind and solar, the modern renewables on which the future of current climate policy depend, are still only 1% of world Final Energy Consumption. Renewables  The “Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century” (REN21), the secretariat of which is based in Paris, […]

  • US Refuses To Sign G7 Statement On Climate And Green Funding

    • Date: 12/06/17
    • Reuters
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    The United States refused to sign up to the Group of Seven major industrialized economies’ statement on climate change and plans to fund sustainable development, a statement from the group’s environment ministers said on Monday. The U.S. said it did not sign up to statements by its G7 colleagues from Italy, Canada, Japan, France, Britain […]

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