• At Marrakech Climate Conference, Trump Casts A Chilling Shadow

    • Date: 16/11/16

    The Paris Agreement assumed a climate-friendly President. Oops Last December, under the cold grey skies of a Paris still reeling from the Islamist atrocities at the Bataclan, the countries of the world approved the Paris Agreement on climate change. The first climate conference since the Paris Agreement came into force, taking place under the cloudless skies […]

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  • Nick Butler: Time For Adaptation To Reality

    • Date: 14/11/16
    • Nick Butler, Financial Times

    Adaptation is a second-best answer but it is more constructive than relying on unsubstantiated optimism. The Paris agreement on climate change has been ratified, earlier than most people expected. Some believe that means the issue is on its way to being resolved. That is absolutely not the case. Donald Trump’s election as president is a […]

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  • Tears, Angst And Retirement Plans As EPA Staff Brace For Trump Takeover

    • Date: 12/11/16
    • Robin Bravender and Kevin Bogardus, E&E News

    U.S. EPA employees were in tears. Worried Energy Department staffers were offered counseling. Some federal employees were so depressed, they took time off. Others might retire early. And some employees are in downright panic mode in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s victory. “People are upset. Some people took the day off because they were depressed,” […]

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  • Solar Stocks Hammered As Green Sector Expected To Lose Out In Trump Administration

    • Date: 10/11/16
    • MarketWatch

    Energy stocks ended sharply divided Wednesday, with steep losses for solar stocks as investors expected a Donald Trump administration to favor traditional energy sources and to roll back policies that favored renewables. ”Trump would allocate more resources to traditional energy sectors (oil, gas and coal) than would Clinton, but allocate less to alternative energy industries,” […]

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  • Trump Administration To Cancel Billions of Payment to UN’s Green Climate Fund

    • Date: 09/11/16
    • John Raphael, Nature World News

    Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump has once again wooed his supporters as he promises to cancel the pledge of the outgoing Obama administration to give a couple of billion dollars as global warming payments to the United Nations. During his rally in Florida, Trump outlined the need to cancel the global warming payment. He proposed […]

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  • Solar Still Can’t Make Money

    • Date: 01/11/16
    • The American Interest

    Elon Musk made headlines at an event in Los Angeles last Friday when he debuted SolarCity’s new glass roofing tiles—sleek, smart shingles that can let sunlight in from above (how’s that for better lighting?) while also containing solar cells to generate electricity. He went on to unveil the second iteration of Tesla’s home battery system, the Powerwall, […]

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  • Why Are Academics Writing Crap That Nobody Reads?

    • Date: 31/10/16
    • Daniel Lattier, Intellectual Takeout

    Half of academic papers are never read by anyone other than their authors, peer reviewers, and journal editors. Professors usually spend about 3-6 months (sometimes longer) researching and writing a 25-page article to submit an article to an academic journal. And most experience a twinge of excitement when, months later, they open a letter informing them that […]

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  • The Greentrashing* Of Matt Ridley

    • Date: 22/10/16
    • Geoff Chambers, Climate Scepticims

    The press reaction to the annual GWPF lecture delivered by Matt Ridley at the Royal Society illustrates perfectly the insanity of the current state of discussion of climate change and all things environmental. The rationally optimistic anti-green message transmitted by Ridley’s paper is derived entirely from the research conducted by Professor Ranga Myneni of Boston University, who […]

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