• Questions over business deals of IPCC Chairman Rajendra Pachauri

    • Date: 20/12/09

    The Sunday Telegraph: No one in the world exercised more influence on the events leading up to the Copenhagen conference on global warming than Dr Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and mastermind of its latest report in 2007. Although Dr Pachauri is often presented as a scientist (he […]

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  • Win-win situation for India, at least for now

    • Date: 20/12/09

    The Times of India: India and 25 other countries agreed to the Copenhagen Accord even as the other developing countries accepted it as fait accompli later. Even for India though, the Accord came out of hard bargaining lasting almost 20 hours among heads of governments of some of the most influential countries in the world. […]

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  • Outmaneuvered: EU Left Out in the Cold

    • Date: 18/12/09

    Financial Times: The European Union insisted a deal had not yet been finalised and said talks were continuing. An EU press conference, at which leaders were expected to announce a deal, was postponed as officials said another round of negotiations had been opened and important details were still to be resolved. ”They still haven’t finalised […]

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  • Climategate: Did CRU manipulate Russian climate data?

    • Date: 17/12/09

    The Register: A prominent Russian climate sceptic and free-market economist says that the British HadCRUT global temperature database – much of which has now been released to the public following the “climategate” email scandal – has been manipulated to show greater warming in Russia than is actually the case. Andrei Illarionov, a former economic adviser […]

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  • Usual Summit Crisis Paves the Way for World Leaders to Play Saviours

    • Date: 15/12/09

    The Wall Street Journal: The United Nations’ effort to muster global action against climate change appeared to move backward Tuesday, as the world’s leading economies traded barbs over the most basic questions about how to divide responsibility for curbing greenhouse-gas emissions. Even as world leaders began arriving for the climax of the two-week U.N. climate […]

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  • Senior Republicans Ask U.S. Congress for Hearing on Climategate

    • Date: 14/12/09

    WASHINGTON – Senior Republican members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today asked House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman, D-Calif. to hold a hearing into the emails exchanged between global warming researchers that described their work with words like “hide the decline” and “travesty.” “The e-mails from the University of East Anglia […]

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  • The EPA’s Carbon Bomb Fizzles

    • Date: 14/12/09

    The Wall Street Journal: In the high-stakes game of chicken the Obama White House has been playing with Congress over who will regulate the earth’s climate, the president’s team just motored into a ditch. So much for threats. The threat the White House has been leveling at Congress is the Environmental Protection Agency’s “endangerment finding,” […]

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  • Cold Feet: Japan threatens to drop CO2 pledge

    • Date: 12/12/09

    Reuters: Japan threatened on Friday to drop a pledge to cut greenhouse emissions by 25 percent by 2020 if the Kyoto Protocol is extended without setting emission reduction goals for the United States and China. […] Japanese Environment Minister Sakihito Ozawa, speaking before leaving for the Copenhagen talks, said Japan would reiterate that its emissions […]

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