• ‘Global Warming Is Causing Increased Snowfall In Antarctica’, New Study

    • Date: 11/12/18
    • Sky News

    Antarctica has seen a “significant” change in ice mass following increased snowfall during the 20th century which has mitigated rising sea levels, researchers say. NASA and British Antarctic Survey (BAS) scientists said analysis of 53 ice cores from across the continent showed that the snowfall had stopped seas rising by 10mm. However, they said the […]

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  • UN Climate Conference Fails To Adopt IPCC Report

    • Date: 09/12/18
    • Matt McGrath, BBC News

    Attempts to incorporate a key scientific study into global climate talks in Poland have failed. The IPCC report on the impacts of a temperature rise of 1.5C, had a significant impact when it was launched last October. Scientists and many delegates in Poland were shocked as the US, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Kuwait objected to […]

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  • UN Climate Talks Split Over Paris Rulebook

    • Date: 08/12/18
    • Nitin Sethi, Business Standard India

    Developed countries have asked that the Paris rulebook be adopted as dozens of separate documents, while developing countries want it to be a single comprehensive document. The debate on what format the final rulebook is adopted by the gathered 196 countries will go down to the wire. Should the Paris Agreement rulebook be one omnibus document or should […]

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  • Carbon Tax Revolts Threaten Paris Agreement

    • Date: 08/12/18
    • Dave Keating, Forbes

    Another day of violence will reinforce the yellow cloud already hanging over the UN climate summit in Katowice and could dampen political enthusiasm for implementing the tough measures needed to reach the goals of the Paris Agreement. Last Sunday tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Brussels to protest political inaction on […]

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  • Business As Usual: Splits Deepen As UN Climate Talks Near Crunch Time

    • Date: 07/12/18
    • Associated Press

    KATOWICE, POLAND — Divisions deepened at the U.N. climate talks Thursday, pitting rich nations against poor ones, oil exporters against vulnerable island nations, and those governments prepared to act on global warming against those who want to wait and see. The stakes were raised by a scientific report that warned achieving the most ambitious target in […]

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  • Should We Listen To David Attenborough’s Climate Alarm?

    • Date: 05/12/18
    • Charles Moore, The Spectator

    ‘Civilisation faces collapse, Attenborough warns UN.’ That was the Times headline on Tuesday about the great broadcaster’s speech at the latest climate change conference in Poland. In theory, Sir David is always worth hearing. Nevertheless, his solemn warning was made less effective by the decision to print it at the bottom of page 17. I cannot help feeling […]

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  • France’s Protesters Are Part Of A Global Backlash Against Climate-Change Taxes

    • Date: 05/12/18
    • Steven Mufson and James McAuley, The Washington Post

    Macron is hardly alone in his frustration. Leaders in the United States, Canada, Australia and elsewhere have found their carbon pricing efforts running into fierce opposition. On Tuesday, France delayed for six months a plan to raise already steep taxes on diesel fuel by 24 cents a gallon and gasoline by about 12 cents a […]

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  • The 1991 predictions

    • Date: 04/12/18
    • Andrew Montford, GWPF

    The UK’s climate predictions from 1991 aren’t looking good Last week, I looked at the UK’s official climate forecasts from 2002, noting that the expected warming hadn’t come to pass in the decade and a half since the forecast was released. I observed at the time that the series of official forecasts actually dated right […]

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