• EU climate plan dead on arrival as Hungary announces it will veto it

    • Date: 16/07/21
    • Bloomberg

    Hungary has flatly rejected the EU climate plan: “This proposal is unacceptable for Hungary in its current shape, and since unanimity is required the EU can’t implement this proposal.” The European Union rolled out an ambitious climate plan to transform every corner of its economy on Wednesday, and braced for years of tough negotiations to […]

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  • Mistaken claims about malaria and global warming

    • Date: 09/07/21

    Impossible emissions scenarios make for impossible health outcomes It is not true that 8 billion are at risk from climate-change-induced malaria and dengue fever. It is true that this is a claim put forward in a paper in The Lancet Planetary Health. Given that truth, it is the claim in the paper that is wrong. […]

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  • Australia and its allies challenge China & climate alarmists over reef ‘in danger’ claim

    • Date: 08/07/21
    • The Australian

    Environment Minister Sussan Ley and her advisers began lobbying UNESCO against classifying the Great Barrier Reef as “in danger”, outlining her anger at the possible downgrade in a Monday call with 16 countries. The government says it was blindsided by the release of a draft World Heritage Committee decision late last month that has recommended changing the […]

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  • Bjorn Lomborg: Climate change coverage ignores heavy impact of heat on cold deaths

    • Date: 05/07/21
    • Bjorn Lomborg

    Too often news stories and research focus only on the negative climate change impacts. Imagine the news media touting new research showing almost nobody died of influenza last year. The information would be true. In the United States, only 600 people died from the flu in 2020, down 97% from its usual level.But most people would recognize this story by […]

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  • India & other developing nations may sink COP26 over carbon border tax

    • Date: 01/07/21
    • Bloomberg

    India and other developing nations will oppose plans by the European Union and the U.S. to penalize imports of carbon-intensive goods to curb emissions at the UN climate summit to be held in Glasgow this November. “It is the most regressive proposal” with “no principle of equity adhered to,” Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar told Bloomberg New […]

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  • Susan Crockford: Attenborough flogs COP26 ‘tipping point’

    • Date: 26/06/21
    • Susan Crockford, Financial Post

    Ever since the falling walrus footage, Sir David appears to have abandoned his journalistic principles to achieve a political objective With the United Nations COP26 climate change summit scheduled for November 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland, Sir David Attenborough was recently appointed “People’s Advocate” by the British government. In that capacity, he addressed G7 leaders a few weeks […]

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  • Swiss say NO in climate referendum with Zoomers and Millennials leading the way

    • Date: 22/06/21
    • Mish Talk

    A climate change referendum in Switzerland just went down in flames led by 18-34 year old voters. Eurointelligence reports Swiss Reject Climate Change: After Switzerland dropped its negotiations with the EU, the country has now rejected a climate-protection law in a referendum. Concretely, they rejected all three parts of the law in separate votes: on CO2, […]

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  • China rolls back climate efforts after economic officials prioritise growth

    • Date: 14/06/21
    • The Wall Street Journal

    Chinese authorities have limited the scope of a carbon-trading scheme as driving growth takes priority Behind the scenes, economic planners had weakened provisions of the scheme, fearing the potential impact on growth, according to people familiar with the matter. […] Rather than giving priority to the reining in of fossil-fuel consumption now, officials at the […]

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