• 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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  • Macron’s Carbon Tax Collides With France’s Forgotten

    • Date: 02/12/18
    • Konrad Yakabuski, The Globe and Mail

    There are parallels between what is happening in France and almost every other developed country as comfortable urban elites seek to impose their climate change agenda on a broader population just struggling to pay its bills and earn an honest buck. In September, just a few days after French President Emmanuel Macron’s environment minister resigned […]

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  • EPA Chief: Next Climate Study Will Be Written By Scientists Selected By the Trump Administration

    • Date: 29/11/18
    • Politico

    Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on Wednesday accused the Obama administration of tilting last week’s federal climate change report to focus on the worst-case outcomes — and indicated that the Trump administration could seek to shape the next big study of the issue. “Going forward, I think we need to take a look at the […]

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  • EPA Chief Criticizes U.S. Climate Report Over ‘Worst-Case Scenario’

    • Date: 28/11/18
    • The Hill

    Acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Andrew Wheeler joined others in the Trump administration Wednesday in criticizing last week’s major climate change report for describing a “worst-case scenario.” At a Washington Post event, Wheeler said the report “was written in 2016, and was at the direction of the previous administration,” and he speculated that the Obama administration “told […]

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  • Political Divisions Cloud UN Climate Talks

    • Date: 27/11/18
    • Reuters

    LONDON, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Divisions within Europe and tension between the United States and China pose major challenges to the next round of United Nations talks on climate change. The most important U.N. climate conference since the Paris Agreement of 2015 opens on Sunday in Katowice, Poland, in one of the most polluted coal-mining […]

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  • The Met Office’s Baseline

    • Date: 27/11/18
    • Andrew Montford, GWPF

    Science, miscommunication, and its results Yesterday, I looked at the Met Office’s UKCIP02 temperature predictions to see how they had fared in the 16 years since originally published. At the time, I wasn’t able to lay my hands on the original report and worked from a news report. However, since then, Ed Hawkins has helpfully […]

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