• African Crops Yield Another Blunder For The IPCC

    • Date: 13/02/10

    One more alarming claim in the IPCC’s 2007 report is disintegrating under closer examination, says Christopher Booker Ever more question marks have been raised in recent weeks over the reputations of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and of its chairman, Dr Rajendra Pachauri. But the latest example to emerge is arguably the […]

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  • Climategate U-turn

    • Date: 13/02/10

    The academic at the centre of the ‘Climategate’ affair, whose raw data is crucial to the theory of climate change, has admitted that he has trouble ‘keeping track’ of the information. Colleagues say that the reason Professor Phil Jones has refused Freedom of Information requests is that he may have actually lost the relevant papers. Professor […]

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  • US, India Pessimistic Over UN Climate Talks

    • Date: 13/02/10

    Persistent divergences over UN climate negotiations augur tough times ahead, US and Indian negotiators indicated at a Brussels event on Friday (11 February). Jonathan Pershing, US deputy special envoy for climate change, put the problems down to a history of fundamental disagreements about what the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) stands for. “At one […]

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  • IPCC Crisis Deepens

    • Date: 09/02/10

    The Nobel-prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change faces new challenges following a call for an investigation of its conduct and for its chairman to resign amid continuing criticism of the scientific basis of its reports. Republican Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming called on Thursday for the independent investigation and for Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, head of […]

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  • Indian PM: Copenhagen Accord Voluntary Commitment, Not Legally Binding

    • Date: 07/02/10

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday indicated that India would harden its stance on the controversial Copenhagen Accord and would give higher priority to the formal UN negotiations on climate change than the political deal India struck at the Danish capital in December. Speaking at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit, Singh said, “Copenhagen Accord, which […]

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  • Can Britain Learn From Canada?

    • Date: 03/02/10

    Canada To Lower Greenhouse Target: The Conservatives downgraded a three-year-old climate-change target as the government filed its official Copenhagen Accord papers on the weekend. Critics seized on the new numbers as less ambitious than the one that the government had promised. And they argue there’s still no clear understanding of how the government will reach any […]

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  • Stern Report ‘Misused’ Climate Study

    • Date: 31/01/10

    Lord Stern’s report on climate change, which underpins government policy, has come under fire from a disaster analyst who says the research he contributed was misused. Robert Muir-Wood, head of research at Risk Management Solutions, a US-based consultancy, said the Stern report misquoted his work to suggest a firm link between global warming and the […]

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  • Copenhagen Accord Not Legally Binding: UNFCC

    • Date: 27/01/10

    Seeking to put at rest doubts over the status of the Copenhagen Accord agreed upon at the 15th meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP) in the Danish capital last year, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has issued a clarification saying that the agreement was not a legally binding document but […]

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