• Loophole On Counting CO2 Emissions Threatens Paris Climate Agreement

    • Date: 25/10/19
    • The Japan Times

    Four years after the signing of the Paris climate accord, a major hitch remains: Countries have not been able to reach an agreement on an accounting trick that would allow them to count greenhouse gas reductions twice. To be sure, the biggest issue remains national targets that are not sufficient to meet the goals of […]

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  • Polar Bear Expert Frozen Out for Telling the Truth

    • Date: 23/10/19
    • Benny Peiser, Conservative Woman

    THIS summer Dr Susan Crockford, one of the world’s leading experts on polar bears, lost her status as Adjunct Professor at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada (UVic), a position she had held for 15 years. This action followed her expulsion from the roster of the university’s volunteer Speakers Bureau in May 2017. […]

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  • Forget Paris: Russia Rejects Climate Change Plan After Business Uproar

    • Date: 18/10/19
    • The Moscow Times

    Russia’s largest companies have killed off plans to introduce individual emissions quotas and a carbon trading system.  The Russian government has drastically watered-down its new package of climate change legislation after push-back from the country’s leading businesses, the Kommersant business daily reported. Plans for quotas on carbon emissions at Russia’s largest companies, a new national carbon […]

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  • A New Run Of The CLOUD Experiment Examines The Direct Effect Of Cosmic Rays On Clouds

    • Date: 11/10/19
    • Ana Lopes, CERN

    “By the end of the CLOUD experiment, we want to be able to answer definitively whether cosmic rays affect clouds and the climate, and not leave any stone unturned.” CERN’s colossal complex of accelerators is in the midst of a two-year shutdown for upgrade work. But that doesn’t mean all experiments at the Laboratory have […]

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  • Extinction Rebellion Finally Subjected To Media Scrutiny

    • Date: 10/10/19
    • Gaia Fawkes

    Last night, Andrew Neil took Extinction Rebellion spokesman Zion Lights to task over her organisation’s alarmist claims and anti-scientific arguments. Lights was taken to task over the Extinction Rebellion claim that “billions of people will die over the next few decades”, eventually admitting that what they were saying did not fall within the scientific mainstream and disclosing that “unfortunately alarmist […]

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  • Fritz Vahrenholt: Let’s Not Commit Economic Suicide

    • Date: 08/10/19
    • Hamburger Abendblatt

    Prof Fritz Vahrenholt criticises the “exorbitant and hysterical climate debate” and warns against hasty policies. The chemist Fritz Vahrenholt is a pioneer of Germany’s environmental movement. His book “Seveso is everywhere” (1978) shaped the environmental debate for years. His environmental atlas “The State of the Nation” (1982) is considered a milestone. In 1984, at the […]

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  • German Government Waters Down Climate Bill

    • Date: 07/10/19
    • Deutsche Welle

    German government is preparing a law to fight climate change, but many of its elements have now been cut or scaled back, the Spiegel magazine has reported. The news comes ahead of an Extinction Rebellion rally. The final draft of the new climate protection law, set to be adopted by Germany’s government this week, has […]

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  • How The Sun Affects Temperatures On Earth

    • Date: 06/10/19
    • Conversations That Matter, with Stuart McNish

    An interview with Professor Valentina Zharkova on the affect of solar activity on terrestrial climate The sun is going through a stage known as a solar or Maunder Minimum. This is where the solar activity that ignites solar flares or sun spots has decreased. It’s a normal cycle and one that has been linked to […]

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