• Ross McKitrick: Critique Of The New Santer et al. (2019) Paper

    • Date: 02/03/19
    • Ross McKitrick, Climate Etc.

    Since I have reason to doubt the validity of the Santer et al. model I don’t accept their conclusions. They haven’t shown what they say they showed.  Ben Santer et al. have a new paper out in Nature Climate Change arguing that with 40 years of satellite data available they can detect the anthropogenic influence in the mid-troposphere at […]

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  • Will Climate Change the Courts?

    • Date: 01/03/19
    • David A. Murray, The New Atlantis

    In suing for “climate justice,” the “children’s climate crusade” aims to subvert the democratic process. Disillusioned by politics, and especially by democracy, a large group of well-funded climate activists has decided that the courts offer the best hope for achieving what they call “climate justice.” To date, these groups have launched, funded, or staffed scores […]

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  • Green Civil War: ‘Dianne Feinstein Is a Bigger Climate Threat Than Trump’

    • Date: 28/02/19
    • Emily Atkin, The New Republic

    Only a bold plan like the Green New Deal can slow global warming, and that won’t happen if powerful Democrats keep calling for moderation. […] As Trump denies, though, Democrats delay. On Friday, in an encounter caught on video, Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein told a group of teenage and preteen climate activists that she won’t support […]

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  • Europe’s Populist Right Threatens to Erode Climate Consensus

    • Date: 26/02/19
    • Bloomberg

    Europe’s consensus in favor of curbing greenhouse gas emissions is weakening due to rising support for right-wing populists, many of whom cast doubt over whether people bear the responsibility for climate change. Those were the conclusions of environmental-policy researchers at Adelphi, who found that 21 right-wing populist parties across Europe either overtly deny or cast doubt […]

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  • European Climate Seminar In Amsterdam

    • Date: 24/02/19
    • Ontgroeningsdag/ Degreening Day

    On the 7th of March, the long awaited “Ontgroeningsdag”-seminar is back with a day full of stimulating lectures. Based on the theme “Sensitive Climate? Hard numbers!”, we have arranged a varied line-up of national and international speakers, who will ensure that minds are sharpened while frequent breaks and drinks allow you to connect with the […]

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  • Top German MP Warns Of ‘Dictatorship of Climate Law’

    • Date: 23/02/19
    • Deutschlandfunk

    Legally binding targets for greenhouse gas emissions for individual German ministries are a danger to democracy, says the Christian Democrat MP Andreas Lämmel. He is warning of a “dictatorship of climate law”. Sarah Zerback (Deutschlandfunk): The Environment Minister is responsible for climate protection, but not for traffic, industry, power plants and buildings that emit greenhouse gases […]

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  • 24 Media Organizations Oppose Defamation Suit Waged by Michael Mann

    • Date: 22/02/19
    • Epoch Times

    Twenty-four media organizations, including The Washington Post, NBC Universal, and Fox News, have sided with the conservative National Review and free market-leaning Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) over a defamation lawsuit brought by a leading climate scientist. The organizations, which also included the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Civil Liberties Union of the District […]

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  • Mueller’s ‘Foreign Agent’ Prosecutions May Lead to Probes of Green Groups

    • Date: 21/02/19
    • Kevin Mooney, The Daily Signal

    By invoking a law regulating foreign agents to pursue prosecution of former Trump campaign officials, special counsel Robert Mueller opened the door to more intense scrutiny of some U.S. environmental groups, according to legal analysts who say China and Russia use such groups to influence America’s energy policy. But these legal analysts said they also […]

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