• Oil Companies Want Climate Lawsuits Dismissed

    • Date: 29/05/18
    • San Francisco Chronicle

    Five of the world’s largest oil producers urged a federal judge Thursday to dismiss lawsuits by San Francisco and Oakland that seek to hold the companies liable for climate change, arguing that the issue is one for Congress, not the courts. San Francisco and Oakland are among a handful of communities nationwide, including New York […]

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  • The Unfolding Saga Of Peter Ridd

    • Date: 24/05/18
    • Don Aitkin

    What is happening at James Cook University is deeply disturbing to those who value freedom of speech and justified criticism. As Popper reminds us, we learn through disagreement. I have written a couple of times about Peter Ridd, here and here. Professor Ridd, a well-published academic whose fields of research include coastal oceanography, reef systems and peer review, […]

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  • Excess Wind At ERL

    • Date: 17/05/18
    • Andrew Montford, GWPF

    A number of commenters on social media are posting this morning about a new paper that claims that there is the potential for 10% more onshore wind energy to be produced in the UK in a world that is 1.5 degrees warmer. The paper, by Hosking et al., is published in Environmental Research Letters, a […]

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  • Bill Gray: Flaws In Applying Greenhouse Warming To Climate Variability

    • Date: 15/05/18
    • Global Warming Policy Foundation

    The climatologist Bill Gray passed away in 2016. One of the world’s leading experts on tropical hurricanes and the initiator of seasonal hurricane forecasts he was also a prominent critic of mainstream views on climate change, arguing that natural processes play a much more important role than is generally acknowledged. Before he died, Professor Gray asked colleagues […]

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  • Paris Climate Agreement In Disarray As Developing Countries Demand Long-Promised $100 Billion P.A. From Richer Nations

    • Date: 11/05/18
    • National Post

    The holdup threatens to unravel three years of work on the Paris Agreement, which set out an ambition to limit fossil-fuel pollution in all nations Two weeks of climate talks organized by the United Nations finished with developing countries demanding more clarity from their richer counterparts on when a promised package of $100 billion in […]

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  • Pentagon Removes Numerous Climate Change References From Obama-era Report

    • Date: 11/05/18
    • The Hill

    The Pentagon reportedly removed numerous references to climate change from a report about U.S. military installations, de-emphasizing the Department of Defense’s (DOD) focus on preparing for the effects of rising temperatures and sea levels. An unpublished draft of a DOD report obtained by The Washington Postshows that a final version, which was presented to Congress in January, was […]

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  • China Calls For Renegotiation Of Paris Climate Deal

    • Date: 10/05/18
    • Matt McGrath, BBC News

    UN negotiations in Bonn are set to end in stalemate today as delegates have become bogged down in technical arguments about the Paris climate pact. Poorer nations say they are fed up with foot dragging by richer countries on finance and carbon cutting commitments. Some countries, led by China are now seeking to renegotiate key […]

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  • Climate Hawk’s Stunning Fall From Grace Emboldens Climate Skeptics

    • Date: 10/05/18
    • E&E News

    Eric Schneiderman’s political foes are gleeful about — and feeling emboldened by — his demise. Former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D) (right) at a 2016 press conference with former Vice President Al Gore and other state attorneys general. New York attorney general Ex-New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D) was at the vanguard of […]

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