• Germans Choose Fuel-Guzzling SUVs, Pushing Up CO2 Emissions

    • Date: 26/07/19
    • Clean Energy Wire

    The intensifying public debate over climate change in Germany isn’t boosting sales of low-emission cars, German energy agency dena says. The share of new car sales in highest efficiency category fell 5 percentage points between 2016 and 2018, to 69 percent. The biggest sales growth was in heavy, fuel-intensive SUVs and all-terrain vehicles. SUV sales in […]

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  • Marcel Crok’s Climate Adventures

    • Date: 24/07/19
    • Donna Laframboise, No Frakking Consensus

    Dutch journalist maligned by TED head office.  Marcel Crok studied chemistry in university and then became a science journalist. In 2004, the Dutch magazine for which he worked asked him to write his first article about climate change. It concerned a highly influential graph, known as the Hockey Stick, so named because its shape resembled […]

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  • The Eco-Fascists Strike Again

    • Date: 23/07/19
    • Steven Hayward, PowerLine

    The open anti-democratic and pro-authoritarian stance of the climatistas is becoming increasingly evident. As I’ve been pointing our for more than a decade, the most ominous contradiction of the environmental left these days is the way in which they champion the rights of nature while going along with the rest of the left in denying human nature, […]

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  • EU Heading for Large Wheat Crop Despite Early Summer Heatwave

    • Date: 23/07/19
    • Independent.ie

    The European Union is set for a larger wheat harvest this summer as a heatwave in late June which wilted some crops had a less severe impact than initially feared, traders and industry officials said. “The heatwave caused a late crop loss of a couple of million tonnes but overall we are still facing a […]

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  • Urban Heat Island Effect Caused 50% of Warming in China, New Study Finds

    • Date: 22/07/19
    • Nicola Scafetta and Shenghui Ouyang

    New study finds that past temperature records have failed to accurately detect urbanisation biases, which may account for about 50% of the recorded warming in China since the 1940s. Highlights Mean surface temperature in China has warmed by 0.8 °C since 1950. Atmospheric boundary layer physics predicts higher UHI warming during night. The divergence between Tmin […]

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  • Lufthansa Sees No ‘Greta Effect’ As Passenger Numbers Show Rise

    • Date: 15/07/19
    • City A.M.

    German airline Lufthansa expects passenger numbers to rise about four per cent this year, its chief executive said yesterday, playing down talk that public support for teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg might be curbing air travel. “At this time, we don’t see restraint – in fact, the opposite,” Carsten Spohr told the NZZ Am Sonntag […]

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  • New World Record: Oversupply Of Coffee Beans Sends Global Prices Tumbling

    • Date: 10/07/19
    • City A.M.

    So much coffee is now being produced in the world that global prices are crashing, according to new data. A record seasonal surplus of beans being produced pushed down coffee futures to their lowest levels in more than a decade during April, with a rise in demand for caffeinated drinks failing to stem the plummeting […]

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  • Climate Scientists’ Pre-Traumatic Stress Syndrome

    • Date: 09/07/19
    • Judith Curry, Climate Etc.

    It’s getting worse. About 5 years ago, I wrote two blog posts on climate scientists’ pre-traumatic stress syndrome: Pre-traumatic stress syndrome: climate trauma survival trips Pre-traumatic stress syndrome: climate scientists speak out Mother Jones has a new article on the same topic It’s the end of the world as they know it: The distinct burden of […]

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