• Adaptation Works, Problem Solved: Floodgates Protect Venice From Flooding

    • Date: 04/10/20
    • The New York Times
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    ROME — After decades of bureaucratic delays, corruption and resistance from environmental groups, sea walls designed to defend Venice from “acqua alta,” or high water, went up on Saturday, testing their ability to battle the city’s increasingly menacing floods. By 10 a.m., all 78 floodgates barricading three inlets to the Venetian lagoon had been raised, […]

  • What If Nature Itself Has The Means To Moderate Climate Change?

    • Date: 03/10/20
    • Graham Lloyd, The Australian
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    There is a big “what if” buried at the heart of Climate Change: The Facts 2020. What if nature has a special way of using the sun, cosmic rays, water vapour and clouds to regulate the temperature of the planet? What if these processes have already been explored but too hastily dismissed? Do they deserve […]

  • UK Government Blocks Coal Mine Plan After Approval

    • Date: 03/10/20
    • The Times
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    The government has intervened to delay approval for Britain’s first new deep coal mine in 30 years. Cumbria county council yesterday voted in favour of issuing planning permission to West Cumbria Mining for the £160 million Woodhouse Colliery, near Whitehaven. The mine would produce 2.5 million tonnes a year of coking coal for use in […]

  • EU’s carbon border tax proposal still has many grey areas

    • Date: 02/10/20
    • EurActiv
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    While the EU carbon tax should be introduced at the bloc’s borders by 2022, a report details the challenges and options of this mechanism, which still has many grey areas.  The carbon border tax is one of the highlights of the European Commission’s Green Deal, and should be presented around June 2021 in view of […]

  • Fracking Takes Center Stage In US Debate Over Energy Independence & Climate Change

    • Date: 02/10/20
    • Valerie Richardson - The Washington Times
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    President Trump and Joseph R. Biden have been talking about fracking on the campaign trail, but it’s about more than hydraulic fracturing. They’re talking about the future of U.S. energy. The engineering feat that transformed a nation once dependent upon the Middle East into the world’s largest producer of oil and natural gas has become shorthand for the […]

  • Daniel Turner: The Limits of Green Energy Confirm the Reality of Fossil Fuels

    • Date: 02/10/20
    • Daniel Turner, Real Clear Energy
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    Green is not perfect. Green is not a cure all. Green is not even “green,” and until its proponents are mature enough to get their head out of the world of ideas and plant their feet in the world of reality, green technology will continue to collide with reality: dead birds, land grabs, and in […]

  • More Than Half Of Britons Unwilling To Pay More For Energy Bills To Meet UK Climate Goals, Poll Shows

    • Date: 02/10/20
    • The Daily Telegraph
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    More than half of British people are unwilling to pay more for their energy bills in order to meet the UK’s climate goals, new polling shows.  Polling from think tank Bright Blue showed 52 per cent of people are unwilling to pay more for household electricity and 51 per cent for home heating.  The figures […]

  • UK’s First Deep Coal Mine For 30 Years Set To Be Approved

    • Date: 02/10/20
    • The Daily Telegraph
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    The first deep coal mine to be dug in the UK in 30 years is likely to secure planning permission today in a move campaigners claim would undermine the Government’s pledge to be carbon neutral by 2050. A meeting of Cumbria county council is set to approve plans for the project at a site near […]

  • Joel Kotkin: An “Ecotopian” Future – Can California’s Green Extremism Go National?

    • Date: 01/10/20
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    California’s Ecotopia, far from a fantasy, could soon become reality—for the rich and everyone else. One is often at a loss to explain California to people from other planets—like, say, earth. This is a state that issues mandates for electrification of everything while reducing its generating capacity. It blames devastating fires on climate change, without […]

  • La Niña Is Here: What Will It Do To Global Temperatures?

    • Date: 01/10/20
    • GWPF & NOAA
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    After nearly three years of El Niño conditions La Niña has arrived. As equatorial sea surface temperatures (SSTs) across the east central and eastern Pacific Ocean continue to cool, what will be the affect La Niña will have on global temperatures this year? September 2020: La Niña is here La Niña conditions were present in August, […]

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