• Revenge of the Climate Laymen

    • Date: 19/11/09
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    Barack Obama conceded over the weekend that no successor to the Kyoto Protocol would be signed in Copenhagen next month. With that out of the way, it may be too much to hope that the climate change movement take a moment to reflect on the state of the science that is supposedly driving us toward […]

  • Apocalypse fatigue: Losing the public on climate change

    • Date: 19/11/09
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    Last month, the Pew Research Center released its latest poll of public attitudes on global warming. On its face, the news was not good: Belief that global warming is occurring had declined from 71 percent in April of 2008 to 56 percent in October — an astonishing drop in just 18 months. The belief that […]

  • We should not expect much from Copenhagen summit: Ramesh

    • Date: 19/11/09
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    New Delhi – Asking Indians not to expect much from the climate change conference in Copenhagen, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh on Thursday said the government would follow a “twin track” approach of not binding itself to any global agreement but at the same time putting in place “ruthless” measures to cut emissions on the domestic […]

  • No Sign of Himalayan Meltdown, Indian Report Finds

    • Date: 15/11/09
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      NEW DELHI—Are Himalayan glaciers beating a rapid retreat in the face of global warming? That would seem to be the case, according to a flurry of recent reports by BBC and other mass media. But the picture is more complex—and poses scientific puzzles, according to a review of satellite and ground measurements released by […]

  • World leaders deal major blow to Cophenhagen climate change deal

    • Date: 15/11/09
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    Crunch climate change talks may be doomed to failure in Copenhagen next month, with a legally binding deal on emissions now decreasingly likely, admitted leaders from across the Asia Pacific region. In another setback the group of presidents and prime ministers representing nearly two-thirds of world economic output and meeting in Singapore this weekend significantly […]

  • Green Taxes push Britons towards climate scepticim

    • Date: 14/11/09
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    Less than half the population believes that human activity is to blame for global warming, according to an exclusive poll for The Times. The revelation that ministers have failed in their campaign to persuade the public that the greenhouse effect is a serious threat requiring urgent action will make uncomfortable reading for the Government as […]

  • UK Households may have to spend up to £15,000 for Government’s Climate Plans

    • Date: 10/11/09
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    The head of Britain’s climate change watchdog predicted today that households will need to spend up to £15,000 on a full energy efficiency makeover if the government is to meet its ambitious targets for cutting carbon emissions.  Warning that Britain needs to step up its efforts to reduce greenhouse gases after picking all the “low-hanging […]

  • How Bold Predictions Hurt Science

    • Date: 09/11/09
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    A South Korean postage stamp issued in 2005 depicts a scene that is reminiscent of the iconic human evolution cartoon in which a stooping ape evolves, in six or so steps, into an upright, bipedal Homo sapiens. It shows a paraplegic man climbing slowly out of his wheelchair, standing up straight, and then performing a […]

  • Carbon Trading Could Trigger a ‘Sub-prime Style’ Economic Crash

    • Date: 06/11/09
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    Plans to expand carbon markets at UN climate talks this December could trigger a second ’sub-prime’ style financial collapse and fail to protect the world from a global warming catastrophe, according to a report from Friends of the Earth. The trade in carbon permits and credits, primarily based in Europe, was worth $126 billion in […]

  • All hope is lost for Copenhagen climate treaty, British officials say

    • Date: 06/11/09
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    A world treaty on climate change will be delayed by up to a year and is likely to be watered down because countries with the highest greenhouse gas emissions are refusing to commit to legally binding reductions. British officials preparing for next month’s UN summit in Copenhagen said the best that could be hoped for […]



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