• China-made Tesla & BMW electric cars to start selling in Europe

    • Date: 21/10/20
    • Reuters
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    Tesla Inc said on Monday it would start exporting China-made Model 3 cars to more than 10 European countries this month, joining a growing number of automakers using China as an export hub for electric vehicles. The U.S. carmaker, which started delivering vehicles made in its Shanghai factory in December, will export China-made cars this […]

  • How the media was misled about the UN’s disaster report

    • Date: 21/10/20
    • Paul Homewood, Not A Lot Of People Know That
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    The Centre  for  Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters  (CRED) should withdraw its false claims and admit that the UN disaster report is fatally flawed. You will all recall the latest UN report, which claimed there had been a massive rise in “reported disasters” in the last two decades, compared to the previous two. The […]

  • Germany’s biogas plants face bankruptcy as subsidies run out

    • Date: 20/10/20
    • Deutsche Welle
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    Electricity from biogas power plants in Germany can currently be fed into the grid at a guaranteed price. But the country’s renewable energy law faces revision that could end subsidies; operators fear for their business.

  • Irish farmers revolt: Carbon Tax rises a ‘vicious attack on rural Ireland’

    • Date: 20/10/20
    • The Independent
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    Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael face a rural backlash as rural voters are left counting the cost of the latest carbon tax hike in last week’s budget. There has been intense criticism of the hike from farm organisations and rural TDs. IFA farm business chair Rose Mary McDonagh said farmers do not have an alternative […]

  • Oxfam: Rich countries are not delivering on $100bn climate finance promise

    • Date: 20/10/20
    • Climate Home News
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    Nearly 80% of climate finance is in the form of loans that must be repaid, adding to the debt burden of the poorest countries, anti-poverty campaigners found. Wealthy nations are giving less money to poorer ones for climate projects than their official statistics make out, according to analysis by Oxfam. In a report published on Tuesday, the […]

  • No warming in the UK?

    • Date: 20/10/20
    • Andrew Montford, GWPF
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    The Central England Temperature Record is the Met Office’s preferred measure of UK temperature, at least as far as climatology is concerned. Although the number of sites underlying the record is tiny and all of them are situated in the Midlands, how these stations have changed over time is well understood. That means that any […]

  • New study: Climate experts fly more often than other scientists

    • Date: 20/10/20
    • The Times
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    Scientists who specialise in climate change fly more than other researchers, according to a study by Cardiff University that has prompted calls for them “to look in the mirror” before demanding that others cut emissions. Climate scientists take about five flights a year on average for work while other researchers take four. Climate professors catch […]

  • Macron threatens UK with energy blockade

    • Date: 19/10/20
    • Daily Express
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    French president Emmanuel Macron confirmed that the EU would launch a devastating energy embargo against the UK if Boris Johnson refuses to give in on fisheries. Emmanuel Macron reacted furiously to Boris Johnson’s claims that trade talks are “over” between the UK and EU. Mr Macron has played hardball in the talks on fisheries, insisting […]

  • Tilak Doshi: A realistic look at China’s greenwashing

    • Date: 19/10/20
    • Tilak Doshi, Forbes
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    While China talks a good game on climate change, for the Chinese Communist Party, staying in power is its highest priority. President Xi Jinping recently told the UN General Assembly that China aims for carbon neutrality by 2060, in addition to its previous target to hit peak carbon emissions by 2030 which it promised for the […]

  • Roman Warm Period was 2°C warmer than today, new study finds

    • Date: 19/10/20
    • G. Margaritelli et al. (2020), Nature Scientific Reports, June 2020
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    New research finds that the Roman Warm Period was the warmest period of the last 2 kyr, about 2 °C warmer than today. Abstract – Reconstruction of last millennia Sea Surface Temperature (SST) evolution is challenging due to the difficulty retrieving good resolution marine records and to the several uncertainties in the available proxy tools. In […]

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