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  • UK Investigation Into Multi-Billion Carbon Scam

    • Date: 01/12/09
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    The Copenhagen Post: Denmark is the centre of a comprehensive tax scam involving CO2 quotas, in which the cheats exploit a so-called ‘VAT carrousel’, reports Ekstra Bladet newspaper. Police and authorities in several European countries are investigating scams worth billions of kroner, which all originate in the Danish quota register. The CO2 quotas are traded […]

  • Roger Pielke Jr: The Implications of the CRU Affair

    • Date: 01/12/09
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    The New York Times: Roger A. Pielke Jr. is a political scientist at the University of Colorado who has long focused on climate and disasters and the interface of climate science and policy. He has been among those  seeking some clarity on temperature data compiled by the  Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia, […]

  • CRU Data Affair: Phil Jones stands down until completion of independent inquiry

    • Date: 01/12/09
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    Associated Press: Britain’s University of East Anglia says the director of its prestigious Climatic Research Unit is stepping down pending an investigation into allegations that he overstated the case for man-made climate change. The university says Phil Jones will relinquish his position until the completion of an independent review into allegations that he worked to […]

  • Antarctic May Cause Global Sea-Level Rise

    • Date: 01/12/09
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    Global sea levels could rise by about 1.4 m by 2100 if Antarctic ice melts according to a review of climate change in the continent carried out by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR.) This is twice as much as predicted two years ago (IPCC: 0.59 m) due to ocean expansion at higher temperatures, […]

  • Science policy: Research paper pulled due to missing data, dodgy methodology

    • Date: 01/12/09
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    The Scientist: Researchers are retracting a highly-cited 2004 Science paper describing a new way of adding sugars to proteins — a longstanding challenge in molecular biology — citing their inability to repeat the results and the absence of the original lab notebooks with the experiment details, they announced in Science last Thursday (November 26). “It […]

  • Australia carbon laws in doubt, election possible

    • Date: 01/12/09
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    Reuters: The Australian government’s plans to cut carbon emissions were headed for defeat in a hostile Senate after the elevation of a new opposition leader opposed to carbon trade laws, setting a trigger for an early 2010 election. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, who met President Barack Obama on Monday in Washington, wants to take a […]

  • Developing countries to challenge emissions limits

    • Date: 01/12/09
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    The Daily Telegraph: Developing countries are preparing to challenge tough limits on their carbon dioxide emissions that could damage their economies, after tough proposals from Denmark were leaked ahead of next week’s Copenhagen climate change summit. The documents, which emerged on Monday in India, appear to argue that the world’s emissions ought to halve by […]

  • The Economics of Climate Change

    • Date: 01/12/09
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    The Wall Street Journal: The emails and documents leaked last week from some of the world’s leading climatologists offer a rich trove of evidence that scientists were massaging the data and corrupting the scientific process to support their own preconceptions. But they also offer the beginnings of an explanation for why. In the words of […]



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