• Matt Ridley: My tribute to HRH Prince Philip in the House of Lords

    • Date: 13/04/21
    • Matt Ridley, House of Lords
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    I can now reveal that four years ago, Lord Lawson and I smuggled Prince Philip into this building for lunch with James Lovelock, the inventor, who is still alive today at the age of 101.

  • Why China is still clinging to coal

    • Date: 11/04/21
    • VOX
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    Over half the coal plants under development globally are in China, and the country isn’t slowing down, a new report found. The world is still barreling in the wrong direction on coal power plant construction, and China — despite its pledges to scale down fossil fuels to avert climate catastrophe — continues to drive that […]

  • Climate models overestimate future sea-level rise by up to 25%, new climate model finds

    • Date: 11/04/21
    • Utrecht University, Utrecht University Faculty of Science
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    Current climate model simulations overestimate future sea-level rise The melting rate of the Antarctic ice sheet is mainly controlled by the increase of ocean temperatures surrounding Antarctica. Using a new, higher-resolution climate model simulation, scientists from Utrecht University found a much slower ocean temperature increase compared to current simulations with a coarser resolution. Consequently, the […]

  • From Europe to Alaska, parts of the world are exceptionally cold right now

    • Date: 11/04/21
    • The Washington Post
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    Frigid air, spilling south from the Arctic, has invaded Europe and Alaska, setting back spring and challenging long-standing records. In Europe, the cold has come as a shock, gripping the region just days after a burst of summerlike warmth. Some areas that experienced their warmest March weather on record last week are now enduring the […]

  • France declares ‘calamité agricole’ after record cold

    • Date: 11/04/21
    • The Connexion
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    Wednesday April 7 was one of the coldest April days since 1930. Farmers across France will receive government support after the agriculture minister acknowledged the damage the cold had wreaked on crops; with the cold snap set to continue across the country. Minister of Agriculture Julien Denormandie confirmed a state of “calamité agricole” – or […]

  • Prince Philip, the Royal climate sceptic

    • Date: 10/04/21
    • Rowan Dean, The Spectator Australia
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    Prince Philip was a climate change sceptic. In correspondence to Spectator Australia contributor and author Ian Plimer back in 2018, the Duke of Edinburgh not only compliments Professor Plimer on his most recent book, The Climate Change Delusion, but also praises his previous book ‘Heaven and Earth’, which similarly questioned the ‘missing science’ behind the […]

  • COP26 poker: BASIC nations demand annual $100 billion fund from developed world

    • Date: 10/04/21
    • Business Standard
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    BASIC countries or bloc of four newly industrialised nations – Brazil, South Africa, India and China in a joint session on climate change asked the developed economies to provide climate finance to developing nations. The 30th session of the ministerial committee was held on Thursday. The committee was chaired by Prakash Javadekar, Union minister of […]

  • Shohei Nagatsuji: Are we stifling debate on the extent of carbon dioxide’s role in global warming?

    • Date: 10/04/21
    • Shohei Nagatsuji, Japan Forward
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    Looking back at the history of science, the most treacherous times were those in which it was difficult to express views contrary to a mainstream theory. Global warming has become a global concern. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has continued to pump out strong warnings if humanity would have no future unless we do something. […]

  • Global CO2 emissions far off Net-Zero trajectory

    • Date: 10/04/21
    • John Kemp, Reuters
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    LONDON (Reuters) – The global energy system has become greener over the last decade, but most countries are nowhere near on track to achieve net zero emissions by the middle of this century. Net zero has become symbolically and diplomatically important for policymakers, but the goal will remain far out of reach without much faster […]

  • Emerging nations oppose EU plan to impose a ‘carbon border tax’

    • Date: 10/04/21
    • Times of India
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    NEW DELHI: At a time when the European Union is toying with the idea of ‘carbon border tax as part of its green push, the BASIC nations — Brazil, South Africa, India and China — have jointly opposed the move, saying such trade barrier would not only be discriminatory but also against the principles of […]

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