• Go-ahead for new UK coal mine attracts ire of green campaigners

    • Date: 07/01/21
    • Edie news
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    Despite pressure from green groups, the UK Government has said it will not intervene in a county council’s decision to approve a deep coal mine – the first facility of its kind to gain planning approval in 30 years. Cumbria County Council approved plans put forward by West Cumbria Mining (WCM) late last year, but […]

  • Arctic sea ice extent in 2020

    • Date: 07/01/21
    • Science Matters
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    Arctic sea ice extent in 2020 was nearly average for the last decade. The chart above shows the record available from Sea Ice Index (SII) since 1989, along with the comparable record from MASIE 2006 to present. It shows 2020 is down 150k km2 (1%) from 2019, and 300k km2 above the low year 2017.  […]

  • Control of US Senate allows Democrats to act on Biden’s climate agenda

    • Date: 07/01/21
    • CNBC
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    Democrats won Tuesday’s two Senate runoff elections in Georgia, NBC News projected Wednesday, clinching control of the U.S. Senate and significantly shaping what President-elect Joe Biden can accomplish on climate change and other issues when he takes office. The projected victories of the Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff give the Democratic Party 50 seats […]

  • U.K. power grid creaks at risk of blackouts

    • Date: 06/01/21
    • Bloomberg
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    The U.K. power market is showing signs of strain. For the fourth time this winter National Grid Plc warned that the buffer needed to ensure security of supply and keep the lights on was too small. While the U.K. has made swift progress on switching from fossil fuels to renewables, this is the downside to cleaning up […]

  • Tim Newark: Woke are a lynch mob looking for someone to burn and a culture to cancel

    • Date: 06/01/21
    • Tim Newark, Daily Express
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    Like a rampaging horde hunting down anyone who dares to speak out is how comedian Rowan Atkinson describes the curse of cancel culture. This week he called it the “digital equivalent of the medieval mob roaming the streets looking for someone to burn.” Social media has only fanned this lynch mob attitude against free speech. […]

  • Pontifical Academy of Science emails document Vatican hostility to climate scepticism

    • Date: 06/01/21
    • National Catholic Register
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    The 2015 emails show how the academy’s chancellor and some of its senior members were alarmed about a French scientist attending a high-level Vatican summit and had him disinvited. VATICAN CITY — Five-year-old emails within the Pontifical Academy of Sciences have surfaced to show just how anxious some top Vatican officials were to suppress any […]

  • The secret costs of Boris Johnson’s crazy Net Zero agenda

    • Date: 05/01/21
    • John Constable, The Conservative Woman
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    We are on the edge of the most radical rebasing of our economy since the Industrial Revolution and we don’t know, and to an alarming degree we are not being allowed to know, whether it is a good idea. IF AN elected government were embarking on a multi-generational transformation of the country’s society and economy, […]

  • Ten million jobs at risk due to Boris Johnson’s Net Zero pledge

    • Date: 05/01/21
    • The Sun
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    Ten million jobs are at risk due to a legal commitment to go carbon neutral by 2050, new research has found. Two in five workers in the UK’s poorest regions are reliant on high-emitting industries for jobs. And the report by the powerful Onward think-tank makes grim reading for the Prime Minister about the crucial Red Wall seats that […]

  • European satellites reveal global wildfires declining since 2003

    • Date: 04/01/21
    • Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS)
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    European satellite data show a generally decreasing trend since 2003, with 2020 one of the lowest years on record. 2020 has been a year of extremes when it comes to wildfires. The Arctic and US saw record high levels of activity during the summer, whilst Canada and tropical Africa saw record lows. These lows have […]

  • Global temperatures drop as La Nina kicks in

    • Date: 03/01/21
    • Roy Spencer
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    The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for December, 2020 was +0.27 deg. C, down substantially from the November, 2020 value of +0.53 deg. C. For comparison, the CDAS global surface temperature anomaly for the last 30 days at Weatherbell.com was +0.31 deg. C. 2020 ended as the 2nd warmest year in the 42-year […]

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