• Richard Lindzen & Will Happer: Climate ‘Emergency’? Not So Fast

    • Date: 18/04/21
    • Richard Lindzen & William Happer, National Review
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    Americans should not be stampeded into a disastrous climate crusade. By obligating the United States once more to the Paris agreement, and by signaling very clearly that “climate” will be central to its policies, the Biden administration has joined other governments in the crusade against a supposed “climate emergency.” We use the word “crusade” advisedly, since […]

  • What climate science tells us, what it doesn’t & why it matters

    • Date: 18/04/21
    • Holman W. Jenkins, Jr., The Wall Street Journal
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    After a stint at the Obama Energy Department, Steven Koonin reclaims the science of a warming planet from the propaganda peddlers. Barack Obama is one of many who have declared an “epistemological crisis,” in which our society is losing its handle on something called truth. Thus an interesting experiment will be his and other Democrats’ […]

  • US & China agree to ‘cooperate’ on climate

    • Date: 18/04/21
    • Associated Press
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    While Kerry was still in Shanghai, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng signaled that China is unlikely to make any new pledges at next week’s summit. The United States and China, the world’s two biggest carbon polluters, agreed to cooperate to curb climate change with urgency, just days before President Joe Biden hosts a virtual […]

  • China says climate onus on US in John Kerry talks

    • Date: 17/04/21
    • South China Morning Post
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    China said on Friday that the United States needed to take more responsibility on climate change but welcomed greater cooperation after a visit by envoy John Kerry, according to state media. The former secretary of state turned US climate emissary was the first official from President Joe Biden’s administration to visit China, signalling hopes the two […]

  • US climate envoy John Kerry ends China trip with little to show

    • Date: 17/04/21
    • South China Morning Post
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    Beijing remains tight-lipped about chances of Xi Jinping joining Joe Biden’s climate summit next week. Instead of unveiling fresh climate initiatives, China has upped the ante by calling on the US to shoulder more responsibility. The window of opportunity is narrowing for climate cooperation between China and the United States, observers and environmentalists have warned, […]

  • Brazil needs $10 bln a year in aid for carbon neutrality by 2050, minister says

    • Date: 17/04/21
    • Reuters
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    Brazil’s environment minister, Ricardo Salles, told Reuters on Friday that Brazil would need to receive $10 billion annually in foreign aid in order to reach economy-wide net zero carbon emissions by 2050, instead of 2060 as currently planned. Salles has regularly called for the international community to pick up part of the check for reducing […]

  • China unlikely to make new climate pledges — unless US backs down

    • Date: 17/04/21
    • Associated Press
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    Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng signaled that his country is unlikely to make any new pledges. Chinese President Xi Jinping called Friday for closer cooperation on combating global change as he held a video meeting with the leaders of Germany and France, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. The talks with French President Emmanuel […]

  • Climate poker: China warns EU on carbon border tax

    • Date: 17/04/21
    • Politico
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    Chinese President Xi Jinping blasted EU plans to develop a so-called Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism — aimed at ensuring that companies producing in countries with laxer climate rules face a carbon cost when exporting to Europe. “Tackling climate change should … not become an excuse for geopolitics, attacking other countries or trade barriers,” Xi said, […]

  • Joe Biden outmanoeuvre as China claims climate leadership, joining forces with EU

    • Date: 16/04/21
    • Financial Times
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    Beijing officials promote European climate alliance to counter rival Biden event Xi Jinping, China’s president, touted his climate change commitments in a call with the leaders of France and Germany on Friday, as Beijing vies with Washington to be seen as a leader in global climate negotiations. Xi told Emmanuel Macron, France’s president, and Angela […]

  • ‘Obscene’ windfarm subsidies revealed

    • Date: 16/04/21
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Forum
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    The Global Warming Policy Forum has condemned what it called the “obscenity” of windfarm subsidies and has called for a complete rethink of energy policy. GWPF research has shown that just six offshore windfarms are now sharing £1.6 billion pounds in subsidies between them every year. Three receive annual subsidies of over a quarter of a billion pounds […]

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