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Canadian oil lobby influences UK officials in bid to control EU policy

New documents released this morning demonstrate the lengths to which the Canadian oil lobby will go to influence British politics and EU legislation. Official emails reveal these lobbyists lied about US attempts to regulate tar sand...

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Civil society urges US to step aside as experts prove need for action at COP17

Key civil society groups have warned the US not to instigate a 10 year delay over a binding climate deal at COP17. The US is pushing for a ‘10 year time-out’, with no new targets to lower emissions until after 2020. This is condemne...

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Killer floods glaring reminder of imperative for binding deal in Durban

COP17 climate negotiations have kicked off in Durban amid warnings from the IPCC, UNEP, and IEA that action must be taken urgently to limit catastrophic climate change. They join many groups calling for binding emissions reductions,...

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COP17 climate conference opens with record-­breaking floods

The killer floods that hit South Africa in the opening hours of the UNFCCC climate talks (COP17) are a sober reminder of what is at stake if the international climate negotiations do not succeed in operationalizing the agreements ma...

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Stop attempt to revive ‘Climategate’ scandal by sceptics hacking into university

A release of 5000 hacked emails from climate scientists has been posted online. They contain unreleased emails from the same batch taken from University of East Anglia in 2009.  Skeptic bloggers are trying to frame it as ‘Climategat...

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IPCC give policy-makers tools to protect us from extreme weather linked to climate change

The IPCC today launched the summary of a new report -nicknamed SREX- from a summit in Kampala. It confirms the link between climate change and increasing trends in certain extreme weather systems. Crucially, it also provides the fir...

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Vulnerable nations agree on ambitious COP17 demands with UN backing

Despite a lack of ambition and leadership shown by the big economies, 19 of the poorest and most vulnerable nations have set the bar high for climate action at COP17 in Durban. At the Climate Vulnerable Forum in Bangladesh they agre...

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Publicly Support UK Renewables & Reject Panorama’s Spurious Links to Rising Fuel Bills

Last night BBC’s Panorama delivered a sensationalist and naïve critique of the UK’s renewable policies. Relying on a dubiously unpublished report it claimed that renewable ‘investment’ would cost the consumer an extra £34bn by 2020....

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Sceptic shunned by Curry over BEST study coverage

The scientific climate study — BEST (Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature) — continues to provide the most accurate measure of climate change to date. This is the consistent opinion of top scientists despite misleading att...

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U.S. Congress attacks EU’s clean air travel plan

A bill making its way through the United States Congress would remove the US from an initiative to reduce carbon emissions produced by air travel. The bill, which has now passed its first vote with bi-partisan support, would remove ...

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Canada Warns EU Over Dirty Tar Sands Label

Canada voices ‘grave concerns’ at EU plans to rank tar sands as a heavily polluting fuel – a crucial amendment proposed for the EU Fuel Quality Directive. In a letter to the EU Energy Commissioner the Canadian Natural Resource Minis...

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Study by skeptics confirms warming trend, debunks climate denier ‘logic’

The Berkley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) programme has found that reliable readings of rapid increases in global temperatures are indeed happening – confirming findings from leading institutions such as NASA (. The study was fun...

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Energy companies accuse climate targets for rising prices as profits soar

Following the UK Energy Summit industry heads have blamed ‘green energy policies’ for consumer price hikes of £300. Yet regulator Ofgem predicts a rise in supplier profit of £15 to £125 per customer, and only £20 of this is levied f...

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Latest study leaves not doubt about future climate catastophe

There’s little time left to mobilize both the financial sector and policy makers to prevent a climate change catastrophe says a report from the International Energy Agency. The IEA’s report was unusually gloomy for the generally res...

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Evidence supports ‘Climategate’ as manufactured scandal

The National Science Foundation has cleared climatologist and Penn State professor and one of the US’ top climatologists, Michael Mann of any misconduct in the “Climate-Gate” controversy. Three major UK investigations ha...

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