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UN: Fossil fuels should be TERMINATED 86 years from now

The latest UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report alarmingly warned today that it was vital for the world to phase out fossil fuels by 2100. The committee claimed that cutting greenhouse gas emissions by between 40 per cent and 70 per cent by 2050, and to near or below zero emissions in 2100 "would likely …
Team Register, 2 Nov 2014
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Indian climate boffins: Himalayan glaciers are NOT MELTING

Top Indian physicists have concluded Himalayan glaciers show little sign of retreat – in one of the largest studies of its type ever carried out. I. M. Bahuguna et al, publishing in Current Science [PDF, issue index], studied changes to 2,000 glaciers in various Himalayan regions between 2001 to 2011. They conclude that 1,700 …
Andrew Orlowski, 13 May 2014

New IPCC report: 8 ways climate change will throw world INTO PERIL

Debate about climate change is about to, er, heat up, after the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) delivered its fifth assessment report, snappily known as WGII AR5. The summary for policymakers [PDF] and full report are online for your reading pleasure. The IPCC says both were compiled using “a substantially …
Simon Sharwood, 31 Mar 2014

The ZOD FILES: Climate documents from 2007 'must stay SECRET'

The UK's Met Office has refused to release historic climate discussions dating from before 2007, even though such scientific discussions are required to be “open and transparent”. David Holland, the man whose FoI requests - refused by the Met Office - triggered the Climategate scandal, wants to see what scientists are discuss …
Andrew Orlowski, 18 Nov 2013
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'Modern warming trend can't be found' in new climate study

There's interesting news on the climate beat this week, especially given the background of the just-released IPCC AR5 report - which blames humanity for warming the planet. A new, comprehensive study examining temperatures in the Eastern Mediterranean region over the last 900 years indicates that global warming and associated …
Lewis Page, 30 Sep 2013

IPCC: Yes, humans are definitely behind all this global warming we aren't having

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says it's more certain than ever that humanity is warming the planet dangerously - despite the fact that a long-running flat period in global temperatures is well into its second decade. The IPCC released a brief "Summary for Policy Makers" today (go here) a teaser for its hefty …
Andrew Orlowski, 27 Sep 2013
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Hitch climate tax to the ACTUAL CLIMATE, says top economist

Analysis A Canadian economist has an idea to tackle global warming so simple, it’s stunning no one has thought of it before. Ross McKitrick, Professor of Economics at the University of Guelph in Ontario, an IPCC expert reviewer and one of its leading critics, proposes a carbon tax with the rate tied to climate response. He explained …
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Secret UN 'ZOD' climate deliberations: UK battles to suppress details

Can the Internet help climate scientists? Not everyone thinks so. "The Internet is a double-edged sword," Met Office scientist Peter Stott told a London courtroom last week. "There's a whole cacophony of voices on blogs, people with different opinions and people very motivated to dig around. But not in the 'big picture' details …
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Next IPCC climate assessment due 2014 now everywhere online

A draft of the United Nations organisation's fifth climate report (IPCC AR5), due to be completed 2014, has been leaked onto the internet. The International Panel of Climate Change is a time-consuming voluntary process comprising three working groups, that produce the three blockbuster reports (on physics, impacts, and …
Andrew Orlowski, 14 Dec 2012

Climate NON-change: No increase in droughts since 1950, say boffins

An international alliance of climate scientists says that contrary to the general perception, and despite widely-reported rises in global temperature towards the end of the 20th century, there has in fact been no measurable increase in droughts over the past 60 years. Writing in heavyweight boffinry journal Nature, the team …
Lewis Page, 17 Nov 2012
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McIntyre: Climate policy crippled by pointless feel-good gestures

Leading climate blogger Steve McIntyre says policy makers are failing to prepare the public for climate change and have become obsessed with "petty acts of virtuous behaviour" instead. He also told The Register that computer scientists should form "tiger teams" to produce engineering-grade analysis of climate models, to counter …
Andrew Orlowski, 17 Aug 2012
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Climate was HOTTER in Roman, medieval times than now: Study

Americans sweltering in the recent record-breaking heatwave may not believe it - but it seems that our ancestors suffered through much hotter summers in times gone by, several of them within the last 2,000 years. Reconstruction of past climate. Credit: Insititute of Geography, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz Phew, what a …
Lewis Page, 10 Jul 2012
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EU's 2020 CO2 target 'will add a year to economic slump'

The EU's effort to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 20 per cent is twice as costly as it needs to be, and is likely to impact growth across the continent, according to a new study by a leading environmental economist. Europe failed to produce a cost-benefit analysis when it set its climate target, so Dr Richard Tol has filled …
Andrew Orlowski, 14 Jun 2012
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Scotland Yard under fire over ex-Murdoch man role

Senior Met police officials "breached" Scotland Yard employment policies and demonstrated "poor judgment" when it came to their relationship with Neil Wallis – a former News of the World deputy editor – the UK's cop watchdog said today. The Independent Police Complaints Commission also confirmed today that it had planned to …
Kelly Fiveash, 12 Apr 2012
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EXTREME weather blown away from unexpected direction

Comment Allegations of a "surge" in "extreme" weather events has been quashed by a surprising source - the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). "There is medium evidence and high agreement that long-term trends in normalized losses have not been attributed to natural or anthropogenic climate change," writes the IPCC in …
Andrew Orlowski, 29 Mar 2012
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Medieval warming WAS global – new science contradicts IPCC

More peer-reviewed science contradicting the warming-alarmist "scientific consensus" was announced yesterday, as a new study shows that the well-documented warm period which took place in medieval times was not limited to Europe, or the northern hemisphere: it reached all the way to Antarctica. The research involved the …
Lewis Page, 23 Mar 2012
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Global warming much less serious than thought - new science

Climate scientists funded by the US government have announced new research in which they have established that the various doomsday global warming scenarios are in fact extremely unlikely to occur, and that the scenarios considered likeliest - and used for planning by the world's governments - are overly pessimistic. The new …
Lewis Page, 25 Nov 2011
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Chief inspector sacked for 'advertising uniformed self online for sex'

An unnamed chief inspector, who allegedly trawled a website looking for sex while advertising himself dressed in police uniform, was sacked today. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said that a central London-based 46-year-old Met officer was dismissed, following a two-day hearing into claims of gross …
Kelly Fiveash, 10 Nov 2011

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