@DeSmogBlog: 'Gas is Not a Solution to Climate Change’: Activists Interrupt Fossil Fuel Lobby Group Event at UN Climate Talks

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Activists interr­upted a keynote address by a gas industry lobbyists to demand the European Union does more to prove itself as a climate leader, and stem the flow of gas across the continent.

Around 30 activists conducted a “symbolic walk out” during a talk by Marco Alvera, president of lobby group GasNatu­rally. The campai­gners rose from their seats as Alvera declared that the…

2018-12-12 17:32

@DeSmogBlog: Inside the Tent: Big Polluters Work to Shape Paris Agreement Rules at the UN Climate Talks

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Should fossil fuel companies that knew their products contri­buted to climate change for nearly 40 years and did nothing about it now be allowed to have they say inside the UN climate talks?

For the Interna­tional Trade Emissions Associ­ations (IETA), a business lobby comprised of some of the world’s largest fossil fuel producers and green­house gas emitters such as BP, Chevron,…

2018-12-13 11:52

@Tamino's Open Mind: Arctic Hockey

I’ve been studying how temper­ature has changed over the years in the Arctic. The longest record I’ve got is for land areas only, from the Berkeley Earth Surface Temper­ature project, which starts way back in 1750: Admitt­edly, the earlier data …

2018-12-13 19:18

@DeSmogBlog: Final Dispatch From COP24: What Just Happened?

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For most of us, the UN climate talks — or COP24 — are drawing to a close and home is in sight.

That’s probably not the case for hundreds of negoti­ators who still have a lot to sort out before they can agree on the rules to implement the Paris Agree­ment, and are likely to work through the night and possibly beyond to do so.

After two weeks of protesting , lobbying ,

2018-12-14 16:36

@Yale Climate Media Forum: Timeless climate change Christmas carols

The New Yorker’s 2014 rendition of climate change Christmas carols, spoofs the holiday season with a tongue planted firmly in-​cheek. With parodies on such holiday favorites as “Frosty the Snowman,” “Silent Night,” “Ches­tnuts Roasting on an Open Fire” and more […]

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2018-12-14 12:05

@Yale Climate Media Forum: Identi­fying good-​faith questions about climate

The comment haunted me in its wrong­ness: “One volcanic eruption dwarfs human CO2.” I jumped in. “No, not even close, Don. Humans emit 100 times the CO2 that volcanoes do, every single year. Your willin­gness to spread false inform­ation doesn’t […]

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2018-12-14 20:00

@Judith Curry: Week in review – science edition

by Judith Curry A few things that caught my eye this past week. Re-​evalu­ating the ocean conveyor belt [link] More robust #climate projec­tions of #Arctic sea ice only possible by improving physics in simula­tions e.g. accou­nting for melt ponds …

2018-12-15 14:44

@And then there's physics: Decarbo­nising the electric power sector

Since I’ve been trying to better under­stand some other aspects of the climate change topic, I recently read a paper by Jesse Jenkins, Max Luke, and Samuel Therns­trom. It’s about Getting to Zero Carbon Emissions in the Electric Power Sector, …

2018-12-16 15:43

@Skeptical Science: 2018 SkS Weekly Climate Change Global Warming Digest #50

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Story of the Week... UN climate accord 'inade­quate' and lacks urgency, experts warn

Agreement will fail to halt devast­ating rise in global temper­ature, say scientists

The two-​week-​long confe­rence left questions about reducing green­house gas…

2018-12-16 22:39