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CLIMATE REALISTS HOPING FOR MORE PROMPT ACTION BY PRESIDENT TRUMP

Posted 17 April 2017

Justin Worland writes in Time magzine: "The past eight years have not been kind to people who dispute that the climate is changing. Leading scientists strengthened the case that the earth is warming and humans are at fault, while the Obama administration prioritized fighting its effects.  As with so much else, the election of President Trump has ushered in a new day. Since taking office, Trump has moved to gut Obama's signature climate change regulations, signed executive orders to aid the fossil fuel industry and installed a critic of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as its head. And yet to some of the strongest opponents of Obama's environmental policy, particularly those who deny the existence of global warming, Trump is not going far enough."

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Last Updated ( Sunday, 16 April 2017 )
 
U.S. JOURNO REPORTS ON LATEST HEARTLAND INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE CONFERENCE

Posted 27 March 2017

U.S. journalist Andy May comments at WattsUpWithThat on last week's International Conference on Climate Change staged in Washington DC by the Heartland Institute: " This was my first climate change conference and I had a great time. So, here is a quick note sharing my most memorable takeaways from the conference. Most of the comments below are paraphrased, but if they are exact quotes, I've put them in quotation marks. To hear the full talk by any of the speakers go to the Heartland.Org site here.

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Last Updated ( Monday, 27 March 2017 )
 
AMERICA SET TO WITHDRAW FROM PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT

Posted 13 March 2017

Christopher C Horner, of the Competitive Enterprise Institute writes in the Washington Times:  "President Trump also promised to roll Barack Obama's controversial and harmful climate agenda back, yet the Paris agreement signed in September 2016 just before the presidential election, is the capstone of that agenda, committing us to keep the agenda in place, and forever tighten it. Rescinding the policies, but promising to continue them are irreconcilable. Such baby-splitting would create not just a glaring policy conflict in the Trump White House, but would have lasting repercussions. The pro-Paris camp seems unaware that the agreement promised much more than the Obama climate rules that Mr Trump is rescinding." 

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Last Updated ( Monday, 13 March 2017 )
 
G-20 POISED TO SIGNAL RETREAT FROM CLIMATE-CHANGE FUNDING PLEDGES

Posted 13 March 2017

 Bloombergquint.com reports: " Finance Ministers for the U.S., China, Germany and other members of the Group of 20 economies may scale back a robust pledge for their governments to combat climate change, ceding efforts to the private sector. Citing 'scarce public resources', the Ministers said they would encourage multilateral development banks to raise private funds to accomplish goals set under the Paris 20-15 climate accord, according to a preliminary statement drafted for a meeting that will be held in Germany next week."  Watch this space!

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Last Updated ( Monday, 13 March 2017 )
 
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