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Canada’s Climate Barbie Makes Ludicrous Promise On Carbon Taxes

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna’s assertion last week that the Trudeau government, if re-elected, will freeze its carbon price/tax at $50 per tonne of emissions after 2022 is ludicrous. It runs counter to everything the federal government’s own experts have said…

Pope Francis Convinced These Big Oil CEOs to Fight Global Warming – Fortune

With protestors clamoring outside the 9th Century Vatican walls last week, a collection of the world’s largest oil and gas companies and investment funds vowed to adhere to the Paris Agreement and to do their part to transition the planet…

The Problem with Biden’s Plan to Push China on Climate

When former Vice President Joe Biden released his climate policy plan last week, he was the first presidential candidate to vow to use U.S. foreign policy to address the climate crisis.  In his 22-page climate plan, Biden dedicates section three…

Mitigate global warming, spare further injustice to poor, pope tells oil execs – National Catholic Reporter

Vatican City — Faced with a climate emergency, the world must act immediately to mitigate global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius and avoid committing “a brutal act of injustice” on the poor and future generations, Pope Francis told a group…

Theresa May’s $1.1 Trillion ‘Net Zero Carbon’ Suicide Note

Stubborn, thick, petulant Theresa May has decided what her legacy is going to be: she’s going to poison the wells, salt the earth, and make damn sure that her name lives on through all eternity as the stroppy cow who…

How Mitt Romney Spurred 75 Conservative Groups To Oppose ‘Any Carbon Tax’

Seventy-five conservative groups signed a public letter to Congress opposing “any carbon tax” days after reports that Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney openly considered backing carbon tax bill. “We oppose any carbon tax,” conservative groups, led by Americans for Tax…

Why Scientists Who Know Climate Change Isn’t Causing Extreme Weather Stay Quiet

This week in Vancouver, Prime Minister Trudeau said the federal carbon tax, a key pillar in his government’s climate policy, will help protect Canadians from extreme weather. “Extreme weather events are extraordinarily expensive for Canadians, our communities and our economy,”…

Romney Considers Backing Costly Carbon Tax Bill

Senator Mitt Romney is “looking at” a carbon tax bill, according to a report from E&E News published this afternoon. Democrat Senator Chris Coons of Delaware is trying to convince Romney to impose the tax, which would impose a significant tax increase…

Social interactions impact climate change predictions, U of G study reveals

(University of Guelph) Using a new model that couples human behaviour to climate systems, researchers discovered including social processes can alter climate change predictions, a finding that may help reduce global warming.Social processes are often neglected in climate models. But this study found social learning about mitigation strategies can influence social norms in ways that ultimately affect climate outcomes. In fact, the new model found social variables are far more important than geophysical factors.

Canada’s Carbon Tax Is Worse Than You Think

A prominent economist says that Canada’s carbon tax regime, introduced last year, has been a complete mess. In a new paper published today by the Global Warming Policy Foundation, Robert Lyman explains how a theoretically sound approach to addressing CO2 emissions…