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Miracle cure or placebo?

While CDM has been touted as the solution to all climate negotiation problems the reality is much different. This free market will impose huge costs on future generations in Southern countries.

UTA civil engineer studying threats to industry, environment posed by severe flooding

(University of Texas at Arlington) A University of Texas at Arlington civil engineer is determining how best to assess the costly economic and ecological impacts of natural disasters on industries and waterways around the Neches River basin in southeast Texas.

Germany’s Wind Industry Faces Extinction, Thousands Of Jobs Lost

Online site wind energy proponent site, Energiezukunft.eu here presents a commentary telling why Germany is seeing ever-increasing resistance to wind energy projects and how the wind industry could be seeing the final nail in its coffin. Behind the mounting resistance…

New Report Finds Costs of Climate Change Impacts Often Underestimated

Climate economics researchers have often underestimated – sometimes badly underestimated – the costs of damages resulting from climate change.  Those underestimates occur particularly in scenarios where Earth’s temperature warms beyond the Paris climate target of 1.5 to 2 degrees C…

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Researchers design an improved pathway to carbon-neutral plastics

Researchers have designed a new and improved system for efficiently converting CO2, water, and renewable energy into ethylene — the precursor to a wide range of plastic products — under neutral conditions.

New report: The impact of energy booms on local workers

(IZA World of Labor) A new IZA World of Labor report publishing today finds energy booms create a broad set of benefits for local workers in the short term including lower unemployment and higher wages. But there are externalities to consider and the long term picture is less clear.

Climate Extremism In The Age Of Disinformation

Do the global warming wars ever change anyone’s mind? I suppose there are a few people whose minds have been changed. As I recall, Judith Curry has said Climategate (now “celebrating” its 10-year anniversary) was her wake-up call that institutionalized…

Climate change expert outlines humanity’s role in speeding global warming – University of Birmingham

Professor Sir David Hendry Climate change expert Professor Sir David Hendry will explore how humanity has accelerated global warming when he delivers the annual China Institute Li Siguang lecture at the University of Birmingham on Wednesday 20th November. And his…

‘4°C of global warming is optimal’ – even Nobel Prize winners are getting things catastrophically wrong – The Conversation UK

William Nordhaus was awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Economics for “integrating climate change into long-run macroeconomic analysis”. This implies that he worked out what global heating means for our economy, given what climate scientists say will happen to our…