Third year of flat global carbon emissions fuels resistance to Paris climate accord

By Valerie Richardon Even without the Paris climate agreement, worldwide carbon dioxide emissions stayed flat last year for the third year in a row as the global economy grew, raising questions about the need for the UN accord. Estimates from the International Energy Agency released Friday showed emissions from the industrial sector last year measured at 32.1 gigatonnes, 

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Wheat will do better than assumed as climate changes, study predicts

By Matthew Weaver Dryland wheat crops will do better than researchers originally assumed as the climate changes, according to a scientist who took part in a $20 million, six-year regional study of cereal crop production systems. Climate models for the inland Pacific Northwest call for warmer weather with drier summers and slightly wetter winters, according 

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The Deeply Flawed Conservative Case for a Carbon Tax

By Benjamin Zycher “Conservatives” Endorse the Broken-Windows Fallacy, Reject Evidence and Rigor Executive Summary The Climate Leadership Council (CLC) last month proposed a gradually increasing carbon tax on greenhouse gas emissions, with the revenues to be distributed as “dividends” to all Americans. It proposes also border adjustment rebates and fees for exports and imports to 

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Is Natural Variability or Anthropogenic Activity Driving Antarctic Climate?

Paper Reviewed Jones, J.M., Gille, S.T., Goosse, H., Abram, N.J., Canziani, P.O., Charman, D.J., Clem, K.R., Crosta, X., de Lavergne, C., Eisenman, I., England, M.H., Fogt, R.L., Frankcombe, L.M., Marshall, G.J., Masson-Delmotte, V., Morrison, A.K., Orsi, A.J., Raphael, M.N., Renwick, J.A., Schneider, D.P., Simpkins, G.R., Steig, E.J., Stenni, B., Swingedouw, D. and Vance, T.R. 2016. 

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