ClimateGate news

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

From the news ticker...

Russia signals it will not accept binding emission cuts as part of post-2012 deal

According to Reuters' reports, Vsevolod Gavrilov, the official in charge of delivering Russia's obligations under the Kyoto agreement, said that the country had no plans to cap the use of fossil fuels.

"Energy must not be a barrier to our comfort. Our emerging middle class... demands lots of energy and it is our job to ensure comfortable supply," he told Reuters. "We do not plan to limit the use of fuel for our industries. We do not think this would be right."
Hurricane scientist silenced over global warming views
A pioneering expert on hurricane forecasting says he may soon lose funding due to his skepticism about man-made global warming, according to a report in the Houston Chronicle.

Dr. William Gray, who once said that pro-global warming scientists are "brainwashing our children," claims that Colorado State University will no longer promote his yearly North Atlantic hurricane forecasts due to his controversial views.

Gray complained in a memo to the head of Colorado State’s Department of Atmospheric Sciences that "this is obviously a flimsy excuse and seems to me to be a cover for the Department's capitulation to the desires of some (in their own interest) who want to reign [sic] in my global warming and global warming-hurricane criticisms," the Chronicle reports.
Survey: Readers believe global warming still a theory
A majority of readers are not convinced that enough evidence exists to support claims that the earth's temperature is rising and dramatic impacts will follow.
Al Gore is still profiting from his efforts to fight global warming:
Another $1 Million for Gore [Iain Murray]

Al Gore has just won the Dan David Prize for "social responsibility." That's another $1 million that I presume Gore will use to push his message further, so presumably winning him more awards.
Meanwhile, the alarmists at the UN are cranking up the rhetoric:
The world's poorest and most vulnerable children are being hit hardest by climate change, according to UNICEF.
Of course, we know who's to blame:
Millions of the world's poorest children are among the principal victims of climate change caused by the rich developed world, a United Nations report said on Tuesday, calling for urgent action.

"It is clear that a failure to address climate change is a failure to protect children," said UNICEF UK director David Bull. "Those who have contributed least to climate change -- the world's poorest children -- are suffering the most."
Sydney's poor, elderly hit hardest by climate change
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Climate change will hurt Sydney's poor and elderly the most, as many live in low-lying coastal areas vulnerable to rising sea levels and cannot afford technologies that protect them from life-threatening heatwaves.

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