'NDP (New Democratic Party) leader Thomas Mulcair has vowed to cut Canada's C02 emissions to half of what they were in 1990, by the year 2030. So why pick 1990 as a baseline? As I explain in my video, it all goes back to the Kyoto Protocol. Choosing that year was a trick that let certain countries get off the hook, while forcing others like Canada and the United States to lower their carbon emissions.'
A MATHEMATICAL discovery by Perth-based electrical engineer Dr David Evans may change everything about the climate debate, on the eve of the UN climate change conference in Paris next month. A former climate modeller for the Government’s Australian Greenhouse Office, with six degrees in applied mathematics, Dr Evans has unpacked the architecture of the basic climate model which underpins all climate science. He has found that, while the underlying physics of the model is correct, it had been applied incorrectly.
Laments scientifically-settled questions such as whether climate change is even happening are still being challenged by “scientifically qualified, knowledgeable and influential persons”, he said.
False claims from climate sceptics that humans are not responsible for global warming and that sea level is not rising should be scotched by an international court ruling, a leading lawyer has said.
Scientific bodies such as the UN’s climate science panel have concluded that climate change is underway and caused by humans, Prof Philippe Sands QC told an audience at the UK’s Supreme Court. But a ruling by a body such as the International Court of Justice (ICJ) would carry much more weight with public opinion and help pave the way for future legal cases on climate change, he said.
Prof. Roger Pielke Jr reacts: 'Int'l Court of Justice should rule on climate science to quash sceptics, prepare for trials says Prof. Philippe Sands'
Pielke Jr. : 'WTF: Need to outlaw unwelcome scientific views of "scientifically qualified, knowledgeable and influential persons"'
Pielke Jr: 'This week began with a NYT op-ed comparing climate skeptics to Hitler. It ends with multiple calls for skeptics to be jailed. Lost the plot?'
Details of the bribes – which take the form of ego-boosting “awards”, global travel in CO2 generating airliners and financial payments – are contained in a news release just published by the UNDP today.