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I’m on travel today, and will be away from email for quite some time (unless the flight has WiFi). I’ll be attending both the Cook and the Mann lecture at University of Bristol, along with a couple of other meetings.  Thanks sincerely to the WUWT readers that made this trip possible. I look forward to…

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Claim: Global shift away from cars saves US$100 trillion, eliminates 1,700 MT of CO2 pollution

From Burness Communications via Eurekalert Urban transportation systems an emerging priority ahead of UN climate and sustainable development meetings NEW YORK (17 September, 2014)—More than $100 trillion in cumulative public and private spending, and 1,700 megatons of annual carbon dioxide (CO2)—a 40 percent reduction of urban passenger transport emissions—could be eliminated by 2050 if the…

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Quote of the week: The link between ‘defending Michael Mann is defending climate science’ seems to have been broken

Mark Steyn writes: [Tuesday] marked a not unimportant court deadline in the upcoming Mann vs Steyn trial of the century, and I wouldn’t want to let it pass without comment. Ever since this tedious suit was launched by Doctor Fraudpants in defense of his global-warming hockey stick, Michael Mann’s supporters have insisted that it’s not,…

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Another benefit of climate change and increased CO2 – trees continue to grow at a faster rate

WUWT readers may recall this WUWT story from 2011: The Earth’s biosphere is booming, data suggests that CO2 is the cause, part 2 Now there is even more evidence. From From Technische Universität München: Study highlights forest growth trends from 1870 to the present- Global change: Trees continue to grow at a faster rate “…scientists are…