Bad news for green technology

From Slashdot: The NY Times reports that the Chinese government has placed a trade embargo on all exports to Japan of a crucial category of minerals used in products like hybrid cars, wind turbines and guided missiles. China mines 93 percent of the world’s rare earth minerals, and more than 99 percent of the world’s…

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Obituary: Ernst Georg Beck

Benny Pieser of the GWPF writes: Edgar L. Gärtner, a German climate blogger, has written an obituary for Ernst George Beck./ It’s a translation from a German article here. I promised to pass it on to UK and US bloggers (see attachment). – Benny I’ll have Part4 of Ferdinand Englebeen’s series, which discusses Beck, up…

BBC questions if Pachauri's continued presence "is still serving the best interests of the IPCC"

Roger Harrabin of the BBC writes: UN climate chief resignation call Several environmentalists, UK MPs and scientists has called for the resignation of Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the UN’s climate science body. Dr Pachauri, head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has in the past been criticised by climate “sceptics”. They have claimed…