U.N. Green Climate Fund chief resigns after disastrous meeting

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) meant to channel billions of dollars to poor nations said it had had a “very difficult and disappointing” meeting ending on Wednesday, in a new setback after US President Donald Trump pulled out US support last year. Australian climate finance expert Howard Bamsey announced he was stepping down as executive director of the GCF at the end of…

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Actual study headline: ‘Petro-masculinity: Fossil Fuels and Authoritarian Desire’

From the “muscle cars make you a petro-masculine misogynist” department comes this inane study that you just have to shake your head at. Published in SAGE Journals, of course it is paywalled. h/t to WUWT readers Robert Koeneke and Robert Balic, Petro-masculinity: Fossil Fuels and Authoritarian Desire  Cara Daggett Abstract As the planet warms, new authoritarian movements…

Trump’s SCOTUS nominee appears to be a climate skeptic

WUWT reader Joel O’Bryan writes: Trump’s SCOTUS nominee, Judge Brett Cavanaugh from the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, has a long judicial history of dissenting on not just the CO2 endangerment finding by the EPA, but on Obama’s entire environmental regulatory agenda when those cases made it to him as an appellate judge. For example,…

Sub-par science: Rising CO2 levels threaten Monarch butterflies by making milkweed impotent

“Controlled study” infects butterfly larva with parasites then feeds them lab-grown CO2 enhanced milkweed. Result is sub-par science. Rising carbon dioxide levels pose a previously unrecognized threat to monarch butterflies UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN ANN ARBOR–A new study conducted at the University of Michigan reveals a previously unrecognized threat to monarch butterflies: Mounting levels of atmospheric…