President Emmanuel Macron

Claim: French President Macron’s Climate Change “Mini Steps” Are Not Good Enough

Guest essay by Eric Worrall French President Macron, arguably the greenest French President ever, appears to be in serious trouble. Radical French greens are accusing him of being in thrall to big business, of not doing enough to combat climate change. Emmanuel Macron under attack over climate change French president accused of doing too little,…

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Clueless study: Can social media networks reduce political polarization on climate change?

From the Universoty of Pemmesylvania and the “obviously they’ve never engaged with Michael Mann or Gavin Schmidt” department comes this laughable study that suggests “incorrect interpretations” of climate data can be cured by interaction on social media. Yeah, riiiiight. Can social media networks reduce political polarization on climate change? A study from the Annenberg School…

Newsbytes: Time is running out to save the Paris Climate Accord

Newsbytes from around the web (h/t to Climate Dispatch) Time is running out to save the Paris Agreement, UN climate experts warned Tuesday at a key Bangkok meeting, as rich nations were accused of shirking their responsibility for environmental damage. If nations cannot reach an agreement by a December summit in Poland—known as COP24—the Paris…

Soi Cowboy, a red light district in Bangkok.

Bangkok Climate Conference: “Urgent Session” Required, Not Ready for Poland

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Fiji PM Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama is worried insufficient progress is being made in Bangkok, which only leaves three months to sort out remaining so far intractable issues before the COP24 “changing together” conference in Poland. Governments ‘not ready’ for Poland climate change talks: Fiji PM Amy Sawitta Lefevre BANGKOK (Reuters)…

Almost Earth-like, We’re Certain

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen There has been a lot of news recently about exoplanets. An extrasolar planet is a planet outside our solar system.  The Wiki article has a list of exoplanets.  I only mention exoplanets because there is a set of criteria for specifications of what could turn out to be an “Earth-like…