Private Firm Attracting Climate Research Funds

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Now the US Federal Government has stopped crowding the market, a private firm is stepping in to fund climate research which might produce commercially useful results, like better Hurricane track prediction. How a small start-up firm wants to revitalize climate change research By Jason Samenow April 9, 2018 at 11:53…

Bangladesh, Ethiopia, China Demand More Geoengineering Money

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Scientists from countries including Bangladesh, Ethiopia and China have demanded more involvement with global climate change geoengineering initiatives, to be funded by cash from other countries. Scientists suggest a giant sunshade in the sky could solve global warming Scholars from developing countries call for greater say in solar geoengineering research,…

Shell Oil

Court Case to Force Shell to “Reinvest” More in Renewables

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Shell’s long term policy of cultivating green friends seems to have come unstuck, with a “Friends of the Earth” lawsuit which insists that Shell re-investing 5% of their profits in renewables simply isn’t good enough. Shell threatened with legal action over climate change contributions … Friends of the Earth Netherlands…

Australia’s Back Door Stealth Carbon Market

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Opposition leaders have accused the Australian government of climate hypocrisy, criticising the opposition for wanting a carbon market while at the same time running their own carbon market, forcing companies to purchase carbon credits for “breaches” of emission pledges. Offsets for emissions breaches prove Australia has a carbon market, Labor…

Aussie Bureau of Meteorology Staff Accused of Using Work Supercomputers to Mine Cryptocurrencies

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Two IT staff who work for the Australian Bureau of Meteorology are being investigated over allegations they illegally used the bureau’s supercomputers to mine cryptocurrencies. Police question Bureau of Meteorology staff over cryptocurrency operation By Dylan Welch Updated Thu at 1:39pm Two Bureau of Meteorology employees are being investigated by…