Turnbull (centre) with deputy leader Julie Bishop (right) and Helen Coonan (left) in July 2009.

Aussie PM Tiptoes Away From Carbon Tax Uproar

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t JoNova – Aussie Climate Enthusiast Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, member for Goldman Sachs, has walked back an apparent attempt to introduce a new Aussie Carbon Tax after his own MPs vigorously rebelled against the idea. From JoNova; 9 mins: He is asked about an energy “emission intensity scheme”. Josh…

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Trump’s EPA pick is causing green heads to explode

From E&E Legal: “We are delighted with President-elect Trump’s selection of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  Mr. Pruitt has led the charge in recent years to confront head on the enormous federal regulatory overreach proposed by the EPA as epitomized by the Clean Power Plan and Waters…

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The Politicization of Climate Science Is NOT a Recent Phenomenon

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale There’s lots of yacking around the blogosphere and mainstream media about President-elect Donald Trump politicizing climate science. But it’s nothing new. Climate science became a tool for pushing political agendas almost 3 decades ago. In 1988, the United Nations, a political body, founded the global-warming-report-writing entity called the Intergovernmental Panel…