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Enviro News Wrap: Ethanol Support; Gates Foundation; NOAA Cleared in Climategate Investigation, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The US government is not easing its support for ethanol, especially with rising oil prices. In 2011 we are going to have more ethanol coming out of the pump with oil than ever. The Gates Foundation is working to get everyone on Earth fed. One…

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East Anglia’s Phil Jones Admits to “Awful Emails” but Maintains Body of Global Warming Evidence Unchanged

Climate scientist Phil Jones, head of the British Climate Research Unit (CRU) at East Anglia University, and at the epicenter of “climategate” – so-called after thousands of private emails were stolen and made public late last year – said yesterday that he had “obviously written some very awful emails.” During testimony before a House of Commons Science and Technology Committee,…

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IPCC Chairman: ClimateGate a “Recreational Distraction” for Some – No Impact on COP15

At a press conference saturday afternoon, IPCC Chairman Dr. Rajendra K Pachauri made clear the “robustness” of the organization’s process, reiterating the findings of it’s Fourth Assessment Report, namely that warming is “unequivocal” and “very likely” caused by human activity – beyond naturally occurring climate variation which are also ongoing and was acknowledged at the briefing . Pachauri said the…

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COP15 Boycotts Sarah Palin – Fox News Still Can’t Count – Climate Change Still Exists

Shortly after I arrived on the ground here in Copenhagen, I heard reports from back home that erstwhile vice-presidential candidate and early-retiring Alaska governor Sarah Palin was urging president Barack Obama to “boycott” the COP15 climate talks in the wake of stolen emails from climate scientists and East Anglia University and the apparently heavily-funded and obviously conveniently timed effort to…

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