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Court battle could force New Jersey to resume carbon trading

Evidence of mass extinction associated with climate change 375 million years ago discovered in Central Asia - ScienceDaily

Not just Koch brothers: New study reveals funders behind climate change denial effort

Key findings include:

  • Conservative foundations have bank-rolled denial. The largest and most consistent funders of organizations orchestrating climate change denial are a number of well-known conservative foundations, such as the Searle Freedom Trust, the John William Pope Foundation, the Howard Charitable Foundation and the Sarah Scaife Foundation. These foundations promote ultra-free-market ideas in many realms.
  • Koch and ExxonMobil have recently pulled back from publicly visible funding. From 2003 to 2007, the Koch Affiliated Foundations and the ExxonMobil Foundation were heavily involved in funding climate-change denial organizations. But since 2008, they are no longer making publicly traceable contributions.
  • Funding has shifted to pass through untraceable sources. Coinciding with the decline in traceable funding, the amount of funding given to denial organizations by the Donors Trust has risen dramatically. Donors Trust is a donor-directed foundation whose funders cannot be traced. This one foundation now provides about 25% of all traceable foundation funding used by organizations engaged in promoting systematic denial of climate change.
  • Most funding for denial efforts is untraceable. Despite extensive data compilation and analyses, only a fraction of the hundreds of millions in contributions to climate change denying organizations can be specifically accounted for from public records. Approximately 75% of the income of these organizations comes from unidentifiable sources.

Record-breaking warmth across the D.C. area, and broader eastern U.S.

ecowatchorg:

4 News Outlets Ban Climate Change Deniers
If a climate change denier has no place to voice his opinion, does he still make a sound?
On the one hand, it never seems right to stifle discussion, but on the other hand, is there a point where the facts are so overwhelming and the consequences so catastrophic that it’s time to move the discussion forward rather than entertaining the conspiracy theories of those who stand to profit from the preponderance of misinformation?
SEE MORE on EcoWatch.com
http://ecowatch.com/2013/12/20/news-outlets-ban-climate-change-deniers/

ecowatchorg:

4 News Outlets Ban Climate Change Deniers

If a climate change denier has no place to voice his opinion, does he still make a sound?

On the one hand, it never seems right to stifle discussion, but on the other hand, is there a point where the facts are so overwhelming and the consequences so catastrophic that it’s time to move the discussion forward rather than entertaining the conspiracy theories of those who stand to profit from the preponderance of misinformation?

SEE MORE on EcoWatch.com

http://ecowatch.com/2013/12/20/news-outlets-ban-climate-change-deniers/

France adopts 2014 budget; carbon tax on fossil fuels - Electric Power | Platts News Article & Story

Reddit's science forum banned climate deniers. Why don't all newspapers do the same?

Wisconsin on track to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 22%

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