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Coal bust may be behind stall in carbon emissions
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THE link between economic growth and rising greenhouse gas emissions may have finally been broken. Last week, we learned that carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels failed to rise in 2014 – the first time that has happened without an economic downturn. Now we know why.

Although coal plant construction tripled globally after 2005, that boom is turning to bust. An analysis by CoalSwarm, a think tank supported by the Sierra Club and other US NGOs, has found that since 2010 hundreds of coal plant projects worldwide have been shelved or cancelled – with two abandoned for every one completed.

"These figures show green growth is achievable," said UK climate change secretary Ed Davey.

China, which consumes half the world's coal, was the biggest mover. Coal has driven its economic surge, but in 2014 coal burning declined by 1.6 per cent, even as its economy grew 7.3 per cent. "New renewables capacity exceeded new coal capacity in China in both 2013 and 2014," says Nace. China is rejecting coal both to prevent smog, which kills an estimated 670,000 Chinese people a year, and to curb CO2 emissions.

"What's striking is how quickly the business climate has turned against coal since 2012," says Nace. The US and the European Union between them have 22 per cent less coal-fired electricity capacity than a decade ago.

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You're in Alaska and you don't believe in climate change? Supposedly the artic is warming faster than anywhere else. No?

So the following is a false report, for example?


Snowless Alaska forces Iditarod race change
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Over the past 50 years, wintertime temperatures across Alaska increased by an average of more than 6.3 degrees, due to man-made climate change, the Environmental Protection Agency reports. Overall, Alaska's temperatures are rising twice as fast as those in the lower 48 states.
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So how about the Iditarod Dog Sled race?

I mean, its not like the race organizers had to ship in 350 dump trucks of snow; I mean, shit- something like that might make you think that there might be something to the claim that the Arctic is warming up!

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Unfortunately, other bad news in the Antarctic melting.
 
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Cyclical heat ridge in the artic? Possible. But what about the rest of the planet?

From today:

Winter sets global heat record
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Federal records show that this winter and the first two months of 2015 were the hottest on record globally, with a chilly U.S. East sticking out like a cold thumb in a toastier world.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration records go back to 1880.

Parts of Russia, Asia, Europe, Australia, Africa, South America and especially the U.S. West were extra warm. As a whole, the U.S. had a bit-cooler-than-normal February, but slightly warmer-than-normal winter.

 
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And there's this. The correlation between global C02 rise and temperature rise.

 
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