Iain Murray

Chinese politicians and indutsry are likely to "game" any emissions trading system set up in the nation, leading to no genuine emissions reductions, says the deputy chief of the State Environmental Protection Administration.

The chief polar bear biologist for the Government of Nunavut in Canada tells the local newspaper that fears that two-thirds of polar bears will die off in the next fifty years is overblown, and that the photograph of a straving bear that accompanied the reports is of an elderly male likely to die soon rather than of a young female, as it had been labeled.

Last week, The Guardian newspaper ran a story that claimed that melting ice on Greenland was triggering earthquakes "faster than ever anticipated."  A climatologist who works on the subject corrects the record, calling the report "misleading and alarmist."

In a major defeat for global warming alarmists, a California judge yesterday dismissed a law suit by the State of California that sought to blame the world's six largest automakers for damages it purported had been caused by global warming.

The judge (opinion here) held that the Court could not decide to what extent the automakers themselves were responsible for the problems the State alleged they caused:

"The court is left without guidance in determining what is an unreasonable contribution to the sum of carbon dioxide in the earth's atmosphere, or in determining who should bear the costs associated with global climate change that admittedly result from multiple sources around the globe"

The judge declared that it was for lawmakers, not the Court, to decide to what extent automakers were liable for any costs associated with global warming. He also found that ruling for the State would jeopardize the Administration's foreign policy negotiations.