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Posts Tagged ‘climate change’

Nuclear power sites at risk of flooding and eroding, FoIA shows

A FoIA request by the Guardian has revealed that 12 of Britain’s 19 civil nuclear sites are at risk of flooding and coastal erosion because of climate change.

The analysis was conducted by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural

Information Tribunal about sceptic charity donor receives global coverage

The climate sceptic Global Warming Policy Foundation is a “highly connected political lobbying machine” and the Charity Commission should therefore disclose the name of its seed funder, a barrister told the Information Rights Tribunal according to a report in The …

Lord Lawson should name funder of climate sceptic think tank, judge told

THERE IS “enormous public interest” in naming the climate sceptic Global Warming Policy Foundation’s seed donor and “a pressing need to scrutinise” any links he has with the oil and coal industry, an information tribunal judge heard today (Friday, January …

Jim Hansen backs FOIA fight for sceptic Lord Lawson’s secret funder

Climate scientists will call on a British judge to disclose the identity of the seed funder to Lord Lawson’s climate sceptic think tank the Global Warming Policy Foundation, the Guardian reports today.

Professor James Hansen, adjunct professor at …

Debate highlights conflict between FoIA transparency and scientific confidentiality

The Index On Censorship’s “Is Transparency Bad For Science?” debate was timely arriving in the wake of the second release of emails hacked from the University of East Anglia, writes Sophia Ignatidou.

Imperial College yesterday hosted a panel …

UK government supports controversial and polluting Canadian tar sands

The UK has been secretly supporting Canada in it’s campaign against EU penalties imposed on its highly polluting tar sands fuel, The Guardian has revealed.

A Freedom of Information investigation shows that since September at least 15 high-level meetings have …

Energy Secretary attacks climate sceptic thinktank over secrecy

Despite its calls for more scientific transparency, the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) has been exposed as extremely secretive, The Guardian reports.

The newspaper reveals Benny Peiser, who is the director of the influential climate sceptic thinktank, has been consistently …

MoD gave “utterly false” Christmas Island nuclear test results

Flight Lieutenant Joseph Pasquini has found huge discrepancies between the data he collected following the UK’s biggest nuclear test blast at Christmas Island in the Pacific on 28 April, 1958 and those those issued by the MoD and the Atomic …