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Climate scientist hits out at IPCC projections

As a new chairman is appointed to the Intergovernmental Panel on climate Change (IPCC) a University of Manchester climate expert has said headline projections from the organisation about future warming are ‘wildly over optimistic.’ In an article published today in Nature Geoscience Professor Kevin Anderson says that IPCC claims that “global economic growth would not

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France Moves to End Diesel’s Tax Break Amid Emissions Scandal

Environment minister vows to make gasoline, diesel taxes even Decline in diesel’s share of Europe car market may accelerate France plans to end tax breaks for diesel, ending the special status long enjoyed by the fuel in the wake of Volkswagen AG’s emissions scandal. French Environment Minister Segolene Royal told journalists after a cabinet meeting