• Global Energy Demand To Double By 2050

    • Date: 19/07/19
    • Jude Clemente, Forbes

    Global power consumption will more than double over the next 30 years. Global oil and gas demand will respectively surge 22% and 66% from 2020 to 2050. There’s an unimaginable urbanization boom occurring around the world that means more energy use. We, of course, don’t see much of it here in the West, but global […]

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  • Making up the evidence?

    • Date: 17/07/19
    • Andrew Montford, GWPF

    Strange goings-on at the Committee on Climate Change Back in May, readers may recall, the Committee on Climate Change put the annual cost of decarbonising the economy at “1-2% of GDP in 2050”. Subsequently I determined that this figure is actually not the cost (how much would have to be spent) but instead “how much […]

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  • Maladies of Modernity: Scientism and the Deformation of Political Order

    • Date: 16/07/19
    • Kimberly Hurd Hale, VoegelinView

    David Whitney’s Maladies of Modernity: Scientism and the Deformation of Political Order is a thoughtful, timely examination of the origins of scientism, and its continued impact on contemporary political science. Whitney traces the origins of scientism to the time of the emergence of modern science in the early Enlightenment. Though science and scientism are not equivalent, they […]

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  • CEI Files Formal Complaint Regarding NASA’s Claim of 97% Climate Scientist Agreement on Global Warming

    • Date: 14/07/19
    • Competitive Enterprise Institute

    The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) petitioned NASA to remove from its website the claim that 97 percent of climate scientists agree humans are responsible for global warming. The petition, filed under the Information Quality Act (IQA), points out the major flaws in the studies cited by NASA to substantiate its claim. It requests the agency remove the claim from […]

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  • Brazil Ships Record Amount Of Coffee With 2018-19 Crop

    • Date: 09/07/19
    • Reuters

    Brazilian farmers shipped a record 37.12 million 60-kg (132-lb) bags of green coffee in the 2018-19 crop year ended in June, 38.1% more than the previous crop, as ample supplies from all-time high output boosted trade. According to a report from exporters association Cecafé released on Monday, June exports of green coffee totaled 2.58 million […]

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  • Medieval Warm Period Was Global After All

    • Date: 07/07/19
    • Die Kalte Sonne & No Tricks Zone

    For a long time it has been said that the Medieval Warm Period was a purely North Atlantic phenomenon. This has proved to be wrong. On 29 June 2019, a paper by Lüning et al. 2019 on the Medieval Warm Period in Antarctica appeared in the trade journal Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. Here is the abstract: The […]

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  • The End Is Nigh: The Rise Of Middle-Class Apocalypticism

    • Date: 02/07/19
    • Mark Palmer, The Spectator

    Everything is a ‘catastrophe’ now There’s a lot of anger about — and it’s not pleasant. But at least it means people are engaged as well as enraged. What’s more worrying and increasingly irritating is the negativity, the drip-drip of despondency that’s been allowed to seep into so much of daily life. Everything is broken! […]

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  • Clean Technology – The Green Lobby’s Worst Nightmare

    • Date: 25/06/19
    • Andrew Montford, The Conservative Woman

    AN environmental campaigner once asked a roomful of hard-core activists what they would do with the help of a fairy who could magic away the global warming problem: I am the carbon fairy and I wave a magic wand. By waving my magic wand I will be interfering with the laws of physics; not with […]

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