• Jo Nova: How to Destroy a Perfectly Good Electricity Grid in Three Easy Steps

    • Date: 07/12/18
    • GWPF TV

    Australia has more energy resources per capita than almost any place on Earth, yet despite that benefit has managed to take top spot for electricity prices. In her recent talk to a Westminster audience Australian science writer Jo Nova explains what it takes to achieve state-wide blackouts, flying squads of diesel generators, and a tripling […]

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  • The One-Sided Worldview of Eco-Pessimists

    • Date: 05/12/18
    • Joanna Szurmak and Pierre Desrochers, Quillette

    Prometheans like the Roslings posit that humanity can, and should, apply the intellects of its most creative individuals and the synergistic effects of large groups of people working to transform the environment in order to improve its lot. This essay draws in part on the authors’ new book Population Bombed! Exploding the Link Between Overpopulation and […]

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  • The Met Office’s New Junk Climate Projections

    • Date: 28/11/18
    • Paul Homewood, Not A Lot Of People Know That

    The Met Office’s UK Climate Projections bear absolutely no resemblance to what has actually been happening. The UK’s most comprehensive picture yet of how the climate could change over the next century has been launched today by Environment Secretary Michael Gove. The UK Climate Projections 2018 (UKCP18) include: UK’s most comprehensive projections of climate change  […]

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  • Green No More: Germany Heads to COP24 Without Coal-Exit Plan

    • Date: 28/11/18
    • EurActiv

    Germany is likely to show up empty-handed to the COP24 summit in Poland in December as the country’s coal exit commission has decided to extend its work beyond the original end-of-2018 deadline. Germany’s task force on planning the definite phase-out of coal-fired power production has scrapped plans to present a decision before the end of this year. […]

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  • Record Cold Hits North America As Solar Activity Reaches Near 200-Year Low

    • Date: 25/11/18
    • P Gosselin, No Tricks Zone

    Winter has arrived much earlier than normal this year, particularly across North America, where cold records have been shattered. This Thanksgiving is in fact going down as one of the coldest ever on record across the Northeast. The Washington Post here, for example, reports that “Thanksgiving and Black Friday 2018 will be remembered for a record-shattering cold […]

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  • The Threat To The Environment That The Green Lobby Tries To Ignore

    • Date: 21/11/18
    • Andrew Montford, The Spectator

    It’s not like the green blob to keep quiet when there’s a threat to the environment in the offing. Even the smallest hint of a problem is usually enough to work a tree-hugger into a frenzy. So it’s worth taking a look at their decision to keep shtum over the recent appearance of what may […]

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  • Proposed U.N. Test Ban on Gene Drives Is Idiotic

    • Date: 20/11/18
    • Ronald Bailey, Reason

    The good news is that anti-technology activists are unlikely to succeed in imposing a global moratorium. A draft resolution would revise the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity to call on governments to “refrain from” releasing organisms containing engineered gene drives, according to the MIT Technology Review. A gene drive is a technology that can rapidly propagate a particular set of genes throughout […]

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  • Macron’s Climate Waterloo

    • Date: 17/11/18
    • Geoff Chambers, Climate Scepticism

    The French are revolting. So what? Aren’t they always? Somewhere between a half a million and a million came out on the streets to demonstrate against Macron’s last reform, and the one before that, and the one before that. But that was the unions and the left wing parties, so no-one took any notice. This […]

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