• Dismantling Free Markets Won’t Solve Biodiversity Threat

    • Date: 07/08/19
    • Matt Ridley, HumanProgress

    Driven perhaps by envy at the attention that climate change is getting, and ambition to set up a great new intergovernmental body that can fly scientists to mega-conferences, biologists have gone into overdrive on the subject of biodiversity this week. They are right that there is a lot wrong with the world’s wildlife, that we […]

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  • Can Tesla Survive?

    • Date: 03/08/19
    • Seeking Alpha

    It should be quite clear by now that Tesla is structurally unprofitable as an automaker. It should be no secret by now that Tesla (TSLA) missed both its earnings and revenue estimates pretty badly. If you think the worst is over though, think again. Not only did the shareholder letter paint a disastrous picture of Q2, but […]

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  • Ruth Lea: Global Warming: The UK’s Expensive And Futile Gesture Politics

    • Date: 02/08/19
    • Ruth Lea, The Conservative Woman

    How have we got to where we are now? In recent notes for The Conservative Woman, I described the UK’s in effect unilateral zero emissions target as ‘futile gesture politics’, and concluded that international initiatives to ‘control’ climate change by curbing CO2 emissions cannot succeed. In this brief background piece I discuss the main policy developments behind our […]

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  • ‘Eco-Anxiety’: Vogue Advises Parents On Kids With Climate Change ‘Nightmares’

    • Date: 30/07/19
    • NewsBuster

    Vogue Magazine published a piece over the weekend detailing just how hard it can be for children to live in a world doomed by global warming. Talking about “eco-anxiety,” the article claimed that some children are dealing with debilitating fears of world-ending climate change.   Vogue tried to offer tips for parents trying to dispel such fears, […]

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  • Environmental Extremists Favor Mosquitoes Over Mankind

    • Date: 30/07/19
    • Richard Tren, The Wall Street Journal

    Genetically altered insects could save millions from malaria but are anathema to ‘agroecologists.’ A child under 5 dies from malaria about every two minutes world-wide. Yet radical environmentalists are mobilizing against an important measure to stop mosquitoes from spreading the disease. Target Malaria is a Gates Foundation-supported research effort to develop genetically modified sterile mosquitoes. […]

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  • ‘Keep It In The Ground’ Divides US Greens

    • Date: 24/07/19

    Placing a moratorium on oil and gas drilling would drive up prices, harming the economy, and have no impact on climate change. The head of a New York University program funded by “Keep It In the Ground” champion Michael Bloomberg told members of Congress this week that ending oil and natural gas development on federal lands – […]

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  • It’s Time To End Subsidies & Put Electric Vehicles To The Market Test

    • Date: 22/07/19
    • Bernard L Weinstein, The Hille

    Less than 1 percent of US cars are electric vehicles yet they have been funded by American taxpayers by approximately $8 billion. Nearly every day we read that the future of private passenger transportation is electric and that its adoption is essential to winning the battle against climate change. For example, several weeks ago, Toyota […]

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  • 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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