• Ben Pile: The Heathrow Decision Is An Assault On Democracy

    • Date: 29/02/20
    • Ben Pile, Spiked

    We are now witnessing the dissolving of democracy Peter Lilley predicted; the deciding of key political, strategic questions by activist judges and green campaigners. Yesterday’s ruling in the Court of Appeal has seemingly resolved the decades-long wrangling over the future of Heathrow’s third runway. The court decided that the government had failed to take into […]

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  • Heathrow’s Third Runway Ruling Should Worry Boris Johnson

    • Date: 27/02/20
    • Ross Clark, The Spectator

    Given the government has no detailed plan as to how it will achieve Net Zero without crashing the economy, or exporting our remaining manufacturing industry, the zero-carbon target presents activists with a means to challenge any government policy they feel is inconsistent with this goal. It may well be, as Tom Goodenough argued here earlier, that Boris […]

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  • It’s Time For An Honest Debate About The True Cost Of Going Net Zero

    • Date: 24/02/20
    • Andrew Montford, The Spectator

    Only Conservative MP Christopher Chope has looked to get to the bottom of the matter, launching a private members bill to force an independent review of the costs. When the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) launched its report on the feasibility of entirely decarbonising the UK economy, we were told the expense involved was manageable. […]

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  • Ben Pile: A Rebellion That The Establishment Loves

    • Date: 20/02/20
    • Ben Pile, Spiked

    Why our usually illiberal establishment has been so chilled out about XR’s week of vandalism. Extinction Rebellion (XR) protesters in Cambridge have launched a week-long campaign of obstruction and petty vandalism. It began with the protesters issuing demands to Cambridge City Council to hold a citizens’ assembly on climate change, to Cambridgeshire County Council to organise […]

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  • Tim Worstall: WWF’s Casual Casuistry

    • Date: 13/02/20
    • Tim Worstall, Adam Smith Institute

    Global Futures report ignored benefits of GDP growth A quite startling piece of prestigitation here, we have proof that less is more. True, this is about the “science” of climate change so perhaps not all that remarkable given the manipulations that take place here. The claim from the WWF’s Global Futures report is that the […]

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  • New Survey Confirms: Climate Is One Of The Lowest Priorities For Americans

    • Date: 12/02/20
    • Donna Laframboise, No Frakking Consensus

    A new survey by the Pew Research Center on the top priorities of US Americans shows that climate change ended up in 17th place out of 18. There is no evidence that climate change has ever been a top concern for most Americans. Recently I reported on a poll that Gallup has conducted in America every month […]

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  • Coercing China On Climate Change?

    • Date: 06/02/20
    • Derek Scissors, AEI

    Absent drastically different policies, China will continue to emit 5.5-6 billion more tons of carbon than the US every year. The atmosphere does not respond to greenhouse gas emissions per capita or scaled by economic size or to “fairness,” only to the quantity of emissions. The latest data on those quantities reinforce that (prospective) American policy-makers who […]

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  • German Wind Energy On The Verge Of Collapse

    • Date: 02/02/20
    • No Tricks Zone

    Despite the German government’s renewed commitment to meeting its CO2 emissions target by expanding wind energy, online weekly FOCUS reports that wind energy appears to be on the verge of collapse and that “German climate targets are in danger.” Lowest activity since ‘Energiewende’ began in 2000 FOCUS cites wind industry officials who say that the building of […]

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