• Climate Wars: Are Green Subsidies Illegal?

    • Date: 22/09/10

    In what may be an ominous shot across the bow for green jobs advocates, Japan on September 13 submitted a complaint to the World Trade Organization alleging that a Canadian renewable energy law violates WTO non-discrimination rules. [1] At issue are a set of domestic content requirements built into Ontario’s landmark green energy law, [2] […]

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  • Pachauri’s Future In His Own Words: Will He Go Quietly?

    • Date: 16/09/10

    On the evening after the IAC’s critical report on the processes and procedures used by the IPCC was published, Roger Harrabin of the BBC made no secret of the precarious position that the organisation’s chairman, Dr Rajendra Pachauri, is now in. Describing him as ‘putting a brave face on it’ the BBC’s Environment Analyst introduced […]

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  • “La Niña Intensifies”

    • Date: 15/09/10

    The Australian Bureau of Meterorology has just released its latest ENSO Report. It starts out with: The La Niña event in the Pacific Ocean has strengthened further over the past two weeks. All computer models surveyed by the Bureau predict the La Niña will last through the southern hemisphere spring, with the majority indicating the event […]

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  • The Developing Diversity Scam

    • Date: 13/09/10

    Even with all of the recent scandal surrounding the purveyors of climate change pap, many in the “news media” continue to crank out party-line articles blaming all of Earth’s ecological woes on humanity. After decades of trying to alarm the public over a human caused “sixth mass extinction” and more recently, dwindling diversity, some in […]

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  • Former UN Climate Chief: Emissions Targets And Timetables Are Irrelevant

    • Date: 11/09/10

    In another clear sign of the steadily unraveling pollution paradigm, Yvo De Boer, the former head of the UN climate negotiations, has acknowledged that the long debate over targets and timetables for the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions is irrelevant. Asked byBloomberg about emissions reductions targets in the context of the upcoming climate negotiations in Cancun, […]

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  • The Environmentalist’s Paradox That Isn’t A Paradox

    • Date: 05/09/10

    Leo Hickman, Guardian’s ‘ethical’ agony aunt, usually occupies himself with the kind of pointless, trivial, and often completely bizarre ethical questions that only trouble the most moneyed and morally-disoriented environmentalist: Which is the most eco-friendly alcoholic drink?Should I buy the cheapest school uniform?Is it OK to use a butterfly net?Is it OK to go ‘wild […]

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  • The Greening Of Godzilla

    • Date: 02/09/10

    Watching the colossal and implosive decline of the once mighty green movement to stop global warming has been an educational experience. It’s rare to see so many smart, idealistic and dedicated people look so clueless and fail so completely. From the anti-climax of the Cluster of Copenhagen, when world leaders assembled for the single most […]

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  • Free Book Promotion: How Lomborg Converted The Guardian

    • Date: 01/09/10

    Perhaps what’s really changed is not Lomborg’s perspective, but the degree to which commentators actually pay attention to what he writes. — Jonathan H. Adler Yesterday, the Guardian ran a puzzling article claiming that Bjorn Lomborg, the self-described Skeptical Environmentalist, has now accepted that man-made global warming is a problem. The subtext being that if this […]

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