• Rupert Darwall: The Tories’ Green Wheeze Won’t Win Them The Next Election

    • Date: 15/01/18
    • Rupert Darwall, The Spectator

    Conservative ministers are going through a green fit in an attempt to appeal to voters they lost at the last election. They want to show the world they’re doing good. ‘You know what some people call us – the plastic bag party,’ seems to be the political re-branding calculation. As the former No.10 spin doctor Katie […]

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  • Paul Ehrlich’s Epic Fail: Why The “Population Bomb” Never Exploded

    • Date: 15/01/18
    • Nicholas Vardy, The Oxford Club

    Paul Ehrlich’s prediction could not have been more wrong. History is littered with experts – and not just leaders of fringe cults – who predicted the end of the world and got it wrong. Ehrlich is just one in a long line of such doom-and-gloomers. Published in 1968, Paul R. Ehrlich’s book The Population Bomb sold more […]

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  • ‘Fracking Protesters Are Putin Puppets’

    • Date: 12/01/18
    • Alex Berezow, American Council on Science and Health

    The much-anticipated intelligence report which concluded that Russia tried to influence the recent presidential election had another startling, yet widely ignored, conclusion: The Russian government promotes anti-fracking propaganda in the United States. Russia accomplishes this through its “news” network, RT, which promotes the Kremlin’s interests around the world. The report, issued by the Director of National Intelligence, […]

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  • 9 Ways The World Got A Lot Better In 2017

    • Date: 07/01/18
    • Charles Kenny, Vox

    It seemed awful. But overall, it was a great year for humanity. There has been a lot of bad news in America this year, and people are noticing: In December, 60 percent of US respondents felt the country was on the wrong track. The angst isn’t unique to the US. Across 26 countries that are home to […]

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  • Coal Is Fueling Bitcoin’s Meteoric Rise

    • Date: 06/01/18
    • Bloomberg

    Bitcoin has a dirty secret. The cryptocurrency has wowed markets this year with breakneck gains as investors flocked to an asset that exists only in cyberspace. But the laborious creation of each digital bitcoin by private computer networks has real-world consequences in the form of massive energy use — including from fuels that cause the […]

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  • Failed Polar Bear Predictions Have Climate Change Community In A Panic

    • Date: 04/01/18
    • Susan Crockford, Polar Bear Science

    Polar bear experts who falsely predicted that roughly 17,300 polar bears would be dead by now (given sea ice conditions since 2007) have realized their failure has not only kicked their own credibility to the curb, it has taken with it the reputations of their climate change colleagues. This has left many folks unhappy about the toppling […]

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  • 2018 Predictions: A (Satirical) View Of The Coming Year In Energy

    • Date: 03/01/18
    • Michael Lynch, Forbes

    Oil price will rise, numerous pundits will boast of their successful predictions, say OPEC is back in charge, heap scorn on oil price bears. Financial analysts declare that 90% of U.S. shale production is uneconomic. Greenpeace announces that wheat and corn were genetically modified by ancient farmers, should be banned. Rebels attack Nigerian oil pipelines […]

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  • 2017: Turning The Tide On Green Crap?

    • Date: 29/12/17
    • Ben Pile, Spiked Online

    Eco-miserabilism suffered some welcome setbacks this year. Nothing vexed greens across the world in 2017 more than Donald Trump’s inauguration. Before Trump, climate change seemed to have been cemented into American and global political life. It was central to President Obama’s global outlook. But at the same time, it had become a symbol of decadence […]

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