• Britain’s New Prime Minister: A Climate Policy Sceptic Or Not?

    • Date: 12/07/16
    • Paul Matthews, Climate Scepticism & Leo Hickman, Carbon Brief

    Theresa May will be the new Prime Minister, taking over from David Cameron on Wednesday. A lot of nonsense is being talked about the need for a general election, from people with short memories who’ve forgotten that both Gordon Brown and John Major became PM without an election, and who’ve also forgotten that we now […]

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  • Carbon Markets Are Collapsing Around The World As Permits Have Become Virtually Valueless

    • Date: 09/07/16
    • Bloomberg

    Carbon markets, the free enterprise solution to saving the world from global warming, are now in danger themselves. The idea was simple enough: Set a cap on carbon emissions, issue enough permits to allow power plants, refineries and the like to stay within those limits, and then shrink the cap over time to achieve reductions. […]

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  • Brexit ‘Not A Good Option For Renewables’, Says MacNeil

    • Date: 09/07/16
    • Utility Week

    Energy and Climate Change Committee chair Angus MacNeil raised concerns about the impact leaving the European Union will have on the renewable energy industry. MacNeal said that the future of the industry was “dependent on many things” but that “either way it is not good”. “The future of renewables is dependent on many things and […]

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  • American Pessimism: Only 6 Percent Think the World Is Getting Better

    • Date: 07/07/16
    • Ronald Bailey, Reason

    Over the past century, the prospects and circumstances of most of humanity have spectacularly improved Over at the invaluable American Council on Science and Health, ASCH senior biomedical fellow Alex Berezow reports the depressing news that only 6 percent of Americans believe that, all things considered, the world is getting better. The most optimistic people […]

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  • Hail Shale: America Is the New Oil #1, Thanks to Fracking

    • Date: 06/07/16
    • The American Interest

    For the first time ever, the United States is estimated to contain more recoverable reserves of oil than any other country in the world, including petrostates like Russia and Saudi Arabia. The FT reports: Rystad Energy estimates recoverable oil in the US from existing fields, discoveries and yet undiscovered areas amounts to 264bn barrels. The figure surpasses Saudi […]

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  • Climate Power Play By The AAAS et al.

    • Date: 05/07/16
    • Judith Curry, Climate Etc.

    The AAAS and affiliated professional societies just shot themselves in the foot with the letter to U.S. policy makers. Last week, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) issued a press release entitled Thirty-One Top Scientific Societies Speak With One Voice on Global Climate Change.  Punchline: In a consensus letter to U.S. policymakers, […]

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  • Crime Against Humanity: 107 Nobel Laureates Blast Greenpeace For GMO Opposition

    • Date: 02/07/16
    • Doyle Rice, USA Today

    The battle over genetically modified organisms reached fever pitch Thursday as 107 Nobel laureates signed a letter attacking the environmental group Greenpeace over its opposition to the modified crops. The letter specifically asks Greenpeace to halt its campaign against a genetically modified strain of rice, called Golden Rice, that produces more Vitamin A, an addition that supporters say would […]

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  • Rediscovering Gaia’s Riches

    • Date: 29/06/16
    • The American Interest

    The Malthusians of the world are always right until they’re wrong. They’ll warn of impending resource depletion until they’re blue in the face, but time and again human ingenuity (and natural providence) has made fools of them. What a week it’s been for resource exploration! The Washington Post has a story about an new, exciting potential new aquifer in […]

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