• Prophets Of Doom In High Places

    • Date: 03/05/16
    • Ivo Vegter, Daily Maverick

    Before climate change, there was the population explosion. Predicting disaster for humanity and environmental doom became the means by which government power could be expanded, even if the record of such prophesies is dismal. The record of populist predictions about the evils of modern society is terrible. The most alarming predictions, which garner the most […]

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  • Hey, Environmentalists – Stop Being Such Dicks

    • Date: 30/04/16
    • Amy Porterfield Levy, Huffington Post

    There is something wrong with a movement where someone can share so many of the same values and then gets threatened with murder for having different solutions. Every Discussion Ever about Climate Change This is how the whole subject of climate change looks to someone new to the fight: Most Scientists Everywhere: The planet is […]

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  • When Did Quantitative Risk Assessment Become “Key Evidence”?

    • Date: 29/04/16
    • Jaime Jessop, Climate Scepticism

    I noticed this tweet by Tamsin Edwards this morning, advertising for applicants for a PhD to study the possible collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Quite a few people took exception to the seemingly inherent alarmist message attached to the study, in particular the use of the word ‘collapse’. If you read through the […]

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  • Josh: Told You So

    • Date: 27/04/16
    • Josh

    There’s been a lot of Twittering over an article in Nature Climate Change about the greening of the planet. It might not exactly be ground breaking science, it is after all something sceptics have been pointing out for some time, but it is great to see the story in Nature all the same. But to […]

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  • Is India’s Solar Bubble Popping?

    • Date: 26/04/16
    • The American Interest

    Solar energy is booming in India right now, but investors are started to cast nervous glances at one another as worries grow that companies may have been over-eager in their attempts to win government contracts. The FT reports: Months of highly aggressive bids for solar power projects, led by foreign developers including Finland’s Fortum Corp, Canada’s SkyPower […]

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  • Let’s Hear It For Energy Socialism!

    • Date: 23/04/16
    • John Hinderaker, Power Line

    Venezuela, one of the world’s most oil-rich countries, can’t keep the lights on. The country’s socialist government has announced that Venezuelans will now be entirely without power for four hours a day. But that’s not the worst of it: they will have to sit in the dark without beer: As Venezuelans digest news that they’ll […]

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  • Never Trust The Doom-Mongers: Earth Day Predictions That Were All Wrong

    • Date: 22/04/16
    • Andrew Follett, The Daily Caller

    From predicting the end of civilization to classic worries about peak oil, here are seven environmentalist predictions that were just flat out wrong. Environmentalists truly believed and predicted that the planet was doomed during the first Earth Day in 1970, unless drastic actions were taken to save it. Humanity never quite got around to that […]

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  • The Paris Agreement: An Assessment

    • Date: 21/04/16
    • Julian Morris, Reason Foundation

    On December 12, 2015, government officials from 195 nations meeting in Paris, France, finalized a new agreement on climate change. This brief assesses the merits of the Paris Agreement in order to encourage informed debate about its ratification by signatory nations. It examines the nature and extent of the threat posed by climate change, the effectiveness […]

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