• 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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  • ThinkProgress: ‘Global Warming Caused Brexit’

    • Date: 28/06/16
    • Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller

    It only took four days after U.K. voters chose to leave the European Union for a liberal climate scientist and eco-activist to blame the whole event on — you guessed it — global warming. Joe Romm, a climate scientist and writer for the liberal blog ThinkProgress, wrote an article Monday arguing the so-called “Brexit” and […]

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  • Brexit And Climate Change

    • Date: 26/06/16
    • Judith Curry, Climate Etc.

    Some speculations on Brexit and climate change. Did climate change cause Brexit?   Ha ha.  Well, the politics of climate change policies seems to have influenced the voters.  there seems to be a substantial confluence of British climate change skeptics and people that voted ‘yes’ for Brexit.   Climate policies are one of the topics […]

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