• Suddenly, The Solar Boom Is Starting To Look Like A Bubble

    • Date: 15/02/16
    • Richard Martin, MIT Technology Review

    Is the solar industry’s boom for real, or is it being propped up by hefty government subsidies? By all accounts, 2016 should be a great year for solar power providers. In December, Congress extended the federal investment tax credit for solar installations through 2022, convincing analysts to project strong growth for the solar industry in […]

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  • Lessons From The Peak Oil Hysteria (2005-2013)

    • Date: 12/02/16
    • Fabius Maximus

    The peak oil hysteria provides rich lessons for us today about learning from activists and the value of listening to our major professional institutions. Easy cynicism led people to believe outlandish forecasts, wasting valuable time and resources. Worse, we have had many such barrages by doomsters — aided by their clickbait-seeking enablers in the media […]

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  • More Green Madness: Why Japan Wants to Fell and Burn Its Forests

    • Date: 09/02/16
    • The Anmerican Interest

    Tokyo is turning to its forests as a way of making up the power generation capacity lost by Japan’s move away from nuclear energy following the 2011 Fukushima disaster. Bloomberg reports: Japan is giving favorable tariffs to power producers who burn leftover wood as a way to cut the country’s dependence on imported fossil fuels. It’s […]

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  • Bored Dogs, Ripped Furniture — Blame Climate Change

    • Date: 09/02/16
    • Jo Nova

    Things are really getting serious now. There is not only extinction and endless droughts, but there are depressed dogs.  Unprecedented depressed dogs. The chain of effect goes like this: electric heaters cause climate change which makes winters wetter in England and owners don’t like mud, so ipso, ergo, garbo, dogs get stuck indoors, go stir crazy and […]

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  • Fossilized Thinking

    • Date: 06/02/16
    • Robert Bryce, City Journal

    In a simplistic and tedious new book, Andreas Malm argues that full Communism is the only cure for global warming. Fossil Capital: The Rise of Steam Power and the Roots of Global Warming, by Andreas Malm (Verso, 496 pp., $29.95) Andreas Malm longs for the good old days. In his new book, Fossil Capital: The […]

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  • Why Climate Scientists Fear The Media & The Truth

    • Date: 05/02/16
    • Craig D Idso, Cato at Liberty

    Ever wonder about the neutrality (or lack thereof) of scientists investigating the subject of global warming? Does it seem that far too many of them eagerly sound alarm bells when it comes to documenting and communicating the potential consequences of human-induced climate change to the public? Well, that little voice inside your head telling you […]

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  • Back To The Climate Panic Attacks

    • Date: 04/02/16
    • Tom Fuller, The Lukewarmer's Way

    It’s been clear for years that editors have decided that there is a hole in their publications that only a climate story can fill on a daily basis. Rain or shine there must be a story lamenting said rain or shine. Having worked in the journalism business on several occasions, I know only too well that […]

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  • Settled Scientists’ Settlement

    • Date: 04/02/16
    • Andrew Montford, Bishop Hill

    Sceptics have often pointed out that if the science of global warming is “settled” then it’s clearly not necessary to spend a fortune researching it. The government down under now seems to have taken this message on, announcing that jobs in the ocean/atmosphere divisions at CSIRO are to be slashed. Their reasoning could have come […]

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