• 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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  • Merry Crypto Climatecoin Christmas

    • Date: 23/12/17
    • Michael Kile, Quadrant Online

    You’ve heard of BitCoin, which few fully understand. Still, the buzz is huge, which means smart operators are hyping all manner of fresh offerings. Given the relationship between catastropharianism and other people’s money, the climateers were bound to get in on the act Forget Bitcoin and Dutch tulips. Ignore the hundreds of other cryptocurrencies out […]

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  • Francis Menton: U.S. Regains The Ability To Identify Real National Security Threats

    • Date: 20/12/17
    • Francis Menton, Manhattan Contrarian

    If the U.S. had shut down fracking over concerns about climate change it would have been dependent on OPEC and Russia like Europe and the UK are now. Maybe Donald Trump is just not your type of guy, and certainly not the guy you would want to be President; but keep in mind who was the […]

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  • Chinese Company Accused Of Running Empty Buses For Green Subsidies

    • Date: 13/12/17
    • Sixth Tone

    An electric bus that racks up 30,000 kilometers is eligible for up to $75,000 in government funds. A transport operator in northern China has been accused of running a fleet of empty electric buses to meet requirements for government subsidies, new media outlet Beijing Time reported Tuesday. Over a hundred passengerless coaches have taken to the streets […]

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