• The Cost Of Going Green: Australian Taxpayers Hit With A $60bn Power Bill

    • Date: 01/09/17
    • The Australian

    Taxpayers will have paid more than $60 billion through federal renewable energy subsidies by 2030, about twice what the crumbling car industry received over 15 years and enough to build about 10 large nuclear reactors. The government’s large and small-scale renewable energy ­targets, which will compel energy retailers to buy 33 terawatt hours of wind, […]

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  • Hurricane Harvey: Why Oil Prices Are Falling, Not Spiking

    • Date: 30/08/17
    • CNN

    Hurricane Harvey dealt a powerful blow to oil production in Texas and the Gulf of Mexico. Normally, that would spark fears of a supply crunch and lift the price of oil. Yet the opposite is happening. Crude prices tumbled by nearly 3% on Monday, the biggest drop in nearly two months, and dipped again on Tuesday. […]

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  • Conservative Groups Shrug Off Link Between Hurricane Harvey And Climate Change

    • Date: 30/08/17
    • The Guardian

    Myron Ebell, who headed the EPA’s transition team when Trump became president, said the last decade has been a period of ‘low hurricane activity’  National guardsmen rescue stranded residents after massive flooding from record rains overwhelmed roads and buildings throughout the city after Harvey. Photograph: Zachary West/Zuma/Avalon.rem Conservative groups with close links to the Trump administration have […]

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  • University Fires Professor Who Said Texas Deserved Hurricane Harvey Because It Voted Republican

    • Date: 29/08/17
    • New York Daily News

    Don’t mess with Twitter. A University of Tampa assistant sociology professor was fired after he suggested Hurricane Harvey is retribution for Texans who voted for the GOP in a tweet Sunday night, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Ironically, Harris County, which includes the devastated city of Houston, went for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.   In […]

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  • Hurricane Harvey Ends 12-Year U.S. Hurricane Drought

    • Date: 28/08/17
    • CNS News

    Hurricane Harvey roared ashore near Corpus Christie as Category 4 storm late Friday night, breaking a record 4,323-day (142-month, 12-year) major hurricane drought. “The world is presently in an era of unusually low weather disasters. This holds for the weather phenomena that have historically caused the most damage: tropical cyclones, floods, tornadoes and drought.” Roger Pielke […]

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  • Africa To Play The Trump Card on Coal: For Poverty Alleviation

    • Date: 23/08/17
    • The Inspired Africa

    “There are more than 600 million people living in Africa without access to a national grid,” says GWPF director, Dr Benny Peiser, “This is scandalous in 2017.” In June 2017, Donald Trump withdrew from the Paris Accord on climate change, to scorn of the Left and some in his own party. America is the only […]

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  • New Survey: Only 28% Of Americans Believe Climate Scientists Understand Causes of Climate Change ‘Very Well’

    • Date: 22/08/17
    • Scott Rasmussen survey

    Twenty-eight percent (28%) of Americans think that climate scientists understand the causes of global climate change “very well.” A Pew Research study found that only 19% believe that the climate scientists have a very good understanding of the best ways to address the issue. In general, the study found that Americans trust climate scientists more than politicians on the […]

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  • All-Time Record: Russian Harvest To Beat Soviet-Era Grain Record

    • Date: 21/08/17
    • Bloomberg

    A quarter century after the collapse of the USSR, Russian farmers are finally poised to beat the record for grain production that the country set during the Soviet era. The harvest will total at least 130.7 million metric tons this year on bumper wheat and corn crops, said Vladimir Petrichenko, director general of Moscow-based consultant ProZerno. That […]

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