• WSJ: ‘Britain Can’t Afford To Delay The Shale Revolution Any Longer’

    • Date: 21/05/18
    • Editorial, The Wall Street Journal

    Britain’s Tory government announced last week that “shale gas development is of national importance” and could “deliver substantial economic benefits,” which counts as intellectual and political progress. Perhaps there’s hope that Britain will finally tap this would-be economic windfall. Handout file photo issued by Cuadrilla of the drilling rig at Preston New Road shale gas […]

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  • Energy Poverty And The Home Truths MPs Would Rather Ignore

    • Date: 18/05/18
    • Harry Wilkinson, The Conservative Woman

    Why has the Government still not formally responded to the independent review that it commissioned into the cost of energy? Perhaps its findings are too damning. Staggeringly, the review found that the government has wasted the best part of £100billion on the decarbonisation of the power sector. That this is not more widely known is thanks […]

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  • Let The Paris Climate Deal Die. It Was Never Good For Anything, Anyway

    • Date: 18/05/18
    • Bruce Pardy, Financial Post

    Paris is a climate fairy tale. It has always been more about money and politics than the environment Two weeks of climate talks in Bonn ended last week without agreement on a draft negotiating text, the Washington Post reports. Developing countries demanded to know when the US$100-billion package promised to them as part of the […]

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  • Editorial: Don’t Tell Anyone, But We Just Had Two Years Of Record-Breaking Global Cooling

    • Date: 17/05/18
    • Editorial, Investor's Business Daily

     The drop in temperatures at least merits a “Hey, what’s going on here?” story. Inconvenient Science: NASA data show that global temperatures dropped sharply over the past two years. Not that you’d know it, since that wasn’t deemed news. Does that make NASA a global warming denier? Writing in Real Clear Markets, Aaron Brown looked at the official […]

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  • Madness In Court As Politicians Are Caught Out In Fantasy Over Fracking

    • Date: 13/05/18
    • Michael Glacking, The Sunday Times

    As last week’s astonishing hearing at the Court of Session made plain, any ambitious business that wants to invest, innovate, and create jobs, would be mad to hang their shingle in Scotland. But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked. “Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “We’re all mad here. […]

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  • Good News from the United Nations Climate Talks in Bonn

    • Date: 06/05/18

    The subsidiary bodies of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) are meeting in Bonn, Germany, this week and next to try to draft rules for implementing the Paris climate treaty. There is no end to the good news. First, the United States has sent a low-level team of career State Department employees. This is from Inside […]

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  • Population Panic And The Reverse “Handmaid’s Tale”

    • Date: 02/05/18
    • Chelsea Follett, USA Today

    Don’t believe alarmists saying human population has grown too large, they’ve been wrong for 50 years.  This week, viewers will get another chance to submerge themselves in the dystopian future created by Margaret Atwood. The Handmaid’s Tale, based on the novel about the government forcing women to bear children to counter a declining population, resonated with audiences across the […]

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  • Francis Menton: Complete Polarization In The World Of Politics — Climate Change Edition

    • Date: 01/05/18
    • Francis Menton, Manhattan Contrarian

    Perhaps you think that science, of all things, should be above politics.  After all, the whole idea of the scientific method is to divorce our efforts to understand the physical world from the misdirecting influences of political power and groupthink.  In science, there is only one relevant question:  Does the best available evidence support or […]

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