• Ruth Lea: UK Climate Policies Are Futile & Shockingly Expensive

    • Date: 28/09/19
    • Ruth Lea, The Conservative Woman

    Higher energy costs result in squeezed household budgets, disproportionately so for the less well-off, and worsened business competitiveness while higher business costs are passed through to households in the form of higher prices for goods and services. In previous notes for The Conservative Woman, I have attempted to show that the UK’s climate change policies, […]

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  • Fridays For Hubraum: Germany’s Facebook Sensation

    • Date: 26/09/19
    • Dirk Maxeiner, Achse des Guten

    “Our group would like to counteract the out-of-control climate madness with fun.” Yesterday a colleague called me and drew my attention to a “bizarre” movement. “The Ruhrbarons report about a Facebook group called Fridays for Hubraum” (piston displacement). As an avowed lover of engine humming, I liked the name immediately. The Ruhrbarons reported: Many new […]

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  • St. Greta Spreads the Climate Gospel

    • Date: 22/09/19
    • Gerard Baker, The Wall Street Journal

    There is something about this near-religious fervor among the climate change activists—a growing fanaticism—that recalls some of the more troubling traits of extreme religious cults. It’s been noted before that the cause of addressing climate change has become something like the modern world’s version of a secular religion. In much of Europe especially, but in […]

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  • Terence Corcoran: Climate Change & The Big Push To Destroy Free Markets

    • Date: 22/09/19
    • Terence Corcoran, Financial Post

    The old pink lady of Fleet Street made history of sorts this week, donning a yellow front page that contained a five-word declaration that it was pursuing a New Agenda. Despite its reputation and self-declared role as a defender of free markets, the Financial Times of London has frequently flirted with assorted compromises. But nothing […]

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  • The BBC And A Climate Of Hysteria

    • Date: 17/09/19
    • Kathy Gyngell, The Conservative Woman

    In what you’d be forgiven for thinking was a parody of itself, BBC’s Radio Four Today programme yesterday produced a synergy of scaremongering from Broadcasting House to Bournemouth. It started with thrilled reporting of the former government chief scientist’s latest climate alarm speech. Professor Sir David King is frightened, very frightened and if you don’t […]

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  • Global Warming: The UK’s Expensive and Futile Gesture Politics – Part 3

    • Date: 16/09/19
    • Ruth Lea, The Conservative Woman

    The UK’s expensive decarbonisation policies are not aligned with the latest scientific evidence. In my previous two pieces for The Conservative Woman on the UK’s expensive and futile gesture politics on global warming I, firstly, discussed the UK’s relatively tiny contribution to global CO2 emissions and, secondly, outlined the development of our climate change policies. In this third and final […]

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  • Democrats: Americans Won’t Pay Your Carbon Taxes

    • Date: 09/09/19
    • Bloomberg

    Resistance to the costs of taxes and regulations is likely to be a bigger obstacle to climate plans, in the end, than disbelief in global warming.  Much has been made of the willingness of Democratic presidential candidates to risk taking positions that aren’t popular with voters at large in order to boost themselves in the primaries. Democratic […]

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  • A shoddy reporting system

    • Date: 04/09/19
    • From a correspondent

    The British Geological Survey seems unable to run a reliable survey Campaigners opposed to fracking have made rather a lot of the fact that the British Geological Survey (BGS) says it has received more than 2,000 reports from people in Lancashire saying they felt the 2.9 magnitude tremor in the area on Bank Holiday Monday. […]

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