• As The Coronavirus Pandemic Takes Hold, We Are Making Decisions Without Reliable Data

    • Date: 17/03/20
    • Prof John P.A. Ioannidis, Stat

    In the absence of data, prepare-for-the-worst reasoning leads to extreme measures of social distancing and lockdowns. Unfortunately, we do not know if these measures work. The current coronavirus disease, Covid-19, has been called a once-in-a-century pandemic. But it may also be a once-in-a-century evidence fiasco. At a time when everyone needs better information, from disease modelers and governments […]

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  • Jeff Jacoby: I’m Skeptical About Climate Alarmism, But I Take Coronavirus Fears Seriously

    • Date: 17/03/20
    • Jeff Jacoby, The Boston Globe

    A friend asked me the other day if I didn’t think the agitated media coverage of Covid-19, the coronavirus disease, was getting out of control. She knows that I have long been skeptical of the shrill alarmism that has become inseparable from public discussions of climate change. Isn’t this pretty much the same? It isn’t, […]

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  • Is This What A Green World Would Look Like?

    • Date: 13/03/20
    • Stephen Pollard, Unherd

    There is one group — an influential group, whose influence is ever-growing — for whom a shutdown (albeit not one caused by a pandemic) is not a disaster but a first order policy goal. It’s chilling enough hearing the medical forecasts for the impact of coronavirus. But the economic forecasts are almost as worrying. Many […]

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  • Low-Carbon Struggles

    • Date: 12/03/20
    • A correspondent

    Green heating systems can be a nightmare This article was sent by a correspondent who wishes to remain anonymous. We built a new house seven years ago, after spending two years researching the best, most modern way to construct it, with a view to managing the increase in energy prices. After consulting several architects and […]

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  • How Coronavirus Could Set Back the Fight Against Climate Change

    • Date: 11/03/20
    • TIME

    This year was supposed to be a big one in the international fight against climate change. But the fast spreading new coronavirus disease, COVID-19, is posing a triple-threat to action that could derail the Paris Agreement effort to combat global warming, worried experts say. The disease is a challenge for climate change action on multiple […]

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  • Keep Calm & Don’t Panic: The Coronavirus And The Economy

    • Date: 10/03/20
    • Steven Malanga, City Journal

    Widespread hysteria, quarantines and shutdowns of industries have human costs, too. The spread of the coronavirus has led to fears of a worldwide economic slowdown. China, where the virus first leaped into the human population, has quarantined large sections of the country, virtually shutting down economic activity. In South Korea, several companies—including the automaker Hyundai—closed […]

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  • Matt Ridley: The Government’s Energy Policy Could Cripple Global Britain

    • Date: 09/03/20
    • Matt Ridley, Global Vision

    Britain deludes itself that it is setting an example to the world by decarbonising faster. The UK is unlikely to be able to manufacture attractive high-value exports if its energy costs are higher than the competition. As Britain relaunches itself as an independent trading nation, its fate will depend on how competitive it is. We have lots going for […]

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  • Rupert Darwall: Growth Will Be A Thing Of The Past If Businesses Choose ‘Net Zero’

    • Date: 07/03/20
    • Rupert Darwall, The Hill

    Investors more obsessed with climate than investor returns, who bully corporations into adopting net-zero business strategies, are doing more than destroying shareholder value. They are destroying the capitalist growth machine. Pledging “net zero” by 2050 to achieve compliance with the Paris Agreement on climate change is all the rage in the corporate world. BP has announced that […]

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