• Greta Thunberg: PR puppet or climate figurehead?

    • Date: 30/01/19
    • Stefan Winterbauer, meedia.de

    More to the Thunberg phenomenon than meets the eye 16-year-old Swede Greta Thunberg is now regarded by much of the media as a “figurehead of the climate protection movement”. The student gained worldwide fame through her appearance at the UN Climate Change Conference in Katowice, Poland. Most recently, she appeared at the World Economic Summit […]

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  • Why A Carbon Tax Is Politically Toxic

    • Date: 30/01/19
    • Ryan Bourne, City A.M.

    When it comes to climate change, economists have duff political instincts. Economists, of all people, should understand the power of specialisation. They are taught early that prosperity is founded on the division of labour: individuals becoming more productive in specific tasks. Yet when dispensing policy advice, they seem to ignore that lesson, presuming that they […]

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  • Dark Ages Beckon With Green Left Energy Policies

    • Date: 29/01/19
    • Nick Cater, The Australian

    It can take a crisis to reveal true character. Australian Greens leader Richard Di Natale’s call to Victorians to toughen up in the face of threats to household electrical appliances shows he recognises the severity of the energy crisis and is willing to face the cost. “Can you imagine the sacrifices that people made during […]

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  • Does Fighting Global Warming Help or Hurt the Poor?

    • Date: 26/01/19
    • E. Calvin Beisner, The Patriot Post

    Want to “bring nothing but misery to poor people, especially in the developing world”? Simple: Just follow the advice of the international cabal of UN leaders and their organizations calling for drastic action to fight global warming. The harangue is familiar everywhere by now: Global warming will harm everybody, but it’ll harm the poor most of […]

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  • Steven Glover: We Need To Allow Fracking To Avoid An Energy Crisis

    • Date: 24/01/19
    • Stephen Glover, Daily Mail

    We have an energy crisis. And it so happens that we appear to have lots of shale gas. A whole new industry could be created if only the Luddites would see sense.   Almost everyone I know is against fracking. Not that many of them understand much about it. But this doesn’t prevent them from […]

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  • Goodbye To The World Bank’s Misguided War On Cheap Energy

    • Date: 22/01/19
    • Rupert Darwall and Myron Ebell, The Washington Times

    The unexpected departure of Dr. Jim Yong Kim as president of the World Bank gives President Donald J. Trump the perfect opportunity to reverse the anti-fossil fuel, energy poverty agenda the bank has pursued since Dr. Kim’s appointment by President Barack Obama in 2012. The World Bank is the world’s premier development bank. Its knowledge of developing countries means that […]

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  • The Carbon Tax: A Wolf In Green Clothing

    • Date: 17/01/19
    • Lawrence Zupan, Mountain Times

    For the wealthy, a carbon tax would be an inconvenience.  For the rest of us, a carbon tax is a catastrophe. If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street, If you try to sit, I’ll tax your seat. If you get too cold I’ll tax the heat, If you take a walk, I’ll tax […]

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  • Terence Corcoran: Who Will Replace Obama’s Man At The World Bank?

    • Date: 12/01/19
    • Terence Corcoran, Financial Post

    The global political scramble to replace Jim Yong Kim promises to be an ideological free-for-all The surprise early resignation of World Bank President Jim Yong Kim on Monday has produced a flurry of reactions from the bank’s supporters and critics, although none have come close to outlining the best option for a post-Second World War […]

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