• It’s The Sun, Stupid

    • Date: 22/05/10

    Solar scientists are finally overcoming their fears and going public about the Sun-climate connection. Four years ago, when I first started profiling scientists who were global warming skeptics, I soon learned two things: Solar scientists were overwhelmingly skeptical that humans caused climate change and, overwhelmingly, they were reluctant to go public with their views. Often, […]

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  • Europe’s Solar Eclipse

    • Date: 21/05/10

    One of the consequences of Europe’s financial mess that hasn’t gotten a lot of attention is that shares of companies in the once red-hot solar sector have gotten absolutely pummeled. First Solar (FSLR), a maker of tin-film solar modules that’s a member of the S&P 500, has plunged nearly 25% so far this month despite […]

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  • Detroit Fears: Climate Bill Would Strangle Economic Recovery

    • Date: 20/05/10

    The betting in Washington is that the cap-and-trade carbon bill introduced in the Senate by Democrat John Kerry of Massachusetts and Independent Joe Lieberman of Connecticut hasn’t got a chance of passing this year. That may explain why public outcry against yet another economy-choking piece of legislation has been fairly muted. But we’re not taking […]

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  • The EPA’s Shocking Power Grab

    • Date: 19/05/10

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is carrying out one of the biggest power grabs in American history. The agency has positioned itself to regulate fuel economy, set climate policy for the nation and amend the Clean Air Act–powers never delegated to it by Congress. It has done this by declaring greenhouse gas emissions a danger […]

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  • Cameron’s Wasted Energies

    • Date: 19/05/10

    David Cameron last week renewed his promise to cut the U.K. government’s carbon emissions by 10% in the next 12 months, and is now taking suggestions on how to achieve that. Here’s a thought: How about cutting the central government itself by 10%? That’s about the only way the new Prime Minister can simultaneously reduce […]

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  • Action On Climate Change Stalled By Political Reality

    • Date: 19/05/10

    Among the many challenges currently facing Britain, one, how to supply energy to its people over the coming 25 years, provides an interesting backdrop to debates about the environment, energy and climate change. The fact is that energy demand in Britain will soon outstrip energy supply. While there are several reasons for conundrum, a main […]

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  • Climate Science Policy Needs a “Team B” (Big Science + Big Government = Bad Science & Policy)

    • Date: 18/05/10

    The wonderful “A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking real money” statement attributed to Senator Everett Dirksen may be apocryphal, but it remains a prescient warning to our nation’s leaders. At a time when Congress is throwing billions of dollars around like pocket change based on claims of scientists and engineers, a real quote of Dirksen […]

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  • Cheer Up: Life Only Gets Better

    • Date: 17/05/10

    By the middle of this century the human race will have expanded in 10,000 years from less than 10m people to nearly 10 billion. Some live in misery and dearth even worse than the worst experienced in the Stone Age. But the vast majority are much better fed, much better sheltered, much better entertained, much […]

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