• Green Glitches in German

    • Date: 13/04/10

    In Germany, Weltschmerz is the sadness one feels when comparing the way the world is to the way it ought to be. German environmentalists must be suffering a profound case of it as not-in-my-backyard protests derail industry- and government-planned alternative-energy projects. Germany’s Renewable Energy Sources Act (Erneuerbare Energien Gesetz, or EEG) was supposed to help […]

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  • Andrew Chambers: The Fight Against Eco-Imperialism

    • Date: 11/04/10

    It is not acceptable to use climate change as an excuse to limit growth in poor countries as the west’s carbon emissions rise Last Thursday the World Bank approved a £2.4bn loan to build a huge new coal-fired power station in South Africa. The issue has exposed the rift between two central international goals – […]

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  • Lawrence Solomon: The New Climate Game

    • Date: 10/04/10

    Climate scientists play a good game of whack-a-mole. Right from the early days of the global warming controversy, they whacked any scientist who dissented from the view that CO2 was warming the planet in a dangerous way. Up popped other skeptical scientists, and WHACK!! Down they went. Up popped skeptical journalists and WHACK! Down they […]

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  • L.A.’s Global Warning

    • Date: 10/04/10

    In Los Angeles’s latest soap opera, city controller Wendy Greuel has declared an “urgent financial crisis.” Get used to hearing those words a lot across the urban landscape. Ms. Greuel warned that next month L.A. could run out of money if the city’s Department of Water and Power doesn’t make good on its promise to […]

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  • Ben Pile: Political Prejudices Dressed Up As Science

    • Date: 08/04/10

    It is their doom-laden political outlook that really convinces greens the world is ending, not scientific evidence. Despite the apparent central position of science in debates and policymaking around climate change, more often than not policy responses are tempered by politics first, and science second. Consider, for instance, two recent reports from the World Health Organisation (WHO) […]

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  • David Henderson: Climate Science Needs To Be More Objective And Thorough

    • Date: 07/04/10

    Letter to the editor of the Financial Times, 7 April 2010: Sir, Your editorial “Cooler on warming” (April 5) rightly makes the point that the conduct of climate science is in question. In this context, you note with good reason the contents of e-mails released in November from the Climatic Research Unit, and recent criticisms […]

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  • Bret Stephens: What’s The Next ‘Global Warming’?

    • Date: 06/04/10

    So global warming is dead, nailed into its coffin one devastating disclosure, defection and re-evaluation at a time. Which means that pretty soon we’re going to need another apocalyptic scare to take its place. As recently as October, the Guardian reported that scientists at Cambridge had “concluded that the Arctic is now melting at such […]

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  • Chris Berg: Face Facts And Adapt To Warmer World

    • Date: 05/04/10

    It might not seem like it, but climate sceptics and climate alarmists agree on a fair bit. One of the biggest flaws with both Kevin Rudd’s emissions trading scheme and Tony Abbott’s direct action plan isn’t that they are great big taxes or climate con jobs. It’s that they are futile. Any Australian cut in […]

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