• Is China’s Use Of Coal Really Declining?

    • Date: 16/05/16
    • Professor David Campbell, Lancaster University Law School

    There has been no departure from China’s policy of expansion of coal-fired generation capacity, and the rate of installation continues at the astronomical rates. An episode of the BBC Radio 4 Costing the Earth programme broadcast on 11 May and repeated on 12 May enthusiastically described the extremely vigorous growth of the Chinese solar energy […]

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  • Fifth Carbon Budget: The Most Insane Act Ever Passed By Parliament

    • Date: 14/05/16
    • Christopher Booker, The Sunday Telegraph

    By the end of next month the most insane Act ever passed by Parliament is set to land us in a quite extraordinary situation vis-à-vis the rest of the European Union. This has nothing to do with the referendum. It has everything to do with our MPs’ obligation, under the Climate Change Act, to approve […]

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  • The Internet’s War On Free Speech

    • Date: 14/05/16
    • Brendan O'Neill, The Spectator

    The web was meant to empower us all. Right now, it’s empowering censors The dream of internet freedom has died. What a dream it was. Twenty years ago, nerdy libertarians hailed the web as the freest public sphere that mankind had ever created. The Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace, written in 1996 by John […]

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  • A Climate Courtroom Crusade Scorches Due Process

    • Date: 12/05/16
    • Philip Hamburger, The Wall Street Journal

    Attorneys general demand Exxon’s files without first asking a judge—a case of the fox guarding the hens. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, with a coalition of his colleagues from other states, announcing efforts to combat climate change, March 29. Photo: Reuters Six months ago, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issued a subpoena demanding […]

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  • Ed Feulner: Liberal In Name Only

    • Date: 11/05/16
    • Ed Feulner, The Washington Times

    Leftists have become the authoritarians they used to condemn Illustration on the current illiberal suppression of dissent by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times Do you support free speech, individual liberties and protections for private property? You must be a liberal. Did that last sentence cause you to do a double take? I’m not surprised. I’ve been […]

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  • The Era Of Great Famines Is Over

    • Date: 10/05/16
    • Alex De Waal, The New York Times

    Famine isn’t caused by overpopulation, and as Ethiopia’s experience shows, it’s not a necessary consequence of drought. Politics creates famine, and politics can stop it. ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The worst drought in three decades has left almost 20 million Ethiopians — one-fifth of the population — desperately short of food. And yet the country’s […]

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  • Will Elon Musk Drive Tesla To Destruction?

    • Date: 09/05/16
    • Edward Niedermeyer, Bloomberg

    As Elon Musk piles implausibility on top of implausibility, he is slowly turning criticisms of Tesla’s prospects into a litmus test of faith in his personal abilities. Even if real demand for the Model 3 exceeds every other EV on the market, if Tesla overestimates that demand, the resulting overcapacity will kill Elon Musk’s business […]

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  • Bjorn Lomborg: Let’s Not Ignore The Many Benefits Of Global Warming

    • Date: 06/05/16
    • Bjorn Lomborg, The Daily Telegraph

    If our climate conversation managed to include the good along with the bad, we would have a much better understanding of our options. Last week, a study in the prestigious journal Nature revealed just how much CO₂ increases have greened the Earth over the past three decades. Because CO₂ acts as a fertilizer, as much […]

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