• Old Warmth In The Sea And New Cold In The Living Room

    • Date: 12/02/19
    • Prof Fritz Vahrenholt, Achse des Guten

    In January 2019, Science published a work worth reading entitled “The Little Ice Age and the 20th-century deep Pacific cooling”. The result: the Pacific has cooled down in depth from 1870 until today, the Atlantic has not. The circulation of the deep sea means that the Pacific depths are still influenced today by the Medieval […]

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  • Jason Pye: The Green New Deal Is A Communist Manifesto, 21st Century

    • Date: 10/02/19
    • Jason Pye, RealClearMarkets

    A 21st-century take on Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels’ Communist Manifesto was introduced in the form of a nonbinding resolution introduced by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.). The resolution effectively does nothing other than express the sense that Congress should pass a so-called “Green New Deal” whose wholly unattainable goals would almost certainly […]

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  • The Times View On Shale Gas: Frack On!

    • Date: 09/02/19
    • Editorial, The Times

    The government needs to help, not hinder, shale gas and oil drilling   A nation that is self-sufficient in energy gains diplomatic clout. No country epitomises this more than the United States. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has greatly boosted its oil production and transformed it into the world’s largest producer of natural gas. So great […]

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  • Green New Deal: The Secret Republican Weapon?

    • Date: 08/02/19
    • Kimberley A. Strassel, The Wall Street Journal

    Meet Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s New Green Deal, the secret Republican weapon for 2020 The Republican Party has a secret weapon for 2020. It’s especially effective because it’s stealthy: The Democrats seem oblivious to its power. And the GOP needn’t lift a finger for it to work. All Republicans have to do is sit back and watch […]

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  • Matt Ridley: Lord Deben Should Come Clean About His Ties To Business

    • Date: 05/02/19
    • Matt Ridley, The Times

    The revelations cast doubt on every report the Committee on Climate Change has produced since 2012, when Lord Deben became chairman and made it vigorously partisan. Imagine that a Conservative chairman of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), tasked with giving impartial advice to the government, had a consultancy firm, but he said there were no […]

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  • Tony Lodge: Britain Must Build More Gas Power Plants Now

    • Date: 04/02/19
    • Tony Lodge, The Times

    News that Germany will need to find large new supplies of electricity after announcing the gradual closure of its coal-fired power plants should concern British policymakers and those interested in our energy security. Coal-fired plants supply 40 per cent of German electricity and will now be run down, the aim being to replace this lost […]

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  • Dominic Lawson: The High Priests Of The Green Lobby

    • Date: 04/02/19
    • Dominic Lawson, Daily Mail

    Oh look, another member of the great and the good is in the soup. And, not for the first time, it’s one of those who preaches to us about our duty to ‘save the planet’. Yesterday, the Mail on Sunday revealed that a private company owned by Lord Deben (who, as John Selwyn Gummer, was […]

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  • Free Speech On Campus Begins With The Academics

    • Date: 02/02/19
    • Editorial, The Daily Telegraph

     The Government is absolutely right to introduce uniform guidance on free speech in universities, but it shouldn’t even be necessary. Why can’t academics, who are supposedly motivated by the spirit of free inquiry, define and defend liberty themselves? Instead, students have been allowed to set the rules and, through no-platforming, noisy protest and “safe space” […]

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