• 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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  • Why Non-Renewables Are Still In Abundance While Renewables Are Not

    • Date: 05/05/16
    • Philip Lloyd, Cape Peninsula University of Technology

    The problem the world faces is that many of the resources that are truly threatened are the renewable ones, not, as so often assumed, the non-renewables. Many of the earth’s renewable resources are being insanely over-exploited, and humanity seems incapable of agreeing on rules for their protection. Fish, large mammals, fresh water, timber, clean air […]

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  • Pascal’s Wager For The Global Warming Religion

    • Date: 04/05/16
    • Robert Tracinski, The Federalist

    Apologists for the global warming religion borrow from the lamest argument for the existence of God. Blaise Pascal (1623–1662) studying the cycloid, engraved on the tablet he is holding in his left hand. Do you freaking love science? Then you might be a big enough sucker to fall for a claim like this one: “Across […]

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  • Christopher Booker: The Climate Change Brigade Vs Press Freedoms

    • Date: 01/05/16
    • Christopher Booker, The Sunday Telegraph

    Nothing was more revealing in this letter than its signatories’ claim that in no way did they wish to interfere with the freedom of speech – when everything else in the letter showed that this was precisely their intention. There recently arrived on the desk of the editor of The Times an extraordinary three-page letter, […]

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  • Lord Turner’s Misleading Views On The Paris Agreement

    • Date: 28/04/16
    • Professor David Campbell

    Everything Lord Turner said about the Paris Agreement and China’s and India’s Intended Nationally Determined Contributions was wrong. On yesterday morning’s BBC Today Programme, Lord Adair Turner, the chairman of the UK’s Energy Transitions Commission (and formerly Chair of the Committee on Climate Change) gave his very positive views on climate change policy in light of the Paris […]

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  • Matt Ridley: Climate Change Lobby Wants To Kill Free Speech

    • Date: 25/04/16
    • Matt Ridley, The Times

    A letter by peers about The Times’ coverage of global warming is part of a systematic campaign to shut down debate The editor of this newspaper received a private letter last week from Lord Krebs and 12 other members of the House of Lords expressing unhappiness with two articles by its environment correspondent. Conceding that […]

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