• British Steel’s Green Death

    • Date: 18/01/16
    • Editorial, The Wall Street Journal

    Wall Street Journal, 6 October 2015: Another 2,000 lost jobs are collateral damage in the war on carbon dioxide. Britain’s industrial heartland has been rocked by news that Thai steelmaker Sahaviriya Steel Industries, or SSI, will close its plant at Redcar in England within months. SSI is winding down its entire U.K. subsidiary at the cost of […]

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  • Post-Modern Fascism: At British Universities Freedom Is Dying

    • Date: 18/01/16
    • Brendan O'Neill, The Spectator

    Student unions’ ‘no platform’ policy is expanding to cover pretty much anyone whose views don’t fit prevailing groupthink Have you met the Stepford students? They’re everywhere. On campuses across the land. Sitting stony-eyed in lecture halls or surreptitiously policing beer-fuelled banter in the uni bar. They look like students, dress like students, smell like students. […]

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  • The Scientific Consensus Has Been Dead Wrong On Oil

    • Date: 15/01/16
    • Stephen Moore, CBN News

    The peak oil sceptics were right and the green scientific consensus was wrong. Oil prices have fallen from $105 a barrel in the summer of 2014 to hovering at [$30 a barrel]. That’s a two-thirds reduction in the price and the biggest factor is shale oil brought to you by fracking. In many areas of […]

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  • Paul Sheehan: Distorted Universities Need A Reality Check

    • Date: 12/01/16
    • Paul Sheehan, The Sydney Morning Herald

    Universities have become havens for intolerance, orthodoxy and unscholarly distortion. Illustration: Michael Mucci […] The very concept of objectivity is scorned in the academy. The victory of theory and ideology is now pervasive in the social sciences, especially sociology and social psychology. Even history is now wrapped in so much historiography, encroaching on the primacy […]

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  • Met Office’s ‘Wettest Ever’ Claim Fails Again

    • Date: 10/01/16
    • Christopher Booker, The Sunday Telegraph

    Official records show that December ranked as only the 20th wettest since 1766, despite what we’ve been told http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/hadobs/hadukp/data/download.html We are all aware that parts of the country, including the north of England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland, have lately been hit, at huge cost, by abnormal amounts of rain. But as soon as the […]

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  • TransCanada’s Keystone Legal Action May Lead To Review Of Climate Science

    • Date: 08/01/16
    • Peter Foster, Financial Post

    No cross-border pipeline has ever been turned down in the cause of saving the world One of the main purposes of free trade deals is to protect legitimate corporate activity from political expediency. On that basis, TransCanada’s proposed US$15 billion NAFTA claim against President Barack Obama’s rejection of its Keystone XL pipeline would appear as big […]

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  • Lucas Bergkamp: Paris Climate Agreement May Be A ‘Trojan Horse’

    • Date: 06/01/16
    • Lucas Bergkamp, Energy Post

    What will happen if the objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement are not achieved? Most people assume that since the agreement is non-binding, failure to reach the targets will necessitate new political action, writes Lucas Bergkamp, Partner at the Brussels-based law firm Hunton & Williams LL.P. But according to Bergkamp, what is likely to happen […]

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  • What’s Causing All This Bizarre Weather?

    • Date: 04/01/16
    • Dan Hannan, Washington Examiner

    What’s causing all this bizarre weather? The answer, at least on my side of the Atlantic, seems to be: “Someone or something I happen not to like.” Britain, like the U.S. and, indeed, much of the world, had an unusual December. Balmy weather brought daffodils freakishly into flower where I live; a neighbor saw cherry […]

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