• Matt Ridley: Gove Needs To Watch Out For The Green Lobby

    • Date: 19/06/17
    • Matt Ridley, The Times

    From badgers to clean-air rules, environmentalists will fight him every inch of the way to protect their vested interests Even Michael Gove’s enemies concede he is good at tackling vested interests. Even his friends concede he has a knack for making enemies in the process. In his new job as secretary of state for environment, […]

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  • Precedented floods

    • Date: 17/06/17
    • Andrew Montford

    Well that wasn’t in the script was it? A couple of scientists working at the University of Liverpool have found that recent floods in the UK are not, contrary to received wisdom, anything exceptional at all. …whilst recent floods are notable, several comparable periods of increased flooding are identifiable historically, with periods of greater frequency […]

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  • US Shale Revolution & Free Trade Create The World’s New Energy Superpower

    • Date: 16/06/17
    • Editorial, The Wall Street Journal

    Steve Bannon owes Paul Ryan an apology on the oil-export ban. The Asia Vision LNG carrier ship sits docked at the Cheniere Energy Inc. terminal in this aerial photograph taken over Sabine Pass, Texas, on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. PHOTO: LINDSEY JANIES/BLOOMBERG NEWS Sometimes politics changes so rapidly that few seem to notice. Remember the […]

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  • Lawrence Solomon: Why Big Business CEOs Support The Paris Climate Deal

    • Date: 14/06/17
    • Lawrence Solomon, Financial Post

    For the most part, big business and big government are two sides of the same coin, each dependent on the other for its funding, each scratching the other’s back, each seeing the world through the same eyeglass. To the surprise of many, big business went ballistic last week when President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. […]

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  • Marijn Poels: The Climate ‘Debate’ Is Paralysing Free Thinkers And Undermining Democracy

    • Date: 14/06/17
    • Marijn Poels

    Over a year ago I decided to invest my saved money in a completely independent documentary, “The Uncertainty Has Settled.” It was a ‘once in a lifetime’ experience. The past nine years I worked non-stop for several foundations and TV-stations as a documentary maker. Mainly focussing on human rights, environmental issues, and international development. My […]

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  • The Green Blob Is Outraged. Again.

    • Date: 12/06/17
    • Andrew Montford

    Michael Gove’s appointment to the Defra brief has all of the usual suspects up in arms, and as usual, the truth is a lot less exciting than the social media ranting. Take, for example, this tweet from Paul Johnson, the deputy editor of the Guardian, no less: Gove back in: Environment Secretary. The minister who […]

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  • The Real Reason Trump Left the Paris Agreement

    • Date: 05/06/17
    • Mark Mills, Fortune

    The Paris climate agreement was never about climate science. Anchored in the premise that climate science is “settled,” the accord seeks to dramatically change humanity’s energy supply. Here, the matter really is settled: It’s not going to happen. Paris advocates assert that, despite President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the agreement, we face […]

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  • Clive James: Climate Alarmists Won’t Admit They Are Wrong

    • Date: 04/06/17
    • Clive James, The Australian

    When you tell people once too often that the missing extra heat is hiding in the ocean, they will switch over to watch Game of Thrones, where the dialogue is less ridiculous and all the threats come true. The proponents of man-made climate catastrophe asked us for so many leaps of faith that they were […]

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