• Fossil Fools: What’s Wrong With Fossil Fuel Divestment

    • Date: 17/04/15
    • Walter Russell Mead, The American Interest

    Never underestimate the environmental movement’s ability to squander its resources. Today’s fossil fuel divestment campaign is the latest example of fecklessness, and yet another demonstration—as if we needed one—that greens don’t understand the problems they’re trying to fix. John Gapper writes for the FT: The [divestment] movement is an elaborate charade, which is too inconsistent and impractical to […]

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  • Thomas Sowell: The New Inquisition

    • Date: 16/04/15
    • Thomas Sowell, Arkansas Online

    How long will this country remain free? Probably only as long as the American people value their freedom enough to defend it. But how many people today can stop looking at their electronic devices long enough to even think about such things?   Meanwhile, attempts to shut down people whose free speech interferes with other […]

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  • Narendra Modi: India’s Climate Realist

    • Date: 16/04/15
    • Steven Hayward, Power Line

    India’s Prime Minister is typically called “controversial” or “divisive,” which means the liberal establishment of India and internationally don’t like him.  I don’t know if he deserves the accolade as the “Ronald Reagan of India,” but I hear he has some reformist instincts about opening up India’s economy and fighting corruption. One thing his government […]

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  • Benny Peiser: EU’s Green Energy Debacle Shows The Futility Of Unilateral Climate Policies

    • Date: 14/04/15
    • Benny Peiser, Financial Post

    As the Ontario government announces new unilateral climate policies, Canadian policymakers would be well advised to heed the lessons of Europe’s self-defeating green energy debacle. The European Union has long been committed to unilateral efforts to tackle climate change. For the last 20 years, Europe has felt a duty to set an example through radical […]

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  • Greenpeace’s Midlife Crisis

    • Date: 14/04/15
    • Peter Robison and Monte Reel, Bloomberg

    Familiar tactics against savvier corporate targets have made life harder for the environmental icon Greenpeace’s account of its mission to board and occupy an enormous oil-drilling rig in the middle of the Pacific evoked a familiar image of daring environmental activists confronting determined opposition from a corporate titan. The six people who used ropes and harnesses last […]

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  • Dame Helen Ghosh Is All At Sea On Climate Change

    • Date: 12/04/15
    • Christopher Booker, The Sunday Telegraph

    The National Trust chief’s idea that climate change has somehow been causing Britain’s coastline ‘to fall into the sea’ is nonsense The White Cliffs of Dover coastline, Kent, for which an appeal is being raised Photo: National Trust Images/John Miller Last week’s Sunday Telegraph caused a stir with that interview in which Dame Helen Ghosh, the director […]

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  • Rules For Green Radicals: The Alinsky Way of Governing

    • Date: 10/04/15
    • Pete Peterson, The Wall Street Journal

    What happens when those in power adopt ‘rules for radicals’ to attack their less powerful opponents. Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva, the ranking Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee, recently caused a stir by sending letters to seven university presidents seeking background information on scientists and professors who had given congressional testimony that failed to endorse what […]

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  • The Church Of Climate Scientology

    • Date: 10/04/15
    • Alex Epstein, Forbes

    “Science” is perhaps the most abused word in the English language. The word used to name the method of Galileo, Newton, and Einstein has also been used to rationalize some of the most destructive political policies in human history, such as socialism and population control. The Nazis invoked the once-renowned “science” of eugenics to justify a Holocaust […]

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