• Frits Bolkestein: Intellectuals And Climate Alarmism

    • Date: 20/01/17
    • Elsevier

    Frits Bolkestein is former leader of the Netherland’s People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy, a former Minister of Defence and former EU Commissioner. In the early seventies, the world must have looked frightening to Dennis Meadows and his team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, when they dealt with limits to growth. This was the […]

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  • Bias, Ignorance And Reality In Climate Science

    • Date: 18/01/17
    • Richard W. Rahn, Washington Times

    Refusal to own up to the distortions of climate science is a costly mistake Wasting More Money on Climate Science Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times The rains have returned to California, and the six-year drought appears to be largely over. We have heard countless assertions from journalists and politicians, ignorant of the weather history […]

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  • Trump And International Energy Poverty: Five Steps

    • Date: 17/01/17
    • Caleb Rossiter, Watts Up With That

    By Caleb Stewart Rossiter, School of International Service and Department of Mathematics and Statistics, American University. Primum non nocere — above all, do no harm, says the medical maxim. In public policy, where every action has different effects on different people, the maxim becomes “above all, do no net harm.” That means that the benefits […]

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  • Christopher Booker: Mind-Blowing Figures Put Tidal Lagoons In Land Of Make-Believe

    • Date: 15/01/17
    • Christopher Booker, The Sunday Telegraph

    At the centre of all the excitable media puffs given to Charles Hendry’s report on Swansea Bay and tidal energy (led inevitably by the BBC), there was a crucial black hole. Not one report focused on how absurdly tiny is the amount of electricity this colossal expenditure and environmental havoc will produce. Bizarre dreamworld: a […]

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  • WSJ: The Climate Intelligence Agency

    • Date: 14/01/17
    • Editorial, The Wall Street Journal

    Democratic CO2 obsessions reach new comic heights Democrats must have concluded that climate change will defeat Donald Trump’s nominees, or perhaps the subject’s omnipresence at the confirmation hearings merely reflects their own political preoccupations, or their rich donors’. Whatever the reason, no job is too irrelevant for global warming to intrude. Perhaps you think Mr. Trump […]

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  • Fritz Vahrenholt: Germany Faces An Energy-Political Fiasco

    • Date: 10/01/17
    • Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt

    If the loss of German competitiveness becomes clearly palpable, and the destruction of nature turns into a leading political issue, then voters and citizens could bring about a change in politics. The German government aims to increase the share of renewable energies in electric power consumption from 30% today to 45% by 2025. Using a […]

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  • Dominic Lawson: Friends of the Earth, But Not of the Truth

    • Date: 08/01/17
    • Dominic Lawson, The Sunday Times

    Friends of the Earth is corrupt in a noble cause. Which, unfortunately, means you cannot trust a word it says. Friends of the earth, but not of the truth. Increased risk of cancer and plummeting house prices are the primordial terrors of the middle classes. This horrific combination of physical and financial ruin just happens […]

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  • Untruth in Green Advertising

    • Date: 07/01/17
    • The Wall Street Journal

    A UK regulator calls out anti-fracking scaremongering Our friends in the environmental movement often behave as if they have a monopoly on sound science, but not everyone is convinced. Witness the rebuke that Britain’s independent advertising watchdog issued to Friends of the Earth, which on Wednesday was forced to withdraw one of its anti-fracking leaflets. […]

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