• Making Life Worse: The Fatal Flaws Of Climate Hysteria

    • Date: 26/05/19
    • Joel Kotkin, The Orange County Register

    “Saving the planet” should be an unbeatable political slogan. Yet consistently the imagined “green wave” mindlessly embraced by most of the media continues to fall short, as evidenced by recent elections in Canada and Australia, as well as across much of Europe. These results reflect climate scientist Roger Pielke’s  2010 notion of “the iron law […]

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  • Why Climate Change Alarm Is A Big Vote Loser

    • Date: 22/05/19
    • Paul Ormerod, City A.M.

    Costly environmentalist policies are not popular when it comes to elections. Whoever becomes Conservative leader might find it useful to learn from the Australian election result. The Labor opposition had led every major opinion poll for the past two years. But Scott Morrison of the Coalition is still Prime Minister – and it is his […]

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  • Editorial: A Climate-Change Drubbing in Australia

    • Date: 19/05/19
    • Editorial, The Wall Street Journal

    The right in Australia won on the sharp contrast with the left on taxes, growth and climate change. If American Democrats want a warning about the consequences of embracing the Green New Deal, look no further than Saturday’s election shocker in Australia. The opposition center-left Labor Party had led in the polls for months but […]

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  • Why The Australian Labor Party Suffered A Crushing Defeat

    • Date: 19/05/19
    • Adrian Papst, New Statesman

    Rather than staking its platform on workers and their jobs, Labor instead defended a position on climate change that appeals largely to middle-class voters. After three years of being ahead in the opinion polls, the Australian Labor Party lost Saturday’s election that had been billed as “unlosable”. Much like David Cameron’s surprise victory over Ed […]

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  • Dan Hannan: How Capitalism Will Save Endangered Species

    • Date: 10/05/19
    • Dan Hannan, The Washington Examiner

    The world is getting richer, wilder, and more diverse, all thanks to capitalism. Not long ago, a new variety of orchid was discovered at the Newmarket racecourse in Suffolk, England. The track’s managers were horrified at first. When an endangered plant is found on your land in England, eco-regulators seize control; and this flower was, […]

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  • Nick Timothy: When Will Green Zealots Figure Out That Britain Cannot Fight Climate Change Alone?

    • Date: 09/05/19
    • Nick Timothy, The Daily Telegraph

    Britain is wrecking its economic competitiveness. Industrial electricity prices have gone up by more than 160 per cent since 2004. And they are getting increasingly uncompetitive. Britain is about to take a dangerous leap into the unknown. It will cause a massive economic hit, damaging industry and jeopardising jobs. The Government has no policies to […]

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  • Guilt-Tripping Britain to Net Zero

    • Date: 07/05/19
    • Rupert Darwall, CapX

    It’s time to dial down the climate hysteria The net zero report replaces rigour with waffle The Climate Change Committee couldn’t construct a quantified cost benefit analysis to justify its recommendation “To boldly go where no economy has been before” was the theme of the Committee on Climate Change’s net zero report released last week — but […]

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  • Dominic Lawson: Planes, Hypocrites and Automobiles

    • Date: 06/05/19
    • Dominic Lawson, Daily Mail

    It must be wonderful to call on us all to consume less petrol in order to ‘save the planet’, but get free rides in what the Guardian/Observer salutes as ‘one of the most successful luxury performance cars of all time’. Poor Dame Emma Thompson: photographed in seat 2F of the first-class cabin of a British […]

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