• Zika: Green Zealots, Black Deaths

    • Date: 02/02/16
    • Robert Zubrin, National Review

    DDT could stop the horrific disease, but environmental zealots won’t consider it. Aedes Aegypti mosquito, carrier of the Zika virus. (Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty) The world is facing a public-health emergency. According to the World Health Organization, the Zika virus, a horrific disease that causes malformation of infants, is now “spreading explosively.” If decisive action is not […]

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  • Nick Butler: UK Policy Implications Of Another Nuclear Delay

    • Date: 27/01/16
    • Nick Butler, Financial Times

    The latest postponement of the Hinkley Point nuclear reactor project is the most serious delay of many because it shows that the plan is fundamentally uneconomic for the owners as well as for consumers. […] There is no prospect of the French government, its main shareholder, rescuing EDF. Thousands of employees are being laid off, alienating the […]

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  • The Death Knell For ‘Peak Oil’

    • Date: 21/01/16
    • Editorial, Denver Post

    Peak oil theorists who predicted shortages and high prices proven wrong – again Collapsing energy prices and bearish economic news have rattled equity markets, and the shock may not be over. With the world awash in oil and prices falling toward $26 a barrel, Iran is set to add to the oversupply now that international […]

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  • Forget OPEC: Shale 2.0 Will Bounce Back & Even Stronger

    • Date: 19/01/16
    • Mark P Mills, The Wall Street Journal

    Vast swaths of shale will be profitable with oil at about $40 a barrel, and the nimble industry is ready. How low can oil prices go? When pundits start competing to predict where the barrel will hit bottom, you know that a rebound is inevitable. It’s the inverse of what happens before a high-price bubble […]

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  • 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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