• Cheer Up: The True Mother Of Invention Is Optimism

    • Date: 07/09/15
    • Luke Johnson, The Sunday Times

    Always remember that throughout history the pioneers have been exalted, while the doomsayers are forgotten. IT IS easy to fall into a slump at this time of year. Returning to rain, darker evenings and the daily grind after a summer holiday in sunnier climes — there are plenty of excuses to feel gloomy. Such seasonal […]

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  • Booker: Yet Another Met Office ‘Warmer, Drier Summer’ Left Us Shivering In The Rain

    • Date: 05/09/15
    • Christopher Booker, The Sunday Telegraph

    August proved that the Met Office is indeed a national disaster Almost every year since 2007 it has been the same story Photo: PA Yet again, the Met Office told us this year that we could expect a summer “warmer and drier than average”. Yet again, the rain poured down, culminating in those August bank holiday […]

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  • Patrick Moore: Obama’s Half-Baked Alaska

    • Date: 05/09/15
    • Patrick Moore, The Wall Street Journal

    Yes, the glacier of Glacier Bay is receding—as it has from time to time for centuries A boat carrying President Obama approaches Alaska’s Bear Glacier on Sept. 1. Photo: mandel ngan/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images When President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry visited Alaska this week, they pointed to the receding glaciers as evidence that […]

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  • Green Fear: A Hallow UN Climate Agreement

    • Date: 05/09/15
    • Marlowe Hood, AFP

    Negotiators from 195 nations tasked with crafting a universal climate pact are driven by twin fears tugging in opposite directions, which may result in a hollow deal, say analysts. The all-too-real prospect of climate catastrophe on a horizon of decades, not centuries, coupled with a rising tide of expectations, would seem to be powerful incentives […]

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  • British Energy & Climate Minister: ‘Shale Gas Is A Fantastic Opportunity For The UK’

    • Date: 01/09/15
    • Andrea Leadsom, Blackpool Gazette

    Britain’s Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change Andrea Leadsom gives her view on the shale gas debate Minister Andrea Leadsom   Shale gas is a fantastic opportunity for the UK. The industry could be worth billions of pounds to our economy, provide more than 60,000 jobs, creating financial security for more hard-working people […]

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  • Booker: Met Office Sacked By The BBC – But The Truth Is Even Odder

    • Date: 30/08/15
    • Christopher Booker, The Sunday Telegraph

    Even when the BBC says goodbye to the Met Office, it will still be relying on Met Office data, however wrong The media were certainly caught out by the shock news that the Met Office has, after 93 years, lost its contract to supply the BBC with its weather forecasts. It should not have taken […]

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  • It’s The Right Climate To Scrap The Department Of Energy And Climate Change

    • Date: 27/08/15
    • Benny Peiser & Daniel Mahoney, City A.M.

    Abolishing DECC would be good for cost-effective energy policy, good for consumers and good for the Exchequer. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is small compared to other government departments, with a gross annual expenditure of just £5.7bn. However, as the government grapples with how to continue to drive down its deficit, abolishing […]

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  • Obama’s Next Target: Natural Gas

    • Date: 24/08/15
    • Editorial, The Wall Street Journal

    America’s natural gas boom has been a rare economic bright spot, and even President Obama likes to take credit for it. But as his term winds down, the Administration is waging a war of regulatory attrition to raise drilling costs and reduce its competitive advantage over wind and solar power. The latest effort came last week […]

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