• Top German MP Warns Of ‘Dictatorship of Climate Law’

    • Date: 23/02/19
    • Deutschlandfunk

    Legally binding targets for greenhouse gas emissions for individual German ministries are a danger to democracy, says the Christian Democrat MP Andreas Lämmel. He is warning of a “dictatorship of climate law”. Sarah Zerback (Deutschlandfunk): The Environment Minister is responsible for climate protection, but not for traffic, industry, power plants and buildings that emit greenhouse gases […]

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  • 24 Media Organizations Oppose Defamation Suit Waged by Michael Mann

    • Date: 22/02/19
    • Epoch Times

    Twenty-four media organizations, including The Washington Post, NBC Universal, and Fox News, have sided with the conservative National Review and free market-leaning Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) over a defamation lawsuit brought by a leading climate scientist. The organizations, which also included the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Civil Liberties Union of the District […]

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  • Mueller’s ‘Foreign Agent’ Prosecutions May Lead to Probes of Green Groups

    • Date: 21/02/19
    • Kevin Mooney, The Daily Signal

    By invoking a law regulating foreign agents to pursue prosecution of former Trump campaign officials, special counsel Robert Mueller opened the door to more intense scrutiny of some U.S. environmental groups, according to legal analysts who say China and Russia use such groups to influence America’s energy policy. But these legal analysts said they also […]

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  • Forget Paris: EU Ready To Give Up Climate Pledge For US Trade Deal

    • Date: 20/02/19
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    According to reports the EU is preparing to negotiate trade agreements with the Trump Administration, abandoning its pledge to only strike trade deals with countries committed to the Paris Agreement. A committee of the European Parliament on Tuesday endorsed opening talks. Adopted by 21 votes to 17, the resolution by the committee for international trade (INTA) empowers the […]

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  • Eco-Socialism: The Green New Deal Will Give The State Mob-Like Power

    • Date: 20/02/19
    • Jonah Goldberg, National Review

    Urgency — i.e. crisis, war, etc. — is what causes people to say “there’s no time to argue!” and this empowers the state. The idea that “there is no time to argue” is fundamentally anti-democratic because democracy is about disagreement not agreement. In last week’s sub-par G-File I ended with a riff on socialism and gangsterism. I wrote:13 […]

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  • Green Madness: Dutch Govt Admits It Was Wrong On Huge Energy Bill Hikes

    • Date: 19/02/19
    • Dutch News

    Holland’s national statistics agency said the average household energy bill would go up by €334 this year, more than double the earlier government estimate. The cabinet has admitted it used old figures when calculating the impact of energy tax hikes and underestimated the impact on families. On Monday, the national statistics agency CBS said the […]

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  • U.S. Cities and States Scaling Back Climate Policies As Costs Skyrocket & Opposition Grows

    • Date: 18/02/19
    • Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller

    Cities and states are having a hard time trying to implement climate policies laid out in the Green New Deal. Democrats’ Green New Deal legislation envisions a U.S that eliminates all greenhouse gas emissions through a massive expansion of government control, which includes a green grid, electrified mass transit and high-speed rail. However, cities and […]

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  • Australian Met Office Accused Of Man-Made Climate Change

    • Date: 16/02/19
    • Graham Lloyd, The Australian

    The Bureau of Meteorology has rewritten Australia’s temperature records for the second time in six years, greatly increasing the rate of warming since 1910 in its controversial homogenised data set. Rather than the nation’s temperature having increased by 1C over the past century, the ­bureau’s updated homogenised data set, known as ACORN-SAT, now shows mean […]

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