• New Paper: Decarbonisation Plans Fail Engineering Reality Check

    • Date: 19/05/20
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Foundation

    Net Zero target is ‘madness’ Britain’s plans to decarbonise the economy have not been properly thought through, and there is a dangerous lack of systems and project engineering input. That’s according to Michael Kelly, emeritus professor of technology in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge, who says that replacing fossil fuels with […]

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  • London Mayor Bans Cars & Vans, Forces People To Walk Or Cycle To Work

    • Date: 17/05/20
    • Motor Authority

    Large areas of London are to be closed to cars and vans to force people to walk or cycle as the coronavirus lockdown on transport is extended indefinitely, London’s mayor Sadiq Khan has announced. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has announced plans to transform central parts of the capital into one of the largest car free […]

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  • Charles Moore: Lockdown Is Showing Us The Misery That Net Zero Will Demand

    • Date: 16/05/20
    • Charles Moore, The Daily Telegraph

    Eco-politics succeeds only with voters who feel guilty about being rich. Covid-19 will put paid to that Roger Harrabin, the BBC’s evangelically green environment analyst, recently wrote this on his employer’s website: “I’ve just had a light bulb moment. The feisty little wren chirping loudly in the matted ivy outside my back door is telling us […]

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  • Extinction Rebellion Activists Threatening Labour Party Over Airline Bailout

    • Date: 12/05/20
    • The Times

    The leaders of the Extinction Rebellion climate group have threatened the Labour Party with cyberattacks for supporting an aviation industry bailout. In a letter addressed to Jim McMahon, the shadow transport secretary, the activists vowed to target the party with “direct action protests” if it persisted in its calls for the government to save Virgin Atlantic […]

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  • We Are Winning The War On Climate-Related Diseases

    • Date: 08/05/20
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Foundation

    New analysis shows dramatic improvement London, 8 May: A new report from the Global Warming Policy Foundation reveals that there have been dramatic falls in climate-related mortality over the last 30 years. The study’s author, Indur Goklany, says that these improvements have been seen in almost every category: “You see improvement across the board, but most notably there […]

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  • Green Extremists Plot ‘To Sabotage UK Economy’

    • Date: 03/05/20
    • David Rose, Mail on Sunday

    Extinction Rebellion wants activists to stage rent strikes, halt tax payments and take out bank loans they never intend to repay in protest at an economic system they claim is fuelling a climate catastrophe. Internal documents obtained by The Mail on Sunday set out plans for a ‘Money Rebellion’ involving acts of financial sabotage to […]

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  • Blackout Risk As Renewables Threaten To Destabilise National Grid

    • Date: 02/05/20
    • The Times

    Britain could be at risk of blackouts as extremely low energy demand threatens to leave the electricity grid overwhelmed by surplus power. National Grid asked the regulator yesterday for emergency powers to switch off solar and wind farms to prevent the grid from being swamped on the May 8 bank holiday, when demand is expected to be […]

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  • Wilfred Beckerman Obituary

    • Date: 29/04/20
    • Guy Leech

    Professor Wilfred Beckerman died on 18th April at the great age of 94 years and 11 months. He was a highly distinguished economist, writer and teacher and was admired by generations of students at Balliol College, Oxford and at UCL. He continued to teach at UCL until his death – his professional career covered an […]

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