• Goodbye, Green New Deal

    • Date: 29/03/20
    • Kevin D. Williamson, National Review
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    What will happen next with the coronavirus epidemic is unknown, but it seems certain to claim one very high-profile victim: the so-called Green New Deal. Good riddance. The current crisis in the U.S. economy is, in miniature but concentrated form, precisely what the Left has in mind in response to climate change: shutting down large sectors […]

  • Rare Ozone Hole Opens Over Arctic — And It’s Big

    • Date: 29/03/20
    • Nature
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    Cold temperatures and a strong polar vortex allowed chemicals to gnaw away at the protective ozone layer in the north. A vast ozone hole — likely the biggest on record in the north — has opened in the skies above the Arctic. It rivals the better-known Antarctic ozone hole that forms in the southern hemisphere […]

  • Furious MEP Erupts At EU For Being ‘Too Focused On Climate Change’ To Tackle Coronavirus

    • Date: 29/03/20
    • Daily Express
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    A furious Dutch MEP has scolded European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen for acting “too little, too late” in the fight against the coronavirus. Dutch MEP Derk Jan Eppink said that the coronavirus crisis wreaking havoc across the European Union showed the bloc’s weaknesses. In a furious rant against the EU’s response, Mr Eppink […]

  • Covid-19 Shows Why There Won’t Be Global Action on Climate Change

    • Date: 28/03/20
    • Richard Drake, Climate Scepticism
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    This is pretty much Jason Bordoff’s headline in Foreign Policy magazine today, except I left out the “Sorry”. And that’s because I’m not. Sorry, but the Virus Shows Why There Won’t Be Global Action on Climate Change Here are some highlights. To slow the spread of COVID-19, governments are clamping down to force collective action […]

  • Russia Pledges To Increase CO2 Emissions By 2030

    • Date: 28/03/20
    • Reuters
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    Russia has pledges to ‘cut’ CO2 emissions by a third by 2030 from 1990 levels – when the heavily industrial Soviet Union collapsed – which in reality represents an increase in Russia’s CO2 emissions from today. ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA – Fossil fuel-rich Russia has for the first time set out a greener economic path for the […]

  • Europe’s Car Industry Calls For Delay Of Costly CO2 Regulations

    • Date: 27/03/20
    • EurActiv
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    Europe’s largest auto manufacturers have argued that the coronavirus outbreak will limit their ability to comply with EU rules aimed at cleaning up the sector’s carbon footprint. The European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) – which represents the likes of Ford, Honda and Volkswagen – said in a letter addressed to six European Commissioners on Wednesday (25 March) […]

  • Covid-19: A Glimpse of the Dystopia Greens Want Us to Live In

    • Date: 27/03/20
    • Brendan O'Neill, Spiked
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    This pandemic has shown us what life would be like if environmentalists got their way. Greens just can’t help themselves. As the rest of us do what we can to tackle or withstand the Covid-19 crisis, they treat it as a sign, a warning from nature, a telling-off to hubristic, destructive mankind. The speed with which […]

  • Why the COVID-19 Response Is No Model for Climate Action

    • Date: 27/03/20
    • Alex Trembath and Seaver Wang, The Breakthrough Institute
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    If the emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic is held up as a model for climate action, we should not be surprised if public support is less than enthusiastic. A global emergency. Wartime mobilization. Calls to “listen to the scientists.” Demands for radical shifts in policy and human behavior. Tradeoffs between sacrifices today and larger […]

  • Climate Slides On Germans’ List Of Concerns

    • Date: 27/03/20
    • Clean Energy Wire
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    Just 9% of Germans cite climate change and the environment as main concern.  A new poll finds support for Angela Merkel’s conservative coalition has risen sharply as the coronavirus pandemic has hit Germany, while concern over the urgency of climate action has plummeted. […] The coronavirus pandemic has overwhelmed other concerns, including climate change, the […]

  • Green Madness: EU Sticks To Carbon Reporting Deadlines, Rejects Industry Calls For Coronavirus Delay

    • Date: 27/03/20
    • Reuters
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    BRUSSELS – A European Union deadline of April 30 for firms to surrender emissions trading system (ETS) carbon allowances will stand, despite calls for extensions from some industry groups due to the coronavirus pandemic. Industry, utilities and airlines running flights in Europe must report their ETS emissions for the previous calendar year by 31 March, […]

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