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  • Dark Days Lie Ahead In The Green Dystopia Of California

    • Date: 17/11/19
    • Gerard Baker, The Times
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    With blackouts, crippling taxation and unaffordable housing, the Golden State is a feudal society of super-rich and serfs Fifty years ago, in her song California, Joni Mitchell captured the universal appeal of the eponymous state, a land of endless sunshine and golden opportunity. Contrasting her adopted home with the sheer greyness of life elsewhere, she wrote: “My […]

  • German Anti-Wind Revolt Sparks Collapse In Construction

    • Date: 17/11/19
    • Financial Times
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    Construction of new wind parks in Germany has collapsed over the past year, not least in response to growing resistance from local activists.  In the first nine months of 2019, developers put up 150 new wind turbines across the country with a total capacity of 514MW — more than 80 per cent below the average build […]

  • Forget Climate Excuses: Environment Agency Ignored Flood Warnings For Years

    • Date: 16/11/19
    • The Times
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    The Environment Agency ignored repeated warnings for more than a decade that a lack of maintenance along the River Don in South Yorkshire would worsen the impact of flooding. As flooding spread across the country yesterday, the Association of Drainage Authorities said that warnings had been issued each year since 2007 at its annual conference, attended by […]

  • ‘Death To The Dictator’: Iran Protests Erupt After Petrol Price Hike

    • Date: 16/11/19
    • Al Arabia English
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    Several protests erupted across Iranian cities on Saturday, with many protesters blocking main roads with their cars and burning tires while chanting “Death to the dictator,” a day after the government announced a surprise decision to ration and hike the price of petrol. One civilian was killed and other people injured in Iran’s Sirjan, the […]

  • New Science Scandal: ‘Fatally Flawed Hurricane Paper Should Be Retracted’

    • Date: 15/11/19
    • Roger Pielke Jr., Forbes
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    The new PNAS paper is fatally flawed. It contains several major errors and should be retracted. Earlier this week a paper published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) by a team of authors led by Aslak Grinsted, a scientist who studies ice sheets at the University of Copenhagen, claimed that “the […]

  • Climate Politics Are Dividing Us, Because That’s The Way The Alarmists Want It

    • Date: 15/11/19
    • Editorial, Issues & Insights
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    In Western nations, climate hysteria is emerging as the new culture war — but its outcome is far from certain. A CNN producer recently wrote an opinion piece headlined “Climate politics are tearing the West apart.” He got it about half right. They are tearing us apart but not for the reasons he thinks. Johan […]

  • China’s New Energy Agenda: Coal Power Will Be Top Priority

    • Date: 15/11/19
    • China Dialogue
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    Premier Li Keqiang has re-emphasised coal as China’s primary source of energy security, and toned down the urgency of the low-carbon transition China has signalled that coal power will be a top priority within national energy policy as the government prepares its next Five Year Plan (2021-25). On 11 October, Premier Li Keqiang chaired a meeting of […]

  • Venetians Rage At Flood-Defence Delay & Politicians

    • Date: 15/11/19
    • The Guardian
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    City’s €6bn Mose barriers to protect against high tides unfinished after 15 years “We don’t know when we will reopen. Thank you, Mose!” reads the sign pinned to the door of Pasticceria Rizzardini, a small bakery and coffee shop in the San Polo area of Venice. Established in 1742, the shop has survived many floods; […]

  • Climate Science Proves Scams Don’t Die of Exposure

    • Date: 15/11/19
    • Tony Thomas, Quadrant
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    It’s the tenth anniversary next week of the 2009 Climategate email dump that exposed top climate scientists’ chicanery and subversion of science – and did so in their own words and out of their own mouths, or keyboards. I’ll list a few emails-of-infamy shortly, but first some background. For the three years before Climategate, the […]

  • GWPF TV: Energy Utopias and Engineering Reality

    • Date: 14/11/19
    • The Global Warming Policy Foundation
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    Watch Professor Michael Kelly FRS FREng deliver the 2019 Annual GWPF Lecture on ‘Energy Utopias and Engineering Reality’.

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