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  • Green Suicide: Germany’s Industry In Freefall

    • Date: 07/12/19
    • The Daily Telegraph
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    Its main industry is in freefall. Its political system is descending into chaos. The banking system is in crisis, and consumer demand is stuck in the doldrums. Which country? It is, of course, Germany. With every week that passes there are more and more signs of a deep malaise in its economy. The nation once known […]

  • BBC’s Polar Bear Nonsense Debunked, Again

    • Date: 06/12/19
    • Susan Crockford, Polar Bear Science
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    Ryrkaypiy ‘over-run’ by >50 polar bears is probably due to more Chukchi Sea bears – not less A scary-sounding headline from the BBC today screams “Ryrkaypiy: Far-north Russian village overrun by polar bears“. A little research would have shown (as I do below) that this sort of event is not unusual for this village, there […]

  • Ruth Lea: Carbon Policies Are ‘Futile Gesture Politics’

    • Date: 06/12/19
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Foundation
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    Economist says unilateral decarbonisation carries major economic and political risks A prominent economist says that Britain’s climate and energy policies are ‘futile gesture politics’, and will fail to bring about any change to the climate. Dr Ruth Lea, who has wide-ranging experience of working in the civil service, the financial sector and policy institutions, says […]

  • Winning: Revolt Brewing Against EU’s ‘Unrealistic’ Climate Goals

    • Date: 05/12/19
    • EurActiv
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    Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš has threatened to veto Europe’s goal of becoming the first climate-neutral continent in the world by 2050, adding his voice to a growing chorus of discontent as EU leaders prepare for heated climate discussions at a summit in Brussels next week. In a letter to European Commission President Ursula von […]

  • Mad Eco-Grinch: School Bans Children From Sending Christmas Cards To Protect The Climate

    • Date: 05/12/19
    • Sky News
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    The headteacher of the primary school says the tradition is bad for the environment. A primary school headteacher has been branded a “grinch” after banning pupils from sending Christmas cards. Jonathan Mason, head of Belton Lane Primary School in Grantham, Lincolnshire, said the tradition was bad for the environment. However, parents said the move is […]

  • ‘Last Decade Was The Warmest’ – Yes, But…

    • Date: 05/12/19
    • Dr David Whitehouse, GWPF Science Editor
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    As predictable as Christmas, every year meteorological agencies issue assessments of annual global temperature data in early December – primarily in order to influence the annual UN climate summits. The World Meteorological Organisation has done it again with a press release that serves very well the purpose of any climate-related press release – to be […]

  • Societal Impact Of Justinian Plague May Have Been Exaggerated

    • Date: 05/12/19
    • Science News
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    Archaeological evidence suggests a sixth century epidemic didn’t radically change European history An ancient bubonic plague outbreak often characterized as a mass killer that felled Eurasian civilizations was actually pretty tame, researchers say. Known as the Justinianic plague, the outbreak likely didn’t cause enough deaths to trigger major events such as the eastern Roman Empire’s decline, Islam’s […]

  • A Brilliant Lesson For Greta Thunberg By Fellow Teenager Lauren Jeffrey

    • Date: 05/12/19
    • Lauren Jeffrey
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    Climate change is real, and it may well become more problematic in the future, but misrepresenting the science and terrifying children and young people is not the way to face the issues.

  • U.S. Coal Plants Close As Cheap Shale Gas Is Making Coal Uncompetitive

    • Date: 04/12/19
    • Houston Chronicle
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    Coal-fired power plants in the United States are closing because they’re more expensive to operate and maintain than cheaper forms of power such as natural gas-fueled generation, according to a new government study. The Department of Energy reported that coal plants have been facing a general decline as low natural gas prices have made natural […]

  • Requiem For A Climate Dream

    • Date: 04/12/19
    • Holman W. Jenkins, The Wall Street Journal
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    If the world isn’t slashing CO2, blame overreaction to the Fukushima disaster. Rigor could be restored to mainstream climate journalism with a single clause. That clause consists of the words “if climate models are accurate.” A United Nations study issued in advance of this week’s climate summit in Madrid would appear in a different light, […]

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