• Christmas Competition: The Tallest Climate Tales Of 2018

    • Date: 19/12/18
    • Global Warming Policy Forum
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    An international competition for our readers, friends and supporters   We at the Global Warming Policy Forum like to keep a close eye on what the press and the broadcast media have to say about global warming science. Some of it is, it’s fair to say, pretty far removed from anything a reasonable person would […]

  • Rupert Darwall: Defeat In The Air At The UN Climate Conference

    • Date: 19/12/18
    • Rupert Darwall, The Wall Street Journal
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    Reality has a way of fighting back. Ask Emmanuel Macron The latest climate talks ended here Saturday, a day late, with agreement largely reached on a rule book to implement the nonbinding Paris Agreement. The bigger story is how the United Nations climate process is losing its battle with reality. “Will civilization descend into another […]

  • US, Russia Succeed In Keeping IPCC Report Out Of UN Climate Deal

    • Date: 19/12/18
    • The Economic Times
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    The United States, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait succeeded in preventing the inclusion of a key and the most recent scientific assessment of the possible impact of global warming in the final agreement at the UN climate change talks in Poland. Despite recognising that the October assessment by UN climate science panel Intergovernmental Panel on […]

  • Shale Under Pressure As Oil Falls Below $50

    • Date: 18/12/18
    • Nick Cunningham, OilPrice.com
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    The OPEC+ cuts still are not doing very much to boost oil prices, dashing hopes for many U.S. shale producers. With companies in the process of formulating their budgets for 2019, the prospect of $50 oil sticking around raises questions about the heady production figures expected from the shale patch. The IEA expects U.S. oil […]

  • Ignoring Climate Alarmists, UK Government Promises More Flights And Bigger Airports

    • Date: 18/12/18
    • The Times
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    Ministers are paving the way to expand airports and create hundreds of flight paths amid warnings that demand for air travel will soar by a third in the next 12 years. The Department for Transport publishes a long-awaited aviation strategy today that pledges to deliver “greater capacity at UK airports”. It raises the prospect of […]

  • The Carbon Tax Riots May Be The Breaking Point For France’s Socialism

    • Date: 18/12/18
    • Stephen D. Davis, The Federalist
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    As calls for reduced taxes continue, there will have to be a national discussion regarding welfare spending and other socialist policies. France’s motto is “Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité,” or “Liberty, Equality, Brotherhood.” Over several decades the French government has tried to achieve this motto through socialist policies. However, French President Emmanuel Macron’s climate change gas tax […]

  • George Melloan: The Yellow Jackets Are Right About Green Policies

    • Date: 17/12/18
    • George Melloan, The Wall Street Journal
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    Seek out the most basic cause of the French riots and you’ll come to a bizarre answer: carbon dioxide. More specifically, the demonization by political activists of that vital element of the earth’s atmosphere. French President Emmanuel Macron stirred popular rage by trying to raise the gasoline tax by about 25 cents a gallon. He […]

  • COP-Out: The Annual UN Climate Merry-Go-Round

    • Date: 17/12/18
    • Global Warming Policy Forum
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    Same COP procedure as every year Each year since 1995, the nations of the world have gathered to try to reach a global agreement on carbon dioxide emissions. These ‘Conferences of the Parties’, or COPs as they are usually termed, involve all of the members of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and […]

  • Oil Price Drops As US Shale Growth Undermines Opec+ Cuts

    • Date: 17/12/18
    • Bloomberg
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    Oil settled below $52 a barrel in New York, more than a $1 lower than where it ended a week ago after Opec and its allies announced output cuts, as traders weighed incremental US shale growth against softer demand for 2019. Saudi Arabia’s plan to slash exports to the United States next month is shoring […]

  • UN Climate Accord ‘Inadequate’ And Lacks Urgency, Experts Warn

    • Date: 17/12/18
    • The Guardian
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    Agreement will fail to halt devastating rise in global temperature, say scientists The world has been put on notice that its best efforts so far will fail to halt the devastation of climate change, as countries came to a partial agreement at UN talks that failed to match up to the challenges faced. Leading figures […]

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