• The Simon Abundance Index: A New Way to Measure Availability of Resources

    • Date: 05/12/18
    • Gale L. Pooley and Marian L. Tupy, Cato Institute
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    Julian Simon’s revolutionary insights with regard to the mutually beneficial interaction between population growth and availability of natural resources are counterintuitive, but they are real. Are we running out of resources? That’s been a hotly debated question since the publication of Paul Ehrlich’s The Population Bomb in 1968. The Stanford University biologist warned that population growth would […]

  • How Good Are The UK’s Predictions For Sea Level Rise?

    • Date: 05/12/18
    • Andrew Montford, GWPF
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    An extrapolated forecast based on the actual trend to date might be more useful to planners than the Met Office’s predictions. Over the last few days, I have been reviewing the official forecasts of climate change for the UK, going right back to the first iteration in 1991. It’s fair to say that so far […]

  • France’s Protesters Are Part Of A Global Backlash Against Climate-Change Taxes

    • Date: 05/12/18
    • Steven Mufson and James McAuley, The Washington Post
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    Macron is hardly alone in his frustration. Leaders in the United States, Canada, Australia and elsewhere have found their carbon pricing efforts running into fierce opposition. On Tuesday, France delayed for six months a plan to raise already steep taxes on diesel fuel by 24 cents a gallon and gasoline by about 12 cents a […]

  • Can Academia Be Saved From The Mob?

    • Date: 05/12/18
    • Debra Soh, UnHerd
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    Anonymity is the only way to save free thinking from dictatorial campus views When we think of academia, we think of an idyllic landscape where fresh, young minds embark on a fearless pursuit of intellectual inquiry and knowledge. Well, we need to think again. Because the university climate has changed so significantly in recent years, it […]

  • Macron’s Carbon Tax U-Turn Dismays UN Climate Talks

    • Date: 05/12/18
    • Politico
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    KATOWICE, Poland — France’s sudden U-turn over an unpopular fuel tax in the face of violent anti-government protests sent shivers through the COP24 climate summit. That’s because the sight of one of Europe’s most climate ambitious countries beating a hasty retreat over a proposal that would have hiked gasoline tax by 4 cents, or just under 3 […]

  • The One-Sided Worldview of Eco-Pessimists

    • Date: 05/12/18
    • Joanna Szurmak and Pierre Desrochers, Quillette
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    Prometheans like the Roslings posit that humanity can, and should, apply the intellects of its most creative individuals and the synergistic effects of large groups of people working to transform the environment in order to improve its lot. This essay draws in part on the authors’ new book Population Bombed! Exploding the Link Between Overpopulation and […]

  • Memo To Congress: French Riots Show Why U.S. Carbon Tax Should Be A Non-Starter

    • Date: 04/12/18
    • Editorial, Investors Business Daily
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    The U.S. shouldn’t travel down France’s road. Americans aren’t stupid. They won’t accept a massive new tax to prevent a threat they don’t really believe in. They call themselves the “Gilets Jaunes,” or yellow vests, in French. They’re mostly young, male and extremely angry, and they’ve been marching in the streets and rioting in Paris […]

  • The 1991 predictions

    • Date: 04/12/18
    • Andrew Montford, GWPF
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    The UK’s climate predictions from 1991 aren’t looking good Last week, I looked at the UK’s official climate forecasts from 2002, noting that the expected warming hadn’t come to pass in the decade and a half since the forecast was released. I observed at the time that the series of official forecasts actually dated right […]

  • The Global Carbon Tax Revolt

    • Date: 04/12/18
    • Editorial, The Wall Street Journal
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    After decades of global conferences, forests of reports, dire television documentaries, celebrity appeals, school-curriculum overhauls and media bludgeoning, voters don’t believe that climate change justifies policies that would raise their cost of living and hurt the economy.   France’s violent Yellow Vest protests are now about many domestic concerns, but it’s no accident that the […]

  • Macron Caves: Carbon Tax Revolt Scores Historic Victory As Govt Suspends Tax Hike

    • Date: 04/12/18
    • GWPF & EurActiv
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    The French government is to suspend a controversial rise in carbon tax on fuel that has caused widespread protests throughout the country and dramatic scenes of violence and civil unrest. After the recent riots in France at the margins of the ‘yellow vests’ movement, the carbon tax adopted under François Hollande is expected to be […]

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