• Marian Tupy: Beware the anti-humanism of the green movement

    • Date: 25/04/19
    • Marian L. Tupy, CapX
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    We are entering dangerous territory. The radicalisation of the environmentalist movement, as seen on the streets of London over the past week, is accelerating and is increasingly acquiring a darker aspect. The anti-humanist strand of environmentalism is best exemplified by the renewed push to reduce the world’s population. Unlike in the past, when some governments, such as […]

  • US Shale Revolution is diminishing OPEC & Russian energy role

    • Date: 25/04/19
    • Platts
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    The rise of US shale is “diminishing” the influence of OPEC, Russia and their allies, and the coalition would be better off leaving the oil market to its own devices, the IEA’s executive director Fatih Birol said. “Those days that oil markets, developments and prices are determined by resolutions, discussions and so on are over. […]

  • Susan Crockford: Netflix is lying about those falling walruses

    • Date: 25/04/19
    • Susan Crockford, Financial Post
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    Netflix and the WWF are misleading the public in the name of climate change — just as National Geographic did with the emaciated polar bear. Now that polar bears have failed to die off in response to a sea-ice decline as promised, climate alarmists are looking hard for a new icon. They think they’ve found […]

  • Another socialist boom and bust in solar down under

    • Date: 25/04/19
    • Jo Nova & ABC News
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    Behold, the Victorian Govt are proving yet again that Soviet-style electricity management can crush lives, hopes and wallets. The free market is never as cruel and destructive as one run on “good intentions” or the desire to win virtue-signaling fashion parades. The invisible hand of the market was replaced with Daniel Andrews whimsy. This might […]

  • Socialism is a mass-killer: Malaria spreads as Venezuela’s economy implodes

    • Date: 25/04/19
    • Financial Times
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    There was a time when Venezuela led Latin America in the battle against malaria. No longer. The collapse of the country’s economy and health system, combined with a boom in illegal mining in the malaria-ridden south, has sparked a resurgence in the disease, which is creeping across the borders into Colombia and Brazil. The World […]

  • World Malaria Day: Global Malaria deaths have fallen by half

    • Date: 25/04/19
    • Max Roser and Hannah Ritchie, Our World in Data
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    According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), global deaths from Malaria have been cut in half in the last two decades: from an estimated 839,000 deaths in 2000 to 435 000 deaths 2017. Deaths Due to Malaria In the visualisations below we provide estimates of the total number of deaths from the World Health Organization […]

  • The Ridd Affair is a debacle for James Cook University

    • Date: 24/04/19
    • Tim Dodd, The Australian
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    Thank God for the National Tertiary Education Union. Sacked professor Peter Ridd won his Federal Court action against James Cook University this month ­entirely because the university’s enterprise bargaining agreement, negotiated by the union, included a lengthy and carefully worded protection for intellectual freedom. And that is the simple fact. Ridd’s win (he was found […]

  • Climate sceptic AfD now biggest party in East Germany

    • Date: 24/04/19
    • The Times
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    The radical right-wing Alternative for Germany has emerged as the most popular party in the east of the country, overtaking Angela Merkel’s conservatives before finely balanced elections. The AfD stands a good chance of winning the most seats in the states of Brandenburg and Saxony this autumn, which could hasten the end of Mrs Merkel’s […]

  • Rising electricity prices are forcing Britain’s poorest to underheat their homes

    • Date: 24/04/19
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Forum
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    The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) warns that rising electricity prices, caused in large part by UK energy and climate policies, are forcing the country’s poorest households to cut back on heating. According to the fuel poverty report recently released by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), nearly 70% of UK households […]

  • Green NGOs campaign to reorient the UN toward climate change

    • Date: 23/04/19
    • The Washington Examiner
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    Climate change and sustainability groups want to shake up the U.N. by reorienting its climate change focus toward “security,” beginning with changes within the U.N. Security Council, where the U.S. is a permanent member. A joint communiqué issued Monday evening after a big climate meeting in Oslo, Norway, calls on the U.N. Security Council to […]

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