• ‘Climate Security’ Panel May Give White House Skeptics New Voice

    • Date: 20/02/19
    • Bloomberg
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    The White House is considering establishing a presidential committee to assess the consensus of scientists and the Pentagon that climate change poses a national security threat, according to a person familiar with the plan. The move, being spearheaded by William Happer, a physicist and National Security Council senior director who has touted the benefits of […]

  • The Climate Scales In Our Eyes

    • Date: 20/02/19
    • Dr David Whitehouse, GWPF Science Editor
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    Our recent graph of the global surface temperature this century (HadCrut4) and carbon dioxide in our atmosphere caused a few comments. This is what we published. Click on image to enlarge. A handful of commentators thought this graph was highly misleading. The reasons why they thought so are illuminating. One said that it was inept […]

  • White House Readies Panel To Assess If Climate Change Poses A National Security Threat

    • Date: 20/02/19
    • The Washington Post
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    The proposed Presidential Committee on Climate Security is being spearheaded by William Happer, a National Security Council senior director. The White House is working to assemble a panel to assess whether climate change poses a national security threat, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post, a conclusion that federal intelligence agencies have affirmed several times […]

  • Forget Paris: EU Ready To Give Up Climate Pledge For US Trade Deal

    • Date: 20/02/19
    • Global Warming Policy Forum
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    According to reports the EU is preparing to negotiate trade agreements with the Trump Administration, abandoning its pledge to only strike trade deals with countries committed to the Paris Agreement. A committee of the European Parliament on Tuesday endorsed opening talks. Adopted by 21 votes to 17, the resolution by the committee for international trade (INTA) empowers the […]

  • Eco-Socialism: The Green New Deal Will Give The State Mob-Like Power

    • Date: 20/02/19
    • Jonah Goldberg, National Review
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    Urgency — i.e. crisis, war, etc. — is what causes people to say “there’s no time to argue!” and this empowers the state. The idea that “there is no time to argue” is fundamentally anti-democratic because democracy is about disagreement not agreement. In last week’s sub-par G-File I ended with a riff on socialism and gangsterism. I wrote:13 […]

  • The Green New Deal And The Cost of Virtue

    • Date: 20/02/19
    • Milton Ezrati, Forbes
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    Just six of AOC’s long list of aspirations would roughly cost some $2.5 trillion a year. A recent post looked at the dramatic tax hikes associated with Alexandria Ocasio Cortez’s (AOC) so-called “Green New Deal.” But tax hikes constitute only part of what needs to be said about this proposal. It contains so much ambition – on climate […]

  • New Deals (Even Green Ones) Are Bonanzas For Crony Capitalism

    • Date: 20/02/19
    • Jonah Goldberg, National Review
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    When the government hugs big business, big business hugs back, and its embrace leaves the rest of us in the cold. Amazon is taking its ball and going home, and New York Democrats are actually celebrating. I wasn’t a huge fan of the deal New York and Amazon worked out. I don’t like corporate welfare, […]

  • Stealing from the Poor: Britain Spends £440 Million on Green Schemes for Well-Off Countries

    • Date: 19/02/19
    • Matt Dathan, The Sun
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    NEARLY half a billion pounds of Britain’s bloated foreign aid budget was spent promoting green projects in wealthy nations such as Brazil, a new probe has revealed. Some £65 million of taxpayers’ cash has been used to help protect forests and wildlife in the Brazilian Amazon. It was part of £440 million spent last year […]

  • EU Commission Study Reveals International Competitive Disadvantage of Climate Policies

    • Date: 19/02/19
    • Dr John Constable, GWPF Energy Editor
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    EU 28 household electricity prices are now more than double those in the G20, while industrial  electricity prices are now nearly 50% higher. The third release of the EU Commission’s periodic study of global electricity and gas prices for the first time compares the EU 28 with the whole of the G20 for the period 2008 […]

  • Influence Of Solar Activity On European Rainfall

    • Date: 19/02/19
    • Institute of Hydrography, Geoecology and Climate Sciences (IFHGK), www.ifhgk.org
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    A balanced level of precipitation provides the basis for a wide range of economic and social activities in Europe. Particularly agriculture, drinking water supply and inland waterway transport are directly affected. However, the amount of rain fluctuates strongly from year to year. While it may pour torrentially in one year, rain may remain absent for […]

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