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  • Walter Russell Mead: Fracking Our Way To Mideast Peace

    • Date: 12/12/17
    • Walter Russell Mead, The Wall Street Journal
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    Low oil prices have so eroded Arab states’ power, they now see Israel as a protector. Whatever you think of President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, it points to the most important strategic reality in the Middle East: Arab power has collapsed in the face of low oil prices and competition from […]

  • After Millions Were Fooled: What (Nearly) Everybody Got Wrong About That Starving Polar Bear

    • Date: 12/12/17
    • Tristin Hopper, National Post
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    Dubbed the ‘Face of Climate Change,’ a starving polar bear photographed in Canada’s Arctic might have nothing to do with climate change Image of an emaciated Baffin Island polar bear trumped around the world as evidence of the horrors of climate change. The truth, however, isn’t nearly as clearcut. Cristina Mittermeier/SeaLegacy It is likely one of […]

  • While The West Retreats, Asian Banks Are Pouring $600 Billion Into 1600 New Coal Power Plants

    • Date: 11/12/17
    • Financial Times
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    Environmental campaign groups have accused many of the world’s largest banks of actively undermining the Paris agreement on climate change by pouring billions of dollars into coal plant developers. Between January 2014 and September 2017 international banks channelled $630bn to the top 120 companies planning to build [1600] new coal plants around the world, according […]

  • The Crisis Of Policy-Science: Why We Need A New Body To Undertake Quality Control

    • Date: 11/12/17
    • Piers Larcombe and Peter Ridd, Marine Pollution Bulletin, January 2018
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    The ‘replication crisis’ has exposed serious quality flaws in a wide range of sciences. Environmental science used for public policy is rarely tested and may have significant flaws. Present approaches to science Quality Control risk failing policymakers and the environment. A new body is needed to undertake Quality Control of policy-science. Fig. 1. A graphic illustrating […]

  • Matt Ridley: Blue Planet II Was Superb, Save A Few Fishy Facts

    • Date: 11/12/17
    • Matt Ridley, The Times
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    The BBC show was right to preach about plastics and pollution but misleading about ocean acidification and melting ice Nothing that Hollywood sci-fi screenwriters dream up for outer space begins to rival the beauty and ingenuity of life under water right here. Blue Planet II captured behaviour that was new to science as well as surprising: giant […]

  • EU Climate Consensus Broken: Centre-Right Parties Reject Green-Left Policy Proposals

    • Date: 10/12/17
    • EurActiv
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    A partisan divide has emerged in the European Parliament over proposals to beef up the governance of the Energy Union, with conservative and centre-right lawmakers rejecting what they described as an “outdated”, “inflexible” approach supported by the Greens and left-wing parties. Members of the 8th European Parliament Members of [two] European Parliament [committees] voted on […]

  • The Truth About That Dying Polar Bear

    • Date: 09/12/17
    • Susan Crockford, Polar Bear Science
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    This was one polar bear dying a gruesome death as happens in the wild all the time. If sea ice loss due to man-made global warming had been the culprit, this bear would not have been the only one starving: the landscape would have been littered with carcasses. Yet other bears around him did not starve and […]

  • Academic Lawfare Is Killing Trust In Climate Science

    • Date: 09/12/17
    • Editorial, Investor's Business Daily
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    Whatever the intent of these lawsuits, the effect is to chill scientific research and debate. Scientists will think twice about challenging any aspect of climate science if the result could be an expensive lawsuit. We keep hearing how climate change is “settled science,” even though science is never settled. But if it were, why are […]

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