• China’s Green Efforts Hit By Fake Data And Corruption

    • Date: 20/05/19
    • South China Morning Post
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    Local officials have devised creative ways to cover up their lack of action on tackling pollution China’s notoriously lax local government officials and polluting companies are finding creative ways to fudge their environmental responsibilities and outsmart Beijing’s pollution inspectors, despite stern warnings and tough penalties. Recent audit reports covering the past two years released by […]

  • Brace Yourself: EU faces “Massive Flood Of Plastic Waste” After UN Export Restrictions

    • Date: 20/05/19
    • Packing Insights
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    Finnish public health expert stresses the need for increased incineration capacity to prevent a disaster Dr. Mikko Paunio of the University of Helsinki has warned that the UN’s decision to regulate waste plastic as hazardous and restrict exports will unleash a “surge of waste” on many EU countries. Paunio urges a rapid expansion of waste […]

  • A Waste of 1,000 Research Papers

    • Date: 20/05/19
    • The Atlantic
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    “How on Earth could we have spent 20 years and hundreds of millions of dollars studying pure noise?” In 1996, a group of European researchers found that a certain gene, called SLC6A4, might influence a person’s risk of depression. It was a blockbuster discovery at the time. The team found that a less active version of the gene was […]

  • Tom Switzer: Australia’s Left Loses an Election It Was Sure to Win

    • Date: 19/05/19
    • Tom Switzer, The Wall Street Journal
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    In the privacy of the voting booth, “quiet Australians,” as Mr. Morrison calls them, decided that their interests lay in a low-tax and resource-rich market economy. Sydney:There’s nothing like a shock election result to force media sophisticates to eat their words. The triumph of the center-right Liberal-National Coalition government in Australia has caused plenty of […]

  • Editorial: A Climate-Change Drubbing in Australia

    • Date: 19/05/19
    • Editorial, The Wall Street Journal
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    The right in Australia won on the sharp contrast with the left on taxes, growth and climate change. If American Democrats want a warning about the consequences of embracing the Green New Deal, look no further than Saturday’s election shocker in Australia. The opposition center-left Labor Party had led in the polls for months but […]

  • Why The Australian Labor Party Suffered A Crushing Defeat

    • Date: 19/05/19
    • Adrian Papst, New Statesman
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    Rather than staking its platform on workers and their jobs, Labor instead defended a position on climate change that appeals largely to middle-class voters. After three years of being ahead in the opinion polls, the Australian Labor Party lost Saturday’s election that had been billed as “unlosable”. Much like David Cameron’s surprise victory over Ed […]

  • After Another Defeat, Climate Policy Threatens To Devour Left Parties

    • Date: 19/05/19
    • Post-election press review down under
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    How Scott Morrison Used Labor’s Green Policies Against Them Unless Labor is prepared to rethink the political mistakes that led it to support climate policies that have greater appeal to well-off elites, its electoral prospects will remain bleak. -Jeremy Sammut, Canberra Times, 19 May 2019 “We have lost Australia for now,” warned Penn State climatologist […]

  • In Coal We Trust: Australia’s Voters Back PM Morrison’s Faith In Fossil Fuel

    • Date: 19/05/19
    • Reuters
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    MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s re-elected Prime Minister Scott Morrison once brandished a lump of coal in parliament, crying, “This is coal – don’t be afraid!” His surprise win in what some dubbed the ‘climate election’ may have stunned the country, but voters should know what comes next in energy policy – big coal. Battered by […]

  • Climate Activists Hope That Fake News About Droughts Will Win

    • Date: 19/05/19
    • Larry Kummer, Fabius Maximus
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    Summary: Activists hope that daily apocalyptic news stories about climate change will mold public opinion, no matter how much they exaggerate the science. For a stunning example, look at the news and facts about droughts. The propaganda barrage by climate activists has few precedents in modern US history, increasing in intensity and the magnitude of […]

  • Why The Green Left Lost Australia’s Climate Change Election

    • Date: 19/05/19
    • The New York Times
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    The coalition successfully made cost the dominant issue in the climate change debate. Climate policy costs may a key battle in the long war that is reshaping democracy all over the world. SYDNEY, Australia — The polls said this would be Australia’s climate change election, when voters confronted harsh reality and elected leaders who would […]

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