• Majority of Irish Voters Oppose Doubling Of Carbon Tax, Poll Reveals

    • Date: 22/09/19
    • The Sunday Times
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    Almost three-quarters of Irish voters would oppose an increase in carbon tax to €40 per ton in next month’s budget, according to a Behaviour & Attitudes (B&A) poll for The Sunday Times. Asked if they would support a doubling of the tax on petrol, diesel, coal and briquettes to discourage their use, 72% of respondents […]

  • St. Greta Spreads the Climate Gospel

    • Date: 22/09/19
    • Gerard Baker, The Wall Street Journal
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    There is something about this near-religious fervor among the climate change activists—a growing fanaticism—that recalls some of the more troubling traits of extreme religious cults. It’s been noted before that the cause of addressing climate change has become something like the modern world’s version of a secular religion. In much of Europe especially, but in […]

  • Terence Corcoran: Climate Change & The Big Push To Destroy Free Markets

    • Date: 22/09/19
    • Terence Corcoran, Financial Post
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    The old pink lady of Fleet Street made history of sorts this week, donning a yellow front page that contained a five-word declaration that it was pursuing a New Agenda. Despite its reputation and self-declared role as a defender of free markets, the Financial Times of London has frequently flirted with assorted compromises. But nothing […]

  • Another Green Con: Flawed Tests Inflate Range Of Electric Cars

    • Date: 21/09/19
    • The Times
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    The system used to test electric cars should be overhauled because it exaggerates their range by up to a third, the government has been told. Few vehicles can travel further than 200 miles on a single charge, despite many manufacturers advertising far higher distances. Experts say that more accurate figures would help to address “range anxiety” — […]

  • The Green Paradox: Why Europe’s Climate Policies Increase Global CO2 Emissions

    • Date: 21/09/19
    • Achse des Guten
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    German economist Johannes Bachmann explains the so-called ‘Green Paradox’ — when unilateral climate policies accelerate the worldwide extraction of fossil fuels and global CO2 emissions. Yesterday, 20 September, the so-called “Climate Cabinet” of Germany’s federal government met to set the course of German climate policy for the coming years. Christoph Kramer spoke with Johannes Bachmann […]

  • Electric Cars: Low Earners May Never Get To Own One

    • Date: 21/09/19
    • Deutsche Welle
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    Lower-income groups, who can pick up a traditional used car for just a few hundred euros, risk being left out of the electromobility era altogether. Germany’s autobahns appear to be packed full of brand new Audis and Volkswagens, but nearly half of all cars are more a decade old. The country has never seen such […]

  • Own-Goal: CO2 Tax May Hit Germany’s Top Companies With €Billions

    • Date: 20/09/19
    • Financial World
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    FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Germany’s blue-chip companies could face billions of euros in costs to cut carbon emissions under a climate protection plan due to be unveiled by the government on Friday, according to a study by asset manager Union Investment. “According to our research, almost every one of the (30) DAX companies will be facing […]

  • EU Deeply Divided Over New Climate Taxes

    • Date: 20/09/19
    • EurActiv
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    Germany expects tough negotiations on the introduction of new energy taxes in the European Union, a senior official said on Thursday (19 September), as the bloc considers higher prices for carbon emissions as a way to achieve its climate protection targets. Over the last decade, EU countries have led a global shift towards renewable energy […]

  • Climate Strike: The Big Quiz

    • Date: 19/09/19
    • Global Warming Policy Forum
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    You are terrified about climate change! So you have joined millions around the world for Greta’s school strike for the climate. This is not anything to do with skipping lessons of course, you feel passionately. But have you got your facts straight? Time to find out…

  • Lack of Reliable Climate Change Predictions

    • Date: 19/09/19
    • Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
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    When it comes to the impact of climate change on ecosystems, we still have large knowledge gaps. Most experiments are unrealistic because they do not correspond to projected climate scenarios for a specific region. Thus, we lack reliable data on what ecosystems might look like in the future, as a team of biodiversity researchers from […]

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