• ‘Insect Collapse’: “Hyper-Alarming” Study Was Hype

    • Date: 11/02/19
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Foundation
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    Calls for withdrawal of “insect collapse” paper London, 11 February: The scientific paper behind newspaper claims that insect populations were threatened with extinction was based on data known to be unreliable. That’s according to the Global Warming Policy Foundation, which today called for the paper to be withdrawn. The paper, by US scientists Bradford C Lister and […]

  • Green Madness: UK Government Accused Of Killing Shale Revolution

    • Date: 11/02/19
    • The Sun
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    THE GOVERNMENT has been accused of killing the fracking revolution by forcing drilling firms to suspend work over tiny tremors. It comes after a group of 49 scientists urged ministers to urgently review the fracking earthquake limit Current rules force fracking firms to stop drilling if tremors reach 0.5 on the Richter scale. Professor Quentin […]

  • Empty Planet: The Oldest Eco-Scare Goes Up In Smoke

    • Date: 10/02/19
    • Lyman Stone, The Wall Street Journal
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    Governments stoke fears about overpopulation, but the reality is that fertility rates are falling faster than most experts can readily explain. PHOTO: ARTUR WIDAK/NURPHOTO VIA GETTY IMAGES  Is a dangerous population explosion imminent? For decades we’ve been told so by scientific elites, starting with the Club of Rome reports in the 1970s. But in their compelling […]

  • Jason Pye: The Green New Deal Is A Communist Manifesto, 21st Century

    • Date: 10/02/19
    • Jason Pye, RealClearMarkets
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    A 21st-century take on Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels’ Communist Manifesto was introduced in the form of a nonbinding resolution introduced by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.). The resolution effectively does nothing other than express the sense that Congress should pass a so-called “Green New Deal” whose wholly unattainable goals would almost certainly […]

  • House Of Lords Standards Watchdog Launches Probe Into UK Climate Change Chief John Gummer

    • Date: 10/02/19
    • David Rose, Mail on Sunday
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    The Lords sleaze watchdog has launched a formal investigation into claims that John Selwyn Gummer failed to declaremore than £600,000 of payments made to his private company by ‘green’ businesses that stand to profit from his advice to Ministers.  Five MPs lodged a complaint with Standards Commissioner Lucy Scott-Moncrieff following last week’s Mail on Sunday revelations […]

  • Swedish Start-Up Used Teen Climate Activist To Raise Millions

    • Date: 09/02/19
    • The Local Sweden
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    A Swedish entrepreneur who claims to have been “the first to pay attention to” Swedish child climate activist Greta Thunberg, used her name to bring in almost SEK 10m ($1 million) for a new share issue, according to an investigation by the Svenska Dagbladet newspaper. Greta Thornberg’s image was used in the company’s share prospectus. […]

  • Why Did France Just Save Nord Stream 2?

    • Date: 09/02/19
    • David Keating, Forbes
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    In Berlin and Moscow, they will be breathing a sigh of relief today. What a difference a day makes. Yesterday, things were looking bleak for Russia’s Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project. After months of insisting it didn’t want to get involved in the pipeline dispute, a French foreign ministry spokeswoman suddenly announced the country will support […]

  • Germany Alone To Control Russian Gas Pipeline As France Caves In

    • Date: 09/02/19
    • EU Observer
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    Germany alone will decide whether to enforce EU law on its new gas pipeline with Russia, after France caved in during last-minute talks on the issue. The legal regime to be imposed on the pipeline, called Nord Stream 2, will come from the “territory and territorial sea of the member state [Germany] where the first […]

  • The Times View On Shale Gas: Frack On!

    • Date: 09/02/19
    • Editorial, The Times
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    The government needs to help, not hinder, shale gas and oil drilling   A nation that is self-sufficient in energy gains diplomatic clout. No country epitomises this more than the United States. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has greatly boosted its oil production and transformed it into the world’s largest producer of natural gas. So great […]

  • Geoscientists Call On UK Government To Relax Fracking Regulations

    • Date: 09/02/19
    • The Times
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    Almost 50 geoscientists have urged the government to commission an urgent review of the fracking earthquake limit, which they suggest should be raised to allow the industry to expand. They say that the scientific rationale of the 0.5 magnitude limit before fracking must cease is debatable. They call for a “realistic regulatory framework”. The letter to […]

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