• The Ridd Affair is a debacle for James Cook University

    • Date: 24/04/19
    • Tim Dodd, The Australian
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    Thank God for the National Tertiary Education Union. Sacked professor Peter Ridd won his Federal Court action against James Cook University this month ­entirely because the university’s enterprise bargaining agreement, negotiated by the union, included a lengthy and carefully worded protection for intellectual freedom. And that is the simple fact. Ridd’s win (he was found […]

  • Climate sceptic AfD now biggest party in East Germany

    • Date: 24/04/19
    • The Times
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    The radical right-wing Alternative for Germany has emerged as the most popular party in the east of the country, overtaking Angela Merkel’s conservatives before finely balanced elections. The AfD stands a good chance of winning the most seats in the states of Brandenburg and Saxony this autumn, which could hasten the end of Mrs Merkel’s […]

  • Rising electricity prices are forcing Britain’s poorest to underheat their homes

    • Date: 24/04/19
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Forum
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    The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) warns that rising electricity prices, caused in large part by UK energy and climate policies, are forcing the country’s poorest households to cut back on heating. According to the fuel poverty report recently released by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), nearly 70% of UK households […]

  • Green NGOs campaign to reorient the UN toward climate change

    • Date: 23/04/19
    • The Washington Examiner
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    Climate change and sustainability groups want to shake up the U.N. by reorienting its climate change focus toward “security,” beginning with changes within the U.N. Security Council, where the U.S. is a permanent member. A joint communiqué issued Monday evening after a big climate meeting in Oslo, Norway, calls on the U.N. Security Council to […]

  • David Attenborough, dead bats and how radical Green propaganda relies on tragedy porn

    • Date: 23/04/19
    • Andrew Montford, Reaction
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    “Tragedy porn” is now a standard green propaganda technique. You’ve probably been on the receiving end of it, and will recognise it once I describe it. First of all you need a victim. Animals – preferably fluffy ones, and preferably with large eyes – are ideal, but people will do at a pinch. Then you […]

  • The cult of Greta Thunberg

    • Date: 23/04/19
    • Brendan O’Neill, Spiked
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    This young woman sounds increasingly like a millenarian weirdo. Anyone who doubts that the green movement is morphing into a millenarian cult should take a close look at Greta Thunberg. This poor young woman increasingly looks and sounds like a cult member. The monotone voice. The look of apocalyptic dread in her eyes. The explicit […]

  • What? No sixth extinction?

    • Date: 23/04/19
    • Andrew Montford, GWPF
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    A prominent scientist inadvertently rebuts much of the climate hype Extinction Rebellion seem to be everywhere at the moment. And everywhere their story is the same. We are in the middle of a climate catastrophe. As the Huffington Post put it, Human-caused climate change is driving sea-level rise, drought, extreme weather and a biodiversity crisis […]

  • Electric vehicles emit more CO2 than diesel ones, German study shows

    • Date: 23/04/19
    • The Brussels Times
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    Electric vehicles in Germany account for more CO2 emissions than diesel ones, according to a study by German scientists. When CO2 emissions linked to the production of batteries and the German energy mix – in which coal still plays an important role – are taken into consideration, electric vehicles emit 11% to 28% more than […]

  • Dominic Lawson: Is Extinction Rebellion a Big Oil conspiracy?

    • Date: 22/04/19
    • Dominic Lawson The Sunday Times
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    The actors in the eco-farce playing out on our streets beggar belief Revealed: the contents of a WhatsApp exchange over the past few days between Brett, the Texas-based head of Huge Oil Inc, and his Mr Fixit in London, Sebastian. “Howdy, Seb. What’s the latest about the demos we’ve planned to discredit those eco-freaks trying […]

  • Fuel poverty and electricity policy costs

    • Date: 22/04/19
    • Dr John Constable, GWPF Energy Editor
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    New analysis from the UK government shows that households are heating their houses less than is required to meet the levels thought necessary to deliver comfort and health. Those on lower incomes are “under-consuming” by a larger margin than those on higher incomes, with only the top richest decile consuming more than the estimated requirement. […]

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