• The Net-Zero shell game and Joe Biden’s deceptions

    • Date: 04/05/21
    • Rupert Darwall, RealClear Energy

    President Biden’s Earth Day announcement that the United States is to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% from 2005 levels (equivalent to a 42% cut of 2019’s pre-Covid emission levels) within nine years comes with a double deception – one of cause and the other of effect. It aims to force America to reach […]

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  • The burden of proof on climate scientists -and those wishing for its “solutions”

    • Date: 30/04/21
    • William B Briggs

    Naomi Oreskes et al. have a ridiculous goal. They assume that once a certain threshold probability is reached a scientific claim has been “proved.” That is not the way probability and decisions work. UNCERTAINTY REQUIREMENTS If you say a calamity will befall me, and ask me to pay to protect against it, the burden is on you […]

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  • Tilak Doshi: Restore our Earth? Restore to what?

    • Date: 24/04/21
    • Tilak Doshi, Forbes

    For the hundreds of millions of citizens that have newly emerged from poverty in recent decades and are beginning to enjoy the fruits of economic growth and technological progress across Asia, Africa and Latin America – among the greatest achievements in human history – the angst of Western elites over modern life seems indulgent, if […]

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  • Revealed: The EU’s stunning green hypocrisy

    • Date: 16/04/21
    • Mish, The Street

    Let’s check in on EU’s green energy policy and how countries meet green investment targets. Green Smokescreen The EU mandates that that 30% of all EU expenditures be allocated to green projects.  Eurointelligence discusses the Green Smokescreen and some amusing math as to how those targets are met. If you took this target seriously, you would […]

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  • France declares ‘calamité agricole’ after record cold

    • Date: 11/04/21
    • The Connexion

    Wednesday April 7 was one of the coldest April days since 1930. Farmers across France will receive government support after the agriculture minister acknowledged the damage the cold had wreaked on crops; with the cold snap set to continue across the country. Minister of Agriculture Julien Denormandie confirmed a state of “calamité agricole” – or […]

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  • Shohei Nagatsuji: Are we stifling debate on the extent of carbon dioxide’s role in global warming?

    • Date: 10/04/21
    • Shohei Nagatsuji, Japan Forward

    Looking back at the history of science, the most treacherous times were those in which it was difficult to express views contrary to a mainstream theory. Global warming has become a global concern. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has continued to pump out strong warnings if humanity would have no future unless we do something. […]

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  • China keeps Biden waiting on his climate invitation

    • Date: 04/04/21
    • South China Morning Post

    A week after getting an invitation from the United States to attend a global leaders’ climate summit, Beijing said it was still considering whether to take part, highlighting the challenges it faces in dealing with Washington. Analysts said the response from China on Thursday underscored a political dilemma for Beijing, which had pinned its hopes on resetting […]

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  • The RSPB, wind farms and a change of direction

    • Date: 01/04/21
    • Andrew Montford, The Conservative Woman

    The RSPB will not explicitly support offshore wind, but they will not take a stand against it either, although they fear the North Sea is on the brink of an ecological disaster. Last month the House of Lords Environment Committee heard evidence about the effects of offshore windfarms on the marine environment. The hearing was notable for […]

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