• Germans’ Electric Bills Soar While Their Climate Policy Sinks

    • Date: 06/07/17
    • Jacob Grandstaff, Capital Research Center

    ‘The Dirty Man of Europe’ RC has recently covered the folly of the Paris Climate Accord here and here. But the reaction from Europe—particularly Germany—after President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Accord was swift and hostile. Not only did Merkel’s “Munich beer tent speech” call into question the future of the Western alliance, the front page of the tabloid Berliner Kurier announced “Earth […]

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  • The Disastrous Electricity Situation In Australia

    • Date: 04/07/17
    • Bryan Leyland

    Whichever way you look at it, there is no quick, cheap and easy solution to the Australian disaster. Nominal household electricity price changes, selected capital cities, 2007 to 2016; source: Parliament of Australia Since 2001 Australia has had an active policy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions that subsidises wind power, solar power and, strangely, heat […]

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  • Michael Bernstam: Inconvenient Math?

    • Date: 03/07/17

    On climate change, the uncertainties multiply— literally.   Climate change faces a neglected actuarial problem. Too many conditions must be met to warrant a policy action on climate change. The following four stipulations must each be highly probable:  1. Global warming will accumulate at 0.12 degrees Celsius or higher per decade. 2. It is anthropogenic, due largely to carbon dioxide emissions. 3. The net effect is harmful […]

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  • Keith Kloor: The Science Police

    • Date: 29/06/17
    • Keith Kloor, Issues in Science and Technology

    On highly charged issues, such as climate change and endangered species, peer review literature and public discourse are aggressively patrolled by self-appointed sheriffs in the scientific community. […] The academic climate Until recently, Roger Pielke Jr. spent most of his career teaching in the Environmental Studies program at the University of Colorado, Boulder. An interdisciplinary […]

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  • Oil Industry And Left-Wing Enviros Find Common Cause In A Carbon Tax

    • Date: 21/06/17
    • Michael Bastasch, Daily Caller

    Environmentalists have linked arms with the oil industry to push a nationwide tax on carbon dioxide emissions as a “conservative” way to fight global warming. The Climate Leadership Council (CLC) unveiled Tuesday some of the world’s largest oil and gas companies were among its donors, including BP, ExxonMobil, Total and Royal Dutch Shell. CLC bills its […]

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  • Black Monday For Climatistas

    • Date: 20/06/17
    • Steve Hayward, Power Line

    Most climatistas are going to call today “Black Monday,” because today has dealt a double-whammy of what Al Gore would call inconvenient news. First, an article out today in Nature Geoscience ponders the problem of why observed temperatures in the troposphere are not matching up with what the climate models have predicted. The lead author, […]

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  • Reality Check: 85% Of Global Energy Consumption Based On Fossil Fuels

    • Date: 19/06/17
    • Paul Homewood, Not A Lot Of People Know That

    Despite a small drop in coal consumption, fossil fuels remain dominant, with a share of 85%.  Wind and solar in contrast contribute only a tiny 2.2%. http://www.bp.com/en/global/corporate/energy-economics/statistical-review-of-world-energy.html More on the BP Energy Review. Despite a small drop in coal consumption, fossil fuels remain dominant, with a share of 85%. Wind and solar in contrast contribute […]

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  • Exit From Paris Climate Accord: A Re-Founding Of American Democracy?

    • Date: 19/06/17
    • Contrepoints/ translated by Friends of Science

    In an interview with the French liberal newspaper Contrepoints, Belgian philosopher Drieu Godefridi discusses his view that the exit of the Trump Administration from the Paris Agreement is a sensible return to American democracy. Drieu Godefridi Interview with Drieu Godefridi, Belgian philosopher, jurist, author of “Le GIEC etMort; Vive le Science” (The IPCC is Dead: Long […]

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