• Japan’s carbon neutral pledge looks like a load of hot air

    • Date: 28/10/20
    • Philip Patrick, The Spectator

    Given that Japan’s new prime minister Yoshihide Suga (71) and the rest of Japan’s reigning gerontocracy will probably be dead long before the carbon pledge is due, the whole thing is being taken with a pinch of wasabi. Japan’s new prime minister Yoshihide Suga is talking tough on climate change. Suga has promised that Japan […]

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  • Ross Clark: Why is the UK copying the EU’s failed agricultural policy?

    • Date: 23/10/20
    • Ross Clark, The Spectator

    The government has decided to continue to dole out billions to barley barons, grouse shoot-owners and other large landowners without any guarantee of public good.  With the UK looking likely to exit transition in December without a trade deal, there has been plenty of coverage of what life outside the bloc will mean for Britain. There has been […]

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  • Joel Kotkin: An “Ecotopian” Future – Can California’s Green Extremism Go National?

    • Date: 01/10/20

    California’s Ecotopia, far from a fantasy, could soon become reality—for the rich and everyone else. One is often at a loss to explain California to people from other planets—like, say, earth. This is a state that issues mandates for electrification of everything while reducing its generating capacity. It blames devastating fires on climate change, without […]

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  • Ben Pile: Science Is Now Just Another Wing Of Politics

    • Date: 24/09/20
    • Ben Pile, Spiked

    When science so readily attaches itself to politics, policies and candidates, it loses all claim to objectivity. Earlier this month, Scientific American broke with what it claims is its 175-year history of political neutrality to endorse US presidential candidate, Joe Biden. According to the magazine’s editorial: ‘The evidence and the science show that Donald Trump has badly damaged the […]

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  • Now Facebook Is Censoring Environmentalists

    • Date: 22/09/20
    • Spiked

    Greenpeace and other eco-activists have had their accounts suspended. Facebook has suspended the accounts of a number of environmental organisations, reports the Guardian. Facebook says this was a mistake and that suspended accounts have now been restored. In truth, some are still blocked. Elizabeth Jardim, senior corporate campaigner for Greenpeace USA, told the Guardian: ‘The recent bans… show us […]

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  • Climate Change Apocalypse: “Permanently Immunized From Falsification”

    • Date: 19/09/20
    • Francis Menton, Manhattan Contrarian

    With the grand foretellings of doom, it is nearly impossible to pin the seers down to anything you might try to falsify. In last Saturday’s post, I provided a quote from the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy that encapsulated the gist of the scientific method: “[T]heories that are permanently immunized from falsification . . . can […]

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  • What the U.K.’s Target of Net Zero Emissions Would Really Entail

    • Date: 11/09/20
    • Gautam Kalghatgi, National Review

    Vast sums of money and resources would be spent for little gain and perhaps great environmental harm. In 2019, Britain’s Conservative government toughened existing climate-change legislation by setting the country the target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050 (the previous target had been 80 percent). There are other yet more ambitious proposals, providing for full decarbonization at […]

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  • New Electric Cars Perform Wonders In Towns, Rural Roads, But Run Out Of Puff On Highways

    • Date: 08/09/20
    • Neil Wilton, Forbes

    Electric car sales are accelerating in Europe, led by the well-off who buy pricey Teslas and Audis. But as “cheaper” versions hit the market, consumers are in for a shock because the latest products are really city-cars and are hopeless on the highway. Some experts say this should persuade car manufacturers to produce a cheap and […]

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