• British School Bans Pupils From Touching Snow

    • Date: 01/03/18
    • The Daily Telegraph

    A headmaster who has banned pupils at his school from touching the snow has been branded a “snowflake”. Ges Smith, from the Jo Richardson Community School in Dagenham, East London, appeared on Good Morning Britain to defend the rule. While some schools have banned snowball fights, his appears to be the only one which has banned touching […]

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  • Leaked IPCC Draft Report Predicts 1.5°C Warming By 2043

    • Date: 27/02/18
    • P Gosselin, No Tricks Zone

    Spiegel journalist Axel Bojanowski writes here how the German flagship weekly has obtained a version of a draft of the upcoming Summary 6th IPCC Report on Climate, the so-called “1.5°C Special Climate Report”, whose final version is expected to be made public in October this year. Spiegel calls the confidential draft “controversial”. The preliminary massive climate reports generally do […]

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  • Al Jazeera: Open Borders will Force Climate Action by Punishing the West with Refugees

    • Date: 24/02/18
    • Eric Worrell, Watts Up With That?

    According to Al Jazeera author Jason Hickel, the West is dragging its feet on climate action because national borders shield us from the consequences of our selfish climate sins. To stop climate change, we need to open borders By tearing down the walls that separate the causes and consequences of climate change we can force […]

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  • Green Flop: Germany Solar Thermal Sales Worse Since 2000

    • Date: 21/02/18

    In Germany 2017 was the weakest year for solar thermal collector sales in more than a decade, according to the combined statistics by associations BDH and BSW-Solar. Their data reveals that only 78,000 systems were sold last year. The newly installed collector area added up to 625,000 m², down 16 % from 2016 and as […]

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  • Ban Our Oil, We Ban Your Wine: Canadian Eco-Wars Escalate

    • Date: 20/02/18
    • The Canadian Press

    The British Columbia government has launched a formal challenge against Alberta’s ban on its wines. B.C. said Monday it has notified Alberta that it is formally requesting consultations under the Canadian free trade agreement’s dispute settlement process. Trade Minister Bruce Ralston said Alberta’s actions threaten the livelihood of the families that have worked to build […]

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  • I Spy Cli-Fi

    • Date: 20/02/18
    • Geoff Chambers

    I once wasted a chunk of my life reading Ian McEwan’s “Solar” which was billed as an intelligent climate change novel. It isn’t. Climate Fiction is big business. There’s even a website devoted to academic research in the subject with its own Research Tool (Dan Bloom is his name. He’s a 1971 graduate of Tufts University in Boston where […]

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  • The Chain-Saw Massacre In The Name Of Green Energy

    • Date: 19/02/18
    • Clean Energy Wire

    Environmentalists suspect trees that provide a habitat for protected birds of prey have been cut down to make way for a wind farm in the German costal state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Maik Baumgärtner writes for Spiegel Online. Wildlife NGO Nabu says “this may have been done by citizens who will benefit economically from a planned wind farm”. […]

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  • Julian Simon Was Right: Eco-Alarmists Have Been Wrong All Along

    • Date: 17/02/18
    • Marian L. Tupy, Cato Institute

    Between 1960 and 2016,  the world saw the greatest poverty reduction in human history. This amazing progress would come as no surprise to the late Julian Simon (1932-1998), who years ago explained and predicted the happy confluence of growing population, increasing wealth, and falling commodity prices. Many people believe that global population growth leads to […]

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