• California’s Climate Extremism

    • Date: 04/07/18
    • Joel Kotkin, City Journal

    The pursuit of environmental purity in the Golden State does nothing to reverse global warming—but it’s costing the poor and middle class dearly. Environmental extremism increasingly dominates California. The state is making a concerted attack on energy companies in the courts; a bill is pending in the legislature to fine waiters $1,000—or jail them—if they […]

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  • McKitrick & Christy: The Hansen Forecasts 30 Years Later

    • Date: 03/07/18
    • Ross McKitrick and John Christy, Climate Etc

    How accurate were James Hansen’s 1988 testimony and subsequent JGR article forecasts of global warming? According to a laudatory article by AP’s Seth Borenstein, they “pretty much” came true, with other scientists claiming their accuracy was “astounding” and “incredible.”  Pat Michaels and Ryan Maue in the Wall Street Journal, and Calvin Beisner in the Daily Caller, disputed this. The whole debate has focused […]

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  • Global Warming Smackdown: Tankers Trapped In Midsummer Arctic Sea Ice

    • Date: 01/07/18
    • Jamie Spry, Climatism

    “THE global warming, which there has been so much talk about for such a long time, seems to have receded a little and we are returning to the standards of the 1980’s and 1990’s…” — Andrey Smirnov (Icebreaker company rep) Shipping in the Gulf of Ob is paralysed and the situation complicated, icebreaker company Rosatomflot says. | The Independent […]

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  • While Anti-Fracking Europe Declines, China To Double Shale Gas Production

    • Date: 30/06/18
    • Natural Gas Intel

    China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC), the largest state-owned producer of oil and natural gas in the country, reportedly plans to nearly double natural gas production from shale sources this year and wants a five-fold increase in such production by 2020. CNPC said it plans to produce 5.6 billion cubic meters (bcm) (197.8 Bcf) of natural […]

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  • The Climate Conference That Launched Global Warming Scare: Remembering Toronto ‘88

    • Date: 27/06/18
    • Bernie Lewin, Enthusiasm, Scepticism and Science

    With the Greenhouse scare turning thirty this month, we remember the conference that launched it onto the global stage as the flagship cause of the Sustainable Development movement. Humanity is conducting an unintended, uncontrolled, globally pervasive experiment whose ultimate consequences could be second only to a global nuclear war. —Changing Atmosphere Conference Statement, Toronto, 30 […]

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  • 30 Years On, Remembering James Hansen’s 1988 Congressional Testimony

    • Date: 23/06/18
    • Bernie Lewin, Enthusiasm, Scepticism and Science

    With the Greenhouse scare turning thirty this summer, we remember the Congressional testimony that launched it in the USA. James Hansen testifying to the US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, 23 June 1988 Thirty years ago, on 23 June 1988, James Hansen testified to a Congressional committee that anthropogenic global warming has been […]

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  • Famine Forecasts Foiled: Climate’s Projected Food Production to Increase

    • Date: 20/06/18
    • Gregory Wrightstone, CNS News

    Rising temperatures and increasing carbon dioxide are leading to multiple benefits and perhaps the most important of those is increasing crop production. The latest dose of “fake news” about global warming comes from two forecasts of famine due to human activity. Both drew on estimates of extremely high temperatures predicted by the same flawed climate […]

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  • Andrew Montford: Remote Windfarms Are Bad News For Birds

    • Date: 18/06/18
    • Andrew Montford, The Spectator

    Last week, the government announced that it was going to allow onshore windfarms to once again gain access to the vast pots of money set aside for renewable energy. However, there was one very important restriction: only windfarms on remote islands would be eligible. In practice, we are therefore talking about the Inner and Outer […]

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