• Matthew Paris: Crashing The Economy Will Also Cost Lives

    • Date: 21/03/20
    • Matthew Paris, The Times

    Just like the virus, impoverishment kills, and locking down the elderly might have been a drastic but fairer solution. From the start we’ve all agreed on one thing: we must follow the science. Viruses, we say, are blind to politics and the coronavirus emergency requires only one political choice: to listen to the experts. Our […]

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  • Matt Ridley: We Must Not Despair, Despite The Hardships Ahead

    • Date: 20/03/20
    • Matt Ridley, The Spectator

    There are no good outcomes from here. The hardships ahead are like nothing we’ve known. But in the long run, we will get through this. On Sunday, lonely as a cloud, I wandered across a windswept moor in County Durham and passed a solitary sandstone rock with a small, round hollow in the top, an […]

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  • As The Coronavirus Pandemic Takes Hold, We Are Making Decisions Without Reliable Data

    • Date: 17/03/20
    • Prof John P.A. Ioannidis, Stat

    In the absence of data, prepare-for-the-worst reasoning leads to extreme measures of social distancing and lockdowns. Unfortunately, we do not know if these measures work. The current coronavirus disease, Covid-19, has been called a once-in-a-century pandemic. But it may also be a once-in-a-century evidence fiasco. At a time when everyone needs better information, from disease modelers and governments […]

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  • Jeff Jacoby: I’m Skeptical About Climate Alarmism, But I Take Coronavirus Fears Seriously

    • Date: 17/03/20
    • Jeff Jacoby, The Boston Globe

    A friend asked me the other day if I didn’t think the agitated media coverage of Covid-19, the coronavirus disease, was getting out of control. She knows that I have long been skeptical of the shrill alarmism that has become inseparable from public discussions of climate change. Isn’t this pretty much the same? It isn’t, […]

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  • Is This What A Green World Would Look Like?

    • Date: 13/03/20
    • Stephen Pollard, Unherd

    There is one group — an influential group, whose influence is ever-growing — for whom a shutdown (albeit not one caused by a pandemic) is not a disaster but a first order policy goal. It’s chilling enough hearing the medical forecasts for the impact of coronavirus. But the economic forecasts are almost as worrying. Many […]

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  • Low-Carbon Struggles

    • Date: 12/03/20
    • A correspondent

    Green heating systems can be a nightmare This article was sent by a correspondent who wishes to remain anonymous. We built a new house seven years ago, after spending two years researching the best, most modern way to construct it, with a view to managing the increase in energy prices. After consulting several architects and […]

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  • How Coronavirus Could Set Back the Fight Against Climate Change

    • Date: 11/03/20
    • TIME

    This year was supposed to be a big one in the international fight against climate change. But the fast spreading new coronavirus disease, COVID-19, is posing a triple-threat to action that could derail the Paris Agreement effort to combat global warming, worried experts say. The disease is a challenge for climate change action on multiple […]

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  • Keep Calm & Don’t Panic: The Coronavirus And The Economy

    • Date: 10/03/20
    • Steven Malanga, City Journal

    Widespread hysteria, quarantines and shutdowns of industries have human costs, too. The spread of the coronavirus has led to fears of a worldwide economic slowdown. China, where the virus first leaped into the human population, has quarantined large sections of the country, virtually shutting down economic activity. In South Korea, several companies—including the automaker Hyundai—closed […]

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