• Daniel Sarewitz: Stop Treating Science Denial Like A Disease

    • Date: 01/06/18
    • Daniel Sarewitz, The Guardian

    Turning the rejection of scientific expertise into a pathology mistakenly presents individual ignorance as the bottleneck in political disagreements The elevation of science to a central theme in American politics is an extraordinary development in the co-evolution of science and society. Three months after Donald Trump’s inauguration, 40,000 or so people turned out in the rain in […]

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  • Terence Corcoran: Trans Mountain Is The Cost Of Corporate Canada Surrendering To Green Enemies

    • Date: 30/05/18
    • Terence Corcoran, Financial Post

    Ottawa’s desperate decision to buy Trans Mountain is the logical outcome of an incoherent governance regime controlled by a triumvirate of social, political and economic institutions With the pipeline fiasco, Canada has now come face to face with the ultimate and disastrous consequences of the grand coalition that has seized control of national policy-making. The […]

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  • Dominic Lawson: Another Renewables Plan That’s Gone Up In Smoke

    • Date: 27/05/18
    • Dominic Lawson, The Sunday Times

    Subsidies for burning biomass — better known as wood — never made sense Please could you reassure your readers,” said the charming young man from the environment department, “that we have not banned wood-burning stoves? No one will have them taken away.” His anxiety was understandable. There is a mutinous stirring in the countryside, following […]

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  • Developing Nations Can’t Afford To Go Cold Turkey on #Coal

    • Date: 25/05/18
    • Colin Stevens, EU Reporter

    Developing countries remain in the dark, increasingly frustrated by what India’s chief economic adviser termed the west’s “carbon imperialism”. Investment in coal-powered plants in African countries could mean the difference for millions of people between being able to turn on the lights at night or living in darkness. The UK recently made headlines by announcing that it had gone for […]

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  • Andrew Montford: Did The Church Of Scotland Just Dodge A Climate Change Bullet?

    • Date: 24/05/18
    • Andrew Montford, Think Scotland

    A decision to sacrifice all those millions who are suffering in the here and now, in order to avert some hypothetical harm a century hence would have been nothing short of inhuman. Yesterday, the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland debated a motion on the subject of climate change and, more specifically, how quickly […]

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  • Christopher Booker: Is The Political Class’s Obsession With Global Warming Rotting Their Brains?

    • Date: 23/05/18
    • Christopher Booker, Daily Mail

    Our MPs are as much a party to these green disasters as the ministers who propose them. It’s as if the political class’s obsession with global warming rots their brains — for which the rest of us have to pay a very heavy price. The Government earned plaudits from the green lobby yesterday for its new […]

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  • Bad News For Green Energy Lovers: US Oil & Gas Are Booming

    • Date: 22/05/18
    • Robert Bryce, New York Post

    Over the past decade, merely the increase in US oil and gas production is equal to seven times the total energy production of every wind turbine and solar project in the United States. Another day, another spate of headlines about the growing mess at Tesla. Last week, the electric carmaker announced that its head of […]

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  • WSJ: ‘Britain Can’t Afford To Delay The Shale Revolution Any Longer’

    • Date: 21/05/18
    • Editorial, The Wall Street Journal

    Britain’s Tory government announced last week that “shale gas development is of national importance” and could “deliver substantial economic benefits,” which counts as intellectual and political progress. Perhaps there’s hope that Britain will finally tap this would-be economic windfall. Handout file photo issued by Cuadrilla of the drilling rig at Preston New Road shale gas […]

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