• Iain Duncan Smith: The Government must give up its dangerous obsession with electric cars

    • Date: 27/06/21
    • The Daily Telegraph

    It is becoming clear that in their frenzied determination to hit their arbitrary Net Zero target, ministers have overlooked the enormous repercussions of weaning Britain off petrol – and onto electric cars.  First, let us address the economic challenges. In England alone it is estimated it will cost £16.7bn to get the UK’s public charging […]

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  • Beware Boris Johnson’s sinister crackdown on free speech

    • Date: 26/06/21
    • Nick Cohen, The Spectator

    A Conservative government that boasts it is a defender of free speech against the attacks of ‘the woke’ is about to impose the severest censorship this country has seen in peacetime since parliament abolished press controls in the 1690s. In an extraordinary power grab – which is all the more extraordinary for the absence of […]

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  • Ross McKitrick: Why climate change won’t hurt economic growth

    • Date: 24/06/21
    • Ross McKitrick, Financial Post

    There is no robust evidence that even the worst-case warming scenarios would cause overall economic losses It has long been observed that global poverty tends to be concentrated in hot, tropical regions. But persistent poverty in African and South American countries has political and historical roots, especially their embrace of Soviet-backed communism in the 20th […]

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  • China is the real winner of Western climate politics

    • Date: 17/06/21
    • Greg Sheridan, The Australian

    Most of the Western media so desperately wants the dominant climate narrative – especially the bit where the West is the villain – to be true that they simply do not interrogate the facts. The G7 meeting was a genuine success for Scott Morrison and for the West generally. As Boris Johnson says, “the West […]

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  • Climate alarmists continue to have a big problem: democracy

    • Date: 16/06/21
    • Editorial, The Wall Street Journal

    Swiss voters reject the costs of meeting the Paris CO2 emissions limits. Climate alarmists continue to have a big problem: democracy. Every time voters are presented with something close to the actual costs of achieving draconian CO2 emissions targets, they say no. The latest reality check came Sunday in Switzerland, where 51.6% of the voters […]

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  • Tom Switzer: Reports of fossil fuels’ death are greatly exaggerated

    • Date: 15/06/21
    • Tom Switzer, The Australian

    The green lobby claims that fossil fuels are on borrowed time and that wind power and solar panels will transform the energy landscape. But they are mistaken. Great efforts are under way to decarbonise the global economy. It’s not just that Western political leaders pledge commitments to net-zero emissions by 2050 or shortly thereafter. Corporations […]

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  • Heinz Schmid: Why the Swiss people rejected the new climate law

    • Date: 14/06/21
    • Heinz Schmid, Switzerland

    Good news: The Swiss people have rejected the CO2 law in the referendum on Sunday, with 51.6% of voters saying no to the proposed carbon taxes. Thus the CO2 law will not come into effect. Only two cantons accepted the law, Vaud and Zurich. Like many other types of left/green laws there was a clear […]

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  • Garry White: We’re going to pay a high price for the Net Zero agenda

    • Date: 08/06/21
    • Garry White, The Daily Telegraph

    ‘Right now, the path to net zero is unaffordable for most. It is highly likely that, a decade hence, we may need a bonfire of the long-term targets.’ How much are you prepared to pay to turn the world green? Climate change will head the agenda at the G7 Summit in Cornwall this weekend, as Joe Biden […]

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