• Gay Alcor: Peter Ridd’s Sacking Pushes The Limit Of Academic Freedom

    • Date: 12/06/18
    • Gay Alcor, The Guardian

    James Cook University may have damaged its reputation with a heavy-handed approach to the academic with minority views on climate change and the reef  ‘The massive coral bleaching in recent years was no cause for concern, because coral grew back, [Ridd] claimed.’ Bleached coral on the Great Barrier Reef near Port Douglas, February 2017. Photograph: […]

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  • Andrew Montford: Why Britain Can Never Rely On Wind Power

    • Date: 11/06/18
    • Andrew Montford, The Spectator

    For the last ten days or more the UK has been becalmed. In theory, our windmill fleet should be able to generate 20 gigawatts of power, more than 50 percent of peak demand at this time of year, but with barely a puff of wind this month, it has been generating next to nothing. If […]

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  • Editorial: The Climate-Change Tort Racket

    • Date: 09/06/18
    • Editorial, The Wall Street Journal

    Liberals want to use racketeering laws to prosecute so-called climate-change skeptics. But the real conspiracy may be between plaintiff lawyers and Democratic politicians who have ganged up to shake down oil companies. San Francisco, Oakland, New York and Seattle have sued five global oil giants—BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips , ExxonMobil and Royal Dutch Shell —for billions in future damages from climate change. Brass-knuckled […]

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  • Steven Hayward: Climate Change Has Run Its Course

    • Date: 05/06/18
    • Steven F Hayward, The Wall Street Journal

    Its descent into social-justice identity politics is the last gasp of a cause that has lost its vitality. Climate change is over. No, I’m not saying the climate will not change in the future, or that human influence on the climate is negligible. I mean simply that climate change is no longer a pre-eminent policy […]

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  • Myron Ebell: Trump Prefers Energy Dominance To Paris

    • Date: 04/06/18
    • Myron Ebell, Standpoint

    Staying in the Paris agreement would threaten to stymie President Trump’s ambitious plan to revive the American economy through deregulation and on the foundation of immense energy resources. Donald J. Trump has made many decisions since becoming President of the United States that have offended the permanent political establishment in Washington; and in foreign policy, […]

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  • Vaclav Smil: A Critical Look at Claims for Green Technologies

    • Date: 04/06/18
    • Vaclav Smil, IEEE SPectrum

    Green technologies are not yet proved, affordable, or deployable—but even if they were, it would still take them generations to solve our environmental problems When a bright new idea comes along, it’s easy to imagine a fantastic future for it. Perhaps the best example of this is Ray Kurzweil’s Singularity, scheduled to arrive in 2045, which will supposedly bring“immortal […]

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  • Charles Moore: Trump Has Broken The Spell Of Climate Change Mania

    • Date: 01/06/18
    • Charles Moore, The Daily Telegraph

    Since Mr Trump walked out of the Paris agreement one year ago, it has been fascinating to watch the decline of media interest in “saving the planet”. Donald Trump imposed punitive tariffs on steel imports exactly a year after he announced that the US would withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement. The two decisions […]

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  • 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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