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  • Matt Ridley: How Britain’s Shale Revolution Was Killed By Green Lies & Russian Propaganda

    • Date: 30/11/19
    • Matt Ridley, The Critic
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    The Centre for European Studies found that the Russian government has invested $95 million in NGOs campaigning against shale gas.  The first coffee house in Marseilles opened in 1671, prompting the city’s vintners to recruit a couple of professors at the University of Aix to blacken their new competitor’s reputation. They duly got one of […]

  • Venetians Rage At Flood-Defence Delay & Politicians

    • Date: 15/11/19
    • The Guardian
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    City’s €6bn Mose barriers to protect against high tides unfinished after 15 years “We don’t know when we will reopen. Thank you, Mose!” reads the sign pinned to the door of Pasticceria Rizzardini, a small bakery and coffee shop in the San Polo area of Venice. Established in 1742, the shop has survived many floods; […]

  • Why the Precautionary Principle is Bad Policy

    • Date: 23/07/19
    • Sanjeev Sabhlok, The Times of India
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    We have evolved as a species to be curious about scary things. Newspapers love to publish scary reports, which are like click-bait: they catch our attention. Health scares fascinate us the most. Environmental scares grab our interest, as well. Most scares, however, turn out to be false. For every true scare, there are hundreds of […]

  • U.S. Democrats Have Set Themselves A Major ‘Climate Trap’

    • Date: 14/06/19
    • Rich Lowry, New York Post
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    The voters most opposed to the costs of climate action tend to be the kind of “deplorables” most easily dismissed by center-left parties at their own peril. If President Trump claws his way to victory again in Pennsylvania and the Upper Midwest, his path will likely go through abortion and climate change, two issues on […]

  • The One-Sided Worldview of Eco-Pessimists

    • Date: 05/12/18
    • Joanna Szurmak and Pierre Desrochers, Quillette
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    Prometheans like the Roslings posit that humanity can, and should, apply the intellects of its most creative individuals and the synergistic effects of large groups of people working to transform the environment in order to improve its lot. This essay draws in part on the authors’ new book Population Bombed! Exploding the Link Between Overpopulation and […]

  • The UK’s Autumn Budget and Environmental Policy: A Tale of a (Recyclable) Tub

    • Date: 31/10/18
    • Dr John Constable: GWPF Energy Editor
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    The United Kingdom’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Philip Hammond delivered his Autumn Budget, 2018, on Monday the 29th of October. Although silent on many environmental issues it contains clear indications that the Treasury is persisting in its attempt gradually to introduce technology neutral carbon taxation to replace income support subsidies to renewables. If successful, […]

  • Benefits Of Global Warming: Record Harvests Reported In Numerous Countries

    • Date: 11/08/18
    • Global Warming Policy Forum
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    Following recent reports of record coffee harvests comes news that Ukraine, Argentina and the U.S. are expecting record corn and soyabean crops. It would appear that record warm years have been exceptionally good for global agriculture as stocks of cereal, rice and coarse grains all reached record levels. BUENOS AIRES, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Argentina is expected […]

  • Canadian Tories: Trudeau’s Carbon Tax ‘Climbdown’ Shows ‘We Have Been Right All Along’

    • Date: 02/08/18
    • Huffington Post
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    Ontario Tories have wasted no time gloating about what they’ve dubbed a “climbdown” from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on carbon pricing. In question period Wednesday, Progressive Conservative MPP Christine Hogarth lobbed softball questions to Environment Minister Rod Phillips on the federal government’s decision to increase the threshold at which heavy polluters will need to pay a price […]

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