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  • Green Madness: Renewable Fuel Standard Driving Up Food Prices

    • Date: 11/08/13
    • Mark J Perry, Carpe Diem
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    Since the Renewable Fuel Standard went into effect in 2006, corn, not oil, drives food prices. Near perfect correlation.  The pro-renewable fuels, pro-ethanol, anti-fossil fuel organization Fuels America, which is “committed to protecting America’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS),” featured the chart above on Twitter with this text: FACT: Oil, not corn, drives food prices. Near perfect correlation […]

  • Balcombe: Colonised By Fracktivists

    • Date: 08/08/13
    • Rossa Minogue, Spiked
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    Anti-fracking activists who have descended on West Sussex claim to be speaking for the locals. The locals beg to differ. Balcombe, a small village in West Sussex, is currently being invaded. Not by a foreign army or extra-terrestrials, but by something far more annoying: anti-fracking activists, who are protesting against energy company Cuadrilla’s plans for exploratory […]

  • Lobbygate: How Parliament Could Improve Its Reputation With A Simple Rule Change

    • Date: 11/06/13
    • Isabel Hardman, The Spectator
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    As Fraser reported earlier, Tim Yeo has stepped aside from the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee chairmanship following the Sunday Times’ sting this weekend. What’s astonishing is not his decision this evening, but that he even had the opportunity to chair the committee when he had quite so many declared interests in the sector. It is […]

  • At Long Last The Mainstream Media Are Paying Attention To Climate Sceptics

    • Date: 13/04/13
    • Andrew Montford, The Spectator
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    The failure of the Earth to warm since the start of the century has been a talking point for global warming sceptics for many years, but it is only in the past few months that the mainstream media have started to pay attention too. In recent weeks the Economist, Channel Four News, and even ultra-green writers […]

  • Benny Peiser (2005): It is Cold That Kills

    • Date: 30/03/13
    • Benny Peiser, Spiked
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    Throughout history, moderate warming has significantly contributed to enhanced living standards. Hardly a month goes by without predictions that global warming will result in increased rates of disease, infections and deaths. The World Health Organisation (WHO) claims that some 150,000 deaths every year can be attributed to the effects of climate change. These assertions, however, […]

  • Climate Sceptics Promoted To Key Government Positions

    • Date: 28/03/13
    • Benedict Brogan, The Daily Telegraph
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    The appointment of Michael Fallon to the energy brief will delight everyone. He shares the climate change scepticism of his predecessor, but will keep his focus on how to keep costs down for consumers, and how to secure long-term cheap energy. Michael Fallon MP, the new energy minister: economically hard-nosed Two significant announcements from No […]

  • Next Budget: George Osborne May Begin Scrapping Green Taxes

    • Date: 28/02/13
    • James Forsyth, The Spectator
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    George Osborne spent an hour in front of the 1922 this evening. 40 Tory MPs took the opportunity to promote their own Budget ideas to him. From what I understand, the tone of the meeting was cordial with Osborne in relaxed form. A big theme was the cost of living with three MPs including Rob […]

  • Andrew Montford: Nursing Prejudice

    • Date: 19/02/13
    • Andrew Montford, The Spectator
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    Sir Paul Nurse, the Nobel laureate and President of the Royal Society, has been hitting out at global warming sceptics. In a speech to the University of Melbourne recently, he attacked dissenters from the climate change orthodoxy, declaring that their objections were in reality political rather than scientific: ‘A feature of [the global warming] controversy […]

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