• The 2020 Annual GWPF Lecture – Professor Frank Furedi

    • Date: 16/12/20
    • The Global Warming Policy Foundation
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    Narratives of Existential Threats in the Climate and Covid Era Frank Furedi is a sociologist and social commentator. He is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Kent in Canterbury. Since the late 1990s, Frank has been widely cited about his views on why Western societies find it so difficult to engage with risk […]

  • Mexico Stops Renewable Energy Projects

    • Date: 09/05/20
    • OilPrice.com
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    It sounds like a news report out of yet another dystopian novel: Mexico is halting grid connection for new solar and wind power projects. In a world rushing to produce clean energy, Mexico has suddenly stood out like a sore thumb. But, as usual, there’s more to the story. The country’s National Energy Control Center, […]

  • Meet The 19-Year-Old ‘Anti-Greta’, Who Warns Thunberg’s ‘Alarmism’ Must Be Stopped

    • Date: 02/03/20
    • The Sunday Telegraph
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    Noami Seibt agrees that human activity is a factor in global warming, but believes that impact has been overstated. She rejects the notion that she’s a climate change denier, saying critics use the label as “a way to shut down people on the other side”. With her slight frame, long blonde hair and converse trainers, […]

  • Australian PM Threatens To Outlaw Radical Climate Protests That Threaten The Economy

    • Date: 02/11/19
    • Deutsche Welle
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    Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday threatened to outlaw climate protests, accusing them of increasingly disrupting the country’s lucrative mining industry. The conservative head of Australia’s government has described climate protesters as a “new breed of radical activism.” Critics have accused Scott Morrison of trying to weaken fundamental rights in the country. “We are working […]

  • Miranda Devine: Eco Madness May Be The Reason For Disastrous Boeing 737 MAX Crash

    • Date: 24/10/19
    • Miranda Devine, New York Post
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    We need to know if safety considerations at Boeing took a back seat to producing a climate-friendly plane.  When Swedish eco-pessimist Greta Thunberg came to New York to shout, “How dare you!” last month, she maintained her climate purity by traveling on a carbon-neutral, solar-powered yacht. Now that she’s in Canada, the teen doomsayer hasn’t explained how […]

  • Facebook’s False Fact Check

    • Date: 23/10/19
    • BicPicNews.com
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    There’s no guarantee scientific research is credible or accurate just because it has been peer-reviewed. Why is Facebook promoting this lie? Much of what we read, online and elsewhere, is incorrect. That’s life. But Facebook, a platform that helps people socialize, thinks it’s in the business of setting the record straight. It calls this process […]

  • Sea-Level Rise from Antarctic Ice Shelves Might Be Overestimated, Study Finds

    • Date: 22/10/19
    • Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS), MIT
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    Study finds even the tallest ice cliffs should support their own weight rather than collapsing catastrophically. Antarctica’s ice sheet spans close to twice the area of the contiguous United States, and its land boundary is buttressed by massive, floating ice shelves extending hundreds of miles out over the frigid waters of the Southern Ocean. When […]

  • Great Barrier Reef In Good Shape, Has ‘Vibrant Future’, Reef Authority Says

    • Date: 22/10/19
    • The Australian
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    The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority has supported Environment Minister Sussan Ley’s appraisal that the reef is “good” and has “a vibrant future”. A Senate estimates committee hearing on Monday heard a downgrading of the reef condition from poor to very poor was a long-term forecast based on no action being taken on climate […]

  • Brexit Is Delaying Global Action To Fight Climate Change

    • Date: 21/10/19
    • Forbes.com
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    It looks like that the EU’s December summit will be overtaken by Brexit – pushing adoption of its 2050 climate plan into 2020, and maybe even beyond.  In June, European prime ministers meeting in Brussels were unable to agree on an EU proposal to completely decarbonize by 2050. Poland, with the backing of a few other Eastern […]

  • This Rebellion Risks Its Own Extinction

    • Date: 20/10/19
    • The Times
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    There comes a moment for every protest movement when, instead of carrying the public with them, they alienate those that they are trying to persuade. For the climate protesters of Extinction Rebellion (XR), that moment may have been reached when it targeted three east London Tube stations, Stratford, Canning Town and Shadwell, during Thursday morning’s […]

  • Nic Lewis Exposes Statistical Errors In Yet Another Climate Paper

    • Date: 19/10/19
    • Climate Audit
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    “It is a little depressing that after many years of being criticised for their insufficiently good understanding of statistics and lack of close engagement with the statistical community, the climate science community appears still not to have solved this issue.” The recently published open-access paper “How accurately can the climate sensitivity to CO2 be estimated from historical […]

  • Forget Paris: Russia Rejects Climate Change Plan After Business Uproar

    • Date: 18/10/19
    • The Moscow Times
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    Russia’s largest companies have killed off plans to introduce individual emissions quotas and a carbon trading system.  The Russian government has drastically watered-down its new package of climate change legislation after push-back from the country’s leading businesses, the Kommersant business daily reported. Plans for quotas on carbon emissions at Russia’s largest companies, a new national carbon […]

  • The GWPF 2021 Temperature Prediction Competition

    • Date: 15/01/21
    • GWPF 2021 Temperature Prediction Competition
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    Place your bets! With the 2020 results now out, we move on to the 2021 competition, your chance to win a bottle of whisky and your choice of a book from the GWPF range. What’s not to like? It’s all change this year though, with the Met Office moving on from HadCRUT4 to HadCRUT5, their […]

  • GWPF global temperature competition: We have a winner

    • Date: 15/01/21
    • GWPF
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    The Met Office’s temperature data for 2020 are out. Each year we ask GWPF readers to submit their predictions for our annual temperature prediction competition, a chance for climate and weather geeks to pit their wits against the Met Office. For 2020, the boffins at the Met Office were predicting a little bit of warming, […]

  • Green activists target President Macron as the climate cult is devouring its children

    • Date: 14/01/21
    • Associated Press
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    French President Emanuel Macron accused of climate betrayal as France misses its Paris agreement targets. PARIS — A French court started examining on Thursday what environmental and other organizations are billing as “the case of the century,” accusing the country’s authorities of failing to act against climate change. It stems from a legal complaint filed […]

  • Bill Blain: Will the green economy trigger the next crash?

    • Date: 14/01/21
    • Bill Blain, CapX
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    Britain will be in serious crisis over its carbon-neutral green energy costs. Back in the last century, I spent a large part of my investment career packaging up financial assets, like mortgages, into bonds – securitisation. I was heavily involved with the acquisition financing of a US home lender which went spectacularly wrong a few […]

  • EU’s Carbon Border Taxes and Joe Biden’s Clean Energy plans: A double threat for developing countries

    • Date: 14/01/21
    • Vijay Raj, India
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    The introduction of the European Union’s Carbon Border Taxes and Joe Biden’s announcement of Clean Energy plans has raised double alarm in developing countries. The new European Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) law will impact all countries exporting to EU, especially those countries without carbon pricing mechanisms. Countries like India, China, Indonesia, Philippines, and even […]

  • African nations planning 1250 new coal and gas power plants, new study reveals

    • Date: 13/01/21
    • GWPF & Power Engineering International
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    Of Africa’s 2500 planned power-generation projects, half are coal and gas power plants, Oxford University study reveals A new study into Africa’s energy generation landscape uses a state-of-the-art machine-learning technique to analyse the pipeline of more than 2,500 planned power plants and their chances of successful commission. The study shows the share of non-hydro renewables […]

  • UK’s Net Zero agenda in trouble as Hitachi pulls plug on nuclear power plant

    • Date: 11/01/21
    • The Sunday Times
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    A project to build a huge nuclear power station in north Wales is to be wound down by the end of March, threatening hopes of its resurrection via a sale. Japan’s Hitachi has told staff it will shut its Horizon subsidiary, which was to build a £20bn nuclear power plant at Wylfa on Anglesey, by […]

  • Deutsche Bank: EU Green Deal can only succeed with “a certain degree of eco-dictatorship”

    • Date: 10/01/21
    • GWPF & Deutsche Bank Research
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    A senior economist at Deutsche Bank warns that for the EU’s Green Deal to succeed, “a certain degree of eco-dictatorship will be necessary” An analysis published by Deutsche Bank sharply criticises the “dishonest debate” with which the EU is selling its “Green Deal” to the people of Europe. The massive risks of the project for prosperity, […]

  • John Kerry pressures Britain on COP26 climate summit

    • Date: 10/01/21
    • The Sunday Times
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    Boris Johnson put a cabinet minister in charge of the Cop26 climate change summit last week following a warning from Joe Biden’s team that there was no “heavy hitter” running the show. In the first sign of the US president-elect flexing his muscles with the UK, Biden’s climate change pointman John Kerry complained before Christmas […]

  • Dominic Lawson: The rush to ‘Net Zero’ will most harm those Boris Johnson pledged to prioritise

    • Date: 10/01/21
    • Dominic Lawson, The Sunday Times
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    Of the 10 million jobs threatened by the UK government’s Net Zero commitment, far and away the greatest concentration are in ‘red wall’ constituencies. You think the government’s policies over Covid-19 have been confused and contradictory? Compared with those it is pursuing in the field of energy and industry, they have been a model of […]

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