• 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 […]

  • Richard Lindzen & Will Happer: Climate ‘Emergency’? Not So Fast

    • Date: 18/04/21
    • Richard Lindzen & William Happer, National Review
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    Americans should not be stampeded into a disastrous climate crusade. By obligating the United States once more to the Paris agreement, and by signaling very clearly that “climate” will be central to its policies, the Biden administration has joined other governments in the crusade against a supposed “climate emergency.” We use the word “crusade” advisedly, since […]

  • What climate science tells us, what it doesn’t & why it matters

    • Date: 18/04/21
    • Holman W. Jenkins, Jr., The Wall Street Journal
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    After a stint at the Obama Energy Department, Steven Koonin reclaims the science of a warming planet from the propaganda peddlers. Barack Obama is one of many who have declared an “epistemological crisis,” in which our society is losing its handle on something called truth. Thus an interesting experiment will be his and other Democrats’ […]

  • US & China agree to ‘cooperate’ on climate

    • Date: 18/04/21
    • Associated Press
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    While Kerry was still in Shanghai, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng signaled that China is unlikely to make any new pledges at next week’s summit. The United States and China, the world’s two biggest carbon polluters, agreed to cooperate to curb climate change with urgency, just days before President Joe Biden hosts a virtual […]

  • China says climate onus on US in John Kerry talks

    • Date: 17/04/21
    • South China Morning Post
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    China said on Friday that the United States needed to take more responsibility on climate change but welcomed greater cooperation after a visit by envoy John Kerry, according to state media. The former secretary of state turned US climate emissary was the first official from President Joe Biden’s administration to visit China, signalling hopes the two […]

  • US climate envoy John Kerry ends China trip with little to show

    • Date: 17/04/21
    • South China Morning Post
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    Beijing remains tight-lipped about chances of Xi Jinping joining Joe Biden’s climate summit next week. Instead of unveiling fresh climate initiatives, China has upped the ante by calling on the US to shoulder more responsibility. The window of opportunity is narrowing for climate cooperation between China and the United States, observers and environmentalists have warned, […]

  • Brazil needs $10 bln a year in aid for carbon neutrality by 2050, minister says

    • Date: 17/04/21
    • Reuters
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    Brazil’s environment minister, Ricardo Salles, told Reuters on Friday that Brazil would need to receive $10 billion annually in foreign aid in order to reach economy-wide net zero carbon emissions by 2050, instead of 2060 as currently planned. Salles has regularly called for the international community to pick up part of the check for reducing […]

  • China unlikely to make new climate pledges — unless US backs down

    • Date: 17/04/21
    • Associated Press
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    Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng signaled that his country is unlikely to make any new pledges. Chinese President Xi Jinping called Friday for closer cooperation on combating global change as he held a video meeting with the leaders of Germany and France, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. The talks with French President Emmanuel […]

  • Climate poker: China warns EU on carbon border tax

    • Date: 17/04/21
    • Politico
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    Chinese President Xi Jinping blasted EU plans to develop a so-called Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism — aimed at ensuring that companies producing in countries with laxer climate rules face a carbon cost when exporting to Europe. “Tackling climate change should … not become an excuse for geopolitics, attacking other countries or trade barriers,” Xi said, […]

  • Joe Biden outmanoeuvre as China claims climate leadership, joining forces with EU

    • Date: 16/04/21
    • Financial Times
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    Beijing officials promote European climate alliance to counter rival Biden event Xi Jinping, China’s president, touted his climate change commitments in a call with the leaders of France and Germany on Friday, as Beijing vies with Washington to be seen as a leader in global climate negotiations. Xi told Emmanuel Macron, France’s president, and Angela […]

  • ‘Obscene’ windfarm subsidies revealed

    • Date: 16/04/21
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Forum
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    The Global Warming Policy Forum has condemned what it called the “obscenity” of windfarm subsidies and has called for a complete rethink of energy policy. GWPF research has shown that just six offshore windfarms are now sharing £1.6 billion pounds in subsidies between them every year. Three receive annual subsidies of over a quarter of a billion pounds […]

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