• Macron’s Carbon Tax Disaster

    • Date: 08/12/18
    • Kenny Stein, Institute for Energy Research
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    The world’s green elite has gathered in Poland to work out how to actually implement the Paris climate treaty that was so showily inaugurated in 2015. The Yellow Vests protests should be a hint to the delegates in Poland: the people are not on your side. Most Americans are probably just hearing about the ongoing […]

  • Justin Trudeau Is Facing a Carbon Tax Backlash. He’s Not Alone.

    • Date: 08/12/18
    • Ian Austen, The New York Times
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    Three years ago, Canada joined 194 other countries in Paris to announce a landmark agreement on climate change, now informally known by the French capital’s name. This week began in Paris, however, with startlingly violent discord over fuel taxes stemming from that climate deal. The protesters, clad in the yellow safety vests France requires motorists to carry, are […]

  • UN Climate Talks Split Over Paris Rulebook

    • Date: 08/12/18
    • Nitin Sethi, Business Standard India
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    Developed countries have asked that the Paris rulebook be adopted as dozens of separate documents, while developing countries want it to be a single comprehensive document. The debate on what format the final rulebook is adopted by the gathered 196 countries will go down to the wire. Should the Paris Agreement rulebook be one omnibus document or should […]

  • Britain’s Oldest Coal Plants Called On To Avoid Running Out Of Power As Cold Sets In

    • Date: 08/12/18
    • The Daily Telegraph
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    Britain’s oldest coal-fired power plants prepared to fire up their hoppers for a price of almost £1,000 per megawatt-hour on Tuesday to avert a power shortfall as temperatures across the country plunge and wind power wanes. The cold snap ignited the winter’s first warning that Britain would run out of electricity unless idling coal plants […]

  • Paris Riots Over Carbon Taxes Dim Hopes For Climate Fight

    • Date: 08/12/18
    • Associated Press
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    The “yellow vests” in France are worrying greens around the world. The worst riots in Paris in decades were sparked by higher fuel taxes, and French President Emmanuel Macron responded by scrapping them Wednesday. But taxes on fossil fuels are just what international climate negotiators, meeting in Poland this week, say are desperately needed to […]

  • Solar Cycle 25 Will Not Lead To Cooling Of Global Temps, Study Predicts

    • Date: 08/12/18
    • Centre for Excellence in Space Science India
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    Two Indian scientists predict that the next sunspot cycle will not be significant. Their ensemble forecast surprisingly suggests it could even be stronger than the cycle which is just ending Highlights 1. Research predicts space environmental conditions over the next decade would be similar or slightly harsher compared to the last decade ruling out imminent […]

  • USGS Announces Largest Shale Oil And Gas Field Ever

    • Date: 08/12/18
    • US Geological Survey
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    USGS announces an assessment of continuous oil and gas in Texas and New Mexico’s Delaware Basin, the largest USGS has ever conducted, with an estimate of 46.3 billion barrels of oil and 281 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Assessment units of the Wolfcamp Shale and Bone Spring Formation in the Delaware Basin of Texas […]

  • Carbon Tax Revolts Threaten Paris Agreement

    • Date: 08/12/18
    • Dave Keating, Forbes
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    Another day of violence will reinforce the yellow cloud already hanging over the UN climate summit in Katowice and could dampen political enthusiasm for implementing the tough measures needed to reach the goals of the Paris Agreement. Last Sunday tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Brussels to protest political inaction on […]

  • Greenland Ice Sheet Sixth Highest On Record

    • Date: 07/12/18
    • Polar Portal Season Report 2018
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    In 2018, Greenland’s total  surface mass budget (SMB) is almost 150bn tonnes above the average for 1981-2010, ranking as sixth highest on record. The Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) also performs daily simulations of how much ice or water the Ice Sheet loses or accumulates. Based on these simulations, an overall assessment of how the surface […]

  • Climate Change Alarmism Is the World’s Leading Cause of Hot Air

    • Date: 07/12/18
    • David Harsanyi, Townhall
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    Even as anti-gas tax riots raged in France this week, naturalist David Attenborough warned a crowd at a United Nations climate change summit in Poland that “the collapse of our civilizations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon.” U.N. General Assembly President Maria Espinosa told the media that “mankind” […]

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