• Green Killers: Congo’s Miners Dying to Feed World’s Hunger for Electric Cars

    • Date: 21/03/19
    • Christina Lamb, The Sunday Times
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    Exploited by Chinese firms, workers as young as nine risk their lives to feed the world’s growing hunger for cobalt.  Solange Kanena sits on her broken orange sofa, heavily pregnant, resting. Looking around her three-room shack, she wonders how she will feed her eight children. Her husband died in a mining accident 10 days ago. […]

  • Marcel Crok: A Historic Victory For Holland’s Climate Sceptics Party

    • Date: 21/03/19
    • Marcel Crok, Science writer
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    Forum for Democracy (FvD), the Dutch right-wing party led by Thierry Baudet, has gained a landslide victory in yesterday’s provincial elections in The Netherlands. Forum for Democracy became the biggest party by winning 13 seats in the Senate (out of a total of 75). For the first time since 1917 a new party – FvD […]

  • Climate Sceptical Party Is The Big Winner In Dutch Elections

    • Date: 21/03/19
    • NL News
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    With most of the votes counted in Wednesday’s provincial elections, Thierry Baudet’s right-wing nationalist and climate sceptical Forum voor Democratie (FvD) appears to have won most votes, is the biggest Dutch party and will take 13 seats in the senate in May. Forum, which is pro Nexit and does not believe in climate change, campaigned […]

  • EIA Projects U.S. Energy-Related CO2 Emissions To Remain Near Current Level Through 2050

    • Date: 20/03/19
    • US Energy Information Administration
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    Carbon dioxide emissions from U.S. energy consumption will remain near current levels through 2050, according to projections in EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2019. The AEO2019 Reference case, which reflects no changes to current laws and regulations and extends current trends in technology, projects that U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions will be 5,019 million metric […]

  • GWPF Welcomes New-Found Energy Realism Of Cumbrian Councillors

    • Date: 20/03/19
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Forum
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    London, 20 March: The Global Warming Policy Forum welcomes the decision by councillors of Cumbria County Council to unanimously approve a new coal mine near Whitehaven. This coal mine will bring many new jobs and £180m of investment to Cumbria, and does not require the job-destroying subsidies enjoyed by the renewables industry. It goes without […]

  • UK Politicians Approve New Deep Coal Mine, Prioritising Jobs Over Climate Change

    • Date: 20/03/19
    • The Independent
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    Demand and jobs ‘outweighs’ global warming concerns, Lib Dem committee chair says A new £165m coal mine has been unanimously approved by councillors in Cumbria, sparking protests by environmental campaigners.  Cumbria County Council said it was putting jobs above climate change concerns after its development committee approved the plan on Tuesday afternoon. West Cumbria Mining, which filed the application, wants to extract coking […]

  • U.S. Sceptics See New Chance For Climate Science Review Team

    • Date: 20/03/19
    • Nick Sobczyk, E&E News
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    Skeptics of man-made climate change hope the Trump administration’s “adversarial” science review revives the “red-team, blue-team” debate once embraced by former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. Pruitt’s effort, which proposed a military-style debate of research showing greenhouse gas emissions are warming the planet, was scuttled by former presidential chief of staff John Kelly. But with a […]

  • Green Energy Transition Is Destroying Germany’s Competitiveness, CEO Warns

    • Date: 20/03/19
    • ICIS News
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    MUNICH, Germany (ICIS)–The increasing operational costs arising from Germany’s transition away from nuclear and coal energy could lead to upheavals in German industry “that no one can or want to imagine”, according to Wacker Chemie CEO Rudolf Staudigl said on Tuesday. The Germany-headquartered specialty chemicals producer reported a year-on-year fall in net income for 2018 and projected […]

  • The Rise of Unfreedom in the West

    • Date: 19/03/19
    • Andrew A. Michta, The American Interest
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    With freedom of speech under assault, the West, both as a polity and as a distinct cultural inheritance, is in the throes of a fundamental battle for the survival of its democratic traditions. It is time for all of us to stand up for liberty. And to do so out loud. It’s time to call […]

  • Record Snowfall Across Himalayas Blamed On … Global Warming

    • Date: 19/03/19
    • GWPF & Press Trust of India
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    Last year scientists blamed global warming for decreasing snowfall in the Himalayas. This year record-breaking snowfall has been blamed on global warming. This ‘trend’ in increased snowfall is predicted to continue in coming years. In climate science, anything goes… No wonder the public is increasingly sceptical about these kind of knee-jerk claims and predictions. The […]

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