• Michael Shellenberger: I Was Invited to Testify on Energy Policy. Then Democrats Didn’t Let Me Speak

    • Date: 29/07/20
    • Michael Shellenberger, Quilette
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    Today, shortly after giving expert testimony to Congress about energy policy, I had the startling experience of being smeared by sitting members of the United States House of Representatives. The context was a special House Committee hearing to evaluate a Democratic proposal similar to the one proposed by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, which would spend $2 […]

  • Oh Dear: Plug Pulled On French Electric Car Which Nobody Wants To Buy

    • Date: 29/07/20
    • Car Advice
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    One of Australia’s cheapest electric cars – the Renault Zoe – has had its plug pulled after just 63 were sold over the past three years. Indeed, over the same period, Australians bought two-and-a-half times more Rolls-Royces (158), seven times as many Lamborghinis (457), and 12 times as many Ferraris (818) than Renault Zoe electric cars. In an online briefing with media, Renault […]

  • Banning The Sale Of Petrol Cars Would Be ‘A Colossal Error’

    • Date: 29/07/20
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Foundation
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    Eminent engineer reveals major flaw in UK Govt’s electric car plans London, 29 July: A new paper published today by the Global Warming Policy Foundation reveals another major flaw in plans to electrify the economy. According to the author, Professor Gautam Kalghatgi, because most vehicles will still run on fossil fuels in ten years’ time, […]

  • Peter Ridd Challenge Goes To The Heart Of A Free Society

    • Date: 28/07/20
    • Gideon Rozner, The Australian
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    Peter Ridd has decided to fight last week’s decision in favour of James Cook University, and the case is of such public importance that the High Court simply must allow the appeal to be heard. The Ridd case is much more than a mere workplace relations dispute between an academic and his employer. It is […]

  • Climate Hysteria On Stilts: Labour Council Bans Meat

    • Date: 28/07/20
    • Gaia Fawkes
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    An eco-warrior administration at Enfield Council is set to become the first elected body in the UK to ban meat in an attempt to tackle climate change. Buried on page 36 of their “Enfield climate action plan 2020” it is spelt out that from December 2020 onwards, “all events held by Enfield Council where catering […]

  • We Need Free and Honest Debate on Climate Change Policy

    • Date: 28/07/20
    • Bjorn Lomborg, Los Angeles Daily News
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    For a proper discourse on society’s challenges, we have always needed public forums, from the Pnyx in ancient Athens to the Independent Journal publishing the Federalist Papers. For better or worse, the New York Times has long been one of these important forums. Unfortunately, in recent years, the viewpoints allowed in the paper have rapidly declined, […]

  • Peter Ridd Seeks High Court Appeal: Universities Face Govt Review Of Threat To Academic Freedom

    • Date: 28/07/20
    • The Australian
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    Sacked James Cook University professor Peter Ridd will go to the High Court over his controversial sacking for publicly criticising the institution and his colleagues over their climate change science. A week after the Federal Circuit Court overturned an earlier court decision awarding him $1.2m, the marine physicist has confirmed the next front in his legal […]

  • Walter Russell Mead: Snooze The Climate Alarms

    • Date: 28/07/20
    • Walter Russell Mead, The Wall Street Journal
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    A new study predicts population will drop sharply as developing economies grow. You won’t hear this from the professional climate alarmists, but an important study on global demographics has good news for the future of greenhouse emissions. For some time, demographers have been scaling back forecasts of future population growth, but they may not have […]

  • The Four Sins Of Science

    • Date: 28/07/20
    • Sam Bowman, CapX
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    Don’t blame journalists for overhyping science – it’s often the fault of scientists themselves That many scientific fields are rife with error, bias and outright fraud may be unsurprising given the succession of news stories about prominent psychologists faking results and pop-psychology gurus fooling gullible Conservative politicians into ‘power posing’ at party conferences. But Stuart Ritchie’s Science Fictions: Exposing […]

  • Uncool Paris: Radical French Eco-Minister Bans Outside Heating In Cafes & Bars

    • Date: 27/07/20
    • BBC News
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    France’s government has announced new environmental measures, including a ban on heated terraces for cafes and bars. Ecology Minister Barbara Pompili said outside heating or air conditioning was an “ecological aberration”. The ban will not come into force until after the winter as restaurants have been hard hit by Covid-19, she added. All heated or […]

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