• Christopher Booker: The BBC’s Groupthink Is An Enemy To Free Speech

    • Date: 20/04/14
    • Christopher Booker, The Sunday Telegraph
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    On pretty well every issue, the BBC has its ‘party line’, dictating what can and cannot be said   When Jeremy Paxman joins the growing chorus of those who criticise the way the BBC has become a “smug”, dysfunctional, over-blown bureaucracy, run by overpaid unaccountable apparatchiks, one might think that they are describing the European […]

  • Green Opposition To Shale Gas Drives Europe Deeper Into Coal Consumption

    • Date: 17/04/14
    • Karel Cool, Knowledge Insead Blog
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    The shale gas boom in the United States has made domestic power producers cleaner and turned coal producers into major exporters. A weak Europe, anxious about fracking, is becoming reliant on cheap U.S. coal to fuel its power stations, trapping it in a vicious cycle. The ongoing European trepidation towards shale gas is putting Europe […]

  • Lennart Bengtsson: The Science And Politics Of Climate Change

    • Date: 15/04/14
    • Lennart Bengtsson, Neue Zürcher Zeitung
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    The science isn’t settled and we still don’t know how best to solve the energy problems of our planet. Since the end of the 19th century, we have known that the Earth’s climate is sensitive to greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. At that time, the Swedish chemist Svante Arrhenius showed that an increase in CO2 […]

  • Christopher Booker: No A-Level For Climate Change Sceptics

    • Date: 14/04/14
    • Christopher Booker, The Sunday Telegraph
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    Brainwashing about global warming percolates throughout the education system Schoolchildren are taught a one-sided Greenpeace-type view of the global warming scare Photo: ALAMY Not often does a senior Cabinet minister declare that a policy long pursued by his own department is “against the law”. But that was the response of Michael Gove, the Education Secretary, to […]

  • Editorial: Energy Security Is Europe’s Top Priority

    • Date: 11/04/14
    • Editorial, The Times
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    Energy security must be the main issue at the June EU summit, top of the in-tray for the European Commission and be part of the deliberations at the Nato summit in September. Russia is applying a pincer movement against Ukraine, With one claw it is seeking to destabilise the government in Kiev by encouraging separatists […]

  • Why Global Warming Scare Tactics Don’t Work

    • Date: 10/04/14
    • Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger, The New York Times
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    IF you were looking for ways to increase public skepticism about global warming, you could hardly do better than the forthcoming nine-part series on climate change and natural disasters, starting this Sunday on Showtime. A trailer for “Years of Living Dangerously” is terrifying, replete with images of melting glaciers, raging wildfires and rampaging floods. “I […]

  • Roger Scruton: The New Politics Of Climate Change – No Space For Deniers

    • Date: 09/04/14
    • Roger Scruton, Forbes
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    The easiest way to silence someone is to portray him as some kind of lunatic or extremist, a person outside the consensus of ‘reasonable’ opinion. But the true extremist is the one who argues in that way, and who cannot entertain an opinion without wanting to protect it at all costs from those who disagree […]

  • How Climate Change Conquered the American Campus

    • Date: 08/04/14
    • Paul C Tice, The Wall Street Journal
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    The top-paying job for grads last year: petroleum engineer, at $97,000. Yet most colleges seem oddly uninterested. Here is a college quiz. While many parts of the U.S. economy struggle to recover from the Great Recession of 2008-09, one domestic industry is experiencing a technology-driven expansion in which American innovations have led to countless new […]

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