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  • Susan Crockford: Healthy Polar Bears, Less Than Healthy Science

    • Date: 28/08/14
    • Dr Susan Crockford
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    Susan Crockford shows that virtually all of the research reports on polar bears over the last few years have contained good news. Who then is to blame for hyping the “polar bears are dying” meme? Full paper

  • Susan Crockford: Healthy Polar Bears, Less Than Healthy Science

    • Date: 28/08/14
    • Dr Susan Crockford
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    Virtually all of the research reports on polar bears over the last few years have contained good news. Who then is to blame for hyping the “polar bears are dying” meme? It’s easy to blame reporters for fanning the flames of hysteria – some of their copy on polar bears is truly over the top. Many […]

  • Political Uncertainty Threatens Renewable Energy Sector, IEA Warns

    • Date: 28/08/14
    • Reuters
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    Growth in global renewable energy capacity will slow to 2020 if uncertain government policies continue to threaten investment, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Thursday. Last year power capacity from sources such as wind, solar or hydro expanded at its fastest pace to date, putting renewables on a par with natural gas at almost […]

  • Ukraine Warns Europe Of Russian Gas Cut-Off, Moscow Denies

    • Date: 28/08/14
    • Reuters
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    Ukraine warned Europe on Wednesday that Russia could cut off gas to the continent this winter, but Moscow responded that the supply of gas would continue regardless of politics. Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said Kiev knew of Russian plans to halt gas flows this winter to Europe, comments that were promptly denied by Russian […]

  • Fritz Vahrenholt: How The Green Energy Transition Is Destroying Germany’s Nature

    • Date: 28/08/14
    • Fritz Vahrenholt, Die Welt
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    Germany’s climate and energy policy is the main threat to bio-diversity. Politicians, however, have closed their eyes from the distructive effects of the rampant expansion of renewable energy. Dankwart Guratzsch has convincingly described the destruction of the environment by the energy transition in these pages. The mayor of Tübingen, Boris Palmer (Green Party), responded in […]

  • Renewables Cannot Sustain Civilisation

    • Date: 28/08/14
    • Andrew Montford, Bishop Hill
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    The other day we were considering the concept of EROI, the amount of energy you get out of a given technology for the amount you have to put in. Specifically we were looking at the figures for solar PV in Spain. With splendid timing, the Energy Collective has published a post considering EROI for the full gamut of energy […]

  • Obama Resorts To ‘Political Magic’ For UN Climate Negotiations

    • Date: 28/08/14
    • Ronald Bailey, Reason Online
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    In Paris next year, the nations of the world are supposed to hammer out an global regime to control energy production as a way to prevent possible catastrophic climate change. Having covered United Nations climate negotiations for more than two decades, I can confidently predict that there is no way that countries will adopt a […]

  • US Administration: Obama Not Side-Stepping Senate On UN Climate Deal

    • Date: 28/08/14
    • Zack Coleman, The Washington Examiner
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    The State Department pushed back against reports that the Obama administration is negotiating a climate change deal that wouldn’t require Senate approval. “Not a word of the new climate agreement currently under discussion has been written, so it is entirely premature to say whether it will or won’t require Senate approval,” spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. […]

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