Newsbytes – U.S. Democrats Embrace Shale Boom Ahead of Midterm Elections

From the GWPF and Dr. Benny Peiser World Awash In Oil Shields Markets From 2008 Price Shock The US shale boom is shaping a new kind of Democrat in national politics, lawmakers who are giving greater support to the oil and gas industry even at the risk of alienating environmental groups, a core of the…

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Newsbytes – Climate Science McCarthyism

Lennart Bengtsson Blames U.S. Climate Scientists For McCarthy-Style Witch-Hunt I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it. –Voltaire A German physicist compared Bengtsson’s move to joining the Ku Klux Klan. – Der Tagesanzeiger, 7 May 2014 A leading climate scientist has resigned…

Newsbytes: Walport in a storm

UK Government Chief Scientist Accused Of ‘Name-Calling For Lack Of Evidence’ Matt Ridley Calls On Mark Walport To Withdraw Unsubstantiated Accusation Climate change has done more good than harm so far and is likely to continue doing so for most of this century. This is not some barmy, right-wing fantasy; it is the consensus of…

Newsbytes: Why The Met Office Has Hung Its Chief Scientist Out To Dry

Met Office Science Chief Attacked For Climate Claim Britain’s winters are getting colder because of melting Arctic ice, the Government’s forecaster said yesterday. Met Office chief scientist Julia Slingo said climate change was “loading the dice” towards freezing, drier weather. –Ben Jackson, The Sun, 11 April 2013 Bungling weather bosses predicted a drier than usual…