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HARRIS and KHANDEKAR: Blaming the developed world for the forces of nature

By Tom Harris and Madhav Khandekar Originally published in The Washington Times Tuesday, December 3, 2013 Bad science puts rich nations on the hook for trillions in climate liabilities Delegates at the recent U.N. climate conference in Warsaw decided that … Continue reading

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The Grand Prize in Obama’s War on Coal™

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach It’s a bad week for poor people around the planet. First, and with great fanfare, our President unleashed his patented climate plan, affectionately known as Obama’s War on Coal™. He hasn’t said yet how much … Continue reading

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FOIA and the coming US Carbon Tax via the US Treasury

Guest Post by Christopher Horner, CEI In November, I and CEI sued the Department of the Treasury to produce emails and other records mentioning “carbon”. See Joint_Scheduling_Agreement PDF I sought emails and other documents from two offices: Environment and Energy … Continue reading

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The Atlantic Magazine’s ’5 Charts About Climate Change That Should Have You Very, Very Worried’… Worried about scientific illiteracy.

Guest post by David Middleton I ran into this gem on Real Clear Energy this morning… The article cites terrifying new reports commissioned by the World Bank and the CIA and then launches into a graphical cornucopia of nonsense. The … Continue reading

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When bankers turn climatologists

From the world bank…sound the general alarm! (sound of klaxons) But see the data at the end. 4-degrees briefing for the World Bank: The risks of a future without climate policy Humankind’s emissions of greenhouse gases are breaking new records … Continue reading

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NYT blames food crisis on “climate change,” hides plea to reduce government mandated burning of food for fuel

Even the UN is not biased enough towards climate alarmism for the New York Times, which yesterday bowdlerized a joint statement on the present food crisis from three UN food organizations. The UN statement is divided into short term and … Continue reading

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Global carbon market expected to crash, already loses half of its value since 2011, from $18 to less than $10 in 2012

Global Carbon Market Hits $176 Billion in 2011 By Jo Nova Global Carbon Market trading climbed to $176 billion in 2011 according to the The World Bank, which has just released it’s annual State and Trends of The Carbon Market … Continue reading

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Study: it takes 10 units of alternative electricity sources to offset 1 unit of fossil fuel-generated power

From the University of Oregon a clue as to why green energy isn’t making much inroads. For example, compare these findings to what we learned recently from Matt Ridley about the big fat zero of wind power in the bigger … Continue reading

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New Report: Economic Analysis Reveals Wind Power ‘Worse Than a Mistake’

Press release from The Global Warming Policy Foundation One of the UK’s leading energy and environment economists warns that wind power is an extraordinarily expensive and inefficient way of reducing CO2 emissions. In fact, there is a significant risk that … Continue reading

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Oxfam—Betraying its Roots and Sabotaging its Own Mission

Guest post by Indur M. Goklany On its website Oxfam reminds us that its name comes from the Oxford Committee for Famine Relief. Today it claims to work to “find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice.” So imagine the surprise … Continue reading

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Corruption in the carbon trading market

Corruption and crime already taking place in the carbon market Opinion piece by Julie Bishop, Deputy Leader of the Opposition (Australia) 20th July 2011 Carbon offsets have already run out of credit “…..It is alarming that the Prime Minister has … Continue reading

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