Academic Criticises California Governor Jerry Brown for Normalising Climate Change

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Governor Jerry Brown recently called events like the California Fires “The New Normal”, but climate scientists don’t want to be normal. One environmental scientist at least worries that Browns’ statement amounts to an admission of acceptance of climate change, and will lead to complacency. In defense of using “the new…

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Guardian Economics Editor Promotes the Authoritarian Chinese “Directed Capitalism” Solution to Climate Change

Guest essay by Eric Worrall “People underestimate the power of models. Observational evidence is not very useful” – John Mitchell, Chief Research Scientist British MET Capitalism can crack climate change. But only if it takes risks Larry Elliott Thu 16 Aug 2018 15.00 AEST Anglo-Saxon capitalism’s drive to maximise profits in the short term won’t…

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The NEG: A Frankenstein Green Energy Policy which Upsets Pretty Much Everyone

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Aussie Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is celebrating passing the National Energy Guarantee, a policy which attempts to please everyone by demanding energy retailers source a portion of their supply from dispatchable sources, while at the same time attempting to encourage investment in renewables to meet Australia’s Paris Agreement commitments. The…

President Trump Mocks Subsidised Wind Energy

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Breitbart – “That’s the end of that windmill” – a video clip of President Trump mocking wind power, criticising the ongoing green mass murder of birds, and miming shooting a wind turbine at a New York Fundraiser. Why Windmills are the Worst — by @realDonaldTrump pic.twitter.com/t5WqMu9hSe — Charlie Spiering…

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YouTube to Scribble Green Propaganda Over Climate Skeptic Videos

Guest essay by Eric Worrall You can smell the desperation. YouTube will now place Wikipedia entries about global warming below videos ‘refuting evidence of rising temperatures’ YouTube will add snippets of factual information on select video clips It will target controversial topics, such as anti-vaccination and climate change YouTube hopes it will reduce misinformation and…

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Aussie Agriculture Minister on Climate Change: “I don’t give a rat’s if it’s man-made or not … you shouldn’t feel afraid to turn on a heater or light at night.”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Its refreshing to see a senior politician say something sensible about climate change. Australian Agriculture Minister David Littleproud is more worried about affordable, reliable electricity, so people can heat their homes or pump water to irrigate their fields, than whether mankind is causing climate change. … TONY JONES Alright, Meg,…

UK Politician Amber Rudd: No Deal Brexit as Bad as Climate Denial

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Former British Secretary for Energy and Climate Change Amber Rudd, who admitted to “inadvertently” misleading parliament when she resigned as Home Secretary, has just conflated criticism of the British Government’s Brexit proposition with “climate denial”. Amber Rudd compares Eurosceptics to climate change deniers as she warns over ‘sobering risks’ of…

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Republican Congressman Carlos Curbelo Introduces Carbon Tax Legislation

Guest essay by Eric Worrall At least one Republican congressman believes the USA needs more taxes. Carlos Curbelo, U.S. representative for Florida’s 26th congressional district has introduced legislation to charge $24 / ton for CO2 starting in 2020. Curbelo Receives Praise for Leadership on Market Choice Act to Address Climate Change Washington, D.C., July 25,…