Bill McKibben: “divestment is hitting the fossil fuel industry where it hurts”… NOT!

Guest NOT! by David Middleton At last, divestment is hitting the fossil fuel industry where it hurts Trillions of dollars of investments are being taken out of carbon-intensive companies. Governments must now take notice Bill McKibben Sun 16 Dec 2018 I remember well the first institution to announce it was divesting from fossil fuel. It…

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Give thanks that we no longer live on the precipice

Fossil fuels helped humanity improve our health, living standards and longevity in just 200 years Paul Driessen Thanksgiving is a good time to express our sincere gratitude that we no longer “enjoy” the “simpler life of yesteryear.” As my grandmother said, “The only good thing about the good old days is that they’re gone.” For…

Matt Ridley: Britain’s Energy Policy Keeps Picking Losers

From The GWPF Matt Ridley, The Times The liberalised energy markets introduced by Nigel Lawson in 1982, embraced by the Blair government and emulated across Europe, delivered both affordability and reliability. But they were abandoned. All three parties share the blame for Britain’s policy fiasco. Shortly before parliament broke up this month, there was a…

Life After Energy: What if fossil fuels disappeared tomorrow?

There is an anti-human TV program on the History Channel called Life After People, which portrays the aftermath of the imaginary scenario where all people on Earth suddenly vanished in a rapture-like event tomorrow. I’ve often seen it flipping channels, and it has always been my impression that it represents the ultimate utopian vision of…

It's a planetary emergency!

Environmentalist and author Bill McKibben joins Jennifer Granholm in Al Gore’s CURRENT TV  “The War Room” to talk about the impact that climate change will have during the president’s second term and just how much we’re affecting our planet. McKibben explains, “If 1 degree melts the Arctic, we’re in a world of hurt. This is…

Environmentalist Air Pollution

Guest Post by Ira Glickstein. What’s the difference between a whimsical fable and an environmental fallacy? On the outside, fables are light-hearted fibs. But oh so true on the inside. Environmental fallacies are just the opposite, serious and plausible on the outside but hiding egregious falsehoods on the inside. Environmentalists have promoted the theory that…

Another boost for shale gas – less impact than coal

From the AGU Journal Highlights: Replacing coal with natural gas would reduce warming A debate has raged in the past couple of years as to whether natural gas is better or worse overall than coal and oil from a global warming perspective. The back-and-forth findings have been due to the timelines taken into consideration, the…