The recent decision by the French government to scrap the CO2 tax was welcome news: it was from the outset mostly a complicated design to satisfy two major interests, quite removed from any environmental concern.
A poll commissioned by Der Spiegel shows fear of global warming dropped rapidly from 62% to 42% in Germany. Scandals at the IPCC, rejection of heavy-handed warming propagandizing and a world climate that refused to follow the models is leading to a major disconnect between government officials and their electorates. Something has to give. We [...]
Climate Politics Means Chaos on the German Power Market by Edgar L. Gärtner “There is at present no other industry in Germany, which is torn up and directionless like the electricity industry. Reason is the dominance of environmental aspects in the energy and especially in the electricity politics.” Thus begins an analysis of the questionable developments [...]
by Einar Du Rietz The President of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez is a most innovative man. With his peculiar combination of home made socialism, populist nationalism and impulsive despotism, you never can tell what the next brilliant idea will be. He decided to change his country’s time zone with half an hour, presumably just for fun. [...]
Water is low on the United Nation’s priority list by Edgar L. Gärtner “Clean water for a healthy world“ is the theme of today’s 18th annual international World Water day. UN general secretary Ban Ki-Moon did not miss out the opportunity to point out that clean water is a scarce commodity on our watery planet and [...]
by Einar Du Rietz The campaign is on again with expensive ad’s for Earth Hour, and local politicians have been forced for months to defend their decisions on shutting of the lights on central buildings, or not. In the midst of the IPCC debacle, the activists and politicians pretend that shutting out the lights for [...]
U.N. makes new push for climate treaty in Bonn this April. Treaty would infringe national sovereignty without benefit to world climate. LORD CHRISTOPHER MONCKTON (Wisconsin)
Christopher Booker makes some excellent points about the toll wind turbines take on eagles and other birds in the Daily Telegraph. While wind turbines are known to knock birds (particularly soaring birds) from the sky, Mr. Booker should also take note of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Birds study which concluded that the [...]
by Einar Du Rietz The Copenhagen process, or what has become the official name, is strolling along. Most countries (read: politicians) have signed the no-one-knows-really-what-to-call- it document, though some after deadline. Reviving Kyoto is still on the table, recently half heartedly suggested by the European Union (read: a bunch of politicians from countries with different [...]
What a pity that my book ‘Eco-Nihilism’, published in 2007 in Germany, has never been translated in English, because you can find there a special sub-chapter on the dangers of ‘Post Normal Science’ (PNS). Recently James Delingpole in the British ‘Spectator’ and in his ‘Telegraph’-Blog found that the concept of PNS, developed already in 1991 by Marxist Philosophers Silvio Funtowicz [...]
Claude Allègre is a courageous man, besides being a former government minister and a scientist. And unlike most public figures in France, he is not afraid to speak his mind on the climate issue. His new book, L’imposture climatique is a more than welcome diatribe against the ecologically correct and constructivist establishment.