By 2030, the eastern German town of Poedelwitz will likely be razed to get at the rich veins of coal beneath its half-timbered houses. The reason: Chancellor Angela Merkel’s effort to steer Germany toward greener energy, which has unexpectedly meant booming demand for dirty coal. While Merkel aims to wean the country from nuclear power and boost renewable energy, the shift has been slow. Germany’s 140-plus coal-fired plants last year supplied 40 percent of the country’s electricity. —Bloomberg, 21 September 2017
Linking hurricanes to climate change is not based on empirical science and threaten to misdirect policies. —GWPF TV, 22 September 2017
Climate scientists have rushed to criticize a study published in the journal Nature Geoscience, which found that less warming in the early 20th Century suggests it’s slightly easier — though still difficult — to meet the goals of the Paris accord. —Michael Bastasch, Daily Caller, 20 September 2017
Green taxes on families’ energy bills should be cut in light of a scientific report that said global warming was less drastic than feared, experts claimed yesterday. Around 10 percent of a family’s energy bill – roughly £111 a year – is used to subsidize renewable energy, according to official figures. But critics now say this should be reduced because it is based on outdated information. They point that out the taxes further push up the cost of living as companies and the public sector pass the costs on to consumers. —Colin Fernandez, Daily Mail, 20 September 2017
Al Gore, the U.S. politician and self-appointed champion of the green cause, famously declared that ‘the science is settled’ on climate change. It was a claim that revealed far more about the intolerance of the environmental movement than the reality of scientific inquiry. Research should be founded on a critical analysis of the evidence, not on wishful thinking or enforcement of a political ideology. Now the hollowness of Gore’s assertion is exposed again by a vital new report that shows how the apocalyptic predictions of the green lobby have been exaggerated. —Daily Mail, 20 September 2017
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