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By Martin Fluck | Published: May 12, 2012
Gasland, the Oscar-nominated anti-fracking documentary, which sensationally claimed that fracking has polluted water so badly in the small town of Dimock, Pennnsylvania that it has become flammable, had already been exposed as a pack of lies - much like Al Gore’s discredited propaganda movie An Incovenient Truth. Now, the Environemental Protection Agency has confirmed that the drinking water in Dimock is perfectly safe.
By Mart | Published: May 6, 2012
Here is more evidence of the global retreat from climate change policies. British Columbia, which enacted a bold set of climate change policies designed to dramatically reduce its greenhouse gas emissions five years ago, has now called for an extensive review, National Geographic reports.
By Martin Fluck | Published: April 29, 2012
The climate scare is collapsing as taxpayers and investors realize that shackling the economy with taxes, regulations, and unaffordable subsidies is economic suicide. The messianic doomsayers have overplayed their hand, and opened up their junk science to ridicule.
By Martin Fluck | Published: April 28, 2012
Having discovered that there is no viable market for electric cars, global car manufacturers face big losses on their investments. Small plug-in vehicles like the Renault Twizzy may be of some utility in big cities, but barring some breakthrough that overcomes the cost and weight of batteries, fully electric vehicles will remain a niche product for decades to come. The automotive industry is learning the hard way that electric cars are just too darned expensive, and their range too inadequate, to appeal to a mass market.
By Martin Fluck | Published: June 25, 2011
‘Saving the planet’ was always going to bring the EU into conflict with countries not foolish to cripple their industries with anti-carbon taxes. But the EU is now trying to impose its emissions trading scheme directly on non-EU airlines. So it's not surprising that China has put a shot across the EU’s bows - in what could turn into the first carbon war - by blocking a $3.8 billion dollar order by Hong Kong Airlines for 10 Airbus superjumbo aircraft.
By Martin Fluck | Published: June 12, 2011
The true economic cost of Western government’s obsession with fighting global warming is becoming increasingly apparent. News that a fifth of the UK’s soaring energy bills now consist of hidden environmental subsidies has brought home the cost of Britain’s economically suicidal commitment to reduce CO2 emissions by 80% within 40 years. It can’t be long before there is a political backlash from consumers and industry against the West's green gesture politics.