UN opens climate conference in Bonn. CFACT press conference: Wednesday 14:00 CET room Haydn

The UN climate conference in Bonn opens today and CFACT has partnered with EIKE to send a delegation led by Dr. Holger Thuss.  The UNFCCC is banking on these subsidiary conferences to set the stage for major agreements in Durban South Africa in December.  The global warming scare and the inept and corrupt nature of proposed solutions have fallen far out of favor with the public and policy makers are taking notice and defecting.  CFACT has scheduled a  UNFCCC hosted press conference for Wednesday, 14:00 CET in the Hotel Maritim's room Haydn.  The press conference may be webcast live [...]

By |2012-09-19T12:13:53-04:00June 6th, 2011|CFACT Europe, Conferences|Comments Off on UN opens climate conference in Bonn. CFACT press conference: Wednesday 14:00 CET room Haydn

Organic cucumbers (Sprouts?) kill 14 in Germany

An outbreak of E-coli contamination in organic cucumbers has sickened 1,200 people and killed 14.  Scores of victims have lost all kidney function as a result of the infection with many forced to use dialysis. Green campaigners routinely attack fruits and vegetables grown and protected using efficient modern methods.  No evidence exists that "organic" foods offer any nutritional benefits over foods produced by modern farming.  There were certainly no health benefits for the victims of this tragic outbreak. To learn more about The Truth About Organic Foods, CFACT recommends Alex Avery's book by that title.  CFACT Europe produced a translation of [...]

By |2012-09-19T22:54:36-04:00June 6th, 2011|CFACT Europe|Comments Off on Organic cucumbers (Sprouts?) kill 14 in Germany

Green taxes v. green research v. productivity

UK green energy researchers seek exemption from green energy taxes The Guardian reports that "world-class research into future sources of green energy is under threat in Britain from an environmental tax designed to boost energy efficiency and drive down carbon emissions."  Researchers at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy complained to The Guardian that, "considering our research is aimed at producing zero-carbon energy, it seems ironic and perverse to clobber us with an extra bill...  We have to use electricity to run the machine and there is no way of getting around that." We sympathize.  The power of taxation and control [...]

By |2012-09-19T12:13:53-04:00June 1st, 2011|CFACT Europe|Comments Off on Green taxes v. green research v. productivity

Kyoto protocol sinking fast

Four G8 nations abandon Kyoto's ship French wire service AFP reports that Russia, Japan and Canada have all indicated that they will cease following carbon limits agreed to under the Kyoto protocol.  In addition, President Obama stated at a dinner Thursday night that he does not intend to bring the U.S. into Kyoto. The global warming folks are desperate to obtain a renewal of Kyoto at the UN conference on climate change in Durban, South Africa in December.  The expiration of Kyoto places the hopes and dreams of carbon profiteers in peril as their carbon trading markets are set to expire [...]

By |2011-05-29T22:47:26-04:00May 29th, 2011|CFACT Europe|Comments Off on Kyoto protocol sinking fast

Leak: Denmark claims the North Pole. Good place for a wind farm?

Plans for North Pole dominance expose Danish climate hypocrisy A leaked document titled "Strategy for the Arctic" lays out Denmark's plans to lay formal claim to the North Pole. Yet the Danish Commission on Climate Change recently released plans to make Denmark "oil free" by 2050. What exactly do the soon to be oil free Danes plan to do at the North Pole?  Will they crown the globe with the world's largest and most wasteful wind farm?  With oil fetching over 500 Danish Kroner per barrel the answer is clear. Last year CFACT engaged in a dialogue with EU Climate Commissioner [...]

By |2011-05-17T21:47:55-04:00May 17th, 2011|CFACT Europe|Comments Off on Leak: Denmark claims the North Pole. Good place for a wind farm?

BOMBSHELL: Shutting down energy won’t reduce asserted warming

From Paul Driessen:  “In response to pleas for more energy, to meet basic human needs and lift people out of poverty, many politicians and activists continue to insist that “dangerous global warming” concerns must override even these human interests. Now comes this incredible bombshell from Australia’s top climate change commissioner: Even if Australia cuts emissions a full 5% in just nine years, by 2020, the change in global average temperature “will be a very, very small increment …. If we cut emissions today, global temperatures are not likely to drop for about a thousand years.” Art Horn: The Climate War Should [...]

By |2012-09-19T12:13:54-04:00April 6th, 2011|CFACT Europe|Comments Off on BOMBSHELL: Shutting down energy won’t reduce asserted warming

Ban all cars from EU cities? End affordable flights?

The Telegraph reports on an EU plan to ban all gas and diesel vehicles from EU cities and end discount air travel all in the name of global warming. Siim Kallas, the EU transport commission, insisted that Brussels directives and new taxation of fuel would be used to force people out of their cars and onto "alternative" means of transport. "That means no more conventionally fuelled cars in our city centres," he said. "Action will follow, legislation, real action to change behaviour." READ MORE AT DAILY TELEGRAPH

By |2011-03-29T00:47:48-04:00March 29th, 2011|CFACT Europe|Comments Off on Ban all cars from EU cities? End affordable flights?

Massive carbon fraud cost Germany €850 million

"Fictitious trades, fictitious companies, bogus addresses" The Süddeutschen Zeitung reports that German fraud investigators have found that €850 million fell off the table when shady companies swarmed into the carbon trading, emissions and energy business.  The criminal companies rake in tens to hundreds of millions, fend off regulators with delaying tactics and then announce bankruptcy or disappear. Düsseldorf tax investigators found that in less than a quarter of an hour emissions certificates might change hands five times.  The same CO2 allowance would trade up to 18 times. A perverse form of recycling as the Süddeutschen Zeitung makes clear. Elements [...]

By |2012-09-19T12:13:54-04:00March 11th, 2011|CFACT Europe|Comments Off on Massive carbon fraud cost Germany €850 million

Energy Commissioner: “process of de-industrialization in full swing”

German electricity prices a barrier to business EU Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger has told the German government that its taxes and fees on electricity have doubled since 1998, now stand at 41 percent and will continue to increase due to subsidies for alternative energy.  Oettinger warned that this has moved the gradual process of de-industrialization into full swing and is forcing business and industry to flee the country. German electricity costs were described as at the upper edge of what is socially reasonable.  How much more will German ratepayers tolerate before they reach their breaking point? MORE (Auf Deustsch) AT HANDELSBLATT

By |2011-03-10T09:00:38-04:00March 10th, 2011|CFACT Europe|Comments Off on Energy Commissioner: “process of de-industrialization in full swing”

Helumut Schmidt calls for scientific scrutiny of the IPCC

If they've lost the old guard of the SPD, who's left? In a recent speech the former German Chancellor and Socialist leader said that he was concerned, "by the phenomenon of global warming and its alleged consequences. We know that there have always been naturally occurring ice ages and warm periods; what we don't know is how significant the human-induced contribution to present and future global warming is and will be. The climate policy adopted by many governments is still in its infancy. The publications provided by an international group of scientists (the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC) have encountered skepticism, [...]

By |2011-03-09T19:36:55-04:00March 9th, 2011|CFACT Europe|Comments Off on Helumut Schmidt calls for scientific scrutiny of the IPCC

No more reliable power grid for the UK?

Electricity consumers in the UK will need to get used to flicking the switch and finding the power unavailable, according to Steve Holliday, CEO of National Grid, the country’s grid operator. Because of a six-fold increase in wind generation, which won’t be available when the wind doesn’t blow, “The grid is going to be a very different system in 2020, 2030,” he told BBC’s Radio 4. “We keep thinking that we want it to be there and provide power when we need it. It’s going to be much smarter than that. “We are going to change our own behaviour and consume [...]

By |2011-03-08T04:55:53-04:00March 8th, 2011|CFACT Europe|Comments Off on No more reliable power grid for the UK?

EU Energy Orwellianism: Ignorance Is Strength

CARLO STAGNARO In George Orwell’s masterpiece, 1984, one slogan of the party dominating Britain was: “Ignorance Is Strength.” It actually meant that the ignorance of the people is the strength of the government: if people do not know things, or do not have the information to make informed decisions, they are like subjects, not free citizens. Something akin to this is going on in the European Union (EU) on the energy front. Energy is an active are of EU public policy. Yet authorities are not revealing information (data is surely has) that is crucial to determine whether its policies are distorting the market [...]

By |2011-01-21T18:24:06-04:00January 21st, 2011|CFACT Europe|Comments Off on EU Energy Orwellianism: Ignorance Is Strength

Guardian exploits AZ shooting, calls climate realists “Nazis”

Damian Carrington of The Guardian saw the shootings in Tucson Arizona as a ripe opportunity to score points in the global warming debate, even going so far as to label those he disagrees with "climate Nazis' which apparently includes CFACT's Climate Depot. It now appears that just as any weather event, hot, cold, extreme, or mild now proves the theory of global warming, any violence, even by a deranged killer on a crazed mission of his own, now justifies stifling the debate over climate. CFACT responded to the The Guardian and told them: Attempts to use the tragic AZ [...]

By |2012-09-19T12:13:54-04:00January 11th, 2011|CFACT Europe|Comments Off on Guardian exploits AZ shooting, calls climate realists “Nazis”

A step-change in Earth’s climate outlook?

As Britain suffers through its third straight harsh winter, a British watchdog group is calling for an inquiry into the failed recent long-range weather forecasts of the British Meteorological Office. DENNIS AVERY The Met Office has long one of the leading promoters of man-made warming fears and therefore has tended to see warming around every corner. Dr. Benny Peiser of the Global Warming Policy Foundation says, “The current winter fiasco is no longer a joke, as the economic damage to the British economy as a result of the country’s ill-preparedness . . . could reach $15 billion.” The Met Office informed [...]

By |2012-10-19T17:52:33-04:00January 8th, 2011|CFACT Europe|Comments Off on A step-change in Earth’s climate outlook?