Climate Politics

Bureaucrats To Force Europeans To Drink Cold Coffee To Save The Climate…EU Directive Aims To Limit Coffee Machines!

Europe’s regulation bureaucrats are going out of control once again. Citizens, they feel, aren’t grown up enough to responsibly operate their own household applicances. They need to be nannied, the EU bureaucrats believe. So out they come with the European Ecodesign Directive, which originally was intended to regulate electric appliances like flat screen televisions, dishwashers […]

German FAZ Commentary On Global Cooperation To Stabilize Climate: “Not Going To Happen”

The online Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung  (FAZ), Germany’s leading national political daily, has a commentary on the IPCC’s WG III report. It’s also online here. On the front page AGW believer Joachim Müller-Jung comments: The solution appears so simple – but collectively it is so difficult to achieve.” He adds that meanwhile Climate policy is now […]

Has The Broader Institution Of Science Been Overun By Greedy, Swindling Crackpots?

Those of us following climate science are all familiar with the hockey stick hoax and NASA’s readjustment of past temperatures that have the effect of making it look like the globe is warming. Not only climate science seems to have been corrupted by unscrupulous scientists, but so has the food and nutritional sciences in what […]

“100 Billion Euros For Nothing! Germany’s CO2 Emissions Haven’t Dropped In 10 Years!”

That’s the title Die Achse Des Guten here bears at its website. Few countries have spent as much as Germany on measures to reduce CO2 emissions. Today German website Die Achse Des Guten here links to a blurb appearing in German “intellectual” weekly Die Zeit here which unwittingly tells readers what Germany has gained for its 100-billion-euro […]

Zurich’s Leading Daily Calls EU’s Emission Trading Scheme “A European Debacle…2.2 Billion Surplus Certificates”!

Zurich’s Leading Daily Calls EU’s Emission Trading Scheme “A European Debacle…2.2 Billion Surplus Certificates”!

The latest Sunday print edition of Switzerland’s flagship Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ) has a story blasting Europe’s failure in curbing CO2 emissions through the implementation of its CO2 emissions trading scheme (ETS). See right image. Hat-tip Hajo Smit The NZZ story bears the title: Why the dreck doesn’t cost anything. With its emissions trading, the EU wanted […]

Max Planck Institute Economist: Germany’s Energiewende “Bordering On Suicide”…”Unimaginably Expensive Folly”

Richard Tol tweeted here a link to an article appearing at the Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten (German Business News) about the country’s much ballyhooed Energiewende, in English: transition to renewable energies. The title: Max Planck economist: ‘Transition To Renewable Energy Borders On Suicide’ Leading economic experts are firing harsh criticism at the energy policy of federal […]

Europe Disses IPCC Horror Scenarios…Postpones Non-European Airlines Carbon Emissions Charges Until 2017

After Monday’s April Fool’s release of the IPCC WGII SPM and the subsequent gasps of horror coming as a reaction from top government officials, you’d think little time would be wasted in taking clear, decisive actions to “protect the climate”. Recall how the situation is urgent and that decisive, immediate action needs to be taken […]

Germany’s Research Minister Sees “Advanced Development Of Climate Models” …To Be Used For “Regional Adaptation Strategies”!

Germany’s Research Minister Sees “Advanced Development Of Climate Models” …To Be Used For “Regional Adaptation Strategies”!

Judging by the German government’s own press release (from the Ministry of Environment) regarding the release of the new IPCC report, one could easily argue that it is in a state of complete confusion. Federal Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks and Federal Research Minister Johanna Wanka see the latest IPCC report “as further proof that urgent […]

German City Of Bremen Calls For A Green Police – To Enter Private Homes And Eliminate Electric Heaters

German City Of Bremen Calls For A Green Police – To Enter Private Homes And Eliminate Electric Heaters

Most of us already suspect that environmentalists are dictatorial wolves dressed in the democracy sheepskin. Despite all the lip service they pay to justice and liberty, they are really all about state power and regulation. So it is with Germany’s authoritarian statists and greens, who not long ago called for the enactment of a nationwide […]

Germany’s Vice Chancellor Starts To Get It…Gravely Warns Germany, Europe “Threatened By High Energy Costs”

Germany’s Vice Chancellor Starts To Get It…Gravely Warns Germany, Europe “Threatened By High Energy Costs”

A miracle may be taking place in Germany! A wave of sanity actually seems to rolling across the land! Yesterday I wrote how ZDF German television had produced a blistering parody of the country’s renewable energy project – dubbed the Energiewende. Well it seems that message may be even getting through to the country’s top […]

Gabriel Sees The Light!

) Explanation soon follows in my next post. First let’s rejoice!

Germany’s FAZ Calls US Senate Democrats’ Climate Change All-Nighter “A Bit Bleak And Infirm”

Germany’s leading political daily, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) here reports on the efforts by a gaggle of Senate Democrats to wake up America to the “risks” of climate change, But as FAZ Washington correspondent Patrick Welter reports, the event wound up having the bounce of a dead cat. The FAZ writes: “The political happening was […]

Europe Backs Off Economic Suicide Plan, Scraps Move To Impose Carbon Charges On Non-EU Airlines!

A couple years ago, Europe was acting deadly serious about forcing the rest of the world’s airlines flying in out of Europe to purchase airline emissions certificates. The rescue of the planet was at stake. Photo: NASA, public domain. European bureaucrats actually deluded themselves into thinking the USA, China, Russia and other global powers would […]

Germany’s Leading Steel Producer ThyssenKrupp Warns Country Of Consequences Of High Energy Prices

Germany’s WirtschaftsWoche here (Business Week) reports on German steel and engineering giant ThyssenKrupp’s reaction to rising renewable energy costs, warning that “unless the correct decisions are made concerning renewable electricity, Germany as a location for steel production is in jeopardy.” ThyssenKrupp is struggling to keep its steel-making operations alive in Germany in the face of […]

All Pain And No Climate Gain … Expert Government Committee Recommends “Complete Scrapping” Of Feed-In Act!

Before the Obama administration charges blindly into a European-style feed-in act to promote renewable energies, they may want to look at what experts in Europe are saying about how well their own feed-in efforts are actually doing. All pain and no gain – certified flop An independent committee of expert advisors to the German government is recommending in […]