Thursday, February 28, 2013

- Bishop Hill blog - Greens and the rule of law
Overturning the decision of a lower court, the judge ruled, in the following rather amusing terms, that the Sea Shepherd's actions constituted piracy:
You don’t need a peg leg or an eye patch. When you ram ships; hurl glass containers of acid; drag metal-reinforced ropes in the water to damage propellers and rudders; launch smoke bombs and flares with hooks; and point high-powered lasers at other ships, you are, without a doubt, a pirate, no matter how high-minded you believe your purpose to be.
Movement! German Media Reopen Climate Discussion – Concede Warming Has Stopped, Other Factors At Play
If Germany had recorded a record 5 warmer winters in a row, people would be reading and hearing about it for days without end. However, just the opposite has occurred: Germany has now experienced 5 colder than normal winters in a row - “a record” - now made official by the German Weather Service (This winter 0.6°C below 1981-2010 average). Yet, hardly a peep from the media on this.
- Bishop Hill blog - Greenpeace labouring night and day to make you colder and poorer
It's hugely encouraging that so few LibDems have signed up for the "lights out" amendment. Surely they can't have found their collective backbone?
The New Nostradamus of the North: Price shock: Cost of Germany's "green" energy transition - $1310 billion!
For an ordinary person that astronomical amount of money is almost impossible to fathom. But there it is: That is how much Angela Merkel's "green" energy transition policy - getting rid of nuclear power and installing subsidized wind and solar power - will cost the German taxpayers.

And note that cost estimate is not coming from some shady "dirty energy" lobby organization - it is Angela Merkel's own environment minister Peter Altmeier, who disclosed the sum in an interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine newspaper.

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