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Incredible Shrinking Europe–Between Climate Utopia & Green Energy Crisis

July 27, 2019

By Paul Homewood



Benny Peiser has just given a presentation for the Heartland Institute about the EU’s obsession with climate:





It is worth downloading the slides, which have some useful charts.

I would highlight these in particular:




  1. July 27, 2019 12:05 pm

    Reblogged this on Climate- Science.

  2. Ariane permalink
    July 27, 2019 12:45 pm

    The original purpose of the 1970s’ environmentalists at the UNEP and the activists pushing the IPCC to declare a human ‘fingerprint’ was causing ‘global warming’ was to destroy industries and reduce economic growth. The real and well-heeled nasties actually wanted and still want to reduce populations and cause poverty – so the inevitable will happen: unemployment, fuel poverty and seriously affected national finances.

    • Pancho Plail permalink
      July 27, 2019 12:59 pm

      Ah, but we will be able to bask in the virtue.

    • Broadlands permalink
      July 27, 2019 3:49 pm

      “But one must say clearly that we redistribute de facto the world’s wealth by climate policy…One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy any more.”

      —Ottmar Edenhofer, Co-chair of IPCC WG III, New American, Nov. 19, 2010

  3. July 27, 2019 12:58 pm

    The UK and Western Europe are going to be the poor nations of the world if this climate change craziness doesn’t stop. Can normal sane people that read these articles not start producing real information sheets and paying to have them published in local papers? The BBC is corrupt and needs to be challenged probably in court for giving out miss information.

    There was one person on here that broke down the 97% theory which I thought was real good. Can you please send that break down to the National Post in Toronto ,Canada. or send it to me at my e mail address
    Thank you , we as a reasonable people have to push back. Our country in Canada is going to face the same fate as the UK if something isn’t done as soon.

    • Ariane permalink
      July 27, 2019 1:49 pm

      George Davidson, there is a brilliant Canadian who has long tried to clear up the ‘global warming’ nonsense. He is Dr. Christopher Essex and one of his books is ‘Taken By Storm.’

    • Ariane permalink
      July 27, 2019 1:53 pm

      George, Dr.Christopher Essex is a brilliant Canadian scientist who has long tried to clear up this ‘global warming’ nonsense. His book ‘Taken By Storm’ is excellent. He is also on the committee of the UK’s Global Warming Policy Foundation.

      • Gas Geezer permalink
        July 27, 2019 5:40 pm

        It all seems a bit odd that despite brilliant analytical websites such as this one and the Global Warming Policy Foundation founded by Lord Lawson that this scam, hoax, delusion persists without any further examination of the facts. Most of our political elite including our new Prime Minister and the main stream media would rather go along with the views of someone like Prince Charles on climate change, who uses his royal platform to advocate for an anti-science position when it comes to homeopathy and also confesses to happily talking to plants and trees… How many examples of failed predictions, discredited assumptions, evidence of incorrect data and evidence of malpractice are required before the idea of human induced climate change loses credibility?

    • The Man at the Back permalink
      July 27, 2019 11:24 pm

      Always read

      Science Matters

      Dr. Ron Clutz

      Always full of sense and honest assessment.

      • July 28, 2019 1:22 pm

        Thanks, Man. But no one honored me with a doctorate before.

  4. July 27, 2019 1:27 pm

    Climate obsessed countries will have to learn the hard way 😬

  5. bobn permalink
    July 27, 2019 1:55 pm

    Interesting that the Govt censor Ofcom has fined RT news for presenting one-sided programmes regarding the Skripal mystery. Does this set a precedent to demand fines on BBC, ITV, Chan 4 and 5 for all their one-sided programmes?

    • It doesn't add up... permalink
      July 27, 2019 6:01 pm

      To be funded by over 75s paying for their licences. Fines are not the right sanction. Desisting from broadcasting propaganda and being required to offer full corrections with the same prominence as the original propaganda are much better remedies.

    • dave permalink
      July 27, 2019 7:59 pm

      Acccording to the Broadcasting Code:

      “Broadcasters should not give undue prominence […a significant imbalance of views…] to the views and opinions of particular persons or bodies on matters of political or industrial controversy and matters relating to current policy…”

      Anybody can circumvent a rule stated thus by asserting that there IS no controversy. So long as the Regulator pretends to believe such a bland assertion…

  6. It doesn't add up... permalink
    July 27, 2019 11:00 pm

    We are where we are, but it is the future if we pursue zero carbon that must be the real worry.

  7. Ben Vorlich permalink
    July 28, 2019 8:07 am

    Although I agree that high energy costs will be detrimental to Europeans the share of global wealth does not show the full picture. Overall there is more wealth globally mostly created I China, European wealth is increasing, I think, but at a slower rate than China and USA. It’s like my family once my children started working despite pay rises my share of my family’s wealth rapidly fell.

    • July 28, 2019 10:52 am

      I think the comparison with the US is most relevant, as the US share has remained flat

  8. mwhite permalink
    July 28, 2019 9:13 am

    Now we know why the green blob keeps claiming that wind energy is so cheap

    “Electricity bills could double to bail out new wind farms that have massively underestimated their operating costs, a former adviser to the World Bank has claimed.”

    • It doesn't add up... permalink
      July 28, 2019 1:16 pm

      Supporting the view that £57.50/MWh in 2012 money is uneconomic, the French have just secured EU approval for a tariff of around €150/MWh for 3GW of offshore wind due onstream in 2022.

      The write-up by Gordon Hughes makes the interesting point that CFDs are essentially not fixed price agreements, but put options via a relatively small penalty for contract cancellation in the event that market prices comfortably exceed the strike price. Thus the bid price may bear no relation to actual prices achieved if market prices are driven higher. The risk is only if market prices continue to be set by low cost gas at around £40-50/MWh.

  9. July 28, 2019 12:43 pm

    Paul image 67 is not showing up

  10. July 28, 2019 9:19 pm

    via @tomo
    So China you’re all frightened by the Extinction Rebellion mob ?

    • Ariane permalink
      July 29, 2019 6:14 am

      The Chinese have seen much worse than Extinction Rebellion. Age and wisdom.

  11. rah permalink
    July 29, 2019 1:39 pm

    I think there is a lot more to the relative decline in wealth of Europe than just green energy. In essence Trump is flexing the US economic muscles in a way no president in my 65 year lifetime has. What we are seeing is an end to the era starting with the Marshall Plan that has allowed the trade and economic playing field to slant to the advantage of Europe, Japan, and China and the US bearing a disproportionate burden for the defense of Europe and Japan.
    We are seeing capitalism verses socialism and authoritarian systems compete on an ever more level playing field. If things keep up the way they’re currently heading and some major readjustments don’t occur the relative decline in European wealth will increase and China’s rise as an economic power will be stopped and then start to decline and that eventually will have significant social/political impacts to the countries that are the economic base of the EU.

  12. wert permalink
    July 29, 2019 8:01 pm

    Sweden is hardly dependent on Russian gas!

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