Environment

Loyalism must succeed where Sinn Fein has failed… – Slugger O’Toole – Politics Article

Moore Holmes is a Loyalist from East Belfast. You can find him on Twitter I have a fond memory of my dad telling me how foolish he thought the phrase, “learn from your mistakes.” Each time it came up in a conversation, he’d half-chuckle and half-scoff, provocatively asking, “why not learn from someone else’s mistakes and save yourself the hassle?” Although my dad would be at pains to point out that I’ve sung “Fathers Advice” far more than I’ve ever…

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Good News For Cyclists And Pedestrians? – AN SIONNACH FIONN – Politics Article

The draft programme for government agreed by Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party commits the forthcoming coalition to further investment in new and improved infrastructure for cyclists and pedestrians. Which is a welcome development. Unfortunately I have no doubt that when it comes to planning and constructing that infrastructure a number of local and regional authorities around the country, and in the capital in particular, will make an absolute balls of it. Unfortunately with the move to push…

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The Power Line Show, Ep 193: “Apocalypse Never,” with Michael Shellenberger – Politics Article

This week’s guest is Michael Shellenberger, the founder and president of Environmental Progress, and author of an important new book, Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All. Most books about the environment typically feature breathless panic about how the world is coming to an end. Michael’s book is a rare outlier that debunks the extremism of most such apocalyptic claims, which too often are the predicate for not just bad policy, but counter-productive policy when it comes to environmental…

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Is Australia headed for energy innovation in 2020? – Politics Article

State and territory governments are more than likely our only hope for renewable energy progress in Australia through 2020. How does Australia top a year where the Monash Forum, Adani, and “soil magic” won again? Gaze into Crikey’s solar-powered crystal ball and see what 2020 has in store for energy news! Australia loses its last federal renewables policy 2020 will officially mark the completion of a primary mechanism for renewable growth over the past decade — the first Rudd government’s…

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Some of the best Maclean’s reads of 2019 – Politics Article

(Linh Pham/Getty Images) Into the dark The inside story of an improbable team of divers, a near-impossible plan and the rescue of 12 boys from a Thai cave Read the gripping feature by Shannon Gormley. Tighter mortgage rules, combined with rising interest rates, means it’s getting harder for people to obtain the large mortgages necessary to get into the market. (Photo Illustration by Ed Freeman/Getty Images) This is how Canada’s housing correction begins Canadians are finally getting a taste of…

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President Sh*tmouth Breaks Wind – Wonkette – Politics Article

Windmills are lovely and Donald Trump is nuts. None of this is news, of course, but this rant to Charlie Kirk’s Junior Racist League Saturday night was amazing even for the Dementor in Chief. After introducing Rush Limbaugh, who’s “got like 39 million people listening” — Rush has 15 million, which is like 40 percent of 39 million, but let’s not get waylaid — he was off on the Green New Deal. We’ll have an economy based on wind. I…

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Gavin Williamson sacked as defence secretary for Huawei leak – as it happened | Politics – Politics Article

8.45pm BST 20:45 This from Sky’s Beth Rigby who says Williamson wanted police involvement as he “would have been cleared”. Beth Rigby (@BethRigby) NEW: .@GavinWilliamson tells me he “wanted a police investigation because I would have been cleared. They would have had to have evidence. That is what I wanted” Tells me he believes this was “a witch hunt from the start” & “in a kangaroo court with a summary execution” May 1, 2019 Updated at 9.01pm BST 8.34pm BST…

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