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For a generation, a campaign by the green movement against the growing of genetically modified crops has held sway across Europe. These foodstuffs are a threat to health, the environment and the small independent farmer, NGOs have argued. As result, virtually no GM crops have been grown on Europe’s farms for the past 25 years. …

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Doubling from 4,400 to 9,000 does not exactly strike me as an explosion in wind technician employment. Source: Wind Turbine Technicians : Occupational Outlook Handbook: : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Yet still this occupation is expected to be the fastest-growing occupation in the USA in the next 10 years.

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Massimo Tavoni and Caterina Gennaioli published a nice paper showing that corruption and violence was higher in the high wind provinces of Italy after the installation of wind generators. They built on earlier work about countries with abundant renewable resources and weak institutions. The main question in their paper … is whether an increase in …

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With about $29B towards fighting #ClimateChange, there's a good chance at ending #poverty https://t.co/LKlxpb9YoI pic.twitter.com/5PFWAIBTmP — World Bank (@WorldBank) December 13, 2015 1.1 BILLION people still lack access to electricity. Learn how we #EndEnergyPovertyhttps://t.co/KBCxtohIsU pic.twitter.com/eXRcTPpylU — World Bank (@WorldBank) November 10, 2015 #OECD & non-OECD have similar #electricity production rates from #renewables & gas, differ …

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Paris was a tremendous defeat for the climate alarmists. Now that they have their treaty – a non-binding treaty – their ability to stir up political momentum to do more is undermined. If the environmental movement already has their agreement to save the world, why is anything more necessary. Especially anything that is costly to …

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Latest in @Forbes . What Will All the Hot Air in Paris Actually Do? https://t.co/OOD5yKMJxC #COP21 pic.twitter.com/uCp1UVJTSr — Bjorn Lomborg (@BjornLomborg) December 4, 2015 Lets be clear. If countries say they support 1.5C target it means fossil fuels have to go #keepitintheground #COP21 pic.twitter.com/QV8sn3Euz5 — 350 dot org (@350) December 7, 2015 Right now at …

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