Beiträge von Dr. Benny Peiser
Maybe there haven’t been enough Live Earth concerts. Maybe a weakening economy and turbulent markets have people pinching pennies. Maybe there have been too many Live Earth concerts. Whatever the reason, consumers may be souring on the idea of “going green,” if a new survey is any indication.
The battle to beat climate change has come down to one weapon—the price of carbon. And analysts say it is not working…
“The price of carbon has had virtually no effect on the market so far and virtually no effect on climate change,” said Oxford University economics professor Dieter Helm.
“People like me who think the price of carbon is important don’t think it is the only thing that matters. There must be more focus on energy efficiency, more research and development and more renewable energy.
“The truth is that Europe has performed less well on carbon dioxide since the late 1990s than the United States—and Europe is inside Kyoto and has an emissions trading scheme,” he said.
The European Union is highly unlikely to fund a Polish ultra-nationalist Catholic radio station which is infamous for its anti-Semitic programming, a European Union official said Monday.
The chances that the controversial Polish radio station Radio Maryja would get EU funding for the expansion of a journalism school are “close to zero,” a European Commission spokesman in Israel said.
The school was on a list of 350 projects that Warsaw had recommended receive EU funding.
The 15.5 million Euros in EU funding was to have been part of regional funding that the EU offers to all 27 member states, especially those that joined the EU in 2004.
The ultra-nationalist Catholic radio station, which is a strong supporter of the conservative Polish government, has a long record of anti-Semitic broadcasts.
The World Stage: Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad denies the Holocaust, sponsors terrorism and colludes in the murder of American troops. So why is he given the honor of addressing the United Nations on U.S. soil?
To us, the answer is clear. The U.N. is as corrupt, brutal and morally compromised as Ahmadinejad himself. In its many affronts to civilization and decency, the U.N. has long since outlived its usefulness and reason for being. Time to shut it down.
Sounds harsh, we know. Isn’t it better, you ask, to have a place where people can peaceably gather and talk out their problems?
Sad as it is to say, the answer is no. For the U.N. has been hijacked by a rather diverse group of kleptocrats, dictators and fanatics who have successfully used it to their own rather nefarious ends.
An old proposal, put forward by Sen. John McCain a while
Politicians know that they have to act when it is necessary. They know that their duty is to instigate public-policy responses to issues that could pose a threat to the people of their countries. And they have to form partnerships with colleagues from other countries when a problem cannot be “confined” within national boundaries. To help doing it is one of the main reasons for the existence of institutions such as the United Nations.
However, they have to ensure that the costs of their “solutions” will not be bigger than the benefits achieved. They have to carefully consider and seriously analyze all their initiatives. They have to do it, even if it may be unpopular. It has to be done. I congratulate Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on organizing this conference and thank him for giving us an opportunity to address the issue of
“I am with Israel
because a people so long denied bread and freedom,
crushed under the wheels of pharaohs, emperors, czars and Führers,
has done more than any other people to free the world from itself.
What single people in history have contributed more to faith, science, philosophy and the arts?
And done so against the greatest odds, with a sword at their throats…
I am with Israel
because my people, so long in the desert,
have not had the courage to acknowledge the great teachers among them,
but instead have turned on them,
blamed them for all evil and shed their blood…
What other people could crawl away from the wreckage of the Holocaust
and, instead of seeking revenge, build the miracle called Israel?
Why, as Wufa Sultan has asked, have there been no Jewish homicide bombers?
Perhaps it is because despite all the spit,