• BBC, Royal Society President Misled Public Over CO2 Emissions

    • Date: 03/02/11

    After the Paul Nurse programme the other day, eyebrows were raised over one of the claims in the show, namely that emissions from fossil fuel burning dwarfed natural emissions. Here’s an excerpt from the transcript: Bob Bindschadler: We know how much fossil fuel we take out of the ground. We know how much we sell. […]

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  • Global Warming Causes . . . Fall of American Empire

    • Date: 01/02/11

    Yep. Climate change caused everything that has ever happened. Bubonic plague – climate change. Thirty years war – climate change. Fall of the Roman empire – climate change. And now there’s a new one to add to the list of everything that is caused by global warming in one way or another. Oped News has […]

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  • How global Warming Became Political Poison

    • Date: 01/02/11

    The chic World Economic Forum at Davos once considered global warming the greatest of threats to the planet: “We are getting huge demand from our members to place climate change and issues of environmental security at the very heart of the programme,” said Dominic Waughray, head of environmental initiatives at the World Economic Forum (WEF). But […]

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  • Unbelievable Met Office Nonsense

    • Date: 31/01/11

    This comment just appeared on the Met Office thread, courtesy of Thinking Scientist. It’s too good not to have a post of its own: I looked at the documents Katabasis got from the FOI of the MET office. The predictions from the Met are even poorer quality than appears at first glance because their categories for […]

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  • US Government Shows How Much UK Consumers Are Ripped Off

    • Date: 29/01/11

    Back in early November there were two conflicting stories from different parts of the dominant UK gas company, Centrica plc, owner of the British Gas brand. Centrica put up domestic gas and power prices at the start of the winter based on future forward prices. According to the old Centrica spin, swallowed in it’s entirety by […]

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  • UN Sec. Gen. – Capitalism is “Environmental Suicide” Says “We Need a Revolution”

    • Date: 29/01/11

    UN Secretary General, Ban-Ki Moon has launched an astonishing attack on the current economic system of Western-style capitalsim, saying that it was dangerous and outdated in the light of global warming, and calling for a new economic paradigm. Recent reports have noted that Ban-Ki Moon has said he will take a hands-off approach to global […]

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  • Mike Hulme Vs Paul Nurse

    • Date: 26/01/11

    BBC Horizon’s “Science under attack” – Screened on BBC2 9pm Monday 24 January 2011 In this programme from BBC’s Horizon team, the incoming President of the Royal Society, Sir Paul Nurse, offers a vigorous defence of the trustworthiness of science. He also reveals an exalted view of the normative authority of science: both in the […]

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  • The New SciTech Report

    • Date: 25/01/11

    The best that can be said of the report [by the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee] is that it is marginally better than expected. This, I suppose, is the great advantage of low expectations. My impression is of a group of people who know they are raising two fingers to the general public, […]

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