• ‘Peak Oil’ Postponed Again

    • Date: 25/04/11

    I am somewhat sceptical about ‘Peak Oil’, specifically the notion that there will be a supply-side peak in oil production in this current decade. Why am I a sceptic? I have four points:1. There remains considerable scope for further oil discoveries. For example, the Arctic is effectively unexplored and is opening up, and there remain […]

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  • Global Warming Hysteria: Alarmists’ Postmortem Begins

    • Date: 22/04/11

    There is an interesting article in The New Republic about why the Greens failed politically across the board in the last two years.  From “Blame Game: Has the Green Movement Been a Miserable Flop?” What the hell went wrong? For months now, environmentalists have been asking themselves that question, and it’s easy to see why. After […]

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  • UN Predictions & The Eco-Refugees Scare

    • Date: 21/04/11

    The world has been doomed since the year 2000 – due to our failure to reverse global warming. http://nl.newsbank.com/ Real Science, 21 April 2011

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  • IPCC And Non-Peer-Reviewed Sources: Task Group Says, ‘Let’s Disappear The Rule

    • Date: 20/04/11

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has had a few … hmmm … shall we say, highly publicized credbility problems since November 2009. Readers will recall that one of the recommendations of the InterAcademy Council (IAC)’s “Review of the processes and procedures of the IPCC” was (p. 17): The IPCC should strengthen and enforce […]

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  • 50m Climate Refugee Claims: It’s About Money For The UN

    • Date: 20/04/11

    The ShadowLands’ story about the United Nations’ failed prediction that there would be 50 million climate refugees by 2010 has gone global, and the United Nations Environment Programme’s subsequent attempt to hide the evidence only made it much, much worse. German magazine der Spiegel has published a thoughtful article on the subject, with the first response from the UNEP […]

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  • Steve McIntyre: The Smug Loop

    • Date: 18/04/11

    Both Andy Revkin Climate, Communication and the ‘Nerd Loop’ and Randy Olson, in a linked blog post, bemoan the state of “climate communication”, criticizing what they call the “nerd loop”. While I agree with Olson and Revkin that there is much to criticize in the climate communications community, I don’t think that either of them […]

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  • Cover Up: UN Tries To Erase Failed Climate Refugee Prediction

    • Date: 16/04/11

    The United Nations Environment Programme has tried to erase one of its glaring failed predictions about climate refugees by removing a map from its website purporting to show where 50 million climate refugees will come from by 2010. After Asian Correspondent reviewed its findings earlier this week, the story has been linked to by websites around the world […]

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  • Black Propaganda

    • Date: 15/04/11

    The BBC has plumbed new depths with its recent reporting on shale gas. Its reporter Richard Black wrote a story about the old Cornell University claim that shale gas production emits more greenhouse-warming gases than coal. I happen to know quite a bit about this study and I know that it is based on very extreme […]

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