• China Makes Western CO2 “Control” Pointless

    • Date: 21/07/10

    Coal Consumption in China China is the worlds largest energy consumer In recent news we had that China has surpassed the USA as the worlds largest energy consumer. It’s now the “Big Boy” on the block. All the proposed CO2 “control” treaties to date have given a ‘free pass’ to the poor underdeveloped world on […]

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  • The 10 Worst Examples Of Dodgy Reasoning In Tim Yeo’s New Book

    • Date: 20/07/10

    Last night, I attended the launch of the new book from Tim Yeo MP “Green Gold: The Case For Raising Our Game On Climate Change”, published by the Tory Reform Group.  It was reported in the media yesterday and is available for download here.  The book is a bit of a masterpiece of green conventional […]

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  • Why We Shouldn’t Be Using Biofuels

    • Date: 20/07/10

    Among the various sillinesses that have been proposed to deal with climate change is the idea that we should start sticking corn or wheat into cars rather than people. That there are a number of problems with this idea hasn’t stopped politicians in the EU and the US making it mandatory. Problems like the thought […]

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  • “Is Climate Really Predictable On 10-50 Year Time Scales?”

    • Date: 18/07/10

    Bill Cotton , a Professor at the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University (and a colleague of mine) has given a lecture Cotton, W.R., 2010: Is Climate Really Predictable on 10-50 Year Time Scales?  International Symposium on Prediction, San Diego, CA, July 2010. The entire set of slides is worth viewing. Selected conclusions that he reports […]

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  • BBC Newsnight On The Russell Inquiry: A Welcome Sea Change?

    • Date: 13/07/10

    An edition of BBC’s Newsnight programme was aired late on Wednesday 7th July, the same day that we heard the conclusions of the Muir Russell inquiry into the UEA’s “Climategate” affair. Although the programme itself did not offer dramatic new evidence or revelations, it is very interesting for several reasons.Firstly, it was accepted by those […]

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  • Russell Inquiry: The Question That No One Dare Ask?

    • Date: 11/07/10

    One of the most sensational emails brought to light by Climategate concerns Phil Jones’ intention to delete emails relating the IPCC’s Fourth Asessment Report and asking others to do likewise. It was addressed to Professor Michael Mann who, like Jones, has played a leading role in the IPCC process:29th May 2008: -Can you delete any […]

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  • BP’s Analysis Of CRU Emails

    • Date: 09/07/10

    Were some of you waiting with interest to the BP analysis of CRU email promised in the March 20, 2010 meeting of the Muir Russell Team – see here DE [David Eyton, BP Group Vice President, Research & Technology] presented an analysis (to be published on completion of the Review) of the emails which were the […]

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  • Roger Pielke Jr: Russell Review And The IPCC

    • Date: 08/07/10

    The Muir Russell Review is out (here in PDF), and it has plenty in it for everyone on all sides of the debate over the East Anglia emails to crow about and to complain about. It has some strong rebukes of the scientists involved in the emails and dismisses many, but accepts some, of the […]

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