• Vaclav Klaus: Thank Heavens For Bob Carter

    • Date: 23/10/10

    The Australian professor deserves thanks and praise for repudiating the heretic-hunting climate orthodoxy Let me declare from the outset that I consider global warming dogma (and its widespread acceptance) to be one of the most costly and undemocratic mistakes in generations, and try, therefore, to contribute to its demolition. As someone who spent most of […]

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  • On Young People And Climate Change Skepticism

    • Date: 22/10/10

    The New York Times has a front-page story this morning on climate change skepticism and denial within the Tea Party movement. According to the story: Skepticism and outright denial of global warming are among the articles of faith of the Tea Party movement, here in Indiana and across the country. For some, it is a matter […]

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  • Nature’s Muddled View On Science And The Media

    • Date: 21/10/10

    Nature has an editorial that reflects some muddled thinking about public debates that invoke science. Here is an excerpt: There is more to communication of uncertainty than tone and content — the audience must also be considered, which brings us to the BBC. Like the IPCC, the BBC is an easy target for critics, who […]

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  • Lord Marland Shames Parliament

    • Date: 21/10/10

    Yesterday Nigel Lawson asked a question of Lord Marland, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change. This is the full exchange: Lord Lawson of Blaby: My Lords, is the Minister aware that the chairman of the Government’s own Green Investment Bank commission has authoritatively stated that the cost of meeting our current carbon […]

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  • Tom Fuller: How Wicked Is This Problem?

    • Date: 19/10/10

    Let’s start with proper attribution of Wikipedia’s definition: ” ‘Wicked problem’ is a phrase originally used in social planning to describe a problem that is difficult or impossible to solve because of incomplete, contradictory, and changing requirements that are often difficult to recognize. Moreover, because of complex interdependencies, the effort to solve one aspect of […]

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  • Obama Investigates China For Being Too Green?

    • Date: 18/10/10

    The NY Times reports that China has rebuked the Obama Administration for its “inquiry” into China’s policy of subsidizing “green” industries. “I have been thinking: what do the Americans want?” said Mr. Zhang, the vice chairman of the government’s National Development and Reform Commission. “Do they want fair trade? Or an earnest dialogue? Or transparent information? […]

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  • Denying The Catastrophe: The Science Of The Climate Skeptic’s Position

    • Date: 16/10/10

    In last week’s column, I lamented the devolution of the climate debate into dueling ad hominem attacks, which has led in almost a straight line to the incredible totalitarian vision of the 10:10 climate group’s recent film showing school kids getting blown up for not adhering to the global warming alarmists’ position. In writing that […]

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  • Lawrence Solomon: Global Warming Propagandist Slapped Down

    • Date: 15/10/10

    William Connolley, arguably the world’s most influential global warming advocate after Al Gore, has lost his bully pulpit. Connolley did not wield his influence by the quality of his research or the force of his argument but through his administrative position at Wikipedia, the most popular reference source on the planet. Through his position, Connolley […]

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