• Stephen Budiansky: The Teflon Doomsayers

    • Date: 26/09/10

    In The Rational Optimist, Matt Ridley offers example after spectacular example of a phenomenon that has baffled me ever since I began covering environmental issues in my first job in journalism thirty years ago: to wit, that while the entire presumable goal, purpose, and raison d’être of applied environmental science is to solve environmental problems, any […]

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  • Chris Huhne’s Ruinous Hoax

    • Date: 23/09/10

    Yesterday at the Lib Dem conference, Chris Huhne announced the government’s new ‘Green Deal’. The Deal will provide 26 million homes with insulation to save them energy and money. Mr Huhne also promised his scheme would create up to 250,000 jobs and by doing so has unwittingly leapt into an economic misnomer. Mr Huhne has […]

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  • Climate Wars: Are Green Subsidies Illegal?

    • Date: 22/09/10

    In what may be an ominous shot across the bow for green jobs advocates, Japan on September 13 submitted a complaint to the World Trade Organization alleging that a Canadian renewable energy law violates WTO non-discrimination rules. [1] At issue are a set of domestic content requirements built into Ontario’s landmark green energy law, [2] […]

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  • Pachauri’s Future In His Own Words: Will He Go Quietly?

    • Date: 16/09/10

    On the evening after the IAC’s critical report on the processes and procedures used by the IPCC was published, Roger Harrabin of the BBC made no secret of the precarious position that the organisation’s chairman, Dr Rajendra Pachauri, is now in. Describing him as ‘putting a brave face on it’ the BBC’s Environment Analyst introduced […]

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  • “La Niña Intensifies”

    • Date: 15/09/10

    The Australian Bureau of Meterorology has just released its latest ENSO Report. It starts out with: The La Niña event in the Pacific Ocean has strengthened further over the past two weeks. All computer models surveyed by the Bureau predict the La Niña will last through the southern hemisphere spring, with the majority indicating the event […]

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  • The Developing Diversity Scam

    • Date: 13/09/10

    Even with all of the recent scandal surrounding the purveyors of climate change pap, many in the “news media” continue to crank out party-line articles blaming all of Earth’s ecological woes on humanity. After decades of trying to alarm the public over a human caused “sixth mass extinction” and more recently, dwindling diversity, some in […]

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  • Former UN Climate Chief: Emissions Targets And Timetables Are Irrelevant

    • Date: 11/09/10

    In another clear sign of the steadily unraveling pollution paradigm, Yvo De Boer, the former head of the UN climate negotiations, has acknowledged that the long debate over targets and timetables for the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions is irrelevant. Asked byBloomberg about emissions reductions targets in the context of the upcoming climate negotiations in Cancun, […]

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  • The Environmentalist’s Paradox That Isn’t A Paradox

    • Date: 05/09/10

    Leo Hickman, Guardian’s ‘ethical’ agony aunt, usually occupies himself with the kind of pointless, trivial, and often completely bizarre ethical questions that only trouble the most moneyed and morally-disoriented environmentalist: Which is the most eco-friendly alcoholic drink?Should I buy the cheapest school uniform?Is it OK to use a butterfly net?Is it OK to go ‘wild […]

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