• 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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  • The Greening Of Godzilla

    • Date: 02/09/10

    Watching the colossal and implosive decline of the once mighty green movement to stop global warming has been an educational experience. It’s rare to see so many smart, idealistic and dedicated people look so clueless and fail so completely. From the anti-climax of the Cluster of Copenhagen, when world leaders assembled for the single most […]

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  • Free Book Promotion: How Lomborg Converted The Guardian

    • Date: 01/09/10

    Perhaps what’s really changed is not Lomborg’s perspective, but the degree to which commentators actually pay attention to what he writes. — Jonathan H. Adler Yesterday, the Guardian ran a puzzling article claiming that Bjorn Lomborg, the self-described Skeptical Environmentalist, has now accepted that man-made global warming is a problem. The subtext being that if this […]

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  • The Great Bjorn Lomborg Volte-Face

    • Date: 31/08/10

    We are told, breathlessly and repeatedly, in The Guardian, that Bjorn Lomborg has recanted and is now fully on board with the “OMG we’re all gonna die!” wing of the environmental movement over climate change. Oh Aye? From his first book, The Skeptical Environmentalist: I shall argue further that an economic analysis of the costs and benefits […]

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  • Dennis Bray: The Post-Modern Solution To Global Warming

    • Date: 29/08/10

    OK. The fun is over. (It was fun though!) Science sometimes has to be serious. And what is more serious than the global warming issue. And I believe there may be a solution. And, after eating many helpings of humble pie, I have to say that the answer might lay in post modern methodology. (Yes, […]

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  • A Litmus Test For Met Office Meeting

    • Date: 26/08/10

    There is a meeting scheduled September 7-9 2010 in the United Kingdom in Exeter titled Surface temperature datasets for the 21st Century This meeting has a set of white papers to frame the meeting. However, at the very start of the meeting, it presents the bias of the organizers of this meeting as they write “To meet […]

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  • Bill Gates’s Climate Heresy

    • Date: 25/08/10

    Bill Gates—through his Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation—revolutionized the health world by focusing vast amounts of money on diseases of the developing world that hadn’t responded to traditional philanthropy. (That’s why TIME put Gates, his wife Melinda and U2 frontman Bono on the cover as People of the Year in 2005.) Lately, though, Gates has turned his attention […]

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