• Climate Scepticism Coming To A Theatre Near You

    • Date: 19/11/10

    The issue of climate change is getting into the culture: London has seen three plays on the issue this year, and two more are on the way – Greenland and The Heretic. Since conflict is at the heart of drama, it’s not surprising, though nonetheless disappointing, that both are using climate change scepticism to make an impact […]

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  • Peak Oil Scare: Richard Branson’s Fear, Nigel Lawson’s History Lesson

    • Date: 18/11/10

    In February, a group of business leaders (including Richard Branson) came together to issue the government a warning: we’ve had the credit crisis, the next crisis will be a peak oil crisis. Their message to government was to stop listening to the over-exuberance of oil companies who promised great things from their upstream operations and start […]

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  • Richard Lambert: Stop Hyping Green Jobs

    • Date: 17/11/10

    The director general of the CBI, the British business lobby group, has been outlining this morning his vision of where exactly the UK business sector is in terms of meeting its climate change commitments. Speaking at the CBI’s climate change summit in London, Lambert made a fairly downbeat assessment of what has been achieved over […]

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  • Submission To The BBC Science Review

    • Date: 16/11/10

    This posting deals with a project that I have been working on with Tony Newbery of the Harmless Sky blog. Long-term readers will be aware of the story already, but it’s all explained if you have only been coming here in the last twelve months. The posting here is a joint one, and has been […]

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  • As Kyoto Plan Collapses, Carbon Tax Promoters Emerge

    • Date: 14/11/10

    Although preparations are in place for a summit on climate change in Cancun, Mexico, at the end of November, it is clear that the goal of cutting carbon emissions through coordinated action by the world’s governments is dead. Nevertheless, it would be too early to celebrate, as the threat of fear-driven and economically costly climate […]

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  • How The Broadcasting Regulator Sidestepped An Inconvenient Truth

    • Date: 13/11/10

    This story begins with Ofcom, the public authority that enforces broadcasting legislation in the UK, telling me that Al Gore’s film, An Inconvenient Truth (AIT) is not a ‘factual documentary’, and ends with them deciding that climate change – the subject of the film – is not a matter relating to current public policy. You may […]

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  • Why The Global Cooling Story Is So Important…In The Anthropogenic Global Warming Debate

    • Date: 12/11/10

    On the face of it, the whole debate about “global cooling in the 1970′s” is a matter of despair. If we can’t agree on what has happened less than 40 years ago, and is still remembered by many people, despite the avalanche of available snippets of information, a great deal of them accessible to all via […]

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  • If You Give A Solar Or Wind Company A Subsidy

    • Date: 10/11/10

    If you give a mouse a cookie, chances are he will want a glass of milk. If you give solar and wind energy companies subsidies, chances are they will want free transmission lines too. The famed children’s book, “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” provides valuable lessons and today it serves as a vehicle […]

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