• Predictions Of Warm Winters Get Buried In Ice

    • Date: 25/11/10

    With the bitter cold and snowfall forecast for the days ahead in northern and central Europe, this winter is truly shaping up to be the 3rd consecutive hard winter to batter Europe with snow and cold. This of course all flies in the face of projections made 10 years ago and even less. I thought now […]

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  • Four Steps For A Climate Policy Beyond Scenarios And Fear

    • Date: 24/11/10

    Very interesting review by Tim Lewens in the London Review of Books with (explicit) reference to a “new” way to select a rational climate policy, beyond the usual soup of running scenarios designed to deal with worst-case and in general of applying the precautionary principle in order to stifle innovation and institutionalize killjoyfulness. In summary: We […]

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  • Get Ready For The Next Round Of Climate Science Debate

    • Date: 22/11/10

    Last Wednesday, November 17, 2010, the Subcommittee on Energy & Environment of the Committee on Science and Technology of the U. S. House of Representatives held a hearing on climate change titled “A Rational Discussion of Climate Change: the Science, the Evidence, the Response.” In a clear deference to the incoming make-up of the House, there […]

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  • 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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