• Matt Ridley: Sauce For The Goose

    • Date: 03/11/10

    I have just sent this letter to the Guardian: In response to Donald Brown’s call for climate scepticism to be classified as a crime against humanity (1st November), in which he said `We may not have a word for this type of crime yet, but the international community should find a way of classifying extraordinarily irresponsible […]

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  • Judith Curry: Decision Making Under Climate Uncertainty: Part I

    • Date: 01/11/10

    Based upon the precautionary principle, the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) established a qualitative climate goal for the long term: stabilization of the concentrations of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere. The view of climate change held by the UNFCCC regards both the problem and solution as irreducibly global. This view of the problem […]

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  • Sir Muir Russell’s Failure

    • Date: 30/10/10

    At the hearings yesterday, after being stonewalled by Muir Russell about Muir Russell’s refusal to investigate Jones’ delete-all-email request, Stringer turned his attention to Acton, who claimed that he had carried out his own investigation, the results of which were on the UEA website. Here is a rough transcript: Stringer – … Prof Acton, are […]

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  • Risk Management Solutions, The IPCC And The Insurance Industry

    • Date: 27/10/10

    The Tampa Herald-Tribune has an eye-opening article on the Bermuda-based reinsurance industry, explaining how Hurricane Katrina was seen by this segment of the industry more as a business opportunity than as a disaster.  Here is an excerpt that describes what happened in the aftermath of the active and costly 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons: [I]in 2006, […]

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  • RIP: Carbon Trading

    • Date: 26/10/10

    In a little reported move, the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) is ending carbon trading this year — the very purpose for which it was founded. CCX will remain open for business, however, as it transitions into the murky world of dealing in carbon offsets. Outside of a report in Crain’s Chicago Business and a downplayed article […]

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  • Sea Level Rise Slowing Significantly?

    • Date: 25/10/10

    Lots of “hottest years ever” during the last five years. GISS says 2010 is the hottest year ever so far, ahead of 2005. NCDC says that 2010 is tied with 2007 so far as the hottest year ever. We are told that glacial and sea ice melt have been at record levels over the last five […]

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  • 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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