• Lord Marland Shames Parliament

    • Date: 21/10/10

    Yesterday Nigel Lawson asked a question of Lord Marland, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change. This is the full exchange: Lord Lawson of Blaby: My Lords, is the Minister aware that the chairman of the Government’s own Green Investment Bank commission has authoritatively stated that the cost of meeting our current carbon […]

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  • Tom Fuller: How Wicked Is This Problem?

    • Date: 19/10/10

    Let’s start with proper attribution of Wikipedia’s definition: ” ‘Wicked problem’ is a phrase originally used in social planning to describe a problem that is difficult or impossible to solve because of incomplete, contradictory, and changing requirements that are often difficult to recognize. Moreover, because of complex interdependencies, the effort to solve one aspect of […]

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  • Obama Investigates China For Being Too Green?

    • Date: 18/10/10

    The NY Times reports that China has rebuked the Obama Administration for its “inquiry” into China’s policy of subsidizing “green” industries. “I have been thinking: what do the Americans want?” said Mr. Zhang, the vice chairman of the government’s National Development and Reform Commission. “Do they want fair trade? Or an earnest dialogue? Or transparent information? […]

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  • Denying The Catastrophe: The Science Of The Climate Skeptic’s Position

    • Date: 16/10/10

    In last week’s column, I lamented the devolution of the climate debate into dueling ad hominem attacks, which has led in almost a straight line to the incredible totalitarian vision of the 10:10 climate group’s recent film showing school kids getting blown up for not adhering to the global warming alarmists’ position. In writing that […]

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  • Lawrence Solomon: Global Warming Propagandist Slapped Down

    • Date: 15/10/10

    William Connolley, arguably the world’s most influential global warming advocate after Al Gore, has lost his bully pulpit. Connolley did not wield his influence by the quality of his research or the force of his argument but through his administrative position at Wikipedia, the most popular reference source on the planet. Through his position, Connolley […]

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  • Guardian Super-Blogger Flames Reg Boffinry Desk

    • Date: 13/10/10

    Globally popular Guardian science correspondent Martin Robbins has initiated a public flame war with the Reg. This is our response. Earlier today, under the page title “The Register misrepresents climate science”, theGuardian ran this piece by Robbins, who blogs for the Graun under the title “The Lay Scientist” and who recently shot to world fame after writing this terrifically popular […]

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  • Craig Fairnington: Can We Trust The IPCC’s Evidence?

    • Date: 10/10/10

    As people in the UK’s science community took to the streets yesterday over science cuts at the Science is Vital rally in London, elsewhere science itself is more mired in controversy. As we approach the 32nd session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), taking place next week in Busan, South Korea, the position of […]

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  • Peter Foster: The Growing Fallout Of The Shale Revolution

    • Date: 09/10/10

    Alberta Energy Minister Ron Liepert said this week that Alaskan natural gas would likely flow through the province ahead of gas from the Mackenzie Delta. Not so long ago, such a statement would have been regarded as treasonable. Now it appears merely common economic sense. In fact, the real issue is whether either source of […]

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