• The Neuroscience Of (Climate) Catastrophism

    • Date: 05/08/10

    Can we explain the widespread fondness in climate catastrophism as the unfortunate by-product of the mechanisms of our brains and societies? Apparently, we can: as the consequence of judgment extremism, simplistic dichotomy, and confirmation bias. [Of course I am and always will be totally against the many attempts at pop-psychology, done with the aim of […]

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  • Has The BBC’s Review Of Science Reporting Been Cancelled?

    • Date: 04/08/10

    On 6th January 2010, Professor Richard Tait, a BBC trustee and chairman of their flagship Editorial Standards Committee  (ESC) announced a review of the accuracy and impartiality of science coverage, with particular attention to climate change, and a report was scheduled for Spring 2011. For climate sceptics this was a timely and welcome development. Over […]

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  • The Secret History of Climate Alarmism

    • Date: 03/08/10

    “Changes in the earth’s atmosphere, the additional greenhouse effect and the resultant changes in the climate .  .  . represent a global danger for humanity and the entire biosphere of the earth. If no effective counteracting measures are taken, dramatic consequences are to be expected for all of the earth’s regions.” This warning will undoubtedly seem familiar, […]

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  • Silly Science

    • Date: 28/07/10

    A new paper is out in a journal getting a reputation for silly science that predicts that climate change will lead to a massive influx of Mexicans across the border to the United States. Here is how the LA Times breathlessly opened its news story on the PNAS paper: “Climbing temperatures are expected to raise […]

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  • Graham Stringer Grills Martin Rees

    • Date: 28/07/10

    The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee questioned Martin Rees today, and Graham Stringer chose to use his time to ask about the effect of Climategate on confidence in climate science. Some highlights of Rees’ responses: 1) CRU scientists exonerated 2) IPCC procedures need to be modified to restore confidence 3) Need to have […]

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  • Fantasy Island

    • Date: 26/07/10

    Tim Yeo, chair of the UK Parliament’s Energy and Climate Change Select Committee, has issued a pamphlet that indicates that UK Conservatives are just as out-of-touch on climate policy as was Labor. Writing in The Telegraph yesterday Yeo had this to say about the party’s commitment to action: “Party members remember that, within a year of […]

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  • China Makes Western CO2 “Control” Pointless

    • Date: 21/07/10

    Coal Consumption in China China is the worlds largest energy consumer In recent news we had that China has surpassed the USA as the worlds largest energy consumer. It’s now the “Big Boy” on the block. All the proposed CO2 “control” treaties to date have given a ‘free pass’ to the poor underdeveloped world on […]

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  • The 10 Worst Examples Of Dodgy Reasoning In Tim Yeo’s New Book

    • Date: 20/07/10

    Last night, I attended the launch of the new book from Tim Yeo MP “Green Gold: The Case For Raising Our Game On Climate Change”, published by the Tory Reform Group.  It was reported in the media yesterday and is available for download here.  The book is a bit of a masterpiece of green conventional […]

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