• Matt Ridley: We Are More Than A Match For Hurricanes

    • Date: 11/09/17
    • Matt Ridley, The Times

    Whether or not tropical storms are becoming fiercer, our growing wealth and ingenuity helps us to survive them As Hurricane Irma batters Florida, with Anguilla, Barbuda and Cuba clearing up and Houston drying out after Harvey, it is reasonable to ask whether such tropical cyclones are getting more frequent or fiercer. The answer to the […]

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  • Hurricane Irma’s Numbers Simply Do Not Add Up

    • Date: 09/09/17
    • Christopher Booker, The Daily Telegraph

    Terrible though the deaths and damage caused by Hurricane Irma may be, the way it has been reported makes one wonder whether, after more than 10 years that have seen Atlantic hurricane activity at its lowest level for decades, everyone has forgotten what these monster tropical storms are like. The media have gone way over the top, […]

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  • Think drought was behind the Syrian conflict? Think again.

    • Date: 08/09/17
    • Andrew Montford

    Scientivists and politicians are fond of trying to blame the Syrian crisis on climate change. President Obama and his sidekick John Kerry are among the most prominent figures to repeat the claim, but they are merely at the top of a long list that includes lesser names like Ban-ki Moon and Jean-Claude Juncker and continues […]

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  • Despite Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Science Has No Idea If Climate Change Is Causing More (Or Fewer) Powerful Hurricanes

    • Date: 07/09/17
    • Ross McKitrick, Washington Examiner

    When opinion writers tacitly assume all good weather is natural and greenhouse gases only cause bad weather, or claim to be able to predict future storms, but only after they have already occurred, I reserve the right to call their science unsettled. After Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, it didn’t take long for climate alarmists to […]

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  • Roger Pielke Jr.: The Hurricane Lull Couldn’t Last

    • Date: 01/09/17
    • Roger Pielke Jr. The Wall Street Journal

    The U.S. hadn’t been hit by a Category 3 or stronger storm since Katrina in 2005. We were overdue. A neighborhood near Addicks Reservoir in Houston, Aug. 29. PHOTO: DAVID J. PHILLIP/ASSOCIATED PRESS Activists, journalists and scientists have pounced on the still-unfolding disaster in Houston and along the Gulf Coast in an attempt to focus the policy […]

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  • Resilience, Not Devastation, Is The Real Story Of The Texas Floods

    • Date: 31/08/17
    • Rupert Darwall and Fraser Nelson, The Spectator

    Houston’s response to Hurricane Harvey is a lesson for the world Safe: Catherine Pham and her baby son are rescued in Houston The numbers are awesome. In a matter of hours, Hurricane Harvey dumped nine trillion gallons of rainfall on Houston and southeast Texas: at one stage, 24 inches of rain fell in 24 hours. […]

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  • Christopher Booker: The More Biased Journalists Are, The More They Think They Are Impartial

    • Date: 28/08/17
    • Christopher Booker, The Sunday Telegraph

    Something rather odd happened on the BBC Today programme on Radio 4 last Wednesday. Nick Robinson, the presenter, prefaced a worthy little report about farming in Kenya by claiming that crop yields in Africa are being “cut by climate change”. In fact, the report was not about this at all. It was about efforts being made to […]

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  • John Cameron: Challenging Authority Is Essential For Science & Progress

    • Date: 24/08/17
    • John Cameron, The Scotsman

    My favourite physics teacher, Cal Tech’s Richard Feynman, insisted that “dissent” – actively challenging a dominant idea – was central to the function and reputation of science. His great friend and colleague Freeman Dyson agreed: “Subversive science’s long history stretches back to at least Galileo and if it ceases to rebel against authority, it is […]

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