• Climate Summits As Dumb As G20

    • Date: 09/06/10

    Let’s hope our media in future will apply the same healthy skepticism to the UN’s never-ending global gabfests on climate change as they are to the looming G8/G20 fiasco scheduled for later this month in Canada. Because whether it’s another UN meeting on global warming of the type we saw in Copenhagen last December or […]

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  • Gwyn Prins: Beyond Climate Hubris

    • Date: 08/06/10

    An open letter to Chris Huhne calls for a new pragmatic approach to rebuild public trust. Chris Huhne, isn’t it? Congratulations on your appointment to the Department of Energy and Climate Change with its dramatically daunting agenda, starting with the overriding electoral imperative to keep the lights on in a country with an incoherent energy […]

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  • ‘Green New Deal’ Is a Raw Deal For The U.S.

    • Date: 07/06/10

    The financial crisis and subsequent recession in the United States have prompted some to begin calling for a completely new kind of economy. This new economy would be based on environmental values, a so-called “Green New Deal” to be ushered in by President Obama and leaders in Europe. The plan includes cap-and-trade legislation, new spending […]

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  • Nigel Lawson: Unilateral Climate Policy Is Suicidal And Pointless

    • Date: 03/06/10

    House of Lords, 2 June 2010: […] Above all, I wish the new Government every success in the massive task before them and the resolve to stick to that task despite the deep unpopularity that inescapably lies ahead. I warmly welcome the statement in large type at the end of the coalition’s agreed Our Programme for […]

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  • The Death Spiral for Climate Alarmism Continues

    • Date: 02/06/10

    As I have written in a previous post, the trend toward abject panic over climate change seems to have reversed course. For all intents and purposes, climate alarmism – which I define as the reflexive tendency to assume worst-case scenarios generated by climate models are automatically true (and to enact public policy based on that belief) […]

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  • We Should Watch The Royal Society Very Carefully

    • Date: 01/06/10

    It all started with a report by Roger Harrabin of all people. On Wednesday, under the headline ‘Society to review climate message’, the BBC website broke the news that the Royal Society was to review its public statements on global warming, and that this had been brought about by what appears to be an uprising within […]

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  • Dominic Lawson: Cameron Can’t Have It Both Ways

    • Date: 01/06/10

    Last week the Prime Minister declared that Britain suffers from “economic apartheid”. No one noticed. David Cameron made this provocative remark last Friday; but within hours the news began to leak of David Laws’ catastrophically ill-judged expenses claims and the PM’s speech sunk without trace. So, let me rescue Cameron’s observations from oblivion: after all, […]

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  • Global Warming, The Royal Society, and William Hazlitt

    • Date: 01/06/10

    William Hazlitt (1778 – 1830)  [self-portrait, c. 1802] was one of our finest essayists, and his condemnation of public bodies and societies is characteristically trenchant: “Age does not improve the morality of public bodies. They grow more and more tenacious of their idle privileges and senseless self-consequence. They get weak and obstinate at the same […]

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