• Matt Ridley: Why Eco-Catastrophists Are Wrong

    • Date: 01/06/10

    Never has catastrophe seemed so mundane. The end, we are told, is always approaching. No sooner has one super-resilient-flesh-eating-virus been forgotten than an imminent ecological collapse or a new strain of influenza takes it place. All of which makes Matt Ridley – journalist, businessman and author of several books on genetics and biology – such […]

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  • Rebels In The Royal Society

    • Date: 30/05/10

    Forty-three brave Fellows of the Royal Society of London have challenged the Society’s notoriously uncompromising pronouncements in support of the man-made global warming hypothesis. In breaking this news, the BBC’s Roger Harrabin quotes one of them as saying: We sent an e-mail round our friends, mainly in physical sciences. Then when we had got 43 […]

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  • Royal Society In Trouble: “End Of Empire”?

    • Date: 29/05/10

    After years of accusing the fossil fuel lobby of using anti-scientific arguments to undermine climate policy, scientists are now themselves accused of being un-scientific. There are signs in the Royal Society’s current review of its climate communications that they are beginning to understand the seriousness of their predicament and have included some “climate agnostics” on […]

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  • Uncertain Science

    • Date: 29/05/10

    Bickering and defensive, climate researchers have lost the public’s trust. Blame economic worries, another freezing winter, or the cascade of scandals emerging from the world’s leading climate-research body, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). But concern over global warming has cooled down dramatically. In über-green Germany, only 42 percent of citizens worry about global warming […]

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  • Global Warming Brought to Book

    • Date: 26/05/10

    I have just checked on Amazon UK: out of the top five most popular books about ‘global warming’, no fewer than four are by sceptical authors.   And, it is surely about to get even more interesting as four new, highly-critical works hit the virtual and bookshop ‘shelves’ this May: First, there is a new […]

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  • Nigel Lawson: Oxford Union Address

    • Date: 25/05/10

    OXFORD UNION – 20 May 2010: ‘This House would put Economic Growth before combatting climate change’ Last month the World Bank was asked to approve a $3 3/4 billion loan to South Africa to build a massive new coal-fired power station – Said to be the fourth largest in the world. The South African government […]

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  • Dominic Lawson: Reasons Not To Be Fearful

    • Date: 23/05/10

    What can the publishers of this book have been thinking? Surely everyone knows that the surest path into the bestseller charts for popular-science writers has always been to prophesy imminent doom for humanity. Fifty years ago bookshops couldn’t sell enough hysterical potboilers about how we would all starve as a result of overpopulation; then, in […]

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  • It’s The Sun, Stupid

    • Date: 22/05/10

    Solar scientists are finally overcoming their fears and going public about the Sun-climate connection. Four years ago, when I first started profiling scientists who were global warming skeptics, I soon learned two things: Solar scientists were overwhelmingly skeptical that humans caused climate change and, overwhelmingly, they were reluctant to go public with their views. Often, […]

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