• Bob Denton: Russell Review Resiled From Its Remit By Intent

    • Date: 11/07/10

    It’s now possible to analyse how the absence of any formal “truth seeking” process in the Muir Panel procedure permitted it to finesse the damning evidence of the e-mails and meander into inconclusiveness. The first stage was for the Panel to determine that the e-mail enquiry was not really about the e-mails – it was […]

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  • What Will The Climate Change Policy Backlash Look Like?

    • Date: 10/07/10

    One thing that strikes me more and more following the developments in climate change policy is that the politicians are storing up a huge backlash.  There is a cosy political consensus that assumes the various targets that Britain has signed up to for emissions reductions and using renewable energy are inviolate, but it doesn’t have […]

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  • Clouds Of Doubt Still Hang Over Climate Scientists

    • Date: 09/07/10

    We tend to think of scientists as noble beings and science as the objective pursuit of truth. But once the fairy dust lifts, the reality is that science is a head-to-head competition — a race to see who can get the academic credit and public fame first. Consequently, the purity of that pursuit can be […]

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  • No Closure to Climategate until a Culture of Openness has taken Root

    • Date: 08/07/10

    CHANCES are the final review of the “Climategate” affair won’t succeed in cooling the rhetoric about global warming. Nor will it mark a fresh start in relations between skeptics and believers — although that would be the most desirable outcome. That’s because the investigation into the conduct of scientists at the world’s leading climate research […]

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  • Nigel Lawson: Adaptation, Not Decarbonisation, Is The Only Way Forward

    • Date: 06/07/10

    It is a truth universally acknowledged that actions speak louder than words. Nowhere is this truer than in global warming policy. The world’s political leaders are ostensibly agreed that, if the planet is to avoid what is customarily misdescribed as ‘catastrophic climate change’, our economies and lifestyles will have to be decarbonised in short order. […]

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  • Healthy Scepticism Over Climate Change

    • Date: 06/07/10

    ONCE it was an inconvenient truth, one which just about everyone accepted. Now it seems scepticism is creeping in over the issue of the moment: the supposedly indisputable scientific evidence of climate change. As we reveal today, nearly a third of Scots have changed their minds on the subject, citing the recent very cold winter […]

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  • Green Catastrophism Collapses

    • Date: 03/07/10

    Last week’s G8 and G20 meetings in Toronto and its environs confirmed that the world’s leaders accept the demise of global-warming alarmism. One year ago, the G8 talked tough about cutting global temperatures by two degrees. In Toronto, they neutered that tough talk, replacing it with a nebulous commitment to do their best on climate […]

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  • Scientific Consensus Redux

    • Date: 30/06/10

    Looking back, it turns out that a lot of scientific consensuses were wrong. Last week, the prestigious journal, theProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, published an article that tried to assess the relative credibility of climate scientists who “support the tenets of anthropogenic climate change” versus those who do not. One goal of the study […]

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