• Nigel Lawson On Oil Smear

    • Date: 14/02/10

    I have considerable affection for, and some slight connection with, The Independent. More than 40 years ago, when I was editor of the Spectator, I gave a promising young journalist called Andreas Whittam Smith his first column. A decade or so later he founded, and was the first editor of, The Independent. And in recent […]

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  • Russell Panel Needs Complete Overhaul

    • Date: 12/02/10

    The resignation of Philip Campbell from the Russell Review panel is indicative of the lack of depth, thought and objectivity going into the CRU inquiry. Dr Campbell was aware of what he had written in his Nature editorial and said in an interview to the Chinese media about his belief in the innocence of the […]

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  • Climategate: Plausibility And The Blogosphere In The Post-Normal Age

    • Date: 10/02/10

    At the end of January 2010 two distinguished scientific institutions shared headlines with Tony Blair over accusations of the dishonest and possibly illegal manipulation of information. Our ‘Himalayan glaciers melting by 2035′ of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is matched by his ‘dodgy dossier’ of Saddam’s fictitious subversions. We had the violations of the […]

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  • Now There’s A Climate Shift On Climate Shift Itself

    • Date: 09/02/10

    For years we’ve been hectored by the climate-change “experts”. I had an open mind on the subject but now I feel myself moving into the sceptic camp. I’m not alone. According to a Harris poll in America, those who believe the release of greenhouse gases is affecting the climate has dropped from 71% two years ago […]

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  • Clever India Supports A Toothless IPCC

    • Date: 09/02/10

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressed support for the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and its leader, Rajendra Pachauri, at a local energy conference in New Delhi Friday. The move has surprised many observers, but it may prove to be politically astute. The IPCC’s credibility is in tatters. From climategate to glaciergate, Amazongate, natural-disaster […]

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  • Nigel Lawson On Green Tories and Climate Policies

    • Date: 07/02/10

    Never before has the debate over global warming been so bitter or so public… Some of the most alarmist claims about how the world is hurtling towards disaster unless we drastically curb carbon emissions have been shown to be nothing but, well, hot air. These damaging exposes may have shocked the ­public but were no […]

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  • Matt Ridley: The Global Warming Guerrillas

    • Date: 04/02/10

    Matt Ridley salutes the bloggers who changed the climate debate. While most of Fleet Street kowtowed to the green lobby, online amateurs uncovered the spin and deception that finally cracked the consensus. Journalists are wont to moan that the slow death of newspapers will mean a disastrous loss of investigative reporting. The web is all […]

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  • Philip Stott: Truth Will Out

    • Date: 02/02/10

    Today, as yet another nail is driven into the ‘global warming’ coffin, The Guardian claims an exclusive with its front-page blockbuster report: ‘Leaked climate change emails scientist “hid” data flaws. Exclusive: Key study by East Anglia professor Phil Jones was based on suspect figures’: “Phil Jones, the beleaguered British climate scientist at the centre of […]

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