• Green Black List: A Black Day For Science

    • Date: 22/06/10

    Just when you think things can’t sink any lower, the National Academy of Sciences has now published a list compiled by a non-academic weblogger that attempts to rank scientists by expertise, credibility and (oh!) belief in the consensus position on global warming. It is a blacklist. It’s also hilariously wrong. As Roger Pielke Jr. notes […]

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  • Is Climate Hype Killing The Left?

    • Date: 19/06/10

    The image of Australia as a nice place for relaxed politicians is going to be on hold for a while. PM Rudd is in big trouble, and the sound of knives is being heard throughout the land. A leadership revolt is in the air, and whatever happens, it’s not going to be pretty. Elected in […]

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  • King Coal, Or Why ‘The Game Is Looking More And More Like Adaptation’

    • Date: 18/06/10

    One way to keep perspective amid all the Beltway cogitation over how  to keep a climate component in an energy bill is to pay attention to the global coal industry.  Coal is the prime factor determining the pace of growth in emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide as human populations and appetites crest in the next […]

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  • Nightfall On The Solar Industry

    • Date: 18/06/10

    Solar may be a renewable technology but government subsidies to it aren’t, Europe’s solar industry is learning. In Spain, under a 2007 law that guaranteed 25 years of way-above-market prices to solar power developers, industry invested $22-billion to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make Spain the solar showcase of the world. Now that Spain is […]

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  • Thomas Kuhn And The Catastrophic Climate Paradigm

    • Date: 16/06/10

    The past six months has seen a series of unprecedented setbacks for the cause of catastrophic man-made climate change: the collapse of the Kyoto process; the release of incriminating Climategate emails; the discovery of the shoddy standards of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC); the mounting evidence that a job-creating green industrial revolution is […]

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  • Climate Change Loses Traction For Greens

    • Date: 14/06/10

    What a difference a year makes. This time last year the environmental movement was gearing up for a major breakthrough at the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit. With a combination of “doom and gloom” soothsayers — Ban ki Moon, Al Gore, Prince Charles, James Hansen, David Suzuki — and optimistic negotiators, it was clear that Copenhagen […]

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  • Bjorn Lomborg: Europe’s Determination To Decline

    • Date: 11/06/10

    In a heroic case of finding a silver lining in the bleakest of all situations, the European Union climate commissioner has concluded that the global economic crisis and recession actually provided a lucky break for everyone. Commissioner Connie Hedegaard says that the slowdown in economic activity will make it easier for the EU to achieve […]

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  • 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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