• Head to Head: Porritt vs Peiser on UK Climate Policy

    • Date: 14/12/09

    Building Online: Targets vs flexibility – Both sides of the eco debate agree that uncertainty is the main threat to UK plc. But their solutions are very different. Jonathon Porritt After Copenhagen, there will be areas the government will be able to put more emphasis on. I’d like to see it bring forward a target […]

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  • Clive Crook: Trust the public on climate change

    • Date: 13/12/09

    Financial Times: It is not enough for climate scientists and environment ministers to go to Copenhagen and tell each other how right they are. They also need to convince the public. National politics – the democratic process – is awfully inconvenient sometimes, but cannot be waved away. The climate-science establishment – scientists subscribing to the […]

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  • The UK Media’s Most Important Analysis of Climategate

    • Date: 13/12/09

    The Clamour of The Times: I post links to many newspaper articles and comments on this site. Today, I publish a link to what is possibly the most trenchant and thorough analysis yet made in the UK media of Climategate or Warmergate. This is potentially devastating for ‘global warming’ science, and it should, if there […]

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  • Why Green Labour Is Losing the North

    • Date: 12/12/09

    The Times: Forget the polar bears. The true endangered species is the solvent Northerner, and it’s Southern eco-vanity that’s killing him. For many years whenever I returned to the North, it was my dietary needs that exposed me as a Southern ponce. My rampant coffee snobbery; liking my veg “al dente”, not boiled to buggery; […]

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  • Myles Allen: Why are journalists suddenly so critical?

    • Date: 12/12/09

    The Guardian: It is odd that we still don’t take climate change seriously. Judging from the acres of newsprint being devoted to the subject right now, you might find that remark surprising. But look at the furore over the University of East Anglia emails: environmentalists hand-wringing as if the end of the world had suddenly been […]

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  • Suddenly It’s Cool Again To Be A Sceptical Philosopher

    • Date: 10/12/09

    Times Higher Education: Is belief in global-warming science another example of the “madness of crowds”? That strange but powerful social phenomenon, first described by Charles Mackay in 1841, turns a widely shared prejudice into an irresistible “authority”. Could it indeed represent the final triumph of irrationality? After all, how rational is it to pass laws banning […]

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  • Does Tiger Woods Cause Global Warming?

    • Date: 10/12/09

    The Wall Street Journal’s Political Diary, 9 December: The Web and the traditional media seem, fitfully, to be settling on a division of labor: The major media will focus on celebrity scandals and bloggers will focus on things that actually matter. According to a survey by the Business & Media Institute, in the two weeks […]

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  • Cherrypicking A Standstill

    • Date: 08/12/09

    During the recent Munk Debate in Canada, Lord Lawson seemed to astound the other contributors when he said that the world’s temperature hadn’t increased for a decade. They were incredulous and dismissed the assertion that the world hasn’t warmed for a decade as being misinformation. A day later, one of them, George Monbiot, wrote in […]

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