• 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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  • Nigel Lawson: ‘We Need To Get Off This Carbon-Cessation Hook’

    • Date: 29/06/10

    Lord Lawson of Blaby, one of the most prominent sceptical voices in the climate change debate, has warned that it is “madness” for Britain to try to lead the world in reducing carbon emissions. “We have said with an extraordinary post-imperial arrogance that we are going to show the world what it should do,” the […]

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  • Tim Blair: Greens Are Biggest Losers In Anti-Green Putsch

    • Date: 28/06/10

    As some prescient bloke wrote 13 months ago: “Climate change has turned out to be a helpful device to change governments, stitch up the middle-class Prius vote, grab Green preferences, impress stupid university students but a bitch of a thing to deal with once in government.” Actually, that was me, getting it right for once. […]

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  • Why The Decision To Tackle Climate Change Isn’t As Simple As Al Gore Says

    • Date: 26/06/10

    For years, much of the political right has claimed that global warming is a scientific hoax perpetrated by statists in order to justify further government control over the economy. I have repeatedly pointed out that this is more or less nonsense, usually to audiences that are far less amenable to this message than the readership of The […]

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  • Toxic Green: Climate Hype Turns Into Political Liability

    • Date: 23/06/10

    When Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership imploded over the emissions trading scheme last December Kevin Rudd looked impregnable. He seemed on the verge of inflicting a massive defeat on the Coalition. Barely more than six months later, the Prime Minister’s authority was last night in crisis. In the past few weeks, colleagues have become openly disparaging of […]

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