• Green Energy Campaigners Search For A New (Green) Holy Grail

    • Date: 18/10/10

    In the 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore told audience after audience that our climate was changing at a dangerous pace. At stake was our “ability to live on planet Earth, to have a future as a civilization.” And it was hard not to believe the man in a film labeled “the most terrifying film […]

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  • Ben Pile: What Next For The Royal Society?

    • Date: 17/10/10

    Where once it provided the means to liberate human potential, it now exists to regulate it. Instead of ‘speaking truth to power’, science increasingly speaks official truth for official power. The result is bad politics and bad science. In May this year, the UK’s science Academy, the Royal Society, announced that it was going to […]

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  • UK Regulator Greenlights Climate Alarmism

    • Date: 15/10/10

    The long-running saga of drowning dogs and weeping rabbits finally drew to a close this week, with the pronouncement by Ofcom that last year’s “Act on CO2” advertising campaign was “not political”. Critics fear that this ruling now gives the green light to government “information” campaigns that otherwise look, sound and feel like state-sponsored politicking. The […]

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  • Des Moore: No Climate Consensus Among Scientists After All

    • Date: 13/10/10

    The Royal Society’s report coincides with dissidence at the American Physical Society. The Royal Society’s September report, Climate Change: A Summary of the Science, has brought into the open the widening difference of views about how the science of climate change should be assessed. It comes after a prominent resignation from the American Physical Society […]

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  • Finally, Common Sense On Global Warming

    • Date: 12/10/10

    Britain’s Royal Society, one of the most venerable science academies, has amended its idiots’ guide to global warming. Officially titled Climate Change, A Summary of the Science, the 19-page layman’s document is a refreshing departure from the strident, doom-and-gloom message that has characterized most scientific statements on global warming, which have been parroted by the […]

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  • Climate Science Blinded By The Sun

    • Date: 09/10/10

    The never-ending controversy over climate change has at least achieved one thing: it’s debunked the notion that the more we find out about something, the more certain our understanding becomes. From the link between air pollution and global temperatures to the role of clouds in keeping the Earth warm (or maybe cool), the science of […]

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  • The Last U.N. Climate Extravaganza?

    • Date: 08/10/10

    In an article in Friday’s paper, Elisabeth Rosenthal and I describe the bad mood and poor prospects pervading the run-up to the next big United Nations climate change conference, which opens at the end of November in Cancún, Mexico. Delegates and observers say that little progress has been made since the last major climate meeting, last […]

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  • Hunt The Heretic

    • Date: 08/10/10

    Eureka, the science magazine from The Times, is in many ways a brilliant accomplishment. Advertising is following readers in an online migration – but James Harding, the editor, personally persuaded advertisers that a new magazine, in a newspaper, devoted to science would work. And here it is: giving the New Scientist a run for its […]

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