• You Don’t Need To Be A Weatherman But It May Help

    • Date: 03/04/10

    The supposedly rock-solid consensus among all thinking human beings about the impending catastrophe of global warming has taken another hit from an unlikely villain: your friendly local TV weather forecaster. According to a front-page feature in Monday’s New York Times, some of the biggest global-warming skeptics are precisely those people whom many Americans look to […]

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  • California´s Green Jobs Mirage

    • Date: 01/04/10

    California´s experiment with global warming regulations reminds me of a story about a foolish, old dog who lost his bone in the water when he tried to grab its reflection. Similarly, California´s leaders risk sacrificing the jobs and industries we have today on a hope and a prayer that the “green jobs” and “green industries” […]

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  • Andrew Montford: ‘Pretty Much As Expected’

    • Date: 31/03/10

    I’ve now had a change to review the S&TSC report into Climategate, which is pretty much as expected. Here are a few thoughts. Was data deleted? – The committee report (12) Sir Edward Acton’s reply to their letter, in which the UEA boss said that “none of the adjusted station data referred to in the emails […]

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  • Tears Of A Clown

    • Date: 30/03/10

    False forecasts are not without consequences. How to think about this? Opposition to “Crying Wolf” is growing. A report by a British MP claims the World Health Organisation and other public health bodies have “gambled away” public confidence by overstating the dangers of the flu pandemic. “This decline in confidence could be risky in the future,” […]

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  • Christopher Booker: Can We Trust The ‘Climategate’ Inquiry?

    • Date: 28/03/10

    There has been a curious by-product of the attempts being made by the University of East Anglia to whitewash last November’s embarrassing leak of documents from its Climatic Research Unit. Since it set up not one but two supposedly “independent” inquiries into the “Climategate” affair, climate sceptics were intrigued but not entirely surprised to find […]

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  • Green Power – Black Death

    • Date: 27/03/10

    “I see Africa as a … partner with America on behalf of the future we want for all of our children,” President Obama declared in Ghana last July. However, three months later, the President signed an executive order requiring that the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and other federal agencies reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with their […]

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  • Barun Mitra: Environmental ‘Crisis’ And Government Power

    • Date: 26/03/10

    The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change admitted for the first time last month that it is facing a crisis of confidence. But the IPCC’s failings go far beyond the recent spate of errors identified in its reports. The problem began with the global political climate that led to the formation of the IPCC […]

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  • Without Affordable, Clean Alternatives, South Africa Turns to Coal

    • Date: 25/03/10

    South Africa’s finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, has an op ed in the Washington Post that illustrates the challenges facing developing nations as they struggle to provide the affordable access to modern energy needed to pull citizens out of poverty. The piece highlights the tension between such objectives and simultaneous concerns about the environmental and climate […]

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