• End-Phase Of The Climate Wars?

    • Date: 21/03/10

    History may see the interview of CRU’s Professor Phil Jones by the BBC’s Roger Harrabin on 12 February 2010 as the opening of the end-phase of the long-running “alarmists versus sceptics” debate. The gap between these two schools has never yawned as widely as media reports often suggest. Both agree that climate is always changing, […]

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  • Matt Ridley: The Case Against The Hockey Stick

    • Date: 16/03/10

    Andrew Montford’s The Hockey Stick Illusion is one of the best science books in years. It exposes in delicious detail, datum by datum, how a great scientific mistake of immense political weight was perpetrated, defended and camouflaged by a scientific establishment that should now be red with shame. It is a book about principal components, […]

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  • Terence Corcoran: Remember Amazongate?

    • Date: 13/03/10

    Climate scientists attached to the rickety Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change structure raise two key interchangeable arguments in their defense. The first is to deny that anything of significance has been found in the various IPCC scandals. Climategate? Nothing there but a few emails that display intemperate behaviour and typical charmless chat among scientists doing […]

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  • Peter Foster: Alice In UN Land

    • Date: 12/03/10

    “No, no!’ said the Queen. “Sentence first — verdict afterwards.” “Stuff and nonsense!” said Alice loudly. “The idea of having the sentence first!’” “Hold your tongue!’ said the Queen, turning purple. “I won’t!” said Alice. “Off with her head!” the Queen shouted at the top of her voice. Nobody moved. “Who cares for you?” said […]

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  • Climate Change ‘Quagmire’

    • Date: 11/03/10

    Climate-change Cassandras are prone to warning that unless governments take draconian action to limit carbon emissions, the world will suffer grievously and the poor will be hardest hit. Yet here in India, home to more poor people than any other country, a left-of-center government is sounding less than convinced by these prophets of doom, to […]

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  • IPCC Review & Conflicts Of Interest

    • Date: 10/03/10

    The IPCC is going to be reviewed by the InterAcademy Council, which is a collection of national science academies. The IPCC press release announcing the panel can be found here in PDF. And the Terms of Reference for the panel are here in PDF. The report of the review panel is due at the end […]

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  • Benny Peiser: West’s Climate Policy Approach Is Wrong

    • Date: 08/03/10

    Benny Peiser is a social anthropologist and director of Global Warming Policy Foundation in the UK. He places his views “somewhere between climate alarmists and skeptics.” While in Delhi, he spoke to Financial Chronicle about the impact of climate change policies on the lives of people. Excerpts: Is there a change in the debate on […]

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  • Treason Is A Matter Of Dates

    • Date: 07/03/10

    This observation, famously made by Talleyrand at the Congress of Vienna as the powers debated the fate of the turncoat King of Saxony, reminded the crowned heads of Europe that all of them had at one time or another worked with Napoleon. Talleyrand himself had served the emperor as foreign minister and trusted ally before […]

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