• The Global Warming Establishment Needs More Than Cosmetic Fixes

    • Date: 16/09/10

    When a woman consistently messes up her relationships, her therapist doesn’t just tell her to wear a new dress and change her lipstick before her next date, s/he asks her to do some real soul searching. But a new dress-and-lipstick combo is pretty much what an agency charged with reviewing the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate […]

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  • Bjorn Lomborg: U-Turn On Global Warming? Hardly.

    • Date: 15/09/10

    After years of being accused of believing something I didn’t believe—or, more accurately, not believing something I really did—I made headlines last month for changing my mind even though I hadn’t. Confused? Imagine how I feel. It’s worth explaining what happened to me because it tells us something important about why the global warming debate […]

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  • Peter Foster: One Cool Movie

    • Date: 14/09/10

    Cool It, a new film featuring Bjorn Lomborg, is far more convincing than An Inconvenient Truth Danish “skeptical environmentalist” Bjorn Lomborg is at least as charismatic as Al Gore and far more personable. Cool It, the film about Mr. Lomborg’s crusade to bring some rationality to the climate change issue — which premiered on Sunday […]

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  • Andrew Montford: The Hockey Stick Graph Remains An Illusion

    • Date: 10/09/10

    Two weeks ago, Bob Ward, the communications director of the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics, wrote on this website what I will politely refer to as a “hit piece” about me and my book,The Hockey Stick Illusion. The book tells the story of the famous hockey stick graph, which was used as a […]

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  • Why Canada Is Looking Hot

    • Date: 09/09/10

    How often do you hear anyone make the obvious point global warming will be good for Canada? Arctic scientist Laurence C. Smith makes this logical argument in his new book, The World in 2050: Four Forces Shaping Civilization’s Northern Future. Smith, a professor of geography and earth and space sciences at UCLA who has done […]

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  • Science Fictions

    • Date: 08/09/10

    What is it about international organisations that makes them so impervious to criticism? If the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) were a British ministry or quango, it is inconceivable that its chairman, Rajendra Pachauri, would still be in his post. The IPCC’s reports, which have been accepted by governments around the world as a […]

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  • Climategate Was No Fluke

    • Date: 07/09/10

    The mainstream alarmist posturing on climate change by the likes of Al Gore, regardless of whether it meets the demands of scientific accuracy or not, is resetting political priorities and imposing billions of dollars in costs for governments the world over. Sustained inquiry, debate and scrutiny around the dealings of those involved — from scientific […]

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  • Dieter Helm: Kyoto Is Dead – Now For Trade War

    • Date: 06/09/10

    As global growth picks up after the economic crisis, carbon emissions are going back up too. With China and India back on track to double their gross domestic product every decade, and with coal providing nearly 30 per cent of global energy, the chances of stabilising and reducing emissions are low. Indeed, little progress has […]

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