• Royal Society: Science Un-Settled, Debate Re-Opened

    • Date: 30/09/10

    The UK today has made it official. With the release of its revised guide to climate change by the Royal Society, the nation’s preeminent scientific organization, the UK now formally joins the ranks of the denier nations. The science on climate change is no longer certain, the Society now says. Climate change: a summary of […]

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  • Vincent Courtillot: The Climate Debate At The French Academy Of Science

    • Date: 28/09/10

    On 20 September, the French Academy of Science organised a climate debate that was instigated by the Minister for Higher Education and Research, Mme Valérie Pécresse. This is a short report about the meeting. The President of the French Academy of Science, Jean Salençon, emphasised from the onset that this meeting was being held in […]

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  • Lord Turnbull: A Climate Overhaul Is Needed To Win Back Public Trust

    • Date: 26/09/10

    When in November 2009 an archive of some 1,000 e-mails sent and received by scientists at the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia was leaked to the blogosphere alarm bells started to ring. Was this evidence of serious malpractice by scientists on both sides of the Atlantic? Had scientists sought to prevent […]

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  • Editorial: As Long As Pachauri Remains In Place, Nobody Will Trust The IPCC

    • Date: 24/09/10

    This newspaper has long been in the sceptical camp when it comes to the great man-made global warming scare. It is not the warnings of some scientists about the possible impact of climate change that are most objectionable but rather their elevation into an orthodoxy that it is not permissible to challenge. Yet there has […]

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  • Joel Garreau: Environmentalism As Religion

    • Date: 23/09/10

    Traditional religion is having a tough time in parts of the world. Majorities in most European countries have told Gallup pollsters in the last few years that religion does not “occupy an important place” in their lives. Across Europe, Judeo-Christian church attendance is down, as is adherence to religious prohibitions such as those against out-of-wedlock […]

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  • Jean-Michel Bélouve: French Academy of Science Allows Science Debate

    • Date: 22/09/10

    Two days ago, the French Académie des sciences organised a closed-door meeting on climate change: only scientists were invited. Le Monde had announced the secretive event two days earlier. The list of participants was published only after the meeting. The secrecy of the meeting has been criticized by media outlets given that the Academy’s main goal […]

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  • A 132-Year Payback On The All-Electric Car

    • Date: 20/09/10

    There are few examples where government interference in the economy is more pervasive than energy. Now, the term energy encompasses a plethora of technologies, and each attracts the gimlet eye of Big Brother. In recent years, environmental groups have been very successful in insinuating themselves into the halls of government so that today there is […]

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  • Gwyn Prins: EU Climate Policy After The Crash Of 09

    • Date: 19/09/10

    It is now plain that something has gone badly awry with the European Union’s policies and views on the issue of climate change. Plain to any observer, it seems, other than the EU Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard, and her colleagues inside the shiny towers of the Brussels quartier européen. They continue to assert […]

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