• 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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  • Lorne Gunter: Good News On Polar Ice Melt You May Have Missed

    • Date: 18/09/10

    You’ve almost certainly seen reports that the melt of Arctic sea ice this year, while not as great as the melts in 2008 and 2007, is nonetheless continuing the “death spiral” of Arctic ice. What I’m betting you haven’t seen, though, are any reports on a study released last week by Dutch and American scientists that […]

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  • Reopening Climategate

    • Date: 18/09/10

    Probes into the Climategate emails used biased panels and carefully restricted terms of reference At the end of 2009 hundreds of emails were hacked or leaked from the servers of the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia. The emails appeared to show scientists at the very centre of global warming science manipulating […]

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  • Australia: New Leaders Feel The Heat On A Costly Climate Conundrum

    • Date: 17/09/10

    THE debate on imposing a carbon price has not taken long to heat up in the new term. It is set to be difficult for both sides of politics, and especially complicated with the new makeup of both houses. The dramatic intervention by BHP’s Marius Kloppers has put fresh urgency into the argument. He is […]

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  • 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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