• Tim Blair: Greens Are Biggest Losers In Anti-Green Putsch

    • Date: 28/06/10

    As some prescient bloke wrote 13 months ago: “Climate change has turned out to be a helpful device to change governments, stitch up the middle-class Prius vote, grab Green preferences, impress stupid university students but a bitch of a thing to deal with once in government.” Actually, that was me, getting it right for once. […]

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  • Why The Decision To Tackle Climate Change Isn’t As Simple As Al Gore Says

    • Date: 26/06/10

    For years, much of the political right has claimed that global warming is a scientific hoax perpetrated by statists in order to justify further government control over the economy. I have repeatedly pointed out that this is more or less nonsense, usually to audiences that are far less amenable to this message than the readership of The […]

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  • Toxic Green: Climate Hype Turns Into Political Liability

    • Date: 23/06/10

    When Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership imploded over the emissions trading scheme last December Kevin Rudd looked impregnable. He seemed on the verge of inflicting a massive defeat on the Coalition. Barely more than six months later, the Prime Minister’s authority was last night in crisis. In the past few weeks, colleagues have become openly disparaging of […]

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  • Green Black List: A Black Day For Science

    • Date: 22/06/10

    Just when you think things can’t sink any lower, the National Academy of Sciences has now published a list compiled by a non-academic weblogger that attempts to rank scientists by expertise, credibility and (oh!) belief in the consensus position on global warming. It is a blacklist. It’s also hilariously wrong. As Roger Pielke Jr. notes […]

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  • Is Climate Hype Killing The Left?

    • Date: 19/06/10

    The image of Australia as a nice place for relaxed politicians is going to be on hold for a while. PM Rudd is in big trouble, and the sound of knives is being heard throughout the land. A leadership revolt is in the air, and whatever happens, it’s not going to be pretty. Elected in […]

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  • King Coal, Or Why ‘The Game Is Looking More And More Like Adaptation’

    • Date: 18/06/10

    One way to keep perspective amid all the Beltway cogitation over how  to keep a climate component in an energy bill is to pay attention to the global coal industry.  Coal is the prime factor determining the pace of growth in emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide as human populations and appetites crest in the next […]

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  • Nightfall On The Solar Industry

    • Date: 18/06/10

    Solar may be a renewable technology but government subsidies to it aren’t, Europe’s solar industry is learning. In Spain, under a 2007 law that guaranteed 25 years of way-above-market prices to solar power developers, industry invested $22-billion to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make Spain the solar showcase of the world. Now that Spain is […]

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  • Thomas Kuhn And The Catastrophic Climate Paradigm

    • Date: 16/06/10

    The past six months has seen a series of unprecedented setbacks for the cause of catastrophic man-made climate change: the collapse of the Kyoto process; the release of incriminating Climategate emails; the discovery of the shoddy standards of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC); the mounting evidence that a job-creating green industrial revolution is […]

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