• Crisis In New Zealand Climatology

    • Date: 15/05/10

    The official archivist of New Zealand’s climate records, the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), offers top billing to its 147-year-old national mean temperature series (the “NIWA Seven-station Series” or NSS). This series shows that New Zealand experienced a twentieth-century warming trend of 0.92°C. The official temperature record is wrong. The instrumental raw data […]

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  • Philip Stott: Cameron’s First Big Blunder

    • Date: 13/05/10

    One desperately wishes to give the new Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition Government the fairest of winds. The debt crisis demands that it must succeed, and that some compromises must be made to achieve this. But one Cabinet appointment beggars belief, and is a compromise too far and too dangerous for the country. To Laugh Or To […]

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  • Polarised On Polar Ice

    • Date: 11/05/10

    As own goals go, this was a stunning shot. Science magazine published a letter from 255 scientists (few of them climatologists) complaining in remarkably strong tones about the recent escalation of political assaults on scientists in general and on climate scientists in particular. asserting, amazingly, that there is nothing remotely identified [sic] in the recent events […]

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  • Mike Hulme: After The Crash – A New Direction For Climate Policy

    • Date: 11/05/10

    Does the failure of December’s UN climate conference mean the world needs a completely new approach to tackling climate change? It does, a group of academics is arguing this week – and one of them, Mike Hulme, explains why, and what it is that they are recommending. The gap between the pre-Copenhagen rhetoric of “what […]

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  • Nigel Lawson: Low-Carbon = High Energy-Cost Economy

    • Date: 10/05/10

    Mrs Duffy got it right. The overriding challenge facing the next government is to make an early and decisive start on reducing, and eventually eliminating, this country’s unprecedented and unsustainable fiscal deficit. Any failure to do so would cause serious alarm in the financial markets which provide the funds to finance the deficit, and make […]

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  • The Spanish Solar Power Bust

    • Date: 07/05/10

    “[T]hink of what’s happening in countries like Spain … where they’re making real investments in renewable energy. They’re surging ahead of us, poised to take the lead in these new industries,” declared then-President-elect Barack Obama back in January 16, 2009. Of course, any industry can “surge” if the government dumps enough taxpayer dollars into it. Now […]

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  • The Wind Farm Scam

    • Date: 06/05/10

    I never thought I’d agree with a member of the Kennedy clan, but Bobby Kennedy’s son got it right when he dismissed the much-hyped Cape Wind project that Interior Secretary Ken Salazar approved last week. “It’s a boondoggle of the worst kind,” Kennedy said. “It’s going to cost the people of Massachusetts $4 billion over the […]

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  • Voters Could Chill Global Warming Law

    • Date: 06/05/10

    It looks likely California voters will have a chance to restrain out-of-control government attempts to regulate and tax the state into economic oblivion. More than 800,000 petition signatures have been submitted to qualify for the November ballot a measure to freeze California’s Draconian global warming law. Almost twice the number required signatures were collected, so […]

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