• Is Volcanic Ash The New Swine Flu?

    • Date: 19/04/10

    Is volcanic ash the new swine flu? That is not a rhetorical question: along with the rest of the public, I honestly haven’t a clue. Are either self-interested or self-empowering jobsworths creating a panic where there is no threat? Or, spurred on by desperate airlines haemorrhaging income, would it be crassly irresponsible to allow families […]

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  • Nathalie Rothschild: Using The Holocaust To Silence Debate

    • Date: 19/04/10

    Under normal circumstances, someone who started a campaign called Trees Have Rights Too in order to convince the United Nations to adopt a Universal Declaration of Planetary Rights, based on the idea that ‘we are all one, life is sacred and love is all’, might reasonably be suspected of being an LSD-tripping hippy. But it […]

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  • Climategate: A Scandal That Won’t Go Away

    • Date: 18/04/10

    From Macbeth to Watergate, it’s not the act that leads to nemesis, but the attempts to ‘trammel up the consequence’ , writes Christopher Booker. If you were faced with by far the biggest bill of your life, would you not want to be confident that there was a very good reason why you should pay […]

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  • Frank Furedi: The True Nature Of Sceptics

    • Date: 16/04/10

    Unafraid, questioning minds are central to the pursuit of truth and democracy AT Easter, the official Greenpeace website carried a blog written by Gene Hashmi, communications director of its affiliate in India. Hashmi pointed his finger at sceptics who fuelled “spurious debates around false solutions” and concluded with the not too subtle threat: “We know […]

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  • Peter Foster: Climategate Whitewash

    • Date: 16/04/10

    “Climategate scientists cleared of wrongdoing” read the headline in yesterday’s Post. Who expected anything else? The two self-inquiries launched by the University of East Anglia into its Climatic Research Unit (CRU) were always destined to produce whitewashes, as did a recent UK parliamentary inquiry, and as will an “independent” review by the UN. The first […]

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  • Stephen McIntyre: Oxburgh’s Trick to Hide the Trick

    • Date: 14/04/10

    The Oxburgh report ” is a flimsy and embarrassing 5-pages. They did not interview me (nor, to my knowledge, any other CRU critics or targets). The committee was announced on March 22 and their “report” is dated April 12 – three weeks end to end – less time than even the Parliamentary Committee. They took no […]

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  • Matt Ridley: The Climate Blame Game

    • Date: 14/04/10

    A scientist does a study of how Arctic seabirds die. It’s not a bad idea: die they do, but not from the usual diseases and predators that kill birds in more temperate zones. So what does kill them? He pores over thousands of records from birdwatchers in the Arctic and concludes that weather-related events kill a […]

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  • Green Glitches in German

    • Date: 13/04/10

    In Germany, Weltschmerz is the sadness one feels when comparing the way the world is to the way it ought to be. German environmentalists must be suffering a profound case of it as not-in-my-backyard protests derail industry- and government-planned alternative-energy projects. Germany’s Renewable Energy Sources Act (Erneuerbare Energien Gesetz, or EEG) was supposed to help […]

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