• In Memoriam Sir Antony Jay: ‘It’s Time To Drastically Slim Down Bias-Ridden BBC’

    • Date: 24/08/16
    • GWPF

    Sir Antony Jay’s foreword to Christopher Booker’s GWPF report The BBC and Climate Change: A Triple Betrayal GWPF press conference, 8 December 2011 (from left to right: David Henderson, Sir Antony Jay, Benny Peiser, Christopher Booker, Lord Lawson) The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has a duty of impartiality, as we all know. But what exactly […]

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  • Tom Hartsfield: Why The Public Should Mistrust Scientists

    • Date: 23/08/16
    • Tom Hartsfield, Real Clear Science

    Scientists have increasingly become overtly political rather than maintaining distance. Worse, they usually fight for one side only. Then they turn around and act shocked when the enemies they have unnecessarily made don’t trust them. This weekend RealClearScience ran an editorial bemoaning the public’s distrust of science. The author explains away the problem by insisting […]

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  • Can Science Be Saved From Self-Destruction?

    • Date: 20/08/16
    • Dan Sarewitz, The New Atlantis

    Science isn’t self-correcting, it’s self-destructing. To save the enterprise, scientists must come out of the lab and into the real world. Morgan Ray Schweitzer (morganrayschweitzer.com) Science, pride of modernity, our one source of objective knowledge, is in deep trouble. Stoked by fifty years of growing public investments, scientists are more productive than ever, pouring out […]

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  • ‘Pessimism Can Be A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy,’ Steven Pinker Warns

    • Date: 17/08/16
    • Julia Belluz, Vox

    You may think the world is falling apart. Steven Pinker is here to tell you it isn’t. If you think this has felt like the summer of sadness, you are not alone. Every week, sometimes every day, seems to bring more stomach-turning news. In June, there was the Orlando nightclub shooting, where dozens were killed […]

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  • FT: British Govt Should Seize Chance To Overhaul Energy Policy

    • Date: 15/08/16
    • Jonathan Ford, Financial Times

    There is a moment at the start of any new government when it has an opportunity to undo the mistakes of its predecessors. For Theresa May’s new administration, when it comes to energy policy, that moment is now. Mrs May has already shown commendable boldness in deciding to re-examine the wasteful Hinkley Point nuclear project. […]

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  • Christopher Booker: The Climate Change Brigade Are Wrong Again

    • Date: 14/08/16
    • Christopher Booker, The Sunday Telegraph

    Only when the Climate Change Act is repealed will we get an end to such childish absurdities. Source: Met Office A few weeks of not abnormally warm summer weather have prompted light-headed journalists to report not only that this could be the “hottest August for years” and “the hottest year on record” but that, thanks […]

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  • Peter Foster: Low-Carbon Transition Won’t Happen Anytime Soon

    • Date: 13/08/16
    • Peter Foster, Financial Post

    Like that “inevitable” transition to socialism circa 1976, the transition to the low-carbon economy won’t happen anytime soon. “The transition to a low-carbon economy” is a mantra mouthed by almost every political party, environmental group, global bureaucracy and media outlet. It is invoked not just as a policy prescription but as a moral signpost. However, […]

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  • Editorial: Global Warming Extremists Try To Silence Science — Again

    • Date: 12/08/16
    • Editorial, Investor's Business Daily

    Global warming advocates like to pretend they are open-minded, all about science. But let someone else’s science get in the way of their “consensus,” and you find out how little they really believe in science. Just ask Professor Valentina Zharkova of Britain’s Northumbria University. She and a team of researchers conducted a study on sunspots, […]

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