• Ben Pile: Political Prejudices Dressed Up As Science

    • Date: 08/04/10

    It is their doom-laden political outlook that really convinces greens the world is ending, not scientific evidence. Despite the apparent central position of science in debates and policymaking around climate change, more often than not policy responses are tempered by politics first, and science second. Consider, for instance, two recent reports from the World Health Organisation (WHO) […]

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  • David Henderson: Climate Science Needs To Be More Objective And Thorough

    • Date: 07/04/10

    Letter to the editor of the Financial Times, 7 April 2010: Sir, Your editorial “Cooler on warming” (April 5) rightly makes the point that the conduct of climate science is in question. In this context, you note with good reason the contents of e-mails released in November from the Climatic Research Unit, and recent criticisms […]

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  • Bret Stephens: What’s The Next ‘Global Warming’?

    • Date: 06/04/10

    So global warming is dead, nailed into its coffin one devastating disclosure, defection and re-evaluation at a time. Which means that pretty soon we’re going to need another apocalyptic scare to take its place. As recently as October, the Guardian reported that scientists at Cambridge had “concluded that the Arctic is now melting at such […]

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  • Chris Berg: Face Facts And Adapt To Warmer World

    • Date: 05/04/10

    It might not seem like it, but climate sceptics and climate alarmists agree on a fair bit. One of the biggest flaws with both Kevin Rudd’s emissions trading scheme and Tony Abbott’s direct action plan isn’t that they are great big taxes or climate con jobs. It’s that they are futile. Any Australian cut in […]

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  • You Don’t Need To Be A Weatherman But It May Help

    • Date: 03/04/10

    The supposedly rock-solid consensus among all thinking human beings about the impending catastrophe of global warming has taken another hit from an unlikely villain: your friendly local TV weather forecaster. According to a front-page feature in Monday’s New York Times, some of the biggest global-warming skeptics are precisely those people whom many Americans look to […]

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  • California´s Green Jobs Mirage

    • Date: 01/04/10

    California´s experiment with global warming regulations reminds me of a story about a foolish, old dog who lost his bone in the water when he tried to grab its reflection. Similarly, California´s leaders risk sacrificing the jobs and industries we have today on a hope and a prayer that the “green jobs” and “green industries” […]

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  • Andrew Montford: ‘Pretty Much As Expected’

    • Date: 31/03/10

    I’ve now had a change to review the S&TSC report into Climategate, which is pretty much as expected. Here are a few thoughts. Was data deleted? – The committee report (12) Sir Edward Acton’s reply to their letter, in which the UEA boss said that “none of the adjusted station data referred to in the emails […]

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  • Tears Of A Clown

    • Date: 30/03/10

    False forecasts are not without consequences. How to think about this? Opposition to “Crying Wolf” is growing. A report by a British MP claims the World Health Organisation and other public health bodies have “gambled away” public confidence by overstating the dangers of the flu pandemic. “This decline in confidence could be risky in the future,” […]

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