• North hides nefarious aims under green cloak

    • Date: 18/12/09

    South African Business Day: ENVIRONMENTAL groups from rich countries have for years waged a campaign against those in poor countries who want to harness their natural resources for economic growth. Their efforts threaten to do lasting harm to the aspirations of millions of poor people in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and must be resisted […]

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  • Global warming is a prime example of what is killing the major media

    • Date: 16/12/09

    The Examiner: A raft of reasons are advanced to explain why newspaper circulation and the ratings of major networks are falling faster than a rock down a well. Global warming encapsulates many of the media failings that have contributed to their own problems. Can you think of one element of the global climate controversy that […]

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  • What are the Prospects for a binding Climate Accord – ever?

    • Date: 15/12/09

    WSJ Environmental Capital: So the Copenhagen climate conference is heading into crunch time, with an avalanche of world leaders arriving in coming days to put the finishing touches on the big climate accord. With just three days left, where do things stand at Copenhagen? Not particularly good. On almost every point of contention, countries have […]

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  • Saving the Appearances

    • Date: 15/12/09

    According to James Hansen (on the American David Letterman show) the refusal of CRU to disclose the data doesn’t really matter because “it doesn’t change the science one iota”. And of course it’s true: when the science is settled, why would it be necessary to save the data? Something in this whole charade reminds me of […]

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  • Head to Head: Porritt vs Peiser on UK Climate Policy

    • Date: 14/12/09

    Building Online: Targets vs flexibility – Both sides of the eco debate agree that uncertainty is the main threat to UK plc. But their solutions are very different. Jonathon Porritt After Copenhagen, there will be areas the government will be able to put more emphasis on. I’d like to see it bring forward a target […]

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  • Clive Crook: Trust the public on climate change

    • Date: 13/12/09

    Financial Times: It is not enough for climate scientists and environment ministers to go to Copenhagen and tell each other how right they are. They also need to convince the public. National politics – the democratic process – is awfully inconvenient sometimes, but cannot be waved away. The climate-science establishment – scientists subscribing to the […]

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  • The UK Media’s Most Important Analysis of Climategate

    • Date: 13/12/09

    The Clamour of The Times: I post links to many newspaper articles and comments on this site. Today, I publish a link to what is possibly the most trenchant and thorough analysis yet made in the UK media of Climategate or Warmergate. This is potentially devastating for ‘global warming’ science, and it should, if there […]

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  • Why Green Labour Is Losing the North

    • Date: 12/12/09

    The Times: Forget the polar bears. The true endangered species is the solvent Northerner, and it’s Southern eco-vanity that’s killing him. For many years whenever I returned to the North, it was my dietary needs that exposed me as a Southern ponce. My rampant coffee snobbery; liking my veg “al dente”, not boiled to buggery; […]

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