• Philip Stott: Nails in the Global Warming Coffin

    • Date: 27/04/10

    My silence since mid-February has not meant that I have taken my eye off the climate-change scene. Far from it, although I have to confess that I have become increasingly wearied and bored by the fatuous lack of reality exhibited on this topic by many UK politicians. It is so glaringly obvious that, since the […]

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  • Brendan O’Neill: Bow Down Before This Mighty Volcano!

    • Date: 27/04/10

    Like an ancient cult of nature-worshippers, some are celebrating the way the volcano has thwarted modern life. Could there be any better illustration of the opinion-forming classes’ aloofness from the public and alienation from modernity than their embrace of the volcanic ash spreading from Iceland across Europe? The ash might have left hundreds of thousands […]

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  • Robert Bryce: Five Myths About Green Energy

    • Date: 26/04/10

    Americans are being inundated with claims about renewable and alternative energy. Advocates for these technologies say that if we jettison fossil fuels, we’ll breathe easier, stop global warming and revolutionize our economy. Yes, “green” energy has great emotional and political appeal. But before we wrap all our hopes — and subsidies — in it, let’s […]

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  • Benny Peiser: Political Climate Change

    • Date: 23/04/10

    The debacle of Copenhagen shows that conventional climate policies have no future and we need alternative approaches that are politically realistic and economically feasible, writes Dr Benny Peiser, director of the Global Warming Policy Foundation. Whatever the outcome of the forthcoming election, Britain’s extravagant climate policies are unlikely to survive intact. The coming battle over […]

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  • Lorrie Goldstein: Carbon Trading’s Dubious Salesmen

    • Date: 23/04/10

    Today’s question is this: Would you buy a used carbon market from the following self-proclaimed “masters of the universe”? That is, the same giant investment houses that just finished helping to crash the global economy by recklessly trading in risky subprime mortgage loans and other bizarre investment vehicles few people understood? Would a glowing endorsement […]

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  • Peter Foster: Earth Day’s Kick In The Ash

    • Date: 21/04/10

    If one believed in cosmic irony, then the ongoing eruption of that unpronounceable Icelandic volcano might be taken as a message from Earth to those who will tomorrow celebrate the fortieth “Earth Day.” Although humans may stand in awe of the home planet, the home planet has absolutely zero concern for them. Meanwhile the disruptions […]

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  • Nigel Lawson: Volcanic Ash And The Precautionary Principle

    • Date: 20/04/10

    The revelation that the decision to close Europe’s skies following last week’s eruption of an unpronounceable Icelandic volcano, and the spewing of ash into the sky, was triggered by advice from the Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre of the UK Met Office, based not on all relevant empirical evidence but on their computer model, has led […]

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  • Frank Furedi: This Shutdown Is About More Than Volcanic Ash

    • Date: 20/04/10

    Whatever the risks posed by the eruption of a volcano in Iceland, it seems clear that the shutting down of much of Europe’s air space is not just about the threat posed by clouds of ash to flying passengers. We live in an era where problems of uncertainty and risk are continually amplified, and where […]

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