• 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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  • 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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