• On The Impact Of The GWPF

    • Date: 21/08/17
    • Andrew Montford

    Amelia Sharman, a researcher at the LSE (although now moved on to pastures new) has written a number of papers about climate scepticism and, rare among people working in this area, is professional enough not to lard her papers with derogatory references to “deniers”. Her papers have attracted quite a lot of attention in the […]

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  • UK Electric Car Perks ‘Shockingly Generous’

    • Date: 18/08/17
    • Ed Conway, The Times

    Subsidies aimed at cutting emissions are helping the better-off and risk creating new problems Until recently I took the Tube to work pretty much every day. But recently I realised that in the past few months I haven’t made the journey once. Why? In short, because my alternative means of transport costs me a fraction […]

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  • Climate Activists Need A New Strategy If They Want To Convince Sceptical Public

    • Date: 14/08/17
    • Robert E. Meyer, The Post-Crescent

    Regardless of your position on the issue of human induced global warming, one thing remains undeniable: Those who are apologists for the “save the planet” approach have done an abysmal job of graciously persuading the public to participate in the cause. If I were on that side of this issue, I would emphasize the economic benefits […]

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  • The Bottom Of The Barrel

    • Date: 11/08/17
    • Andrew Montford

    Having countered Nigel Lawson’s appearance on Today with an interview on the same show with a green activist and another full segment today with a Met Office scientist, the BBC has rounded things off with a website article, which also seeks to undermine Lawson’s position. I wonder if they are finished yet? Most of the […]

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  • You mean there’s a climate debate?

    • Date: 10/08/17
    • Andrew Montford

    BBC science voices have much to learn With weary inevitability, Nigel Lawson’s brief appearance on the Today programme has caused an outpouring from the usual mangy pack of scientivists, activists, recidivists, and BBC TV presenters. First out of the blocks was physicist and BBC radio presenter Jim Al-Khalili, who had strong words to say on […]

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  • Roger Boyes on military planning

    • Date: 09/08/17
    • Andrew Montford

    The Times’ diplomatic editor has a new wheeze for military planners The Times’ diplomatic editor, Roger Boyes, has been looking at the case for the military to plan for climate change. It’s fair to say that he has made a bit of a hash of it. For example, we learn from his article that many domestic […]

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  • The Time Prince Philip Wrote To Me In Praise Of My Views On Global Warming

    • Date: 06/08/17
    • Christopher Booker, The Sunday Telegraph

    Like countless others, I have a personal reason for wishing to pay tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh as he finally steps back at the age of 96 from many of his more obvious royal duties. In 2009 I published The Real Global Warming Disaster, a history of the the great panic over climate change, which […]

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  • Matt Ridley: Britain’s Energy Policy Keeps Picking Losers

    • Date: 02/08/17
    • Matt Ridley, The Times

    The liberalised energy markets introduced by Nigel Lawson in 1982, embraced by the Blair government and emulated across Europe, delivered both affordability and reliability. But they were abandoned. All three parties share the blame for Britain’s policy fiasco. Shortly before parliament broke up this month, there was a debate on a Lords select committee report […]

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