• John Kemp: Massachusetts Election Kills Cap-And-Trade

    • Date: 20/01/10

    The Republican Party’s stunning special election victory in deep-blue Massachusetts has killed any lingering prospect of passing cap-and-trade legislation in 2010, and with it international negotiations to produce a binding climate accord before the end of the year. With no chance of U.S. action in the short term, emerging markets such as China and India are […]

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  • John Walsh: Met Office Deserves To Be Shown The Door

    • Date: 19/01/10

    God, how embarrassing. The Met Office is on the verge of being dumped by the BBC, because it keeps getting forecasts – especially long-term ones – wrong. Worse, its place as the supplier of TV forecasts to the nation may be usurped by Metra, a New Zealand operation. For a quasi-governmental organisation (it’s part of […]

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  • Lord Donoughue: On Global Warming, Let’s Not Rush Into Panic Measures

    • Date: 16/01/10

    House of Lords, 14 January 2010: My Lords, I also thank the noble Lord, Lord Stone, for the opportunity to discuss the Copenhagen conference. Personally, I am not sure whether its failure was a disaster for the future of the planet or a fortunate rescue from dangerous commitments. Time will tell. I want to focus […]

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  • Benny Peiser: Copenhagen And The Demise Of Green Utopia

    • Date: 14/01/10
    • Benny Peiser, Die Weltwoche 23 December 2009

    Die Weltwoche, 23 Dezember 2009: The failure of the UN climate summit in Copenhagen is a historical watershed that marks the beginning of the end of climate hysteria. Not only does it epitomise the failure of the EU’s environmental policy, it also symbolises the loss of Western dominance. The failure of the climate summit was not […]

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  • The Political Climate Is Changing

    • Date: 12/01/10

    When I say the climate is changing, I do not mean, as many people do, that man-made global warming is destroying Planet Earth. I mean that the politics of climate change is changing rapidly all over the globe. Al Gore’s moment has come and gone. In the United States, Democrats, nervously facing midterm elections, are […]

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  • California Cap-and-Trade Revolt

    • Date: 11/01/10

    Could Californians finally be serious about turning around their sputtering economy? One hopeful sign is a ballot initiative that would repeal the Golden State’s version of a cap-and-trade carbon tax. This feel-good law to reduce the state’s carbon footprint was enacted with great hoopla by the Democratic legislature and Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2006 […]

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  • Charles Crawford: Copenhagen Climate Summit – How (Not) To Negotiate

    • Date: 10/01/10

    The Copenhagen Conference vividly showed the paradox of the modern state. Most of the states on Earth formally were represented at the Conference on something like equal terms, small island states fiercely demanding ‘justice’ for themselves from the vastly larger carbon-emitting states. Yet neither they nor the main vehicle for coordinating international agreements, the United Nations, proved […]

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  • Dominic Lawson: Brrrr, The Thinking On Climate Is Frozen Solid

    • Date: 10/01/10

    […] The threat of a gulf between a sceptical public and a political class determined — as it would see it — on saving us from the consequences of our own stupidity can have only been increased by the Arctic freeze that has enveloped not just Britain but also the rest of northern Europe, China […]

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