• Alan Oxley: Beat Poverty First, Then Tackle Emissions

    • Date: 08/01/10

    The climate change debacle at Copenhagen last month underlined the reality that any new global agreement will be on the terms set by developing countries. Leading commentators have written that China’s leading role in this was a demonstration of its new influence as an economic power. In one important sense they are wrong. This was […]

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  • Nico Stehr and Hans von Storch: An Inconvenient Democracy

    • Date: 07/01/10

    Activist climate scientists and many other observers agree that the Copenhagen climate summit was a failure. In its aftermath, one issue which will be discussed intensively is the role of climate science in political deliberations about climate policy. Can science tell us what to do? We can glean some insight to this question via the […]

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  • Terence Corcoran: The Cool Down In Climate Polls

    • Date: 06/01/10

    The Financial Post: As the United Nations’ Copenhagen global warming catastrophe fades from memory, its emaciated remains quietly bulldozed into the freezing blue Danske harbour, public opinion had few places to go. And so it went nowhere. In fact, according to new tri-national polls released yesterday by Angus Read, the people of Canada, the Unites […]

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  • The Coming “Green” Collapse?

    • Date: 02/01/10

    William A. Jacobson: As I posted earlier, the key elements in “green” technology are rare metals mined mostly in China. The green economy envisioned by the Obama administration as the means by which we will grow “green jobs” and lessen our dependence on foreign oil in fact simply puts us at the mercy of the Chinese. Now […]

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  • Apocalypse Now – And Again, And Again

    • Date: 01/01/10

    The Independent: Catastrophic climate change has rendered much of the planet unfit for human life. From the lawless wilderness of Britain, survivors drift south in search of a kindlier habitat. For the drastic global cooling of this new ice age has wrecked the industrial world. In Nigeria, far from the big freeze, penniless refugees from […]

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  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Green Splits Deepen After Copenhagen Fiasco

    • Date: 25/12/09

    The Daily Telegraph: Have the green and development pressure groups completely lost the plot? It seems so from the way they have behaved over the Copenhagen climate summit. So sunk are some in anti-Americanism after eight years of George W Bush that they seemed not to have noticed Barack Obama’s election, nor his courageous efforts […]

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  • Hans von Storch: Climategate and Politics

    • Date: 23/12/09

    The Wall Street Journal: “Frankly, he’s an odd individual,” a well-known climatologist wrote about me in a private e-mail to a friend in the U.K. On this, we agree—I am an odd individual, if by that we mean a climatologist whose e-mails would not document a contempt for such basic scientific virtues such as openness, […]

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  • Mary Dejevsky: Leadership Has Evaporated, There’s Panic In The Air

    • Date: 22/12/09

    The Independent: Napoleon’s retreat from Moscow has nothing on the stumbling return of the climate-change crowd from Copenhagen. Angry, indignant and bedraggled, with nowhere to go but home, the troops are blaming the generals and the generals the troops. Leadership has evaporated; there’s panic in the air. Ed Miliband, Britain’s Climate Change Secretary (is this […]

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