• It Might Seem Bad Bow, But Wait Until The Lights Go Out!

    • Date: 03/07/16
    • Christopher Booker, The Sunday Telegraph

    The government’s energy policy is so insanely unworkable that it can only result in Britain committing economic suicide. In view of the shambles engulfing our politics in all directions, it might seem appropriate that last Thursday MPs should blithely have accepted that, within a few years, our lights will go out and our economy will […]

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  • The Death Of Campus Free Speech — And How To Revive It

    • Date: 02/07/16
    • Charles Lipson, Real Clear Politics

    The assault on free discussion is now commonplace on campus. What can be done? Five Steps to Protect Campus Speech First, university presidents and top administrators must show some intellectual courage. Their boards of trustees should demand to know if free speech is protected on their campuses, in principle and in practice. Then, they should […]

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  • Climate Denial Finally Pays Off

    • Date: 29/06/16
    • Holman W. Jenkins, Jr., The Wall Street Journal

    A series of Journal editorial page-bashing ads shows the climate cause in mid-crackup No contributor has written more frequently on the subject of climate change on these pages—45 times over the past 20 years according to the “study” behind a recent series of ads (at $27,309 a pop) assailing the Journal’s editorial page for its […]

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  • India’s U-turn on Paris Climate Change Agreement and Why It Is Right

    • Date: 16/06/16
    • Vijay Jayaraj, Townhall

    Observers, negotiators and most importantly, the stakeholders in the climate-change bandwagon have seldom forgotten the Kyoto Protocol and how the United States pulled out after negotiating till the last moment. The Paris climate change agreement, drafted last year, is no different. India has now officially put the brakes on ratification of its proposed commitment. Why? […]

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  • Science Is On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown

    • Date: 14/06/16
    • Terence Corcoran, Financial Post

    Science is on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Just about everything we take for granted in modern science, from the use of big data to computer models of major parts of our social, economic and natural environment and on to the often absurd uses of statistical methods to fish for predetermined conclusions. Welcome to Financial […]

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  • How A ‘Liberal’ Bias Is Killing Science

    • Date: 12/06/16
    • Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry, The Week

    Oh boy. Remember when a study came out that said that conservative political beliefs are associated with psychotic traits, such as authoritarianism and tough-mindedness? While liberalism is associated with “social desirability?” The American Journal of Political Science recently had to print a somewhat embarrassing correction, as the invaluable website Retraction Watch pointed out: It turns […]

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  • Christopher Booker: The Deceit At The Heart Of Britain’s Climate Policy

    • Date: 12/06/16
    • Christopher Booker, The Sunday Telegraph

    The interview in last week’s Sunday Telegraph with Hugh McNeal, the new head of RenewableUK, was remarkable in more ways than one. Certainly readers may have been surprised to know how easily he could switch from being a senior official at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to running our leading lobby group […]

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  • Matt Welch: Will American Judges Jail Global Warming Deniers?

    • Date: 08/06/16
    • Matt Welch, Reason Online

    Should we just go ahead and throw global warming deniers in jail? A surprising number of pundits and politicians suddenly seem to think that’s not such an outrageous idea. “Was it appropriate to jail the guys from Enron?” Bill Nye, a.k.a. the Science Guy, mused in an April interview with Climate Depot. “We’ll see what […]

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