• 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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  • BBC Spin Hides The Great Solar Energy Fiasco

    • Date: 05/06/16
    • Christopher Booker, The Sunday Telegraph

    Compared with reality, that glowing picture of our solar future painted by the BBC turns out to be as far from sunny as could be. Much excitement from the BBC last week over a report from a body called REN21 – with the headline on its website “Renewable energy surge reaches record levels round the […]

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  • Global Warming Alarmists, You’re Doing It Wrong

    • Date: 02/06/16
    • Megan McArdle, Bloomberg

    I cannot count the number of times someone has told me that they believe in “the science,” as if that were the name of some omniscient god who had delivered us final answers written in stone. Ask a Washington dinner party full of moderately well informed people what will happen with Iran over the next […]

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  • Finally Fracking

    • Date: 27/05/16
    • The Economist

    A victory for the onshore oil and gas industry IT WAS a long time coming, but all the sweeter for that. On May 23rd, the North Yorkshire County Council gave the go-ahead for a company to start hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, for shale gas in the village of Kirby Misperton, near Malton. It is the […]

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