• WSJ: The Continuing Climate Meltdown

    • Date: 16/02/10

    It has been a bad—make that dreadful—few weeks for what used to be called the “settled science” of global warming, and especially for the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that is supposed to be its gold standard. First it turns out that the Himalayan glaciers are not going to melt anytime soon, notwithstanding dire […]

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  • The Professor’s Amazing Climate Change Retreat

    • Date: 13/02/10

    Untold billions of pounds have been spent on turning the world green and also on financing the dubious trade in carbon credits. Countless gallons of aviation fuel have been consumed carrying experts, lobbyists and politicians to apocalyptic conferences on global warming. Every government on Earth has changed its policy, hundreds of academic institutions, entire school curricula […]

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  • Henk Tennekes Resigns from Dutch Academy

    • Date: 13/02/10

    I have had it. Farewell.” With these words Henk Tennekes concludes his final letter to the Executive Board of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. He wrote his letter of resignation on January 23. A unique occurrence in the history of the Academy, which obtains its membership by co-optation. Normally, a member of […]

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  • Climate Götterdämmerung

    • Date: 10/02/10

    Exaggeration and alarmism have been a chronic weakness of environmentalism since it became an organized movement in the 1960s. Every ecological problem was instantly transformed into a potential world-ending crisis, from the population bomb to the imminent resource depletion of the “limits to growth” fad of the 1970s to acid rain to ozone depletion, always […]

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  • Australia’s PM Losing Ground Over Climate Change As Election Nears

    • Date: 09/02/10

    It’s election year in Australia and Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is facing grief over his central policy of a cap-and-trade program to try to curb carbon emissions. Polls show Rudd’s Labour party losing ground to the conservative opposition coalition of Liberal and National parties headed by new Liberal leader Tony Abbott. And Rudd, who was […]

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  • Pachauri, BP And A Raunchy Eco-Novel

    • Date: 08/02/10

    The Indian head of the UN climate change panel, already under fire over errors in a key 2007 report, is raising eyebrows again after publishing a raunchy novel and accepting help in promoting it from BP and the head of India’s biggest gas producer. The novel by Rajendra Pachauri, who heads the Intergovernmental Panel on […]

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  • Observer Debate: Robin McKie Vs Benny Peiser

    • Date: 07/02/10

    Dear Robin Global warming science and climate policy face a severe and deepening crisis of credibility. The whole climate agenda is confronted by growing doubt and criticism, not least as a result of the so-called Climategate scandal, the Copenhagen fiasco and the revelations about the IPCC’s alarmist claims based on unreliable sources. This crisis is […]

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  • Reality Check: Indian Coal Consumption to Quadruple by 2030

    • Date: 04/02/10

    While environmental groups in developed nations talk of a coming world based on solar, wind and other forms of renewable energy, India’s 8 percent economic growth rate is powered by coal. Its consumption is projected to increase by at least 400 percent by the year 2030, according to the government’s 2005 Integrated Energy Policy report. […]

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