• The New Eco-Warrior: Bin Laden Blames US For Global Warming

    • Date: 30/01/10

    A new message said to be from al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden has blamed global warming on the US and other big industrial nations. The audio tape, broadcast on al-Jazeera TV, urges a boycott of the US dollar “to free humankind from slavery”. It comes days after another tape said to be from Bin Laden was […]

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  • Why I am A Climate Agnostic

    • Date: 27/01/10

    At the age of 52, Israeli-born Benny Peiser has become something of an institution in the combat-prone world of climate change politics. He is welcomed warmly by the skeptics and is rejected with equal fervor by the mainstream environmental movement. Peiser’s CCNet climate news service has become required reading in recent years — not least of […]

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  • China: Next IPCC Report Should ‘Incorporate All Views”

    • Date: 25/01/10

    Amid controversy surrounding the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on melting glaciers, Xie Zhenhua, Vice-Chairman of China’s National Development and Reform Commission, today urged the UN panel to make the fifth assessment report comprehensive by also citing contrarian views. He said there is a view that climate change is caused by the cyclical […]

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  • IPCC Blunders Again Over Himalayan Glaciers

    • Date: 23/01/10

    The chairman of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has used bogus claims that Himalayan glaciers were melting to win grants worth hundreds of thousands of pounds. Rajendra Pachauri’s Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), based in New Delhi, was awarded up to £310,000 by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the lion’s share […]

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  • Temperature Data Skewed, Researchers Claim

    • Date: 21/01/10

    Call it the mystery of the missing thermometers. Two months after “climategate” cast doubt on some of the science behind global warming, new questions are being raised about the reliability of a key temperature database used by the United Nations and climate change scientists as proof of recent planetary warming. Two American researchers allege that […]

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  • Rémy Prud’homme: The Three Original Sins Of The French Carbon Tax

    • Date: 19/01/10

    It is fascinating to see how a good theory can produce a bad policy. All economists agree: the best way to fight against a negative externality (a cost imposed on others by a polluter who does not pay for this cost) is to tax it. CO2 emissions are an externality, let us tax them. At […]

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  • BBC May Dump Met Office Over Inaccurate Forecasts

    • Date: 17/01/10

    Buffeted by complaints about its inaccurate weather forecasts, the Met Office now faces being dumped by the BBC after almost 90 years. The Met Office contract with the BBC expires in April and the broadcaster has begun talks with Metra, the national forecaster for New Zealand, as a possible alternative. The BBC put the contract […]

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  • Googlegate

    • Date: 16/01/10

    This week, Google announced an end to its long-standing collaboration with the Chinese Communists — it will no longer censor users inside China. That’s good of it. Maybe Google will now also stop using its search engine to censor the rest of us, in the Western countries. Search for “Googlegate” on Google and you’ll get […]

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