• 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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  • The Death of Global Warming

    • Date: 03/02/10

    The global warming movement as we have known it is dead. Its health had been in steady decline during the last year as the once robust hopes for a strong and legally binding treaty to be agreed upon at the Copenhagen Summit faded away. By the time that summit opened, campaigners were reduced to hoping […]

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  • The IPCC: More Sins of Omission – Telling the Truth but Not the Whole Truth

    • Date: 01/02/10

    In an earlier post, The IPCC: Hiding the Decline…, I argued that even more egregious than the IPCC’s mistaken claim that Himalayan glaciers would be mainly gone by 2035, was the willful omission in the IPCC Working Group II’s 2007 Summary for Policy Makers (SPM) of the fact that global warming could reduce the net […]

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  • Benny Peiser: IPCC – Adapt or Die

    • Date: 31/01/10

    For the last 20 years, one IPCC report after another has been responsible for a relentless outpouring of doomsday predictions. The IPCC process, however, by which it arrived at its alarmist conclusions, has been shown on numerous occasions to lack balance, transparency and due diligence. The IPCC’s work is controlled by a tightly-knit group of […]

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