• Ofcom Probes UK ‘Climate Porn’ Campaign

    • Date: 24/02/10

    Ofcom is to investigate the UK’s Government’s notoriously emotive ‘Drowning Dog’ prime time TV advertisements. Ad industry self-regulator the ASA is already conducting its own investigation of the ‘climate porn‘ campaign. The taxpayer-funded advertisement features a father reading a bedtime story to his young daughter. The picture book comes to life, with a Carbon Monster […]

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  • Sharp Decline In Public’s Belief In Climate Threat, British Poll Reveals

    • Date: 23/02/10

    Public conviction about the threat of climate change has declined sharply after months of questions over the science and growing disillusionment with government action, a leading British poll has found. The proportion of adults who believe climate change is “definitely” a reality dropped by 30% over the last year, from 44% to 31%, in the […]

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  • UN Climate Process Now In Limbo

    • Date: 22/02/10

    The UN process for tackling global warming is now captainless as well as rudderless after climate chief Yvo de Boer suddenly announced his resignation two months after the ill-starred Copenhagen summit. De Boer, 55, announced on Thursday he would step down as executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to pursue […]

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  • Green Energy Not Viable Without Heavy Subsidies

    • Date: 21/02/10
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    A landmark £2 billion green energy plant will be scrapped and moved abroad unless the government reverses its decision to limit subsidies, Dorothy Thompson, chief executive of Drax, has warned. Last year the FTSE 100 energy group announced a plan to build three power plants that would run not on coal but “biomass” such as […]

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  • Here Comes The Next Bubble – Carbon Trading

    • Date: 20/02/10

    Forget CDOs and other inventions of the great credit bubble. That’s all old hat. Investment bankers are moving on to an area of securities trading that is potentially even more lucrative, and what’s more, even has a social value – saving the planet. Or supposedly so, anyway. I’ve long had my suspicions about the great […]

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  • Why No One Believes Government’s Climate Hype

    • Date: 18/02/10

    The Government department set up to tackle climate change has paid for more than 1,000 internal flights around Britain despite telling the public to cut down on air travel. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is in charge of a multimillion advertising campaign telling the country to cut down on carbon intensive activities, […]

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  • Sir John’s Memory Lapse

    • Date: 16/02/10

    “If we want a good environmental policy in the future we’ll have to have a disaster.” Sir John Houghton,  ‘Me and My God’, ‘The Sunday Telegraph’, September 10, 1995. On Sunday last, Sir John Houghton, former Chief Executive of the Met Office, founder of the Hadley Centre, and former Co-Chair of the IPCC had a somewhat […]

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  • How I Made The Met Office Admit Its Climate-Change Data Was Wrong

    • Date: 16/02/10

    The history of science is filled with stories of amateur scientists who made significant contributions. In 1937 the American amateur astronomer Grote Reber built a pioneering dish-shaped radio telescope in his back garden and produced the first radio map of the sky. And in the 19th century the existence of dominant and recessive genes was […]

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