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  • Indian Climate Conference and European Lessons

    • Date: 21/02/10
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    Kottayam, Kerala: The four-day international conference on climate change and developing countries got under way here on Friday evening. Inaugurating the conference, Mahatma Gandhi University Vice-Chancellor Rajan Gurukkal stressed the need to make the knowledge generated in the scientific community disseminate among the people so that society would be able to think about collective action. […]

  • 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 […]

  • What The Weatherman Never Said

    • Date: 21/02/10
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    As the roof continues to fall in on them, in an endless succession of scandals, the beleaguered defenders of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have at last managed to mount a riposte by coming up with a “scandal” of their own. Under the headline “fabricated quote used to discredit climate scientist”, The Independent […]

  • Barack Obama’s Climate Policy In Crisis

    • Date: 21/02/10
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    President Barack Obama’s climate change policy is in crisis amid a barrage of US lawsuits challenging goverment directives and the defection of major corporate backers for his ambitious green programmes. The legal challenges and splits in the US climate consensus follow revelations of major flaws in the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, […]

  • Climategate: The Big Picture

    • Date: 21/02/10
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    It’s been less than three months since the Climategate files were first revealed to the world, and an amazing lot has happened — so much that I think it’s worth bringing things together in one place.This is an extension of the “fast facts” post I wrote a couple months ago. The facts and threads are […]

  • Climate Alarmists Are Undermining Public Trust In Science

    • Date: 21/02/10
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    Leading scientists say that the recent controversies surrounding climate research have damaged the image of science as a whole. President of the US National Academy of Sciences, Ralph Cicerone, said scandals including the “climategate” e-mail row had eroded public trust in scientists. His comment came at the annual American Association for the Advancement of Science […]

  • Here Comes The Next Bubble – Carbon Trading

    • Date: 20/02/10
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    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 […]

  • The Crackup Of The Climate ‘Consensus’

    • Date: 20/02/10
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    The climate-change campaign is in catastrophic free fall. Nearly every day brings a new embarrassment or retraction for the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the supposed gold standard for “consensus” science. The withdrawal this week of BP, ConocoPhillips and Caterpillar from the main US business lobby for greenhouse-gas controls is the latest political blow […]