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  • BBC: The Climate Debate And Freedom of Speech

    • Date: 15/08/17
    • Climate Scepticism
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    The BBC is absolutely committed to impartial and balanced coverage on this complex issue. Paul Matthews,who is on holiday, draws our attention to this article on the BBC site. I could have added a link under my last article, but it seems important enough to quote in full, and to give it the maximum publicity. Commenters please […]

  • Britain In The Grip Of Coldest Summer Holidays in 35 Years

    • Date: 14/08/17
    • Paul Sims, The Sun
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    Britain is in the grip of its coldest summer holidays for 35 years. Temperatures in London have failed to get any higher than 73F (23C) since schools broke up on July 19. The holidays began with cold and stormy weather A dog walker is dressed for winter rather than summer It has been a similar story in […]

  • Small nuclear revival?

    • Date: 14/08/17
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    Government tries to breathe life into failing SMR programme The key nuclear power players have been called in by the Government for crunch talks on plans to meet Britain’s energy demands with new small reactor technology, amid mounting fears over delays and Whitehall paralysis. Industry giants including NuScale, Rolls-Royce, Hitachi and Westinghouse have been summoned […]

  • Smart meter inflation

    • Date: 14/08/17
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    Shortages of qualified engineers driving costs up further Wages are rising steeply for engineers who install smart meters as energy companies struggle to recruit enough staff, threatening to further inflate the costs of the £11 billion scheme. Salaries have risen by as much as a fifth within less than a year as suppliers prepare for […]

  • Climate Activists Need A New Strategy If They Want To Convince Sceptical Public

    • Date: 14/08/17
    • Robert E. Meyer, The Post-Crescent
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    Regardless of your position on the issue of human induced global warming, one thing remains undeniable: Those who are apologists for the “save the planet” approach have done an abysmal job of graciously persuading the public to participate in the cause. If I were on that side of this issue, I would emphasize the economic benefits […]

  • Dominic Lawson: A Spooky Political Diagnosis Of Dementia

    • Date: 14/08/17
    • Dominic Lawson, Daily Mail
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    I received a puzzling email from a doctor last week. It was headed ‘Climate Change’ and warned: ‘Your paps needs a dementia screening soon.’ Because of climate change? Not exactly. Juergen Messner — that was the sender’s name — was referring to an interview my father Nigel Lawson had just given to the BBC, in […]

  • An Inconvenient Split?

    • Date: 14/08/17
    • Paul Matthews, Climate Scepticism
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    A split may be developing on the ‘warmist’ side, between what we might call the ‘extremists’ and the ‘moderates’. In many ways, the climate debate has hardly changed since I got interested in it about ten years ago. Public opinion wobbles up and down with hardly any real change. The same tired arguments and claims come […]

  • The Scottish Wind-Power Racket

    • Date: 14/08/17
    • John Constable and Matt Ridley, CapX
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    Imagine a sausage factory – the luckiest, most profitable sausage factory in the world. Its machines crank out their sausages, and lorries carry them to supermarkets. So far, so normal. But this particular factory makes as many sausages as the management and staff choose. If they feel like taking the day off, the lorries and […]

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