• Peter Foster: The Growing Fallout Of The Shale Revolution

    • Date: 09/10/10

    Alberta Energy Minister Ron Liepert said this week that Alaskan natural gas would likely flow through the province ahead of gas from the Mackenzie Delta. Not so long ago, such a statement would have been regarded as treasonable. Now it appears merely common economic sense. In fact, the real issue is whether either source of […]

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  • 10:10 Splattergate: When Greenwashing Blows Up

    • Date: 06/10/10

    What happens when you attempt to promote climate change awareness by blowing up a few children? You get Splattergate, which is now the name associated with the fallout from the 10:10 initiative’s ill-conceived (and now canned) film which depicts children who show no interest in cutting their carbon emissions exploding at the hand of a […]

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  • Global Cooling Hysteria

    • Date: 05/10/10

    Apparently Polish scientists think Europe will have the coldest winter in 1000 years, and that we may even be on the verge of another ice age. The Russians seem to be taking the forecast seriously. From the story: Forecasters say this winter could be the coldest Europe has seen in the last 1,000 years. The […]

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  • Richard Curtis And The Ritual Slaughter Of Children: Welcome To The Bloodlust Of The Apocalyptic Imagination

    • Date: 04/10/10

    People who believe that humanity is heading towards destruction as a consequence of its misdeeds often take quiet pleasure in imagining the bloodshed to come. That, at least, is my explanation for Richard Curtis’s decision to make a short film for the 10:10 pressure group of climate change fanatics in which he depicted – with […]

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  • Scotland’s Climate Folly

    • Date: 03/10/10

    LAST YEAR Holyrood, unanimously, passed the most restrictive “Climate Change” law in the world. Together with the closure of our nuclear plants this means that over the next 10 years we have to close down half, far and away the least expensive half, of our electricity production. This unanimity was largely reflected in the Scots media with […]

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  • Is Windpower The Ethanol Of Electricity?

    • Date: 28/09/10

    Repeating past mistakes is an unfortunate but common part of federal policy, and perhaps no more so than with  energy. Indeed, much of the Obama administration’s “clean energy economy” and “energy independence” agenda is a virtual repeat of the follies from the 1970s – failed attempts by Washington to pick winners and losers amongst alternative […]

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  • Nature Behaving Badly – Again

    • Date: 27/09/10

    I was invited by Nature magazine to write a Letter in response to the September Exeter meeting  http://www.surfacetemperatures.org/home, and have been working with a member of their staff on edits over the past two weeks. This morning, I received the startling e-mail below from Nature’s Chief Commissioning Editor. Quite frankly, the only way I can interpret this behavior is […]

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  • Stephen Budiansky: The Teflon Doomsayers

    • Date: 26/09/10

    In The Rational Optimist, Matt Ridley offers example after spectacular example of a phenomenon that has baffled me ever since I began covering environmental issues in my first job in journalism thirty years ago: to wit, that while the entire presumable goal, purpose, and raison d’être of applied environmental science is to solve environmental problems, any […]

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