• Treason Is A Matter Of Dates

    • Date: 07/03/10

    This observation, famously made by Talleyrand at the Congress of Vienna as the powers debated the fate of the turncoat King of Saxony, reminded the crowned heads of Europe that all of them had at one time or another worked with Napoleon. Talleyrand himself had served the emperor as foreign minister and trusted ally before […]

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  • Daniel Sarewitz: Curing Climate Backlash?

    • Date: 04/03/10

    A volatile mix of science and politics has ignited a backlash against climate science in the United States and United Kingdom. The exposure of e-mails from the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU) in Norwich, UK, last November, and the subsequent discovery of errors and distortions in the 2007 report of the Intergovernmental […]

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  • Theologian Quoted Out Of Context?

    • Date: 02/03/10

    In my last blog I noted that Benny Peiser and Sir John Houghton were having an argument in The Observer about something regarding man-made global warming that Sir John might, or might not, have said. To recap, Peiser had quoted Sir John as saying “Unless we announce disasters no one will listen”. Sir John, in […]

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  • Jürgen Krönig: Climate Change: The Challenge For Social Democracy

    • Date: 02/03/10

    The Copenhagen fiasco combined with the crisis of credibility afflicting climate science offers progressives a vital opportunity to inject a much needed dose of realism into the politics of climate change. The adoption of a radical green agenda that will have large-scale detrimental effects on the poorer segments of our societies, while condemning millions in […]

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  • A Perfect Storm Is Brewing For The IPCC

    • Date: 28/02/10

    The emerging errors of the IPCC’s 2007 report are not incidental but fundamental, says Christopher Booker The news from sunny Bali that there is to be an international investigation into the conduct of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and its chairman Dr Rajendra Pachauri would have made front-page headlines a few weeks back. […]

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  • Paul Johnson: The Sickness Of The West

    • Date: 25/02/10

    The world is groaning beneath a mountain of debt, but that’s not the real problem. History shows repeatedly that debt can quickly be paid off once confidence is restored and men and women set to work with a will. But for that to happen we must have trust in those who lead us. Trust is […]

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  • More Science Fiction From The IPCC

    • Date: 25/02/10

    I’ve always thought the IPCC should be considered science fiction rather than science. Literally. Jack Vance, described this past summer in the New York Times Magazine as “the greatest living writer of science fiction and fantasy,” used the acronym IPCC in his futuristic Demon Princes novels to represent the Interworld Police Coordination Company — sort […]

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  • Tim Worstall: Saving The Earth Need Not Cost Us The Earth

    • Date: 24/02/10

    Can I come in from the cold now? Let me explain. I was one of the first sceptics about man-made global warming and endured pariah status as a result but suddenly my views are fashionable. The University of East Anglia’s climate science unit is at bay and claims that the Himalayan glaciers are disappearing have, […]

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