• Terence Corcoran: Heat Wave Closes In On The IPCC

    • Date: 27/01/10

    A catastrophic heat wave appears to be closing in on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. How hot is it getting in the scientific kitchen where they’ve been cooking the books and spicing up the stew pots? So hot, apparently, that Andrew Weaver, probably Canada’s leading climate scientist, is calling for replacement of IPCC leadership […]

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  • Without Reform, IPCC Will Undermine Climate Science Irreparably

    • Date: 26/01/10

    The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has been heavily criticized for erroneous projections. In the following editorial, climate researchers Richard Tol, Roger Pielke and Hans von Storch call for a reform of the IPCC. We have seen a crisis of confidence gathering momentum around climate science in recent weeks. Following the unauthorized release […]

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  • Good News For The World, Bad News For Doom-Mongers

    • Date: 25/01/10

    It’s been a good week for the future of Life as We Know It. First the keepers of the climate-science consensus admitted that the Himalayan glaciers are not on the verge of disappearing, as these columns pointed out last month. Now we’ve learned that there wasn’t much science behind the claim, also trumpeted in the […]

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  • Heeding The Political Lessons Of Glaciergate

    • Date: 21/01/10

    The UN’s admissions on Glaciergate are welcome, but the international body has sustained damage from its sloppiness in reporting climate change data. Its claim to speak as the authority on climate science is reduced now that its Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has been forced to back down over a claim that some Himalayan glaciers […]

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  • West Uses Climate Alarmism To Flog India

    • Date: 21/01/10

    The IPCC’s admission of getting its facts on Himalayan glaciers completely wrong has again brought out concerns about the use of science, and pseudo-science, to put pressure on India to take stronger action on climate change or to put greater responsibility for the climate crisis on it. The ‘2035 demise’ date drawn by IPCC in […]

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  • John Kemp: Massachusetts Election Kills Cap-And-Trade

    • Date: 20/01/10

    The Republican Party’s stunning special election victory in deep-blue Massachusetts has killed any lingering prospect of passing cap-and-trade legislation in 2010, and with it international negotiations to produce a binding climate accord before the end of the year. With no chance of U.S. action in the short term, emerging markets such as China and India are […]

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  • John Walsh: Met Office Deserves To Be Shown The Door

    • Date: 19/01/10

    God, how embarrassing. The Met Office is on the verge of being dumped by the BBC, because it keeps getting forecasts – especially long-term ones – wrong. Worse, its place as the supplier of TV forecasts to the nation may be usurped by Metra, a New Zealand operation. For a quasi-governmental organisation (it’s part of […]

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  • Lord Donoughue: On Global Warming, Let’s Not Rush Into Panic Measures

    • Date: 16/01/10

    House of Lords, 14 January 2010: My Lords, I also thank the noble Lord, Lord Stone, for the opportunity to discuss the Copenhagen conference. Personally, I am not sure whether its failure was a disaster for the future of the planet or a fortunate rescue from dangerous commitments. Time will tell. I want to focus […]

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