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  • Dominic Lawson: Put A Royal Sock In It!

    • Date: 30/06/14
    • Dominic Lawson, Daily Mail
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    While Prince Charles is always accorded the reputation of being a ‘progressive’, in fact, he is a spectacularly reactionary figure, whose ideal vision of Britain is a kind of pre-industrial paradise — which never existed. His policies — renewable energy only, no pesticides, no industrial-scale farming — would lead to a crippling increase in the […]

  • Nigel Lawson On Fracking And Global Warming (And A Few Other Issues)

    • Date: 29/06/14
    • Jane Marrick, The Independent on Sunday
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    Three decades after his glory years as Margaret Thatcher’s longest-serving Chancellor, the irrepressible Lord Lawson is revelling in his political twilight  Lawson remains, if not unassailable, then certainly irrepressible His Cabinet career may have ended following a bitter disagreement with Margaret Thatcher over the economy, but 25 years on Nigel Lawson clearly still reveres the […]

  • As U.S. Shuns Canadian Energy, Britain Seeks Stronger Ties

    • Date: 09/05/14
    • Claudia Cattaneo, Financial Post
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    With Canada’s long-standing energy partnership with the United States at a low point over disagreements on pipelines, climate change and oil sands development, the British are as eager as ever to step in and strengthen ties. As Europe reels from Moscow’s belligerence and utter dependence on its oil and gas supplies, the Harper government is […]

  • Steven Hayward: Conservatives And Climate Policy

    • Date: 27/04/14
    • Steven Hayward, PowerLine
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    Liberals and environmentalists would do well to take on board the categorical imperative of climate policy from a conservative point of view, namely, that whatever policies are developed, they must be compatible with individual liberty and democratic institutions, and cannot rely on coercive or unaccountable bureaucratic administration.   Not long ago the journal Issues in Science […]

  • What Does The IPCC Say About Flooding?

    • Date: 26/02/14
    • Paul Matthews, The IPCC Report
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    In view of the current wave of hysteria about flooding and the bogus claims from people who ought to know better, it’s timely to have a look at exactly what the IPCC has said about flooding. IPCC SREX 2011 In late 2011 / early 2012 the IPCC published a Special Report on Extreme Events, known as SREX […]

  • Why The Met Office Has Hung Its Chief Scientist Out To Dry

    • Date: 18/02/14
    • Andrew Montford, The Spectator
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    Last week the Met Office and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology issued an admirable joint report on the floods and their possible connection to climate change, concluding that it is not possible to make such a link. ‘As yet’, it said, ‘there is no definitive answer on the possible contribution of climate change to […]

  • US Vs. Europe: The New Energy Battle Heats Up

    • Date: 27/01/14
    • Daniel Yergin, CNBC News
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    A senior European official has warned that without a change in energy policies at both the European and national levels, “we will lose our energy intensive industries — and we will lose our economy long term.” One of the biggest themes at Davos this year — and one that was not there last year — was “competitiveness.” […]

  • Who Is Behind The Ship Of Fools?

    • Date: 05/01/14
    • Ross Clark, The Spectator
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    As Chris Turney and his colleagues make their way home from their failed adventure, the next question is: who is going to be paying for their folly?  It certainly isn’t the general public. The efforts by Turney and his co-leader Chris Fogwill to crowd-fund money have been an embarrassing failure. They were seeking to raise […]

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