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  • David Gelernter: The Closing Of The Scientific Mind

    • Date: 04/01/14
    • David Gelernter, Commentary Magazine
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    That science should face crises in the early 21st century is inevitable. Power corrupts, and science today is the Catholic Church around the start of the 16th century: used to having its own way and dealing with heretics by excommunication, not argument. The huge cultural authority science has acquired over the past century imposes large […]

  • The Moral Of The Antarctic Ship Of Fools: Never Treat A Scientific Debate As If It Is Closed

    • Date: 04/01/14
    • Ross Clark, The Spectator
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    My tweet yesterday – ‘all saved from the ship of fools’ – has turned out to be premature. The havoc created by Professor Chris Turney’s Antarctic expedition  has since increased.  The Xue Long, the Chinese ship which provided the helicopter to airlift Turney and his colleagues from the Akademik Shokalskiy to the Aurora Australis, has itself now […]

  • Benny Peiser: Why Global Warming Should Not Be Blamed For The Disaster In The Philippines

    • Date: 12/11/13
    • Benny Peiser, The Spectator
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    According to news reports, Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines a few days ago, is now overshadowing the UN climate summit in Warsaw. Some delegates and climate campaigners have been quick to suggest that global warming was to blame for this disaster. Nothing could be further from the truth.   (Photo: TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images) When it comes […]

  • Matt Ridley: A Response To My Critics On Global Warming

    • Date: 25/10/13
    • Matt Ridley, The Spectator
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    My Spectator cover story on the net benefits of climate change sparked a lot of interest. There was an explosion of fury from all the predictable places. Yet not one of my critics managed to disprove my central assertion, that climate change is probably causing net benefits now and is likely to continue doing so […]

  • Where Have All The Hurricanes Gone?

    • Date: 03/10/13
    • Brian McNoldy, The Washington Post
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    The 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, which forecasters had predicted would be more active than normal, has turned out to be a complete ‘forecast bust.’ As we wrap up September, there have been just two short-lived Category 1 hurricanes in the Atlantic. Yet seasonal forecasts predicted an extremely active season. What’s going on? Before diving into […]

  • Douglas Carswell Blames Green Ed For Rising Energy Prices

    • Date: 25/09/13
    • Douglas Carswell, The Daily Telegraph
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    Yes, the energy market is distorted. So much so that high energy prices are undermining our economic standing and driving up fuel poverty. But who do you think made things that way? One Ed Miliband, former Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. “The next Labour government will freeze gas and electricity prices until the […]

  • Ed Miliband’s Price Freeze May Be Nonsense, But It Could Become Popular

    • Date: 25/09/13
    • Matthew Sinclair, The Spectator
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    First politicians banned cheap energy. They are creating an affordability crisis by insisting on the rapid deployment of expensive technologies like offshore wind and by imposing endless green taxes. It is simply illegal to generate electricity at an affordable price with a modern, efficient coal and gas power plant, without bearing all of those other […]

  • Andrew Montford: Climatology’s Great Dilemma

    • Date: 23/09/13
    • Andrew Montford, The Spectator
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    The IPCC’s dilemma is this. How can it expect the public to believe that recent warming is mostly manmade when the models on which it has based this claim have been shown to be fatally flawed?   Image: Getty Climate science is, once again, on the horns of a very uncomfortable dilemma. Whatever the Intergovernmental […]

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