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Originally posted on Guy Fawkes' blog:
The committee for Energy and Climate Change must be in line for an award. Its performance this week was exceptional.
The mental level of Yeo’s committee is – well, the climate debate is so rancorous let’s try for decorum.
Suffice it to say that John Robertson’s questioning would have been a credit to a clever dugong. Albert Owen nearly grasped the idea that that a Greenpeace activist in charge of an IPCC Chapter might lack objectivity. And Tim Yeo’s chairing was as good as a golf club captain in a Saturday night lock-in.
The committee had just received three mainstream climate workers and now, to say they had looked at all sides, they had three sceptics.
No doubt their sceptical remarks are contentious, their facts arguable and their conclusions unusual – but the three of them certainly gave the lie to the claim that “the science is settled”.
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Obama’s imperious behaviour at the 2009 climate summit is a key reason negotiations have failed dismally in recent years.
Speaking of all that clean, green German energy.
Everywhere it has been tried, green energy is costly, unreliable & financially unsustainable over the long term. Here’s a reading list for those still in doubt.
A resolution before the US Congress implies that global warming will increase prostitution. Cole Porter disagrees.
Humour is sometimes the best medicine.
Audience members at my upcoming Australian speaking tour are in for a special treat.
The current United Nations response to environmental concerns is doing more harm than good.
A report by the Auditor General of a Canadian province highlights the dark side of green energy.
When I spoke in Munich last month I had the good fortune to be in town just as the annual Christmas market kicked off. Here are a few of my photos.
Portugal’s economy is a mess. Might that have something to with its enthusiastic embrace of expensive, inefficient renewable energy?
A slideshow of iPhone images created in response to the devastating earthquake that struck Japan in March 2011.
A comic that contemplates how children might be motivated to take more of an interest during science class.
Thank you, dear friends. I have learned much this year.
An amusing, politically-correct holiday greeting from Sweden.
Environmentalists scold us for not making more extensive use of public transit. But transit systems are run by bureaucrats – whose priorities aren’t necessarily aligned with transit users.
Even frivolous childhood rituals can’t escape the censorious notice of the green police. Have you purchased your organic pumpkins – and snacks “that aren’t so bad for the planet” – yet?
What do climate skeptics look like? Is it possible they’re smart, well-intentioned men and women who simply see the world differently?
Images from a 700-strong climate skeptics conference held in Chicago (June 2010).
Mowing one’s lawn is a perfectly ordinary February activity in Vancouver. So why is everyone from President Obama on down arguing that a lack of Olympic Games snow is proof of global warming?
Celebrities such as Danny Glover may think natural disasters such as the Haiti earthquake of 2010 are connected to global warming. But neither they – nor we – should imagine that these opinions are meaningful.
In this 7-minute video, comic George Carlin says some unkind things about environmentalists.
Leaders of the G8 have as much chance of controlling global temperature as does my rosebush. That they imagine this to be even possible reveals the bizarre nature of the global warming discussion.
Climate change activists aren’t the only ones who resort to hysteria & hyperbole.