Monthly Archives: August 2011

Important: Service Interruption!

As mentioned in my “discussion” with Peter Freeman yesterday (as appended to the bottom of my ‘About’ page), I am going to be on holiday from tomorrow for just over 2 weeks. This means that, having set this blog up … Continue reading

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Why are we still waiting for the EU to act?

What can we learn from the fact that the EU has still not stopped buying over 90% of Syria’s oil exports? If nothing else, it tells me that we need fossil fuel too much! But I think the problem of … Continue reading

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The problem of arguing with a sceptic

I recently got into a discussion over on the Amazon website with another ex-Telegraph blogger, regarding Peter Taylor’s Chill, A Reassessment of Global Warming Theory: Does Climate Change Mean the World is Cooling, and If So What Should We Do … Continue reading

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A conspiracy theory of my own (and one that’s not)

If it wasn’t for the fact that I am now (post-Aaronovitch) very wary of invoking conspiracy theories (other than when they are clearly based on facts and not just theory), I would say that James Delingpole himself has ensured that … Continue reading

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An open letter to James Delingpole

Hi James, Long time no blog [here*], I know (I’ve been busy). However, I hope you have been getting on OK without me. Purely for technical (dysfunctionality) reasons, I have now set up a new blog on the WordPress website. … Continue reading

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All that is wrong with the “marketplace of ideas”

This can be seen in a UK education system that has been compromised by left-wing progressive ideas that have been repeatedly tried and found wanting; and yet we keep trying them – why is that?… The so-called “marketplace of ideas” … Continue reading

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Sceptical economists are intellectually bankrupt

As made clear in About, I am in the process of completing an MA in Environmental Politics at Keele University in Staffordshire (i.e. in the UK). As part of the requirements for my MA, I chose to undertake, as my … Continue reading

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