Where the UK really matters

As any intellectual property rights consultant will tell you, when you register an Internet domain name you should also register any obvious similar names to avoid any potential confusion and/or prevent direct competitors doing so in the future. Clearly, when someone at the International Energy Agency registered the URL iea.org in 1996 they did not think to do this, because sometime later the Institute of Economic Affairs registered iea.org.uk.

This is one case where the “uk” really matters because, whereas the International Energy Agency clearly accepts the reality of ongoing anthropogenic climate change, the Institute of Economic Affairs appears to still be stuck in a state of non-scientific, ideologically-induced, selective blindness (otherwise known as the intellectually bankrupt state of climate change denial). Therefore, as the British Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, the Rt Hon Chris Huhne MP, flies off to attend the 17th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP17) in Durban this week, it must be hoped that he has been reading the World Energy Report (2011) rather than Colin Robinson’s Climate Change Policy: Challenging the Policy Activists.


About Rick Altman

Possibly just another 'Climate Cassandra' crying 'Wolf' in cyberspace. However, the moral of the old children's story is that the Wolf eventually turned up!
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