Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Three Monkeys – Monckton, Foster and Peiser

Why the picture of monkeys? The short story: 1. Lord Monckton believes Anthropogenic Climate Disruption (ACD) is a myth (i.e. a hoax or a false alarm). 2. Rev. Foster believes that ACD is inconsistent with God’s plan for humanity (i.e. … Continue reading

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And then there were three…

Back in January this year, an Op-Ed appeared in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), entitled “No Need to Panic About Global Warming”, signed by sixteen prominent scientists (of which only 4 are climate scientists, and one of those is Richard … Continue reading

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The Monckton trail comes to an end

After my last exchange of emails with Christopher Monckton (back in May this year), I did promise myself I would not waste any more time on him. However, following the recent flurry of publicity surrounding the pronouncements of first Richard … Continue reading

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Sampson and the Temple of Economic Dinosaurs

To mark the first anniversary of this blog, last Friday, I re-posted the first ever item on this blog, which summarised the inspiration for my MA dissertation on climate change scepticism in the UK; and the results of my research … Continue reading

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Golden Olympic Mo-ment

Unquestionably the greatest individual achievement in the history of British athletics: Yesterday, 29-year old Mohamed Farah achieved an Olympic double – winning the Gold Medal in both the 10,000 metres and the 5,000 metres (only the seventh person ever to … Continue reading

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Hello World (well, about 50% of it so far)!

When you start getting visits from people in places like Saint Lucia, Djibouti, and the Faroe Islands – you are surely entitled to feel pleased with your geographical reach? However, given the subject of this blog, I am particularly pleased … Continue reading

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Altman of progress towards embracing reality

To mark this blog’s first anniversary today – and highlight the above – I am re-posting the item I posted exactly one year ago (and will return to the subject next week). Apart from the opening reference to my MA … Continue reading

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