Author Archives: Rick Altman

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!

We do indeed live in interesting times

A giant effigy of Donald Trump holding Hillary Clinton’s head to be burned at Lewes bonfire night festival.* Image: Tony Kershaw/ “May you live in interesting times” – it is an ancient Chinese curse. Victoria Coren-Mitchell summarised the situation well … Continue reading

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‘Climate Inaction Figures’ campaign to combat Anti-Science Absurdity Posted on July 22, 2016

With my thanks to DeSmog Blog for alerting me to this. No prizes for guessing who would feature prominently if such a campaign were to be launched here.

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Will it matter 100 years from now?

Here in the UK, I have spent a lot of time trying to decide how to vote in the Referendum on our membership of the EU. Working away from home, I had to apply for a postal vote. Having sent … Continue reading

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AGU continues complicit support for Merchants of Doubt

This is not surprising given the AGU’s failure to discipline Richard Lindzen for academic misconduct, hypocrisy, and the denegration of fellow AGU members, but, as reported via DeSmogBlog recently: Scientists are being asked to boycott the next major meeting of … Continue reading

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Open Letter to David Cameron

29 March 2016 The Rt. Hon. David Cameron MP The Prime Minister 10 Downing Street London SW1A 2AA Dear Prime Minister, Whatever happened to the greenest government ever? Given my experience of working in environmental consultancy or regulation, I understand … Continue reading

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The post-1998 pause in warming is over

Last month was the warmest February on record; 1.6 C above its pre-industrial average. The post-1998 pause in warming, which has also included the warmest-ever decade, is almost certainly over. Therefore, I hope the ideologically-blinded, not-at-all-like Galileo, pseudo-sceptics will now … Continue reading

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It’s ‘Game Over’ for Fossil Fuels

I’d really like to think oil companies will soon admit the game is up: The extraction of fossil fuels is going to become increasingly financially uneconomic and socially unacceptable. After all, it is almost 4 months since Mark Carney said … Continue reading

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