Category Archives: Populism

Happy New Year and Brain-teaser

I’d like to wish everybody a Happy New Year but, first, I’m going to give your brain a quick workout! Are the potential benefits of scientific research now limited only by political correctness and epigenetics? However, before giving you my … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas Mr Trump

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Occam’s Razor works for me!

‘The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches From The Front Line’ by Dr Michael Mann, Professor of Meteorology at Pennsylvania State University, was recently published in paperback. I decided to purchase a copy. Here is my review of the … Continue reading

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To mark Australia’s return to the anti-science wilderness!

It looks like Australia is just about to elect the most anti-science government outside of North America: ‘Tony Abbott to win Australian election, final polls show’ (i.e. on UK’s Telegraph website). To mark this latest ‘victory’ for those duped by … Continue reading

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UK looks likely to back the wrong horse

Sad to say it but, having reached cross-party consensus and implemented the Climate Change Act in 2008, the UK has now: — failed to honour the promise this contained; — failed to listen to the advice of its own scientific … Continue reading

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Nick Reeves says we’re all ‘Fracking Mad’

The Stone Age did not end because we ran out of stone! I know this has been said many times. Most recently it has been said by one of my favourite environmental commentators/campaigners, Executive Director of CIWEM (the Chartered Institution … Continue reading

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You know we’re in trouble when…

…The Sunday Telegraph starts advocating polices that will accelerate anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD). Two days ago, one of Britain’s oldest and most-respected broadsheet newspapers decided to shred the last few bits of credibility it might have had by publishing an … Continue reading

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Why we will probably fail to prevent catastrophe

Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland, was interviewed by offbeat TV presenter Eddie Mair on The Andrew Marr Show yesterday on BBC1. Salmond’s comments about energy policy highlight the intellectual incoherence and dishonesty to which our politicians are driven by … 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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