Tag Archives: Christopher Booker

James Delingpole is full of sheet

Hi folks. Sorry for the distinct Lack of blog posts over the last 12 months (it’s a long story I will not bore you with). James Delingpole is the reason that I started blogging four years ago. (If this is … Continue reading

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ACD and AGW – spot the difference

What we know is this: As a whole (including the oceans), on average, over the long term, the Earth is getting warmer; and that it is doing so at a rate equivalent to – or in excess of – that … Continue reading

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Moisture + Cold Air => Snow

I just want to pre-empt the almost inevitable piece of journalistic garbage – by Christopher Booker, James Delingpole, Melanie Phillips, David Rose, or whoever – suggesting that the current snowy weather in the UK proves that global warming is not … Continue reading

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A letter to the (right-wing) Editors

A transcript of my recent email to the Editors of the Daily Express, Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph newspapers here in the UK… Dear [x], Please don’t let your newspaper become anachronistic Please forgive the unsolicited email, which I hope … Continue reading

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The road to hell is paved with good inventions

…that are not true! Earlier this year, I posted a review of Prof. Ian Plimer’s most recent 500-page epic, Heaven and Earth: Global Warming – the Missing Science, on amazon.co.uk under the title “Nice book (cover) – shame about the … Continue reading

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Where Fred Singer went wrong

It would appear that talk of Fred’s death has been grossly exaggerated* so, apparently, he is still able to defend himself. If so, bring it on! Better still, why don’t you (i.e. Fred) sue Oreskes and Conway for defamation 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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