Tag Archives: Institute of Economic Affairs

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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Lack 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

Posted in Anthropocene, Climate Science, Cognitive Dissonance, Denial, Economics, Environment, Growthmania, Insanity, Junk Science, Money Fetishism, Politics, Populism, Pseudo science | Tagged , | 38 Comments

Is it now time to admit defeat?

This is a transcript of an email I sent to Lord Monckton yesterday (and copied to Directors of both the GWPF and the IEA). _________________________________ Dear Lord Monckton, I am pleased to note that you were satisfied with my attempt … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Why are Euro sceptics also climate sceptics?

Because both involve the maladaptive coping strategy of ‘blame-shifting’. (Clive Hamilton) It is a matter of public record that only 3 MPs (all Conservatives) voted against the third and final reading of the Climate Change Bill in October 2008 (Christopher … Continue reading

Posted in Capitalism, Climate Science, Computer Models, Consumerism, Economics, Environment, Growthmania, IPCC, Liberalism, Money Fetishism, Politics, Scepticism | Tagged , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Lawson’s unreasonable appeal

In my post last week about the aptly-named Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF), I said I would elaborate on both of its founders. This then, is the first of two such posts, on Nigel Lawson, who experienced considerable difficulty in … Continue reading

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Being economical with your scepticism

The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) claims that it is “the UK’s original free-market think-tank…” but, is it the best, or the most sensible? This would appear to be debatable because, as Tim Worstall has kindly pointed out, the Adam … Continue reading

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Why I’m so hacked off with journalists

Following on from my previous post – and elaborating upon the research described on my About page – what follows is a summary of why non-scientific journalists are now a threat to the long-term survival of human beings (in anything … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Science, Economics, Environment, Financial Crisis, Hockey Stick Illusion, Limits to Growth, Maketplace of Ideas, Merchants of Doubt, Politics, Pseudo science, Scepticism | Tagged , , , , | 15 Comments

High profile scientist resigns over climate change

This kind of headline is appearing in the news with alarming frequency these days. I say “alarming” because I think it should trigger an alarm: This is not news. This is propaganda. It is the equivalent of war-time misinformation designed … Continue reading

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Most scientists don’t believe AGW is happening (?)

Nope, sorry, I don’t accept the validity of this statement. There may be protestors within various Institutions; and lists of people who dispute the consensus view on Wikipedia; and lists of unscientific people that do not; but… Wikipedia also contains … Continue reading

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