Tag Archives: International Energy Agency

Why is the G7 still ignoring what scientists and economists say?

Despite the scientific and economic consensus – that 80% of known fossil fuels must be left in the ground if humanity is to avoid allowing climate change to become unstoppable and irreversible (IEA, IMF, IPCC, OECD, etc.) – the best … Continue reading

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Pythagoras and plate-spinning for fake sceptics

I could have called this post ‘Algebra and Art in the service of Anti-Science’ but, let’s be honest, you would not have had a clue what I was on about; and would have been much less likley to read on. … Continue reading

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Why don’t we mine asbestos again?

Yesterday, I mentioned that I worked as a mine geologist in Australia in the late 1980s. One of the weirdest places I visited, while living and working in the Hammersley Range of Pilbara Region in the NW of Western Australia, … Continue reading

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Denial discredited by indigestion

Have you ever noticed that it is common for people to attempt to discredit those with whom they disagree rather than dealing with what they say? This has been called many things, such as “attacking the messenger”, tactical avoidance, distraction, … Continue reading

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Lies, damned lies and Lindzengate

Ever since Professor Richard Lindzen gave up on the idea of following the evidence wherever it may take him (I am not sure when this happened but it seems safe to assume that it has at some point in the … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Science, Environment, Intergenerational Injustice, James Hansen, Lindzengate, Politics, Richard Lindzen | Tagged , | 14 Comments

What to do if you get mugged…

Hopefully “mugging” has the same meaning in English-speaking countries all around the world. If not, for the avoidance of any doubt, I mean “what to do if someone steals your money from you while you’re walking down the street…” First … Continue reading

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Obama takes one for Team Planet

Doing the right thing is not always easy, especially if you are the President of the United States of America. In a political system that is quite possibly more corrupt than North Korea, the Obama administration is surrounded by very … Continue reading

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The human face of the Coal problem

Here in the UK, the Discovery Channel has recently completed screening a series of programmes about Cobalt Coal, one of many small privately-owned coal mines in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia, USA. Entitled simply COAL, this puts a very … 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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What’s wrong with Gas?

Over the last 12 months, I have written 3 letters to Chris Huhne, the British Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. From the replies I have received, it is clear that our government is not only determined to … Continue reading

Posted in Civilisation, Climate Science, Consumerism, Ecological Modernisation, Economics, Energy Crisis, Environment, Ethics, Fossil Fuels, James Hansen, Mass Extinctions, Modernity, Politics, Storms of my Grandchildren, Sustainable development, UNFCCC | Tagged , | 2 Comments