Tag Archives: Peter Jacques

Why the Conservative Party is not acting in the public interest

The Conservative Party in the UK hit a new low this week The Party leader and Prime Minister, David Cameron, clearly felt that the last week before Parliament’s summer holidays was a good week to try and bury some bad … Continue reading

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There is nothing abstract about climate change denial

There is an awful lot of rubbish spoken about climate change scepticism. I have had a very busy week this week: preparing and delivering a Powerpoint presentation to students doing one of the options I did on my MA two … Continue reading

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The political misuse of scepticism

Connecting the dots – the story continues… This is the second of 3 posts re-visiting three points made in the introduction to my MA dissertation on climate change scepticism in the UK (as summarised on my About page), which are … Continue reading

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Policy inaction is the aim of those that dispute global warming

I promise you that I did not go looking for this quote from James Hansen – I merely stumbled upon it – in Storms of my Grandchildren (2009, page 15). However, this is a wonderfully-simple – yet precise – summation … Continue reading

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World is warming. Pope is ex-Buddhist.

Over on Wattsupwiththat, the noise of furious back-pedalling is reaching truly deafening levels (e.g. ‘World is warming. Pope is Catholic.’). However, Anthony Watts has been caught out spectacularly (see below) and is now refusing to explain himself pending the publication … Continue reading

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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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How to be a climate change ‘sceptic’

If I have not said it before, the reason sceptic is inside quotation marks is because I take the view, as do Clive Hamilton, Peter Jacques, and David MacKay, that those who deny anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD) are not sceptics … Continue reading

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A conspiracy theory of my own (and one that’s not)

If it wasn’t for the fact that I am now (post-Aaronovitch) very wary of invoking conspiracy theories (other than when they are clearly based on facts and not just theory), I would say that James Delingpole himself has ensured that … Continue reading

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Sceptical economists are intellectually bankrupt

As made clear in About, I am in the process of completing an MA in Environmental Politics at Keele University in Staffordshire (i.e. in the UK). As part of the requirements for my MA, I chose to undertake, as my … Continue reading

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