5 May 2014

"We are seeing an increasing use of the ‘Noble Lie’, a concept introduced by Plato in The Republic. Plato believed that most people lacked the intelligence to behave in ways that are in their own and society’s best interest. Consequently, he advocated creating religious lies that...

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Posted 11 April 2014

Dr Tom Sheahen, on WattsUpWithThat? answers this important question about methane:

  • Q: I read that methane is an even worse greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, and cattle are a big source of methane emissions. How are they going to regulate that? Not just cattle, but dair...

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Posted 11 April 2014

"The International Panel on Climate Change (the IPCC) is in the middle of the long process of making public its Fifth Assessment Report, a massive compilation of research papers published since the previous report saw the light of day in 2007....The WGIII Summary for Policyma

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Posted 7 April 2014

"The theory of global warming is a gigantic weather forecast for a century or more. However interesting the scientific inquiries involved, therefore, it can have almost no value as a prediction. Yet it is as a prediction that global warming (or, as we are now ordered to call i...

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Posted 7 April 2014

"When future generations come to look back on the alarm over global warming that seized the world towards the end of the 20th century, much will puzzle them as to how such a scare could have arisen. They will wonder why there was such a panic over a 0.4 per cent rise in global...

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Posted 6 April 2014

"Richard Tol, a professor of economics at the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom and an expert on climate change, removed his name from the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report. While he considers much of the science sound and supports the...

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Posted 5 April 2014

"Far better to accept the IPCC’s probabilities of climate change and its advice to think how to adapt to its impacts over the next century. The IPCC reports our region’s efforts to enhance adaptive capacity and adaptation processes have increased over the past five years,...

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Posted 5 April 2014

"True, much of the tone of the SPM is still somewhat apocalyptic, but the recognition that there is plenty of scope for adaptation is a welcome one. This is pretty much what many sceptics, ‘deniers’ and other critics that some MPs want to see muzzled have been saying for y

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Posted 4 April 2014

"The received wisdom on global warming, published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, was updated this week. The newspapers were, as always, full of stories about scientists being even more certain of environmental Armageddon. But the document itself revealed a f...

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Posted 31 March 2014

"The more important it is to anchor any interpretation on firm observational facts. There are no successful shortcuts to be found in simple statistics or modeling; such attempts rather lead to misleading statements. Undoubtedly, the truth of what is going on with the sea leve...

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Posted 31 March 2014

 "Even with its too-high, too-fast assumptions, the recently leaked draft of the IPCC impacts makes clear that when it comes to effect on human welfare, "for most economic sectors, the impact of climate change will be small relative to the impacts of other drivers,' such as...

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Posted 30 March 2014

"No unambiguous evidence exists of dangerous interference in the global climate caused by human-related CO2
emissions. In particular, the cryosphere is not melting at an enhanced rate; sea-level rise is not accelerating; and no systematic changes have been documented i...

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Posted 8 March 2014

The Royal Society [of Britain], a venerable institution with more than 300 years on its back, has been served with a scientific challenge from independent scientists. The dispute is about the society’s continued refusal to even acknowledge, much less discuss, evidence to the...

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Posted 6 March 2014

The anthropogenic global warming hypothesis has become a quasi-religious dogma. Its beliefs have penetrated all spheres of political and human life. A whole pantheon of articles of belief has been created around the DAGW hypothesis, even some that have not been put forward by...

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Posted 28 February 2014

There is no scientific proof of man-made global warming and a hotter earth would be ‘beneficial for humans and the majority of other species’, according to a founding member of environmental campaign group Greenpeace.  Canadian ecologist Patrick Moore, a member of Gre...

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Posted 24 February 2014

"The issue over whether there is global warming and what the human contribution to it might be is – at least to a material extent – a scientific question. But whether we should do anything about it and, if so, which of the available technical options is best to adopt,...

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Posted 20 February 2014

"No climate change sceptic that I know 'denies' climate change, or even human contributions to it. It's a lazy and unpleasant slur to say that they do. Sceptics say it is not happening fast enough to threaten more harm than the wasteful and regressive measures intended to...

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Posted 19 February 2014

"U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was right to tell Indonesians on Sunday that climate change is a serious danger to humanity if not addressed appropriately. ...But Kerry ruined his credibility on the issue when he asserted that climate science is “simple”, and “no

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Posted 12 February 2014

"Remember the big 'acid rain' scare durinbg the 1970s and 1960s attributing damage to lakes and forests to0 emissions from [US] Midwestern utilities? If so, did you ever hear the results of a more than half-billion-dollar, 10-year-long nationalk Acid Precipitatioon Assessm...

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Posted 9 February 2014

"Will the overselling of climate change lead to a new scientific dark age? That's the question bieing posed in the latest issue of an Australian literary journal, Quadrant, by Garth Paltridge, one of the world's most respected atmospheric scienbtists."  This is the start...

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