Standing alone on the bridge.

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It’s at this time of year I run or at least have some fun pretending to manage the Climate Prat of the Year award. It’s become a chance for everyone to have a good laugh at the excesses of assorted climate maniacs. As far as I know, it’s the only award voted on and decided by … Continue reading

I may have signed my actual death warrant.

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Those words were spoken by a man called Michael Collins when he signed what was in effect a peace agreement between Ireland and Britain to end the bloodletting of the War of Independence, knowing his country would be deeply divided on the question of the amount of independence the treaty would grant. He signed anyway because he … Continue reading

A climate of hate and a license to kill.

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Of late we’ve seen a rash of examples showing just how ugly the face of the cult of environmentalism can be. There’ve been calls for the beheading of skeptics and even a wish that their children should kill them. If you’re fresh to what’s laughably called the climate debate, you’ll probably be appalled by such extremist … Continue reading

Why the developing world hates environmentalists.

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I’m a blogger of the climate skeptic persuasion and therefore regularly visit a few similar blogs to keep in touch with what’s going on. There’s not much choice really, since I know the MSM are highly selective about what climate news items can be mentioned or not. If you want all the news, that’s where … Continue reading

Do we call them Nazis or not?

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An Oxbridge don, after staggering out of a faculty meeting that had dragged on for hours, was heard to remark that how a predominantly male society could produce so many old women, was totally beyond him. What I think he was referring to was the more than usual amount of bitchiness one finds prevalent in academia, … Continue reading

Cool it …

Viincent Graff with a TABITHA HANDBAG. Pics- Grant Triplpow

I wrote the following paragraph in a previous piece on fanatics and the subtle perils of prolonged contact with them – There is also an insidious danger to this sort of interaction with them; you start to get imprinted by them. If you’re not careful, you soon start to take on the same fanatical traits … Continue reading

Know your ultimate enemy : the dream.

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It’s about having an honest conversation. That’s what I’ve come to think blogging is. Yes, you can muck around showing how slick or amusing you are but unless you’re genuinely trying to talk to one or two other human beings out there, who perhaps may only exist in your mind’s eye, you’re just adding a bit more … Continue reading

The difficult kind.

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My woman teaches the difficult young children. She does what’s called special needs and I think she was born to do it. She takes all the ones who’re a bit behind the pack and perhaps will always be, the ones who’re a bit lost, the silly hearts who’re still determined to stay a little bit … Continue reading

Optimism, blogging and the big green killing machine.

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I’ve been writing this blog for a number of years now. Before that, I used other and much less effective means to resist the rising tide of climate alarmism and its lethal political baggage. Canute would have slapped his thigh and laughed in delight at my ineffectual but earnest efforts. The accent here is on writing … Continue reading

If all else fails, just intimidate them.

Fascist's final solutions are never original.

Can you imagine if a group set up a website to name people, with their place of work, who did not believe Allah is the one true god? Not only that, the site actively encourages its visitors to supply it with more names of other people who don’t believe in Allah either. Would such a … Continue reading

Green Myths : There’s only one evil species on Earth and it’s us.

Kids enjoying a glorious waste of energy.

I am not a religious man. For a number of reasons, some intellectual but mostly personal, I don’t even believe in a God but I acknowledge the overall good religion has done in the world, as well as the bad. A religion is after all a man-made thing directed by human beings and will therefore … Continue reading

Skeptic blogger raided by the police because he was sent a link to the Climategate 2 release.

If we were going to be frightened off, it would have happened years ago.

Yesterday, the home of the climate skeptic blogger Tallbloke, was legally invaded by six detectives from the Norfolk constabulary and the Metropolitan police. When they left, they took two laptops with them, stating that they would be returned after having their hard drives cloned. The previous day, the WordPress host of his site and the sites … Continue reading

Happy birthday Pointman’s.

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It doesn’t seem like it, but it’s been a year since I started this blog. I started it for a number of reasons and with more than a few reservations but with some modest hopes in sight, so now seems to be an appropriate time to think about how it’s doing and the experience of being a … Continue reading

So, which is it; Global Warming, Climate Disruption or Climate Change?

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We had nearly two decades worth of propaganda telling us we were the cause of the planet warming up and unless we stopped emitting carbon, we were all going to burn up in the looming thermogeddon. This scare was branded Global Warming and gradually entered the popular consciousness. People naturally got a bit concerned about … Continue reading

The big green killing machine: What is VAD?

Life savers but the one on the left is a sight saver.

This is the first in a series of occasional articles dealing with the human cost of the various policies being pushed by what I call the big green killing machine. I’ve never viewed fighting the perversion that environmentalism has become as some sort of intellectual wrestling match waged in the blogosphere. It’s a real war … Continue reading

Some thoughts on fanatics and how to fight them.

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I’ve always liked Churchill’s definition of a fanatic. “A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.” Once you get past the witty aspect of the definition, there’s a deep truth in it too. They simply can’t change their mind. I’ve seen a lot of debates in the blogosphere, where … Continue reading