The great global warming con.


If you want to con serious amounts of money out of other people, you’ve got to sell them a story and the story you sell, comes in one of two basic flavours. The first one is the traditional basis of most confidence tricks and at the end of the day, it revolves about their greed. … Continue reading

On climate science and all those leaks.


Over the last few years, we’ve had a number of substantial leaks of sensitive material from deep within the very heart of climate science. In each case, it’s been fairly obvious that the person doing it works in the field and is relatively senior, if only because they have access to such quantities of high-grade … Continue reading

How environmentalism turned to the dark side.


Over the best part of the last two decades, the twin delusions that we’re destroying the planet and that we have to completely restructure civilisation to somehow save it, have taken root and gripped the popular psyche of the West. The first notion had its origins in the early seventies, when people finally recognised and began … Continue reading

Climategate 2 – yes, they’ve been lying to you.


You’re appalled, you’re outraged, you’re stunned and you’re angry about the whole climategate emails thing. And now you’re most likely out here in the blogosphere because the mainstream media in the country you live in is either not mentioning them at all or have relegated it to a small-print footnote at the bottom of page … Continue reading