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LORD LAWSON TALKS ABOUT FRACKING AND NO GLOBAL WARMING

Posted 20 July 2014

"When I ask him how he feels about the label of 'climate-change sceptic' (although some environmental campaigners would choose the word 'denier'), the peer, who was also Thatcher's energy secretary, says: 'I would rather you call me a climate-change dissenter because my objection is to the policies that are being pursued. There is no global warming to speak of going on at the moment. If you look at the Met Office statistics, that's quite clear. But there could be, there clearly could. If it does happen, there would be a much slower process than the alarmists pretend. But the important question is, what do you do about it? This is where I am in complete disagreement with the parties of the Establishment."  Jane Merrick's interview with Lord Nigel Lawson in The Independent UK.

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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 22 July 2014 )
 
PLATO'S 'NOBLE LIE' IS DAMAGING THE CLIMATE DEBATE, AND IS DANGEROUS

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 are fed to the public to keep them happy and under control. False propaganda to enhance public welfare is completely acceptable, Plato argued." Tom Harris explains why the 'Noble Lie' is damaging the climate debate. 

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 07 May 2014 )
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ADAPTATION COMMONSENSE CLIMATE POLICY FOR NEW ZEALAND

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, particularly in Australia. It argues, persuasively, that 'adaptation is place and context specific, with no single approach for reducing risks appropriate across all settings'."  Matthew Hooton, writing in New Zealand's National Business Review.

 

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Last Updated ( Saturday, 05 April 2014 )
 
US SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY OUT OF TOUCH WITH CLIMATE REALITIES

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 “not really a complicated equation.” Trying to unravel the causes and consequences of climate change is arguably the most complex science ever tackled."  - Tom Harris, executive director, International Climate Sciencve Coalition.  

Last Updated ( Monday, 24 February 2014 )
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