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Sun’s Out, Big Climate Alarm Guns Out

The jet-setting, climate-campaigning celeb and poet Emma Thompson recently dismissed Britain as a “tiny little cloud-bolted, rainy corner of sort-of Europe, a cake-filled misery-laden grey old island”. And presumably since the vote for Brexit, we’ve sunk even further in her estimation. However, not all of us are misery-laden these days, especially since the referendum. (NB, … Continue reading

Weak Minds Think Alike

This article is part of an occasional series exploring the possibility (or rather the necessity) of a sociological analysis of climate catastrophism. Others can be found at It argues 1) that the key criterion for identifying the social class which has propelled climate catastrophism to centre stage (the green blob; the chattering classes, Guardianistas, … Continue reading

Censorship at the Conversation

On May 13th, John Cook, PhD student at the University of Queensland, published this article at the Conversation There were 414 coments in the next few days. 257 of them have since been removed by moderators. On 17th May 2016 the Conversation sent me eleven messages which all began as follows: Hello Geoff, Your … Continue reading

A Tim(e) of Fear

We’re teetering on the brink of catastrophe. Or so it would seem, going by the reactions in the media to last month’s EU referendum, in which 52% of the turnout voted for Brexit in an outrageous act of disobedience, rejecting what political party leaders, big business, celebrities and VIPs the world over had made it … Continue reading