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Outgassing for the Planet

It’s Conference of the Parties time again. If you you thought COP21 in Paris two years ago had solved the climate crisis you haven’t been paying attention to your favourite site. As we reported a year ago, COP22 last year in Marrakesh brought together the normal tens of thousands of delegates, including six professors and … Continue reading

Jennifer Bernstein and the New Environmental Paradigm

I”ve written about the New Environmental (or Ecological) Paradigm (NEP) before here and there. The New Environmental Paradigm is a battery of questions designed to establish where survey respondents stand on environmentalism. It’s one of dozens of similar standardised questionnaires used in the social sciences to discover where people stand in relation to numerous subjects. … Continue reading

Ipsos Mori: UK climate concern decreasing

Today and tomorrow there’s a conference for “environmental communicators” taking place, at Bristol Zoo. See the website or twitter tag. In a time of unprecedented social, economic and political change we urgently need proactive tools for successfully communicating environmental issues. Communicate goes straight to the interface and asks some difficult questions about current approaches as … Continue reading


It appears that the IPCC may not be the only large organisation with a four-letter acronym starting with I and ending with C that produces reports that distort science to make it conform to an agenda. A group called IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer), which is attached to the WHO, produced a report in … Continue reading

Cook’s Dog’s Breakfast

This is ancient history, four years late in the writing, but never mind. History is long. I’d never really bothered much with Cook’s 97% paper, but a comment here by JonA led me to skepticalscience’s Consensus Project, where you can play with Cook’s data to your heart’s content. This leads to their data file where … Continue reading

Tony Abbott: Daring to Doubt

Tony Abbott: Daring to Doubt

Tony Abbott, former PM of Australia, gave the annual GWPF lecture last night. The full text is on their site and Josh’s cartoon can be found at Bishop Hill. He started with some general remarks about world politics and loss of trust in leaders before moving on to some climate-sceptic points. He acknowledged the role … Continue reading