BBC More or Less debunks IPPR

Last week I wrote about a new scaremongering report from the IPPR that was given an unquestioning blaze of publicity by the BBC and other media, despite containing numerous errors. Some of the false claims originated from an article by a man called Jeremy Grantham, who isn’t a scientist but just happens to provide a … Continue reading

The Children’s Crusade

The Children’s Crusade

It started as a quasi-religious movement, led by a few persuasive individuals who created an atmosphere of mass hysteria which infected the uneducated and intellectuals alike; then it became an intergovernmental affair, organised at the supranational level; but due to international rivalries and the failure to agree on objectives, it petered out. Its final manifestation … Continue reading

IPPR lies promoted by BBC and Guardian

The self-styled “progressive” think tank IPPR has issued a ridiculously alarmist report today, This is a crisis: Facing up to the age of environmental breakdown. The report recycles various bogus scares, and contains obvious falsehoods such as • Since 2005, the number of floods across the world has increased by 15 times The IPCC says … Continue reading

John Selwyn Trougher

John Selwyn Trougher

Lord Deben, formerly known as John Selwyn Gummer, is chair of the Committee on Climate Change, which claims to provide “Independent advice to government on building a low-carbon economy and preparing for climate change”. On various occasions in the past, Andrew Montford, at the now-dormant Bishop Hill blog, raised concerns about this alleged independence, pointing … Continue reading

Macron’s Energy Transition

The Anglo Saxon media continue to give a strangely muted coverage to the French Yellow Vest protests. A burning barricade by night with the cathedral of Notre Dame in the background looks impressive for five seconds on the evening news, but – violent protests in France – so what? Last Saturday a retired champion boxer … Continue reading

Mann Emails Released

A batch of Michael Mann’s emails have been released, following a request and legal action, see here for background. The emails are available at this link. There are 728 emails or they can be arranged in 361 threads, covering a period from 1999 to 2005. Quite a lot of them are already public knowledge thanks … Continue reading