Monthly Archives: January 2011

Smoke and mirrors in the attack on science

The BBC gets lots wrong. Its coverage of environmental and climate issues has wavered in the last year and more, in response not to new scientific evidence, but instead to growing pressure from the denialist lobby to turn climate science … Continue reading

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Monckton – not forcibly detaining Aids victims for life a mistake

The right honourable Lord Christopher Monckton, Third Viscount of¬†Brenchley, former advisor to Maggie Thatcher, current the deputy leader of the¬†UK Independence Party and darling of the US Tea Pary climate denialist circuit has done us the great honour of dropping … Continue reading

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Mary Robinson – Reshaping the debate on climate change

For those of you who missed it in November, Mary Robinson’s lecture ‘Reshaping the debate on climate change’ is available to watch on YouTube now: John has covered this lecture in a previous post, which I have taken the liberty … Continue reading

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Denial and self-interested delusion on Climate Bill

The prolific US author, Upton Sinclair was a shrewd observer of human nature, as evidenced in his classic retort to vested interests: “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding … Continue reading

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Media focus on climate disappears even faster than glaciers

Global media coverage of climate change in 2010 fell to levels not seen since 2005, after spiking in late 2009 in the lead-in to the disastrous UN climate talks in Copenhagen and the theft and selective release of fragments of … Continue reading

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