Texas: a crisis caused by policy, not climate

Blaming climate change for the cold snap, or renewables for the blackouts, lets energy planners off the hook. In mid-February, an unexpected and severe cold snap hit most of the USA. It was caused by Arctic air pushed down from the north by a rare but not...

The Cumbria coal mine must go ahead

The green blob's attempt to reverse a democratic decision is a disgrace. When plans for a coal mine were recently given the go-ahead by Cumbria County Council, green campaigners, journalists and quangocrats were outraged. They demanded that MPs, ministers and the...

Democracy wakes up on the road to Net Zero

A FEW days ago the Times broke the story of a leaked memo from Whitehall, in which it was claimed that the government is considering economy-wide carbon taxes. Amongst the most troubling of these interventions were demands from academics and campaigners that the price...

Why greens love lockdown

Greens now want harder, longer lockdowns to tackle climate change. Are they mad? Over the past year, the response to the Covid-19 pandemic has caused untold damage to people’s lives. Discussing whether draconian policies are effective, or whether there may be other...

How the Climate Assembly manufactured consent

This stage-managed Assembly is a sham. There is no democratic mandate for extreme climate policies. As I have been pointing out for over a decade here on spiked, the political consensus on climate change is not shared by the public – or, at best, the public’s appetite...

Paris Agreement: a commitment to terminal decline

Joe Biden’s climate ambitions will wreck industry, hike energy prices and severely damage democracy. Within hours of his inauguration, Joe Biden announced that the USA was ‘back in the Paris Climate Agreement’. Donald Trump had pledged, in June 2017, that the USA...

2020: The year of climate craziness

BEFORE it even began, 2020 was already marked to be a year of climate hysteria. It was the UK’s turn to host the annual UN climate meeting, which was scheduled to take place in Glasgow earlier this month. Hence, the first eighteen months of Boris Johnson’s premiership...

Who will police green Utopia? And how?

This post is adapted from a recent Twitter thread, based on a Telegraph article, in which it is suggested: Police may have to enforce strict  environmental laws as part of Government's ambitious Green agenda Ambitious climate change targets set by the Government will...

Climate Resistance vs. Extinction Rebellion

Earlier this month, I debated Extinction Rebellion co-founder, Roger Hallam on Darren Grimes' Youtube show, Reasoned. If you don't know Darren yet, you should. He started a Brexit campaign for young people and students, and drew the intense ire of the anti-Brexit...

Where were we…

It has been nearly five years since there was a new blog post at this site. And it was a pretty thin blog in the few years leading up to that. At the time, it seemed that blogging, which is time-consuming, had little to offer to the 'debate'. Everything that could be...