Welcome to the politics of pastiche

<em>Published on Spiked-Online at http://www.spiked-online.com/site/article/12981/</em> In his speech to the Labour Party Conference earlier this month, leader Ed Miliband declared he was going to ‘do something different today’, to ‘tell you my story. I...

Wishing Greenpeace an unhappy birthday

<em>Published on Spiked-Online at http://www.spiked-online.com/site/article/11068/</em> The growth of environmental non-governmental organisations (NGOs) over the past 50 years has been extraordinary. Starting from humble beginnings and means,...

Why facts cut no ice in the climate debate

<em>Published on Spiked-Online at http://www.spiked-online.com/index.php/debates/copenhagen_article/8057</em> The account of the climate debate that has driven most comment on it is that it is a debate between two camps: scientists on the one hand battle...

Rio+20: a tyranny of green do-gooders

<em>Published on Spiked-Online at http://www.spiked-online.com/site/article/12599/</em> Some 50,000 delegates and 100 world leaders met at the Rio+20 ‘Earth Summit’ last month to settle on ‘the future we want’. They failed. ‘Let me be frank. Our efforts...

‘The real enemy is humanity itself’

<em>Published on Spiked-Online at http://www.spiked-online.com/site/article/12456/</em> Forty years ago, two ideas about humanity’s relationship with the natural world caught the imagination of the richest and most influential people. The first was that...

Greens, face it: we’re just not that into you

<em>Published on Spiked-Online at http://www.spiked-online.com/site/article/12163/</em> When internal documents from a libertarian think tank – the Heartland Institute, known for its sceptical views on climate change – were published on the internet...

Climate-change alarmism: fuelled by fantasy

<em>Published on Spiked-Online at http://www.spiked-online.com/site/article/12113/</em> A study published in Nature last week has found that the effects of climate change on Himalayan glaciers have been overstated. But rather than facing up to their...

Greens to sceptics: show us the money!

Published on Spiked-Online at http://www.spiked-online.com/site/article/12005/ The first question asked about anyone making a non-conforming argument in the climate debate is ‘who funds them?’ And so it is with the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) - a...

The delusions of the climate technocrats

<em>Published on Spiked-Online at http://www.spiked-online.com/site/article/11888/</em> It was the latest in a long series of last chances to save the planet. Like a convention of superheroes, 14,500 politicians, civil servants, journalists and campaigners...

Not the BEST way to debate climate

<em>Published on Spiked-Online at http://www.spiked-online.com/site/article/11597/</em> In late 2009, not long before the Copenhagen climate-change conference, thousands of private emails by climate researchers based at the University of East Anglia’s...