Posted 7 April 2014

"The theory of global warming is a gigantic weather forecast for a century or more. However interesting the scientific inquiries involved, therefore, it can have almost no value as a prediction. Yet it is as a prediction that global warming (or, as we are now ordered to call i...

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Posted 7 April 2014

"When future generations come to look back on the alarm over global warming that seized the world towards the end of the 20th century, much will puzzle them as to how such a scare could have arisen. They will wonder why there was such a panic over a 0.4 per cent rise in global...

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Posted 6 April 2014

"Richard Tol, a professor of economics at the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom and an expert on climate change, removed his name from the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report. While he considers much of the science sound and supports the...

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Posted 5 April 2014

"Far better to accept the IPCC’s probabilities of climate change and its advice to think how to adapt to its impacts over the next century. The IPCC reports our region’s efforts to enhance adaptive capacity and adaptation processes have increased over the past five years, part...

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Posted 5 April 2014

"True, much of the tone of the SPM is still somewhat apocalyptic, but the recognition that there is plenty of scope for adaptation is a welcome one. This is pretty much what many sceptics, ‘deniers’ and other critics that some MPs want to see muzzled have been saying for years

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