bureaucrats, Tag

  • Posted by Josh I read this today on Risk-monger.com
  • In my absence, readers will no doubt have been aware of the attempt by several noble peers of the realm to silence dissenting voices on climate change...
  • Bob's funding feedback Tue, 23 Feb 16, 9:32pm
    The government's plans to stop grant recipients from the taxpayer's largesse to lobby government has got the usual suspects all worked up: Bob Ward is his normal dismal form in the Guardian (Unknown funding blah! Check! Ideological...
  • Settled science bites Thu, 4 Feb 16, 8:10pm
    Sceptics have often pointed out that if the science of global warming is "settled" then it's clearly not necessary to spend a fortune researching it. The government down under now seems to have taken this message on, announcing...
  • Suppressing the good news Fri, 1 Jan 16, 9:45pm
    Just before Christmas, Steve Milloy reported on his successful bid to get the email correspondence relating to an op-ed in the New York Times, ostensibly by Richard Spinrad of NOAA and Ian Boyd, the chief scientist at Defra...
  • An interesting tweet from former DECC chief scientist David Mackay yesterday:
  • Walport tour dates Thu, 5 Nov 15, 1:00am
    Following on from his climate change tour in 2014, Mark Walport is hitting the road again, this time to talk about energy policy. All over the country nubile young environmentalists are going weak at the knees.
  • A letter to the Foreign Secretary Wed, 4 Nov 15, 9:34pm
    Reader Alex Henney sends a copy of a letter that he has recently sent to Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond. It concerns our representative in Paris, Sir David King.
  • On a whim, I downloaded the monthly expenditure details from the Department of International Development for August 2015, the most recent figures available.
  • The unmentionables Mon, 24 Aug 15, 7:01pm
    The BBC's decision to part company with the Met Office has provoked a great deal of comment over the weekend (and a cartoon or two as well). Returning to my desk this morning I expected that the story would have run out of...
  • Further to the story that the EPA was responsible for a major pollution incident in Colarado a few days ago, Ivo Vegter posted a scan of a letter that was published in the local newspaper a few days before EPA started work...
  • My concern over a massive discharge of polluted water into a river in Colorado is lightened at least slightly by the discovery that the culprit was the Environmental Protection Agency.
  • EU sockpuppets Fri, 31 Jul 15, 8:00pm
    A few days ago, Universities UK set up its own campaign to support Britain's continuing membership of the European Union - another example of the abuse of state funding for political ends.
  • Gray lady Mon, 13 Jul 15, 6:18pm
    The BBC for once has published a story that could credibly be seen as justifying its taxpayer funding - a fascinating profile of the head of ethics at the Cabinet Office, Sue Gray...
  • Birthday honours? Mon, 15 Jun 15, 5:15pm
    The Queen's birthday honours list was out a couple of days ago and as I always I have scanned it looking for familiar names. There are no climatologists this year, but two names in particular stood out.
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