The moment that we are denied the right to question a scientific theory that is held by the majority, we are not far away from Galileo’s predicament in 1615, as he appeared before the papal inquisition...
Even a fully deterministic system is fully unpredictable at climatic timescales when there is persistence.
From a Demetris Koutsoyiannis presentation.
...can you guys fill in the "look at the impacts we're already seeing" part with a bunch of examples? In addition to the scientifically sound examples you'll give it would also be good for me to get an updated list of extreme...
In the UK, [El Nino's] impact is likely to be subdued, although past experience suggests that a colder winter could result.
Bill McGuire, Professor Emeritus in Geophysical & Climate Hazards at UCL
People who become intoxicated by the progress of knowledge, often become the enemies of freedom.
Friedrich von Hayek, quoted at No Tricks Zone.
Ridley and Peiser claim that research is increasingly showing climate sensitivity to be low. This is entirely the opposite of what has been happening. The most likely range of values of climate sensitivity (the amount...
[Politicians] have helped persuade us to spend billions on technologies that are never going to make much difference.
Dieter Helm on the state of the climate
Bryony Worthington seems to want to reverse the tide of deindustrialisation her Climate Change Act has brought about.
This moment requires we the people to rethink democracy as a global mechanism for enacting policy for and by the planet.
Environmentalist Daphne Muller goes all Che Guevara
Pope Francis should certainly be commended for his desire to deal with poverty in the developing world, but it is hard to see how he hopes to do so without economic growth and fossil fuels, both of which he thinks are...
A genuine expert can always foretell a thing that is 500 years away easier than he can a thing that's only 500 seconds off.
Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
In a remarkably clear-sighted article at The Federalist, David Harsanyi seems to put is finger on why the illiberal left have failed quite so badly to convince anyone that they are right on climate change.
Mr. Grijalva’s letters convey an unstated but perfectly clear threat: Research disputing alarm over the climate should cease lest universities that employ such individuals incur massive inconvenience and expense—and...
As a social scientist and policy researcher with a particular interest and involvement in the media I’ve long been frustrated by the predominant tactics aimed at mobilising public concern...
What I hope to do during the rest of the book is try to shift your belief from the [individualist] side of the global warming belief chart to the [collectivist]...
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