Posted 22 September 2015

"I accept that the Earth's climate changes over time. There are natural cycles of warming and cooling. The important question to ask is: Do humans have an impact on these cycles?  It is on this point that I am sceptical, in the sense: I am not convinced, based on the evid

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Posted 22 September 2015

"On September 23, 24 and 25 Pope Francis will meet with President Barack Obama at the White House, speak to a joint session of Congress, and address the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York.  A major thrust of his message will be to urge action to reduce man...

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Posted 21 September 2015

"Pope Francis embodies sanctity but comes trailing clouds of sanctimony. With a convert's indiscriminate zeal, he embraces ideas impeccably fashionable, demonstrably false and deely reactionary. They would devastate the poor on whose behalf he purports to speak - if his p...

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Posted 19 September 2015

"You have signed the death warrant for science." This is the dire assertion by Peter Webster, as reported by prominent U.S. climate scientist Dr Judith Curry. commenting on the actions of a group of scientists who have written to President Obama supporting a call by a U.S...

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Posted 17 September 2015

"Our overall conclusion is that a confluence of scientific uncertainty, political opportunism, and ideological predisposition in an area of scientific study of phenomena of great practical interest has fomented an artificial boom in that scientific discipline. The boom is...

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