Twitterbots And Climate Change

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Quite horrifying news that some quarter of all Tweets about climate change are created by 'bots. The social media conversation over the climate crisis is...

A Question About Climate Change And Joined Up Government

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In the Stern Review on climate change we are sternly (ahem) informed that we must abjure planning as a method of beating climate change....

Climate Change – So Let’s Just Be Poor Instead, Eh?

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It's rare to see this so baldly stated. The alternative to climate change is that we all remain poor: Can we fully absorb the scale...

The Argument For A Carbon Tax

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The argument for a carbon tax isn't that it's perfect. Rather, given what the idiots are doing already that it would be better: In 1989...

George Monbiot Says There’s No Point In Battling Climate Change

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This is not, of course what George Monbiot actually comes out and says, that there's no point in Battling Climate Change. But it is...

People Will Whine About Shell’s Share Buybacks

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A little prediction, people will whine about Shell buying back its own shares: Shell has a plan to buy back an extraordinary $25 billion of...

The Swansea Tidal Power Project Is A Total And Complete Dog

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Yes, yes, yes, we're all supposed to be right on about renewables. Even, willing to fund them through the loss making development phase and...

Pneumonia Is A Disease Of Poverty, Is It – Our New Renewables Victims

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An interesting statement made here: Kevin Watkins, the Save the Children chief executive, said: “I would describe pneumonia as the ultimate disease of poverty, both...

Where Michael Mann Goes Wrong About Climate Change

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Michael Mann hasn't grasped the simplest and most basic point about climate change yet: Mann told the Observer that although flat rejection of global warming...

Why Marty Weitzman Was Wrong About Climate Change’s Fat Tail

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This comes into that - all too large - class of things I'd not want to have to explain myself but am willing to...