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By an extraordinary coincidence, I came across two cartoons today that despite decades between them seemed joined at the hip. The first (I’m … Continue reading
A new front in the climate debate – could the observed increase in atmospheric CO2 levels be natural, not man-made?
One of the common elementary errors in scientific analysis is to confuse correlation with causation. If two phenomena, A and B, are strongly correlated, it is very likely that there is a causal link. But it doesn’t prove that A … Continue reading
Recently the good Professor posed a question to me on Twitter. I’m afraid I didn’t identify him at once, but he’s come back and posed it again. He writes: 1. Sadly, you seem to have got the wrong end … Continue reading
The 140 character restriction on Twitter is inimical to serious intellectual debate, but too many people – and especially climate alarmists – seem to regard it as a licence for restricting themselves to abuse and sarcasm, while avoiding substantive issues. … Continue reading
Yesterday I attended a lunch debate to discuss the crisis in the steel industry – just days after the news broke of the problems in Redcar. This morning, a breakfast meeting on the problems of the fertiliser industry, facing revisions to … Continue reading