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Climate change: A new religion complete with evangelists, tithes, indulgences and superstitions

February 2, 2011
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Climate change: A new religion complete with evangelists, tithes, indulgences and superstitions

Last night BBC Four aired a documentary which took a look at climate change sceptics and in particular one of the movement's most prominent poster boys, Lord Christopher Monckton, 3rd Viscount of Brenchley.The programme, like climate science itself, attracted controversy before it even came on air. James Delingpole, a vocal climate change sceptic who...
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How to Get Rich from Liberal Delusions

January 30, 2011
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How to Get Rich from Liberal Delusions

The secret to instant wealth is to spot a mass delusion and bet against it. The Tulip Craze. Florida swamp land. Getting the timing right is tricky, but we are blessed with an overload of mass delusions. You can pick your own favorite. Delusional bubbles have to pop...
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Warmists: ‘We can’t win the game, so let’s change the rules’

January 19, 2011
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Warmists: ‘We can’t win the game, so let’s change the rules’

Willis Eschenbach’s recent guest post at Watts Up With That? on the current state of ‘Climate science’ should be made compulsory reading in every classroom, every university science department, every eco-charity, every environmental NGO and in every branch of government. They won’t like it up ‘em, that’s for sure. What Eschenbach says is so pure...
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A Banner Day For Junk Science

January 7, 2011
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A Banner Day For Junk Science

Corruption: A study debunking vaccines by a scientist in the pay of trial lawyers was found to be "an elaborate fraud." Meanwhile, the "Great Garbage Patch" turned out to be a sea myth. Science has some explaining to do. Scientific inquiry, once perceived a noble redoubt of objective truth-seeking and enlightenment, is doing a bang-up...
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Light-bulb banning begins

January 6, 2011
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Light-bulb banning begins

The cost of illuminating your home is about to go up significantly. Most Americans take for granted that when they flip a switch, darkness immediately gives way to a warm, natural light. That's no longer possible in California, where a regulation that took effect Jan. 1 only allows the sale of harsh, cold compact...
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Upton flips a switch on CFL bulbs

December 7, 2010
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Upton flips a switch on CFL bulbs

Three years after he led the charge to require consumers to ditch their comfortable old incandescent lights in favor of those twisty CFL bulbs, Rep. Fred Upton now wants to be the man to help undo that law as the next chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. That about-face is not unique among...
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