Climate change


The death of the global warming ‘pause’ has been greatly exaggerated

6 January 2017 8:10

The global warming ‘pause’ never existed, say the headlines. It’s a claim that has been made before, only to be…


Sarkozy is sceptical about climate change? String him up

17 September 2016 10:46

Prepare the stake, stoke the fire: someone has blasphemed against climate-change orthodoxy. The speech criminal in question is Nicolas Sarkozy.…

A bleached area of the Great Barrier Reef (Photo: ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies)

The Great Barrier Reef is dying. Why does nobody seem to care?

11 April 2016 10:25

We seem to be wilfully blind when it comes to nature. Right now, Australia is in the grip of an…

A new paper in a prestigious journal proves a 15-year hiatus in global warming. Why it it being ignored?

26 February 2016 18:32

This article, in Nature magazine, ought to have been front page news – and might have been, had it suggested…

Miguel Arias Canete, the EU Climate Action and Energy Commissioner

Yes, the Paris climate deal was toothless. But it’s the EU we need to worry about

13 December 2015 14:41

Reading the Sunday newspapers, you could be forgiven for thinking an earth-shattering agreement was reached in Paris – one which outdid…

Arnold Schwarzenegger inspects solar panels in Glendora, California (David McNew/Getty)

Spectator books of the year: Mark Cocker on a stake through the heart of pseudoscience

12 December 2015 15:00

The Invention of Nature: The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science by Andrea Wulf (John Murray,…

Emergency rescue workers use an inflatable boat to travel down the flooded streets of Cockermouth, in Cumbria (Photo: Andrew Yates/Getty

Cumbria’s floods can’t just be blamed on the ‘climate change bogeyman’

10 December 2015 16:22

The flooding in Cumbria came at a bad time for those who make their living hyping global warming. Pretty much…


So governments can control the weather, but not our borders?

3 December 2015 15:48

Niall Ferguson wrote a piece recently comparing Europe’s situation to that of the Roman Empire during its late, decadent, sexual…


Charlotte Church feels the heat on Question Time

2 October 2015 1:53

Last night’s episode of Question Time saw David Dimbleby relocate to Cardiff to join Charlotte Church, Charles Moore, Stephen Crabb, Labour’s Stephen…

Quentin Letts

BBC ‘environment analyst’ explodes on Twitter as BBC presenter mocks Met Office’s climate prophecies

6 August 2015 22:16

Climate change is the subject of a complex debate in which, increasingly, experts disagree with each other. Nearly all of them believe in…


Brave Cardinal Pell challenges Pope Francis’s dogma on climate change

18 July 2015 22:53

‘The Church has got no mandate from the Lord to pronounce on scientific matters.’ In that one sentence, Cardinal Pell…

Members of the public keep cool in a water fountain in central London on July 1, 2015.

Yes, this is England’s hottest July day ever. But this tells us nothing about global warming

1 July 2015 17:53

If you were deliberately trying to obtain a record high temperature reading an international airport would be a good place…

Brother Michael, a Benedictine Monk, gets ready for St Benedict's Feast at  Pluscarden Abbey

Earn as you burn: the green energy offer that saved the monks of Pluscarden

19 June 2015 18:26

Pluscarden Abbey, just outside Elgin in northeast Scotland, is one of the most beautiful places in Britain. But to those…

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The Pope and climate change: Francis is slapping his conservative critics in the face

17 June 2015 20:07

Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment comes down firmly on the side of the global warming consensus/lobby (delete according to…

The husky is dead. Long live green conservatism (Photo: Bruno Vincent/Getty)

David Cameron must now lead a green Conservative government

1 June 2015 13:36

Those on the left tend to think that British Conservatism is a derivative of US Republicanism. But environmental policy shows…


The tension in Labour’s energy policy between prices and decarbonisation

20 April 2015 16:13

There has always been a tension in Ed Miliband’s energy policy between its aim to get prices down via the…

Frozen Fools

Why don’t we hear about the beneficial side of climate change?

28 November 2014 15:54

Two headlines on successive days speak volumes about the scaremongering which is endemic in the way in which learned bodies…

Flooding Continues To Affect The Somerset Levels

Maria Eagle is talking nonsense about floods and climate change

11 August 2014 15:06

The Shadow Environment Secretary Maria Eagle headed off to Woking today, where she addressed an audience of environmentalists at WWF’s…


Australia’s Tony Abbott has made history by abolishing the hated carbon tax

17 July 2014 12:56

A few years ago, the conventional wisdom down under held that Tony Abbott and his centre-right Liberal Party were crazy…


In defence of Nigel Lawson, and his fellow climate sceptics

8 July 2014 14:45

Some people find climate change ‘deniers’ the most irritating people on God’s green earth. On her Telegraph blog Martha Gill…

Lennart Bengtsson, who was due to join the advisory board of the Global Warming Policy Foundation.

There is something very wrong with climatology

19 May 2014 16:33

In the last few days climate scientists have found themselves back on the front pages, and once again it’s for…

Prime Minister David Cameron Speaks About The NHS

David Cameron’s sacred cows exposed by Freakonomics

16 May 2014 13:30

There’s an interesting bit in the first chapter of Think Like a Freak, (Allen Lane, £12.99), from the Freakonomics duo,…

Climate Change And Global Pollution To Be Discussed At Copenhagen Summit

National Trust trusting in green dogma

2 May 2014 16:06

Strange happenings at a place that many people think of as one of Britain’s National Treasures: the National Trust. As…


If you really hate wind farms, David Cameron won’t help you

16 April 2014 14:32

The Prime Minister is planning to cap the total number of onshore wind farms in Britain. But what would limiting…

David Cameron tours a Total shale site in Lincolnshire. (AFP PHOTO/Lindsey Parnaby.)

The potential of shale – in the fight against climate change…

14 April 2014 18:27

The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published a report earlier this morning which contains a remarkable insight. Ottmar…