Climate change

Why are our MPs so pathetically in thrall to Extinction Rebellion?

20 June 2019 19:20

Why are MPs so pathetically in thrall to Extinction Rebellion? This morning, while the world was focused on the Conservative…

Is Theresa May’s climate change target realistic?

12 June 2019 9:20

In a last-ditch effort to find a domestic legacy, Theresa May has set her sights on the hot topic of…

Can Britain achieve net zero by 2050?

7 June 2019 12:31

Urgency of action on climate change is made plenty clear by the headline making actions of Extinction Rebellion (those naked…

Rebecca Long-Bailey has exposed Labour’s climate-change muddle

5 June 2019 16:48

A festival of inertia at PMQs today. A party without a leader, a Government without a purpose and a Parliament…

How cutting food waste could help solve the climate change crisis

10 May 2019 10:11

If the recent remonstrations around climate change have been anything to go by, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the…

It’s capitalism, not socialism, that will beat climate change

6 May 2019 10:24

When John Glenn was asked what went through his mind as he became the first American in space, he said…

Liam Fox falls foul of the climate change cult

26 April 2019 12:53

A question has come to me from a test paper in the A-level for 21st century ethics. Read the following…

Climate change school ‘strikers’ deserve to be punished

15 February 2019 14:42

The thousands of children across the UK on ‘strike’ from school today to protest climate change are admirable. They’re part…

Should we listen to David Attenborough’s climate change warning?

5 December 2018 15:05

‘Civilisation faces collapse, Attenborough warns UN.’ That was the Times headline on Tuesday about the great broadcaster’s speech at the…

The threat to the environment that the green lobby tries to ignore

20 November 2018 10:30

It’s not like the green blob to keep quiet when there’s a threat to the environment in the offing. Even…

What Donald Trump gets wrong about climate change

20 October 2018 9:00

Donald Trump now says of climate change: ‘I don’t think it’s a hoax, I think there’s probably a difference. But…

Good news: we now have until 2030 to save the earth

8 October 2018 16:24

Phew! The dangers of global warming are receding. Admittedly that is not how most news sources are reporting the publication…

Why weather apps can’t be trusted

7 June 2018 15:03

The Times reports this morning that Bournemouth business leaders are hugely annoyed with the BBC, whose weather app predicted thick…

New York’s fight against the oil giants is political posturing at its worst

11 January 2018 12:41

Was there ever a more pathetic piece of political posturing than the attempt by New York mayor Bill de Blasio…

Wind turbines are neither clean nor green and they provide zero global energy

30 December 2017 10:00

We’re closing 2017 by republishing our twelve most-read articles of the year. Here’s No. 2: Matt Ridley on why wind…

How will Brexit Britain cut emissions – and keep the lights on?

3 November 2017 15:54

Many remarkable things happened immediately after the Brexit referendum. One is often overlooked: The House of Commons adopted the Fifth…

Climate change campaigners are crying wolf

1 November 2017 12:30

When will the climate change lobby finally realise that it is undermining its own arguments through hyperbole? Yesterday, the Lancet…

Are old white men really to blame for climate change denial?

22 September 2017 17:04

Funnily enough, you don’t come across too many pieces in the Guardian blaming black people for crime or women for…

Shame on the eco-ghouls exploiting Hurricane Harvey

31 August 2017 7:19

Here they come, the eco-ghouls, feasting on another natural disaster. This time it’s the floods in Houston. No sooner had…

Books Podcast: Naomi Klein

13 July 2017 13:39

In this week’s Spectator Books podcast I’m joined by Naomi Klein, the activist journalist who gave articulate voice to the…