Climate change

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…

Donald Trump is right to ditch the Paris Agreement

2 June 2017 15:48

Yesterday’s announcement by Donald Trump that the United States is withdrawing from the Paris Agreement is truly historic. The Paris accord was…

The Spectator Podcast: Made in Windsor

11 May 2017 15:46

On this week’s edition of The Spectator Podcast, we tackle a number of the most contentious issues around: whether the…

Will Prince Charles’s ‘climate collapse’ prediction come true?

1 May 2017 9:00

Each year, this column has the melancholy duty of reminding the public of the Prince of Wales’s prediction, made in…

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.…

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 is 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…

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…

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,…

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…