Climate change

An inconvenient interview: Andrew Neil defends his grilling of Ed Davey

22 July 2013 17:49

Andrew Neil’s interview on Sunday Politics the other week triggered much reaction – and protest from those who do not believe…

So where is the ‘ecosystem collapse’ that Prince Charles warned us about?

21 June 2013 15:10

It is traditional for me, at this season, to remind readers of the Prince of Wales’s prophecy, spoken in Brazil…

Met Office in crisis meeting as sun comes out

18 June 2013 9:00

The Met Office is apparently holding a ‘crisis meeting’ today to discuss why Britain’s weather refuses to behave itself these…

Tim Yeo “steps aside” as committee chairman. But will he now sue himself for libel?

10 June 2013 21:42

From the moment that the Sunday Times caught Tim Yeo offering to advise energy companies for cash, it was clear…

First Mercer, now Yeo – isn’t it time politicians tried to entrap journalists?

9 June 2013 9:22

Now that it has become commonplace for the press to entrap MPs and peers, why don’t our legislators try to…

A fracking plant in America. Picture: Getty

Let’s get fracking

8 June 2013 19:04

Great news on the fracking front. A company called IGas says it’s sitting on a huge shale gas reserve deep…

At long last the mainstream media are paying attention to global warming sceptics

12 April 2013 12:49

The failure of the Earth to warm since the start of the century has been a talking point for global…

What’s happening? Snow was ‘disappearing from our lives’ in 2000

27 March 2013 7:30

Enormous thanks to OGT for alerting us all to the brilliant article from the Independent – published on Monday March…

This extreme weather is a consequence of exhaustive reporting

25 March 2013 11:07

Just as a follow up to what I was talking about below. Here’s the government’s chief scientific advisor, Sir John…

Nursing prejudice: how climate change activists are prisoners of their own politics

19 February 2013 15:07

Sir Paul Nurse, the Nobel laureate and President of the Royal Society, has been hitting out at global warming sceptics.…

How Oliver Letwin lost his Kyoto bet with Nigel Lawson

6 January 2013 13:09

Not that anyone has noticed, but the Kyoto Protocol expired on 31 December, with  carbon emissions up by 58pc over…

In Doha, a big green rent-seeking machine

9 December 2012 18:34

A couple of weeks ago the great global warming bandwagon coughed and spluttered to a halt in Doha, the latest…

Tata Steel’s job cuts, a tale of 2 press releases

23 November 2012 14:39

Today brings bad news that Tata Steel is to cut 900 jobs in the UK (at plants in South Wales,…

Revealed: who decides the BBC’s climate change policy

13 November 2012 13:04

Just when you thought the BBC had no more scandals, Guido Fawkes has revealed what the Beeb tried very hard…

Another BBC scandal: hiding their climate change agenda

11 November 2012 13:53

While the BBC struggles to deal with its recent bout of self-proclaimed ‘shoddy journalism’, there’s another ethical scandal simmering away. The simple…

Danny Alexander’s real enemy

11 August 2012 17:22

Danny Alexander, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, is to drop his normally conciliatory voice to attack the Tories at…

The Treasury sides with the consumer over climate policy

23 July 2012 14:30

Tim Yeo is now posing as a friend of the consumer. Launching the latest report from the Energy and Climate Change Committee…

What fossil fuel subsidies?

18 June 2012 13:30

The environmental movement hasn’t responded well to the setbacks it has suffered seen since the failure of the Copenhagen climate…

Osborne versus wind farms

3 June 2012 14:30

Here’s a U-turn that we can all welcome: felling the wind farms. Matt Ridley described, in a Spectator cover story some while…

Downfall

15 April 2012 9:45

It did not take long. Last month, Matt Ridley argued in a Spectator cover story that the wind farm agenda is…

The green squeeze

18 February 2012 16:57

Bjorn Lomborg’s article on why Germany is cutting back on its support for solar power is well worth reading and…

Lawson: Abolish DECC

8 February 2012 10:21

Did we need to replace Chris Huhne at all? Nigel Lawson, a former editor of The Spectator (amongst other things),…

The Climate Change Committee’s suspiciously opaque report

15 December 2011 15:30

The Climate Change Committee, a quango set up to advise the Government on its emissions targets, make a big claim…

Whatever Chris Huhne says, Durban hasn’t changed anything

12 December 2011 18:34

This morning the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) told us that the climate summit in Durban, which concluded…

Disappointment in Durban

5 December 2011 17:21

Will Durban break the cycle of climate change meetings that repeatedly disappoint those hoping to replace Kyoto with an upgraded…