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Hide The Decline

It’s been 10 years since Climategate, when thousands of emails between climate scientists were publicly released by either hackers or leakers. The Observer had a long review of the affair last Sunday: Climategate 10 years on: what lessons have we … Continue reading

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The Plans Always Go Wrong

I hate making plans. Plans are like straitjackets. They constrain you to doing something or other for a certain period of time. It’s like going to prison. But if I make plans for myself, I can at least abandon the … Continue reading

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All Passes Away

I imagine that in a century or two, people will wonder what all the fuss was about today. Why were they so concerned about Brexit back then? Why were they worried about global warming? Why did they ban smoking? Why … Continue reading

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The Malthusian Illusion

Thomas Malthus still exerts great influence. Malthus was a demographer before he was ever considered an economist. He first came to prominence for his 1798 publication, An Essay on the Principle of Population. In it, he raised the question of … Continue reading

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Stop The Scaremongering

Leaving Brexit aside. Huffington Post: Sir David Attenborough has lauded teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg, praising her “passion” and “insight”. The veteran broadcaster is currently gearing up to unveil his new show Seven Worlds, One Planet, which explores the differences in … Continue reading

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The Thunberg Regime

I ought to be interested in the debate about Boris’ Brexit Deal in Parliament today, but I’m not, perhaps because: Remain supporters have hatched a plan to ensure Boris Johnson will be forced to ask for a Brexit extension even … Continue reading

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The Rapid Appearance of Extinction Rebellion

Extinction Rebellion (XR) is a surprisingly new organisation. It seems to have originated in the UK in May 2018, barely 18 months ago: Extinction Rebellion was established in the United Kingdom in May 2018 with about one hundred academics signing … Continue reading

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