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Keep the Coal in a Black Hole and the Gas up Rusbridger’s Wassname

I was idly surfing the English language TV news channels looking for reactions to the Greek crisis, and came across two science items. In the first the presenter was interviewing a science correspondent who was holding a cuddly furry toy … Continue reading

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Censorship of a Climate Sceptic

Benoît Rittaud is a mathematics lecturer at the University of Paris, and the author of “Le Mythe Climatique”. He also runs the climate sceptic blog skyfall.fr. He’s just written a book called “La Peur Exponentielle” (The Exponential Fear). Here’s an … Continue reading

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‘Allo ‘Allo

Hello again. Just to let you know about the launch of an “Association Francophone des Climato-Optimistes” (AFCO). You can read about it at http://www.skyfall.fr/?p=1490 and their manifesto is at http://www.climat-optimistes.com/ Membership costs 50 euros, which I find a bit steep. … Continue reading

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Benoît Rittaud: Climate Models Capable of Anything

Benoît Rittaud is a maths lecturer and blogger at “Changement Climatique”. This article, from November 11th 2014 is one of a series analysing a recent series of reports by Meteo France containing climate predictions for France (Metropolitain and Overseas). The original … Continue reading

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Investing in NGOs

I really should start a consultancy business advising ambitious entrepreneurs on how to make money out of setting up NGOs. There are property columns and share tipsters on the money pages of the serious press. Why not NGO investment advisers? … Continue reading

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French take Leave of their Senses

The Lower House of the French Parliament has just passed a law on the Energy Transition to Green Growth, which is going to the Senate for rubber stamping before being passed into law under a special accelerated procedure. You can … Continue reading

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We’ll Always Have Paris

From the official website of the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development, and Energy: http://www.developpement-durable.gouv.fr/Les-enjeux-de-la-conference-de.html Les enjeux de la conférence de 2015 The challenges of the 2015 conference February 17, 2014 (updated February 20, 2014) This conference should be a … Continue reading

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