Category Archives: France Italy & the rest

IPCC: We still have Paris

IPCC WG III is out, and reading through the comments at http://bishophill.squarespace.com/blog/2014/4/13/working-group-iii.html#comments I stopped and smiled at this from TinyCO2: “Aunty BEEB and Granny Guardian are right behind you and if this year you’re not a success, there’s always COP21 … Continue reading

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Italian Politics Again

Apart from the climate wars, the only other subject I know of whose fate is so profoundly entwined with the internet is Italian politics. The future direction of the world’s climate and energy policy depends largely on how long it … Continue reading

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Climatoscepticisme à la française

[This article grew out of a comment I left on a French sceptical site which I mention below, which got some very positive reactions. I hope to encourage French-speaking sceptics to participate in the discussion. It’s clear from reading French … Continue reading

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Stephen Emmott in Italia: Dieci Miliardi

Googling “stephen emmott” + “ten billion” yields 56,300 results, though no recent articles, as far as I can see, about the book that was published in July in Britain and in early September in the USA by two of the … Continue reading

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In Praise of (French) Ecologists

French politics is complicated, and I’d more or less sworn off discussing it, but recent events involving a new Eco-tax make the subject irresistible. The Marxist historian E.P. Thompson once remarked that the British love affair with Europe was largely … Continue reading

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Italian Election

You have no doubt heard that the Italian election has left the country, and possibly the European Union, in a state of confusion. The left has won in the Lower House, and the right in the Senate. Hardly anyone is … Continue reading

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Great Works of English Literature (2): “The Hockey Stick Illusion” (or: Bad Smell of the Melodystick Ballgamepole Songline)

I’m a big fan of Chinese rap music, of which more in a moment. But first: I was going to do a review of Andrew Montford’s book, which I read at Christmas. But then I lent it to my daughter’s … Continue reading

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