Category Archives: Sociology of Climate Change

Lives of the Climate Bloggers (3): Robert E. Phelan

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ctpost/obituary.aspx?n=Robert-Phelan&pid=159079832#fb “Robert E. Phelan, Jr., age 63, of West Haven, CT passed away on August 10, 2012. […] Robert graduated from Notre Dame High school and continued his education at Providence College and Indiana University where he received two masters’ … Continue reading

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The Great Psychological Conspiracy Theory Conspiracy

Imagine if  the government announced that those who disagreed with its policies or  who refused to accept everything it said as the gospel truth were irrational creatures suffering from persecution mania. Imagine if there was a group of scientists who … Continue reading

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Socialism for Sceptics

There’s an adoring article by Leo Hickman at http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/apr/12/jeremy-grantham-environmental-philanthropist-interview on Jeremy Grantham and the millions he gives every year to fighting climate change. That’s the same Leo Hickman who thought he had the scoop of the century  a few months … Continue reading

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Ehrlich’s Endarkenment, Emmott’s Ten Billion, and the War in Mali

[I can’t get the graph to work. Follow the link for a similar one] Professor Ehrlich and Professor Emmott are quite right. World population is likely to increase from its current 7 billion to about 9.5 billion in 2050 and … Continue reading

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UKYCC: Tracking down the Poznan Ten

My mother always said this would happen. You start off visiting odd blogs, chatting with strangers, and you end up stalking young women on the internet. Some people point me to Agenda 21, Bilderberg, the 1001 club – the sinister … Continue reading

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Blue Screen of Death and the Woodcraft Folk

I went commenting at Delingpole’s yesterday, in a cynical attempt to raise my hit rate. I always feel like a member of the ineffectual Ankh Morpork Watch over there, stepping into a tavern brawl between Trolls and Dwarves and trying … Continue reading

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Classics of English Literature (1): James Delingpole’s “Watermelons”.

I like Delingpole. He makes me laugh. I like him too for the same reason I like Monbiot: he’s read lots of stuff I haven’t, which saves me the trouble, and he’s good at drawing interesting conclusions and laying them … Continue reading

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Steel, Gas and Watermelons

I don’t buy the Watermelon theory that Greens are just closet Reds, and that environmentalism is some secret plot to impose soviet-style socialism on the world. It’s a Heath Robinson kind of idea, at once oversimplified and too complicated to … Continue reading

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How Can We Bloggers Win the Climate Wars?: (Answers Below Please)

Bloggers never say how many hits they get, any more than Casanovas put a figure on the number of their conquests, or bankers boast about their take-home pay This must change. However much I enjoy making vulgar jokes about environmentalists … Continue reading

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Apocalypse Delayed

Maurizio Morabito put my first internet article up on his blog three years ago. Tony Newbery put the next seven up at Harmless Sky. (links are on the first post on this blog: “I’ve got a Blog”). I’ve never met … Continue reading

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