Tag Archives: France

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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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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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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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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