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Listen to Jeff Goldblum, not Matt Ridley

Did you read Matt Ridley’s piece in the Wall Street Journal last month?    He was making a very compelling argument that the “World’s Resources Aren’t Running out”.   I have to admit that when I started reading it, I got a little seduced by his optimism. For a while, I was hooked.  I bought … Continue reading

Six good things about petrol

I hate petrol [1]. As a fossil fuel its combustion contributes CO2 to the atmosphere, and so contributes to climate change. The particulates it emits on combustion contribute to inner-city pollution. Its extraction around the world is a dirty process, despite some half-hearted efforts to convince us otherwise. And the global appetite for oil-based fuels … Continue reading

Mr Trump has trouble with wind

Last year it was the Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Phillip). He described wind farms as “disgraceful”, that people who support them believe in a “fairy tale”, that they relied on government subsidies to survive and that they served “no useful purpose”…. I remember at the time laughing at the irony of this statement coming a … Continue reading

Whose responsibility is the future? ( or, Who’s avoiding the Climate Crunch?)

“Enjoy this magnificent stadium, Lisa, because you and Bart and your children will be paying for this long after the team have moved on to some other city.” – Homer Simpson. Climate change and the credit crunch share something in common – they are both about spending the future. Otherwise know as “credit”. Some would … Continue reading

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