matt ridley

Don't believe everything you read in the papers.

Posted by Graham Thompson — 30 November 2015 at 4:54pm - Comments
Viscount Ridley explains where that £27 billion went.
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Are we certain we are not overreacting, m'lud?

Like the good little ecomodernist he is, Viscount Ridley (AKA Matt King Coal, science correspondent for Murdoch’s Times, owner of Britain’s biggest open-cast coal mine and the man who inherited and then broke Northern Rock) has been busy recycling old myths into comment pieces, for the Times and the Wall Street Journal.

The cure for syphilis is… malaria

Posted by Graham Thompson — 16 April 2014 at 12:13pm - Comments
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Do NOT google image search for 'syphilis'

The main headlines from the newly reformed and repentant Telegraph and Mail on the latest IPCC report (AR5 working group 3, on mitigation) were –

Fracking can be part of the solution to global warming, say UN climate change experts

Fracking can help to slow global warming admit UN scientists... and so can nuclear power

So what exactly did the new report (IPCC AR5 WG3 SPM) say about fracking? You’ll never guess.

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