The carbon trading money tree

If the carbon trading business seems too good to be true, maybe there’s a good reason Guest post by Kelvin Kemm The COP-18 environmental conference held in Doha has come and gone. In the wake of high expectations for a successor treaty, the Kyoto Protocol was extended, but only after bitter debate – and several…

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Alice in Wonderland science

Our energy and environment deserve better – in South Africa and Qatar Guest post by Dr. Kelvin Kemm A few weeks ago, perhaps as a prologue to the “global warming disaster” convention in Doha, Qatar, South Africa’s Department of Environment Affairs took out a full-page advertisement in our country’s newspapers, promoting National Marine Week. The…

After Rio – what next?

It’s time to give all mankind a real chance to enjoy genuine development Guest post by Dr. Kelvin Kemm The Rio+20 World Environmental Conference has come and gone. The “Plus 20” comes from the fact that it took place twenty years after the first such conference, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992. Between…

Post COP 17 – The Road to Nowhere

Guest post by Professor Will Alexander  Roadmaps The key word used during the COP 17 discussions was ‘roadmap’ used by the European Union delegation. The following is a map of my travels through southern Africa. My two principal destinations at the time were surf fishing along the remote Skeleton Coast of Namibia in the northwest,…

Durban: what the media are not telling you

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley in Durban, South Africa DURBAN, South Africa — “No high hopes for Durban.” “Binding treaty unlikely.” “No deal this year.” Thus ran the headlines. The profiteering UN bureaucrats here think otherwise. Their plans to establish a world government paid for by the West on the pretext of dealing with the…