Wind turbines are neither clean nor green and they provide zero global energy

From The Spectator We urgently need to stop the ecological posturing and invest in gas and nuclear Matt Ridley The Global Wind Energy Council recently released its latest report, excitedly boasting that ‘the proliferation of wind energy into the global power market continues at a furious pace, after it was revealed that more than 54…

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"Is Climate 'Lukewarmism' Legitimate?"

Guest post by David Middleton A very thoughtful column by Ross Pomeroy at Real Clear Science… Is Climate ‘Lukewarmism’ Legitimate? By Ross Pomeroy September 25, 2017 To many, prominent writers Matt Ridley, Ross Douthat, and Oren Cass are a baffling bunch. They are the visible proponents of the position that climate change is real, manmade, and occurring…

Ridley's Riposte to John Abraham

Guest essay by Dr. Matt Ridley On a blog called Desmog Blog, John Abraham has criticized my recent article in the Wall Street Journal on climate sensitivity. Here’s my piece http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324549004579067532485712464.html And here’s his piece: http://www.desmogblog.com/2013/09/16/john-abraham-slams-matt-ridley-climate-denial-op-ed-wall-street-journal. It’s a poor response, characterized by inaccurate representation of what I said, even down to actual misquoting. In the…

Newsbytes: Science Is About Evidence, Not Consensus

From the GWPF and Dr. Benny Peiser Met Office Gets A Roasting Over ‘Wet Summers’ Forecast Science does not respect consensus. There was once widespread agreement about phlogiston (a nonexistent element said to be a crucial part of combustion), eugenics, the impossibility of continental drift, the idea that genes were made of protein (not DNA)…

Call for essays: The 2013 Matt Ridley Prize

The Matt Ridley prize for exposing environmental pseudoscience was inspired by Matt’s discovery that a Ridley family trust was making money from a wind farm company. All too often, hysterical groupthink, based on bad science, creates a climate in which politicians intone ‘something must be done’ and throw millions at pointless schemes. So the Ridley prize is…