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@Oct 10, 2013 at 6:12 PM | Robin Guenier

Robin,

Thanks for that.

P. M. W.

Oct 10, 2013 at 10:21 PM | Unregistered CommenterP M Walsh

DT front page Don't tell me the energy companies are starting to get panicky.
What happens next depends on whether the public believe the SSE boss or Ed Davey. I know who my money would be on.

Oct 10, 2013 at 10:14 PM | Registered CommenterMike Jackson

New transcript: as WWI centenary looms, OECD chief urges Britain to continue to "lead the charge" against the fossil-fuel "enemy":
https://sites.google.com/site/mytranscriptbox/home/20131009_r4

@ James Evans, I think this ties in with your comments about the blitz mentality.

Oct 10, 2013 at 8:47 PM | Unregistered CommenterAlex Cull

Anyone listened to Quentin Cooper presenting "Challenges in Chemical Renewable Energy" Meeting in Cambridge (RSC Royal Society of Chemistry) BBC link
Strangely the facebookpage is not filled with positive greendream, some negative comments about batteries being not yet good and some ads

- They had the non-crusading Quentin's Material World replaced with InsideScience Why ? Seems to me that some one "cares" and so are now ensuring the pressure is kept up with a climate scare story of the week. A weekly dose of fear driven jumping to conclusions. I imagine their motivation "It's important it really matters, think of the children !" "we must remain on message so it's OK to be flexible with the truth"

Oct 10, 2013 at 8:31 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Looks like Eyjafjallasjokull may be waking up again: http://en.vedur.is/earthquakes-and-volcanism/earthquakes/myrdalsjokull/

Oct 10, 2013 at 8:10 PM | Unregistered CommenterBrent Hargreaves

michel,

"What will be found unusual about it is that it took possession of a section of the intellectual class, and that it was adopted and advocated in the name of science."

One of the problems, I think, is that it is such a seductive idea. People actually like it.

When I outed myself as a sceptic a few years ago, there were only two friends who objected. And they both objected for roughly the same reason - they really liked the direction we were going in as a result of the CAGW scare. The whole world was getting together. Rather like the blitz mentality, we were all in this, fighting, together. And we were fighting for an environmental cause. What could be better than that?

And we were fighting against the darker sides of our nature. Greed for money and material things is what drove our need for cheap energy. We were choking the planet with the fumes of all the stuff we had to burn in order to sustain our dissolute lifestyles.

Oct 10, 2013 at 7:27 PM | Unregistered CommenterJames Evans

P M Walsh: the "other man" was Tony Keeling, Customer Services Director of SSE. The Sky item can be seen here.

Oct 10, 2013 at 6:12 PM | Registered CommenterRobin Guenier

It might be worth watching Sky News at 1800 hrs. All day they have been showing repeats of Eamonn Holmes confrontation with a Government Minister as to the amount of tax levied on home heating fuels.

The Minister stated it was 4% but another man on the show (he may have been from a consumer group) said the tax
was 10%. So Eamonn questioned the minister again who stuck to his 4%. The other man again said 10% and Eamonn turned to the minister and asked yet again was it 10%. The minister then said that it was 4% but there was another charge levied that brought it up to over 9%.

Eamonn got "into" him him again, finger pointing, saying "then it is 10%" to which the minister agreed. great fun

Oct 10, 2013 at 5:14 PM | Unregistered CommenterP M Walsh

The happy clapping optimism here is hilarious. I haven't the heart to puncture the balloon.

http://io9.com/the-eu-on-track-to-meet-its-2020-climate-goals-1443229235

Oct 10, 2013 at 4:14 PM | Unregistered CommenterStuck-Record

The correct address is
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbeWmP0FQOg

Oct 10, 2013 at 12:03 PM | Unregistered CommenterRoss Lea

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