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Time to Teach Lord Leach About Climate Science!

DeSmoggers asked to teach Lord Leach the errors of climate denial scientists S Fred Singer and Richard Lindzen and help stem the funding to the Global Warming Policy Foundation. Libertarian banker Lord Leach is a stalwart ‘spiritual’...Show More Summary

How Lawson Sold BP - And How An Arab State Almost Got Control

Lord Lawson is a patriot. He believes himself to be a very wise man indeed. But his sale of BP to the private sector nearly handed the oil company to an Arab state and this means that today, governments cannot control carbon emissions. The...Show More Summary

Tide Turning Against Global Coal Industry: New Report

Coal, the fossil fuel that largely sparked the industrial revolution, may be facing the beginning of the end — at least in terms of generating electricity. There are increasing signs of the demise of the world’s dirtiest fossil fuel,...Show More Summary

Solar Could Be Our Biggest Source Of Energy By 2050, If Politicians Make it Happen

The sun could be our biggest single source of energy and prevent 6 bilion tonnes of climate-warming CO 2 pollution by 2050, according to two new reports. Issued by the International Energy Agency, the two “Technology Roadmap” reports...Show More Summary

Did David Cameron Forget Climate Change Section in His Leader's Speech?

David Cameron warned the Conservative party conference in his barnstorming speech that “the dangers of climate change are stark and very real” and “if we don’t act now, and act quickly, we could face disaster.” This was, however, during...Show More Summary

Lawson Becomes Chancellor - Attacks Miners, Sells Coal, Oil and Gas

Lord Lawson created Britain's privatised energy industry. Some argue that he supports their interests by denying the need for robust climate change policies. But he didn't support everyone who worked for coal, oil and gas companies.Show More Summary

Lawson's Climate Denial Donor Boasts of Shale Gas Investment

Lord Lawson accepted a donation for his climate denial charity from a millionaire financier who successfully invested in shale gas fracking, DeSmog UK can reveal. Edgar Miller Jnr, a Texan-born venture capitalist, has been named as an...Show More Summary

How Lawson Lost Control of Britain's Fossil Fuels

Lord Lawson is today the main voice of climate denial in Britain. But 30 years ago he was personally responsible for the British state losing control over our reserves of fossil fuels. “My career as a cabinet minister began with quite...Show More Summary

Climate? What Climate? Osborne Sets Out Future of Planes, High speed Trains and Undertaxed Automobiles

Chancellor George Osborne says Conservatives are party of the future but will rely on 19th century fuels to power the economy - and presents no plan to deal with climate change  George Osborne sent a clear message to the markets andShow More Summary

David "Go Green" Cameron's Top Donors Financing Climate Denial

David Cameron faces a major party rebellion over climate change, with Conservative funders giving money to climate denialists and calling for a party rethink on its policy of cutting greenhouse gas emissions. DeSMog UK has identified...Show More Summary

The Day Thatcher Met Hayek - and How this Led to Privatisation

Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher meets free market economist Friedrich von Hayek at IEA. She appoints Lord Lawson and they direct privatisation of British energy interests. Thatcher arrived at the humble offices of the Institute of Economic...Show More Summary

Global Warming Pollution on the Rise, CO2 Set to Hit 40 Billion Tons in 2014

Atmospheric carbon dioxide emissions, the main contributor to global warming, are set to rise again in 2014 – reaching a record high of 40 billion tonnes, according to a new report. The latest annual update of the Global Carbon Budget...Show More Summary

How the Neoliberal Dream Became the Reality of Thatcherism

The finest triumph of the Institute of Economic Affairs was winning Thatcher to free market economics. That story is told here. Their second, decades later, was seeding climate denial. An excitable Keith Joseph met with Ralph HarrisShow More Summary

Arctic Madness: Shell and ConocoPhillips Plead With US Govt to Avoid Standards For Arctic Spill Preparedness

Two oil companies planning to drill in remote Arctic waters, Shell and ConocoPhillips, are pleading with U.S. regulators not to make them follow new guidelines proposed by the Interior Department that would require the companies to keep...Show More Summary

DeSmog UK Conservative Party Conference Special!

Grassroots members attending the Conservative party conference have plenty to discover on DeSmog UK over the coming week. The links on this page will come live as we publish our series of exclusives and history features.  On Monday we...Show More Summary

YouTube School: 13 Misconceptions About Global Warming

Sometimes YouTube is educational. Crazy, right? Below is a great video produced by Veritasium that debunks 13 common climate denial myths.  It's clear that somebody has been reading Skeptical Science. If you want to learn more aboutShow More Summary

Doctors Remind Politicians of Health Consequences of Failure to Address Climate Change

Vote-hungry politicians reluctant to act on climate change because they are beholden to the powerful fossil fuel sector just received a poor prognosis from the medical profession. Climate change is not only happening but it can exacerbate...Show More Summary

How Free Market Economics Was Smuggled into Britain - Alongside Factory Farming

The founder of the Institute of Economic Affairs argued free markets needed honesty. But his own financial success was based on smuggling - and the IEA was itself conceived with the help of a white lie. Antony Fisher was determined to support Friedrich von Hayek's international campaign to transform the ideology of the age. Show More Summary

‘Coal Not Dole’ Remains Rallying Cry for Shadow Climate Secretary Caroline Flint

Labour’s climate policies depend on carbon capture and storage to provide energy and jobs despite serious concerns about the practice. Coal burning will power Britain under a Labour government through the use of carbon capture and storage...Show More Summary

High-Techs Abandon ALEC, Fossil and Tobacco Wolf In Business Suit

As Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Yelp and other high-tech Silicon Valley companies abandon the American Legislative Exchange Council ( ALEC ), a few facts need more emphasis to understand this wolf in business clothes, bringing “sample bills”...Show More Summary

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