“Progressives” still wrong on immigration

Once again, a discussion on immigration is taking place in Europe. For the last few days, the new “populist” government in Italy has refused a berth to a ship called the Aquarius, which is carrying some 630 immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa. Today, Valencia in Spain has said it would accept…

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Mitigating Paris

As we argued in 2007 and again following the G20 summit in Hamburg, global warming will affect poor countries far less able to cope with the consequences than the advanced industrial nations. We also warned that if the science is correct, emissions of greenhouse gases need to be reduced due…

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No wonder people get global warming and poverty wrong

In 2009, the second edition of Mark Maslin’s book Global Warming. A Very Short Introduction appeared in the well-known series published by Oxford University Press. According to Maslin’s website, the book has sold over 40,000 copies – and yet it betrays a fundamental flaw in thinking, knowledge and understanding before…

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