Small-scale solar systems can be owned by households,  communities or businesses (Pic: Department for International Development/Flickr)

UNEP’s trillion-dollar questions

It’s been somewhat challenging to keep up with the soporifics emanating from the various and sundry UN gatherings of the great and the good as part of the run-up to the annual December Dance of the Dynamos (aka the UN’s Conference of the Parties, in this instance COP21) being held this year in Paris. As…

Stormy days ahead for IPCC?

UPDATE 10/27/2014: See my comment below re Pachauri in most uncharacteristic “voice of moderation” mode -hro The 40th Session of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is scheduled to be held Oct. 27-31 in Copenhagen – scene of the 2009 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) lapse into a “coma“. Thanks to the…

Climategate: Of thumbnails, big pictures and timing

In the first of a two-part series related to the dervishes being whipped up in Durban, the National Post‘s Peter Foster notes: The moral climate Climate change is a scientific issue, not a moral issue This is the first of two parts. Tomorrow: In a “moral” science climate, skeptics are classed as ­“crackpots.” The 17th…

Five Green Commandments (Al Gore please take note!)

Victor Davis Hanson, whose writings are always worth reading, offers some advice to the Copenhagen CarbonFest participants … particularly the movers and shakers, via The Corner on National Review Online: Five Green Commandments. Given the disturbing news about the growing green business empire of Gore, Inc., the private jetting by grandees into Copenhagen to harangue…