|Tuesday 7 April 2009|
|A Fu Manchu of the dot com age?|
Claims that Chinese cyber-spies are plotting world domination through the World Wide Web are greatly exaggerated.
|Thursday 19 March 2009|
|The recession and the Politics of Fumbling|
The consistent incompetence of politicians is no accident: it is testament to their lack of a cohering ideology.
|Friday 30 January 2009|
|The world needs abundant, cheap, clean energy|
In an extract from their new book, Energise!, James Woudhuysen and Joe Kaplinsky argue that climate change is real, but the answer is to invest boldly in new forms of power supply not moralise about personal consumption.
|Monday 12 January 2009|
|The CFLs are on, but nobody’s home|
The mad green war on light bulbs won’t save much electricity - it’s about enforcing moral rectitude in the home.
|Monday 22 December 2008|
|Global rivalries go green|
Climate change will be a central part of government agendas in 2009 - and a rich source of diplomatic squabbles, too.
|Wednesday 16 July 2008|
|Nothing Romantic about environmentalists|
The great nineteenth-century English poets waxed lyrical about nature, but they still believed in humanity - unlike today’s eco-pessimists.
|Wednesday 2 April 2008|
|London 2012: where’s the Olympic Spirit?|
Officials don’t care about sport for sport’s sake: they want the Games to boost British self-esteem, fix public transport and solve global warming.
|Wednesday 12 December 2007|
|Knocking the wind out of the energy debate|
The UK government department in charge of energy is strangling urgently needed generation schemes in red tape, precaution and ceaseless consultation.
|Monday 5 November 2007|
|Brown's 'get fit' towns: |
Kim Jong-il would be proud
With its new towns that will force people to keep fit, New Labour is pushing an authoritarian health agenda that will be the envy of tinpot dictators.
|Friday 26 October 2007|
|Clausewitz after 9/11|
The Prussian master's brilliant analytical method in On War provides richer insights into the contemporary wars against terrorism than anything his glib critics have come up with.
|Wednesday 10 October 2007|
|Why greens don’t want to ‘solve’ climate change|
Environmentalists are cagey about techno-fixes to climate change because berating mankind for its impact on nature is their raison d'être.
|Thursday 4 October 2007|
|Sputnik: when American fears went into orbit|
When the Soviets put the first man-made satellite into space, 50 years ago today, the event launched an era of US self-doubt that continues to this day.
|Wednesday 12 September 2007|
|Like it or not, coal is vital to Asia’s growth|
Those calling on China and India to ‘kick the coal habit’, and opt for less sooty forms of energy, overlook the vast benefits of coal-use for those nations.
|Thursday 30 August 2007|
|Let’s research our own R&D record|
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development may be right that the Chinese are sluggish on research and development. But the same is true of America and Europe.
|Thursday 16 August 2007|
|It’s official: the masses are not gullible|
A new British government survey suggests that lots of us have an agnostic or atheist attitude to the cult of environmentalism.
|Wednesday 8 August 2007|
|This land is our land|
If New Labour is serious about making homes more affordable, then it should allow members of the public to buy land and build homes where they please.
|Tuesday 24 July 2007|
|Three cheers for China’s ‘economic miracle’|
Ignore the Yellow Peril view of Chinese economic growth as dirty and dangerous. There are good reasons to welcome China’s leaps forward.
|Thursday 12 July 2007|
|Let's fight back against the new Model Army|
Like voodoo forecasts, computer models of climate change are being used to stifle political discussion and resign man to his Fate.
|Thursday 21 June 2007|
|Is the Red Dragon a green threat?|
Ignore the scaremongering of environmentalist writers and thinkers: China should be free to develop as it wishes.
|Wednesday 30 May 2007|
|Did Rachel Carson really kill more people than Stalin?|
On the centenary of her birth, the author of Silent Spring is idolised by greens and demonised by the right. Both sides need to turn over a new leaf.