Climate change

The great myth of the global warming ‘pause’

17 June 2017 9:00 am

As global warming believers and sceptics argue, the sea heats up

How to banish the scary jihadi monsters

10 June 2017 9:00 am

Saturday evening in Durham. My in-laws and I had just begun our usual postprandial shout about Donald Trump when my…

Do penises cause climate change? Discuss

3 June 2017 9:00 am

‘Why not think about Gender Studies?’ asked an advertorial aimed at prospective students in the newspaper I was reading. Actually,…

Wind turbines are neither clean nor green and they provide zero global energy

13 May 2017 9:00 am

Unreliable renewables are neither green nor clean

Is the choice between Macron and Le Pen really so much of a choice?

29 April 2017 9:00 am

With Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen through to the final in France, people of a conservative disposition might feel…

Britain invokes Article 50 to begin Brexit: the countdown begins

1 April 2017 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, wrote a letter to Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council, with formal…

The great diesel disaster shows how badly wrong-headed environmentalism can harm the planet

25 February 2017 9:00 am

Who do you think was responsible for Europe’s biggest environmental disaster of the past three decades; one that caused more…

Whalers defend themselves against polar bears (German school, 1870s)

Beauties and the beast: Hollywood sex goddesses and the great white bear

28 January 2017 9:00 am

According to the author of this beautifully illustrated, hugely engaging book, if we were ever to choose a fellow mammal…

Going off-piste: some people just can’t wait

In praise of late-season skiing

21 January 2017 9:00 am

There’s trouble brewing in the Alps. Skiers arriving in the mountains over Christmas were greeted, not by snow-clad chalets and…

When blacking up carried the death penalty

14 January 2017 9:00 am

Black background A Morris dancing troupe with blacked-up faces had to abandon its performance in a Birmingham shopping centre after…

All hail Donald Trump: slayer of the Great Green Blob

14 January 2017 9:00 am

Just before Christmas I popped over to Washington DC to test the waters of the Trump administration. I spoke to…

It's tough being the only British journalist who's right about everything

19 November 2016 9:00 am

So I made £250 betting on Trump to win the presidency. It would have been more, except that every time…

In Houston, even the oil men won’t admit to voting Trump

19 November 2016 9:00 am

 Houston, Texas It’s hard to find anyone in polite society here who admits to having voted for Trump, even among…

How many scientific papers just aren’t true?

29 October 2016 9:00 am

Too much government policy is based on research that simply hasn’t been tested

Vote Leave won the referendum, but it’s losing the government

22 October 2016 9:00 am

Vote Leave was the most successful electoral campaign in British history. Against the opposition of all three political parties, it…

The world is getting greener. Why does no one want to know?

22 October 2016 9:00 am

The world is getting greener. Why does no one want to know?

Why has the National Trust turned against Lake District hill farmers?

15 October 2016 9:00 am

Why has the National Trust turned against hill farmers?

Charles Moore’s Notes: meet the German financier who approves of Brexit

1 October 2016 9:00 am

Mathias Döpfner, the extremely tall, extremely intelligent head of Axel Springer, is unusual in the generally conformist German business elite…

This fracking ‘satire’ can frack off

23 July 2016 9:00 am

Fracking is a British tradition. Since 1969 more than 200 sites have used hydraulic fracturing ‘without environmental catastrophes’ according to…

We didn’t have a real choice in the 1975 referendum. We do now

7 May 2016 9:00 am

The comparison between the referendum questions — that asked in 1975 and the one which we shall be asked on 23…

The slow death of environmentalism

7 May 2016 9:00 am

Would you describe yourself as an ‘environmentalist’? I would, mainly to annoy greenies, but also because it’s true. If your…

Ocean acidification: yet another wobbly pillar of climate alarmism

30 April 2016 9:00 am

Another pillar of climate alarmism is looking distinctly wobbly

Energy Secretary Amber Rudd on windmill-slaying, North Sea oil and the EU

19 March 2016 9:00 am

Energy Secretary Amber Rudd on ending green rackets, supporting Scottish oil and staying in the EU

I’m putting my money where my mouth is and betting against climate change

30 January 2016 9:00 am

‘As oil crashes, is it time to short solar stocks?’ Gosh, I wish I’d read that headline a year ago.…

The joy of winter birdwatching (and how it’s changing)

12 December 2015 9:00 am

Our harsh December days are a temperate escape for some gorgeous birds