Category Archives: Denial

What did I JUST say in the last post about air-con?

I love the comfort of air-conditioning. But I wouldn’t want my life to depend on it. News just in from Canada’s heat-wave: The devastating “heat dome” has caused temperatures to rise to almost 50C in Canada and has been linked to hundreds … Continue reading

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Shellenberger is at it again – and even his old pals are not happy

It’s hard to write against your former heroes. Michael Shellenberger has highlighted so many of the challenges facing a 100% renewable energy grid, and shown so comprehensively that nuclear is a viable alternative, that I feel I owe him a … Continue reading

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Shellenberger rabid – and I will gradually edit out my many references to his work as he has proved unreliable

Michael Shellenberger’s latest book is the last straw for me. I’m done referencing his work. If we can’t trust him to be professional and objective in his journalism about climate change science, especially when he is not a trained engineer, … Continue reading

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James Hansen a ‘denier’

Wow. This is a new low from the renewables fans. It cuts deep, because normally I respect Naomi Oreskes. But that’s gone now. She is not an expert in the subject she’s discussing, and quotes a very dubious study into 100% … Continue reading

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Why doomers are like deniers

Doomers kowtow to a few fundamentalist doctrines that I no longer believe to be true. Peak oil, to me, is about oil production maxing out and running down. It is not about ‘Energy Descent’ which is the belief that only … Continue reading

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