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Arctic March Dutch climate journalist Bernice Notenboom fails miserably

Our little Dutch sceptic community gave blogger and nature photographer Rypke Zeilmaker 1000 euro for his one thousandth blog posting to buy a new camera with which he now very sustainably shoots fabulous “localy produced” images. 62 investors amongst whom a number of government institutions gave 18.800 euro’s to professional adventurer and “climate journalist” Bernice Notenboom who in order to portrait the “final

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Leading Dutch Financial Newspaper: “Is the European energy policy bankrupt?”

Notrickszone.com is so valuable in that it shares purely German news with the whole world. Today with this announcement in Financieel Dagblad I feel that also the whole world should know. I heard about the new theme in a series of Energy Debates – “Is the European energy policy bankrupt?” – from an advertisement on

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OK, you want to avoid more than 2°C warming, here’s your Challenge Ahead

On a day with particularly interesting weather (tornado’s, hail, storm – see my picture), while surfing the web for my daily dose of news on climate and energy, I accidentally came across an online report by the Dutch Environmental Planning Agency (PBL) about tracking the goals of “Rio 1992”. There is a regular webversion here and

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Is De Jager right or do we get a new Litte Ice Age like Lockwood says

Leading astrophysicist Kees de Jager is progressively toning down his warming scepticism. From predicting a Grand Minimum he backed down a few years ago to talking about a Dalton-like mini-ice age. In his very recent publication that is pretty much ripped at WUWT he now talks about slowed warming since 2007. To me it becomes

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Felix Meritis: Battle against boredom with Ideas of the left

Yesterday I visited the Amsterdam version of the London based initiative ‘Battle of Ideas’ in Felix Meritis. The debate was on two subjects, that are related. Multiculturalism, ethnic segregation was the first. And second was the modern first commandment in Western social intercourse, key to my interest and familiar to anyone reading Roger Scruton. Attacking

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WWF is dishonest, wastes resources and ineffective in ‘saving’ flagship species

Last week, the Dutch biggest national newspaper De Telegraaf printed a frontpage-article on 2 reports that investigative nature and sciencejournalist Rypke Zeilmaker published for De Groene Rekenkamer, also receiving wide attention on national radio and television newsshows. The reports are now translated with the title ‘World Wide Government Fund’. We feel some of it’s key

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Time to discard Damanaki

One of the many troubles plaguing the European Union, is the selection of their unelected officials. Once in place, they police on dossiers on which they combine the intellectual laziness of the urban-socialist with a perfect lack of practical knowledge. To maximize civilian, economic and ecological damage, they overcompensate mentioned disabilities with the secular evangelism

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Introducing ClimateTheory.net

On climategate.nl I have been writing about many subjects,  so far in over a hundred blogs, but I hardly touched on climate science: the way radiation, convection and clouds determine our climate, and the ways to calculate the climate sensitivity of the forcings, i.c. CO2. Of course this is an important subject, and I have

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A new perspective for the climate debate?

(U vindt de Nederlandse vertaling onder de Engelse tekst) Herewith I bring to your attention a working paper on perspectives of the continuation of climate change discussions that seems so far to have escaped  the attention of scientific institutions and policymakers. It is entitled: Post-modern science and the scientific legitimacy of the IPCC’s WG1 AR5

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No Need to Panic About Global Warming

Today The Wall Street Journal published a strong appeal to the US presidential candidates to choose for a rational stand on climate policy, signed by a group of distinguished climate scientists. Amongst them some well known sceptics, like Lindzen and Kininmonth, some American hero’s like astronaut and senator Schmitt, and Burt Rutan, the builder of SpaceShipOne. No

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