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Matt Ridley responds to Tim Palmer

I came across a response, by Matt Ridley, to Tim Palmer’s talk. I’ve posted Matt Ridley’s response below. One interesting aspect of his response is that it is written as if he is someone with the expertise to actually debate … Continue reading

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Matt Ridley’s lecture

I thought I might make some points about Matt Ridley’s recent lecture. There are two general points I want to make. Matt Ridley might have a PhD (DPhil technically) and he might have published some papers in the 1980s, but … Continue reading

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Matt Ridley doesn’t understand free speech

Matt Ridley is, once again, complaining that the climate change lobby wants to kill free speech (you can read it here). What it mainly seems to illustrate is that Matt Ridley doesn’t really understand the concept of free speech. One … Continue reading

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Matt Ridley on filters

I was following the responses – on Twitter – to Matt Ridley promoting Christopher Booker’s latest piece of nonsense. In doing so, I discovered that Matt Ridley recently wrote an article in The Times, called ET hasn’t phoned, but don’t … Continue reading

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Matt Ridley on Ecomodernism

I notice that Matt Ridley has a recent Times article, (here) in which he weighs into the debate about Ecomodernism. He thinks – as one might imagine – that it is a great idea. I noticed, though, some pointing out … Continue reading

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Matt Ridley on fossil fuels!

Matt Ridley had an article in The Times called Africa needs to be rich – rather than green, in which he essentially argues that Africa needs fossil fuels, including coal. Admittedly, he did acknowledge his own coal interests. I realise … Continue reading

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Matt Ridley on fossil fuels

After it being shown that Matt Ridley is benefitting from coal mines on his estate, you might think that he would take a step back and be a little more circumspect in his promotion of the use of fossil fuels. … Continue reading

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Matt Ridley: Lukewarmer

Matt Ridley has a quite remarkable article in the Times called My life as a Lukewarmer (extensive exerts here). I’ve written about Lukewarmers before, but I had not realised – until I read Matt Ridley’s article – how difficult things … Continue reading

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Come on, Matt Ridley, it’s not that difficult

Matt Ridley has a new article in The Times, called Spare me the selfishness of the eco-toffs. I appreciate that Matt Ridley may not have chosen the title, but I suspect I’m not alone in finding an article criticising eco-toffs, … Continue reading

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Matt Ridley, climate scientist?

I’ve written before about the BBC and its balance. Subsequently, the BBC upheld complaints about interviewing Nigel Lawson – a non-expert – about climate science. It seems, however, that the BBC must have – as part of its charter – … Continue reading

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