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Against Kyoto

Not only is the Kyoto approach to global warming wrong-headed, the climate change establishment's suppression of dissent and criticism is little short of a scandal. The IPCC should be shut down

By Nigel Lawson   November 2005

Nothing could better illustrate the intellectual bankruptcy of what might be termed the climate change establishment than Michael Grubb’s September article in Prospect “Stick to the Target.” He is clearly outraged by the fact that, in July, the House of Lords select committee on economic affairs published a report, “The Economics of Climate Change,” which had the temerity to express considerable scepticism about both the reliability of the IPCC process—the intergovernmental panel on climate change, set up under the auspices of the UN to inform and advise governments on what is clearly a global issue—and the desirability of the Kyoto/emissions…

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