The Guardian‘s readership have been giving their views on whether they’d pay £79 a year – $99 in the US – for a subscription which gave them exclusive access to Amazon Prime Instant Video’s new £160 million recruits – former
It’s a situation we’ve all found ourselves in at some time or another: it’s a dark night in a strange part of town; you’re lost and slightly afraid, when suddenly – the horror – you find yourself surrounded by a
The most hated man in the world right now is a fiftysomething dentist from Minnesota called Walter Palmer. His practice in Bloomington, Minneapolis, has been deluged with hate mail; people are calling for him to be tortured, just like at
Another day, another heart-rending, animal-related tweet from Ricky Gervais, who has abandoned his once promising career as an irreverent and outspoken comedian in order to capitalise on the internet’s insatiable appetite for stories about cats, puppies and social injustice. RIP
Earlier this year, I reported how a handful of green activists at the University of Western Australia had nixed a $4-million policy centre just because it was vaguely associated with “Skeptical Environmentalist” Bjørn Lomborg.
Cambridge Professor: Big-Oil-Funded Death Squads Tried to Murder me Because I Knew Too Much About Global Warming
A Cambridge professor whose doomsday predictions of Arctic ice melt have been proved consistently wrong by reality has found an exciting new way to draw attention to his shaky scientific cause: mysterious, unnamed figures are trying to murder him and
One of the Guardian’s house intellectuals – Pankraj Mishra – has written a lengthy apologia for ISIS. Apparently it has very little to do with Islam. It’s more kind of an achingly hip exercise in chin-strokingly cool post-post-modernism. Or something.
Apologies for the lack of posts over the last couple of weeks but I’ve been busy interviewing for the job of chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. It’s not the money and the jet-setting lifestyle that attract me
Dear Mr Delingpole, I am just completing my BA joint honours degree in Candy Crush and Rape Culture studies and wondered whether you could kindly advise me on my career options. A bit about me: I’m a vicious sociopath looking
The cost of wind energy is significantly more expensive than its advocates pretend, a new US study has found. If you believe this chart produced by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), then onshore wind is one of the cheapest
Greece voted ‘No’ by a landslide in a referendum on the latest EU bailout deal. Here’s what it means: 1. You have just added a new word to your Greek vocabulary. Besides ‘retsina’, ‘souvlaki’, ‘moussaka’, and ‘kalamares’ you now know
Professor Connie St Louis is dreadlocked, proud of her African heritage, a committed feminist, may have published the odd article in a newspaper and may possibly – though she’s a bit hazy on key details like, ahem, at which university
Which story do you think is more worthy of attention in a local newspaper: a) three members of a local Muslim gang in court on charges of grooming and raping children? b) protestors outside the court condemned by left-wing activists?
Yesterday’s record-breaking heatwave in Southern England was a certain sign of End Times – as the BBC acknowledged on Newsnight by wheeling on a climate scientist to explain how totally doomed we all are thanks to our selfishness, greed and
Britain is enjoying a spectacular heatwave and I don’t know about the rest of you but I have been enjoying it immensely. I love the sunshine. I love the way it fries your brain so it feels like you’ve been
Finally a sensible, practical solution to the intractable problems of Greece and the Eurozone. Well, sensible and practical by the standards of all the previous ones… An enterprising soul called Thom Feeney has ridden to the rescue of the Greek
Is Kanye West the most annoying, arrogant, rude, impertinent, graceless, blustering, charmless, overindulged boor in the entire history of popular music – or indeed in the entirety of history ever? Well, yes, obviously. But for some of us – me,
This weekend sees arguably the high point of the music festival year – Glastonbury – and naturally one of the main things that is exercising the liberal media is the disgracefully small proportion of female artistes on the bill. Yes,
At the weekend I had the pleasure of debating on TV with the BBC’s new pet Islamist, Dilly Hussain.
Climate change is going to kill you — more horribly, painfully and slowly than anything from your darkest nightmares. It’s worse than cancer, worse than giant scorpions, worse than the flesh-eating horror of necrotising fasciitis….
Even if you’ve never heard of Naomi Oreskes you’ll know her pet theory. It’s the one that says that a handful of contrarian, “denier” scientists in the pay of Big Oil are skewing the debate on global warming by deliberately
Great news from the scuba-diving tropical paradise Maldives. They’ve just opened another airport. This means that the Indian Ocean island nation now has four international airports and seven domestic ones. Quite a lot for a country with a population of
The Pope has published his long-awaited, 300 page encyclical on climate change, Laudato Si’. Here are some initial thoughts on what it all means: The Pope is a true believer (in the climate “consensus”) A very solid scientific consensus indicates
No the Pope doesn’t have a Masters degree in Chemistry. I only mention it because the usual suspects have been making such a big deal of Pope Francis’s scientific credentials, as part of their inevitable campaign to persuade us that
If you’re thinking of making an off-colour joke in modern Britain you’d be better off joining ISIS writes Douglas Murray in the Spectator. The point he makes is a good one. Whenever some idiot gets it into their head that