Articles by Philip Stott

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Goodbye

LONDON -- James Grover Thurber, quondam humorist of The New Yorker magazine, loathed neologisms. 'Automation' signified the end of civilization, as he knew it. It is therefore distinctly gratifying that he died in 1961, a good quarter-century before a group... Read More

Mythical Madness

LONDON -- The other day, a somewhat irascible environmental correspondent who writes for one of the UK's more liberal bien pensant broadsheet newspapers demanded to know why I was so against the idea of 'global warming' and the Kyoto Protocol.... Read More

Green Taliban

LONDON -- With the sad death of The Queen Mother, two contrasting news items relating to 'global warming,' the Kyoto Protocol and the United Kingdom have received far less coverage in the British press than they would normally have merited.... Read More

A Disgrace to American Science

The January 'issue' of the Scientific American was surely nothing less than a disgrace to American science. The now notorious attack on the young Danish statistician, Dr. Bjørn Lomborg, and his important book, The Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring the Real... Read More

A Disgrace to American Science

The January 'issue' of the Scientific American was surely nothing less than a disgrace to American science. The now notorious attack on the young Danish statistician, Dr. Bjørn Lomborg, and his important book, The Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring the Real... Read More

Read My Lips: No Mini-Kyoto

"Though it is in the power of human institutions to make everybody poor, they cannot make everybody rich." (Nassau William Senior, 1790-1864). Speaking as a European, I am deeply concerned that Mr. Bush's newly announced alternative to the Kyoto Protocol... Read More

Read My Lips: No Mini-Kyoto

"Though it is in the power of human institutions to make everybody poor, they cannot make everybody rich." (Nassau William Senior, 1790-1864). Speaking as a European, I am deeply concerned that Mr. Bush's newly announced alternative to the Kyoto Protocol... Read More

Fields of Dreams

If you have ever worried that environmentalists are genuinely thwarting progress in the field of agricultural biotechnology, then now may be the time to think again. In 2001, over 5 million farmers opted for the future rather than for a... Read More

Fields of Dreams

If you have ever worried that environmentalists are genuinely thwarting progress in the field of agricultural biotechnology, then now may be the time to think again. In 2001, over 5 million farmers opted for the future rather than for... Read More

News Flash! We're In For 'NAS'ty Weather

A couple of days ago, the New York Times blared out in a dramatic headline that Drastic Shifts in Climate Are Likely, Experts Warn. It was a classic piece of virtual risk ecohype, emulated widely by other newspapers, such as... Read More

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