- Degree in English Literature. 
James Delingpole is an English columnist and anti-windfarm activist who formerly blogged forThe Daily Telegraph and now writes for The Spectator and Breitbart. Delingpole has described himself as a “libertarian conservative” and climate change skeptic. , , , , 
He was awarded the 2010 Bastiat Prize for online journalism by the free-market International Policy Network, a group that, according to public 990 forms, has received over $1 million from the secretive Donors Capital Fund, and $390,000 from oil giant ExxonMobil. 
Stance on Climate Change
“Climate change is the biggest scam in the history of the world – a $1.5 trillion-a-year conspiracy against the taxpayer, every cent, penny and centime of which ends in the pockets of the wrong kind of people, none of which goes towards a cause remotely worth funding, all of it a complete and utter waste,” Delingpole wrote at Breitbart. 
“Let's cut the crap. Donald Trump is amazing. The US economy is going gangbusters. The DOW is soaring. Growth is over 3%. Hourly wages are two-and-a-half percent higher than this time last year. Unemployment for African Americans is at record lows.
“And after Trump's sweeping tax reforms, something that lesser Republicans have been trying and failing to achieve for years, we can expect massive growth ahead.
“And because he's so frank and fearless, he's even dared to take on the green crazies. He's brushed off all their scaremongering nonsense and told it like it is: global warming is just an excuse to bomb the global economy back to the dark ages.
Au revoir, Paris Climate Accord. Hello freedom, scientific integrity, and prosperity.” 
November 19, 2016
“One of his pet peeves is the great climate-change con. It's partly why he recruited a notorious skeptic like myself […] “Basically, we won.” 
August 29, 2016
March 28, 2016
In an article titled “Climate Change: The Greatest-Ever Conspiracy Against The Taxpayer, Delingpole wrote at Breitbart:
“[N]ow we have all those eco-friendly wind turbines. Or as I call them bird-slicing, bat-chomping eco-crucifixes.” 
“[I]t really doesn’t matter whether you believe in global warming or not because here’s the reality: All that money we’re being to spend on the global warming industry – that $1.5 trillion I mentioned earlier siphoned straight out of taxpayers’ pockets – it isn’t going to make the blindest bit of difference.” 
“I call climate change 'the gift that goes on giving' because day in day out I get an endless stream of stories to write about the corruption, incompetence, skullduggery of the climate alarmism industry.” 
April 9, 2016
“The left is cunning. Like the Taliban – 'you have the watches, we have the time' – it plays a very long game. The tactics it has been using in the environmental wars date at least back to Saul Alinsky and probably as far back as the Cultural Marxists of the 1930s Frankfurt School.
What’s certain is for several decades now – and most especially since the Fall of the Berlin Wall supposedly won the capitalist argument – the left has been using environmentalism as a cloak to disguise its usual controlling, misanthropic, puritanical, big government agenda with a kindly aura of bunny-hugging caringness,” Delingpole wrote at Breitbart. 
June 18, 2015
“If he [the pope] really cares about the poor, the last thing he should be doing is endorsing this nonsense [encyclical on the environment].” 
April 7, 2013
“The last thing I would want is for Monbiot, Mann, Flannery, Jones, Hansen and the rest of the Climate rogues’ gallery to be granted the mercy of quick release. Publicly humiliated? Yes please. Having all their crappy books remaindered? Definitely. Dragged away from their taxpayer funded troughs and their cushy sinecures, to be replaced by people who actually know what they’re talking about? For sure. But hanging? Hell no. Hanging is far too good for such ineffable toerags.”
“I note that warmists are often banging on about the fact that sceptics like Christopher Booker and myself 'only' have arts degrees. But actually that's our strength, not our weakness. Our intellectual training qualifies us better than any scientist – social or natural sciences – for us to understand that this is, au fond, not a scientific debate but a cultural and rhetorical one,” Delingpole wrote in an article at The Telegraph. See commentary by ThinkProress here. , 
June 30 – July 1, 2011
“I feel a bit of an imposter talking about the science. I'm not a scientist, you may be aware. I read English Literature,” Delingpole declared at the Heartland Institute's Sixth International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC6). 
“It is not my job to sit down and read peer-reviewed papers because I simply haven't got the time […] I am an interpreter of interpretations,” Delingpole said during an interview with Nobel prize-winner Sir Paul Nurse. See commentary on the interview from The Guardian and ThinkProgress. , 
“The conspiracy behind the Anthropogenic Global Warming myth (aka AGW; aka ManBearPig) has been suddenly, brutally and quite deliciously exposed after a hacker broke into the computers at the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit (aka CRU) and released 61 megabytes of confidential files onto the internet. (Hat tip: Watts Up With That),” Delingpole wrote at The Telegraph. 
January 24, 2019
When challenged on how Britain would secure a good trade deal with the EU after leaving, he replied: “I don't think it really matters that much… These things can be sorted out. The chap who's in charge of the shipping at Calais says it's going to be fine.” 
Delingpole wrote a double-page splash for the Daily Mail entitled ‘The Colossal Con Trick’, criticising wind energy “propaganda” which he says supports an “unviable” industry. In the article, he quotes John Constable, Energy Editor at the climate science denial thinktank, the Global Warming Policy Foundation, and Professor Gordon Hughes, who wrote reports for the thinktank in 2012.
Delingpole also claims Nazis pioneered the technology, writing that “wind power was all the rage among Nazis”, including “Hitler's favourite commando, Otto Skorzeny.”
February 2, 2018
“For a real Oxbridge education you have to go to Durham,” Delingpole said, opening his speech. Palatinate reported that Delingpole likened Brexit to “taking down the Death Star” and being “given the keys to our prison doors.” 
“It was the first vote I’d ever cast in my life that I felt really, really counted for something,” Delingpole said. He described himself as a “a man of the people… the people of the North, the people of the countryside” (he was educated in Oxbridge and attended private schools), while he described those who opposed Brexit as “corporate lawyers, bankers, quangocrats, [and] people who work for Greenpeace.” 
Durham students voted to support the motion “This House Regrets Brexit.” According to the event description on social media, the debate included opposition speakers Peter Lilley and Steven Woolfe. Proposition speakers included Professor Brendan Simms of Cambridge University, Conservative MP Anna Soubry, and Labour Peer Lord Adonis. 
December 6, 2017
Snopes debunked the Breitbart article, noting it was based on an “extremely flawed study […] written by an ex-Fiat engineer publishing under an assumed name with no formal training in sea level data who is infamous within the climate community for pushing a high volume of questionable studies in journals desperate for submissions.” 
John Church, a sea level expert at Australia’s University of New South Wales and an IPCC author, described the paper: 
“Parker and Ollier dismiss this work by PSMSL saying it is incorrect and arbitrary. However, they provide absolutely no information to support their allegations. Instead they make up their own adjustments to the sea level record so that the trend over the series is minimal.”
September 19, 2017
Writing at Breitbart, Delingpole claimed “Climate alarmists have finally admitted that they’ve got it wrong on global warming,” pointing to a paper in Nature Geoscience. Delingpole quoted climate change denier Benny Peiser, who described the study as a “landmark” moment: 
“It’s the first official confirmation we’ve had that CO2 is not as big a driver of climate change as the computer models have claimed; and it’s the first official admission that the planet is not warming dangerously,” Peiser said.
“A number of media reports have asserted that our [study] indicates that global temperatures are not rising as fast as predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and hence that action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is no longer urgent. Both assertions are false. Our results are entirely in line with the IPCC’s 2013 prediction that temperatures in the 2020s would be 0.9-1.3 degrees above pre-industrial [levels],” lead author Dr. Richard Millar and Myles Allen said in a statement. 
August 23, 2017
“You don’t need to be a scientist to see the hoax here: it’s there in blue and red,” Delingpole wrote. 
Apart from himself, Heller does not cite any external sources to explain how he reached his conclusion. However, he signs off with a final statement that “This is the biggest and most cynical scam in science history.” 
August 22, 2017
James Delingpole, among others, promoted a study by John Abbot and Jennifer Marohasy, both senior fellows at the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) in Australia. “Most global warming is natural and even if there had been no Industrial Revolution current global temperatures would be almost exactly the same as they are now, a study has found,” Delingpole wrote at Breitbart. , 
As Graham Readfearn reported at The Guardian, Marohasy also wrote about the study at the Spectator and at her own blog, claming that he research had shown recent global warming to be natural. The Drudge Report also linked to the article. Readfearn, who noted that the writers themselves did not consult other climate scientists on the paper, contacted five. “They variously summarised the research as “junk science” and seriously flawed.” , 
Readfearn also noted that Abbott had claimed an academic affiliation with James Cook University that, “according to that university, had expired more than six months before the research was submitted to the journal.” 
Marohasy rejoined the IPA after being terminated from her position at the Central Queensland University (CQU) on July 1, 2015. “Indeed universities can be so political, and in modern Australia so intolerant of dissent,” Marohasy commented on her website. The IPA, which is one of the largest promotors of climate change denial in Australia, does not disclose funding. However, the Sydney Morning Herald reported that about a quarter of IPA's $2 million in annual funding comes from corporations with a direct stake in the climate change debate. , 
Delingpole claims the Abbot-Marohasy study, published in the soon-to-be discontinued journalGeoResJ, “contradicts the claims of alarmist scientists at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that “man made” global warming is a worrying and dangerous phenomenon.” , 
One scientist disagreed with the conclusion of the study, describing it as “essentially just a complicated curve-fitting exercise” and “simply nonsense.” He outlines one “key problem” with the approach of Marohasy and Abbot: 
“[Y]ou can’t try and understand what causes our climate to vary, or how it might vary in future, using machine learning alone. Even though our climate is complex, it is still a physical system and we do understand the underlying physical processes quite well. You do need to take this into account. […]” 
Replying on Twitter, climate scientist Gavin Schmidt had this to say:
July 20, 2017
Delingpole interviewed climate change denier Christopher Horner on his “Delingpole podcast.” According to Delingpole, reporting on the interview at Breitbart, Horner “has the perfect insider perspective to explain what’s going on in the White House” due to his position on Trump's EPA transition team. “No other GOP presidential candidate – not Rubio, not Cruz – would have delivered on climate change in the same way as Trump has. They would, quite simply, have been overwhelmed by the swamp,” Delingpole declared. 
“Here’s what I firmly believe,” Horner said. “I’m convinced that the penny dropped for others, as it did me, when Donald Trump gave his editorial board interview to the Washington Post. It’s often mocked – where he said: 'I'm not a big believer in global warming. Not a big believer.' And then he continued in a very important way. And if you follow the way Donald Trump speaks it’s perfectly clear what he’s saying. He said, 'You know, a lot of people are making a lot of money off of this.'
“He was not saying this as a politician says it. (‘And if we use spoons not shovels we can create even more jobs…’ That sort of playground thinking is very common among politicians.) And whatever anybody thinks about Donald Trump you can be confident of this. At 21, at Le Cirque, somewhere at some point, somebody who is making a killing off the rents of the global warming industry laughed it up a little too loudly or once too many times around Donald Trump. Because what he said to the Washington Post was 'You’re robbing Peter to pay Paul. Goldmans is making a killing out of this.' That’s what I heard him say. Politicians normally fall for this. But not Donald. Instead – what I heard him say 'They’re making a lot of money out of this' – he said: 'You’re propping up, sometimes even standing up industries, to transfer taxpayer money to them. And he didn’t go into Energy Poverty or the Economic Drag or the inefficiency or the opportunity cost or the 2.2 jobs. He just said: 'You’re robbing Peter to pay Paul. A lot of people are making a lot of money off this.' And to me he was saying 'This is something of a scam.' You can take his Chinese hoax comments, you can take hoax in any context but the fact is the way they’re playing out the global warming industry there are many scams involved and I think he was aware of this. I do think at one point somebody laughed a little too loudly…” 
April 10, 2017
Delingpole wrote a Breitbart piece titled “Only Gullible Fools Believe that the Great Barrier Reef Is Dying” where he claims “The Great Barrier Reef isn’t in the remotest danger,” and that those who believe it is are “pillocks,” “idiots,” and “eco loons.” 
Delingpole primarily criticized a study published in Nature by Terry Hughes of James Cook University in Queensland, who Delingpole calls “the main man behind the scare.” Hughes had examined 2016 bleaching, as well as the previous incidences in 2002 and 1998. 
DeSmog reported Delingpole primarily relied on the arguments of Jim Steele, who claimed the Hughes study was based on “aerial surveys” that “cannot discriminate between the various causes of bleaching.” However, the Nature study had stated analysis was based on “aerial and underwater surveys” as well as satellite data. Hughes told DeSmog by email: 
“Steele needs to actually read our Nature paper. We reported the extent of bleaching, measured both from the air and underwater — the latter on 150 reefs.
Mass bleaching due to thermal stress is the only mechanism that can turn more than 1000km of a reef system white in the course of a few weeks.
In the Nature paper, we show the relationship between thermal stress experienced on each reef and the amount of bleaching recorded underwater by divers. We also ground-truthed the accuracy of the aerial scores, and found them to be highly reliable.
We also showed that satellite measurements of heat exposure matched the aerial bleaching scores as well as the underwater scores. The south didn’t bleach in 2016 because it was cool, the north was the most severely bleached because it was hottest.” 
Delingpole had written another piece on March 20 titled “Great Barrier Reef Still Not Dying, Whatever Washington Post Says,” where he described mass coral bleaching as “fake news.” 
“Is the Great Barrier Reef dying due to climate change caused by man’s selfishness and greed?” Delingpole asked, then giving a list of people and groups who he thinks will answer yes, including “the Guardian” and “any marine biologist”.
“Have they been out there personally – as I have – to check. No of course not,” he adds. 
“It’s as though we’ve reached peak denial,” Graham Readfearn wrote at The Guardian. He noted Delingpole's only evident trip to examine the reef appeared to have happened 10 years prior, in April 2012 at a single area of the reef system roughly the size of Italy. , 
February 27, 2017
“[Trump] has toned the phrasing of an Executive Order so that it no longer includes derogatory comments about the utterly useless and pointless climate deal signed in Paris in 2015 by Barack Obama,” Delingpole wrote. “If it’s just a case of casual daughter-pleasing, fine. But if he actually means it than we should all start to worry.” 
Delingpole adds that Ivanka and Jared Kushner are part of “the monstrously large group of special interests sometimes known as the Green Blob and sometimes as the Climate Industrial Complex.” He then went on to summarize what he observed from the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) 2017, featuring speeches from well known climate deniers including Tony Heller (aka Steven Goddard), Steve Milloy, Mark Mills, and Craig Idso: 
“So to recap:
“Man-made global warming is evidently and demonstrably not a problem.
“The people who pretend otherwise are crooks, liars, idiots or shills.
“CO2 does far more good than harm.
“Fossil fuels aren’t running out – especially not now we’ve discovered the game-changing technology of hydraulic fracturing – and are the ideal solution to our energy needs.
Renewables are a waste of everyone’s time – and always will be.”
February 23, 2017
James Delingpole was a speaker on a CPAC 2017 panel sponsored by the Energy and Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal) titled “Fake Climate News Camouflaging an Anti-Capitalist Agenda – and What President Trump Plans To Do About It,” according to the CPAC agenda (PDF). 
In his discussion, Delingpole compared environmentalism to a religion and recycling advocates to a “cult.” Delingpole said the environmental movement was full of “control freaks” looking for justification “to tax us, to regulate us, to control our lives.” 
Delingpole said the treatment of climate change deniers would change under the Trump administration: 
The people who portray people like us as selfish, greedy, nature-hating scumbags — no. They are the scumbags. We are the good guys,” Delingpole said. “Thank goodness, thanks to Donald Trump, the tide's turned, and we are about to witness that.” 
Delingpole also spoke on another CPAC session the following day where he interviewed Craig Idso of the CO2 Coalition. The panel was titled “The Benefits of Global Greening.” 
December 12, 2016
James Delingpole was an attendee at a private meeting also attended by Trump's EPA Transition team lead Myron Ebell on Capitol Hill. E&E News reported the event was not open to the public or to the press and Ebell refused to give any details. The event was hosted by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) and held in the hearing room of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee. The EPW committee is chaired by Senator James Inhofe who, like Trump, has described human-caused climate change as a hoax. 
DeSmog reported the event featured the “Who's Who of Climate Science Deniers.” Australian Senator Malcolm Roberts, who spoke at the event, also wrote that the meeting was a gathering of the Cooler Heads Coalition and listed some of the participants on Facebook: , 
Names mentioned above included:
- Tony Heller
- Tim Ball
- Fred Singer
- Ken Haapala
- Craig Rucker
- Randy Randall
- Steve Milloy
- Marc Morano
- James Delingpole
- Chris Horner
- Myron Ebell
- Tom de Weise
- James Taylor
- Pat Michaels
- Austin Smithson
- Brandon Middleton
- Marlo Lewis
DeSmog also noted three of the attendees—Myron Ebell, Randy Randol, and Steve Milloy—had all been part of the Global Climate Science Communications Team in the late 1990s, a group organized by the American Petroleum Institute. According to an early memo, the group said “victory will be achieved when […] Average citizens 'understand' (recognize) uncertainties in climate science; recognition of uncertainties becomes part of the 'conventional wisdom'.” 
November 19, 2016
James Delingpole wrote in the Spectator on how “It's tough being the only British journalist who's right about everything,” describing his prediction of a Trump presidency as well as his recruitment at Breitbart under Trump's now-chief-strategist Steve Bannon. 
“One of his pet peeves is the great climate-change con,” Delingpole wrote of Bannon. “It's partly why he recruited a notorious skeptic like myself.”
“Basically,” Delingpole wrote, “we won.”
ClimateWire wrote that Bannon and the Breitbart News Network will be influential withr egards to Donald Trump's approach to climate cahnge. ClimateWire noted Delingpole, whose voice dominates the website's climate change coverage, was recruited at Breitbart in 2014. In a New York Times interview, Bannon called Delingpole and another rcent hire as “real hell fighters in the Breitbart tradition.” 
October 17, 2016
Delingpole attended the Global Warming Policy Foundation's (GWPF) annual lecture at the Royal Society in London. The GWPF's lecture was controversial given it was hosted at the Royal Society in London, which had reportedly been under internal pressure to cancel the booking. , 
Delingpole also claimed volcanoes “produce far more CO2” than humans. According to the US Geological Survey, humans actually produce about 100 times more carbon dioxide than volcanoes. Delingpole also claimed we are probably in a period of global cooling. , 
“Featuring James Delingpole was neither an endorsement of nor an agreement with his positions. In fact, it was made clear that Virgin Group does not share his view on climate change.” A Virgin Group spokesperson commented. 
Delingpole gave a speech at the World Taxpayers' Associations in Berlin, he reports at Breitbart. In his speech, he describes wind farms, “my hobby horse,” as being worth “pretty close to zero” without subsidies. 
“They’re inefficient; they kill birds and bats; they spoil views; they’re environmentally unfriendly – rare earth minerals from China; they’re hazardous; they’re expensive; they’re ugly (well I think they are….),” Delingpole writes. “They cause real people real misery.” 
January 30, 2016
James Delingpole announced in The Spectator that he was going to “put his money where his mouth is” and invest in a fund named Cool Futures with the aim of short-selling renewable energy stocks. Delingpole describes climate change as an “outrageous scam” and says he will bet “on the Big Short principle” and call “this rigged market’s bluff.” 
“If, as the Cool Futures Fund’s in-house experts believe, we’re entering a period of low solar activity akin to the Little Ice Age, then we’re in all manner of trouble: it will affect everything from the latitudes at which wheat can be grown to the kind of places we’ll wish to live in or go on holiday. But there will, of course, be opportunities amid the gloom: farmland will become more valuable; land reclamation in temperate zones will become a lucrative prospect; agricultural technology will become more pressing; and so on,” Delingpole wrote. 
According to Daily Kos, Delingpole failed to mention that fellow climate change denier Joanne Nova and her husband, David Edwards, were also involved in the fund. Delingpole also did not mention them in a separate writeup at Breitbart. Both pieces failed to mention that Chris Dawson, CEO of the Lord Monckton Foundation, had launched the fund. , 
Daily Kos also noted the Cool Futures Funds Management group offers a rather stange disclaimer, which states “No one may link to this website, or frame it, without Cool Futures Funds Management’s express written permission.”
In June 2016, Joanne Nova finally published about the new fund on her own blog, asking readers to donate money to get the Cayman Island-based hedge fund started. The Cool Futures Fund Management needs at least $375,000 to get off the ground, of which it has already raised $42,530, reported Daily Kos. , 
December 1, 2015
James Delingpole wrote a blog on Breitbart.com celebrating the death of Maurice Strong, a respected Canadian businessman, diplomat and high-ranking United Nations official. Delingpole's piece, titled “Ding Dong - The Godfather of Global Warming is Dead!“ described Maurice Strong: “he probably did more to make your world a more expensive, inconvenient, overregulated, hectored, bullied, lied-to, sclerotic, undemocratic place than anyone post Hitler, Stalin and (his personal friend) Mao.” 
(In sharp contrast, The New York Times obituary for Maurice Strong quoted UNEP executive director Achim Steiner crediting Strong with “making “history by launching a new era of international environmental diplomacy.”) 
James Delingpole went on the British news show Daily Politics to criticize Pope Francis's Encyclical on the Environment. According to Delingpole, “Catholics should know that there is probably more strong evidence for the existence of God than there is for catastrophic man-made global warming.” 
James Delingpole was one of several climate change skeptics cc'd on an email from S. Fred Singer in hopes of countering the documentary film “Merchants of Doubt,” which exposed the network of climate change skeptics and deniers trying to delay legislative action on climate change. 
The October, 2014 email was leaked to journalists before the documentary was released. “Can I sue for damages?” Singer asked in the email. “Can we get an injunction against the documentary?”
InsideClimate News reports in their article “Leaked Email Reveals Who's Who List of Climate Denialists,” how “Many of those copied on the email thread, such as Singer and communications specialist Steven Milloy, have financial ties to the tobacco, chemical, and oil and gas industries and have worked to defend them since the 1990s.” 
InsideClimate News also documented all those who were cc'd on the email, including the following skeptics and groups:
- Ron Arnold
- Timothy Ball
- Joseph “Joe” Bast
- Joe Bastardi
- Michael Bastasch
- William Briggs
- Russell Cook
- Judith Curry
- Joe D'Aleo
- James Delingpole
- David Paul Driessen
- James Enstrom
- Steve Goddard
- Pierre Gosselin
- Greenie Watch
- William Happer
- Jim Lakely
- Patrick J. Michaels
- Steven J. Milloy
- Christopher Monckton
- Marc Morano
- Joanne Nova
- Roger Pielke Sr. (Or Roger Pielke Jr. - Unclear in Email)
- Thomas P. Sheahen
- S. Fred Singer
- Wei-Hock (Willie) Soon
- Roy Spencer
- James Taylor
- Anthony Watts
DeSmogBlog covered the emails here: “Merchants of Doubt Film Debuts, Textbook Denial Attack Campaign Led By Fred Singer Ensues” and DeSmogBlog also archived a full copy of the Singer email thread (PDF).
James Delingpole is a contributor to the book Climate Change: The Facts published by the Institute of Public Affairs and featuring “22 essays on the science, politics and economics of the climate change debate.” The Institute of Public Affairs, while not revealing most of its funders, received funding from mining magnate Gina Rinehart and at least one major tobacco company. 
The book included essays and articles from a range of climate change skeptics, with contributors including the following:
- Alan Moran
- Andrew Bolt
- Anthony Watts
- Bernard Lewin
- Christopher Essex
- Donna Laframboise
- Garth W. Paltridge
- Ian Plimer
- J. Scott Armstrong
- James Delingpole
- Jennifer Marohasy
- Joanne Nova
- John Abbot
- Kesten Green
- Mark Steyn
- Nigel Lawson
- Patrick J. Michaels
- Richard S. Lindzen
- Robert M. Carter
- Ross McKitrick
- Rupert Darwall
- Stewart Franks
- Willie Soon
According to Editor Alan Moran in a post at Catallaxy Files blog on Climate Change: the facts 2014, Ian Plimer, James Delingpole “notes how the climate believers so often accuse sceptics of lack of credentials” and “delves into the qualifications of the major promoters of the climate scare in the UK.” 
February 12, 2014
James Delingpole announced the end of his days blogging for The Daily Telegraph. In his final post, Farewell, Knights of Delingpole — and thank you trolls, Delingpole thanks his readers “for your technical expertise and advice (it prevented anyone ever noticing that I'm an English graduate and know NOTHING about science apart from, maybe, how to grow copper sulphate crystals).” 
April 7, 2013
James Delingpole published an article in The Telegraph titled “An English class for trolls, professional offence-takers and climate activists.” The article opens with a photo of one of the Nuremberg trials with the caption “Not pictured: Monbiot, Flannery, Mann…” (as in George Monbiot, Tim Flannery, and Michael Mann) and a series of questions (emphasis added): 
“Should Michael Mann be given the electric chair for having concocted arguably the most risibly inept, misleading, cherry-picking, worthless and mendacious graph – the Hockey Stick – in the history of junk science?
“Should George Monbiot be hanged by the neck for his decade or so's hysterical promulgation of the great climate change scam and other idiocies too numerous to mention?
“Should Tim Flannery be fed to the crocodiles for the role he has played in the fleecing of the Australian taxpayer and the diversion of scarce resources into pointless projects like all the eyewateringly expensive desalination plants built as a result of his doomy prognostications about water shortages caused by catastrophic anthropogenic global warming?”
While Delingpole wrote his answer to all of these questions was no, he also said that “Hanging is far too good for such ineffable toerags” and that “Indeed, it would be nice to think one day that there would be a Climate Nuremberg.” He defended his statements by claiming that he was using the phrases “metaphorically.” 
Joe Romm at Thinkprogress suggested the Telegraph should retract and apologize for Delingpole's article as it may violate the paper's own terms and conditions against “obscene, threatening, menacing, offensive, defamatory, [or] abusive” material. 
According to Romm,
“If Delingpole’s piece doesn’t count as 'threatening, menacing, offensive, defamatory, abusive' then it is quite safe to say that nothing does. It should be retracted, the Telegraph should issue an apology and then fire him.”
March 8, 2013
James Delingpole published an article in the Daily Mail describing the Met Office as a “menace” and also claiming that the office has “finally conceded what other scientists have known for ages: there is no evidence that 'global warming' is happening.” 
Delingpole quoted the Global Warming Policy Foundation's “Academic Advisor,” David Whitehouse, who claimed that the Met Office was “panicking” because “All the predictions they’ve been making about man-made global warming these past 20 years have started to come crashing about their ears.” 
The Met Office replied to Delingpole, and attempted to correct “a series of factual inaccuracies about the Met Office and its science” that Delingpole's article had included. According to the Met office, these inaccuracies included: 
- Mr Delingpole then inaccurately states that the Met Office has conceded ‘there is no evidence that 'global warming’ is happening'. We have not said this at any point.
- He also states that the Met Office was trying to defend a narrative that the “the past ten years have been the 'wettest decade ever'”. Again, this is not something the Met Office has ever said.
- Also he quotes David Whitehouse of the Global Warming Policy Foundation saying that the Met Office 'thinks weather forecasting is beneath it' and that 'climate change… brings in more money'.
A cursory glance at our annual report and accounts (pdf) would reveal weather forecasting represents the vast majority of the Met Office’s contractual work on behalf of the public.
The Australian Press Council (APC) upheld a complaint on numerous grounds against The Australian newspaper, which had published an article by Delingpole about wind farms. In the article, Delingpole had quoted an anonymous sheep farmer as saying that the wind farm industry was “bloody well near a pedophile ring. They're f . . king our families and knowingly doing so.” , 
After the APC had published its findings, Delingpole wrote a response, also published in The Australian, where he said: “I stand by every word of the piece - especially the bit about pedophiles. I would concede that the analogy may be somewhat offensive to the pedophile community.” 
James Delingpole issued a public appeal for people to donate money to the Institute of Public Affairs, an Australian free-market “think tank” which has refused to disclose its funders. 
Desmog reported how the IPA has been at the forefront of pushing climate science misinformation in Australia since the late 1980s. Accoridng to Delingpole, the IPA had paid for him to travel to Australia to promote his book. 
James Delingpole was a speaker at the Heartland Institute's Sixth International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC6).  His speech, titled “Watermelons: The Green Movement's True Colours” can be viewed below.
Research done by DesmogBlog found that 17 of the 43 sponsors of the Heartland Institute’s Sixth International Conference on Climate Change, including the Heartland Institute itself, have collectively received over $46 million from either Scaife family foundations, Koch Industries family foundations, or ExxonMobil and its foundation.
January 25, 2011
James Delingpole was one of the subjects of a BBC Two presentation titled “Science Under Attack” where Nobel Prize winning Sir Paul Nurse examined why climate change and other scientific theories have had public trust eroded. 
He interviewed scientists and campaigners from both sides of the climate change debate. Delingpole complained about the editing of his interview with Nurse because it focused on parts of the interview where, according to the Guardian, “he looks like an idiot.” 
This included Delingpole's explanation of why he never reads peer-reviewed scientific literature because “It's not my job.” The program also focused on Delingpole's condemnation of the scientific consensus on global warming. 
James Delingpole was a speaker at the Heartland Institute's Fourth International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC4). His speech was titled “Climategate and the War against Man, Bear, Pig.” Video below. 
DeSmog has done research on the co-sponsors of the conference and found that 19 of the 65 sponsors (including Heartland itself) have received a total of over $40 million in funding since 1985 from ExxonMobil, Koch Industries family foundations or the Scaife family foundations.
June 22, 2010
James Delingpole described an article on expert credibility in climate change, written by William R.L. Anderegg and others and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, as being “based on a petty, spiteful, Stasi-like blacklist produced by an obscure Canadian warmist – outrageously aggrandised by being published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.” 
Delingpole's article on the paper was titled “'Climate change sceptics have smaller members, uglier wives, dumber kids' says new study made up by warmists.” 
November 20, 2009
James Delingpole has been credited with coining the term “Climategate” to describe what climate skeptics have put forward as a scientific conspiracy where the alleged climate scientists manipulated climate data to supress data. The event rose out of a series of hacked e-mails from the Climate Research Unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia. 
Climate scientists were since exonerated of any wrongdoing after a series of investigation into the subject, but climate change skeptics continue to describe the event as proof of a conspiracy. 
- The Heartland Institute — ICCC speaker. 
- The Daily Telegraph — Former Blogger. 
- The Spectator — Contributor. 
- Breitbart — Contributor. 
James Delingpole has written several books including:
- Watermelons: How the Environmentalists are Killing the Planet,
- Destroying the Economy,
- Stealing Your Children's Future,
- How to be Right: The Essential Guide to Making Lefty Liberals History,
- Welcome to Obamaland: I Have Seen Your Future and It Doesn't Work,
- and 365 Ways to Drive a Liberal Crazy.
James Delingpole. “My Moment of Rock-Star Glory at a Climate Change Sceptics' Conference in America” (Policy Document), the Heartland Institute, May 27, 2010.
James Delingpole. “Wind farm scam a huge cover-up,” The Australian, May 3, 2012. Archived May 5, 2012
James Delingpole. “Farewell, Knights of Delingpole — and thank you trolls,” The Telegraph, February 12, 2014. Archived February 13, 2014.
“James Delingpole,” The Telegraph. Archived April 21, 2013.
“James Delingpole,” The Spectator. Accessed September 26, 2016.
“James Delingpole,” Breitbart. Accessed September 26, 2016.
Damian Thompson. “Telegraph blogger James Delingpole wins Bastiat Prize for Online Journalism,” The Telegraph, November 12, 2010. Archived January 13, 2013.
James Delingpole. “Climate Change: The Greatest-Ever Conspiracy Against The Taxpayer,” Breitbart, March 28, 2016. Archived September 26, 2016. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/LHmOH
James Delingpole. “There has been no global warming since 1998,” The Telegraph, July 6, 2011.
James Delingpole. “Ocean Acidification: Your Chance To Help Kill This Dodgy Scam Once And For All!” Breitbart, August 29, 2016. Archived September 26, 2016. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/SADle
“Why Conservatives Will Always Lose The War On Climate Change,” Breitbart, April 9, 2016. Archived September 26, 2016. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/trClD
“WATCH: BREITBART'S DELINGPOLE HAMMERS POPE'S 'ECO-ENCYCLICAL',” Breitbart.com, June 18, 2015.
“Joe Romm. “Denier Delingpole Wishes For 'Climate Nuremberg', Says 'Hanging Is Far Too Good' For Climate Scientists!”, ThinkProgress, April 7, 2013. Archived April 10, 2016. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/2OOjV
“James Delingpole, ICCC6,” climateconference.heartland.org. Archived .mp4 on file at Desmog.
“Must-see Delingpole meltdown on BBC: 'It is not my job to sit down and read peer-reviewed papers because I simply haven’t got the time…. I am an interpreter of interpretations',” ThinkProgress, January 25, 2011. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/DbtUz
“Climategate: the final nail in the coffin of 'Anthropogenic Global Warming'?“ The Telegraph, November 20, 2009. Archived January 31, 2014.
“The Virgin Podcast - James Delingpole,” Virgin.com, May 10, 2016. Archived February 27, 2017.
Graham Readfearn. “Richard Branson's Virgin Group Gives Platform to Climate Science Denier James Delingpole on Official Podcast,” Desmog, May 12, 2016.
“Which produces more CO2, volcanic or human activity?” USGS, February 15, 2007. Archived September 26, 2016. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/JGpW2
Graham Readfearn. “Richard Branson's Virgin Group Gives Platform to Climate Science Denier James Delingpole on Official Podcast,” Desmog, May 12, 2016.
James Delingpole. “I’m putting my money where my mouth is and betting against climate change,” The Spectator, January 30, 2016. Archived June 21, 2016. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/FgNVX
“Deniers Launch Cayman-Island Anti-Renewable Investment Scheme,” Daily Kos, January 29, 2016. Archived June 21, 2016. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/3RtkC
“World’s First Anti-Global-Warming Hedge Fund Sticks It To The Greenies,” Breitbart, January 28, 2016. Archived September 26, 2016. https://archive.is/9ww8c
“Deniers Urge Readers to Crowdfund Their Hedge Fund,” Daily Kos, June 20, 2016. Archived June 21, 2016. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/4T8lj
“Ding, Dong – The Godfather Of Global Warming Is Dead!” Breitbart, December 1, 2015. Archived September 26, 2016. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/9pCto
Sam Roberts. “Maurice Strong, Environmental Champion, Dies at 86,” The New York Times, December 1, 2015. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/E0bSy
Katherine Bagley. “Leaked Email Reveals Who's Who List of Climate Denialists,” InsideClimate News. March 12, 2015. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/CVOi5
James Delingpole. “An English class for trolls, professional offence-takers and climate activists,” The Telegraph, April 7, 2013. Archived January 11, 2014.
James Delingpole. “The crazy climate change obsession that's made the Met Office a menace,” The Daily Mail, January 10, 2013. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/Ed8Vg
“Addressing the Daily Mail and James Delingpole's 'crazy climate change obsession' article,” Met Office News Blog, January 10, 2013. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/Q2N7W
Graham Readfearn. “Australian Press Council Finds Against Climate Sceptic Columnists,” Desmog, December 21, 2012.
James Delingpole. “Where free speech is dead as the dodo,” The Australian, December 12, 2012.
Graham Readfearn. “James Delingpole Raising Cash for Australian Climate Sceptic Think Tank,” Desmog, September 12, 2012.
“Science Under Attack,” BBC, February 19, 2011.
Tim Dowling. “TV review: Horizon: Science Under Attack and Tool Academy,” The Guardian, January 25, 2011. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/97roM
“James Delingpole, ICCC4,” International Conferences on Climate Change. Archived .mp4 on file at Desmog.
“Expert credibility in climate change,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 107, No. 27 (April, 2010).
James Delingpole. “'Climate change sceptics have smaller members, uglier wives, dumber kids' says new study made up by warmists,” The Telegraph, June 22, 2010. Archived August 13, 2014.
Christopher Booker. “Climate change: this is the worst scientific scandal of our generation,” The Telegraph, November 28, 2009. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/a96pt
James Delingpole. “It's tough being the only British journalist who's right about everything,” The Spectator, November 19, 2016. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/QvHwM
Erika Bolstad. “How Steve Bannon is shaping Trump's views on 'climate change',” ClimateWire November 18, 2016. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/Wmeb3
George Cahlink. “Trump EPA adviser Myron Ebell meets with Hill aides,” E&E News, December 12, 2016.
Graham Readfearn. “Donald Trump’s Aide at EPA Myron Ebell Meets with Who’s Who of Climate Science Deniers,” DeSmog, December 13, 2016.
“Yesterday I spoke at an event for the Competitive Enterprise Institute called Cooler Heads Coalition in Washington. […]” Facebook post by Malcolm Roberts - QLD Senate - One Nation, December 13 at 6:38 pm. Archived image on file at DeSmog.
“Global Climate Science Communications Plan (1998),” SourceWatch.
“MATT RIDLEY: GLOBAL WARMING VERSUS GLOBAL GREENING,” The Global Warming Policy Foundation, October 18, 2016. Archived October 20, 2016. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/nD0fM
Graham Readfearn. “Exclusive: Royal Society Under Internal Pressure To Cancel Venue Booking From Global Warming Policy Foundation,” DeSmog UK, October 5, 2016.
James Delingpole. “DELINGPOLE: President Trump Must Not Wobble on Climate Change – Whatever Ivanka Says…” Breitbart, February 27, 2017. Archived March 4, 2017.
“CPAC-2017-Agenda-Final” (PDF) CPAC.conservative.org, March 8, 2017. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.
Amanda Reilly. “CLIMATE: Conservatives predict 'real war' with environmentalists,” E&E News, February 23, 2017. Archived March 8, 2017. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/MOpl2
“Delingpole: Only Gullible Fools Believe that the Great Barrier Reef Is Dying,” Breitbart, April 10, 2017. Archived April 14, 2017. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/ZnaDU
Graham Readfearn. “Breitbart’s James Delingpole Denies Danger of Great Barrier Reef Bleaching — Again,” DeSmog, April 13, 2017.
James Delingpole. “DELINGPOLE: Great Barrier Reef Still Not Dying, Whatever Washington Post Says…” Breitbart, March 20, 2017. Archived April 14, 2017. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/CJls0
Graham Readfearn. “Breitbart's James Delingpole says reef bleaching is 'fake news', hits peak denial,” The Guardian, March 24, 2017. Archived April 14, 2017. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/6eAQM
Terry Hughes. “Behind the Paper: Global warming and repeated bouts of coral bleaching,” Nature Ecology & Evolution (Blog), March 15, 2017. Archived April 14, 2017. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/R4xy3
“Delingpole: Solving the Mystery of How Donald Trump Got to be so Amazing on Climate Change…” Breitbart, July 21, 2017. Archived July 21, 2017. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/Co4TX
James Delingpole. “Delingpole: Global Warming Is Almost Entirely Natural, Study Confirms,” Breitbart, August 22, 2017. Archived August 23, 2017, Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/xyart
John Abbot and Jennifer Marohasy. “The application of machine learning for evaluating anthropogenic versus natural climate change,” GeoResJ Vol. 14 (December, 2017).
James Delingpole. “Delingpole: All of Recent U.S. Warming Has Been Faked by NOAA,” Breitbart, August 23, 2017. Archived August 23, 2017. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/qWKpL
Graham Readfearn. “Why the IPA's claim global warming is natural is 'junk science,” The Guardian, August 25, 2017. Archived September 1, 2017. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/bb283
“Marohasy's Machine Learning Paper Gets Schooled,” DeSmog, August 27, 2017.
Jennifer Marohasy. “Big data finds the Medieval Warm Period – no denial here,” Spectator, August 22, 2017.
“Delingpole: Climate Alarmists Finally Admit ‘We Were Wrong About Global Warming’,” Breitbart, September 19, 2017. Archived November 24, 2017. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/IGIHj
“Factcheck: Climate models have not ‘exaggerated’ global warming,” Carbon Brief, September 21, 2017. Archived November 24, 2017. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/3xWVb
Myles Allen and Richard Millar. “Clarification on recent press coverage of our '1.5 degrees' paper in Nature Geoscience,” University of Oxford, September 20, 2017. Archived November 24, 2017. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/GiFBz
James Delingpole. “Tidalgate: Climate Alarmists Caught Faking Sea Level Rise,” Breitbart, December 6, 2017. Archived December 28, 2017. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/TpD4r
“Were Scientists Caught Tampering with Raw Data to Exaggerate Sea Level Rise?” Snopes. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/PYVX0
James Randerson. “The TV interview that tied James Delingpole's tongue,” The Guardian, January 24, 2011. Archived February 26, 2018. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/ngmaw
“James Delingpole: Donald Trump 'is amazing' (This Week, January 2019),” YouTube video uploaded by user “gilhody,” January 13, 2018. Archived mp4 on file at DeSmog.
“Brexit Bozo James Delingpole has a WTO horror show,” Youtube video uploaded by user I Am Incorrigible on January 24, 2019. Archived .mp4 on file at DeSmog.
““One of the reasons we are in this mess is that Theresa did not plan for no deal and her civil servants did not plan for no deal… No deal is what people really want” @JamesDelingpole tells @afneil #Brexit #bbctw,” Tweet by @bbcthisweek, January 25, 2019. Retrieved from Twitter.com. Archived .png on file at DeSmog.
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“James Delingpole,” SourceWatch.
“James Delingpole” (Profile), The Carbon Brief Archived April 6, 2015.
Andrew Neil. “Global warming: Andrew Pendleton and James Delingpole,” BBC News, July 3, 2012.
Image of James Delingpole by Zach Roberts (c) 2017.