Matt Ridley

Nothing to do with global warming

Ignore the global warming hysteria: hurricanes are not getting worse

20 October 2018 9:00 am

When I land on the east coast of America, people tell me they’ve never met a Trump voter. When I…

The eradication of South Georgia’s rats proves we can do anything – even Brexit

19 May 2018 9:00 am

The extermination of every single one of South Georgia’s rats, for the sake of its birds, was confirmed at a…

Even if we could create genius ‘designer’ babies, there’s no demand for them

16 December 2017 9:00 am

Christmas Day marks the birthday of one of the most gifted human beings ever born. His brilliance was of a…

America would never join anything like the EU. Yet they urge us to stay

20 February 2016 9:00 am

So the US Secretary of State, John Kerry, thinks his country has a ‘profound interest… in a very strong United…

Ernest Shackleton and other South Georgia ghosts

30 January 2016 9:00 am

The terrible news that Henry Worsley had died just 30 miles short of crossing the Antarctic continent unsupported reached me…

The climate change agenda is a conspiracy against the poor

5 December 2015 9:00 am

The next generation is watching, Barack Obama told the Paris climate conference: ‘Our grandchildren, when they look back and see…

‘Quitting is suffering’: Hon Lik, inventor of the e-cigarette, on why he did it

20 June 2015 9:00 am

Few people have heard of Hon Lik, which is a pity because he’s probably saved more lives already than anybody…

Matt Ridley’s diary: Why a Guardian contributor wants me beheaded

30 May 2015 9:00 am

Martin Williams, former head of the government’s air quality science unit, has declared that the reason we have a problem…

Now remember August 1714

2 August 2014 9:00 am

The centenary of the start of the first world war is getting much more attention than the tricentenary of the…

E-cigarettes are making tobacco obsolete. So why ban them?

3 May 2014 9:00 am

If somebody invented a pill that could cure a disease that kills five million people a year worldwide, 100,000 of…

We have a new climate change consensus — and it's good news everyone

5 April 2014 9:00 am

Nigel Lawson was right after all. Ever since the Centre for Policy Studies lecture in 2006 that launched the former…

Diary

30 November 2013 9:00 am

I flew from London into Sydney, then Melbourne, to make three dinner speeches in a row. Through nerves I never…

Why climate change is good for the world

19 October 2013 9:00 am

Climate change has done more good than harm so far and is likely to continue doing so for most of…