23 Facts About James Delingpole


James Mark Court Delingpole was born on 6 August 1965 and is an English writer, journalist, and columnist who has written for a number of publications, including the Daily Mail, the Daily Express, The Times, The Daily Telegraph, and The Spectator.


James Delingpole is a former executive editor for Breitbart London, and has published several novels and four political books.


James Delingpole has frequently published articles promoting climate change denial and expressing opposition to wind power.


James Delingpole attended Malvern College from 1978 to 1983, an independent school for boys, followed by Christ Church, Oxford, where he studied English language and literature.


James Delingpole's writing for the book Welcome to Obamaland has been called an "engaging, witty writing style" and "at least original and amusing" by otherwise critical author John Wright.


James Delingpole is the author of several novels including Fin and Thinly Disguised Autobiography.


In 2005, James Delingpole presented the Channel 4 documentary The British Upper Class, which was part of a series of three documentaries on the class system in Britain.

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James Delingpole has called wind turbines "environmentally damaging" and suggested that they deface the countryside.


In 2012, James Delingpole began Bogpaper, a satirical blog, with Jan Skoyles.


In 2015, James Delingpole was named as a source for Lord Ashcroft's unauthorised biography of David Cameron, Call Me Dave, about Cameron's time at university, in which James Delingpole claims to have smoked cannabis with the future PM.


James Delingpole blogged "How the global warming industry is based on one MASSIVE lie", arguing that this discredited the 1998 hockey stick graph, though in fact that study did not use any of the data in question.


James Delingpole alleged that this discredited the scene in An Inconvenient Truth where Al Gore walks beside a graph relating past temperatures to CO2, then has to use a platform lift to reach the projected future curve, but that graph was based on Lonnie Thompson's ice core data, not tree rings, and the projected curve was for CO2 levels, not temperature.


James Delingpole quipped that "Climategate" was "the story that would change my life and, quite possibly, save Western civilisation from the greatest threat it has ever known".


At various times, James Delingpole has said he does not dispute that global warming has occurred, but doubts the extent to which it is man-made or catastrophic.


James Delingpole dismissed the scientific consensus on global warming and scientific consensus in general, saying science has never been about consensus.


When Nurse posed an analogy with a patient dismissing the consensus of an oncology team and choosing their own treatment, James Delingpole resented the comparison with quackery.


In 2012 James Delingpole wrote an article in The Australian titled "Wind Farm Scam a Huge Cover-Up" containing controversial issues and tone, which was ultimately censured.


Three complaints were made, and the Australian Press Council upheld three aspects of the complaints, commenting on the "offensiveness" of the comment made by a New South Wales sheep farmer, which James Delingpole quoted, that made an analogy between advocates of wind farms and paedophiles.


James Delingpole has repeatedly incited violence against named scientists and climate campaigners.


On 6 September 2012, James Delingpole announced he would stand in the upcoming Corby by-election on an anti-wind farms platform.


James Delingpole withdrew, saying his campaign against wind farms had been "stunningly successful" before a vote was cast.


Heaton-Harris said that James Delingpole had announced his candidacy as part of a "plan" to "cause some hassle" and drive the issue of wind farms up the political agenda.


In 2010 James Delingpole won the Bastiat Prize for Online Journalism for his Telegraph blog, a $3,000 prize awarded by the free-market International Policy Network for "work that promotes 'the principles and institutions of the free society'"; Damian Thompson, the Telegraph's blog editor, linked receipt of the award to the impact of James Delingpole's posts on the Climatic Research Unit email controversy.