Wednesday, 5 August 2015

THOSE WARMIST CLIMATE CHANGE DENIERS

Here is the latest column from our friend, Christopher Booker. He has hit on an important truth - that it is the climate alarmists who are the "deniers" since they wilfully ignore all the evidence that does not fit their world-view.

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

UK MET OFFICE GIVEN BIG BONUSES FOR WHAT?

Here is the story and it seems they have given themselves bonuses for simply forecasting the weather. They seem no better now than they were five years ago.

Monday, 3 August 2015

TAILOR-MADE PROPAGANDA HEADING OUR WAY TO CONVINCE THE SCEPTICS

This article shows the way climate alarmists are thinking about their way forward. The problem for them is that we already know what they are up to and so it is unlikely to work. Unfortunately even if it doesn't work we will still end up paying for the daft policies. 

Sunday, 2 August 2015

EVERYTHING YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW IN ONE BOOK - YOURS FOR $995

This is the latest edition of the Climate Change Consulting Report. You will be horrified to know that this "business" is now reputed to be worth $1.5 trillion. Why? I've no idea, but it explains why every college, university, charity, etc. is jumping on to this never-ending bandwagon. There is a lot more on this over at Jo Nova's blog here.

Saturday, 1 August 2015

IS THE UK FRACKING INDUSTRY DEAD BEFORE IT STARTS?

Here's a good look at what is happening and how one major participant sees the future. The fact is that if the government wants it to happen then it has got to do more to make it happen. This is exactly what is happening in the house-building industry where many councils have been reluctant to grant permission. In this case they are forcing councils to allocate more building land.

Friday, 31 July 2015

GOOD-BYE TO EU STEEL MAKERS

Here are the sad details of the demise of one of Europe's great industries along with the hundreds of good jobs that go with it. Of course it is not going entirely all at once, but if new plants are being built out of the EU it is just a matter of time before the older plant becomes obsolete. Such policies are the knock-on effect of climate change policies and if these continue then other energy intensive industry will surely follow.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

THE CLIMATE BANDWAGON KEEPS ON ROLLING

As a councillor I get sent a lot of stuff on climate change. Here is an example of an expensive waste of time, or an easy way to make a profit out of climate propaganda. Why on earth would anyone want to pay £300 to be given more propaganda on this topic?  You would think there was already enough in the mainstream media.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

THE TOP TEN GLOBAL WARMING LIES

This article is a great rebuttal of all the misinformation being peddled about the climate scare. Well worth reading and repeating.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

WHO SAID SCEPTICS WERE CONSPIRACY THEORISTS?

If you thought that climate sceptics were likely to believe in conspiracy theories, then read this! Does this man really believe that only he and three other UK scientists are experts on Arctic ice thickness? He seems to live in a climate alarmists bubble and needs to get out more - but of course he can't, as this would allow the "assassins" to get him. Time for him to get a disguise and disappear.

Monday, 27 July 2015

DIESEL VEHICLES CAUSING THOUSANDS OF EXTRA DEATHS TO "PREVENT CLIMATE CHANGE"

This article highlights the collateral damage of the futile attempt to prevent the climate changing. It is a sad story of making the wrong choice for the wrong reason.

Sunday, 26 July 2015

UK PRESS AND THE HOTTEST MONTH/YEAR HEADLINES

Here's a good piece dissecting the claims, often mad in the UK press recently, that this month/year will be the hottest ever, based on a forecast of a few hot days.  Of course they want to sell papers and these claims make for dramatic headlines. The reality is that it becomes like the story of the boy who cried wolf.

Saturday, 25 July 2015

HOW THE SOLAR INDUSTRY DISTORTS THE FIGURES TO MAKE ITSELF MORE COMPETITIVE

Here's the lowdown on what the solar industry don't want you to know. By cherry picking the best data they create a false rosy picture and ignore the extra costs  and problems the solar energy creates for the grid.

Friday, 24 July 2015

UK TO GO NO FURTHER OR FASTER THAN OTHER NATIONS SAYS CLIMATE CHANGE MINISTER

This piece looks at the latest speech by the new minister. It sounds as though some common sense is at last coming from the government, though there is still a long way to go. 

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

UK GREEN PROJECTS TO SUFFER 40% BUDGET CUT

This article looks at the proposed cuts and the knock on effects to the government's green agenda. Clearly something's got to give.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

NOAA DATA TAMPERING EXPOSED

Here is the evidence of data tampering. No justification is given, and the old data is simply removed as though it never existed. How very sinister!

Monday, 20 July 2015

GIGANTIC NEW COAL MINE APPROVED IN NEW SOUTH WALES

Here is a link to the details and the controversy caused.  Australian PM, Tony Abbott is a strong leader who speaks a lot of common sense, which the greens hate him for. The whole GW issue is riddled with inconsistent nonsense which this highlights.

Sunday, 19 July 2015

CLIMATE CHANGE PROPAGANDA BY THE NATIONAL TRUST

This article shows us what is being done by the National Trust here in the UK to promulgate fear into the population. As the length of the pause continues to increase this kind of opportunism will only look more and more like fear.mongering.

Saturday, 18 July 2015

THE BEAR FACTS - POLAR BEARS ARE THRIVING

This article explains why the recent papers claiming that polar bears are under threat are untrue. The more these kind of claims are undermined the more the alarmist case falls apart.

Friday, 17 July 2015

GEOTHERMAL HEAT DISCOVERED UNDER ANTARCTICA

This piece shows that warming can come from many sources. It is nothing to do with CO2.

Thursday, 16 July 2015

UK POWER CUTS - THE MARGINS GET TIGHTER

This article looks at the likelihood of the UK suffering blackouts this winter and it seems the possibility is growing, though the government assures us that all is well, but then they would.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

GREEK POWER CRISIS

This article explains the way Greeks look at their energy bills. Perhaps we will do the same when the green taxes ratchet up our bills.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

STATES SET TO DEFY OBAMA CLIMATE RULE

This article gives the details. I do admire the independent mindedness of the state governors in the USA. In many ways the US states seem to be more independent than the nations of the EU.

Monday, 13 July 2015

MINI ICE AGE WITHIN 15 YEARS SAYS NEW RESEARCH REPORT

This report in the Telegraph gives the details. This is yet another report which goes against the global warming projection. It will be interesting to see what happens over the next 20 years.

Sunday, 12 July 2015

UK GOVERNMENT WATERS DOWN ECO HOME REGS

Here is a link to this news which is warmly welcomed, if you can excuse the pun. At last the government seem to realise the folly of driving up the cost of homes with no benefit whatsoever for residents or the environment.

Saturday, 11 July 2015

ECO HOMES TURN INTO OVENS IN HOT WEATHER

This Mail article looks at the problems with increasing the insulation and draught-proofing of homes. It works in the winter but causes severe over-heating in the summer. The obvious solution, which climate alarmists will not like, is to install air-conditioning. So much for low carbon !

Friday, 10 July 2015

BBC RATCHETS UP ITS ALARMIST PROPAGANDA

This article from Roger Helmer MEP's excellent blog explains in simple English why the BBC is wrong to be so biased in its reporting of issues related to climate change, but I doubt that they will change as their alarmist position has become so embedded that it is very unlikely to change.

Thursday, 9 July 2015

THE GLOBAL COAL RENAISSANCE

This article confirms the fact that fossil fuels such as coal are going to be the major source of energy throughout the world for many years to come. All those alarmists who say coal must be kept in the ground need to wake up and face reality - it's not going to happen!

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

REFRACKING IS THE WAY TO INCREASE YIELDS

 This article gives the details, including the very impressive statistics which should give the UK government the impetus to get on with sweeping aside the opposition and get fracking going here.

Monday, 6 July 2015

UK CHANCELLOR TO REIN IN GREEN SUBSIDIES

This article looks at the cost of wind and solar energy and how they are spiralling out of control. It seems that he is now ready to rein them in, though he cannot do anything about those already committed to.

Sunday, 5 July 2015

THE MYSTERY OVER BRITAIN'S "HOTTEST DAY"

Christopher Booker looks at the evidence for Britain's hottest day, claimed by the Met Office during the recent hot spell that lasted for a few days. I wonder if the Met Office would have gone to so much trouble to claim a record cold temperature?

Saturday, 4 July 2015

UN URGES DEVELOPED NATIONS TO TRANSFER 100 BILLION DOLLARS PER YEAR

If climate change is not all about the money, I think we can conclude from this that it is certainly a very important aspect which helps to keep it going despite the apparent lack of warming in recent decades.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Monday urged developed countries to create a credible plan to commit 100 billion U.S. dollars per year by 2020 to support developing countries to adapt to climate change.

"I strongly urge developed countries to provide a politically credible trajectory for mobilizing 100 billion dollars per year by 2020 to support developing countries in curbing emissions and strengthening their resilience," Ban said at a high-level event on climate change.

The UN chief said he would "proactively engage with leaders from both the global north and south to make sure this goal is met and is considered credible by all."

He expressed disappointment with what he called the "snail's pace" of climate negotiations currently taking place in the lead up to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change meeting set to take place in Paris on Dec. 7-8.

"I really count on leaders, presidents, prime ministers and ministers to exercise their political direction so that this negotiation will move much faster," Ban said.

Full story

Friday, 3 July 2015

HYDRO-ELECTRIC DAMS DESTROYING WILD LIFE

This article gives the details showing how research reveals that these major infrastructure projects are far from environmentally friendly. A PLOS ONE study reveals the drastic effects of the major Amazonian Balbina Dam on tropical rainforest biodiversity. It reveals a loss of mammals, birds and tortoises from the vast majority of islands formed by the creation of the Balbina Lake.

Thursday, 2 July 2015

GERMANY'S GREEN ENERGY REVOLUTION IS RUNNING OUT OF MONEY

This article gives the details. Proof that there is no guarantee of success even if you throw billions at it. Other nations will be watching and hopefully learning from the Germans' painful experience.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

ARCTIC ICE RETURNING

This piece gives the details which show a story that is the opposite of what is being pushed by the alarmists.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

USA SUPREME COURT STRIKES DOWN EPA CLIMATE POLICY

This piece explains what has happened and the effect on Obama's climate agenda. This seems to be a major blow for the climate alarmists, and will undermine their attempts to by-pass the Senate and Congress.

Update. Below is an extract sent to me by CFACT.

Professor Willie Soon and CFACT senior policy advisor Paul Driessen co-authored an article regarding the EPA’s mercury rule that provides valuable perspective.  In it they note:

"The latest government, university and independent studies reveal that those power plants emit an estimated 41-48 tons of mercury per year. However, U.S. forest fires emit at least 44 tons per year; cremation of human remains discharges 26 tpy; Chinese power plants eject 400 tpy; and volcanoes, subsea vents, geysers and other sources spew out 9,000-10,000 additional tons per year!”

All these emissions enter the global atmospheric system and become part of the U.S. air mass.

Thus, U.S. power plants account for less than 0.5% of all the mercury in the air Americans breathe. Even eliminating every milligram of this mercury will do nothing about the other 99.5% in America’s atmosphere."

Monday, 29 June 2015

USA CONGRESS TRIES TO KILL OFF OBAMA'S CLIMATE POLICY

This piece gives the details. I guess that, in the longer term, a lot depends on who becomes the next president and whether he or she supports the policies of Obama.

Sunday, 28 June 2015

UK FRACKING DECISION WILL BE MADE ON MONDAY

This article gives the details of the planning case being decided in Lancashire by the Council. Legal advisers have warned the councillors that they have no legitimate grounds for refusal.

Saturday, 27 June 2015

DIMMER SUN COULD CAUSE A NEW MAUNDER MINIMUM IN 2050 SAYS MET OFFICE REPORT

Here is the article which cites the report. Before you start thinking of a frozen Thames, the Met Office are quick to say that this will not actually stop global warming, it will just slow it down for a while. Even so this is a surprising admission and I can only conclude that it is an attempt to get their excuse in early to explain the continued lack of warming. How long can a theory of global warming continue without said warming showing up?

Friday, 26 June 2015

IS THIS THE REAL REASON FOR THE PAUSE?

This article looks at average temperatures for the earth's surface at different times throughout the year and in the northern and southern hemispheres and finds some interesting connections.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

THE CLIMATE WAR IS DESTROYING THE REPUTATION OF SCIENCE

This excellent article by Matt Ridley is a real tour de force of the damage being caused to the reputation of science by the distortions and exaggerations being put out by those determined to keep the fear of climate change through global warming alive.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

UPDATE ON DATA TAMPERING IN AUSTRALIA

Here is the update which looks at the review being carried out to see what has gone wrong. The point is that all the revisions seem to go one way - to show greater warming, which seems to most people to be a little fishy.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

GOOD ARTICLE ON OCEAN 'ACIDIFICATION'

This piece gives a concise overview of the topic and concludes that it is in fact a scare story and that there is no evidence that shows that the slight reduction in pH due to take up of CO2 by the oceans is causing, or is likely to cause any harm to marine life.

Monday, 22 June 2015

NEW YORK POLITICIANS TRY TO STOP FRACKING IN THE UK

This article from the BBC news explains what is happening. There is clearly a determination among these politicians to prevent fracking from taking place here in the UK. I suppose it is possible that they are doing this for purely altruistic motives, but on the other hand they may be true believers in the cult of CAGW (catastrophic anthropogenic global warming) and this is to push the 'cause'. I hope the councillors of Lancashire will ignore this and give the approval for the test drilling to go ahead.

Sunday, 21 June 2015

ROYAL SOCIETY WON'T CHANGE ITS MIND ON CLIMATE FOR 50 YEARS

Even if there is no more warming, or indeed cooling occurs they have said that they will not change their position for 50 years from now, according to this report.

Saturday, 20 June 2015

THE STATE OF THE CLIMATE DEBATE IN THE USA

This lecture given to the UK's House of Lords by Prof Judith Curry gives a great deal of insight into how the politics is playing out there. What is apparent is that there is far more debate and disagreement in the USA than in Europe or the UK, and so the response of the USA is much more uncertain.

Friday, 19 June 2015

MESSAGE FOR THE POPE ON CLIMATE POLICY

This short video from a USA think tank is aimed at the Pope to try and get him to see how damaging climate change policies are to the poor. I wonder if he is listening?  

Thursday, 18 June 2015

EVIDENCE FOR SUN AFFECTING GW IN NEW STUDY

Here is the link to the new study. It focuses on the role of the stratosphere and the link to ozone levels, which are the main greenhouse gas at that level.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

PAPERS PROMOTE ALARMIST PRESS RELEASES WITHOUT QUESTION

This article looks at the kind of thing being put out. It is low grade stuff and each point can easily be debunked as the author has done for the piece on beer. What is so bad though is that the reporters put it out unquestioningly and many readers simply accept it in the same way. Some will ignore it, but it still adds to the myth that we are being subjected to serious climate change, when in fact temperatures have hardly change for 17 years, but this is hardly ever mentioned.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

BRILLIANT SPEECH BY UK MP DESTROYS REASON FOR CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY

This short speech by a back bench Conservative MP is really worth watching. The MP, David Davies, shows himself to be both moderate and well-informed. Sadly the House of Commons was only sparsely populated and this speech has so far only reached a small audience .

More from this MP here in this video of a debate. Here is a link to the Q and A session that followed the debate.

Monday, 15 June 2015

GLOBAL WIND SCAM DAY

This article looks at the downside of wind energy as the wind industry celebrate "Global Wind Day" today, 15th June. 

Sunday, 14 June 2015

THE SCIENCE TOO BIG TO FAIL

This article is a great run down on where global warming is today. It contains some good ideas, here are some that stood out for me:-

"The IPCC has become to science what FIFA is to soccer; bloated, un-accountable and out of touch."

 “The IPCC is un-reformable and the Fifth Assessment Report should be the IPCC’s last.” Yet both the science and the process have become too big to fail."

 

Saturday, 13 June 2015

GREEN DEAL A LIKELY CASUALTY OF GOVERNMENT CUTS

This report gives the details. So much for the "green dream". When idealism comes up against realism there is only one winner. This says all that needs to be said about the fate of the /climate Change Act. It will gradually be watered down and finally ditched.

Friday, 12 June 2015

UK's NEW CLIMATE CHANGE MINISTER SAYS 'MORE ATTRACTIVE BUILDINGS' WILL HELP US LIKE NUCLEAR POWER

That is according to this article in the Independent. She also said that she was going to arrange to meet with Lord Lawson and hoped to "win him over" to the climate alarmist position. These are the pronouncements of our new Energy and Climate Change Minister, Amber Rudd, and I think it tells us rather a lot about her and her ideas on her brief. She seems to have a lot of confidence, though sadly misplaced.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

FRACKING DECLARED SAFE BY THE EPA

The USA's Environmental Protection Agency has carried out a thorough investigation of fracking and given it a clean bill of health according to this article. Surely this should reassure all those, except the green zealots who will never be convinced.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

GREAT NEWS - UK WILL SURVIVE CAGW

That is according to the article discussed here. The logic of the article makes very good sense. Survival depends on being wealthy and so being able to adapt. Logically this means that what poor nations need to do is start generating cheap energy and develop, just as the Western nations have done. But this logic somehow escapes the climate change zealots. Instead they want the West to give large hand-outs to the poorer nations in return for them not developing. This isn't going to happen. 

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

ATTEMPT TO REMOVE THE PAUSE IN GW DEBUNKED WITH EASE

This article looks at the new paper that tries to remove the pause in global warming from the record and is not impressed. The more this kind of thing is debunked the more damage is done to the whole concept of catastrophic man-made global warming or as it is now known "climate change".

Monday, 8 June 2015

EU DIVIDED OVER CO2 EMISSION POLICIES

Here are the details of the arguments. If some countries are severely disadvantaged, then it does not seem likely that the policies can be agreed. If the EU cannot agree then what chance is there for the talks in Paris?

Sunday, 7 June 2015

SOUTH UK OILFIELD MUCH BIGGER THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT

According to this report the oilfield, near Gatwick airport, contains oil worth £300 billion and it won't even need fracking. Drill baby, drill!

Saturday, 6 June 2015

EU CLIMATE POLICIES DESTROYING USA's FORESTS

This article from the Washington Post explains how the demand for wood pellets for EU biomass power stations is actually leading to a loss of forests in the USA. Not what the Greens would have wanted and it is causing some members of the Green Movement some angst. 

Friday, 5 June 2015

FRANCE DESPARATE TO GET A DEAL IN DECEMBER PARIS TALKS

This article looks at the pre-conference meetings that the French are organising to try and broker a deal on CO2 emissions. However hard they try, there is no way they will get an agreement of any worth, as the Indians and Chinese are not interested, neither are the Japanese or the Australians. Only a fudge will be achieved to try and save face.

Thursday, 4 June 2015

CLIMATE CHANGE DOOM MERCHANTS FORCED TO FACE REALITY

The reality is that the doom merchants got it wrong as can be seen in this piece. It is clear that this sort of good news story never makes the main TV news for the simple reason that it does not fit the global warming narrative.

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

DRAMATIC CLIMATE CHANGE TOOK PLACE 10,000 YEARS AGO

It is important to understand that climate change has always occurred and there have been some dramatic examples from the past, much more dramatic than what is happening now. Here is a good example from around 10,000 years ago in the region of what is now the Sahara Desert.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

IMF PROPAGANDA IS JUST DISHONEST

When the IMF recently published a paper which made out that fossil fuels were heavily subsidised, they were using the word subsidised in an entirely new way. As this article explains, they were simply engaging is blatant propaganda.  This seems to be an attempt to convince the political elite that they must step up their war on fossil fuels for the greater good of humanity.

Roger Helmer MEP has a good article on this subject on his blog.

Monday, 1 June 2015

ATLANTIC CURRENT TO CAUSE COOLING OVER THE NEXT 20 TO 30 YEARS

This report from a study by Southampton Oceanography Centre confirms earlier reports that the Atlantic Multi-decadal Oscillation is about to go into a negative phase and cause temperatures to drop slightly.

Sunday, 31 May 2015

CLIMATE PROPAGANDA PUSHED AT CHILDREN TO BE STEPPED UP

This article explains how fictional novels aimed at children are using climate alarm themes in the hope of influencing young minds. In a 1984-style scenario that George Orwell might have dreamt up they are plumbing new depths in their propaganda campaign.

Saturday, 30 May 2015

TURKEY TO DOUBLE COAL POWER BY 2020

Here are the details. Here again we see a nation quite openly planning to ignore the pleas to lower emissions in favour of producing cheaper energy to power its economy.  They are not the only nation to take this course. See here for Indiahere for South Africa, Here for Japan, not to mention China.
 See here for all the nations who prefer to use cheap power rather than lower CO2 emissions.

Friday, 29 May 2015

UN CLIMATE GRAVY TRAIN PREPARES FOR MASSIVE FUNDING FROM DEVELOPED NATIONS

This report of the draft text for the climate agreement to be agreed in Paris in December should act as a warning to all taxpayers - you are about to be ripped-off! Here is a flavour of what's being proposed:

The document states, “a. Developed country Parties to provide 1 per cent of gross domestic product per year from 2020 and additional funds during the pre-2020 period to the GCF [Green Climate Fund]…”

Thursday, 28 May 2015

CAMERON APPOINTS CLIMATE ACTIVIST TO KEY JOB

Here are the sad details. His action clearly shows that he is in thrall to the global warming scam and so he is not likely to look at any evidence that in any way contradicts it

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

UK COAL POWER PLANTS CLOSING AHEAD OF SCHEDULE AS BLACKOUTS LOOM

This piece explains what's happening here in the UK since the Conservatives won the recent general election. Our coal-fired power stations are becoming uneconomic and so the power companies are having to close them. Unless the government do something to stop this we could soon be facing power cuts and a very unpopular government.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

DESPARATELY SEEKING THE HOTSPOT

This piece looks at the search for the holy grail of global warming and again fails to find it. It is the missing signature that would demonstrate that CO2 could be causing a warming of the atmosphere. Its absence suggests that the modest  warming that has happened during the twentieth century is likely to be due mainly to natural causes.

Monday, 25 May 2015

WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH CARBON CAPTURE AND STORAGE?

Here's a good account of what's happening so far. What a shame that so much effort is being put in to a scheme that is not necessary and will lead to a waste of precious fossil fuel energy and inevitably lead to an increase in the cost of energy.

Sunday, 24 May 2015

INVESTORS BELIEVE FOSSIL FUELS ARE HERE TO STAY

That is the message of the market and those who think they know better should read this article. Those who think that a decisive agreement will be reached in Paris that will even stop world-wide fossil fuel use from rising are not facing reality. Once that is taken on board it becomes clear that there is for the foreseeable future a huge market for fossil fuel, and where there is a demand there will be a supply.

Friday, 22 May 2015

COLD KILLS FAR MORE PEOPLE THAN HOT WEATHER


This piece explains that cold weather kills twenty times more people than hot. A fact that receives little mention on the TV news. It is yet another fact that does not back the idea that mild global warming is a major threat to the planet.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

$89 TRILLION TO FIX THE CLIMATE, SAYS WORLD BANK

That extraordinary sum is seriously put forward, according to this article. How could any organisation arrive at such a sum, and why should they expect to be taken seriously? What is the point of mentioning this figure? I cannot even think of a plausible explanation other than they have finally completely lost the plot. The total world GDP is only $70 trillion. It is complete madness.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

THE MARCH OF GREEN ACTIVISM THROUGH USA COLLEGES (AND UK TOO)

Here is part of a report into the infiltration of green activism into colleges that is quite disturbing. It has already happened and most of us are unaware of it.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

WHY FOSSIL FUEL DIVESTMENT WON'T WORK

Here's another good piece by Matt Ridley explaining why selling fossil fuel company shares won't work to bring about the end of fossil fuels.

Here's a previous post on the same subject.

Monday, 18 May 2015

INDIA TO OPEN 40 - 50 NEW COAL MINES IN THE NEXT 18 MONTHS

It is quite clear from this report that whatever is agreed in the next big climate conference in Paris next December, there is not going to be any reduction in world emissions of CO2. India, and China have already committed to massive increases in fossil fuel power stations, more than enough to make up for any small savings by the developed nations.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

EL NINO CONDITIONS LIKELY THROUGHOUT 2015

This report explains what is happening in the tropical Pacific. It can have a strong effect on the weather in many parts of the world. It can be linked with monsoons in Southeast Asia, droughts in southern Australia, the Philippines and Ecuador, blizzards in the United States, heatwaves in Brazil and extreme flooding in Mexico. However it is unlikely to have much influence on the UK weather.

Saturday, 16 May 2015

IS SEA LEVEL RISE MEASURABLE?

This piece takes a look at the latest papers on the subject. One comment from TonyM seemed to hit the nail on the head:
"It is mind boggling to believe that measurement of sea levels that cover 70% of the Earth’s surface, can be miles deep, and are in constant turmoil, can be measured with millimeter accuracy. They are subject not only to sinking ocean bottoms, but to melting and growing glaciers, the ongoing motions of the tectonic plates, the temperature of the water, the amount of wind, and who knows what other forces, . Sea level rise measurements seem to have the same believability as average global temperature calculations. The forces and variables that determine them are so many, so chaotic, and so poorly understood, that these calculations are nothing more than excercises in writing computer programs."

 

Friday, 15 May 2015

BBC GW PROPAGANDA IS BEYOND A JOKE


Christopher Booker has once more expressed what many of us feel about the unremitting propaganda on global warming being pushed out by our national broadcaster. The public are being softened up in readiness for the next treaty for which our UK government is a ready cheerleader.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

AUSSIE PMs ADVISOR SAYS CLIMATE CHANGE IS A FRONT FOR UN POWER GRAB

This article gives the details of an article written by the chairman of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s Business Advisory Council, Maurice Newman, in which he dared suggest that the real climate change agenda was “concentrated political authority”.  He has accused the UN of attempting to subvert democracy, of attempting to establish a worldwide authoritarian regime, with political power concentrated in the hands of UN officials. This is powerful stuff written by someone very close to the PM, so close that it is doubtful that it was written without the knowledge or consent of the PM himself. If only someone close to David Cameron would do something similar.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

CLIMATE CHANGE PSYCHO-BABBLE

This new paper by a group of psychologists purports to explain why climate scientists are not giving out more alarming predictions about the future. Apparently it's not because their computer climate models have been found to be inaccurate, or that temperature records are showing an 18 year pause in warming. No, it's simply that they have succumbed to the arguments and language used by sceptics. Those nasty sceptics have been implanting naughty words like "pause" or "hiatus" and totally confused the poor climate scientists. How beastly can these horrible sceptics get?

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

A SENSIBLE CLIMATE CHANGE ARTICLE IN THE GUARDIAN

This piece published in the Guardian is by a climate scientist, Tamsin Edwards, and it contains a lot of sense. Does this mean that the alarmism is finally being tempered with realism? I doubt it, but at least the fruitcakes who inhabit that paper will have the opportunity to read a little common sense and that must be a good thing.

Monday, 11 May 2015

WHAT'S HAPPENING ON THE SUN?

Here is the answer. Exactly how much of our weather is controlled by the sun we do not know, but perhaps we are about to find out. I would not be surprised to learn that it has more influence than CO2.

Sunday, 10 May 2015

VATICAN BURNS WITH GLOBAL WARMING ENTHUSIASM

This article looks at what lies behind the decision of the Catholic Church to sign up hook, line and sinker to the climate alarmist position.

"The Big Question. Why? Why is the Catholic Church entering into the fray of doubtful global warming science? Why now and why with such shrill apocalyptic exaggerated rhetoric?  Why strident calls for supranational government control at the same time the actual evidence for doom grows weaker and weaker?"

Saturday, 9 May 2015

ON SEA LEVEL DO YOU TRUST THE MODELS OR THE MEASUREMENTS?

Here is a paper that gives you the information to decide. The author of the paper  writes that "there is basically no significant warming or change of salinity within the accuracy limits of the measurements," leading him to contend that "the lack of any significant difference in the spatial distribution in latitude, longitude and depth from one year to another year shows that the theoretically proposed increased heat is missing." Interesting!

Friday, 8 May 2015

SPACE & SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL PRESS RELEASE - COOLING CLIMATE IMMINENT

Here is the press release which makes the prediction. It is no more certain than any other prediction, but it should be considered. How ironic it would be if all the hype about warming was completely wrong and instead we got cooling.

Thursday, 7 May 2015

UPSET THE GREENS AND THEY WILL TURN VERY NASTY

This is what those caring green activists will do to protect the environment.  It seems that we are living in a world in which anarchy is becoming increasingly the rule. We must watch our backs if we upset these people who seem to have little or no fear of the law.  They seem to be adopting the ways of the hard-line Muslim fundamentalist, a sort of green Taliban.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

LABOUR'S DECARBONISATION PLEDGE WILL COST AT LEAST £200 BILLION

This article in the Telegraph calculates the cost of Ed Miliband's election pledge to decarbonise the UK power sector by 2030. The figure of £200 billion is considered to be a low estimate, as the true cost is likely to be a lot higher. Unfortunately the Conservatives are not exposing this Labour catastrophe as they are too afraid of incurring the wrath of the green lobby. UKIP is the only party with a sensible energy policy, but have no chance of delivering.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

SO THE NEPAL EARTHQUAKE WAS CAUSED BY CLIMATE CHANGE

That is the proposition put forward in this article.  The biggest argument against this proposition is that we have not had any global warming for the past 18 years and no significant climate change over the majority of the planet; therefore this could not have been the cause of the Nepal earthquake. Also even if slight changes of climate were to cause earthquakes it is simply not possible to prevent the climate changes that occur naturally, and have done so since the Earth was formed.

Monday, 4 May 2015

SOUTH AFRICA TURNS TO FOSSIL FUELS FOR ENERGY

One of the most energy-starved regions on the planet, southern Africa, is gearing up to build a fleet of more than a dozen coal plants to eliminate rolling power cuts. South Africa, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Tanzania are all in the process of putting together agreements with independent contractors to build coal-fuelled thermal electric plants. If there’s one thing that southern Africa has plenty of, it’s coal. According to the Southern Africa Development Community’s master plan for energy, proven coal reserves are about 32 billion tonnes of economically recoverable reserves; the estimated total resources are more than ten times that figure. --Gavin du Venage, The National, 25 April 2015

Sunday, 3 May 2015

CHINA SAYS YES TO GREEN MONEY, NO TO GREEN ACTION

This piece from Jo Nova has a paragraph that sums up the Chinese attitude to climate change very nicely. Here it is:
 
In 2013 China and India had plans to add half a million megawatts of coal fired electricity each. Australia is the largest coal exporter in the world, but China digs up ten times more coal than we export, and when they run out that, they have 200 years of shale gas to use as well. To show us how serious they are they’ve bravely agreed to unenforceable long term climate commitments with no consequences. And to be on the safe side, their population projections show their emissions would peak in 2030 anyway, so they are promising nothing more than business-as-usual. The Chinese obviously don’t give a toss about their emissions, but they will put their hand up to say “thanks for the climate money”. Eighty percent of Chinese people were skeptical  in one Gallup International poll. Guess they aren’t as stupid as some others.

Saturday, 2 May 2015

GREEN POLICIES ARE KILLING AFRICANS - NOT CLIMATE CHANGE

This piece explains the reality of enacting measures to reduce emissions of CO2, or in the case of Africa prevent them from rising. It brings home the true cost of denying poor nations access to the relatively inexpensive fossil fuels such as coal. Yet that is the policy of nations like the UK and the USA.

Friday, 1 May 2015

THE COSTLIEST MISTAKE BY A POLITICIAN EVER

That, according to Christopher Booker (and I am not disagreeing with him) is the Climate Change Act brought in by Ed Miliband. At £50,000 for each of us it is enormous.

Thursday, 30 April 2015

UN LEADER BANS AWKWARD QUESTION AT POPE'S PRESS CONFERENCE

I ought to have been writing headlines for the Sun!
This article explains what happened at a Vatican press conference held before a climate conference. The Pope seems to be getting involved with the UN in trying to control the climate. Is this a case of religion mixing with science, or is climate change in fact just another kind of religion?

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

BBC CORRESPONDENT JUMPS ON THE FOSSIL FUEL DIVESTMENT BANDWAGGON

This article is a one-sided bit of alarmist nonsense from the BBC. No comments are allowed so it is beyond criticism, except elsewhere on the blogosphere such as here. I refer to my previous post here for a full rebuttal.

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

WORLD TEMPERATURE DATA TO BE EXAMINED BY EXPERT PANEL

This article explains how a group of top scientists has been set up to examine the temperature data behind the global warming figures. This is  as a result of a great deal of criticism by a number of people who have found that the data has been altered so that the warming of the twentieth century has been exaggerated.

Update
Alarmists are already trying to undermine this, as expected - see this article.  

Monday, 27 April 2015

OCEAN WARMING MUCH GREATER IN MEDIEVAL WARM PERIOD

This piece refers to a very interesting paper which produces evidence that the oceans were about a degree C warmer during the Medieval Warm Period than in the Little Ice Age. If true this is a remarkable find, since scientists are currently arguing over changes of as little as 0.01C. If the oceans have changed as much as 1 degree in the fairly recent past then the tiny changes being argued over are, in comparison, pretty inconsequential. No wonder this paper has received no publicity.

Sunday, 26 April 2015

ACTIVIST LINKS BOAT DEATHS TO CLIMATE CHANGE

Here are the depths to which some climate activists will go to further their "cause". It is interesting to read the comments, which I am surprised to see have not been removed (so far).  I am sure such tactics will backfire, but it is still amazing that anyone would think of using such tragedy in this way.

Saturday, 25 April 2015

USA OIL INDUSTRY KEEPS INNOVATING AND PRICES FALLING

This piece in the Telegraph explains how oil keeps pouring out of its wells with ever increasing efficiency, so much so that the Middle East is struggling to keep up. This, like so much else, was not predicted by the experts in government. The result could be that fossil fuels will remain abundant and cheap for years to come.

Friday, 24 April 2015

THE GW PAUSE WILL LEAD TO A FEEBLE CLIMATE DEAL IN PARIS

According to this article in the Daily Express. While most world leaders continue to pat lip-service to the climate change orthodoxy, they are likely to refrain from making any tough binding commitments. This will further marginalise the few ultra-greens who risk punishing their people by giving them expensive energy. 

Thursday, 23 April 2015

2015 - IS IT THE WARMEST START EVER?

This article on GWPF website looks at the hype around 2015 being the hottest start ever and concludes that it is more what the alarmists hope and even if there is a record it is likely to be within the margin of error. 

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

WHY FOSSIL FUEL DIVESTMENT IS POINTLESS

This piece explains the reasons. It is hard to understand why those advocating this are not aware. In fact they really are aware and it is just one more pointless gesture, just like the attempts to reduce fossil fuel use, knowing that there are currently no reasonable alternatives. We are currently living in the era of pointless (though very costly) gestures.

Here is a piece from a few months back where a university decides not to divest itself of its fossil fuel shares.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY IN THE UK - THE DEBATE

This TV recording is of an election debate between the five political parties taking part in the UK general election. It features their energy spokesmen and the debate is around energy and climate change policy. Unfortunately only one party has a sensible policy and they have no chance of putting it into practice.

Monday, 20 April 2015

EVEN OBAMA'S TAX BILLIONS FAIL TO SPEED UP THE CHANGE TO RENEWABLE ENERGY

This article gives the details of the latest prediction of energy sources up to 2040, when renewables will still account for less than 4% of the total energy used in the USA. It must make hard-pressed taxpayers wonder what is the point of all the subsidies.

Sunday, 19 April 2015

LORD MONCKTON WILLING TO BET $500,000 THAT ICE SHEETS WON'T MELT IN A DECADE

This article gives the details. He is challenging a prediction made by a scientist who stated that the whole of the Antarctic and the Greenland ice sheets would melt in a decade. It is a laughable prediction and I am astonished that any reputable scientist would make it.  

Saturday, 18 April 2015

UK OIL FIND NEAR GATWICK MUCH LARGER THAN ORIGINALLY THOUGHT

Here is the good news for us hard-pressed Brits. Time to open the champagne, except that the hard bit is still to come - keeping the eco fanatics from getting in the way.

Friday, 17 April 2015

CHINESE WATER TO TORTURE THE CLIMATE?

This article gives the details of the rising number of desalination plants being built in China, with the resultant increase in energy required, leading to the inevitable rise in CO2 emissions. So what are the Chinese to do, have clean water or reduce CO2 emissions? It is obviously a no-brainer, but those who really believe that increases in CO2 will lead to Armageddon have a problem; is it really right to save the planet by condemning people to live unhealthy and miserable lives without clean water? 

Thursday, 16 April 2015

FRANCE'S GREEN SOCIALISTS 'BURIED SHALE REPORT'

France’s refusal to countenance exploiting shale gas deposits will cost it up to €293 billion and 225,000 jobs over the next three decades, according to a confidential government report. The report, which came down in favour of waterless fracking, was leaked to the media yesterday after it had been shelved by President Hollande’s Socialist-led cabinet. France’s radical shale gas laws make it an offence even to look for the fuel. “Shale gas is no longer on the agenda,” said Ségolène Royal, the environment minister, who is Mr Hollande’s former partner. --Adam Sage, The Times, 8 April 2015

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

GERMANY HEADING FOR POWER CRISIS

The economic viability of some 53 percent or 39 of the power plants planned for construction in Europe’s largest economy by 2025 has been called into question, German energy industry association BDEW said in a statement on Monday. The association said investors were nervous because of lacking profitability for coal- and gas-fired power stations because of competing energy supplies from subsidised renewable power, and a tougher carbon emissions regime. Germany, which is due to phase out nuclear energy by 2022, could face supply bottlenecks in the next few years. --Vera Eckert, Reuters, 13 April 2015

Germany's Irsching gas-fired power plant, one of Europe's newest, is to be shut down in April next year, its operators said on Monday, as competition from renewable energy pushes conventional stations out of business. Irsching is one of many power stations in Germany that are running at a fraction of the time needed to be profitable, replaced by solar and wind energy which has priority access to the grid. The statement, which puts pressure on the German government to come up with a solution for modern but loss-making power plants, did not say what impact the decision would have on jobs. --Reuters, 30 March 2015

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

PUBLIC SUBSIDIES FOR WIND FARMS OUTLAWED BY UK PARLIAMENT

This post gives the details, which I was unaware of. I don't know whether this decision can be overturned, but even so it is an encouraging gesture. Note the low turnout shown by the vote. A lot of MPs were not there for the vote.

Monday, 13 April 2015

INDIA SHUTS DOWN GREENPEACE, FREEZES FUNDING, SUSPENDS LICENCE

 The Hindu, 10 April 2015

Devesh Pandey

Greenpeace India's all seven bank accounts have been frozen with immediate effect. 

Citing various grounds for the suspension of the FCRA registration of Greenpeace India and the freezing of its accounts, the Union Home Ministry on Thursday alleged the organisation did not inform the authorities concerned about transfer of foreign contributions received in the designated account to the FCRA utilisation account and then to five other accounts.

The seven accounts in IDBI Bank, ICICI Bank and Yes Bank have been frozen with immediate effect.

Listing the alleged violations, the order said the NGO under-reported and repeatedly mentioned incorrect amount of foreign contributions. It's foreign account opening balance for 2008-09 was incorrectly reported nil in the auditor's certificate. Greenpeace India had later described it as a typographical error.

The MHA also charged the NGO with incurring over 50 per cent of foreign donations on administrative expenditure during 2011-12 and 2012-13 without prior approval; and wilfully suppressing details on salary payment by Greenpeace International to “Greenpeace activist” Greg Muttitt, who worked on secondment with Greenpeace India for over five months in 2013-14.

Economic interest hurt

Stating that acceptance of foreign contributions by Greenpeace India has prejudicially affected the public and the economic interest of the country in violation of the Section 12 (4)(f)(iii) and Section 12(4)(f)(ii) of the FCRA, the government said the act also amounted to violation of the conditions of grant of registration certificate.

Accordingly, the Central government has suspended the registration of the organisation, including its branches and units, under the FCRA, for six months beginning Thursday. The organisation can make a representation in this regard within 30 days.

The order comes against the backdrop of MHA reports raising concerns that the United Kingdom has been showing interest in the organisation's India operations. “The UK Parliament had invited Greenpeace India to 'testify' against the Indian government in a formal hearing. A UK-based TV channel had also sought to internationalise related issues last year,” said an MHA official.

The government also took exception to Greenpeace India's participation at the Istanbul Coal Strategy Conference-2012. “At the Istanbul Conference, US-based funding agencies projected India as the primary target for thermal power plant activism,” said the official.

Sponsored by US-based Climate Works Foundation (CWF) and World Resources Institute, the Conference had identified 999 thermal power plant sites in the world, of which about half were in India.

The official said the Conference had resolved to focus on the Singrauli region in India.

Sunday, 12 April 2015

CAPITALISM VERSUS THE THIRD INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

Another thought-provoking article from the Scientific Alliance looks at the idea put out by some writers, that capitalism must be overthrown in the third industrial revolution. What these writers seem to overlook is that this revolution is not being driven by the "masses" at the bottom end of society, but by the philosophers at the top. I don't see how this revolution can succeed if it is not a popular mass up-rising. People will not fall so easily for these latter-day Karl Marx's with their ideas of utopia. However they can do a lot of damage trying.

Saturday, 11 April 2015

JAPAN'S NEW ENERGY POLICY - MORE COAL

Japan has 43 coal power projects either under construction or planned, representing combined capacity of 21,200 megawatts, according to a statement from the Kyoto-based Kiko Network. The projections would account for about half of what Japan could emit in 2050 under the current government’s target to cut emissions by 80 percent by that date, the group said. -- Chisaki Watanabe, Bloomberg, 9 April 2015

Friday, 10 April 2015

INDIA TO DOUBLE COAL PRODUCTION

India Won't Bow To Western Pressure On CO2 Emissions, Modi Says
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government aims to double Indian coal production to 1.5 billion tons by 2020. The Modi government, which came to power in May last year, is desperate to increase coal production to facilitate economic growth. The International Energy Exchange projects annual coal consumption in India to grow by 177 million tons, or an average 5% a year, through 2019. --Rosemary Marandi and Kiran Sharma, Nikkei Asian Review, 3 April 2015 (http://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/Policy-Politics/Modi-looks-to-double-coal-production-by-2020)

Thursday, 9 April 2015

INTRODUCING THE BRITISH UNIVERSITIES INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS ASSOCIATION

No, I've never heard of it either, but a look at this website  reveals that they are deeply into the climate change boondoggle. Don't you just love the discussion on "Trade unions and climate change in the UK: prisoners of neoliberalism or swords of climate justice?" at their forthcoming seminar. What on earth does it mean? (any answers in the comments please.)

When you scratch the surface, you soon find another organisation, usually, though not exclusively, left wing, which has transformed itself into a bastion of climate change. Perhaps they have found a lucrative source of government (or EU) funding. Never mind the science, this subject has now become a must for any organisation, or so it seems.  This is not just confined to the UK, it is all over Europe and the USA as well. 

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

NATIONAL TRUST JUMPS ON CLIMATE CHANGE BANDWAGGON

This article looks at the new campaigning stance being taken by the NT. They may put off some of their existing members, who expect them to stick to preserving our heritage, and not spending charity money on political activism.

Roger Helmer discusses this in more detail.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

GLOBAL WARMING, SOME GOOD SLIDES FOR A SCEPTIC

I came across these slides the other day and thought they were worth sharing with readers. The first one was shown in the film, The Great Global Warming Swindle. It shows the Earth's temperature going back a billion years. A simple set of slides that tell a story. The climate is much more complex than climate alarmists are prepared to admit. And they don't want you or I to know about it. 

Monday, 6 April 2015

OBAMA'S CO2 REDUCTION PLEDGE TO THE UN COULD BE HALTED BY LEGAL ACTION

This piece looks at the legal action being applied to try and stop the latest Obama pledge to cut CO2 emissions in the USA. Even if the legal process only slows it up it could then be overturned by a new less enthusiastic president. 

Sunday, 5 April 2015

TORNADO INCREASE - ANOTHER CLIMATE MYTH

This article gives the statistics about tornado activity in the USA, and it shows that there is no trend towards an increase, let's tell it to the alarmists.

Saturday, 4 April 2015

THE TIP OF THE CLIMATE SPENDING ICEBERG

This article gives a good idea of what those of us who believe alarmist climate predictions are wrong, are up against. It is massive and it will require great effort and determination to try and counter it. The challenge is still worth making. Like any massive task it has to done bit by bit. By exposing the weakness of the alarmist case and the huge damage it is inflicting on ordinary people's lives, gradually people will understand that it has no substance. Just like an iceberg in the ocean it will melt away, very slowly! 

Friday, 3 April 2015

UK CLIMATE POLICIES TO COST £90 BILLION BY 2020

Here are the facts which show that the huge cost will accumulate between now and 2020. This equates to £3485 for every household in the country. I wonder why the government has not informed us of this?

Thursday, 2 April 2015

CLIMATE POKER AS MOST GOVERNMENTS DELAY UN CLIMATE PLEDGES


Reuters, 29 March 2015

Alister Doyle and Valerie Volcovici

OSLO/WASHINGTON - The United States will submit plans for slowing global warming to the United Nations early this week but most governments will miss an informal March 31 deadline, complicating work on a global climate deal due in December.

The U.S. submission, on Monday or Tuesday according to a White House official, adds to national strategies beyond 2020 already presented by the 28-nation European Union, Mexico, Switzerland and Norway.

Together, they account for about a third of world greenhouse emissions. But other emitters such as China, India, Russia, Brazil, Canada and Australia say they are waiting until closer to a Paris summit in December, meant to agree a global deal.

"It's not the ideal situation," said Niklas Hoehne, founding partner of the New Climate Institute in Germany which tracks submissions, known as Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs).

In 2013, the United Nations invited INDCs by March 31, 2015, from governments "ready to do so" - the early, informal deadline was meant to give time to compare pledges and toughen weak ones.

Late submissions complicate the Paris summit because it will be far harder to judge late INDCs.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

A USA POLITICIAN RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT WHO SPEAKS AGAINST CLIMATE ALARM

This video shows a politician running for the Republican nomination for President in 2016 being interviewed. The whole interview is worth watching, but in particular a section from around 15 minutes in, when he explains his thoughts on global warming. He has the courage to say what he believes, which is that it is not a cause for alarm. How refreshing to see a politician running for this high office who is prepared to do that. If only we had someone like that leading one of our major parties. Does he stand a chance - I certainly hope so.  

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

THE RETURN OF THE ARCTIC ICE

This week's Booker column looks at the incredibly harsh winter endured by Canadians. While, as he says, this is severe weather, not climate change, it is remarkable that we have seen none of it on our UK TV news bulletins, whereas if there are any heat related stories they are given ample coverage. I wonder why this is?

Monday, 30 March 2015

EDUCATION REINFORCES OUR VIEWS ON GW

Seventy-four percent of Republicans with a college degree say it is exaggerated, compared with 57% of those with high school education or less saying the same. Democrats are much less likely in general to say that the seriousness of global warming is exaggerated, but those with a college degree (15%) are significantly less likely to say this than those with a high school education or less (27%). The relationship between education and views of global warming among independents is generally similar to that shown among Republicans.

These opposing trends by party suggest that higher levels of education reinforce core partisan positions; in this case, Republicans' strong tendency to question or deny global warming and Democrats' inclination to affirm it. The trends also suggest that partisanship rather than education is a main lens through which Americans view global warming and its effects, particularly for those who claim allegiance to one of the two major political parties.

These results come from an aggregation of more than 6,000 interviews conducted as part of Gallup's annual Environmental Poll conducted each March from 2010 to 2015. Over that time, Americans' views about the seriousness of global warming have been steady: 43% on average have said it was generally exaggerated, 24% generally correct and 31% have said it was generally underestimated. Longer term (http://www.gallup.com/poll/107593/Partisan-Gap-Global-Warming-Grows.aspx?utm_source=riley%20dunlap&utm_medium=search&utm_campaign=tiles) , though, Republicans' and Democrats' views about global warming have increasingly diverged.

Sunday, 29 March 2015

INDIA TO BE THE BIGGEST WORLD IMPORTER OF COAL

The tides of the world's seaborne coal trade are shifting rapidly as top consumer China seeks to rely more on domestic output while cutting its use of the polluting energy source.

India, the world's second-largest coal consumer, is stepping into the breach, pulling in more coal cargoes amid a price slump.

India's coal imports could rise by more than 8% this year to 170 million metric tons, research firm Wood Mackenzie estimates, putting them almost on a par with those of China, which imported 207 million tons last year.

"India is [now] at the center of the seaborne thermal coal market, given Chinese demand is slowing down," said Prakash Sharma, research director for Pacific coal markets at Wood Mackenzie.

India's coal reserves in the ground are among the largest in the world. But production by state-owned Coal India Ltd. has failed to keep pace with demand growth, which has increased the need for imports.

Full story (http://www.wsj.com/articles/india-rises-as-importer-of-coal-1427452063)

Saturday, 28 March 2015

A RATIONAL ENERGY POLICY FOR THE UK

Here is a refreshing change - an energy policy that makes sense. Unfortunately it is not from either of the Parties that will form our next government.

Friday, 27 March 2015

A PRIEST WHO SPEAKS AGAINST THE CLIMATE RELIGION

Here is an interesting piece which shows there are religious people who have not been taken in by the global warming brigade.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

SEX, LIES AND DECEIT - WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT GLOBAL WARMING COULD ENCOMPASS ALL THIS?

My headline refers to the goings on of the recently resigned head of the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC as it is usually known. Donna Laframboise has been covering the events in some detail as they have unfolded. I have seen virtually nothing of the story in the press and none at all on television news bulletins. I know Mr Pachauri was not a household name, but neither was Dominic Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the IMF who had similar problems, but in his case there was lots of coverage. I find it strange that the media have decided to be so shy about this. While his behaviour has no bearing on the actual science of global warming, it undoubtedly does have a bearing on how the public perceives the integrity of the IPCC. 

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

NEW USA FRACKING REGULATIONS TO INCREASE COST OF POWER

The administration's new rules for hydraulic fracturing on federal lands will add to the cost of shale oil and gas drilling operations and hamper an industry that's been front and center in the economic recovery. Given this president's allegiance to the environmental lobby, this may be the whole point of the new rules - to stop fossil-fuel development in order to make expensive renewable energy the only alternative. But a new study from the Brookings Institution - hardly conservative in its orientation - suggests the biggest victims of these new rules will be the poorest Americans, who'll have to pay higher energy costs. --Editorial, Investor's Business Daily, 24 March 2015 (http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/032315-744736-epa-fracking-regulations-costly-to-poor.htm)

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

USA REPUBLICANS TO DELAY OBAMA'S NEW POWER PLANT REGULATIONS

House Republicans are preparing a bill that would delay implementation of the Obama administration's climate rule for power plants and let state governors veto compliance plans. Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee's panel on energy and power, unveiled the draft legislation Monday that he worked on with Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), the full committee chairman, and other members. The draft bill would delay the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) rule until all court challenges are over and let governors block any plans to implement the regulation - whether from the state or imposed by the EPA - if they think it would significantly increase electricity rates or harm reliability. --Timothy Cama, The Hill, 23 March 2015 (http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/236656-house-gop-seeks-to-delay-epa-climate-rule-gives-states-vetoes)

Monday, 23 March 2015

THE CLIMATE PROPAGANDA WAR HOTS UP OVER CYCLONE PAM

This piece highlights the exaggerations being put out as facts by activist climate scientists. This is desperate stuff and may well be counter-productive as more of the public realise they are being fed with propaganda rather than given balanced information.

Christopher Booker has also commented on this in his weekly column in the Telegraph.
 

Sunday, 22 March 2015

HAGUE'S CLIMATE ADVISOR IN RANT AT SHELL BOSS

William Hague was the UK's Foreign Secretary until quite recently and the man who wrote this was his senior Climate Change Advisor for six years. You may well be asking at this point why on earth our top politician on foreign affairs need a climate change advisor at all. It also begs the question, what other advisors do our ministers have and how much do they get paid; who appoints them and does the minister take any notice of them? Perhaps they have astrologers - who knows? Putting all these issues to one side, just look at what this man is saying and ask yourself, is this the sort of thing a leading international politician should be listening to? Remember he was in post for six years and even from this one article one can get a good idea of his train of thought. This is not the sort of scientific advice that would be of any use to a balanced politician. Either Hague, a bluff Yorkshire man, ignored him for six years, in which case why didn't he get rid of him after a few weeks? Or he has been brainwashed by him, in which case let's hope his successor is someone with a stronger mind.

Here is a short extract:
"The story of the world is as old as antiquity. It is the story of the writing on the wall. The warning to the last King of Babylon at his last great feast that he has been weighed in the balance, as it is written in the Book of Daniel.The high carbon, resource-profligate modernity you helped build is a new Babylon. Every bite from its fruit poisons the tree from which we pluck it.King Belshazzar of Babylon plundered goblets of gold from the Temple of Solomon. We take our plunder from an ecological fabric we no longer recognize as our first Temple. But if it crumbles we die both in body and in spirit."

He sounds more like a religious fundamentalist who might have been found speaking at Hyde Park Corner, or walking down the street waving a placard warning that "the end of the world is nigh!" Of actual science in his article there was none, and remember he was the Foreign Secretary's chief advisor on Climate Change. I wonder what other advisors he has on this subject. Time to get rid of them, I say.

Saturday, 21 March 2015

THE WEAKNESS OF THE NEXT CLIMATE TREATY

This article from the Scientific Alliance looks at the attempts by the EU to bring about a new World agreement to lower CO2 emissions. It is clear from the article that it is doomed to failure and despite the enormous financial cost the level of CO2 is certain to increase, as the developing nations will not give up their aim to industrialise their economy.

Friday, 20 March 2015

PACIFIC ISLANDS SEA LEVELS - A COMPLICATED PICTURE

This article looks at the details and it does not show any correlation with CO2 levels. In fact sea levels around Vanuatu have varied by as much as 18 inches during the last 20 years showing no definite trend as shown in the graphs in the article.

Thursday, 19 March 2015

HOW DRIVERS MAY FIND THEY LOSE CONTROL OF THEIR VEHICLES BY STEALTH

This article looks at the coming technology of "intelligent vehicles" that will make motoring increasingly safe by letting computers take over critical decisions from us. While this sounds very good, it has possible sinister spin-offs which we will not like. Big Brother is alive and well in the future of motoring.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

JAPAN POWERS AHEAD ON COAL

Having sensibly ditched their suffocating CO2 emission reduction targets, Japan is now giving the green light to new coal-fired power stations and so cutting the price of its energy. They will be hoping that this will lead to a renaissance of the world's third largest economy. Here is the story which we can only envy.  

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

EU SLIPPING BEHIND AS GREEN POLICIES START HURTING

This article gives the details of how the EU is losing ground to not only the USA which has energy prices at half the level, but also the emerging economies. Things will only get worse until the EU learns the reality of competition. How much more will it take, and how many more jobs will have to disappear?

Monday, 16 March 2015

FOSSIL FUELS WILL SAVE THE WORLD, SAYS MATT RIDLEY

Here is Matt's compelling article which explains the reality of how the world depends on fossil fuels and that there is no way that renewables can replace them. The figures are incontrovertible, we have un almost unlimited supply of fossil fuels, they are by far the most cost effective form of energy and they are also the most concentrated and reliable form of energy. Until some new cheaper form is invented or discovered there is no way we are going to change.  

Sunday, 15 March 2015

THE WORLD'S CLIMATE, A FULLER SUMMARY

This short guide to the climate has just been published by the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) in response to a guide produced by the Royal Society (RS). The GWPF has attempted to include all the points that were either glossed over or left out by the RS. The result is a very readable and thorough document that should be read by all those interested in this controversial subject, including students and reporters.  The report has been endorsed by a number of very prominent climate experts and simply cannot be dismissed.

Saturday, 14 March 2015

LABOUR CONTROL FREAKS TO CONTROL ENERGY PRICES

Here are the details. This is a step too far and it will drive investment away just when it is needed. Will the public see it like that, or will they believe that Mr Miliband is going to be their champion against the evil capitalists? It is hard to tell. It may be that they will fall for his promise. No wonder political leaders continue to pursue such policies, despite knowing that they will be damaging.

Friday, 13 March 2015

SWISS VOTERS REJECT CARBON TAX TO REPLACE VAT BY 92% TO 8%

Here is the story which you will not see on the main stream news. I wonder why? I find it rather compelling and it would be good to hear the views of the Swiss people. They just don't seem to be interested in reporting this type of story. What they love is "human interest" stories instead where they can get interviews with tearful friends or relations. Sad that the news has become a sort of documentary, but that is what the broadcasters think the public wants.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

WILL THE UN BRING IN A GLOBAL CLIMATE COURT?

Here is the detail of the latest attempt by the UN to gain power over national governments. Here is the key proposal:

An “International Climate Justice Tribunal in order to oversee, control and sanction the fulfilment [sic] of and compliance with the obligations of Annex I and Annex II Parties under this agreement and the [1992 UNFCCC climate treaty].” The Senate must forcefully declare that the
Paris deal is invalid if it purports to bind us, in any way, without ratification. This breathtaking power grab is cause to act.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

HEAD OF EPA EXPOSED IN INTERVIEW WITH SENATOR

This you tube video shows the head of the USA Environmental Protection Agency being grilled over her request for an increased budget. She evaded answering questions on the rate of global temperature rise compared with model predictions. She was exposed in a way you don't often see the establishment exposed. Good to watch. Not something I have seen here in the UK from politicians. 

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

EU ADOPTS NON-BINDING CO2 TARGET FOR PARIS SUMMIT

Here are the details showing that the EU is prepared to sacrifice its industry in the hope that it will persuade others to follow. You will have noticed the words "non-binding" in the headline and there is the get-out clause if they have the sense to use it. Also in the article I note that the diplomats state that they are unlikely to reach agreement as to how these cuts are to be shared out within the member states. Quite a big stumbling block I would have thought. It will be interesting to see what other commitments are received by 31 March. Also what agreement is made in December in Paris. I expect it will be a fudge.

Monday, 9 March 2015

MORE CLIMATE PROPAGANDA ON THE BBC


This piece looks at a recent climate change programme on BBC4 (which only has a small number of viewers). I saw the programme myself and totally agree with the article. It was a blatant attempt at one-sided propaganda with no balance.  The clever idea was to use mathematicians to present the programme, possibly because climate scientists are not trusted very much after the leaked emails. However it soon became apparent that this was a "hard sell" of the orthodox climate change doctrine. Any contrary ideas, if mentioned at all, were summarily dismissed.

Sunday, 8 March 2015

QUAKER'S FORTUNE MISUSED TO FUND TERRORISTS AND CLIMATE ACTIVISTS

This article looks at the way the Rowntree fortune is being lavished on various left wing causes which it is very doubtful that Mr Rowntree himself would have approved. It just shows that if you are going to leave a fortune in trust, you must make sure you specify precisely what your money should be used for.

Saturday, 7 March 2015

"IT'S OK TO LIE ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE" - YALE PROJECT

Here is another revealing piece. It shows that some leading people in the movement to promote climate alarmism are quite prepared to lie. Here is a key quote:

There have been a number of studies that have shown that some people will change their views of climate change based on extreme weather. It’s not enough to simply experience a heat wave — it then needs to be contextualized. It needs to be interpreted by thought leaders and trusted people in a community and by the media and scientists saying, ‘This is an indication of global warming”

So now we know!

Friday, 6 March 2015

CHRISTIAN AID SUPPORTS LEFT WING MARXIST POLICIES

Here are the details of this shocking disclosure. It is yet another indication of the forces that are attempting to overthrow western free market economies. While I accept that the West is not perfect, it is certainly the most pleasant way of life and for Christian Aid to try and bring about its demise is a real concern considering how widely respected and supported it is. I am surprised that this is not more widely exposed in the mainstream media.

Thursday, 5 March 2015

UN TRUE AIM OF WEALTH REDISTRIBUTION REVEALED

This article reminds us of the ultimate aim of those at the United Nations who push climate change alarmism. Despite this aim being stated quite openly, it is never stated in the main television news, or in any programmes focusing on climate change, so the majority of the public are unaware of it. 

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

THE UK POLITICIANS MAKING A KILLING OUT OF CLIMATE POLICIES

Christopher Booker reminds us of the big money that politicians are making, quite legally, from bein hired by green energy firms which benefit from the very policies that these same politicians are pushing through parliament. It is odd that such an obvious conflict of interest is allowed to go unchallenged.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

RENEWABLE ENERGY BOSS GETS INTO FORMULA 1

Just because someone earns a living promoting renewable energy does not mean that they necessarily lead a low energy life-style. Here is a case in point. Business is business and outside work this man obviously does not practice a planet-saving way of life. Good for him, I say. As long as he does not try to preach to the rest of us. I'm sure some of his customers would disagree, the kill-joys.

Monday, 2 March 2015

IPCC IN DRASTIC NEED FOR REFORM

IPCC Needs To Transform To Scientific Organisation – Think TankSputnik International, 26 February 2015

Daria Chernyshova

Global Warming Policy Forum urged drastically reform of UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change following the resignation of the IPCC chairman amid sexual harassment allegations.
 
Sputnik

MOSCOW (Sputnik), Daria Chernyshova — One of the world’s most influential organizations in the sphere of climate change — the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) — should be drastically reformed, the Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) urged Wednesday following the resignation of the IPCC chairman amid sexual harassment allegations.


“[The] IPCC is seen as a green lobby-group rather than a scientific authority. And that is a problem because governments themselves need to trust this organization,” GPWF director Benny Peiser told Sputnik news agency Wednesday.

On Tuesday, Rajendra Pachauri stepped down as the chair of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning IPCC. He was accused of sexual harassment by a researcher. The IPCC unites presidents and prime ministers attempting to tackle climate change, and the IPCC chairman is seen as one of the most influential people advising governments in the area of energy and climate policy. Pachauri was at the IPCC helm for over 13 years.

In his resignation letter, Pachauri said that “For me the protection of Planet Earth, the survival of all species and sustainability of our ecosystems is more than a mission. It is my religion and my dharma.”

Interpreting the letter, the GPWF director stressed it is very alarming that [the outgoing IPCC chairman sees] “the whole issue of climate change as [a] religion.” He noted that the IPCC has been one-sided and not objective, as it pushed out all those who disagreed with the “group’s religion.”

“The organization is extremely one-sided, it has pushed out anyone who has not accepted the general philosophy, the gist of the organization and instead of issuing balanced and objective reports, it has tended over the years to exaggerate the issue,” Peiser told Sputnik adding that the IPCC should include critical scientists, who are not a part of the organization at the moment.

At the same time, Peiser noted that the organization’s reports were quite good, but the “leadership cherry-picked the negative aspects and ignored the positive aspects that were also covered in the reports.”

“The lack of moderation, lack of balance and the lack of credibility – that is at the core of the problem and all we are asking the governments to do is to make the IPCC a more reliable and less alarmist organization that the governments could trust,” Peiser said.

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Sunday, 1 March 2015

IS THE EU BACKTRACKING ON ITS CLIMATE COMMITMENTS?

“Watering Down” EU Climate Targets Risks Undermining UN Climate DealResponding to Climate Change, 26 February 2015

Ed King

The European Commission’s latest set of proposals for a UN climate deal could “severely undermine” efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions, UK climate and energy chief Ed Davey has warned.

He said the UK strongly objected to plans – released on Wednesday – that would see naturally occurring carbon sinks like forests and wetlands used to meet the EU’s emissions reduction target of 40% on 1990 levels by 2030.

In a letter to European climate Commissioner Miguel Arias Canete, dated February 24 and seen by RTCC, Davey said Brussels’ credibility as a climate leader is under threat.

“Implying that the land-use sector is included has the potential to severely undermine ambitions, as land is a sink and could impact ambition by 1-2%,” he wrote.

“This is not insignificant and the inclusion or not of land within the -40% was very clearly not agreed in the October [2014] Council.”

A perception the EU is trying to wriggle out of its climate commitments could impact alliances with other countries in the run-up to Paris, where a UN deal is set to be agreed in December, he added. [...]

European officials released the ‘Road to Paris’, outlining the bloc’s proposed contributions for the UN pact, on Wednesday.

At the launch Canete called them “ambitious” and said they proved the EU was “leading the way”. Europe would be the first major emitter to deliver its climate pledge to the UN, he said.

But civil society observers who have closely analysed the documents issued by Brussels say they contain loopholes and ignore past decisions made by member states.

In addition to land use and the 40% target, concerns have been raised over the Commission’s claim that domestic EU commitments cannot be increased ahead of Paris.

There is also concern that the Commission has downgraded the Europe’s 2050 emissions reduction goal from 80-95% to 80%.

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