So this article says. In which case why are so many US political leaders promising such costly and damaging cuts to CO2?
Monday, 28 April 2008
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Saturday, 26 April 2008
Scientists have studied the DNA of ancient African tribes. Apparently the results show that the Human Race went down to below 2,000 about 70,000BC, due to severe droughts at the time. It just shows that climate change has always been with us.
Friday, 25 April 2008
This report confirms what we already expected which is that CO2 levels in the atmosphere are continuing to rise. Methane levels too are increasing after remaining static for many years. The interesting thing, of course, is that global temperatures have not gone in the same direction. Yet more evidence that CO2 levels are not driving climate.
Thursday, 24 April 2008
Here's an innocent looking document which has been signed by dozens of councils. The first thing which struck me about it was how small the print was and with a dark blue background how hard it is to read. Just coincidence, or is there an ulterior motive? Some of the content is unremarkable, but some looks very like government propaganda, such as "We welcome the emission targets agreed by Central Government...." Really? Not me! I don't welcome a unilateral 60% cut in emissions. That would seriously weaken the UK economy, push prices sky high, and hand our jobs and industry to China and India who have no intention of following suit. I wonder how many councillors really believe in what they have signed? Or have they been mislead into signing what they were told was merely a call to be more environmentally friendly?
Wednesday, 23 April 2008
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Saturday, 19 April 2008
This Telegraph reporter comes face to face with the realities of a "green" lifestyle. The report is touching in its naivety. If man-made CO2 was the cause of global warming we are all doomed - lucky then that there is good evidence that it is not!
Friday, 18 April 2008
This interesting article highlights the dilemma we now face of whether to grow crops for bio fuels, or for food. It mentions the massive increase in the world's population projected to increase from 6.5 billion to over 9 billion by the middle of the century. This is the elephant in the room - completely ignored by the world's leaders when concentrating almost entirely on global warming.
Thursday, 17 April 2008
This BBC report confirms what most people already knew - that China emits more CO2 than the USA. What is more, they are gathering pace at an astonishing rate and have no intention of stopping, making a complete mockery of any talks to try and reduce CO2 emissions. See where the Chinese are coming from in my earlier post. This is nothing more than a political game.
Wednesday, 16 April 2008
This report by the British Antarctic Survey is fairly comprehensive and well worth reading to get a picture of what is known. As far as man-made global warming is concerned it is inconclusive. In other words there is no proof of it.
Tuesday, 15 April 2008
This letter from four leading scientists asks the IPCC to look again at the lack of credible evidence to show that CO2 drives our climate, and to disassociate themselves from it. The letter is copied to a number of leading politicians, including Gordon Brown. The pressure is mounting.
Monday, 14 April 2008
A climate scientist has discovered that the atmosphere does not behave in the way computer models are designed by climate scientists to predict the future climate. The unexpected finding is further evidence that we do not understand enough about the climate. If the assumptions built in to the models are incorrect, then the forecasts are obviously also likely to be wrong.
Sunday, 13 April 2008
This remarkably clear article explains the latest science which offers a new credible alternative explanation of how the climate behaves. It is a rebuttle of the current global warming alarmism, and includes clear explanations of how the warmists got it wrong. Coming along to coincide with a decade which has seen the actual global temperature go down, this could be the breakthrough to save the planet from the misery of carbon deprivation.
This has struck the alarmists like a thunderbolt, especially as the lead author of the IPCC chapter on feedback has written to the author of the research agreeing that he is right!
Saturday, 12 April 2008
Another respected academic has, despite threats to his integrity, had the courage to come out and state his view that the global warming CO2 theory lacks sufficient evidence in his view, according to this report in the Australian.
The following is taken from "Greenie Watch"
An email from Lord David Howell [firstname.lastname@example.org]
"Many commentators on Lawson have obviously not read the book I published last summer, in my capacity as deputy leader of the Conservatives in the House of Lords, which warned against climate and green hysteria and pointed to a more balanced way forward. The book, 'Out of the Energy Labyrinth' is published by I.B. Tauris. I am in Tokyo today, launching the Japanese edition. Lord Lawson is definitely not alone!"
Lord Howell of Guildford, Energy Secretary under Margaret Thatcher
Friday, 11 April 2008
This article on world energy gives some very interesting predictions of how the world's electrical energy is to be produced in the future. The estimates must be looked at with a great deal of scepticism; for example one body predicts windpower will make up 29%, whereas another suggests 3.5%. Such a wide variation suggests that we simply cannot predict what is going to happen. Technology is changing so rapidly that by 2030 the whole picture could easily change completely.
As the founder of CNN Ted Turner is given a much bigger platform than many other would-be commentators, particularly as his remarks are so controversial. For example he suggests that Global warming will lead to cannibalism . You can read more here, if you can spare the time.
Thursday, 10 April 2008
Melanie Philips, in her excellent article in the Spectator, has found a link on the UK government Treasury website to a paper predicting global temperatures to cool by 1.5C by 2020. The question is - if they have posted the paper, why have they not accepted its message?
This article from the National Post reviews a new book about some eminent climate scientists who have gone on record to say that they do not accept the CO2 theory of climate change. If a handful of world renowned experts are saying something, then the world surely should pause and listen.
Wednesday, 9 April 2008
This article explains how a group of extreme global warming alarmists are taking legal action to try to get CO2 declared a pollutant. The case is being strongly fought by a coalition of others. If successful, it would mean many thousands of small businesses would need to obtain expensive permits to carry on.
Tuesday, 8 April 2008
Many people have strongly suspected that the BBC has been promoting propaganda in support of the theory linking CO2 increase to global warming. This story appears to have the evidence to back this up. If the claim is true then it is a shocking revelation of bias and manipulation of the news. We have to treat every news story with a degree of scepticism.
In the article the alarmist who puts pressure on the BBC says all the heat is in the oceans - well not according to this story!
Yet another report indicating how the public is set for big increases in cost to pay for the government's plan to cut CO2 emissions.
Monday, 7 April 2008
This article explains how geo-engineering could save the planet from the worst of global warming. But there are many questions, such as what happens if it causes side-effects. Controlling the climate could in itself cause massive problems, endless squabbles over the temperature, rainfall, wind etc. It reminds me of the story of King Midas being given the power to turn everything into gold. Interfering with the world's climate could be a bigger disaster than putting up with it.
Here's an interesting article from Ice Cap which exposes the hype of scientists to attribute any visual event to "climate change" without presenting any evidence to back up the claim. They know that journalists will lap up these reports without question. The unsuspecting public and journalists are being duped. Read the report to see how it happened.
Sunday, 6 April 2008
Lord Lawson has a new book out in which he once more shows he is a voice of reason on the issue of climate change. As one of our most repected senior politicians, Nigel Lawson's views should attract a wide audience and give pause for thought to those who unquestioningly follow the catastrophic predictions of the alarmists.
Saturday, 5 April 2008
Here is an interesting report about a scientific experiment demonstrating the effect of cosmic rays on cloud formation. Experiments that can be verified are more convincing than computer programmes which only give a hypothetical forecast of climate.
Can anyone define the meaning of the term "zero carbon home"? This article talks about it but admits that there is, apparently, no actual definition. Personally I am not surprised by this, as there is no clear definition of "climate change" either; in fact the whole subject is a massive foggy area which allows for all sorts of spurious claims to be made, and no one can disprove any of them. One thing we do know is that "zero carbon homes" will cost more to build, which is a big draw back for potential buyers. I ought to point out that I am in favour of sensible measures to improve insulation and have efficient heating, but "zero Carbon" is just a fictional soundbite.
Friday, 4 April 2008
In the negotiations to replace the Kyoto Treaty, the Chinese are demanding massive payments from the USA and other developed nations of 0.5% 0f GDP according to this report in order to cut their CO2 emissions. Here we can see the real price the West is being asked to pay without any guarantee that it will get any benefit in return. It is as if the Chinese are playing a game of blackmail - pay up or the planet gets it! The idea that nations are responsible for the past, when there was no knowledge of any theory linking CO2 to climate change is similar to the idea of retrospective payments to the descendants of slaves. It is something that must be resisted, or if accepted it will open the floodgates to thousands of claims.
Thursday, 3 April 2008
Although I reported the other day that the new solar cycle (24) had started, it is now clear from the NASA website that sunspots from the old cycle are still appearing. This means we are likely to see the new cycle in 2012 with activity remaining low until then.
This report in the Australian sets out the situation on energy prices. Like others they will pay a high price for a carbon trading scheme which is supposed to reduce emsissions of CO2. They will soon find that the effect will be to force up prices for energy that people will have to buy.
Wednesday, 2 April 2008
This excellent and readable summary covers both the latest science and the arguments why the CO2 theory does not add up. Essential reading for those who want a good grounding in the subject. I am going to put it as the top link on my list of links.
This Telegraph story concerns a German town which hired engineers to drill down to extract geothermal heat. This has caused subsidence. Just shows the unintended consequences that can occur - rather like the consequences of trying to rid the economy of carbon.
Tuesday, 1 April 2008
No, this is not an April Fool's joke!
The UN is considering the Human Rights aspect of climate change. It looks like this will be used to bring law suits against those companies and governments who emit greenhouse gases, on the grounds that they are changing the climate. To succeed they would surely need to prove that the adverse effects of climate change were directly caused by man-made CO2. Sounds like a sure-fired winner for the lawyers. Last time a High Court Judge ruled on climate change he found that Al Gore had exaggerated his case.
Of course in respect of sea level rise, we know that this is already occurring and has been going on for centuries; so how on Earth will anyone be able to sort out the natural element from the so-called man-made element? Not only that but whose CO2 would be blamed? It beggars belief!