Temperature data produced by US NASA organisation are out of line with other data according to this report by Christopher Booker. We have noted before how data can be manipulated and this is just the latest example. The public are being mislead and they need to realise it before it's too late.
Wednesday, 30 July 2008
Tuesday, 29 July 2008
This article explains how children are being encourage to act as "climate cops" and collect evidence of "climate crimes" committed by their families. It is not not merely the encouraging of children to be conscious of not wasting energy, which I agree is a good thing, but this campaign goes much further than that and introduces a more sinister spying aspect reminiscent of those in totalitarian regimes.
Monday, 28 July 2008
The Local Government Association is trumpeting its global warming policy again in the latest edition of its weekly taxpayer funded magazine "First". See HERE. The article indicates that the LGA wants councils to try and exceed government targets on renewable energy. I have written to them as follows:
In Issue 390 article "Focus on Europe" it was said that the LGA wants "local authorities to have the ability to set [renewable energy] targets in excess of national targets". Given that many experts have said that the EU targets, adopted by our government, are impossible to achieve by 2020, how does the LGA presume that councils are going to achieve even more? Anyone can set abitrary targets, but meeting them (without massive cost implications and the risk of wrecking the economy) is an entirely different matter.
The LGA has a catchy soundbite "small change, big difference", but the reality, in my experience, is that most small changes make a small difference. The change from 2% to 15% of renewable energy would be a massive change, requiring immense cost. It is now becoming clear that there is no consensus that CO2 levels are causing significant climate change. Indeed global warming has stopped for almost a decade. Also there is no binding international agreement to limit CO2, so for the EU to act unilaterally without firm commitment from developing countries such as India and China will cause no reduction in CO2 anyway.
All pain with no gain.
Cllr. Derek Tipp (New Forest DC)
I doubt whether they will publish it, but I will let readers know if they do. I believe it is important for us to challenge these organisations and policies as often and as prominently as we can. Unless the public are made aware of what is going on, and the damage that it is going to cause, then policy change will be impossible. Too many councillors are ambivalent about this and do not want to admit (or even accept) the potential disaster of attempts to rapidly de-carbonise our economy.
Sunday, 27 July 2008
This article in The Australian gives the details. Apparently the Australian Labour Government cannot get its climate change legislation through its parliament as the Greens won't support it as it does not go far enough and the Conservatives think it goes too far.
Saturday, 26 July 2008
Friday, 25 July 2008
EU Referendum highlights a very weak piece of journalism in the Telegraph. The proposition that Europe's electricity could be produced in the Sahara desert from solar panels seems far-fetched even by the EU's standards, but the Telegraph reporter seems to have regurgitated it without hesitation.
Thursday, 24 July 2008
Wednesday, 23 July 2008
A scientific journal which has published a paper challenging the basis of computer climate models, has now told its readers to ignore it. This extraordinary story can be read HERE. One can only ask - have the journal's editors been got at?
Tuesday, 22 July 2008
Monday, 21 July 2008
The film "The Great Global Warming Swindle" has been found "not to materially mislead viewers" in an enquiry by the broadcasting regulator, Ofcom, which has taken 15 months to complete, according to a leaked report in the Guardian. The report does say that there were several small errors in it and one scientist did mis-represent the views of one alarmist scientist by mistaking him for another scientist; but on the whole the film was found to be correct. For further in depth discussion see This article on the excellent EU Referendum blog. Also in the Telegraph.
To view the film go HERE
Sunday, 20 July 2008
Saturday, 19 July 2008
This article gives the details. Of course global warming gets the blame, even though it is no hotter now than in the past. Much more likely that these diseases are being spread by increses in travel and trade. The article mentions that malaria used to be prevalent in the 17th century in the UK, but that was during the little ice age!
Friday, 18 July 2008
Thursday, 17 July 2008
Wednesday, 16 July 2008
A common sense decision by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) means that CO2 will not be subject to strict emission controls which would have crippled businesses all over the country. Climate extremists had wanted CO2 to be strictly controlled like hazardous chemicals, but despite a ruling from the Supreme Court ordering the EPA to make a ruling, they have declined to do so. Instead they have said that Congress should decide what controls they want.
Tuesday, 15 July 2008
This is an article from April, so some may have already picked up on it, but I thought it was interesting, firstly to save paying tax to the government, but also to highlight the ridiculous nature of attempts to try to force changes in behaviour by using taxes in one country. The government naively think "few people will try to avoid the tax", but the French say 600,000 already do!
Monday, 14 July 2008
Climatologist Dr. Roy Spencer, formerly a senior scientist for climate studies at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center has raised some very important questions that need to be put to the scientists who advocate the CO2 warming theory. The questions can be found HERE by scrolling down the page.
Sunday, 13 July 2008
This article explains how new research has shown that melt water only speeds up glaciers for a short time as the water soon runs away leaving the ice in close contact with the rock. Apparently overall glacier speeds have not changed, some even slowing down.
Saturday, 12 July 2008
This article from the Telegraph reveals that a committee is advising the government to put extra taxes on to the price of foods that emit greenhouse gases. This advice coming on top of the recent price rises due to food shortages should go down like a lead balloon.
Friday, 11 July 2008
Further details of the thinking of developing nations such as India and China on GW can be found in this article. One telling statement was from Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who said "economic growth must take priority over climate change mitigation". Marthinus van Schalkwyk, South Africa's environment minister added, "We must still deal with their (the developed nations) historical responsibility". In other words they are saying we don't think climate change is a top priority and we want you (the developed nations) to take the pain while we carry on developing and catch you up. It sounds much more like a world social engineering project than an urgent bid to "save the planet".
We know that the developing nations' emissions are rising dramatically and so whatever we decide to do in the West, we can have no significant effect on the level of CO2 in the atmosphere. All we will do is give away our wealth and our jobs to these countries, and all for nothing!
Thursday, 10 July 2008
This Telegraph article sums up the situation after the latest climate change summit of major nations in Japan. Just as we all new beforehand, the developing nations want the developed nations to do all the cutting while they carry on developing with impunity. Thw West has fallen for a social engineering project and now the only solution is a massive fudge. No one really believes in catastrophic global warming least of all the developing world (or else they would act on emissions now), but it is a handy stick to beat the West with.
This article in the Australian Herald gives a summary of the Indian policy on tackling "climate change". The article says that the Indians have seen no evidence of climate change nor any evidence of human involvement and they have no intention of cutting back on their emissions until they reach the same level per capita as the West.
Wednesday, 9 July 2008
This article by an expert in the subject explains why wind turbines will not reduce CO2 emissions by as much as has been assumed. He also looks at the record of wind strength across the UK and Western Europe and shows how often back up is likely to be required.
Tuesday, 8 July 2008
HERE is a very interesting lecture by Professor Fred Singer. It is a short video which highlights the difference between what climate models predict and what scientific observations actually show. The evidence is pretty conclusive.
In part 2 Prof. Singer goes on to show recent scientific evidence that suggests that cosmic radiation controls the climate affected by changes in the Sun's magnetic field which in turn affect clouds. It all fits neatly and is explained clearly with graphs and diagrams.
Monday, 7 July 2008
Sunday, 6 July 2008
This report gives some interesting details about the Arctic. So much mis-information appears in the mainstream media that it is hard to know the truth. The Register is a most useful source and has many other good articles on it. My thanks to visitor "Br o ken" for tipping me off about it. I will add it to the list of links.
Saturday, 5 July 2008
Friday, 4 July 2008
Thursday, 3 July 2008
This article in today's Telegraph blog by Sam Talbot adds to the growing number of people and bodies warning of the impending folly being foisted on to the British people by a government largely ignorant of the scientific criteria on which such a decision should be based. Politics is now driving science which will have serious consequences for us all.
This report in the Times explains how EU regulations to "prevent global warming" are compounding the difficulties of maintaining a flexible power supply to UK customers, as evidenced by the recent power cuts experienced by many thousands of homes.