Have Greenpeace gone too far with this video mock up, using the image of the late John F. Kennedy to warn of the global warming apocalypse. Are we to expect more celebrities to return from the grave to warn us of our sinful behaviour?
Friday, 31 October 2008
Thursday, 30 October 2008
Despite the constant propaganda in schools here is one young person fighting back. It just proves the point that by exaggerating the case (as Al Gore and others have done)the alarmists are alienating young people rather than convincing them. Bright young people will naturally want to dig a bit deeper rather than simply accept what they are told. Well done Eloise, I am sure you speak for a very large number of other students.
Wednesday, 29 October 2008
Tuesday, 28 October 2008
This article in the Anchorage News reports on the recent exceptionally cold winter and cool summer which has ended a long run of glacier retreat. It's too early to know if this is just a one-off or the beginning of cooling. We must wait and see.
Monday, 27 October 2008
Barring an unlikely sudden complete change it looks as though the vast majority of UK MPs from all parties are going to vote for the disastrous Climate Change Bill tomorrow. In this piece Professor Philip Stott sums up the argument in brilliant, stark fashion.
This report puts the issue back in the spotlight. The alarmists will have a problem deciding how to deal with this without upsetting all the meat-eaters. What about all the herds of wild animals in Africa? Will they be advocating a massive cull - I rather doubt it! Who said it's easy being an alarmist.
Sunday, 26 October 2008
Of all the regions of the globe, the Arctic is the one that is by far given the greatest coverage by the media when global warming is mentioned. The dramatic sight of calving glaciers and "stranded polar bears" is the "poster-child" of the climate alarmists. But what is really happening in that remote area at the present time? To find out click on this link to the informative website "Watts Up With That" where you can read of the "propaganda battle" over what is going on.
Saturday, 25 October 2008
UK local government is under a relentless barrage of propaganda from the Local Government Association's weekly magazine "First". The latest issue contains more alarmist scaremongering, listing all weather related costs incurred by a council in the past five years. The article then implies that these are all caused by "climate change". There is no attempt to compare the last five years with any other five year periods in the past, so we have no evidence to show that our weather is any more "extreme" than in the past.
The article then makes the even bigger assumption that reducing CO2 would prevent further damaging weather events occurring. It would be laughable if it wasn't for the fact that massive costs are being incurred on the basis of this empty-headed nonsense!
Friday, 24 October 2008
Thursday, 23 October 2008
Yes it really has been and will be until 26th October. What do you mean you don't believe it? No, seriously, look here. We never make things up on this blog. You still have time to save the planet - you can turn off the stand-by button on the TV and buy a low-energy light bulb to salve your conscience. That might be enough to stop the climate police from knocking on your door. Don't have nightmares!
Here is an example from Australia of how young children are being used by climate pressure groups to produce material to push their political views. When schools allow children to be used in this way they are beginning a very slippery slope. Parents beware!
Christopher Booker gives his opinion of Ed Miliband's priorities as the UK's new minister in charge of energy and climate change. Merging these two directly opposed department's was Brown's masterstroke, or nightmare, depending on your point of view. Booker offers us little hope.
Wednesday, 22 October 2008
In further similarities to 1984Ed Miliband, the new minister for Energy and Climate Change is expected to argue for aviation emissions to be ruled out of the proposed cuts in CO2 at a meeting in Brussels, much to the anger of the Green activists. This is another example of the duplicity at the heart of climate politics. It is much more politics than science, much more about image than substance. Even 2020 is sufficently far away that hardly any serving minister will expect to be in power when the plan finally hits the buffers.
Tuesday, 21 October 2008
You've guessed it - another group of alarmists have fed their "data" into their wonderful computer programmes and come up with a catalogue of woes, according to this article in the Mail. This report sounds as though it is a proper scientific study, but where is the evidence? It claims that we are subject to more "extreme" weather events but cite no data to prove it. Where studies have been carried out on this in the USA they show that there is no such trend there, so why should we believe there is one in Europe.
Here is another dollop of doom and gloom, but where is the science which should be under-pinning all this? Nowhere to be seen! Contrast this with the calm professionalism of Prof. John Christy. I fear that many people may be swayed by the shrill propaganda, but I hope that cooler heads may yet prevail, particularly if we get a severe winter. That must be the alarmists worst nightmare, though if it does happen you can bet they will try to blame it on "climate change".
Science should only be based on clear and precise facts. Most of the current climate scare stories are based on propaganda. They talk of predictions of droughts and we get floods; so without any evidence the alarmists then say that global warming will produce both in the same place. The evidence says that these extremes have always occurred and no evidence has been produced to say otherwise.
Monday, 20 October 2008
Here is an open letter to presidential candidate John McCain from Viscount Monckton in which he sets out fully the case for stopping the current policy of decarbonising our economy.I hope other leaders will take note.
Sunday, 19 October 2008
Note to visitors - please visit the links on the right hand side list.
Watts Up With That is a first class website with new information added - worth a regular visit.
Junk Science gives a good question and answer section on CO2 and global warming, clarifying and unravelling some of the complex science mysteries. It also has much more.
Prof. John Christy Lecture Video gives many examples of climate in the USA and other parts of the globe. A very interesting talk with lots of graphics by one of the worlds leading experts on the subject. Enough here to make anyone with an open mind think again about what they have been told by our main news media.
Saturday, 18 October 2008
While other countries are rowing back from impossible commitments, (see earlier posts), the UK CO2 reduction target has been increased by new minister Ed Miliband. He presumably thinks that as he is likely to be out of office in 18 months, he might as well keep peddling the myth that such a target is achievable, since it will be left to his successor to find out that it isn't!
Friday, 17 October 2008
Thursday, 16 October 2008
I have thought all along that sooner or later the nations of the West would have to veer away from the preposterous targets on CO2 emission cuts they had set themselves in moments of delusion. This report from the BBC explains exactly what is happening. It is so easy to agree to a rash promise, but sooner or later you have to face up to reality.
Wednesday, 15 October 2008
This article from the Yorkshire Post explains the reasons. Cold comfort for us to know that government indecision is to blame yet again.
One day we may be able to have limitless power from nuclear fusion. It has been a dream all my lifetime and I suspect it will remain a dream for many years to come. This report from the Telegraph explains the latest experiments being carried out in the USA and Europe.
Tuesday, 14 October 2008
Monday, 13 October 2008
Sunday, 12 October 2008
Saturday, 11 October 2008
Friday, 10 October 2008
Lord Howell, the Conservative's former Energy Minister,laid out his concerns at a recent Energy Conference. He spelt out the urgency of the problem due to a lack of government leadership. We could be in for lean times - especially if the milder winters of late are replaced by severe cold.
Thursday, 9 October 2008
Wednesday, 8 October 2008
This report explains. The irony is that the attempt at a record speed for a wind-powered car was halted because the dry lake bed had been made wet by much welcome rainfall - surely a benefit of climate change. The point being that we have to accept the climate we get and adapt to it - as we always have.
Tuesday, 7 October 2008
This article shows how the UN's climate policies are ineffective at helping those in greatest need. There is no doubt that people need to be able to adapt to the climate rather than attempt to change it. This article also continues the same theme - "12 steps to poverty" sums up the feelings of the world's poor to the plans to combat global warming.
Monday, 6 October 2008
Sunday, 5 October 2008
There are a lot of assumptions in this study which looks at the cost of preventing global warming and what the benefit of spending money now to try to prevent it would be. This is assuming that such prevention (i.e. drastic reductions in CO2 emissions) would be effective - a huge leap of faith!
Saturday, 4 October 2008
Bjorn Lomborg's recent article in The Times illustrates perfectly the whole nonsense of man trying to control the climate by reducing CO2 levels. He asserts that the current measures will reduce temperatures in a hundred years time by a tiny fraction of a degree - in practice of no effect at all. Even though I disagree with Lomborg when he says that he accepts that CO2 is driving climate change, his conclusions on the economics are damning and in themselves make the case for not taking expensive action. Every MP should read his article.
Friday, 3 October 2008
Thursday, 2 October 2008
Here is a great project by the CO2 Science blog which draws together all the scientific evidence which shows that there was indeed a Medieval Warm Period all over the globe. However this has not prevented those who support the infamous Hockey-Stick Graph from continuing to believe that the graph trumps the scientific evidence. The "flat-earth" mentality lives on.
Wednesday, 1 October 2008
The Canadians go the polls in a few weeks to elect a new government and this piece in the Calgary News explains that the economic downturn has cooled their enthusiasm for expensive measures to attempt to reduce CO2 emissions. There's nothing like a dose of reality to concentrate the mind.