Saturday, 31 January 2009

ARE NATIONAL GOVERNMENTS COLLAPSING?

Some people are predicting that the current economic crisis is going to lead to the collapse of national governments, leading to a power vacuum at national level. See this exchange between me and contributer Tim Auld. I accept that there will be changes of government, as voters show their displeasure at the way things are turning out, but that is not to say that thare is any threat to the system itself.

One thing that is certain is that now is a very bad time for governments to be spending billions of pounds or dollars on decarbonising their economy which will only make matters worse.

GOVERNMENT BLACKMAILS FIRMS INTO USING "GREEN ENERGY"

This article explains how a number of large companies are being compelled to go for so-called "green energy" in order to escape financial penalties. These extra costs will end up costing us all dearly.

Friday, 30 January 2009

OBAMA GIVES COAL THE THUMBS UP

Despite all the fears that Obama would bring in all the extreme meaaures that the environmental lobby wanted, the early signs are looking a lot better for the fossil fuel industry. In this article in the Wall Street Journal it appears that Obama wants to keep the coal industry central to his energy policy. Yet another case of reality overcoming the pre-election rhetoric. The responsibility of office means he has to take a realistic approach, and keeping the wheels of industry turning is about as realistic as it gets. See this article

This article also shows the new president is putting jobs before CO2 cuts.

Thursday, 29 January 2009

HEAVY INDUSTRY TO CLOSE DUE TO POWER SHORTAGE

This article explains that an aluminium smelting plant is set to close due to the impending closure of the nearby power station. Is this the first casualty of the lack of generating capacity in the UK?

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

THE CORRUPTION OF CLIMATE SCIENCE BY POLITICS

This paper by Richard Lindzen is a longish read, but he really does explain how science in general, and climate science in particular has lost its independence and come to be beholden to government. Richard Lindzen is highly respected as a leading figure in the field of climate science and his thoughts, backed up with many examples, make a very compelling argument. I am adding this paper to the list of links for reference purposes.

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

ICE AGE COMING SOON?

This press release by the Space and Science Research Center has not received much coverage by the media. It makes interesting, if chilling, reading.

Monday, 26 January 2009

THE "GREEN AGENDA"

This website has many interesting quotes and reveals the thoughts of highly prominent environmental groups whose membership includes highly influential world figures. Read it and be amazed at what is being openly discussed for our planet.

Sunday, 25 January 2009

PROMINENT SCIENTISTS CHANGE MINDS ON GW

A number of highly prominent scientists who formerly supported the view that global warming was caused by man-made carbon dioxide have now publicly changed their minds. To read about them click on this link.

Saturday, 24 January 2009

BBC CREATES ITS OWN OBAMA SOUNDBITE

Here is a very interesting observation on the BBC's Newsnight programme. It seems that their science correspondent did not think that Obama's speech hit the right note on climate change, and so she cobbled together different bits from different parts of the speech to produce the effect she wanted. Now that's what I call real propaganda!

My complaint is already on its way.

You can view the clip for yourself HERE. The original Obama speech HERE. The Newsnight editor defends his action on the Susan Watts BBC blog HERE (scroll down to comment 33). To add your own complaint (if you are minded to) send it to BBC Complaint Department.

An indepth analysis of the whole Newsnight piece can be found HERE.

Friday, 23 January 2009

SEARCHING THE NET CAUSES GW

Yes, it's you causing global warming by surfing the internet. This report explains how using google twice apparently produces as much CO2 as boiling a kettle.

Thursday, 22 January 2009

TOP PROFESSOR SAYS CO2 NOT THE CAUSE OF GW

This article gives the details. Professor Happer served as director of the Office of Energy Research in the U.S. Department of Energy under President George H.W. Bush and was subsequently fired by Vice President Al Gore, reportedly for his refusal to support Gore’s views on climate change.

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

STOCK UP ON LIGHT BULBS NOW

The UK is phasing out the treditional incandescent light bulbs. Current stocks in our shops will not be replaced, according to this report from Christopher Booker. So if you want to go on using them you should stock up now. Mind you the light bulb police may call in the night to check on you - so beware!

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

GEORGE CARLIN ON "SAVING THE PLANET"

A lot of truth can be put over in comedy and George Carlin is a master as you can see in this video clip. A little light relief!

Monday, 19 January 2009

ENVIRONMENTALISM - THE NEW RELIGION

Here is a thought-provoking article in the Quadrant magazine from Australia.

Sunday, 18 January 2009

1859 SOLAR SUPERSTORM - IT COULD HAPPEN AGAIN

Here is an interesting piece of scientific history. The sun's climate affects us in many ways.

EARTH ON THE BRINK OF AN ICE AGE?

This article from the english version of Pravda looks at the theory put forward by Russian scientists. A very interesting read.

Saturday, 17 January 2009

TAX-FUNDED PROPAGANDA

Someone sent methis course for climate change enthusiasts. Presumably it is being sent to all councils and many companies and charities. At £250 for a one day course, it looks like a nice little earner, and we are all paying for it. And so the band-waggon keeps rolling on.

Friday, 16 January 2009

WIND FARM DILEMMA

A letter to the Telegraph points out the obvious flaw in the government's policy of relying on wind farms to supply substantial amounts of energy. See ,half-way down these letters. The letter has since been followed up by this article. How could any sensible government pursue a policy of reliance on such an unreliable source of energy?

Thursday, 15 January 2009

SEA LEVEL RISE SLOWS BY 20%

This article explains that sea level rise is currently 20% below the recent average stated in the IPCC report.

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

CO2 ABSORPTION - THE HEART OF GW THEORY

Here is an interesting look at the science behind the theory of CO2 causing global warming. For those with a science background it is an interesting read.

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

CO2 COULD CAUSE AN ICE-AGE???

This nonsense was apparently the result of so-called research at Birmingham University, or maybe they have been misunderstood by the India Times.

Monday, 12 January 2009

IPCC NUMBERS DON'T ADD UP

Here is an interesting report looking at the oft quoted claim that "4,000 scientists agree that CO2 is causing catastrophic global warming". The reality is quite different and another example of how the IPCC is determined to use any sort of propaganda to further its cause. Science has little to do with it.

Sunday, 11 January 2009

AL GORE - AN APOLOGY?

The author of this article in the New York Post raises some interesting points in demanding an apology from the former vice president.

Friday, 9 January 2009

2009 TO BE HOT SAYS MET OFFICE

Here's a brave (or foolhardy!) forecast by the Met Office. Whether they will be correct we can only wait and see, but early signs do not seem too good.

Thursday, 8 January 2009

C of E LINKS UP WITH AL GORE

This article explains that the Church of England has decided to invest in Al Gore's company to save the planet. We always suspected that the climate change business was more akin to religion than science and now we can see the two linking up.

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

"CARBON NEUTRAL" - THE MODERN MYTH EXPLAINED

A lot of nonsense is spoken and written about companies becoming "carbon neutral". Here in this Wall Street Journal article the whole thing is revealed and shown for the myth and pretence that it is. Nothing more than companies trying to get a PR lead over their rivals.

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

MP SPEAKS OUT AGAINST WIND FARM SUBSIDY

As the reality of the cause of increased electricity costs becomes more widely known, some MPs are breaking ranks and starting to speak out against it. Here is Douglas Carswell MP's latest post on his blog.

Monday, 5 January 2009

WIND FARM SAVINGS MASSIVELY OVERBLOWN

This article explains how the wind farm lobby groups have used out of date figures to double the claimed savings of CO2 on wind farm generated electricity. This vastly exaggerated figure has been used to win over politicians to give massive subsidies to the wind farm industry. - Yet more lies and exaggeration used to fleece the public.

OCEANS WILL NEVER BECOME ACIDIC SAYS PROFESSOR

A university professor has debunked an often quoted myth that our oceans are becoming acidic as a result of increasing CO2 levels in the atmosphere. Read the professor's explanation here.

Sunday, 4 January 2009

BOOKER ON THE MET OFFICE

Today's Telegraph has Christopher Booker giving us his views on the Met Office. They are in danger of becoming a joke.

MORE SCIENTISTS JOIN DISSENTERS TO CO2 GW THEORY

This report gives the details. There can now be no doubt that many leading scientists are sceptical of the theory of man-made global warming. There never was a consensus and there certainly isn't one now.

Saturday, 3 January 2009

MET OFFICE PREDICTIONS v REALITY

Here's an interesting comparison to remind us all to take the predictions of the Met Office with a large pinch of salt. If they can't predict the weather for next year, what chance is there that they can predict the next century?

Friday, 2 January 2009

NUCLEAR FUSION GETS A STEP CLOSER

This report in the Telegraph gives the details of the latest experiment to make this inexhaustible energy supply a practical proposition. This has been the holy grail for the past thirty years or more, but one day....

Thursday, 1 January 2009

2008 - THE YEAR MAN-MADE GW DISPROVED

According to the excellent Christopher Booker, this is the year that the theory that man-made CO2 is causing significant global warming has been disproved. Although I believe there is plenty of evidence to disprove it, I doubt that it is completely dead, and, like the EU treaties, I expect it to be resurrected and put back in place by the many vested interests in its acceptance. Hell has not yet frozen over, though the GW theory has certainly suffered from the chill, added to the economic downturn. A cold 2009 will be one more nail in its coffin.