This report explains the details. Clearly this is contributing to the dire financial situation in the state. See earlier report by scrolling down to Wednesday's reports.
Saturday, 28 February 2009
Friday, 27 February 2009
This report includes a translation of the report by leading Japanese scientists, who advise the government. It as close as we have got to an official report which dismisses the predictions of the IPCC as no more than guesswork based on inadequate science. Could this be the beginning of the end for GW theory?
Thursday, 26 February 2009
Wednesday, 25 February 2009
This report shows the extent of the budget deficit in California and the attendant massive pain for residents as it lurches towards bankruptcy. This has not been helped by The Governator's enthusiasm to dispense laws to drastically reduce emissions of CO2.
Tuesday, 24 February 2009
Monday, 23 February 2009
Sunday, 22 February 2009
The Chinese PM has indicated that he is not keen on signing up to any international treaty on CO2 reductions, as stated in this report. They have their own plans, so that's ok then.
Meanwhile in the USA they are worried that China is going to grab the lion's share of the wind turbine market, as this report shows.
Saturday, 21 February 2009
Friday, 20 February 2009
Thursday, 19 February 2009
This article describes the research that is currently going on in Australia. If it can be made to work economically, and we have at least a hundred years to get it right, then we could have unlimited power from the oceans. It is the mad rush to decarbonise which will cause all the vast costs. A gradual transition over the next century could be done in a seemless way. I can believe that wave power is much more reliable than wind.
Wednesday, 18 February 2009
To listen to all the stories about how coals are going to be destroyed by CO2 causing oceans to have a very slightly lower pH, you would expect coral to be one of the most sensitive organisms on the planet; but the truth is a bit different as can be seen from this article on the brilliant Watts Up With That blog. You will see that they have survived for 500 million years through drastic climate change and even survived a nuclear blast. In short they are tough critters.
Joe D'Aleo is the author of the brilliant website Ice Cap and he's also a former chief meteorologist. In this interview he explains his views. It is interesting that quite a number of experts in meteorology are sceptical of the prevailing theory. These are the people who should have the greatest understanding and also the strongest incentive to support the theory, as it has given meteorology the greatest prominence and funding in its history.
Tuesday, 17 February 2009
Christopher Booker highlights the true cost of attempts to reduce carbon emissions in this article. Instead of paying 25pence for a light bulb, those with the new fitting will have no choice but to fit a new three pin bulb costing around £9.
Monday, 16 February 2009
Here is the report which sets out the EUs intentions. Basically it involves a massive bribe to the developing world to sign up to a treaty to reduce emissions. This is a sham which will achieve nothing to alter the climate, while severely reducing the wealth of the developed world.
Sunday, 15 February 2009
According to Christopher Booker's latest column (second story), the Australian bush fires have been made much worse by the government listening to the green lobby and preventing home owners from felling trees around their properties to create fire breaks. Yet more common sense being ignored in favour of green idealism.
This report shows that policies to cut emissions come at a price. Californians are starting to pay that price now in terms of lost jobs and higher taxes and prices. As the evidence for manmade global warming is far from clear, many are saying this is not a price worth paying.
Saturday, 14 February 2009
Friday, 13 February 2009
Here is an article which confirms what otheres have maintained - that computer climate models are simply stories acting as a very rough guide to "what if" scenarios. They are no more accurate than a long-range weather forecast, and probably a lot less.
Thursday, 12 February 2009
Here is an interesting debate on global warming. It is a written debate carried out in a monthly magazine over several months. Worth reading if you have the time. The judge's verdict is, in my opinion, flawed - but nevertheless the points raised in debate are well made.
Wednesday, 11 February 2009
This report shows the huge reserves of coal in China and the plans she has to increase output dramatically over the next 20 years. Reading this shows there can be no hope whatsoever of levels of CO2 in the atmosphere coming down, so it's just as well that the current theory of global warming seems not to be proving correct.
Tuesday, 10 February 2009
As more and more leading scientists come forward to distance themselves from the theory of CO2 lead catastrophic global warming, the latest include the former boss of James Hansen, the present head of NASA's climate department, and the man who, along with Al Gore, is most identified with the current theory.
Monday, 9 February 2009
This article gives details. The blame used to be on coal burning, but this latest study identifies bio mass as the main cause. So bio mass is not so "green" after all.
Sunday, 8 February 2009
Christopher Booker debunks the new "research" (this item follows the Darwin article) which purported to show that the Antarctic had warmed slightly as opposed to the previously accepted view that it had got colder.
The new-found "warming" has, as we thought, turned out to be bogus. What this episode reveals, is the lengths that some scientists will go to, in order to produce propaganda. However, every time they are found out, it undermines their credibility a little more.
I have just found this quote on MEP Roger Helmer's excellent blog and thought I would share it with you.
"It will have come to your Lordships’ knowledge that a considerable change of climate, inexplicable at present to us, must have taken place in the Circumpolar Regions, by which the severity of the cold that has for centuries past enclosed the seas in high northern latitudes in an impenetrable barrier of ice has been, during the last two years abated.
This affords ample proof that new sources of warmth have been opened and given us leave to hope that the Arctic seas may at this time be more accessible that they have been for centuries past, and that discoveries may now be made in them not only to the advancement of science but also to the future intercourse of mankind and the commerce of distant nations."
That was the President of the Royal Society, speaking to the Admiralty in London on November 20, 1817.
A new report suggests that, contrary to previous temperature measurements, the Antarctic is in fact very slightly warming (0.1C per decade). However the results are not based on actual measurements, but interpreting old data using computer programmes.
Christopher Booker, in his Sunday Telegraph column explains the dodgy methodology. It seems the alarmists are getting ever more desperate to convince an increasingly cynical world.
Saturday, 7 February 2009
>The price of carbon credits in the EU's emissions trading scheme has fallen to an all-time low, according to this report. This is yet more proof that such a scheme will not have the intended effect, but instead just be an imposition of more red-tape on industry.
Friday, 6 February 2009
Here is an interesting report which points out the irrelevance of the IPCC to the third world. In fact the money wasted on all the conferences and gatherings on climate change could be put to much better use improving the basic lives of the poor.
Thursday, 5 February 2009
This article informs us that a majority of the US public do not believe that man made CO2 is causing serious climate change. The numbers taking this view are also increasing despite the huge propaganda campaign by Al Gore and others. This will make it much harder for any goverment to bring in costly bureaucratic measures to reduce CO2 emissions, especially on top of the economic turmoil.
Wednesday, 4 February 2009
Tuesday, 3 February 2009
Monday, 2 February 2009
Sunday, 1 February 2009
Christopher Booker, in today's Sunday Telegraph, gives his column over to the story of the artificial soundbite created by the BBC, which this blog referred to here including all the links to the BBC and the text of Obama's speech.
I have now received an acknowledgement from the BBC of my complaint and await a further response. There is still time for anyone to put a complaint in, and I urge you to do so if you feel upset by this, as the more complaints they get, the more likely they are to take notice.
Here's an example of what the climate realist movement is up against. When asked "what are you doing to save the planet", how many young people will reply, "where is the evidence that it's under threat"? Emotion trumps cold facts in many young minds. It is vital that students are not simply presented with a one-sided emotional argument, but how can this avalanche of officially sponsored material be countered?
Only by sceptics writing in the press and talking on the radio. People such as Christopher Booker and others can and do have an effect, but many more need to speak out. In my experience when asked directly for the evidence for CO2 causing dangerous global warming, most speakers cannot give a good answer (which is not surprising as there isn't one).What they do is trot out the same old mantra about the IPCC being beyond challenge, consisting of "thousands of peer-reviewed top scientists". That argument is rubbish and it must be demolished robustly.