This article gives a good account of why the "climate problem" will never be "solved". It's because it is an imaginary one dreamt up by those who who want to pretend to live a virtuous life, which is all very well when there is nothing more pressing to do, but when there is it becomes a luxury which can no longer be afforded.
Tuesday, 29 September 2009
This report gives the details of the overlooked crucial role of the sun in our climate. Could we be about to enter a preiod of global cooling? If so it would not only turn the climate science world on its head, but it would also bring with it a load of problems far more serious than the ones which have caused such a panic among our politicians.
Monday, 28 September 2009
Sunday, 27 September 2009
With new advanced deep water drilling techniques leading to more major oil fields, it is looking increasingly likely that the time of peak oil is continuing to recede just as it has always done. There is still plenty out there, it is simply a case of paying the price of its extraction. See this article.
Saturday, 26 September 2009
Friday, 25 September 2009
Thursday, 24 September 2009
If you think that global warming scares are being hyped up, then you ain't seen nothing yet. This article in the Guardian tells of a whole range of scary scenarios which some might think to be way over the top. Any comment by me is entirely superfluous.
Wednesday, 23 September 2009
Norman Borlaug may not be as well known as Al Gore, but both have received the Nobel Peace prize. In Borlaug's case it was because he found a way of increasing crop yields to save the world from starving, whereas Al gore made a documentary full of errors and exaggerations to sustain a very weak hypothesis on climate change.
Here is the story of Mr Borlaug.
Tuesday, 22 September 2009
Monday, 21 September 2009
Sunday, 20 September 2009
Here is an article about a new book by a leading scientist. In it he explains clearly the pressures they are under to keep quiet about any doubts they have on the man-made global warming hypothesis. It is all part of the reason why such a weak theory has come to dominate governments round the world.
Saturday, 19 September 2009
Here is a new paper by the highly respected scientist Richard Lindzen in which he is able to show that the climate has its own way of dealing with extra heat, like its own thermostat. This is just one more piece of evidence in the jigsaw that debunks the current climate hysteria.
Friday, 18 September 2009
This report in the Guardian shows another leading climate scientist questionning the need for urgent action to "save the planet" from global warming. Yet more evidence of the growing lack of consensus on this issue.
Thursday, 17 September 2009
This report explains how the public are losing trust in scientists claims over global warming. I don't find this surprising, but it is very emcouraging to see it confirmed by an independent survey.
Here is a second survey which confirms the same trend. In the end reality will always trump predictions.
Wednesday, 16 September 2009
Here is a salutory tale of a grand project to bring on new technology falling foul of the funding shortage that is currently gripping the world. This could be the way a lot of other such projects may go. As the article says, it does not look good for the likelihood of 20% cuts in CO2 emissions by 2020. Maybe it's all just hot air.
Tuesday, 15 September 2009
This report explains the real reason why the "climate change" bandwagon is kept on the road. It's all about money transfer from the developed world to the undeveloped world. Despite the fact that there is no evidence that any climate change has taken place due to CO2, no Western nation is prepared to say so. Odd isn't it?
Monday, 14 September 2009
This article in the Wall Street Journal highlights the utter lunacy being put out by those seeking to promote policies to reduce emissions of CO2. "We must continue with these policies, in order to look good", seems to be the message. Have Western governments ever appeared so weak?
Sunday, 13 September 2009
In a return to the days of religious dominance a former chief scientist to the UK Government has said The Church will need to corall us into greener lifestyles. This article in the Guardian gives the details.
In my opinion the scientist, Lord May, shows a rather naive understanding of modern life if he thinks we are ready to go back to the Dark Ages.
Saturday, 12 September 2009
Chris Horner's new book - "Red Hot Lies", extracts can be read here Chris examines the media bias and the desparate measures by alarmists like Greenpeace to try and suppress any news that does not conform to the so-called "consensus". An interesting read.
Hat tip to Simon Filiatrault's Blog. Also an interesting read.
Friday, 11 September 2009
Here is a very interesting forecast by a leading scientist from the alarmist camp given to a UN world conference on climate change (NOT on the news!). Talking to 1500 leading climate scientists,he says that we may be facing two decades of global cooling, after which he expects further warming to continue. He is saying things which most other alarmists would not want mentioned, but in saying it he is at last opening up the debate and making it harder for other alarmists to credibly deny that previous certainty about our understanding of the science is no longer sustainable. Those who previously said things like "the science is settled" and "there is now consensus" are starting to look very foolish and their credibility is in serious question.
Thursday, 10 September 2009
As fairy tales go the latest offering from David Miliband (UK Foreign Secretary)are, to say the least, a little hard to swallow - see this report in the Guardian. His brother Ed, the Minister for Climate Change would be proud of him. Here is a small extract: "The spectre of a 4C warmer world, with alligators basking off the coast of Sweden, a vast desert surrounding the Mediterranean and a largely uninhabitable mainland Europe, is to be presented to European Union countries." Will this scare the politicans of Europe into spending billions on so-called "preventative measures"? One can just imagine the nightmares being suffrered with Heads of State hidng under the duvet!
Wednesday, 9 September 2009
At the end of October (26-30) York University Freedom Society are putting on a Climate Week to discuss the political and ethical ramifications of the current policies being put forward to deal with climate change. The web contacts for the event are on the right hand side of this blog. A few posters on the "discussion wall" seem intent on destrying the credibility of the event and the speakers. I would invite you to visit the "wall"** and put your points on there to show that there are plenty of us who can see through the propaganda.
**Wall now closed (24/9)
This report by (you've guessed it) geo-engineers, makes the claim that CO2 reductions will not be enough to save us from the ravages of global warming. It is interesting to note that there are geo-engineering solutions, and my thinking is that if they exist then we can save them for the time when they are needed, instead of wasting countless billions in a futile attempt to reduce emissions of CO2.
Tuesday, 8 September 2009
This Guardian story tells of a huge new oil find in the Gulf of Mexico. While we can never predict the future accurately this find is further proof that there is no immediate lack of oil and so no desparate need to transform our energy source (that is unless you believe the climate alarmists).
Monday, 7 September 2009
This article from Forbes magazine explains the stance being taken by the Chinese on the issue of paying for CO2 reductions. It is an interesting argument, but one way of interpreting this is to put a tax on chinese imports. I know the Chinese do not want this outcome - they want the West to hand over Billions of dollars to them, but another way to stop chinese emissions is to put a tax on them. Watch out China - be careful what you wish for!
Sunday, 6 September 2009
Saturday, 5 September 2009
Friday, 4 September 2009
This article looks at the issue of the politicisation of climate science and how it has tainted the whole process of seeking out the truth. The author, Sam Westrop, is the chairman of the York University Freedom Society who are putting on a Climate Week at the end of October. It promises to be a most interesting event.
Thursday, 3 September 2009
Christopher Booker's Column explains the bureaucratic way in which the UK government has apparently failed to implement a water-tight ban on the incandescent light bulbs. According to the government they should be banned as from 1st September, but it is doubtful if there is a clear law to back up this ban. This article shows how the low energy bulbs are being promoted on a false prospectus. We must wait for the first "light bulb martyr" to be prosecuted for selling one!
Wednesday, 2 September 2009
In a report just published by the International Institiute for Environment and Development (IIED) the findings are that the cost of adaption and mitigation are much higher than that given by the Stern Report. The figures given by the IIED demonstrate the enormity of the task of decarbonising the planet's emissions. It's a task that democratically elected governments will find it impossible to finance without becoming very unpopular, particularly in the current recession. The Telegraph has this article on the report.
Tuesday, 1 September 2009
This article explains how the Carbon Trust, which the UK government funds (to the tune of £100 million last year) in order to promote climate change propaganda in Britain, is now going to launch an international campaign in the USA. As if the USA hasn't got enough climate alarmist propaganda of its own!