Sunday, 31 January 2010

STERN REVIEW UNDERMINED BY FATAL ERROR

The deeply flawed Stern Review, which was supposed to show that the cost of de-carbonising our economy was a financially worthwhile thing to do, has been sunk still further by revelations that it relied on incorrect figures for the cost of hurricane damage. This report gives the details. It looks like Stern is now dead and buried.

Saturday, 30 January 2010

COPENHAGEN DEAL GOES BELLY UP

This report from the Hindu Times tells us that India and China will not sign the Copenhagen Declaration, and the UN has now extended the deadline for nations to declare their voluntary emission reduction commitments from January 31, indefinitely. In other words, for all practical purposes it is dead in the water. So it wil be interesting to see how the EU nations respond to this reality. Will they continue to pretend that they are sticking to their previous commitments or will they ditch them in response to the real world?

Friday, 29 January 2010

IPCC CHAIRMAN IN FRAUD CLAIM

This report explains how the IPCC Chairman, Rajendra Pachauri, is link to companies that will receive large grants to research Himalayan glaciers, as a result of the false claims made in the IPCC report. Oh what a tangled web they weave!

Thursday, 28 January 2010

NATURAL DISASTERS FALSELY BLAMED ON GW BY IPCC

Yes, another false claim by the IPCC. This time they use the flimsiest excuse to make the claim that hurricanes and floods were increasing, when, according to this Times article the claim was not upheld at all. With so many lies and exaggerations the IPCC is becoming totally discredited. This is not science, but a completely politicised process of propaganda.

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

POLL - HOW MUCH DO YOU TRUST CLIMATE PREDICTIONS?

/>Here's the link to the poll in the Australian. Scroll to the bottom of the page and vote. Currently 64% say "not at all".

Link now broken!

CLIMATE SCIENCE CONSPIRATORS TO ESCAPE PROSECUTION

It appears from this report that the scientists responsible for writing the emails from the UKs Climate Research Unit are to escape prosecution for deliberately avoiding complying with the Freedom of Information Act. The Act was so badly drafted that there was a loophole in it.

THE IPCC REPORT - IS IT A COMPLETE SHAMBLES?

This research by a Canadian blogger casts doubt on a whole range of reports contained in the vast IPCC document which was supposed to be the unimpeachable source of scientific truth on which the world's governments were to enact legislation to "save the planet".

After the recent email leaks followed by the ridiculous claims about Himalayan glaciers disappearing by 2035, no doubt others will take a critical look at the rest of the document. Who knows what other skeletons will be uncovered? It's looking as though anything scary went in with hardly any checks at all.

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

CLIMATEGATE ANALYSIS

Here is an excellent well-written analysis of the information coming out of the emails leaked from the UK Climate Research Unit. This analysis pre-empts the findings of the inquiry and deserves wide circulation.

The complete set of emails is listed here.

The UK government are asking for written submissions to consider in their inquiry. See this link for details.

Monday, 25 January 2010

SCIENTISTS BEHAVING BADLY

Although this report in Nature is now 5 years old, I have only recently come across it and it is extremely relevant to the current debate over climategate type behaviour. The conclusion is that all scientific data must be subjected to the widest possible scrutiny. You cannot take anyone's word for anything without question.

Sunday, 24 January 2010

GULF STREAM NOT SLOWING

Just in case the alarmists try a new scare in the light of the recent cold weather, here is a report to dispel the one about the Gulf Stream slowing down.

Saturday, 23 January 2010

BEGINNING OF MINI ICE AGE

This article explains the case put forward by some eminent climate scientists. There is no certainty with climate.

Friday, 22 January 2010

MET OFFICE REJECTS ALARMIST SEA LEVEL RISE PREDICTIONS

This article in the Times points out the Met Office rejecting an alrmist prediction of sea level rise which was presented at the Copenhagen summit. Could this be the beginning of a change of heart by this normally arch alarmist organisation? Maybe they are belatedly realising that exaggeration has not done their cause any good.

Thursday, 21 January 2010

CLIMATEGATE HEADING FOR WHITEWASH?

This report suggests that the climategate investigation is likely to be a whitewash, as it is being carried out by someone who leads an organisation which is a strong advocate of severe cuts in CO2 emissions. Why am I not surprised?

The big problem for the alarmists is that if the report turns out that way then it will have no credibility, as the evidence has already been analysed.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

UK GOVERNMENT FOUND EXAGGERATING GW CLAIMS

So, what's new? Yet another case pointed out in this Guardian report. The public are now becoming so used to government spin that it hardly raises an eyebrow; yet it ought to be regarded as something shocking. However it simply weakens still further public trust and makes them even more cynical about the whole global warming issue.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

US INSURANCE GROUP SCEPTICAL OF CLIMATE CHANGE PREDICTIONS

This article from the New York Times explains how the insurance industry is being forced to comply with the 'official' line on climate predictions with the resultant increases in premiums to cover the cost of these extra so-called risks.

Monday, 18 January 2010

IPCC - GARBAGE IN - GARBAGE OUT

Surely this report must reduce the credibility of the IPCC still further, coming as it goes, so soon after the climategate email fiasco. It was only a few weeks ago that ITN were putting out a series of on the spot reports pushing the 'fact' that Himalayan glaciers were in meltdown. Now comes this retraction, but don't expect even one sentence on the ITN news to tell the viewers the truth - that would be too much to hope for!

A recent BBC report suggested another error lead to this inaccurate report. With so much incompetence it is hard to keep up!

Sunday, 17 January 2010

THE CATCH-ALL CLIMATE THEORY

This article describes the ultimate climate theory which fits any type of climate, cooling or warming - its all down to CO2 emissions. Simple!

Saturday, 16 January 2010

OCEAN 'ACIDIFICATION' DENIED

This new report comprehensively debunks the myth that corals and shellfish are about to go extinct as some of the alarmist reports have signalled.It is quite a comprehensive report, but well worth looking at if you need reassurance on this issue which is becoming more prominent in order to bolster the flagging global warming story.

Friday, 15 January 2010

US DATA MANIPULATION UNCOVERED

For those who like to view the story Here is a video link. To read a summary go to this link. For a fuller written report go to this link.

UK JOBS SACRIFICED FOR NOTHING

This article looks at the strange decision of the EU to back a new steel plant in Holland, while the same company closes one in the UK. Carbon Emissions Permits also play a part in this sorry tale

Thursday, 14 January 2010

INTERNATIONAL BIASED NEWS AGENCY FUNDED BY US GOVERNMENT

This report explains just how one-sided reporting of global warming issues are maintained.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

SUN'S MAGNETIC FIELD REACHES NEW LOW

Despite a recent rise in sunspots the latest readings of the sun's magnetic field strength has shown a continued decline. This article gives the details. If this leads, as some scientists predict, to increasing cloud cover, then we may see declining temperatures rather than global warming. We will have to wait and see.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

UK MET OFFICE HEAD GETS A GRILLING

This clip from the BBC shows Andrew Neil in combative mood as he makes the Met Office head feel the heat. Enjoy!

Monday, 11 January 2010

TOP IPCC SCIENTISTS PREDICTS NO MORE WARMING FOR 20 - 30 YEARS

This Telegraph article gives details. Will governments continue with expensive policies to decarbonise our energy at great cost if this prediction seems to be coming true?

IS GOOGLE TRYING TO AIRBRUSH CLIMATEGATE?

Something odd is going on with Google. See this report. This is very strange behaviour by a major communications organisation.

GLOBAL COOLING IN 2009

This article gives the details.

Sunday, 10 January 2010

TIMES CENSURED FOR FALSE CLIMATE CHANGE CLAIM

This article gives the details of how the UK Times newspaper falsely claimed that the North East passage had been opened up as a result of global warming. They have now been forced to retract this false assertion. Another myth de-bunked - still dozens more to go!

Saturday, 9 January 2010

BOOKER COLUMN - GOVERNMENT ENERGY POLICY A FARCE

Christopher Booker's latest Sunday Telegraph column again exposes the government's hopeless attempts at appeasing their energy masters in the EU. Brilliant and to the point.

HAS CLIMATE CHANGE CAUSED MASS EXTINCTIONS?

Alarmist articles in the media often cite as a fact that
"thousands of species are becoming extinct as a result of global warming". Here is a good article that looks into the matter thoroughly, and comprehensively de-bunks the oft-quoted myth.

Friday, 8 January 2010

BBC TO REVIEW BIAS ON GLOBAL WARMING

This article explains how the BBC has announced a review of the way it treats subjects like global warming. This appears to be an admission that it has got it wrong in the past. Let's hope we weill notice a change after this review.

Thursday, 7 January 2010

ENERGY COSTS TO INCREASE 4-FOLD BY 2020

Here is a dire prediction from a government agency. The future really does look gloomy, unless our politicians ditch their obsession to reduce CO2. Have they not seen the temperatures around the world recently?

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

CLOUDS AND CLIMATE VIDEO

Here is a very interesting series of six short films about Svensmark and his theory of cosmic rays affecting cloud cover as an alternative explanation for climate change. Well worth watching, even though the sub-titles are a slight distraction, but most of the commentary is in English.

Monday, 4 January 2010

BBC BIASED ON GLOBAL WARMING

This article refers. I fear the bias is now institutionalised and so will be very hard to shift.

Sunday, 3 January 2010

MET OFFICE FORECAST DISASTERS

Booker's latest column discusses the recent bungled forecasts. Richard North has a column in the Mail on the same theme. It's good to see coverage in the main papers exposing these alarmist biased forecasts.

CLIMATE CONSPIRACY?

This looks at the way that certain financial/political interests have forged a common purpose in pushing the global warming theory in order to increase their wealth and power. Very interesting and sets the topic in a new light for those who thought it all about science. (Not many of the regular visitors to this blog!)

Saturday, 2 January 2010

Friday, 1 January 2010

PROPORTION OF MANMADE CO2 IN THE ATMOSPHERE REMAINS CONSTANT

This report gives the outline of the story. it is interesting that for the past 50 years the proportion of manmade CO2 remaining in the atmosphere has remained constant at around 40%. Clearly the remainder is being absorbed by a sink somewhere.More on this here at Watts Up With That blog.

A happy New Year to climate sceptics everywhere. Let's hope that 2010 is the year that common sense returns to climate science.