Monday, 31 May 2010

SCOTS FIND EMISSIONS CUTS TOUGH GOING

This report explains how the Scottish parliament is having to cut its target for CO2 emissions as the original targets have been found to be much too ambitious. The really crazy things is that the opposition parties are fighting to have the original targets re-instated. A truly pointless piece of grandstanding which even the most ardent alarmist must admit would have no effect whatsoever on world CO2 levels.

Sunday, 30 May 2010

SPANISH WIND REGISTERED AS SOLAR

This story reveals more scams in the renewable energy money-go-round. It would be comical, but we ordinary citizens are all picking up the bill. This is what can happen in a grossly distorted market.

Saturday, 29 May 2010

THE GREAT VANISHING THERMOMETER RECORDS

This post looks at the way thermometer records have been disappearing from the system. With all the interest in the temperature of our planet it is extraordinary that so many stations have "disappeared" from the records over the last 20 years.

Friday, 28 May 2010

UK'S ROYAL SOCIETY TO REVIEW ITS STATEMENT ON CLIMATE CHANGE

This BBC report gives the details of what could be a very significant change, as the Royal Society is the most high profile scientific body in the UK. The tectonic plates may be slowly shifting on this issue. A further report here gives some details.

RENEWABLE SUBSIDIES CUT DUE TO RECESSION

This report tell us how governments across the EU are being forced by their financial situation to cut the subsidies to renewable energy. Common sense in a crisis.

Thursday, 27 May 2010

IS THE UK GOING TO INCREASE CO2 EMISSION CUT TARGETS unilaterally??

According to this report they are.

Meanwhile the EU appear to be taking a different course according to this report. Will the UK now 'wake up and smell the coffee'?

US DEMANDS EMISSIONS PARITY WITH CHINA

This article gives the arguments. If only the UK government could see that unilateral action is a recipe for disaster.

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

TORIES NOT GREEN ENOUGH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL HARDLINERS

This report in the Independent explains the concerns of the hardliners that the Tories will dilute the Lib Dems policies. I only hope they are right, but even so both parties are wedded to the discredited CO2 Theory for the time being.

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

CATCH UP WITH THE CHICAGO CLIMATE CONFERENCE

If, like me, you missed attending the recent Heartland Climate Conference in Chicago, then here are a lot of the presentations from the many top climate scientists and others. I guarantee you will not have seen any of it on mainstream TV. Enjoy!

UK CUTS TO HIT CLIMATE CHANGE WORK

This report explains the decision of the new government. As expected, when reality hits home they have to make some good decisions. They should now go further and faster and ditch the whole nonsense, but that may take a bigger crisis, which could happen if the Euro goes belly-up.

Monday, 24 May 2010

MORE DODGY REVELATIONS ON IPCC REPORT

This article reveals the deceit and incompetence in the preparation of the 2007 IPCC Report. Yet the mainstream media still wants to collude in the deception.

Sunday, 23 May 2010

WIND TURBINE MAINTENANCE COSTS 3 TIMES HIGHER THAN EXPECTED

According to this report the operating and maintenance costs of wind turbines is up to three times the amount that was estimated when they were installed. It seems they produce an inadequate and intrmittent supply of electricity at an exhorbitant cost. Not only that, but they also require back up generators using fossil fuels for when the wind is not sufficient. This is the government's solution to the looming energy crisis!

Saturday, 22 May 2010

HUHNE WILL SOON BRING ON THE POWER CUTS

Our new Energy and Climate Change Minister will soon precipitate the power cuts according to this article from Christopher Booker. When will our politicians learn some sense? (answer - when it's too late!)

Friday, 21 May 2010

POWER COMPANIES SUED FOR KATRINA DAMAGE

This article gives an account of the proceedings thus far. This is truly fascinating stuff and I will try to keep up with things as they progress.

Thursday, 20 May 2010

BULGARIA SUSPENDED FROM EMISSIONS TRADING

This report gives the details. This is not the first problem with emissions trading and it is not likely to be the last with fraud and corruption endemic in many countries. It is much more a fraudster's charter than a serious attempt to cut CO2 emissions; even if they were cut it will not make any difference to our climate anyway.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

AIR FARES TO RISE FROM GOVERNMENT TAX

UK air fares are set to increase as a result of increased Air Passenger Duty by the new government according to this report. This is supposed to reduce CO2 emissions, but will only do so if the number of flights is cut, causing job losses in the industry and a reduction in tourism. This will not help our economic recovery.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

CHICAGO CLIMATE CONFERENCE TAKES PLACE

Roger Helmer MEP writes his thoughts on the so-called consensus issue, often used by alarmists to undermine the case against them.

Monday, 17 May 2010

CLIMATE CHANGE NOT A G20 PRIORITY

This article explains that Canadian PM, Harper, has not given in to requests to put Climate Change on the agenda for the coming summit. Is reality beginning to dawn?

Sunday, 16 May 2010

THE PEOPLE v THE HOCKEY STICK

Michael Mann, the scientist who was at the heart of the infamous Hockey Stick graph, is being taken to court for fraud according to This article. It will be interesting to see how a judge views this piece of discredited science.

UPDATE - This Washington Post article gives more on this story. And more here

A short controversial review of Mann's rise and fall can be read here.

Saturday, 15 May 2010

"PHASE OUT ENERGY SUBSIDIES" - LORD LAWSON

Here is the full article which includes the following: "At the very least, given the financial and economic state we are in, the new Government should phase out all energy subsidies of all kinds, and suspend unilateral targets until such time as all other major nations have signed up to the same course". However with the appointment of arch alarmist Lib Dem, Chris Huhne, as Minister for Energy and Climate Change, I doubt our new Government will listen to the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, that is until the economy is on its knees.

Friday, 14 May 2010

COOLING THE PLANET - NOT AN EASY JOB!

This article from Watts Up With That looks at an idea to cool the planet and discovers that it does not make sense on close inspection. It's a good job that there is no evidence that the planet is not experiencing any problems of heating up, because cooling would not be an easy or cheap task.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

VOLCANIC ERUPTION MAY TIP US INTO COOLING

This article explains how nature has lined up several precursers to a cooling phase. The latest being the Icelandic volcanic eruption, which may well be followed by even more severe eruptions. Keep the thermals handy - we may be needing them!

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

NEW GREEN ENERGY SUBSIDY TO PUSH PRICES EVEN HIGHER

This Times article gives the details of a government scheme that will force up energy prices in order to subsidise uneconomic home energy devices. The result will make businesses uneconomic and the majority of home owners worse off for no discernible gain to the environment.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

WEATHER EXPERT PREDICTS POOR SUMMER

While the Met Office has given up on long term weather predictions,Piers Corbyn, who has an excellent track record,has made his own prediction for this year's UK summer here. It does not look very promising.

Monday, 10 May 2010

EU INDUSTRY WARNS OF DANGER OF 30% CO2 CUTS

This report gives the details. What is clear is that unilateral cuts will put EU industry at a disadvantage to the outside industry. This is so obvious that it should hardly come as a surprise to those in government, yet they seem to ignore it, preferring instead to claim the "moral high ground" on the internatinal stage and hope there is no Greek-style unrest at home.

Sunday, 9 May 2010

CLIMATE TALKS REACH A DEAD END

This article gives the details of the rift between the developed and the developing nations - something predicted by many of us long ago. As evidence of climate change becomes ever more suspect we should expect this impasse to get worse (hopefully!).

Friday, 7 May 2010

GLACIERS RETREATING FAST (IN 1900 - 1942)

This article highlights the nonsense of "unprecedented" glacier melting in the last thirty years.

Thursday, 6 May 2010

UK INFLATION MUCH WORSE THAN REST OF DEVELOPED WORLD

This article highlights the fuel inflation of 8.5% as being a main reason for this situation, and this is being driven by the rush to remove carbon.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

NEW STUDY - GLACIERS WERE SMALLER IN RECENT PAST

This article explains the findings of the study which showed clear evidence of ground having been free of ice within the last 10,000 years.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

GREEN PROJECTS DROPPED BY SPAIN AS FINANCES WORSTEN

"It's not easy being green" as the advert on UK TV keeps reminding us. Well this is certainly the case in Spain as this article explains. Renewable energy is indeed a luxury at many times the price of conventional energy - How soon before we in the UK follow suit?

Monday, 3 May 2010

FIVE MYTHS ABOUT RENEWABLE ENERGY

This article exposes the usual arguments and shows their flaws. Essential information to rebut the alarmists.

Sunday, 2 May 2010

HAVE CO2 EMISSIONS SAVED US FROM MINI ICE AGE?

This article refers to a new paper which makes the claim that without our CO2 emissions we would now be in a mini ice age. If temperatures start to fall more quickly we may have to put out more CO2 to keep warm!

Saturday, 1 May 2010

ENERGY - THE SILENT ISSUE OF THE ELECTION

This article explains the problems and why the politicians don't want to talk about it.