Wednesday, 30 June 2010

THE PERVERSION OF CARBON CREDITS

Here is yet another example of how carbon credits are being abused. It is both shocking yet so predictable. When will governments wake up and scrap this nonsense?

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

AL GORE CREDIBILITY IN DOUBT

This Telegraph story surely means that Gore is in serious difficulty over his credibility. A flawed man peddling a flawed hypothesis.

Monday, 28 June 2010

EXTEND CARBON CAPTURE TO GAS?

This report suggests that the UK Climate Change Committee is asking the government to extend carbon capture and storage to gas as well as coal. Clearly they are intent on wrecking the economy!

Sunday, 27 June 2010

US SCHOOL REMOVES FLAWED CLIMATE BOOK

This report gives the details of how a school board has heeded the complaints of a few informed parents and removed a book and video with blatant false claims and political dogma. How many schools are using this type of material which goes unchallenged, I wonder?

Saturday, 26 June 2010

NEW AUSSIE PM TAKES A "PRACTICAL VIEW" ON CO2 REDUCTION SCHEMES

This report tells us that Ms Gillard is a'pragmatic' political leader (aren't they all today?). Her policy is determined by what gives her the votes.

EMISSION SCHEME POLICY UNDERMINES AUSSIE PM

This piece in The Australian should be a warning to all leaders that if a good opposition stands up against these emission trading schemes then governments can quickly lose their popularity. The new Aussie PM is between a rock and a hard place as this article suggests.

Friday, 25 June 2010

AIRPORT PROTESTORS CALL "CLIMATE EXPERT" AS WITNESS

In a case very similar to the Kingsnorth Power Station case, this article explains how the jury are being given lectures in climate change, presumably so that the defendants can claim that their actions were necessary. So the madness continues. What I cannot understand is why the prosecution do not bring in some "experts" to refute this "evidence". I expect the reason is that no one wants to be seen to be "off message".

SPANISH SOLAR FEELING THE PINCH

This article from the Financial Post explains how the Spanish government are considering reneging on the over-generous subsidies given to producers of solar electricity. The result, according to those in the industry will be mass bankruptcy of many firms. When will they ever learn?

Thursday, 24 June 2010

DEARER ENERGY WILL MAKE NUCLEAR COMPETITIVE IN UK

This article gives the thinking of the new coalition government in the UK on how to encourage new nuclear power plants. Instead of offering them a subsidy they will guarantee a dearer price for electricity by putting a lower limit on the price of carbon. This is not great news for consumers or industry, as we can look forward to an exodus of industry and more expensive electricity. I think the public should be told.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

UK TO MISS CLIMATE TARGET

This Telegraph piece gives the details about our failure to produce 10% of our electrcity from renewables by 2010. I expect we will fail many more of these ridiculous targets as time goes by.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

WAS THIS THE REALLY INCONVENIENT TRUTH?

This report suggests that Al Gore was having an affair with his film's producer which was certainly very 'inconvenient' as it may have led to his recent separation from his wife.

Monday, 21 June 2010

BUSINESSES ABUSE CARBON TRADING

This article explains how businesses not only exploit the carbon trading scheme, but it also leads to emissions of CO2 actually increasing while big business makes money out of tax payers. It's a lose-lose scenario.

Sunday, 20 June 2010

A KIND OF INSANITY RULES

Following the previous article This one compounds the madness of our regulators. It seems we are living in a mad time. Is this any less stupid than a window tax?

THE WIND FARM SUBSIDIES BUSINESS

This Telegraph article by Andrew Gilligan re-inforces the problems with relying on wind turbines.

Saturday, 19 June 2010

LEGAL ACTION IN USA TO STOP EMISSIONS REGULATIONS

This website gives details of legal actions being taken in the USA to stop the EPA (Environment Protection Agency) taking action to regulate CO2 emissions.

Friday, 18 June 2010

ACTIVE CLIMATE SCEPTICS IN GERMANY

This website gives good information about activity in Germany towards a more realistic attitude to the climate there.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

IPCC REVIEW TESTIMONY

This link is to an audio recording of the testimony. Of particular interest is the tesimony of Prof. John Christy which can be found by going to the first session and looking from just over half way through it. Prof. Christy's forthright views would, if adopted, lead to a much more realistic assessment of climate science.

More details of the review here.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

THE GREAT CARBON SWINDLE

This article explains that the so-called emission reductions are nothing more than an illusion.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

WHAT'S WRONG WITH THE SUN?

This New Scientist article looks at the unusual behaviour of our nearest star about which we still no very little. The same could be said of the climate.

Monday, 14 June 2010

US SCHOOL ESSAY PRIZE GOES TO SCEPTIC STUDENT

This article explains that the essay entitled "Disproving Global Warming" was judged the best of 50,000 entries by a panel which included Al Gore, though no record of whether he voted for it is available.

Sunday, 13 June 2010

CROSS EXAMINING THE CLIMATE HYPOTHESIS

If, like me, you would love to see the chief advocates of the global warming theory cross examined thoroughly in a public inquiry, then you can read this paper by a university law professor. At around 80 pages it is a serious piece of work, but as I don't expect James Hansen, Al Gore and co to submit themselves anytime soon it is the best we'll get.

Saturday, 12 June 2010

GLOBAL SUMMITS - POINTLESS HYPOCRISY?

This article in the Toronto Sun makes a fair point about the massive cost of staging these global summits, such as the current one in Canada. Are they simply a gigantic bean-fest for leaders to strut about making out they are doing things, when in fact these things could be done at a fraction of the cost using video-conferencing? Will the mdia also condemn the 'climate conferences' for the same reason?

Friday, 11 June 2010

URBAN NIGHTS TO GET HOTTER - MET OFFICE

This report explains that after spending years denying it existed, the Met Office are now convinced that there is such a thing as the Urban Heat Island Effect after all, though they claim that some of it is due to global warming.

Thursday, 10 June 2010

TV PRESENTER SLATES "DOOM & GLOOM" CLIMATE ALARMISTS

This story in the Scotsman gives the details of comments made by TV maths and science presenter Johnny Ball ahead of his talk on the subject.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

PACIFIC ISLANDS GROWING - NEW STUDY

This article confirms other sources to say that Pacific islands are definitely not about to be inundated as a result of sea level rise. Yet more alarmist propaganda de-bunked.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

ENVIRONMENTAL PRUNING JUST A START

This article spells out the details of this first tranche of cuts by the new Coalition government ahead of the emergency budget in a few weeks time.

Monday, 7 June 2010

A FREE MARKET FINDS THE MOST EFFICIENT SOLUTION

When it comes to going green, Mr Cameron could do no better than read this piece from the Washington Post. It points out with great clarity that inefficient forms of energy can only ever be taken up by using large carrots or big sticks with which to bribe or beat us. In our current financial plight we can afford neither.

Sunday, 6 June 2010

THE IPCC LEVEL OF UNDERSTANDING OF FACTORS AFFECTING CLIMATE

The next time you meet someone who says that scientists have a good level of understanding of the causes of global warming you could refer them to this table (2.11) from the 4th IPCC Report, Working Group 2. You will need to scroll down to page 200 (chapter 2) to see the table which displays sideways. This table lists 16 factors which the IPCC identify as contributing to global warming (they use the term 'radiative forcing' to describe this). The interesting thing about the table is that out of these 16, for only one of them does the IPCC claim to have a high level of scientific understanding (LOSU). For two of them there is a 'medium' LOSU, another two 'medium/low', six have a 'low' LOSU, and five 'very low'. It should be noted that the 16 factors are only the ones known to the IPCC; there are probably several others as yet unknown altogether. It is from these 'forcings that they feed in the information into the computers to give their predictions of future temperatures over the coming century.It seems extraordinary that the science which world governments put so much faith in is based on such meagre understanding.

Saturday, 5 June 2010

NEW DEEP OCEAN CIRCULATION DISCOVERED

This discovery is yet more evidence that man has still much to learn about our climate. How is it that any scientist can claim that we understand enough to know how to control our climate when we are still learning so much of the basics?

Friday, 4 June 2010

CLIMATE ALARMISTS BEATEN IN OXFORD UNION DEBATE

This is the second time recently that climate alarmists have been defeated in university debates - see here. It would appear that, despite the relentless propaganda in schools in favour of the alarmists, intelligent young people remain unconvinced. This is very encouraging news.

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

BBC - THE VOICE OF ECO-FASCISM

This report refers to a recent BBC radio programme in which the idea of suspending democracy in order to implement draconian CO2 emission controls was discussed. While the BBC must be free to have editorial control over its output, it must also have due regard to 'balance' as a public service broadcaster. It seems to have failed that test here, and James Delingpole is right to draw our attention to it.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

THE HIDDEN FLAW IN GREENHOUSE THEORY

Here's a good article that goes right to the very basis of greenhouse gas theory and exposes a basic deceit in the way it is being used.

More on this here.