This article explains how some of the temperature measuring equipment aboard weather satellites has been degraded over time leading to inaccurate measurements. Some of the recorded readings were out by over 100%. The question is - can we trust the accuracy of the rest of it?
Monday, 30 August 2010
I must confess that I am not familiar with the Stockholm Environment Institute, but I could not resist highlighting this news release about "older people and climate change". What the authors of this patronising piece seem to overlook is that more older folk can see through this sort of stuff and will give them the benefit of their knowledge. The worst thing about this is that they are largely funded indirectly by you and me.
Sunday, 29 August 2010
Saturday, 28 August 2010
Friday, 27 August 2010
Thursday, 26 August 2010
Willow cuttings and peanut shells are among the materials to be burnt along with coal. This article gives the details. Apart from the large cost of converting the burners to take the new fuel, there is also concern about all the tar being released. Apparently they are also going to attempt to capture the CO2 emissions. It sounds like they are going to produce some very expensive electricity - and we are all going to pay for it!
Wednesday, 25 August 2010
Tuesday, 24 August 2010
Monday, 23 August 2010
Sunday, 22 August 2010
There is an opportunity for anyone to make formal comments about the IPCC and its processes and procedures regarding "Global Warming".
The IAC (InterAcademy Council) has been tasked to review the whole IPCC matter and they are now collecting public commentary. [For the press release earlier this year on that, see this link - http://www.interacademycouncil.net/?id=12852.]
Go here for the simple form to fill out: http://reviewipcc.interacademycouncil.net/comments.html
Here is a good article about some of the submissions:
Not sure as to how balanced or detailed the resulting critique will be, but if we don't participate, we can hardly complain about the results.
Saturday, 21 August 2010
This report at a readable 8 pages gives a thorough look at present and future taxes and levies that are allegedly designed to reduce our carbon emissions.
It has been alleged that many leading politicians will make themselves very rich by investing in the very industries that they are backing.
Friday, 20 August 2010
Thursday, 19 August 2010
This article draws attention to a serious failure of temperature data gathering by NOAA (the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). The extent of the errors is not clear, but could have implications for the integrity of temperature records for the past decade.
Wednesday, 18 August 2010
Tuesday, 17 August 2010
According to this report in the Daily Mail there is an absurd rush for UK wind farm subsidies by landowners regardless of the suitability of the site. It's a poor lookout for the UK's energy future.
Sunday, 15 August 2010
Friday, 13 August 2010
UK Companies that fail to register their energy use by next month will be hit with fines that could reach £45,000 under the little-known rules of the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC). Those that do participate in the initiative by declaring their energy use will face charges for every ton of greenhouse gas they produce. These payments are expected to average £38,000 a year for medium-sized firms, and could reach £100,000 for larger organisations. --James Kirkup, Harry Wallop and Louise Gray, The Daily Telegraph, 11 August 2010
Thursday, 12 August 2010
Wednesday, 11 August 2010
This article gives a flavour of the sort of policies being considered in Australia and New Zealand to try and control emissions. I note that methane emissions will start to be included from 2015. This is bound to increase the price of milk, meat, cheese, butter, etc. and yet have no effect on the climate.
Tuesday, 10 August 2010
We all know the saying "lies,damned lies and statistics". This was never more true than with the controversial earth's surface temperature. This article looks at how the alarmists and the sceptics can seize on different sets of temperatures to make their case. What this really shows is that the figures are far from clear, a point which at least undermines the case for "catastrophic" warming. Yet this is what politicians are claiming is the reason for decarbonising their economy at great expense.
Monday, 9 August 2010
Thursday, 5 August 2010
Here is a link to a summary of a full interview with Piers Corbyn of Weather Action. He is able to produce fairly reliable long-range global weather forecasts based on a number of astronomical measurements, particularly the sun. To read the full interview click on the link and then find the link to the full interview.
Wednesday, 4 August 2010
Today I was reading the EUReferendum blog, as I often do, when I came across a link showing just how much funding the EU is pumping into scientific research into climate change. Here is the link. In the third para there is a link to John Rosenthal's analysis of the EU Connection in Climate Research. What this shows is that very large sums of EU money are being used to effectively buy the answers they want to drive the political aims of the EU in terms of the climate agenda. I highly recommend reading this to tie up the climategate emails and what they really mean for the integrity and freedom of scientific research in this area.
Monday, 2 August 2010
This report about the 2003 European heatwave also talks about earlier heatwaves which were far worse than the more recent ones. Here's another report of exceptionally cold weather in Peru; and here's a further account of the current Russian heatwave . All these reports show is that we are and have always been subject to extremes of weather. None of these reports is evidence of any discernible pattern or of 'climate change'.
Sunday, 1 August 2010
This site gives all the details of this great new source of information for all iphone users who want to gain instant non-alarmist information while on the move. I'm sure this will reach thousands of young people who have been subjected to one-sided propaganda in our schools.