Tuesday, 30 November 2010

PAINTING ROOFS WHITE - BETTER THAN CUTTING CO2

This article suggests it's time to move on in the attempt to control the climate. Apparently making roofs and roads lighter in colour will make a real difference to a large city, reducing temperatures by significant amounts. On the other hand we can limit CO2 and make a difference so insignificant that no one would notice.

Monday, 29 November 2010

THE PROBLEM WITH HISTORIC CO2 MEASUREMENTS

There are many problems with much of the data produced by climate scientists. One of them is explained here. This article shows that there are many problems associated with measurements of gases trapped in ice-cores, and yet these ice-core measurements are presented as though they were an accurate record.

Sunday, 28 November 2010

""UK MUST DO MORE TO COMBAT GW" - CBI

This BBC article reports on the recent appearance of Lord Lawsson in debate at the Confederation of British Industry Conference. I find it rather extraordinary that the headline clearly implies that the CBI is urging for the UK to do more, and yet it is UK industry that will be hit by this. It is a crazy form of masochism to want to see more regulation and more costs and taxes on your businesses, or have I missed something?

Saturday, 27 November 2010

NO SHORTAGE OF FOSSIL FUELS

This NY Times article testifies to the huge finds of oil and gas that have been made in recent times. Unless governments deliberately put up the price of gas and oil there is no way that renewables such as wind and solar can compete.

Friday, 26 November 2010

LORD STERN TALKS UP TRADE WARS OVER CARBON

If Lord Stern has his way the world will be heading for trade wars between nations such as the USA who are not imposing a tax on carbon and others such as the EU who do. This article gives more details. As an economist Stern should know that such a war would send the world back into recession. In any case there are a number of nations that emit large quantities of CO2, such as China and India, who have no intention of curbing it, so his warnings are both premature and pointless. The chances of a world-wide agreement look most unlikely.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD FOR CLIMATE MODELS

This report looks at how climate models have failed to take proper account of the effect of volcanic eruptions. The article confirms yet again the virtual impossibility of setting up computer models that take account of all the variables which affect the climate. They are no better than guesswork, and yet politicians want to place absolute faith in them.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

THE TRUE REASON FOR CLIMATE POLICY

This article reveals in the words of a senior IPCC official the real agenda behind the climate change facade, which is redistribution of the world's wealth. It is nothing new to those of us who have followed the subject closely and read what is in the minds of those leading the 'environmental movement'. Now it is explicitly being said by a leading official at the IPCC. When will our leading politicians wake up and start to distance themselves from this - or are they active participants in a scheme to lower the living standards of their own people?

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

NZ GOVERNMENT ROWING BACK FROM ETS EXPANSION

New Zealand may be a small country whose output of carbon is insignificant, even by UK standards, but its government has been one of the most enthusiastic proponents of controlling carbon emissions. It is heartening therefore to read this article which states that they are reconsidering their proposal to include agriculture in their emissions trading policy in 2015, unless other nations do the same. The farming lobby in New Zealand has obviously been successful in making its case. Other lobby groups need to take note. The lemming mentality is not the best way forward! The UK government needs to start listening.

Monday, 22 November 2010

GLOBAL WARMING GOOD FOR RAINFORESTS

This is according to research into past climate - see this report. We should learn the lessons of the past, instead of relying on man made computer models.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

CANADIAN CLIMATE BILL KILLED OFF

Another Western nation has pulled back from the brink of passing climate change legislation which would have serious implications for industry and jobs. See here for details. Clearly the UK government has no such concerns.

Saturday, 20 November 2010

CLIMATE PREDICTION FOR ALL

This Guardian article looks at an attempt to use computer climate models to predict extreme weather events. I would be surprised if the predictions were very accurate. I note that they are attempting to see if they can 'predict' events from the recent past. It will be interesting to see the results.

Friday, 19 November 2010

NO CAUSE FOR ALARM OVER GLACIERS OR SEA LEVEL

This article by a leading expert sets the record straight on the controversial claims made by climate alarmists that we are facing meltdown.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

ONE MAN'S HEROIC STRUGGLE WITH A REGULATOR

Here's a very detailed account of the fifteen month long battle one intrepid citizen (TonyN) had with Ofcom the broadcasting regulator over the failure of Channel 4 to provide any balance when showing the Al Gore film 'An Inconvenient Truth'. It is a rather long account, but it is very interesting in that it demonstrates the head-in-the-sand attitude of our authorities to take any measures to restrict the global warming bandwaggon. The one exception appears to be the High Court Judge who famously found the nine errors in the Gore film. That was a remarkable victory. I have an intimate knowledge of that case and I know that, in fact, the case nearly ended in defeat as before it went before Justice Burton it was heard originally by another judge who ruled it to be 'out of time'. Fortunately the Plaintiff changed his legal team and successfully appealed that decision. It is hard to imagine that many judges would have had the courage to make the decision of Justice Burton. Surely he is a man who cannot be praised too highly, though I suspect there are many 'alarmists' who would disagree. TonyN is thinking of a judicial review of the decision made by Ofcom; something that could be very costly. It is beyond the reach of anyone but the wealthy.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

ENERGY BOSS WARNS OF SHORTAGES IN UK

Here's another warning from an energy boss that the UK, and Scotland in particular, is risking blackouts within a few years, unless new power stations are built staring right now. Time is running out while our politicians fiddle.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

GOVERNMENT CALLS A HALT TO SOLAR FARMS

The UK government is now trying to limit the spread of large solar arrays on fields, according to this article in the Daily Mail. They obviously had not thought that large scale businesses would move in to claim the large subsidies, but that's what happens in a free market economy - when you rig the market it leads to distortion which has unintended consequences.

Monday, 15 November 2010

800 PEER-REVIEWED SCIENTIFIC PAPERS DISPUTE GLOBAL WARMING

Alarmists are always stating that "there are no scientific peer-reviewed papers that dispute the theory of catastrophic global warming caused by man-made CO2 emissions". Here is the answer.

Sunday, 14 November 2010

CO2 CAPTURE AND STORAGE MAY CONTAMINATE WATER

This report looks at a new study that shows how CO2 can contaminate ground water. On top of the massive costs this is yet another problem to overcome.

Saturday, 13 November 2010

GERMAN MP VILIFIED FOR SCEPTIC VIEWS ON GW

This article shows how the Green Movement in Germany is intolerant of any dissent over their view of climate change.

Friday, 12 November 2010

WHY IS THE TEMPERATURE UNCHANGING?

This article looks at the simple truth about what is really happening to world average temperatures. The fact is that for the past 15 years there has been no statistically meaningful trend - and no one can contest the fact.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

UK TO PAY FOR FIRST NATURAL GAS CARBON CAPTURE PLANT

Yes, more of our hard-earned money is being used to remove CO2 from the gas emitted from natural gas-fired power plants, according to this report. When will our government stop robbing the people for such pointless exercises?

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

NEW SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN POLL ON CLIMATE

Here is the link to the poll. So far the results look very interesting, though I doubt our politicians will be taking any notice. However the day will come when they may regret not doing so.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

CARBON TRADING EXCHANGE CLOSES

This article explains the demise of what some hoped would be a massive earner.

Monday, 8 November 2010

CLIMATE CHANGE IN PERSPECTIVE

Here is a good article from WUWT which sets the modern climate change in the context of the history of the Earth's climate. A good summary which contradicts the alarmist paradigm.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

CEMENT MANUFACTURE BEING DRIVEN OUT OF UK

Yet another example of manufacturing being driven abroad by the plethora of 'green' taxes alleged to be imposed to save us from 'global warming'. See this Telegraph article for the details. The irony is that these jobs are going to places where emissions restrictions are less onerous. In other words actual emissions will probably rise - but the UK government will be able to say that their CO2 emissions have reduced. When is this point being made on TV news broadcasts?

Saturday, 6 November 2010

MORE CARBON TAXES PLANNED BY UN

This Telegraph report looks at more plans to tax us all to hand over to third world governments to help them 'cope with climate change'. When will the citizens wake up to these plans to take more of our hard-earned cash and pour it down the gravy drain?

Friday, 5 November 2010

IS RATIONING THE NEXT STEP?

This Australian newspaper report looks at an experiment being carried out on a small island using ration cards for both carbon and calories. It looks like the ultimate in control by the state, but it has already been suggested by our own David Miliband.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

UN TALKS 'IRRELEVANT' SAY CLIMATE ACTIVISTS

This Telegraph report explains the thinking. Their problem is that they believe a 'bottom-up' approach is needed led by the people. What they can't contemplate is that a majority of the people do not believe there is a problem. Only a small number of activists are lobbying governments to do more on global warming. What we need is for more of the majority to lobby the government to stop wasting our money on pointless attempts to control the climate. Maybe Climate Fools Day will be the start. (see yesterday's post)

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

CLIMATE FOOLS DAY

This piece explains in a simple way just how foolish the UK Climate Change Act is. Climate Fools Day was organised to highlight the folly of Parliament in passing the Act.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

GLOBAL WARMING - THE FINAL SOLUTION?

This new computer game offers players a variety of ways to 'save the planet' including controlling the population by introducing a deadly virus. Who said eco-warriors were nice people?

Monday, 1 November 2010

LORD LAWSON TREATED WITH CONTEMPT IN HOUSE OF LORDS

Here is the exchange which just sums up the total absence of any debate in our parliament on the most expensive hoax in history.