This article shows how coral and CO2 can exist quite happily side by side. So that's another scare we can safely ignore.
Friday, 30 December 2011
The following link - http://iceagenow.com/Underwater_volcanoes_Bake_Sediments-Add_to_Warming.htm looks at heat from beneath the earth's crust which the IPCC has chosen to ignore when drawing up a global energy budget. See page 10 of this pdf http://www.cgd.ucar.edu/cas/papers/KiehlTrenbBAMS97.pdf for the diagram.
Thursday, 29 December 2011
Apocalyptic reports recently in the press have suggested that GW is causing a melting of the permafrost in Siberia leading to vast outgassing of methane causing a runaway warming; however this article may reassure you that there is no need to panic. Just relax and enjoy the festive season.
Wednesday, 28 December 2011
In fact 2011 is not in the top 10, according to this GWPF report. The warming just isn't happening and the warmists just cannot explain it, except by saying that they never said every year would be warmer than the last one - but they never said we would not see any warming trend for 12 years either.
Tuesday, 27 December 2011
Monday, 26 December 2011
Sunday, 25 December 2011
Saturday, 24 December 2011
Friday, 23 December 2011
This essay by Matt Ridley gives the arguments why biofuels are not the answer to cutting CO2 emissions. As he explains far from solving the perceived problem of global warming they do not do so and actually cause several other problems such as drive up food prices as well as actually increasing CO2 in the short term.
Thursday, 22 December 2011
That is according to this paper - http://omsriram.com/Greenhouse_Gases_Cool_Earth.pdf which refutes the very basis of greenhouse theory. While I go along with much of what they say, such as that water in the form of clouds can have a cooling effect; I did not see in the paper any mention of the fact that both CO2 and H20 absorb infra-red radiation, which even most sceptic acientists accept does lead to increased heat retention. However this is still an interesting contribution with many truths in it.
Wednesday, 21 December 2011
This article by Christopher Monckton explains his reason for preparing a report for the police based on the revelations in the leaked emails. I doubt whether the police will be keen to act, but on the basis that if you don't ask you don't get, it is surely worth having a go.
Tuesday, 20 December 2011
Monday, 19 December 2011
Sunday, 18 December 2011
Saturday, 17 December 2011
Friday, 16 December 2011
Thursday, 15 December 2011
The problem with the IPCC forecasting sea level rise is that other organisations, such as those tasked with coastal protection, use these forecasts to make long term plans. We are now finding that these IPCC predictions are proving to be exaggerated. See this article to see how reality trumps computer models yet again.
Wednesday, 14 December 2011
This report makes interesting, if rather disturbing, reading. What it says is that there is a lot more going no behind the scenes than is reported in the media, and that governments would like their voters to know. It is also going to cost us all a great deal of money.
More on the Durban climate conference here and here
Tuesday, 13 December 2011
Monday, 12 December 2011
Sunday, 11 December 2011
This report from the excellent Canadian journalist Donna Laframboise, who I had the pleasure to meet at a one-day conference at Westminster on her recent visit to Britain. She has uncovered the collaboration going on between our climate scientists and our activist organisations and politicians - all in it together.
Saturday, 10 December 2011
Friday, 9 December 2011
The recent Scottish gales have not helped the wind farms as you can see from this photo
Thursday, 8 December 2011
This article in the Daily Mail sets out the evidence, which all those who see the BBC's climate change output are well aware of. It came to a head with the recent showing of the last episode of David Attenborough's accalimed series Frozen Planet. Sadly, those who saw it will have seen a one-sided look at the evidence for a catastrophic warming of the planet with no mention of any evidence that contradicts the so-called 'consensus' narrative. One small example was the melting of sea ice where no reference was made to the fact that this will have no effect on sea level - something that many viewers will be unaware. No mention either of the fact that the Antarctic has been gaining ice in recent years, leaving the total mass of ice on our planet more or less unchanged. No mention of the fact that the Arctic has in the recent past had several periods when it has warmed and lost ice, only to revert to regain it again. I fear Mr Attenborough has bowed to pressure and resorted to propaganda instead of balance. What a shame.
Wednesday, 7 December 2011
Tuesday, 6 December 2011
Monday, 5 December 2011
Sunday, 4 December 2011
Saturday, 3 December 2011
Many people are unaware of the very small proportion of CO2 emitted by mankind. To prove that this is a well-founded claim here is the proof from none other than the IPCC itself ( I know, they can't be trusted!)but if you are trying to convince a warmist it should be good enough. When you look at the diagram in the link you can add up all the amounts in the 'up' arrows (all amounts are in gigatons), the total is 215. The fact that the UK emits less than 2% of this 3% and you are getting to some pretty small amounts. As Michael Cain might have said "not a lot of people know that."
Friday, 2 December 2011
Lord Lawson has replied to the assertion being made by David Attenborough that human CO2 emissions are causing the Arctic ice to melt. He could have added to his remarks the important point that melting of the Arctic ice is not unusual. See this article for example.
Thursday, 1 December 2011
Wednesday, 30 November 2011
Tuesday, 29 November 2011
This clip will be available for 7 days. In it you can hear Jonathan Porritt and Sir David King debate the merits of voluntary emission cuts versus binding commitments like the Kyoto Protocol. It was an interesting exchange, if only for the fact that there is such disagreement among the alarmists as to what is effective, but of course neither of them would actually admit the obvious point, which is that no individual nations can make a difference to world-wide emissions without a world-wide commitment from every major industrial nation, and that looks highly unlikely.
Monday, 28 November 2011
Sunday, 27 November 2011
Saturday, 26 November 2011
Friday, 25 November 2011
Thursday, 24 November 2011
This piece by James Delingpole looks at the latest release of emails by climate scientists by a well-meaning whistleblower. They reveal the truth of what these scientists are thinking. I will be surprised if they get a mention on the main TV news.
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Wednesday, 23 November 2011
Tuesday, 22 November 2011
This article in the Mail-on-Sunday looks at the details of how Roger Harrabin accepted payments from a climate alarmist pressure group which was used to fund seminars at the BBC. The article also mentions other clear conflicts of interest at the BBC in respect of programmes on climate change where substantial funding comes from similar groups. Clearly money buys influence and many, if not all big businesses are in on it.
Monday, 21 November 2011
Sunday, 20 November 2011
The insurance industry has a vested interest in exaggerating the extent of climate change in order to justify hiking up premiums, so it is no surprise to read this article which confirms it. They are not alone,of course, as there are many others hoping to make a good profit out of the scsre.
Saturday, 19 November 2011
Friday, 18 November 2011
Thursday, 17 November 2011
Wednesday, 16 November 2011
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Monday, 14 November 2011
Sunday, 13 November 2011
This Guardian piece repeats the "we're all doomed" mantra, just in time for the latest world climate conference. We used to have a man with a sandwich board with the slogan "The end of the world is nigh", now its climate alarmists in newspapers. The effect is the same - the world goes on and the message is ignored. Religious nutters or climate change nutters, we regard them as all the same.
Saturday, 12 November 2011
Friday, 11 November 2011
This article shows an alarmist prediction made in 2007 relating to armageddon in 2012. It illustrates just how foolish some alarmists can be.
Thursday, 10 November 2011
"Give us the money, or we'll release our climate-warming gases", is what the Chinese seem to be saying, according to this report. What should our response be? I say we should tell them we won't pay them anything and if they go ahead we will stop all aid to China - but I am not too confident our leaders will take that line. We will wait and see.
Wednesday, 9 November 2011
This BBC report into the intractible problems to be overcome at the upcoming international climate conference in South Africa. With a bit of luck they will reach no agreement at all and we can get on with our lives, emitting whatever CO2 we like. However all the taxes will remain in place for ever.
Tuesday, 8 November 2011
This piece refers to a report from KPMG which says that we can still reach the 2020 emissions target without building very expensive wind turbines and save 30 or 40 billion pounds. It seems so obvious and so simple and yet the government don't seem to get it. Gas and nuclear will do the job.
Monday, 7 November 2011
This article looks at a number of long temperature records, including that of Central England, which is over 400 years, and compares them with the records of the IPCC and the Climate Research Unit. It is a lengthy but readable piece and it reveals a temperature that has remained stubbornly stable overall with a small steady rise, though with considerable variation within. This article should be compulsory reading for all those interested in the subject.
Sunday, 6 November 2011
This article makes fascinating reading. A scientist has looked at temperature data taken at regular times throughout the day and his analysis shows that the warming is mainly at certain times of the day,leading to some very interesting conclusions for global warming. It is amazing that no one has looked at this before.
Saturday, 5 November 2011
This article discusses the problem of the lack of warming over thE past decade and the attempts of scientists, trying to keep the CO2 hypothesis on track. There is no doubt that if the planet continues to fail to warm serious questions will need answers, or else the CO2 hypothesis will come to a dead end
Friday, 4 November 2011
Thursday, 3 November 2011
This may seem a crazy headline, but it is not far from the truth according to this book review by Matt Ridley in the Australian. He is reviewing a book by Donna Laframboise who has throughly researched the working of the IPCC. I think she deserves all success for such mind-numbing work.
Wednesday, 2 November 2011
New data from a Japanese satellite seems to turn existing ideas upside down according to this article which appears to show that the third world emits more CO2 than the developed nations.
The link does not appear to work now, so just to show I did really see it here is another link with more information on it.
Tuesday, 1 November 2011
Monday, 31 October 2011
This article in the Mail on Sunday reveals how a new report has been distorted by a press release from its main author in order to try to show that the world is continuing to warm. The reality is that for the past 12 years no warming has been evident from the record. This was made clear by the report's second author. This is yet another example of an alarmist hype in a desparate attempt to keep the alarmist bandwaggon on the tracks.
Sunday, 30 October 2011
Saturday, 29 October 2011
Friday, 28 October 2011
This article refers to the similarity between the rock formation under the Humber Basin in north Yorkshire with that to the North East of Blackpool, where a large reserve of shale gas has recently been discovered. Yet more possible good news for hard-pressed industry and people.
Thursday, 27 October 2011
Wednesday, 26 October 2011
This may be the only time any council has, at a full council meeting debated the government's climate change policy and, if so, it was an interesting result. At its meeting on Monday 24 October, the New Forest District Council passed the following motion by the overwhelming majority of 47 votes to 5. I have issued a press release which is on the GWPF website.
I am sure that this result reflects the views of ordinary people all over the country who are acquainted with the facts. The vote was completely free of any whip, though interestingly the 5 who opposed the motion were all Liberal Democrats.
The motion had already been debated by the Environment Overview and Scrutiny Panel at its September meeting. See here for the report and a full copy of the motion.
Tuesday, 25 October 2011
Monday, 24 October 2011
Sunday, 23 October 2011
Saturday, 22 October 2011
This BBC report gives details of how the scheme in Scotland has finally collapsed after 4 years of negotiating due to the huge cost, far exceeding the £1 billion of government funding available.
Friday, 21 October 2011
This article by Dieter Helm in the Guardian is well worth a read. He is saying that politicians have got it wrong by assuming that oil and gas prices are on an upward spiral, and therefore renewables will soon appear to be a cheap option. In fact the opposite could be the case and oil and gas prices may well fall, leaving the UK (and the West in general) stuck with unnecesary high energy costs.
Thursday, 20 October 2011
Wednesday, 19 October 2011
This article on GWPF suggests that they are, and if so it will be a severe blow to the industry. The government are desparate to slow down the rise in the price of energy.
Tuesday, 18 October 2011
That is the message from leading energy experts commenting on The Prime Minister's summit on the energy crisis in this article in the Daily Mail. As the number of comments saying this is increasing, how long before the public clamour to ditch the UK's unilateral high emission reduction targets reaches the government?
Sunday, 16 October 2011
Saturday, 15 October 2011
Friday, 14 October 2011
This article explains that scientists are now predicting the prospect of up to thirty years of cold winters. Being a sceptic I tend to take any weather forecast with a large pinch of salt, but even if it has any truth in it, it should spell the end for the idea that CO2 controls our climate. For a more in-depth look at this this article from the excellent GWPF is worth reading.
Thursday, 13 October 2011
This almost unbelievable headline refers to this article in the Telegraph. Clearly it removes any argument for treating China any differently to the West when it comes to CO2 emission reduction targets.
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Tuesday, 11 October 2011
Here is an article that explains the split between the Conservative Chancellor, George Osborne, who announced that the UK would go no faster on emission cuts than other EU countries, and Chris Huhne and hi Lib Dem colleagues who insist we stick to our targets.
Monday, 10 October 2011
Sunday, 9 October 2011
Saturday, 8 October 2011
Friday, 7 October 2011
Faced with the fact that there is a potentially game-changing new source of gas right on our door-step, the EU nations have revealed that, as usual, they are in disagreement over what to do, as this article explains. The good news is that the article states that the UK is lining up with the Poles in being in favour of shale gas production. A sudden and very welcome outburst of commonsense!
Thursday, 6 October 2011
This article by the GWPF (Global Warming Policy Foundation) argues that the government should abandon its unilateral targets now it has become clear that the EU is not prepared to follow the Uk's example.
Wednesday, 5 October 2011
Tuesday, 4 October 2011
A flash of common sense from George Osborne was heard at the Conservative Party conference as he suggested that the UK should not reduce its emission of CO2 faster than other EU countries, despite the UK's Climate Change Act supposedly enshrining the targets in law. Read all about it here.
Monday, 3 October 2011
The USA's Environment Protection Agency (EPA) has run into trouble from the Inspector General(IG) details here. The problem in a nutshell, appears to be that the EPA did not subject the report into the danger of CO2 to sufficient peer review. This si going to delay their ability to issue orders to control CO2 by as much as a year. After that, who knows? Yet more scenes are added to the farce.
Sunday, 2 October 2011
The climate sceptics have often been told that sceptic scientists cannot be trusted because they have accepted money from "big oil" companies or similar. Just look at this report which shows the large number of scientists writing the IPCC reports, while at the same time working for major climate change lobby groups such as WWF and Friends of the Earth. How will we be able to take their reports seriously?
Saturday, 1 October 2011
Friday, 30 September 2011
Thursday, 29 September 2011
Wednesday, 28 September 2011
Here is what the recent shale gas discovery will mean if it is followed, as expected, by further discoveries in other parts of the country and in the North Sea. We could have a bright future with plenty of low-priced energy, provided the government makes the right decision.
Tuesday, 27 September 2011
Monday, 26 September 2011
Sunday, 25 September 2011
Saturday, 24 September 2011
This article looks at the true comparison between the different forms of generation taking account of all the various factors such as connection to the grid and lifetime maintenance costs. These are the figures the government are keen to leave out of the public eye.
Friday, 23 September 2011
Here is the good news the UK has been waiting for, unless you are one of those who still believe that our priority should still be meeting the CO2 reduction targets set by the Climate Change Act. Let's put it this way - should the UK risk wrecking its ecomomy in order to meet some arbitrary target on CO2 reduction while the rest of the world continues to ignore us, or should we welcome the opportunity to provide cheap energy to our citizens and industry? Only Energy and Climate Change Minister, Chris Huhne, would have a problem with the answer to that! Further info here.
Thursday, 22 September 2011
Whatever the "consensus" over emissions reduction in the UK, there is a fierce battle going on in other parts of the Western world such as in Australia. While in the UK the opposition is apparently very weak it is far from the case in other Western democracies such as the USA.
Wednesday, 21 September 2011
This article looks at the remarks of UK Energy and Climate Change Minister, Chris Huhne, concerning the large number of gas power plants being built by the privatised UK power companies. He says he is going to restrict the future building in order to try to meet the CO2 reductions enshrined in law in the Climate Change Act. I doubt the voters will share his priorities.
Tuesday, 20 September 2011
This article shows up yet another flaw in the IPCC prediction ability. Extraordinarily the computer prediction for the area including Somalia and Biafra was of increasing rainfall. Sadly the reality is that the drought conditions are continuing.
Monday, 19 September 2011
This article on the GWPF website explains that for a second time the USA Environment Protection Agency has delayed implementing their strict control on CO2 emissions. This time they have not set a new date, which makes some think that the delay may be long term. With the USA economy growing as little as ours in the UK and elections set for next year, it must be the last thing Obama needs - something guaranteed to slow the economy further and cost jobs.
Sunday, 18 September 2011
This article summarises the research by the Institute of Economic Affairs. This is the latest in a series of articles, each one suggesting a bigger and quicker rise in our fuel bills, yet the government still seems immune to the alarm bells, preferring to believe their own simplistic prediction that everyone will insulate and cut their consumption of energy.
Saturday, 17 September 2011
This piece gives details of compensation payments to a number of wind farms that had to be disconnected from the grid when the recent high winds occurred in Scotland to prevent overloading of the grid.
Friday, 16 September 2011
Here is an excellent film showing how Henrik Svensmark developed his theory on how cosmic rays control our climate. It is a remarkable story of how a small group of scientists had to overcome the opposition of others who did not wish to see any other theory challenge the idea of CO2 being the dominant force in climate. Watch it and judge for yourself which makes the most sense.
Thursday, 15 September 2011
I am delighted to report that my motion to the New Forest District Council was passed today by the council's Environment Overview and Scrutiny Panel. The motion was:
"It is widely known that energy bills have been rising at rates well above inflation in the past few years and that this is already adversely affecting businesses and causing financial hardship to many people throughout the country on low incomes, including residents of this district.
"In light of this I propose that the Council should write to the government, urging it not to make commitments to reduce carbon dioxide emissions further or faster than other major industrial nations, as such a unilateral commitment would add further increases to UK energy prices causing increasing hardship."
I am not claiming that this will make the government change tack, but it is a small step and it is small steps that may dent the political consensus here. I was pleasantly surprised by the size of the majority which was seven votes in favour with just one against and one abstention. The motion will now come back to the full council for approval. I will let readers know the final outcome in due course.
Wednesday, 14 September 2011
Here is a link to the results of the new survey. It is both surprising and heartening to find that UK citizens are more sceptical of the CO2 global warming hypothesis. Surprising because there is virtually no political opposition here to the government's climate change agenda, and we are subjected to relentless propaganda from the BBC and ITV as well as most radio stations and much of the press. The weather here has not helped the suggestion of 'warming' with yet another below average summer, so maybe that, combined with the last three colder winters is enough to cause doubt. What this does show is just how fragile public opinion is on this.
Tuesday, 13 September 2011
Monday, 12 September 2011
Sunday, 11 September 2011
This report by the GWPF looks at the false premise that reducing carbon emissions will lead to the creation of green jobs. To sum up, we can say that reducing CO2 emissions will cost a lot of money, lose us manufacturing jobs, certainly have no effect on the climate, and not even create so-called green jobs. A lose-lose scenario!
Saturday, 10 September 2011
Friday, 9 September 2011
Thursday, 8 September 2011
Wednesday, 7 September 2011
Here are the details in Watts Up With That blog. It seems that the scientific climate alarmists are determined to undermine any scientist who dares to publish a paper criticising the orthodox view that man is the main cause of global warming. There is, however a big problem that they are facing, which is that we are not seeing any global warming to support their view - we may even be seeing the opposite. Read Roy Spencer's views here.
Here is a good article on the Spencer/Braswell paper which explains why alarmists are so desparate to discredit it. This article gives further damaging detail of the Trenberth-Wagner connection.
Tuesday, 6 September 2011
An almighty row has broken out between leading scientists over a vital new paper which, if correct, would blow a hole below the water-line in the current CO2 led global warming hypothesis. This article looks at the leading figures and assesses the merits of each case. To me it looks, from this, as though the scientific arguments against the CO2 hypothesis are gaining strength. Clearly those who have invested a lot of their reputation,and even some capital, will not give up easily.
Monday, 5 September 2011
Sunday, 4 September 2011
This report looks at the reason for this change of plan. It is another example of where ambition has outstripped logic and reason. It is what I expect the nation will be doing when it realises the cost and the folly of eliminating carbon emissions from its life.
Friday, 2 September 2011
Thursday, 1 September 2011
Wednesday, 31 August 2011
Tuesday, 30 August 2011
That is the sort of bigoted comments we have come to expect by alarmist fanatics, and this time it is from Al Gore here. Hopefully most reasonable people will see this is saying much more about Gore than about those trying to have a reasoned debate on the scientific knowledge (or lack of it) of Climate.
Monday, 29 August 2011
A few days ago I posted a report of the experiment carried out at CERN which shows that cosmic rays can cause an increase in cloud formation. As I predicted, this alternative explanation for the slight sporadic warming of the planet over the 20th century has not been widely reported in the MSM. Here is an excellent summary of what has happened and how it has been suppressed. However "the truth will out" as they say.
Sunday, 28 August 2011
This article on the informative GWPF website looks at the decision of the German government not to go down the UK route. They realise that having abandoned nuclear power they will have to rely on more fossil fuel plants for electricity generation, making CO2 reductions much more difficult.
Saturday, 27 August 2011
Friday, 26 August 2011
The cost of petrol (or gasoline) is set to become an issue in the up-coming USA presidential election after this promise was made by a leading Republican candidate recently. If only a UK political leader would make a similar one!
Thursday, 25 August 2011
This report confirms the effect of the sun on our climate. Do not expect this important experiment to figure prominently in news bulletins (or even at all!), as it seriously damages the current emphasis on CO2 as the major driver of global warming. The effect of cloud formation is now likely to be a much more powerful effect, but will governments take this on board?
Wednesday, 24 August 2011
Tuesday, 23 August 2011
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Saturday, 20 August 2011
Friday, 19 August 2011
Thursday, 18 August 2011
Wednesday, 17 August 2011
Tuesday, 16 August 2011
An excellent new book explaining the weakness of the current approach by governments to the perceived problems of CO2 emissions has just been published. The text looks at how the costs of taxes and carbon trading are simply driving up prices and making our industry uncompetitive while not making much inroads into reducing CO2 emissions. A valuable tool to make the arguments needed to change policy.
Monday, 15 August 2011
This report looks at the result of the huge economic stimulus package which the Obama government used to get the USA economy moving. At $2 million per job it does not look like very good value for the taxpayer.
Sunday, 14 August 2011
Saturday, 13 August 2011
Friday, 12 August 2011
Alarmists constantly like to bombard us with predictions of ever greater rises in sea level, but as this report explains, the computer models don't match the trends in actual measurements. Yet it seems that some alarmists simply refuse to accept the measurements as having any relevance, preferring instead to keep their faith in the models.
Thursday, 11 August 2011
Here is a reason why BBC reporters, producers and directors could be biased towards climate alarm - their pension depends on it! The chief advisor to their pension fund is apparently (you could not make this up!) the head of a company that invests in green businesses.
Wednesday, 10 August 2011
This article by Geoffrey Lean of the Telegraph is written from the point of view of someone who wants to cut emissions of CO2 at any cost, hence his headline "In the world of climate change the bloody-minded reign supreme" He is referring to the nations who object to the imposition of controls on ship-building. If this only applied to new ships then it would seem to be a reasonable measure, in which case we might expect all nations would accept it today. However if, as some commenters have suggested, it is going to mean existing ships are going to be forced to be retired early, leading to vast extra costs to shipping companies, then it is not surprising that some would be bloody-minded.
Tuesday, 9 August 2011
Monday, 8 August 2011
This article looks again at the real adverse consequences of the UK acting by reducing CO2 emissions faster than any other nation on the planet, regardless of any world wide agreement. The arguments against unilateral disarmament of nuclear weapons are understood by politicians around the world, but when it comes to CO2 emissions the UK government seems unable or unwilling to make the connection.
Sunday, 7 August 2011
Saturday, 6 August 2011
This report confirms that the public have now lost confidence in IPCC climate scientists in the light of the CRU email revelations and the errors in the last IPCC report. Along with the realisation of the massive costs now faced by the public to pay for CO2 abatement policies, we clearly seem to have reached a tipping point in public opinion.
Friday, 5 August 2011
This article in the Telegraph explains how companies are suffering financial hardship under the new charges from the government to meet its CO2 reduction targets.
Thursday, 4 August 2011
Wednesday, 3 August 2011
Tuesday, 2 August 2011
Monday, 1 August 2011
Sunday, 31 July 2011
Saturday, 30 July 2011
Friday, 29 July 2011
Thursday, 28 July 2011
UK Environment Minister Chris Huhne has odered an inquiry into the behaviour of Conservative MEP's according to this Guardian report. Apparently he believes they have all been influenced by "big oil". Seems he just cannot believe that they could simply think a 30% target for CO2 reduction was just not in the interest of the people of the EU, or the UK.
Wednesday, 27 July 2011
Tuesday, 26 July 2011
This report shows just how big the shale gas industry is in the USA and how long it is likely to last. It not only has big implications for the USA but also a knock on effect in Europe, and that is before any account of European shale gas is factored in. It seems to make wind farms seem like white elephants. It seems hard to believe how wrong and foolish our own energy policy looks.
Monday, 25 July 2011
Here's (scroll to bottom story) an amusing story which could catch on, and if so it will do a lot to counteract all the school propaganda. It's cool to be a rebel and nannying messages are often counter-intuitive, causing the recipients to go the other way.
Sunday, 24 July 2011
Saturday, 23 July 2011
This Mail article relates the new BBC report which recommends the Corporation does not give a voice to "minority" views. This seems rather peculiar in relation to climate science considering that those minority views are growing stronger in recent years, and the scientific"consensus" is starting to crumble in the light of recent evidence as well as the discovery of errors in IPCC reports and the damaging emails from the University of East Anglia. At least we will now know that the BBC is biased, because it is admitting it. Here is some background on the author of the report. No wonder it's findings are the way they are.
Friday, 22 July 2011
Thursday, 21 July 2011
Here (just scroll down to the article "Climate Scientists Who Were Right 30 Years Ago") is a climate prediction from 1979 made by two tree-ring experts before the hockey stick graph had ever been heard of. The newspaper article shown is very interesting indeed and portrays a scientific integrity that seems to contrast with the kind of behaviour witnessed in the climategate emails seen today.
Wednesday, 20 July 2011
This article looks at a German interview about the experiment to test Svensmark's hypothesis concerning the role of charged particles in the formation of clouds and the effect of the sun's magnetic field in preventing them. The article suggests that the results may be favourable and so attempts may be made to try to suppress them. What an utter disgrace to prevent open and transparent science.
Tuesday, 19 July 2011
Monday, 18 July 2011
Sunday, 17 July 2011
I recently found this article by Richard Lindzen on the superb GWPF website and thought it worth drawing to your attention. In it Lindzen states that a doubling of CO2 from the pre-industrial level (280 ppm) has been calculated to give a temperature rise of about 1C, of which we have already had 0.8C. In other words if CO2 rises to 560ppm we should expect a temperature rise of about 0.2C from today. Of course what the alarmists say is that this rise will be magnified by other feedbacks, the chief of which is the increase in water vapour content. The problem with this argument is that by now we should have had a much larger temperature rise than 0.8C because if the hypothesis was correct positive feedbacks from water should have occurred. The fact that the temperature rise is so small seems to indicate that there are negative feedbacks (perhaps from clouds) which have cancelled out some of the predicted warming.
Saturday, 16 July 2011
This report in the Mail explains that some financial experts are predicting energy prices are due to rise much more steeply than Ofgem's estimate of £100 per year, while Chris Huhne claims there will be no rises at all due to "green taxes". Another good article was in the Express.
Friday, 15 July 2011
Thursday, 14 July 2011
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
The UK government is pinning its hope on electric vehicles to reduce the carbon emissions of the transport sector, but this report pours cold water on this hope. It seems that the government was relying on very incomplete and therefore inaccurate evidence, rather like the IPCC.
Tuesday, 12 July 2011
One can only admire the way Lord Monckton conducted himself in this interview on the Australian ABC radio. Monckton has been relentless in his campaign afainst climate alarmism. He seems to have a quite limitless amount of energy.
Monday, 11 July 2011
This article from the inimitable James Delingpole looks at a new report from the UN on how they see the world's economy developing (or not!) over the next decades. It might have come straight from a communist manual with all its controlling measures and planned targets. I just hope that our political leaders will have the good sense to ignore it, though I have some doubts on that score.
Sunday, 10 July 2011
Here is an article which blows wide open the muddle and confusion at the heart of the UK Climate Research Unit.
In Parliament's enquiries into the Climategate Affair, Graham Stringer MP was surprised to learn that the CRU team couldn't produce the same result twice.
"When I asked Oxburgh if [Keith] Briffa [CRU academic] could reproduce his own results, he said in lots of cases he couldn't," Stringer told us. "That just isn't science. It's literature. If somebody can't reproduce their own results, and nobody else can, then what is that work doing in the scientific journals?" You just couldn't make it up! And these people are paid out of our taxes.
Saturday, 9 July 2011
Friday, 8 July 2011
Thursday, 7 July 2011
This post highlights an issue that is often cited by climate alarmists, which is ths allegation that global warming will increase insurance risk. However they should declare an interest, as they will benefit from higher premiums. The article is from the Global Warming blog which is well worth a look.
Wednesday, 6 July 2011
Tuesday, 5 July 2011
While the West fiddles around with costly wind farms with gas-fired back up, the Chinese are ready to go with a new technology thorium reactor as explained here. When you think that the UK could be leading the world with this, it only underlines how foolish and short-sighted our government is to miss out.
Monday, 4 July 2011
Sunday, 3 July 2011
Saturday, 2 July 2011
Friday, 1 July 2011
Here is a good article which sums up the situation regarding a successor agreement to Kyoto. As the article says, despite the revelations of climategate and the blunders of the IPCC, and the fact that we have had no statistically significant warming for a decade, the warmists are now the establishment. There are now huge vested interests in keeping the whole climate change bandwagon rolling along, and so it will take a major event to knock it out.
Thursday, 30 June 2011
This article reveals the ridiculous and hypocritical policies of the government towards its environmental policy. At home we demand our energy companies comply with the strictest emission policies in the world, and at the same time we give aid money to third world projects to build coal-fired power plants to produce cheaper energy to supply our competitors.
Wednesday, 29 June 2011
This storyserves as a warning that there are strong forces at work in government to try to drive up the price of fossil fuel energy by any means in their attempt to get rid of it in favour of unreliable and expensive wind turbines.
Tuesday, 28 June 2011
This article by Steve McIntyre on the Climate Audit Blog gives details of a ruling by the UK Information Commissioner forcing the University of East Anglia to hand over its Temperature Station Data, which it had tried every trick in the book to avoid doing. Now after almost 2 years of dogged determination and various appeals Professor Jonathan Jones (Not of course to be confused with Prof Phil Jones, head of the UEA Climate Research Unit) has finally got the decision. When you read this case you have to wonder why a publicly funded university doing research into a matter of such importance should wish to conceal such fundamental information from other academics - that is unless they have something to hide!
This article refers to the extra cost of building a host of new gas-fired power stations as back up for the thousands of wind turbines currently being built with massive subsidies pushing the cost of electricity ever higher. When will the public realise they are being fleeced and seriously complain, or even take to the streets?
Monday, 27 June 2011
Sunday, 26 June 2011
This article looks at the words of Sir Paul Nurse, the President of the Royal Society who in a recent article claims to believe there should be more openness and transparency in science. The writer takes Sir Paul at his word and call on him to put pressure on the IPCC to deliver. It seems clear that they have no intention of doing so.
Saturday, 25 June 2011
Friday, 24 June 2011
Thursday, 23 June 2011
The murky waters of EU policy making and the role of NGO's was exposed in this article. It does the cause of renewable energy no favours to see it, even though we know it goes on.
Wednesday, 22 June 2011
Here is the story in the Guardian. If it's true it looks like good news. At last politicians prepared to stand up to the nonsense.
Tuesday, 21 June 2011
Monday, 20 June 2011
Sunday, 19 June 2011
Prof. Phil Jones (he of the CRU email scandal) is often quoted as saying that there has been "no statistically significant warming since 1995". Now he has come forward to say that when 2010 is included in the data the warming has become "significant", and this new statement from him is being widely quoted on pro-warmist blogs. Here on the excellent GWPF website is an article that discusses this particular statistic in detail. Interestingly the article points out that there is no doubt that from 2001 to 2010 there has still been no statistically significant warming, so tell that to the warmists.
Saturday, 18 June 2011
Friday, 17 June 2011
Thursday, 16 June 2011
This article explains that the new English school curriculum is getting back to basic science, and there is no place for items like 'climate change'. At last some common sense from someone in charge of our school syllabus. Science, not speculation is what students need.
Wednesday, 15 June 2011
This article in the Express refers to the views of climate scientist David Evans who maintains that the effect of CO2 on climate is small. Now we have had no statistically significant global temperature change for the past 15 years (according to Prof Phil Jones of UK Climate Research Unit) people are starting to take more notice of him.
Tuesday, 14 June 2011
Following on from the earlier articles we have now had two more significant pieces in the press here Lord Lawson once more appeals to reason in a well-put article, and in the Telegraph Charles Moore continues the same theme. The redouptable Christopher Booker also waded in with his column in The Sunday Telegraph
Monday, 13 June 2011
Sunday, 12 June 2011
This article was on the front page of the Daily Mail and continued in a large article inside. The Mail is the second largest circulation daily in the UK. Clearly opinion is shifting in a sceptic direction as it becomes clearer exactly what the Climate Change Act means for prices here.
Saturday, 11 June 2011
Not only that but they should be tattooed as "deniers" and forced to endure a horrible death, according to this article in a mainstream Australian newspaper. In fact the writer shows himself up as bone-headed by his simplistic and one-sided arguments.
Friday, 10 June 2011
Here is an article to reassure the low lying Pacific islanders who are worried about being swamped by rising sea levels. Apparently the islands are rising at the same rate (ie very slowly!) as sea level. That will be a great relief to the Czeck Republic who are currently being sued by Micronesia for causing their demise by emitting CO2.
Thursday, 9 June 2011
This article by The leader of the oppsition, Tony Abbott, explains why an emission trading scheme would be a disaster for Australia, or anywhere else for that matter.
Wednesday, 8 June 2011
This article explains how some UK research groups into alternative"greener energy" will be hit by the governments new green taxes. These groups are now looking for an opt out, claiming their work is of great benefit - as though all the rest is not!
Tuesday, 7 June 2011
Monday, 6 June 2011
Here is a good example of how one scientist has written a piece trying to denigrate climate sceptics only to find that what he has written applies just as much to the alarmists who he tries to defend.
Sunday, 5 June 2011
Saturday, 4 June 2011
Friday, 3 June 2011
Thursday, 2 June 2011
Wednesday, 1 June 2011
This article highlights a new phenomenum of nations using the international court to sue for the alleged effects of global warming. I would not be surprised at some third world activist judges allowing such claims, though whether nations would accept these judgements we will have to wait and see.
Tuesday, 31 May 2011
This report in the Financial Post gives us yet another glimpse of what powerful people are trying to force governments to do. Here in the UK we are doing more than many others to follow their agenda.
Monday, 30 May 2011
Sunday, 29 May 2011
Saturday, 28 May 2011
Friday, 27 May 2011
This piece looks at Sir Paul Nurse's article in the Guardian in which he protests about the 'misuse' of freedom of information requests. In the Bishop Hill link his accusations are shown to be hollow, and as the article goes on to say - he seems to be against making scientific data available so that it can be replicated. Not a very scientific approach for the head of a scientific body.
Thursday, 26 May 2011
This website draws together dozens of organisations world wide including Friends of the Earth and Christian Aid. It seeks to bring about the end of capitalism and create a new world order. While I doubt they are anywhere near to achieving these goals it is clear that they are now the views of what are regarded as mainstream organisations, supported by many world leaders (at least in public). In fact there are hardly any leaders who would publicly speak against them. All those who are interested in the future of world politics should read this site as it is quite likely to be the long term future for us.
Wednesday, 25 May 2011
This essay by ~Professor William Happer of Princetown University looks at the current state of the global warming controversy. This is a real tour de forse by an eminent professor and is well worth reading and passing on to others.
Tuesday, 24 May 2011
Monday, 23 May 2011
This article in the Mail deals mainly with UK Climate Minister, Chris Huhne being accused by his ex-wife of getting her to take his speeding points; but at the end of it is a piece about the disastrous UK climate policies in which the author points out that scientists are now having serious doubts about the cause of the climate warming. It seems that the cracks in the so-called 'consensus' are getting wider.
Sunday, 22 May 2011
Saturday, 21 May 2011
Friday, 20 May 2011
Thursday, 19 May 2011
Wednesday, 18 May 2011
Tuesday, 17 May 2011
Monday, 16 May 2011
This article< explains the detail. The paragraph below gives a flavour, and the costs which we will all be paying - far greater than the cuts the government have inflicted on us so far. When will we see the protest marches?
"The committee's report says the new carbon deal will require that heat pumps will have had to be installed in 2.6m homes by 2025. It also says that by the same date 31% of new cars, and 14% of those on the road overall, will be electric. Experts say a total of £16bn of investment will be needed every year to meet the commitment. Some of this money will be raised through increases in electricity prices"
Sunday, 15 May 2011
I wish I could report that the government were actually going to save money on climate alarmist propaganda, but I fear it is only cutting funding to one group to spend more elsewhere. Here is the report. Clearly the government needs to save money and this sort of propaganda must be a prime target for any sensible cutback programme, but that is not to say it will happen.
Saturday, 14 May 2011
Friday, 13 May 2011
This article in EUReferendum Blog explains that this is in New Zealand, but at least it is a start, though they are appealing it. It is about time that these NGOs were seen for what they are - political lobby groups, like Friends of the Earth and WWF. but who is going to tackle the Charity Commission here in the UK?
Thursday, 12 May 2011
Wednesday, 11 May 2011
Tuesday, 10 May 2011
Monday, 9 May 2011
Climate alarmists have been caught out yet again releasing 'leaked reports' showing that sea levels are rising 'three times as fast' as predicted. This article from WUWT explains the true picture from the data which clearly shows the leaked report is nothing more than scare-mongering propaganda. We are engaged in a propaganda war in which pseudo-science is used as a weapon.
Sunday, 8 May 2011
This report looks at how unpopular this proposed tax has become in the latest opinion polls. The Australian public have now had time to look at the arguments and they don't like the look of it. PM Gillard only got re-elected (by the narrowest margin) by lying when she denied that she would impose such a tax. She would be very foolish to go ahead now and risk the voters anger at the next election.
Saturday, 7 May 2011
We always knew that it would be difficult to balance the grid with increasing amounts of wind turbines giving erratic amounts, but this report tells us that over one night in April, due to strong winds in Scotland, the grid paid out a total of £900,000 to six wind farms not to produce electricity. No wonder our electricity bill are going up so much. Although the report is on the BBC website, I do not recall it being on the main news bulletins. I wonder why?
Friday, 6 May 2011
Thursday, 5 May 2011
I missed this when it was announced back in January, but as I have now come across it I thought it was still worth looking at. Here is the article on WUWT Blog. It will be interesting to see if the effect of the sun prevails over the prediction of the CO2 alarmists.
Wednesday, 4 May 2011
This report explains how government red tape on carbon reduction laws is putting onerous new burdens on UK businesses. No doubt this will grow as the tentacles spread down from larger firms to smaller ones, all required to file detailed reports of their carbon emissions. It is this sort of thing that will inevitably lead to higher costs for UK businesses which will be passed on to the consumer in higher prices. More firms will either go out of business or re-locate abroard in less onerous countries. All this will cost jobs, rise prices, and all for nothing, as China and India power away at our expense.
Another report here, as the first report is behind a paywall.
Tuesday, 3 May 2011
When we hear that oil is running out and so, regardless of the valdity of the global warming theory, we must find new sources of energy,just look at this report, and this one One has to ask - just what is the point of leaving such massive reserves in the ground when utilising them would go along way to wiping out the country's national debt.
Monday, 2 May 2011
If you thought that calculating a nation's CO2 emissions was a difficult task, just read this newsletter from the Scientific Alliance is a real eye-opener. If the question of our 'hidden CO2' was to be taken seriously then we will need to impoverish ourselves to a far greater degree than even our government would get away with. The whole ridiculous charade of climate alarm prevention would fall apart like a house of cards. As the newsletter says, we would also be impoverishing the emerging nations who currently supply our imports.
Sunday, 1 May 2011
Saturday, 30 April 2011
This article from a brilliant blog "Frakking Consensus" highlights the reason why we should be very wary of the IPCC's claims that they are the "gold standard of climate science", when in fact their leadership are packed with people whose main qualifications are as advocates of global warming alarmism driven, naturally, by mankinds CO2 emissions. No less than propaganda dressed up as science.
Friday, 29 April 2011
Garbidge in garbidge out, as the saying goes. This piece looks at a recent paper that claimed there had been a massive drop in the ocean's planckton in the last 70 years, and of course this was attributed to global warming. The author was very sceptical of the claims, and recent information has proved that he was correct to be. The lesson here is that we should not be quick to accept way out claims. Scientists should remain sceptical until clear evidence is provided.
Thursday, 28 April 2011
Wednesday, 27 April 2011
Here's an article that should cause you to be concerned. It shows the close links between the BBC and climate activist organisations such as WWF, Greenpeace, and Christian Aid.
Further information is on this post. And for even more of the same sort of thing this post on EUREferendum will put your blood pressure off the scale. All this shows how deeply embedded the climate alarmism has become. It is without doubt huge, and since there never can be a difinitive repudiation of it, it is not going to go away easily. More likely it will just fade from our front pages, but the legacy of massive cost will be with us for much longer.
Tuesday, 26 April 2011
Monday, 25 April 2011
Further to Friday's article on theNorth East Power station being mothballed (partially), we now have the real reason for the action courtesy of EUReferendum, which is (of course) that the power company is doing this to amass a large amount of carbon credits, saving the company a lot of money. I wonder whether the consumers will gain anything out of this?
More on this here in the Sunday Telegraph.
Sunday, 24 April 2011
Despite the massive amount of criticism levelled at the IPCC for including unreliable information in its last report, it has revised its guidelines, leaving the way open to further similar information going into its next one. They obviously have learnt nothing from the Himalayan Glacier fiasco; yet this is the organisation that governments throughout the world rely on.
Saturday, 23 April 2011
Friday, 22 April 2011
This report is interesting, as it suggests that we are importing cheaper electricity. Presumably this must be nuclear power from France; if so it must be cheaper than wind or solar, but of course these are still being given massive subsisides. We are truly living in an upside down world.
Wednesday, 20 April 2011
This article in the Guardian suggests that the government may be preparing to ditch some of the targets laid down in the Climate Change Act, under the guise of cutting "red tape". We will wait and see if common sense has now penetrated through the fog of climate alarm.
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Monday, 18 April 2011
This post should be a lesson to all those who want to rush into a so-called "green" economy. If your economy is in a crisis, going "green" is one way of turning that crisis into an even deeper one leading to having to go cap in hand for a bail out. How much more of this madness will it take for governments to take notice?