Saturday, 31 December 2011

OCEAN ACIDIFICATION FEAR EXPOSED

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 FORGOTTEN HEAT SOURCE

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

RELAX, WE'RE NOT DOOMED AFTER ALL

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

2011 NOT A WARM YEAR

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

EU CAR MAKERS FACE AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE

This report explains the system of fines for motor manufacturers if they fail to meet the strict new emission controls on new vehicles. No doubt we will all be paying the extra costs for these unnecessary stringent conditions.

Monday, 26 December 2011

WHAT CONNECTS THE EU AND CLIMATE CHANGE?

This essay shows the connection brilliantly. Two of the most expensive and futile political causes in history debunked.

Sunday, 25 December 2011

EPA GIVES AMERICANS AN EXPENSIVE PRESENT

This piece explains how new restrictions on mercury emissions will drive up the price of electricity without actually lowering the level of mercury in the atmosphere. Merry Christmas!

Saturday, 24 December 2011

CLIMATE FRAUD REVEALED

This article shows how we are being manipulated and deceived by those who we should be able to trust. As each breach of trust is revealed we become more cynical, until in the end we cannot trust anyone in the media.

Friday, 23 December 2011

THE TROUBLE WITH BIOFUELS BY MATT RIDLEY

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

"GREENHOUSE GASES COOL THE EARTH"

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

MONCKTON TO REPORT CLIMATEGATE SCIENTISTS FOR FRAUD

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

THE TRUTH ABOUT ICE SHEETS

This article by Prof Ian Plimer shows that the ice sheets do not conform to any script dreamed up by computer models. The truth is much more complex.

Monday, 19 December 2011

IS THIS THE FUTURE OF ENERGY?

This clip shows a marvellous piece of lecturing.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

AN EXPERT VIEW OF OUR ENERGY FUTURE

This article on the Royal Academy of Energy website looks at a sensible energy policy, as opposed to the government's obsession with wind farms as the only way forward.

Saturday, 17 December 2011

HOW CHINA CONNED THE WEST ON GW

This report highlights the problem of China keeping out of any current emission cuts, while expecting the West to commit to more severe cuts.

Friday, 16 December 2011

CANADA QUITS KYOTO

This report looks at the reason for the Canadian government's decision and the effect of it on the future agreements.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

IPCC SEA LEVEL FORECASTS ARE WAY OUT

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

SO WHAT REALLY HAPPENED IN DURBAN?

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

NO NEARER TO UNDERSTANDING THE CLIMATE

This report by the Scientific Alliance shows that scientists still disagree about the precise cause of warming, which confirms that no real consensus actually exists.

Monday, 12 December 2011

SCOTTISH CLIMATE POLICIES TO COST £11 BILLION

The cost of Scottish climate policies is set to reach £11 billion according to this report in the Daily Express. No doubt the Scottish people will be grateful to Alex Salmond for his efforts.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

HERE'S WHY THE CLIMATE BONDOOGLE WON'T END

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

ARCTIC WAS VIRTUALLY ICE-FREE IN 1922

Here is an interesting article to put before those such as David Attenborough who claim that today's Arctic warming is unprecedented.

Friday, 9 December 2011

HERE'S ONE WAY TO GET MORE ENERGY FROM A WIND TURBINE

The recent Scottish gales have not helped the wind farms as you can see from this photo

AUSSIES & NZ SAY NO NEW KYOTO UNLESS ALL JOIN IN

This piece records the new realism that is blowing through the developed nations.

BEWARE BIG BROTHER IN YOUR NEW 'SMART METER'

The video clip in the following link may make you feel a little uneasy.

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Thursday, 8 December 2011

BBC BETRAYAL ON CLIMATE - A NEW REPORT

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.

GOVERNMENT PLANS TO BAN PETROL & DIESEL VEHICLES

This article in the Express sets out Mr Huhne's vision, though I note that no date has been given. No doubt it will be way beyond the next election, but the fact that he has mentioned it at all is a warning to us all.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

CAUGHT HIDING THE INCONVENIENT TRUTH

This article explains how the NSW authorities decided to pull the plug on the work of their scientists working on sea-level, when the results showed that sea-level was only rising at one tenth of the rate given by the IPCC.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

MARKET FUEL PRICES FALL AS FUEL POVERTY GOES UP

This article in the Mail explains that the increasing in fuel bills is driving more and more people into fuel poverty, and yet at the same time the wholesale price of gas is going down to a 12 month low.

Monday, 5 December 2011

AUSSIES BATTLE CARBON TRADING SCHEME

Here is an advertisement by those in Australia opposed to the carbon trading scheme being put forward by the current government.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

RENEWABLES WILL BANKRUPT SCOTLAND - LETTER

This letter from the former leader of Scottish power looks at the weakness of relying on renewables.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

ONLY 3% OF CO2 RELEASED INTO THE ATMOSPHERE IS MAN MADE

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 COMMENTS ON DAVID ATTENBOROUGH'S TV PROGRAMME

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

RADIO INTERVIEW WITH JO NOVA IN OZ

The climate debate is still going on in Australia and here is a link to a radio interview with Joanne Nova, a prominent Australian blogger. When do we get this sort of coverage here in the UK?

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

CLIMATE CONFERENCE STARTS IN DISARRAY

This report in the Telegraph gives an overview of the negotiating positions of the major nations and the EU. It looks unlikely that any progress will be made.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

PORRITT AND DAVID KING DEBATE ON TODAY PROG.

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.

EU TO GET TOUGH IN DURBAN CLIMATE TALKS

This article explains the new negotiating stance in which the Eu is set to demand that other nations agree to a road map before they commit themselves to further cuts. At last some realism. I hope they stick to it.

Monday, 28 November 2011

BBC EXPOSED AS BIASED ON CLIMATE CHANGE

Release of climate emails has exposed the BBC's lack of impartiality in the climate change debate as this report in the Mail shows.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

WHAT DID WIPE OUT THE DINOSAURS AND MUCH ELSE?

This mystery can never be solved absolutely, but this article by Matt Ridley updates us on the latest evidence.

Saturday, 26 November 2011

GLOBAL WARMING FORECASTS EXAGGERATED - NEW REPORT

This report gives the details of new scientific studies pointing to a lower sensitivity of the climate.

Friday, 25 November 2011

GREEN TAXES TO RISE EVERY YEAR SAYS HUHNE

This report in the Mail looks at the government policy. As the reality starts to bite I would not bet at this policy being dropped as 2015 and a general election gets nearer.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

CLIMATEGATE RETURNS

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.

More details here.

Search the whole data base here.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

DECEIT AND INCOMPETENCE AT THE HEART OF THE IPCC

Here is astonishing evidence of the political nature of the IPCC, and it is all in the IPCC report itself.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

BBC CLIMATE 'EXPERT' IN FUNDING CONTROVERSY

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

DUKE OF EDINBURGH CALLS WIND FARMS "USELESS"

This article in the Telegraph records a conversation between the Duke and an executive of a wind farm company. If only our politicians woukld be as forthright!

Sunday, 20 November 2011

INSURANCE INDUSTRY AT THE HEART OF CLIMATE FEAR

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

69% BELIEVE CLIMATE SCIENCE HAS BEEN FALSIFIED

This report shows the results of the survey, in case you missed it. Scepticism is growing and there is good reason for it.

Friday, 18 November 2011

DON'T MENTION THE AUSSIE CARBON TAX

This article explains how the Australian Government are trying to prevent businesses using the carbon tax as an excuse for price rises.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

UK ALUMINIUM PLANT TO CLOSE

Here we see the result of the cost of CO2 emission reduction policies on industry - plants closing, jobs lost. We are trying to get our economy on track with one hand tied behind our back. I hope the government are taking note.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

NEW LEAKED IPCC REPORT LESS CERTAIN ABOUT CLIMATE

This BBC report looks at the leaked draft IPCC report. It seems to be rowing back on the dire predictions circulated in recent times. Perhaps the message about not crying "wolf" is starting to get home.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

NO WORLD CLIMATE DEAL UNTIL 2020

This article reveals the thinking of UK Climate Minister, Greg Barker. Clearly he believes that climate change is being pushed into the long grass, and by that time it may be forgotten altogether.

Monday, 14 November 2011

BLAIR'S GAFF COULD TRIPLE ELECTRICITY PRICES

According to The BBC's Panorama programme a foolish decision by the former PM to agree that we should sign up to produce 20% of our energy from renewables could lead to a tripling of our electricity bills by 2020.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

WE'RE ALL DOOMED (AGAIN) IN 5 YEARS

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

THE EVIL GREEN CHARITIES

James Delingpole's article sums up brilliantly the way alarmist charities are using desperate propaganda to try to keep their bandwaggon rolling.

Friday, 11 November 2011

ALARMIST CLIMATE PREDICTIONS SHOWN TO BE WIDE OF THE MARK

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

CHINA BLACKMAILS THE WORLD OVER CLIMATE EMISSIONS

"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

CLIMATE CONFERENCE LIKELY TO FAIL TO AGREE

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

DITCH WIND FARMS AND STILL REACH EMISSIONS TARGET

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

A LOOK AT REAL TEMPERATURE DATA

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

A CLOSER LOOK AT SURFACE TEMP. RECORDS

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

SCIENTISTS LOOKING FOR REASONS FOR LACK OF WARMING

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

"ECOCIDE" THE NEW CHARGE AGAINST NATIONS

This website shows what the green extremists want to see on the World legal statute. Nice work for the legal profession - huge costs for the rest of us/

Thursday, 3 November 2011

IPCC STUFFED WITH ACTIVISTS AND IGNORES EXPERTS

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

CURRENT CO2 THEORY TURNED ON ITS HEAD

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

SHALE GAS COULD SAVE THE UK

This article explains how. Is it the miracle that saves us from climate alarmism as well as financial ruin?

Monday, 31 October 2011

MORE LIES DECEIT AND PROPAGANDA FROM ALARMISTS

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

UK GOVERNMENT GIVES AID TO RUSSIAN COAL

This article gives the details. It looks as though there are some double standards going on here.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

UK IN DANGER OF LOSING CHEAP GAS SUPPLY

AS a result of uncertainty in our energy policy the UK is aty risk of losing a reliable source of gas according to this story in the Express. Let's hope the shale gas is ready by then!

Friday, 28 October 2011

POSSIBLE SHALE GAS BONANZA IN YORKSHIRE

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

UK SHALE GAS GETS THE GO AHEAD

This article gives the details of a parliamentary answer from the minister. This is good news for all hard-pressed energy users, though not welcomed by those who want us to rely on wind farms.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

ONE SMALL STEP

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

INDIA GOES FOR COAL

This article explains the scale of the lignite deposits that will contribute to its energy future. And still we think that the West's efforts can affect the level of CO2 in the atmosphere!

Monday, 24 October 2011

THE GREEN ENERGY CRASH

Here is a good article in Forbes Magazine looking at the cuts being made in green subsidies, now that times are getting harder. Without the subsidies, the change to expensive energy is not going to happen.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

MALDIVES ARE NOT DROWNING SAYS PROFESSOR

This report gives the details. Despite the views of the president and a vast amount of propaganda, the facts seem clear as Professor Morner explains.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

COAL POWER STATION "CARBON CAPTURE" SCHEME SCRAPPED

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

PEAK OIL BRIGADE ARE WRONG AGAIN

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

A COOL LOOK AT 2011 AND 2012

Here's an excellent article from GWPF looking at the recent global temperature data and the effect of the current la nina on 2011 and 2012. It makes depressing reading for the alarmists!

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

IS GOVERNMENT ABOUT TO REDUCE WIND TURBINE SUBSIDIES?

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

DITCH CLIMATE TARGETS OR FORGET CHEAPER BILLS

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

IS UK SHALE GAS BONANZA ABOUT TO START?

This report by the BBC is interesting in that it shows just how widespread the areas for exploration seem to be. It looks like a really good opportunity for the UK.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

UN YOUTH BRAINWASHING ORGANISATION

~Have you ever wondered where all these seemingly spontaneous groups of youths appear at these climate conferences and G20 meetings? Here is a possible explanation.

Friday, 14 October 2011

RETURN OF MINI ICE AGE?

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

CHINESE EMISSIONS PER PERSON TO PASS UK BY NEXT YEAR

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

UK INDUSTRY WRECKED BY CLIMATE POLICIES

This article by Richard North, author of EUReferendum looks at the range of policies that are damaging our industry and causing firms to flee abroad.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

UK COALITION SPLIT ON EMISSION TARGETS

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

SCHOOL WIND TURBINE GRINDS TO A COSTLY HALT

This story shows that rushing headlong into owning wind turbines does not necessarily lead to saving money, unless you are a wealthy landowner, that is!

Sunday, 9 October 2011

WWF WRITERS AT THE HEART OF THE IPCC

This article explains how, out of the top 40 writers at the IPCC, a high percentage have a close connection with the WWF. How can the IPCC claim to be independent?

Saturday, 8 October 2011

USA AWASH WITH OIL

This article gives a very rosy picture of the oil reserves in the North Dakota state of the USA, but there seems to be one stumbling block - the President's obsession with renewable energy.

Friday, 7 October 2011

EU SPLIT OVER SHALE GAS

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

GWPF CALL ON UK GOVERNMENT TO DROP EMISSION TARGETS

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

UK REFINERIES UNDER THREAT AS CLIMATE CHARGES RISE

The chickens are coming home to roost as the UK climate change charges are ramping up - see this article for details.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

UK CHANCELLOR ROWS BACK ON EMISSIONS TARGETS

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

EPA HITS TROUBLE

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

IPCC IN BED WITH CLIMATE ACTIVIST SCIENTISTS

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

SCOTLAND'S ENERGY POLICY IS BONKERS

See for yourself here. This is what you get when common sense is replaced by dogma.

Friday, 30 September 2011

POLES WILL VETO ANY LAW TO STOP FRACKING

This article gives the details on this. Clearly there is going to be a huge amount of argument in the EU on this matter.

Thursday, 29 September 2011

IS THE EU GOING TO TRY AND STOP SHALE GAS?

This piece looks at the way the REACH chemical directive could be used to delay fracking operations to recover shale gas. Here in the UK the government would no doubt be only too glad to delay it, and then blame the EU.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

THE SHALE GAS REVOLUTION

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

HOW THE WWF INFILTRATED THE IPCC

This article looks at the way the WWF with its massive wealth has courted the IPCC scientists in a shameless attempt to use them to create propaganda in favour of urgent action to lower CO2 emissions.

Monday, 26 September 2011

LEADING PHYSICIST RESIGNS FROM APS OVER GW POLICY

This article explains how a Nobel prize-winning scientist has resigned from the American Physical Society over their policy on global warming.

Sunday, 25 September 2011

GLOBAL CARBON TAX PROPOSED

This article from australia gives the details. I would bet that, regardless of the outcome of the scientific debate, once such a tax were put in place it would never be removed. There is no limit to the amount of tax these transnational bodies will consume.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

COMPARATIVE COSTS OF WIND ENERGY V NUCLEAR AND GAS

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

UK SHALE GAS REVOLUTION COMES A STEP NEARER

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

THE BATTLE OVER ETS RAGES ON IN OZ

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

UK MINISTER TO STOP NEW GAS POWER TO KEEP CO2 TARGET

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

IPCC COMPUTER MODELS COMPLETELY WRONG ON EAST AFRICA WEATHER

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

USA DELAYS EMISSION REGULATIONS INDEFINITELY

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

UK GOVERNMENT CLIMATE POLICY TO ADD £500 TO FUEL BILLS WITHIN 4 YEARS

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

WIND FARM CASHBACK AS THEY THREATEN TO OVERLOAD GRID

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

COSMIC RAYS AND CLIMATE

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

COUNCIL MOTION PASSED BY ENVIRONMENT PANEL

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

NEW SURVEY - BRITONS THE MOST SCEPTICAL ON GW

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

CALL TO SCRAP CARBON PRICE

This piece gives the details of the problems the financial penalties will have on UK businesses - more onerous than any in the EU. Hardly a way of re-balancing the economy!

Monday, 12 September 2011

A DECREASE IN RATE OF SEA LEVEL RISE

This article looks at the data which clearly shows a slowing of the rate of rise, contrary to a number of pronouncements made by alarmists.

Sunday, 11 September 2011

THE MYTH OF GREEN JOBS

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

UK ENERGY PRICES TO RISE BY 30% BY 2020

This is according to a government advisor and written in a briefing to the PM which has been leaked to the press. Roger Helmer points out the alternative strategy here.

Friday, 9 September 2011

GREEN JOBS WILL UNDERMINE UK INDUSTRY

This article looks at the cost of creating green jobs in the UK, which can only come at the expense of traditional jobs which will be driven abroad by the high cost of energy.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

WILL GERMANY BEAT US TO POWER CUTS?

Christopher Booker explains the way Green activists are ruining the German electricity supply.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

EDITOR OF SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL FORCED TO RESIGN AFTER PUBLISHING CLIMATE SCEPTIC PAPER

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

CLIMATE DEBATE REACHING A CLIMAX BETWEEN LEADING SCIENTISTS

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

CLIMATE SCIENCE'S TANGLED WEB

Here is an excellent summary of where the global warming debate is at present. Well worth a read.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

LONDON OLYMPICS DROPS CARBON OFF-SET PLAN

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.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Friday, 2 September 2011

REALITY TRUMPS COMPUTER MODELS

This piece shows how despite the alarmist warnings of an ice free Arctic, recent experience has shown the opposite.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

SEARCH FOR UK SHALE GAS CONTINUES

This report gives an update in the search for UK shale gas.

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

THE APOCALYPSE THAT NEVER WAS

A few alarmists have tried to make a link between global warming and hurricane Irene, though this is not scientifically justified. However there is a link which is that in both cases the danger has been exaggerated.

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

GLOBAL WARMING SCEPTICS ARE THIS GENERATION'S RACISTS

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

THE NEW ELEPHANT IN THE GLOBAL WARMING SAGA

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

GERMANY TO SHELVE CLIMATE CHANGE BILL

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

REPUBLICANS TO STOP FUNDING TO UN CLIMATE EFFORT

This piece looks at the way the Republican Party in the House of Representatives are now determined to cut the funding to UN climate organisations.

Friday, 26 August 2011

US PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE PLEDGES TO LOWER FUEL PRICES

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

CERN EXPERIMENT PROVES COSMIC RAY LINK TO CLOUDS

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

TELEGRAPH POLL ON THE GREEN ECONOMY

Give your vote on the Telegraph poll.

BBC WIND PROPAGANDA EXPOSED

Magnificent Christopher Booker again shines a light on the pro-alarmist BBC propaganda on the government's wind turbine policy here in his latest Sunday Telegraph column. This piece on EUReferendum adds even more depressing figures.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

ARISTOCRATS CASHING IN ON WIND FARM SUBSIDIES

This piece in the Telegraph looks at the winners in todays big subsidy game.

Monday, 22 August 2011

NEW CHARGE TO BE ADDED TO ELECTRICITY BILLS

Here's yet another charge to be added to the poor consumers of electricity. This time it's for joining our wind farms to the grid.

Sunday, 21 August 2011

A SHORT HISTORY OF CLIMATE HYSTERIA

Here is a convenient list of scares from the alarmist lobby, with each one de-bunked.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

NO ROOM FOR CLIMATE DOGMA IN THESE HARD TIMES

This piece in the Daily Mail captures the mood of the nation, but is the message getting through to the leadership?

Friday, 19 August 2011

US STATES TURN AWAY FROM GREEN ENERGY

This article suggests that some USA states are now rejecting the high cost renewables option in favour of the new shale gas boom. Common sense rules in a free market, but is anyone in power here in the UK noticing?

Thursday, 18 August 2011

THE PRICE OF WIND

Here is an excellent piece from EUREferendum on the details of the cost of UKwind power. A timely reminder of the vast amount of taxpayers money being spent on this project, and the small return in terms of electricity generated.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

LOSS OF ARCTIC SEA ICE NOT A TIPPING POINT

This article refers to a new paper which suggests that loss of sea ice can lead to increased cloud cover which restores the albedo effect that compensates for the loss of ice and snow.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

LET THEM EAT CARBON

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

OBAMA'S GREEN JOB STIMULUS COST $2 MILLION PER JOB

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

UK WIND POWER TARGETS ARE 'UNFEASIBLE'

This report gives the details. Unworkable targets at incalculable costs seems to sum up the government's energy policy.

Saturday, 13 August 2011

EU RULES MAY DELAY UK ENERGY PLANS

Here is the article which explains how the UK government is up against EU competition policy in its haste to implement its new energy policy.

Friday, 12 August 2011

SEA LEVEL - THE FACTS v THE COMPUTER MODELS

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

BBC STAFF HAVE A REASON FOR CLIMATE BIAS

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

NEW CONTROLS ON SHIPPING AGREED

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

GREEN TAXES COULD COST THE UK 30,000 JOBS

According to this report the UK is likel;y to lose 30,000 jobs as a result of the green taxes and penalties levied on industry to lower CO2 emissions.

Monday, 8 August 2011

GREEN UNILATERALISTS

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

BLAST FROM THE PAST - A MISTAKE ACKNOWLEDGED

Here's a story from 2007 to remind us once more that climate data is far from infallible. Many people tend to accept that the data must be correct, but the truth is that many errors can occur, as this story shows.

Saturday, 6 August 2011

TRUST IN IPCC CLIMATE SCIENTISTS PLUMMETS

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

MANUFACTURERS ASK FOR 470 MILLION TO COMPENSATE FOR GREEN TAXES

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

THE GREENPEACE FEAR MACHINE FROM 1994

This article from the excellent No Frakking Consensus Blog looks back to some 1994 fear propaganda from Greenpeace and how the predictions have since unravelled. Very revealing.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

UK INDUSTRY NOT ABLE TO COPE WITH CLIMATE TAXES

This article looks at the increasing burden being placed on UK industry which has now reached the point at which some are deciding to leave and others deciding not to come here.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

THATCHER DID NOT SUPPORT CO2 EMISSION CUTS

This is according to this report by Nigel Lawson. He was commenting on the support for Julia Gillard's emission trading scheme by David Cameron.

Monday, 1 August 2011

NO GREENHOUSE EFFECT ON VENUS?

Venus has an atmosphere consisting of approximately 96% CO2 and so it has always been assumed that it must have a runaway greenhouse effect. This article is therefore most interesting as it purports to prove that there is no greenhouse effect at all.

Sunday, 31 July 2011

NEW NASA DATA BLOWS A HOLE IN CLIMATE ALARMISM

This report about new research by NASA scientists led by Dr Roy Spencer looks at the amount of heat escaping from Earth and finds that it is much greater than that being input into the alarmists computer programmes.

Saturday, 30 July 2011

SO MUCH FOR CHINA'S GREEN CREDENTIALS

This report puts China's renewable energy in perspective. So when you next hear a politician making out that China is leading the way in reducing carbon emissions, just remember the truth is rather different.

Friday, 29 July 2011

GREEN TARGETS WILL FORCE COMPANIES TO LEAVE UK

This report reinforces what many already believe - that the high UK energy costs will cause some industries to leave the UK.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

HUHNE TILTING AT WINDMILLS

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

VENICE WILL SURVIVE AFTER ALL!

Despite reports by the IPCC that Venice is under threat from sea level rise, this report refers to a recent study that says it is not.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

US SHALE GAS BOOM IS A GAME CHANGER

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

ROCK BAND GOES CARBON POSITIVE

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

LORD MONCKTON IN CLIMATE DEBATE IN OZ.

Here is the link to a debate between Lord Monckton and Dr. Richard Denniss, an Australian economist. It is an interesting encounter for those who like to watch a good debate on the issue.

Saturday, 23 July 2011

BBC CLIMATE BIAS NOW OFFICIAL

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

GREENHOUSE EFFECT 'DISPROVED' IN REPEATED EXPERIMENT

Here is a link to the experiment first performed 100 years ago.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

A CLIMATE PREDICTION FROM THE TREES WITH A MESSAGE FOR TODAY

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

CERN CLOUD EXPERIMENT "MUST NOT BE INTERPRETED"

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

AUSSIE PM SKEWERED BY VOTER ON CARBON TAX LIE

Politicians have often been caught out being less than honest, and here we can see a clip of Julia Gillard in one of those moments when she is confronted by a member of the public with no way out. Deliciously embarrassing!

Monday, 18 July 2011

GLOBAL WARMING ISN'T GLOBAL

This article looks at the global warming trend in different latitude bands of the globe. What it shows is that the term "global warming" is a misnomer for what is actually happening. Yet another nail in the coffin of the warmist hypothesis.

Sunday, 17 July 2011

A CASE AGAINST PRECIPITOUS CLIMATE ACTION

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

ENERGY PRICES COULD DOUBLE IN 5 YEARS

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

AUSSIE KIDS TAUGHT TO FEAR CLIMATE

This piece in the Australian Telegraph highlights the scary climate scenarios being taught in Australian schools. Children may fear the bogeyman for a while, but if he doesn't come they will eventually rumble the teacher.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

IPCC ALARMIST PREDICTIONS SHOWN TO FAIL

This article looks at a number of predictions maded by the IPCC in 1995 and how they compare with the way things actually turned out.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

ELECTRIC VEHICLES NOT SO GREEN AFTER ALL

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

LORD MONCKTON STANDS UP TO HOSTILE INTERVIEW IN OZ

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

UN PLAN TO DESTROY THE WORLD ECONOMY

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

CRU - HOPELESSLY MUDDLED AND CONFUSED

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

GOVERNMENT ENERGY BILL SHELVED

The government's "flagship" energy bill has been put on hold in a move that has called into question the government's commitment to green issues according to This Guardian report. If so, to many this will come as a welcome relief.

Friday, 8 July 2011

NEW STUDY - NO GW SINCE 1998

This article by the excellent writer James Delingpole looks at a number of new studies which show up the flaws in the warmist argument. All good stuff!

Thursday, 7 July 2011

INSURANCE COMPANIES HYPE UP GW RISK

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

EU PARLIAMENT VOTES NO TO 30% EMISSIONS CUT TARGET

This piece from Roger Helmer MEP gives the details. A little common sense prevails in the EU.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

CHINA LEADS THE WAY IN THORIUM REACTORS

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

UK ENERGY POLICY A LUDICROUS, SICK JOKE

That is according to Christopher booker in the Sunday Telegraph.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

AL GORE - WHERE DID IT ALL GO WRONG?

Here's a great essay on why Gore is failing to convince the world to adopt his climate policy. This is a very thoughtful piece.

Saturday, 2 July 2011

GREAT BARRIER REEF JUST FINE

This article gives us the reassuring news, not that it will in any way stop the scare-mongering by alarmists.

Friday, 1 July 2011

WARMISTS DESPERATE FOR NEW WORLD AGREEMENT ON EMISSIONS

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

UK AID MONEY FINANCES 'DIRTY COAL' PLANTS

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

EPA DRIVE UP US ELECTRICITY PRICES WITH MERCURY SCARE

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

UEA GIVEN A DRUBBING BY THE INFORMATION COMMISSIONER

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!

THE COST OF ELECTRICITY GOES UP AND UP

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

WHY SHOULD WE PAY FOR IRELAND'S WIND FARMS?

This article by Christopher Booker looks at the madness of our renewable energy policy.

Sunday, 26 June 2011

AN OPEN LETTER TO SIR PAUL NURSE

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

PACHAURI'S REAL AGENDA - A NEW WORLD ORDER

This article reveals all from the mouth/pen of the man himself. The head of the IPCC admits that reducing CO2 is merely a step towards his real goal. I hope Westewrn leaders are taking note.

Friday, 24 June 2011

AUSSIE RADIO INTERVIEW WITH CLIMATE SCEPTIC

This interview is one of a series of interviews on Australian radio by Alan Jones who is of a sceptic disposition. It is interesting to listen to hear how he illicits the points he wants from the subject.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

EU IN CONSPIRACY WITH RENEWABLE INDUSTRY AND NGO's

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

FUEL PRICE CAMPAIGN WEBSITE

UK fuel is among the dearest in the world, so if you feel fed up why not sign the Fair Fuels UK petition to get the system changed. I know - you're thinking the government won't listen. But the alternative is to do nothing. Here is the website.

TORY MEP's SET TO VOTE AGAINST INCREASE IN EU CO2 REDUCTION TARGET

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

IPCC SHOWN UP AS GREENPEACE MOUTHPIECE

Christopher Booker reveals the whole story in his weekly Sunday Telegraph column.

Monday, 20 June 2011

THE QUIET SUN MAY HERALD A COOLER CLIMATE

This article in the Express explains the way the obvious cause of climate change has been overlooked in favour of CO2.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

LIES, DAMNED LIES AND CLIMATE STATISTICS

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

EU EFFICIENCY DIRECTIVE SET TO FAIL (HOORAY!!)

This article in the Guardian explains that the EU has apparently failed to set targets in its efficiency directive and so it is likely to be ineffective. This is good news for those tired of seeing costs driven ever higher.

Friday, 17 June 2011

LATEST IPCC BLUNDERS REVEALED

This report in WUWT explains how the IPCC has been caught yet again allowing unproven conclusions to headline its latest report into renewable energy. Surely their crdibility is now at an all time low?

Thursday, 16 June 2011

CLIMATE CHANGE NO LONGER IN CORE SCIENCE CURRICULUM

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

WHY CO2 IS NOT A PROBLEM

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

MORE MAINSTREAM CLIMATE SCEPTIC ARTICLES IN THE UK

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

PROF. TIM BALL INTERVIEWED ON AUSSIE RADIO

Here is an interesting interview by Prof. Tim Ball, a canadian climate sceptic, on Australian radio.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

CLIMATE SCEPTICS GO MAINSTREAM IN UK DAILY

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

"CLIMATE CHANGE SCEPTICS ARE BONE-HEADED"

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

PACIFIC ISLANDS ARE OK

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

AUSSIE OPPOSITION LEADER SPEAKS OUT OVER EMISSION TRADING SCHEME

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

GREENS TRY TO GET EXEMPTION FROM GREEN TAXES

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

ARE THE LUNATICS NOW IN CHARGE?

Here is an article from a new blog which highlights the policies of the new ruling group on Brighton Council - guess what colour they are?

Monday, 6 June 2011

PEER REVIEW - A VALUABLE GUIDE, OR A WORTHLESS RUBBER STAMP?

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

EXAMINING OXFAM'S WAY TO FEED THE WORLD

Here's another balanced article from the Scientific Alliance. Well worth reading, as are many other article from this organisation.

Saturday, 4 June 2011

UK SHALE GAS WELL "EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS"

This report gives the details of the very encouraging results of the first shale gas well in the UK (and in Europe). Unfortunately a small earth tremor has caused a halt to the fracking process.

Friday, 3 June 2011

CLIMATE SCIENCE PREDICTION FROM 1979

This article in WUWT looks back to a paper written in 1979, with its predictions for our climate. It acknowledges the Little Ice-age and makes interesting reading.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

THE AGE OF FOSSIL FUELS IS ONLY JUST BEGINNING

This article in the highly informative GWPF website explains how new technology is uncovering vast new reserves of fossil fuels which will power mankind for centuries to come.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

PACIFIC ISLAND TO SUE CZECH REPUBLIC OVER COAL POWER STATION

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

WILL WE ALL BE MARCHING TO THE UN's ANTI-GROWTH AGENDA?

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

LORD TURNBULL SPEAKS OUT

Here is a very sensible view of the current global warming situation from the former prominent UK civil servant. He is right and many other politicians agree with him privately, but lack the courage to say so publicly.

Sunday, 29 May 2011

US CAP'N'TRADE SCHEME DEALT A SEVERE BLOW

This report tells us that a state governor has approved his state's withdrawal from a cap'n'trade scheme as he announces it is not effective. Once one leaves it is likely that others will follow. The whole house of cards is beginning to crumble.

Saturday, 28 May 2011

UK CO2 EMISSIONS GO ON RISING

This GWPF report gives the latest figures which show an increase. If the economy starts growing they will rise even more. It looks like the government target reductions will be tough.

Friday, 27 May 2011

PRESIDENT OF ROYAL SOCIETY ASKS FOR F.O.I. RULES TO BE CHANGED

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

THE REAL 'CLIMATE CHANGE' AGENDA

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

PHYSICS PROFESSOR SPEAKS OUT AGAINST CLIMATE ALARMISM

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

USA LAWYERS CLOSE IN ON THE CLIMATE DEBATE

This article gives an update on the legal actions being taken in the USA against the EPA's ruling that CO2 was a danger to humanity.

Monday, 23 May 2011

HOT CLIMATE FOR HUHNE - SCIENTIIFIC CONSENSUS CRACKING OVER GW

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

MATT RIDLEY ESSAY FROM THE SPECTATOR

Here is the link to this excellent essay.

Saturday, 21 May 2011

GREEN ENERGY DRIVING UP COSTS AND DRIVING OUT JOBS

UK jobs are being driven out by high costs of green energy, see this report. How long can this madness go on?

Friday, 20 May 2011

THE 'GREEN TYRANNY' GROWING IN GERMANY

This report looks at the way green politicians are getting elected into powerful positions in Germany and the extreme policies they are espousing.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

SUN'S ENHANCED ROLE IN CLIMATE CONFIRMED

The latest research into the formation of clouds due to the action of the sun confirms the predictions of Danish climate scientist Henrik Svensmark. See here.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

A CLIMATE LESSON FROM HISTORY?

This article looks at what happened to the European climate in the eighteenth century and its relationship with the Central England Temperature record and sunspots. Could history be repeating itself, we won't have too long to find out!

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

THE REALLY INCONVENIENT TRUTH

This report by Lord turnbull of the GWPF gives very clear reasons why the government should adopt a much more cautious approach to the very costly policy of decarbonising the economy.  

Monday, 16 May 2011

UK GOVERNMENT COMMIT TO 16 BILLION A YEAR ON DECARB.

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

UK GOVERNMENT TO CUT FUNDING TO CLIMATE GROUP

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

A CLIMATE LESSON FROM HISTORY?

This article looks at what happened to the European climate in the eighteenth century and its relationship with the Central England Temperature record and sunspots. Could history be repeating itself, we won't have too long to find out!

Friday, 13 May 2011

GREENPEACE LOSES CHARITY STATUS

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

ARE GAS AND OIL RENEWABLE?

This article looks at the sources of oil and gas and possible future sources. It raises the question of whether they are still being created and hence renewable.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

THE SHALE GAS REVOLUTION

The Booker column publicises the enormous potential of this new technology. Eco fundamentalists hate it to their core, but can they stop it?

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

RUBBISH PROPAGANDA BY GOVERNMENT MINISTER

The standard of propaganda being issude by climate ministers is getting more ludicrous than ever - see here. What is really heartening though is the utter condemnation of it by all the posters that had posted before me.

Monday, 9 May 2011

CLIMATE ALARMISTS CRYING WOLF ON SEA LEVEL AGAIN!

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

AUSSIE VOTERS REJECT CARBON TAX BY 2 TO 1

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

WIND FARMS PAID £900,000 NOT TO PRODUCE ELECTRICITY

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

TAXPAYER FUNDED ENVIRONMENTALISM

This report by the UK Taxpayers Alliance looks at the various environmental groups who receive funding from government. Why should tax be used to fund political lobby groups?

Thursday, 5 May 2011

COLD SPELL PREDICTION COMES A STEP CLOSER

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

CLIMATE CHANGE BUREAUCRACY HITTING UK BUSINESS

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

MASSIVE USA OIL RESERVES

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

THE TANGLED WEB OF OUR 'HIDDEN' CO2

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

LETTER FROM EXPERTS ON RENEWABLE DANGERS

This letter signed by some of the leading experts on electricity generation should give our politicians cause for concern. If it is ignored, then the public will pour scorn on them when the lights go out.

Saturday, 30 April 2011

IPCC - MORE PROPAGANDA THAN SCIENCE

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

GIGO

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

CHINA ENTERS THE SHALE GAS RACE

This article gives the details. Clearly there is going to be a lot of CO2 emitted during the coming decades. Either we compete agianst this rising leviathon or we will be swamped by it.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

LIES, PROPAGANDA AND THE BBC

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

THE MURKY WORLD OF CLIMATE POLITICS

This piece in the Telegraph exposes a little known lobbying group called "Globe" and the dubious characters running it, including disgraced ex MP, Elliot Morley.

Monday, 25 April 2011

CASHING IN ON CARBON CREDITS

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

IPCC OPENS DOOR TO DODGY SOURCES

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

DICTATORSHIP NEEDED TO INVOKE GREEN LAWS

Andrew Bolt in the Australian Herald claims that several alarmists yearn for a green dictatorship. It sounds worse than the EU.

Friday, 22 April 2011

UK POWER PLANT 'MOTHBALLED' AS IMPORTS ARE CHEAPER

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

COULD THE UK GOVERNMENT BE SEEING SENSE ON CLIMATE?

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

ALARMISTS WRONG PREDICTION ON CORALS

This report looks at a prediction made in 2002 that 40% of corals would be lost by 2010, and how recent figures show this to be a wild exaggeration, like so much of climate alarmism.

Monday, 18 April 2011

PORTUGAL - A LESSON FROM A GREEN ECONOMY

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?