Thursday, 31 March 2011

LATEST UK BUDGET GIVES £3 BILLION OF OUR TAXES TO A GREEN ELITE

This article looks at the Green Investment Bank set up in the recent UK budget. Extraordinarily there has been very little criticism of this, even though the country is in such a dire financial situation. When will the public backlash against the increases in energy costs begin?

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

US LITIGATION THREATENS TO OVERRIDE DEMOCRACY ON CLIMATE

This article looks at what is going on and the likely affect on the democratic process. How long before the UK follows?

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

US ATTORNEY GENERAL BATTLES CLIMATE SCIENCE ESTABLISHMENT

This report gives an update into the battle by Attorney General, Ken Cuccinelli, into the possible dishonest goings on of Professor Michael Mann, whose Hockey Stick graph has been roundly criticised by many scientists. It is not surprising that scientists are closing ranks to try to prevent Cucinelli from getting his hands on the evidence, as they all have a lot to lose.

Monday, 28 March 2011

SEE WHAT OUR MASTERS IN BRUSSELS HAVE IN STORE FOR US

The latest newsletter from the Scientific Alliance tells us the plans of the EU Commission to drive us from our petrol or diesel driven cars. These plans are driven by ever larger financial penalties, with the ultimate sanction of the law.

More on this in the Telegraph here.

Sunday, 27 March 2011

INCONVENIENT FALSE PREDICTIONS COME HOME TO ROOST

The trouble with making dramatic predictions that grab headlines is that if you get it wrong you have to pay the price in terms of credibility. Al Gore has made a number of them in his film An Inconvenient Truth, including one that the Kilimanjaro glaciers would be gone in a decade. This article highlights that this was way out. The glaciers will be around for about another 50 years.

Saturday, 26 March 2011

US HAS EARTH'S LARGEST ENERGY RESERVES

So why are most of them 'off limits'? This article takes you through the arguments. The evidence is provided by a Congressional Research paper that has been recently published. It certainly makes me wonder why the USA goes to so much trouble to import their fuel when they are sitting right on top of it.

Friday, 25 March 2011

NEW UK CARBON TAX COULD UNDERMINE INDUSTRY

This article on the BBC website explains the concerns of energy intensive industry to the first such tax in the world to be imposed on carbon emissions. What madness can grip a government so that it imposes crippling extra charges on its industries while trying to get the country back on its feet?

Thursday, 24 March 2011

US CLIMATE HEARINGS

The US Congressional Hearings into the EPA decision to regulate CO2 emissions have been taking place. The testimony is interesting and can be accessed here.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

THE STRANGE CASE OF SARI KOVATS

"Sari Kovats?", I hear you say, "Who on earth is she?" Well actually she is one of the leading authors in the IPCC, no less! This article looks closely at her qualifications and experience for such a senior position and finds her wanting in both aspects. It seems strange why such an obviously inexperienced and under qualified person should be put into such a prestigious position and then rapidly promoted. Maybe we will find out if Donna Laframboise does some more of her excellent detective work. Her blog is well worth reading and I am going to add it to my blog roll.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

GAS IS THE FUTURE

Even before the Japanese reactor problems, according to this report the arrival of the new shale gas technology has made the decision financially much better for gas. As the evidence for CO2 causing any climate change gets weaker the case for gas becomes overwhelming.

Monday, 21 March 2011

WIND TURBINES - HIGH MAINTENANCE ISSUES

This article from WUWT looks at the high rate of shut down of wind turbines in various locations. On top of the high start up costs this adds up to very costly and unreliable electricity.

Sunday, 20 March 2011

JAPAN'S NUCLEAR PROBLEMS EXAGGERATED

This article from Christopher Booker in today's Sunday Telegraph tells how anti-nuclear propaganda is being used to prevent the new nuclear plants being built.

Friday, 18 March 2011

WIND POWER - THE REALITY STARTS TO BITE

This piece on GWPF explains how it would be wise to look before we leap into wind power. This advice is applicable to both the government and the individual.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

NEW US POLL - GLOBAL WARMING FEARS FALLING

This report on the GWPF website looks at the latest Gallup poll into public views on global warming. As expected the public are now less concerned than previously.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

WIND FARMS BLAMED FOR STRANDING WHALES

This report in the Telegraph gives details of a study showing this. Tell that to the envir0nmental activists.

UPDATE - A correction has been issued by the Telegraph, who appear to have got this wrong.

Monday, 14 March 2011

EU CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY EXPERT FLOUNDERS IN INTERVIEW

Here is an exerpt from an Australian radio show in which Jill Duggan, a British woman who is introduced as a climate change policy expert. The part where Jill is interviewed is about halfway. If you play the clip you will understand why climate change experts are so reluctant to take part in any combative interviews, as they are so easily shown up. This 'expert' was found to have no idea what the cost of reducing carbon emissions would have on the UK or the European economy; she had no idea what effect the cuts would have on future temperatures. Of course this is not surprising because short of making up figures she had no choice but to admit she had no idea. There are no figures other than estimates, and those do not support her argument.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

ALARMIST PREDICTIONS COME BACK TO HAUNT THEM

This article shows a prediction made by James Hansen back in the 1980's. The evidence now shows it to be way off-beam.

Saturday, 12 March 2011

FOR EVERY 'GREEN JOB' FOUR OTHERS ARE LOST

This report is yet more evidence that jobs are destroyed by subsidising uneconomic activity in the workplace.

Friday, 11 March 2011

NO SHORTAGE OF COAL IN CHINA

This article in the Guardian looks at the situation with regard to coal and suggests that there are almost limitless amounts of low grade coal in China and also in the USA. The article mentions carbon-capture as being researched, but there are serious doubts whether this is an economic option.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

MANN & CO FEEL THE HEAT

The flawed and weak inquiries into the climategate scandal have been reported on this blog many times. It appeared that despite the damning emails the scientists themselves had got away with it. But that may not be so according to this report in WUWT Blog. The net seems to be tightening - let's hope the truth will come out in the end.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

A POEM PUTS THE AUSSIE FLOODS IN THEIR PLACE

The recent Queensland floods have prompted the most extreme climate alarmists to say that, like the droughts that preceded them, they are caused by man-made CO2 emissions. This has stretched people's credulity to such limits that they are beginning to have doubts about the whole idea of man-made global warming. Here Clive James looks at a poem beloved by Australians to find the truth about the Australian climate. The truth is, of course, that the climate varies and has always varied from drought to flood without any change in CO2.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

THE FUTILITY OF TRYING TO LIMIT CO2 EMISSIONS

Here is a very good article on why controlling CO2 emissions is a waste of time and money.

Monday, 7 March 2011

COMPUTER SAYS NO ICE HERE

Computer models come up against reality in this piece on EUReferendum. Apparently the Baltic Sea has greater ice cover than anytime since 1986, whereas the computer models predict that it will reduce year on year.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

HOW TO RIG A SURVEY

This report looks at how a 'survey' of climate scientists was rigged to give the desired outcome.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

UK ENERGY POLICY - USE IT WHEN YOU CAN

This clip from the Telegraph (not on line for some reason) refers to the head of the National Grid talking about a future in which electricity is not always available on demand. It sounds like a policy for political suicide to me, though I think the government could stumble into this situation by accident, but I never thought they would actually plan for it to happen.

Friday, 4 March 2011

CLIMATE SENSITIVITY A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE

Here's an article which looks at climate sensitivity, and concludes that it is a lot less than the IPCC try to make out. The science is far from settled.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

COULD CO2 HAVE A COOLING EFFECT?

This paper looks at the science behind the greenhouse theory, and comes to the opposite conclusion to that of the IPCC. The science is not easy to follow unless you are familiar with heat transfer equations, but the fact that scientists can argue for such different conclusions is, in itself, testament to the fact that the science is far from settled.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

USA GOVERNMENT MAY SHELVE CLIMATE ACTION

Republicans are putting a lot of pressure on President Obama to cut taxes and reduce funding to the EPA according to this report in the Guardian. If this happens it will mean at least a delay in the enforcement of CO2 emissions control which they are supposed to be bringing in. More on this here.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

UNSCIENTIFIC CLAIMS THAT FLOODS WERE CAUSED BY GW

This piece by Christopher Booker looks at claims of flooding being caused by global warming, and finds they were seriously flawed. How many times will alarmist claims be de-bunked, I wonder?