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
That is the sort of bigoted comments we have come to expect by alarmist fanatics, and this time it is from Al Gore here. Hopefully most reasonable people will see this is saying much more about Gore than about those trying to have a reasoned debate on the scientific knowledge (or lack of it) of Climate.
Monday, 29 August 2011
A few days ago I posted a report of the experiment carried out at CERN which shows that cosmic rays can cause an increase in cloud formation. As I predicted, this alternative explanation for the slight sporadic warming of the planet over the 20th century has not been widely reported in the MSM. Here is an excellent summary of what has happened and how it has been suppressed. However "the truth will out" as they say.
Sunday, 28 August 2011
This article on the informative GWPF website looks at the decision of the German government not to go down the UK route. They realise that having abandoned nuclear power they will have to rely on more fossil fuel plants for electricity generation, making CO2 reductions much more difficult.
Saturday, 27 August 2011
Friday, 26 August 2011
The cost of petrol (or gasoline) is set to become an issue in the up-coming USA presidential election after this promise was made by a leading Republican candidate recently. If only a UK political leader would make a similar one!
Thursday, 25 August 2011
This report confirms the effect of the sun on our climate. Do not expect this important experiment to figure prominently in news bulletins (or even at all!), as it seriously damages the current emphasis on CO2 as the major driver of global warming. The effect of cloud formation is now likely to be a much more powerful effect, but will governments take this on board?
Wednesday, 24 August 2011
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Tuesday, 16 August 2011
An excellent new book explaining the weakness of the current approach by governments to the perceived problems of CO2 emissions has just been published. The text looks at how the costs of taxes and carbon trading are simply driving up prices and making our industry uncompetitive while not making much inroads into reducing CO2 emissions. A valuable tool to make the arguments needed to change policy.
Monday, 15 August 2011
This report looks at the result of the huge economic stimulus package which the Obama government used to get the USA economy moving. At $2 million per job it does not look like very good value for the taxpayer.
Sunday, 14 August 2011
Saturday, 13 August 2011
Friday, 12 August 2011
Alarmists constantly like to bombard us with predictions of ever greater rises in sea level, but as this report explains, the computer models don't match the trends in actual measurements. Yet it seems that some alarmists simply refuse to accept the measurements as having any relevance, preferring instead to keep their faith in the models.
Thursday, 11 August 2011
Here is a reason why BBC reporters, producers and directors could be biased towards climate alarm - their pension depends on it! The chief advisor to their pension fund is apparently (you could not make this up!) the head of a company that invests in green businesses.
Wednesday, 10 August 2011
This article by Geoffrey Lean of the Telegraph is written from the point of view of someone who wants to cut emissions of CO2 at any cost, hence his headline "In the world of climate change the bloody-minded reign supreme" He is referring to the nations who object to the imposition of controls on ship-building. If this only applied to new ships then it would seem to be a reasonable measure, in which case we might expect all nations would accept it today. However if, as some commenters have suggested, it is going to mean existing ships are going to be forced to be retired early, leading to vast extra costs to shipping companies, then it is not surprising that some would be bloody-minded.
Tuesday, 9 August 2011
Monday, 8 August 2011
This article looks again at the real adverse consequences of the UK acting by reducing CO2 emissions faster than any other nation on the planet, regardless of any world wide agreement. The arguments against unilateral disarmament of nuclear weapons are understood by politicians around the world, but when it comes to CO2 emissions the UK government seems unable or unwilling to make the connection.
Sunday, 7 August 2011
Saturday, 6 August 2011
This report confirms that the public have now lost confidence in IPCC climate scientists in the light of the CRU email revelations and the errors in the last IPCC report. Along with the realisation of the massive costs now faced by the public to pay for CO2 abatement policies, we clearly seem to have reached a tipping point in public opinion.
Friday, 5 August 2011
This article in the Telegraph explains how companies are suffering financial hardship under the new charges from the government to meet its CO2 reduction targets.