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.