This article in the Mail on Sunday reveals how a new report has been distorted by a press release from its main author in order to try to show that the world is continuing to warm. The reality is that for the past 12 years no warming has been evident from the record. This was made clear by the report's second author. This is yet another example of an alarmist hype in a desparate attempt to keep the alarmist bandwaggon on the tracks.
Sunday, 30 October 2011
Saturday, 29 October 2011
Friday, 28 October 2011
This article refers to the similarity between the rock formation under the Humber Basin in north Yorkshire with that to the North East of Blackpool, where a large reserve of shale gas has recently been discovered. Yet more possible good news for hard-pressed industry and people.
Thursday, 27 October 2011
Wednesday, 26 October 2011
This may be the only time any council has, at a full council meeting debated the government's climate change policy and, if so, it was an interesting result. At its meeting on Monday 24 October, the New Forest District Council passed the following motion by the overwhelming majority of 47 votes to 5. I have issued a press release which is on the GWPF website.
I am sure that this result reflects the views of ordinary people all over the country who are acquainted with the facts. The vote was completely free of any whip, though interestingly the 5 who opposed the motion were all Liberal Democrats.
The motion had already been debated by the Environment Overview and Scrutiny Panel at its September meeting. See here for the report and a full copy of the motion.
Tuesday, 25 October 2011
Monday, 24 October 2011
Sunday, 23 October 2011
Saturday, 22 October 2011
This BBC report gives details of how the scheme in Scotland has finally collapsed after 4 years of negotiating due to the huge cost, far exceeding the £1 billion of government funding available.
Friday, 21 October 2011
This article by Dieter Helm in the Guardian is well worth a read. He is saying that politicians have got it wrong by assuming that oil and gas prices are on an upward spiral, and therefore renewables will soon appear to be a cheap option. In fact the opposite could be the case and oil and gas prices may well fall, leaving the UK (and the West in general) stuck with unnecesary high energy costs.
Thursday, 20 October 2011
Wednesday, 19 October 2011
This article on GWPF suggests that they are, and if so it will be a severe blow to the industry. The government are desparate to slow down the rise in the price of energy.
Tuesday, 18 October 2011
That is the message from leading energy experts commenting on The Prime Minister's summit on the energy crisis in this article in the Daily Mail. As the number of comments saying this is increasing, how long before the public clamour to ditch the UK's unilateral high emission reduction targets reaches the government?
Sunday, 16 October 2011
Saturday, 15 October 2011
Friday, 14 October 2011
This article explains that scientists are now predicting the prospect of up to thirty years of cold winters. Being a sceptic I tend to take any weather forecast with a large pinch of salt, but even if it has any truth in it, it should spell the end for the idea that CO2 controls our climate. For a more in-depth look at this this article from the excellent GWPF is worth reading.
Thursday, 13 October 2011
This almost unbelievable headline refers to this article in the Telegraph. Clearly it removes any argument for treating China any differently to the West when it comes to CO2 emission reduction targets.
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Tuesday, 11 October 2011
Here is an article that explains the split between the Conservative Chancellor, George Osborne, who announced that the UK would go no faster on emission cuts than other EU countries, and Chris Huhne and hi Lib Dem colleagues who insist we stick to our targets.
Monday, 10 October 2011
Sunday, 9 October 2011
Saturday, 8 October 2011
Friday, 7 October 2011
Faced with the fact that there is a potentially game-changing new source of gas right on our door-step, the EU nations have revealed that, as usual, they are in disagreement over what to do, as this article explains. The good news is that the article states that the UK is lining up with the Poles in being in favour of shale gas production. A sudden and very welcome outburst of commonsense!
Thursday, 6 October 2011
This article by the GWPF (Global Warming Policy Foundation) argues that the government should abandon its unilateral targets now it has become clear that the EU is not prepared to follow the Uk's example.
Wednesday, 5 October 2011
Tuesday, 4 October 2011
A flash of common sense from George Osborne was heard at the Conservative Party conference as he suggested that the UK should not reduce its emission of CO2 faster than other EU countries, despite the UK's Climate Change Act supposedly enshrining the targets in law. Read all about it here.
Monday, 3 October 2011
The USA's Environment Protection Agency (EPA) has run into trouble from the Inspector General(IG) details here. The problem in a nutshell, appears to be that the EPA did not subject the report into the danger of CO2 to sufficient peer review. This si going to delay their ability to issue orders to control CO2 by as much as a year. After that, who knows? Yet more scenes are added to the farce.
Sunday, 2 October 2011
The climate sceptics have often been told that sceptic scientists cannot be trusted because they have accepted money from "big oil" companies or similar. Just look at this report which shows the large number of scientists writing the IPCC reports, while at the same time working for major climate change lobby groups such as WWF and Friends of the Earth. How will we be able to take their reports seriously?