As the economic woes pile up, the Spanish government is beginning to focus on saving money by cutting back on renewable subsidies. They should be applauded, but when will our own government see sense?
Monday, 30 January 2012
This piece in the Mail explains that a number of prominent climate scientists are now seriously putting forward the idea that in the next decade or so we will be entering a period of distinctly colder weather; however readers will not be surprised to hear that the UK Met Office disagree. Time will tell as to who is right!
Sunday, 29 January 2012
Saturday, 28 January 2012
Friday, 27 January 2012
At last our MPs are waking up to the obvious point that by going further and faster in cutting CO2 emissions by putting in a floor price for emissions we are simply making our industry unable to compete and exporting jobs. here is the story.
Thursday, 26 January 2012
With his 80th birthday in March, Lord Lawson might easily be sitting at home in his slippers leaving the world's problems to others, but thank goodness he isn't. This article shows what he has to put up with for speaking out. Thanks are due to him for carrying on the fight for the truth.
Tuesday, 24 January 2012
This article on WUWT explains the details of the campaign. I actually think this will rebound against the oranisers of the campaign, first because the majority of the general public will not like to see ordeinary peole being targetted, and second it highlights a 'fact' (according to the campaign organisers) that tha majority of US weather forecasters do not agree with the AGW hypothesis, and that will lead them to ask - why? It also torpedoes the claim that there is a scientific consensus.
Monday, 23 January 2012
Sunday, 22 January 2012
Saturday, 21 January 2012
This article looks at the roots of environmentalism and finds it to be based on people who having gained an advantage from industry now seek to prevent it expanding near them. This attitude is exemplified by the decision of Obama not to go ahead with the Keystone XL Pipeline which was due to take oil from the Canadian Tar Sands to refineries in Houston. This project would have supplied secure oil for the USA, but has been vetoed for political reasons - to please the environmental lobby who support Obama, and not in the national interest of the USA.
Friday, 20 January 2012
Thursday, 19 January 2012
This article gives the details of a new report which completely contradicts the government's forecasts. Each accuses the other of making serious errors. I know who I believe, it is simply not credible for the country to spend huge amounts of money on inefficient wind farms and yet not increase energy costs.
Wednesday, 18 January 2012
Tuesday, 17 January 2012
Monday, 16 January 2012
Sunday, 15 January 2012
This article summarises the debate in the UK House of Lords. It seems that most of their lordships were keen to show off their green credentials. The only dissent came from Lord Turnbull, the former head of the Civil Service (I don't know what Lord Lawson was doing) who reminded his colleagues of the many shortcomings of the AGW hypothesis.
Saturday, 14 January 2012
This piece explains how the scientist made the bet on BBC radio that there would be no warming from 2007 to the end of 2011. He has lost the bet.
Update - James Delingpole notes that the scientist made another bet for the next 4 years.
Friday, 13 January 2012
Thursday, 12 January 2012
Wednesday, 11 January 2012
This piece by Peter Glover assesses the EU's policy to put new green taxes on flights to or from the EU. Glover sees it as a disaster and predicts they will have to back track to avoid a serious trade war with the likes of China and India.
Tuesday, 10 January 2012
This article gives the detail. It seems that the Canadian government is determined that their tar sands oil will be used despite the many well-funded green groups doing all they can to scupper the project. When reading this you can see how green activists are a serious threat to the prosperity of the West.
Monday, 9 January 2012
Sunday, 8 January 2012
here's an interesting piece which looks at the similarities between the conditions that led to financial meltdowns in Iceland, Greece and Ireland and the conditions that exist in the 'climate science community'. In both cases the author shows how wrong decisions are taken because people ignore crucial evidence. What both show is that once a bandwagon is rolling it is almost impossible to stop.
Saturday, 7 January 2012
This article from WUWT has a link to the hearing. It is 2 hours long, but if you have the time it gives an interesting look at what goes on at such things. I found it interesting that several of the Senators were quite open-minded, or even of a sceptical nature. The scientists were trying to put a scientific case to unscientific politicians, and some succeeded better than others. It is time we did something similar here in the UK.
Friday, 6 January 2012
We have looked at shale gas several times in recent months, but here's another new technology that could keep our energy costs down, if only the government would realise that reducing CO2 emissions is now unnecessary. This one is called Underground Coal Gasification. The link is to a Channel 4 News article from Jan 4. In it you will see that already 18 licenses have been granted by the government to set up UCG plants. There is an interview after the film with two scientists - one working in the new technology and the other a committed climate alarmist. Despite the first scientist claiming that he was working to capture all the CO2 emitted, the alarmist still wanted the technology stopped as he feared it would be used in India and China without CO2 capture. He claimed that we would have global warming of 5 or 6 degrees C (though I can't recall when by!)
What we never hear is any scientist saying that emitting CO2 is no longer a problem. That would be a step too far, even though many of them think it and say so privately.
Thursday, 5 January 2012
This article highlights one of the newly leaked emails from the East Anglia Climate Research Unit. It is from an expert in dendrochronology, in other words tree-rings. He basically says that the temperature reconstruction made by Michael Mann and others is complete nonsense.
Wednesday, 4 January 2012
That seems to be at the heart of the government's chief advisor's new energy pathway tool, according to this report. The dark art of spin and propaganda are taken to new heights in the attempt at making us all believe that there is no extra cost in reducing our CO2 emissions by 80%, but I still doubt that the public will believe it as their bills go on rising year on year.
Tuesday, 3 January 2012
Monday, 2 January 2012
This article gives a very interesting discussion of this fundamental point. This author does not believe in the back-radiation theory.
Further reading below for those with time.
- http://www.tech-know.eu/uploads/IRabsW05122011.pdf argues that it does not. This article - http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/EnergyBalance/page5.php says it does.