Tuesday, 31 January 2012

SPAIN SEES THE LIGHT ON RENEWABLES

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

LOOK OUT FOR THE MINI ICE-AGE

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

NEW UK SHALE GAS FIND IN NORTH WEST

This report gives the details. More game-changing shale gas, who now needs the thousands of expensive ugly wind farms when cheap gas will be available in a few years time?

Saturday, 28 January 2012

THE INSIDE TRACK ON GLOBAL ENERGY FORECASTS

This piece by the excellent Scientific Alliance summarises the latest energy forecast from BP. It is well worth reading and its main conclusion is that the world will rely mainly on fossil fuels for the foreseeable future.

Friday, 27 January 2012

'SCRAP THE CLIMATE TAX' SAY MPs

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

LORD LAWSON HAS ALARMISTS RATTLED

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

US WEATHER FORECASTERS TARGETTED BY AGW ACTIVISTS

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

MPs FORM A GROUP TO FIGHT WIND FARMS

This report in the Express gives the details of how MPs are trying to persuade the government to change its policy on wind farms.

More on this here.

IS THE USA ENTERING A DARK AGE?

Reading this article in WUWT you have to wonder about free speech. It is a chilling reminder of the thin line between freedom and tyranny.

Sunday, 22 January 2012

THE ELECTRIC VEHICLE FIASCO

This piece looks at the true situation regarding the attempt to sell electric vehicles to the public in the UK and the USA. For those who think electric vehicles are the future it makes grim reading.

Saturday, 21 January 2012

ENVIRONMENTAL NIMBYS STOP OIL PIPELINE

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

GREEN POLICIES ARE COSTING US DEARLY

This article looks at the effect of green policies on the poor, and finds them causing much distress.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

GREEN ENERGY PLANS TO COST FAMILIES £400 PER YEAR

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

THE FLAWS IN THE IPCC

Here's another piece looking at the shortcomings of the IPCC, this time from a Canadian perspective. The arguments are damning - when will our politicians wake up and smell the coffee?

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

POLLUTION EATING MOLECULES COUNTERACT GW

This article explains this concept is being looked at and found to be more effective than first thought. There is a lot more to climate science than most people realise.

Monday, 16 January 2012

IPCC DECEIT EXPOSED

This report is quite long and is written with an Australian perspective, but none the less it is a very readable piece, packed with links. I recommend it for a thorough look at the ways of the IPCC.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

LORDS GREEN DEBATE SHOWS LITTLE SCRUTINY

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

WARMIST SCIENTIST LOSES BET ON GW CONTINUING

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

LETTER TO ALL MPs

This letter has been sent to all UK MPs. I hope it encourages some of them to look at this important matter more closely.

If the link remains black just click to enlarge it to 100% and it should open. (mine did!)

Thursday, 12 January 2012

EAST AFRICA'S CLIMATE EXPLAINED

This article refers to new research which gives an explanation of the severe droughts regularly occurring in East Africa, and it has nothing to do with man!

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

EU TO FIGHT A TRADE WAR OVER FLIGHTS TAX?

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

CANADIAN GOVERNMENT DECLARES WAR ON GREEN ACTIVISTS

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

CO2 NEEDED TO PREVENT NEXT ICE AGE - NEW STUDY SAYS

This article explains how CO2 is needed to stave off the next ice age, according to a new study.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

FINANCIAL MADNESS LINK TO CLIMATE MADNESS

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

CANADIAN SENATE HEARS SCEPTIC CASE ON GW

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

UK DASH FOR UCG

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

MANN'S HOCKEY STICK DEMOLISHED BY LEAKED EMAIL

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

'LET'S PRETEND THAT SHALE GAS DOESN'T EXIST'

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

COLD WINTER CAUSES OZONE HOLE OVER THE ARCTIC

This report refers to the dramatic loss of ozone over the Arctic during the very cold 2010/2011 winter.

Monday, 2 January 2012

DOES BACK-RADIATION EXIST?

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.

Sunday, 1 January 2012

CRU EMAILS - WHO DUNNIT?

The intriguing question of who leaked the CRU emails is the subject of this article which puts a plausible case that it was an inside job.