James Lovelock, the father of environmentalism and inventor of the "Gaia Theory" seems to have reached some new conclusions regarding wind turbines, shale gas and nuclear power among others. Read this article gives the details. It was passed to me and although it was written in June, I think it is still worth a read.
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This article from the GWPF explains new findings that contradict predictions made by computer climate models that as CO2 increases they expected the small warming to be amplified by an increase in water vapour. Yet another climate computer prediction that seems to proved wrong.
Thursday, 19 July 2012
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Saturday, 14 July 2012
Here's the article with the transcript of the questions and answers. Seems a case of mixing weather and climate, which both sides of the debate have been guilty of doing.
Friday, 13 July 2012
I note what your committee has released about future dangers of flooding and droughts ”due to man-made climate change• according to the BBC [this morning], who prefaced it with the usual ”scientists say•. This last remark is of course just lazy journalism. Which scientists? What are their real qualifications and expertise? Who is paying them?
Prof. Richard Lindzen (Program in Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate at MIT) states: That the promotion of alarm does not follow from the science, is clearly illustrated by the following example. According to any textbook on dynamic meteorology, one may reasonably conclude that in a warmer world, extratropical storminess and weather variability will actually decrease.
The reasoning is as follows. Judging by historical climate change, changes are greater in high latitudes than in the tropics. Thus, in a warmer world, we would expect that the temperature difference between high and low latitudes would diminish. However, it is precisely this difference that gives rise to extratropical large-scale weather disturbances. Moreover, when in Boston on a winter day we experience unusual warmth, it is because the wind is blowing from the south. Similarly, when we experience unusual cold, it is generally because the wind is blowing from the north.
The possible extent of these extremes is, not surprisingly, determined by how warm low latitudes are and how cold high latitudes are. Given that we expect that high latitudes will warm much more than low latitudes in a warmer climate, the difference is expected to diminish, leading to less variance. Nevertheless, we are told by advocates and the media that exactly the opposite is the case, and that, moreover, the models predict this (which, to their credit, they do not) and that the basic agreement discussed earlier signifies scientific agreement on this matter as well.
Clearly more storms and greater extremes are regarded as more alarming than the opposite. Thus, the opposite of our current understanding is invoked in order to promote public concern. Clearly your 'scientists' don't understand meteorology, which, sadly, would make sense if they are from the Met Office. They are advocates for the alarm about CO2. As has been observed, it is hard to make someone understand something when their job depends on them not understanding it.
Rev Philip Foster MA
Thursday, 12 July 2012
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You might think that low oil prices would be good news all round, but not of course for those nations producing it, who apparently according to this article have got so used to the high price that they will struggle to cope if it continues to drop. My answer to them would be - Tough, get used to falling wealth like the rest of us".
Monday, 9 July 2012
Senior Conservative MP, John Redwood, has written an open letter to the newly appointed Director General of the BBC. It is very encouraging to see a senior MP who is prepared to publically stand up for those who take an alternative view of the climate change/global warming issue.
Sunday, 8 July 2012
Saturday, 7 July 2012
This article looks at a new paper which claims to prove that increased cloud cover will cool the earth. It seems a logical conclusion that accords with everyone's experience in every day life, and yet the climate alarmists claim the opposite. A very upside down view in my opinion.
Friday, 6 July 2012
This paper looks at solar activity, which some scientists claim points to a repeat of the Maunder Minimum, when frost fairs were held on the Thames. The conclusion in the paper points to a more normal kind of temperature for the globe. Neither warming nor cooling.
Thursday, 5 July 2012
So how does this year's weather compare with the past in the UK? This article gives us the Met Office records and compares. From what it says I conclude it's definitely wet, but not unique by any means - we have a wide range of weather, which is why we spend so much time talking about it!