Friday, 31 August 2012

ENERGY EFFICIENCY ISN'T WORKING - SO WHAT'S NEXT?

This article in the German press looks at the fact that research has shown that increased efficiency does not lead to lower consumption, but rather results in greater use. It's a fascinating discovery, but also means that efficiency gains can never reduce CO2 emissions. If the alarmists accept this then the next logical step would, as the article suggests, be to introduce more direct taxes, and if that doesn't work we can expect cries for rationing. Welcome to the weird world of the green alarmists.

Thursday, 30 August 2012

NEW EVIDENCE THAT WATER VAPOUR IS A NEGATIVE FEEDBACK

This article gives the details of new research which provides clear evidence that far from amplifying warming, water vapour actually appears to provide a cooling effect on the climate. How much longer can the man made global warming theory last?

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

MANN v STEYN - POP-CORN TIME

That is the title of the latest post by James Delingpole, which shows him at his very best taunting the pompous alarmist climate scientist, Michael Mann. I do admire Delingpole for his swashbuckling style. It is also interesting to read the comments under the article (over 800 when I looked, and still counting).

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

ICE CORE DATA SHOWS ANTARCTIC PENINSULA WARMING NOT UNUSUAL

This report puts the recent warming of the anarctic peninsula in context with the past ten thousnd years by looking at the ice core records.

Monday, 27 August 2012

Sunday, 26 August 2012

LORD MONCKTON EXPLAINS WHY IGNORING GLOBAL WARMING IS THE RIGHT RESPONSE

In this short video clip Lord Monckton uses simple maths to show why we should not try to mitigate the global warming that is forecast by the IPCC. The logic is faultless, as you will see!

Saturday, 25 August 2012

HOW FAST IS THE HIMALAYAN ICE REALLY MELTING?

The question in the title of this post is a very difficult one to answer as this article explains. Science is using high tech satellites, but has not yet found a foolproof way of interpreting the data. Where is the humility among scientists? Their problem (if they wish to support the alarmist position) is that any admission of a lack of certainty would lead to yet more scepticism. 

Friday, 24 August 2012

A REAL ENERGY POLICY IS NEEDED

This article looks at the current USA policies of subsidising green energy and compares it with the genuine free market alternatives of direct competition which have worked well in all sectors in the past.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

THE ARCTIC ICE MELT SAGA CONTINUES

This piece on the excellent Climate Resistance Blog explains how the unpublished research came to get in the media and gave a dramatic story to millions without even being verified.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

ECO-NUTS OPPOSE GEOTHERMAL ENERGY

This article examines the behaviour of green groups towards new projects to develop thermal energy. Apparently even though one might expect greens to welcome this fossil fuel free alternative, they do not because it involves fracking. Having already dismissed nuclear, one is left wondering whether their real objective is to ensure the lights really do go out.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

APOCALYPSE - NOT NOW!

Here is an interesting piece by Matt Ridley in which he goes through the many scares that have made the mainstream news over the past 50 years. Well worth reading.  

Monday, 20 August 2012

STEVE McINTYRE'S UK LECTURE

Here are some notes on the recent Lecture by the Canadian statistician and climate blogger Steve McIntyre organised in London by the GWPF. By the way regular visitors to the GWPF website will have noticed that it has been offline over recent days due to being hacked by some Islamist miltant group.

Sunday, 19 August 2012

DONNA LAFRAMBOISE LECTURE ON THE IPCC

Here (at the end of the post) is a link to her lecture given recently in Melbourne where she highlights some of the finding in her recent book on the IPCC. It really opens up the severe shortcomings of that supposedly august organisation that has for so long dominated the world's debate on climate change.

Saturday, 18 August 2012

GREAT Q & A SESSION ON HANSEN'S LATEST 'PROOF OF CLIMATE CATASTROPHE'

This piece has a great Q and A with Marc Morano of climate Depot who rebutts the Hansen paper with simple clarity.

Friday, 17 August 2012

CONSULTATION OR BOX TICKING?

Here is a great piece from MEP Roger Helmer, who has consistently talked common sense on this issue. He recently left the Conservative Party and joined the UK Independence Party over disagreements over who should succeed him, as he was considering retiring. What a good job he did not do so, as he is sorely needed on this issue of building thousands of wind turbines to replace fossil fuel power stations.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

INADEQUATE SATELLITE DATA USED TO START ARCTIC ICE SCARE

This article discusses the recent piece on the radio 4 Today programme in which a scientists was allowed to sound the alarm about Arctic ice "disappearing" due to global warming. It turns out his claim was based on data from a satellite less than 2 years old.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

RARE BIRDS DESTROYED LEGALLY BY US WIND FARMS

This article how US wind farms are allowed to destroy hundreds of birds every year, while other companies are fined many thousands of pounds for unintentionally doing the same to far fewer.It seems that in a pathetic effort to "save the planet" they are in fact destroying some of its precious inhabitants.

Monday, 13 August 2012

HANSEN UNDERMINES GENUINE CLIMATE SCIENCE

This piece considers the publicity given to James Hansen's latest announcement that the USA is having considerable extreme weather compared to the recent past.

Sunday, 12 August 2012

EU SPLIT ON ENERGY POLICY

This piece explains the position of Poland and others regarding the EU's Emission Trading Scheme and the proposed changes by the EU Commission which are opposed by Poland.

UK WIND ENERGY POLICY - IS IT STUPIDITY OR FRAUD?

Christopher Booker has again hi-lighted the nonsense of the UK energy policy - rather like lemmings leaping off a cliff in slow-motion.

Saturday, 11 August 2012

CHINA'S SHALE GAS REVOLUTION

This article looks at China's attempts to extract it's vast shale gas reserves in order to keep pace with the USA. The EU should take note.

Friday, 10 August 2012

US JULY TEMPERATURES NOT A RECORD

This article by Roy Spencer looks at the temperature records of the last 100 years in the USA and puts the current high temperatures in context.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

SOLAR SUBSIDIES A COSTLY WASTE OF TIME

This article gives an excellent argument against subsidies in general and for solar energy in particular.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

PEAK OIL A LONG WAY OFF

This piece looks at how the alarmists have got it so wrong in their predictions of peak oil.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

IS THE INDIAN DREAM UNRAVELLING?

This article reveals the problems the Indians have in trying to maintain their impressive growth based on fossil fuels. The recent power cuts demonstrate they still have along way to go.

Monday, 6 August 2012

NEW REPORT - WIND POWER EXPENSIVE AND WILL NOT SAVE MUCH CO2

This report has been submitted to a government inquiry into windfarms by the GWPF.

Sunday, 5 August 2012

USA GAS RESERVES KEEP ON RISING

This article looks at the proven reserves in the USA. It gives the lie to those who say we are "running out of gas/oil".

Saturday, 4 August 2012

UK ENERGY POLICY BACKS AWAY FROM THE ABYSS

As this article says there seems to be a battle not only in the UK, but also in the EU between the green puritans who demand that using fossil fuels is a sin and those who recognise that without them we will be left in the industrial slow lane. The USA is the role model on how to make use of home-produced fossil fuel, and the UK and the EU can see the sense of following suite. 

Friday, 3 August 2012

PROF JOHN CHRISTY TALKS SENSE TO US SENATE COMMITTEE

You can read it all here at WUWT. If only we had more scientists with the courage to emulate him here in the UK.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

UK GOVERNMENT PLAN TO BREAK CLIMATE ACT

Christopher Booker explains how this has been announced in as obscure a fashion by the government. There has been no public admission, of course, but reality is slowly dawning even among the government.