Monday, 31 December 2012

COULD CFC's HAVE CAUSED THE RECENT GW?

This article refers to the hypothesis that the CFC gases that are blamed for causing the hole in the ozone layer could have also caused the warming which occurred in the 1980's and 90's. The argument for this is certainly well made and deserves consideration, at least as much as the CO2 hypothesis.

Sunday, 30 December 2012

DEATH TO THE DENIERS

Here is a link to the article written by a professor. I understand he is an Australian living in Austria and his musings about how to treat leading "deniers" of the seriousness of global warming were put on his university website. Of course he should be treated as a deranged nutcase, but he is a professor and so some impressionable people will no doubt take notice of him. What if one person acts on his suggestion, will the prof. be held responsible?
UPDATE: The author has now removed the article entirely and posted an apology Post in haste, repent at leisure. Happy New Year everyone!

Saturday, 29 December 2012

WORLD'S PLANTS FLOURISH WITH EXTRA CO2

Here is the research paper that gives us the evidence. You will not see any reference to such a paper on the mainstream news for obvious reasons.

Friday, 28 December 2012

MATT RIDLEY RESPONDS TO CRITICS

Here Matt Ridley responds to criticism of his post that I referred to on 20th December. It is interesting to see how cut throat the climate science business is. Looking at Matt's response it seems to me that he has given a very robust rebuttal, but when two scientists "lock horns" it is easy to see how the layman is left confused.

Thursday, 27 December 2012

WHY WE CAN'T CONTROL CLIMATE

Here is a great piece in the Winnipeg Free Press by Tom Harris. Well worth a read.

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

IPCC CAUGHT CHEATING AGAIN

This piece on Donna Laframboise's blog explains how the IPCC ensures that scientific papers that support the narrative they espouse get into their report, even if they have not yet been published in a scientific journal. Of course we are already aware that many of their lead authors do their best to prevent any papers opposing their view from getting published at all, and certainly kept out of the IPCC report altogether. I refer, of course to the leaked emails known as climategate. here is a good article which discusses the climategate isue in relation to the way science is treated in universities today.

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

BEST WISHES TO YOU ALL

I wish all readers a merry Christmas and let's hope for a New Year in which our governments open their eyes to the reality of the lack of warming and stop pouring billions of taxpayers' money away in a fruitless attempt to solve a non-problem.


Monday, 24 December 2012

IPCC PREDICTIONS - ALL WRONG!

This article on WUWT blog gives a very simple analysis of the predictions of global warming from all the four past IPCC reports from 1990. After 22 years it is now obvious that they are hopelessly wrong. How long can this discredited nonsense go on?

Sunday, 23 December 2012

MORE TROUBLE WITH WIND TURBINES

Taxpayers subsidising wind turbines are getting an even worse deal than many realise according to this article. The main findings are that their life-expectancy is only 10 to 15 years instead of the 25 years quoted by the wind industry, also they become less efficient as they get older. All this means that the government need a lot more of them to try to replace the traditional fossil fuel generation (if we ignore their intermittency - which we can't). What it ought to mean is that we simply don't need them and we can't afford them.

Saturday, 22 December 2012

SAME SLOPPY IPPC IN LEAKED DRAFT

Here is an article which looks at the recommendations in a report into the work of the IPCC and it finds that the IPCC appears to have ignored them, according to the leaked draft of the next report, due out at the end of 2013. With such close scrutiny now on the IPCC, they will be in for a very hard time unless they get their act together.

Friday, 21 December 2012

MORE EVIDENCE THAT THE MEDIEVAL WARM PERIOD WAS WARMER THAN TODAY

This article looks at a new scientific paper about the Chinese climate. The article also links to much more evidence which builds up a more or less global picture of the medieval warm period that was warmer than today.

Thursday, 20 December 2012

GLOBAL WARMING CALCULATED TO BE SMALL

The headline ought to be good news and yet it seems highly probable that the IPCC will try and hide this. The detail is in this piece by Matt Ridley. One of the good things about the recent leak of the draft IPCC report is that if (or when) they try to dress it up in alarmist language we will have much more time to prepare and counter their scare stories.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

GWPF ASKS BBC TO RE-EXAMINE ITS CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY

The well-respected Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) chaired by the UK's former Chancelor of the Exchequer, Lord Lawson, has decided to write to the new head of the BBC Trust to call for a new seminar to examine the BBC's policy on climate change coverage. The letter can be read here. It will be interesting to see the Trust's response, in view of the fact that so much has happened since 2007 when the last major policy review took place.

UPDATE:
This story was reported in today's Daily Express

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

MALDIVES NOT DROWNING AFTER ALL

Here's an interesting piece of news about what's happening in the Maldives. Although their leaders constantly complain that their islands are about to disappear under the sea, we note in the article that they are about to build four new airports to improve things for the tourists. Me thinks they do protest too much.

Monday, 17 December 2012

IPCC IGNORES ITS EXPERT REVIEWERS

This piece by the excellent Donna Laframboise shows how the IPCC chairman's claim that the reports issued by the IPCC are thoroughly reviewed by thousands of independent experts is in fact a myth, as the reports can be altered after the reviews are done.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

TUVALU EXAGGERATES CLAIMS OF DROWNING

Here is an article by Donna Laframboise which looks at the alarmist way in which the island has tried to portray its plight. 

Saturday, 15 December 2012

SEA LEVEL RISE REMAINS CONSTANT

That is the conclusionof a new paper on the subject. Read the background here. So we can stop worrying about all the scare stories the alarmists keep putting out.

Friday, 14 December 2012

NEW IPCC REPORT LEAKED - GW CAUSED BY THE SUN!

Yes astonishingly that seems to be the conclusion according to the scientist who leaked the whole second draft of the report. Read the whole article on WUWT here. Here is a paragraph from the post:
"The admission of strong evidence for enhanced solar forcing changes everything. The climate alarmists can’t continue to claim that warming was almost entirely due to human activity over a period when solar warming effects, now acknowledged to be important, were at a maximum. The final draft of AR5 WG1 is not scheduled to be released for another year but the public needs to know now how the main premises and conclusions of the IPCC story line have been undercut by the IPCC itself."

Thursday, 13 December 2012

GERMAN BANK RAIDED OVER CARBON TRADING

Yet more corruption seems to be happening according to this report. This kind of thing has happende time after time and yet our politicians seem to have no other option while we all continue to get ripped off.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

LATEST CLIMATE PROPAGANDA ON CHANNEL 4

Last evening I watched a programme on Britain's Extreme Weather. It is still available to view on computer (see this link). As I expected it was a one-sided piece of climate change propaganda dressed up as a normal documentary. It began by showing all the various different "extremes" of weather, particularly highlighting the flooding events around the country. I recall no mention of the fact that these all occurred in flood plains or in places surrounded by steep hills. There was no serious attempt to look in detail at the records for rainfall. A couple of harsh winters from the past were mentioned to try to give an impression of balance.

All this was leading to the obvious conclusion which appeared in the last 15 minutes of the hour long programme - man made CO2 was the culprit and two climate scientists of a "warmist" persuasion appeared to warn us that things were likely to get a lot worse. Funnily enough no one bothered to mention that there has been no statistically significant global warming for 16 years despite CO2 levels continuing to rise. Naturally no one was invited on who had any alternative views. This was clearly aimed at those with no knowledge other than the prevailing orthodoxy. As it was on Channel 4 it probably had quite small audience. In view of the mounting evidence that global warming has stopped for the past 16 years I wonder if there will be any attempt to look at this? 

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

LATEST CLIMATE TALKS BRANDED A FAILURE

This report looks at the details. While the green activists would no doubt agree with this analysis, there are still a number of costly measures that Western governments are committed to do. Only when these are scrapped will we start to get back to common sense on this issue.

Monday, 10 December 2012

NEWS FROM LATEST CLIMATE CHANGE JUNKET

This report gives a flavour of the nonsense being cooked up to fleece us all. Heaven help us if this lot are on our side. For a round-up of the final decisions go to this link at the BBC and if you read it you may conclude that the charade goes on, though fortnately at a snail's pace. Maybe by 2015 the world may have cooled and even the zealots will struggle to keep this gravy train on the rails.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

THE NEW ENERGY REVOLUTION

This article by Lord Lawson in the Mail explains the huge importance of the new found technology to exploit shale gas and oil. A very good article from a very influential man.

Saturday, 8 December 2012

NEW PETITION TO UK GOVERNMENT TO SCRAP THE CLIMATE CHANGE ACT

If you are a UK citizen and want to se the infamous Climate Change Act scrapped then go here to find out about the new petition. Do pass this on to others.

Friday, 7 December 2012

CLIMATE PROPAGANDA DE-BUNKED

This excellent piece from James Delingpole looks at how the media, particularly the BBC, are willing to report anything written by the green NGO's, even though it is easily proved to be one-sided propaganda. Shame on them.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

UK CLIMATE AID NOT REACHING THE POOR

£2 billion in aid from the UK is being mis-used according to this article in the Telegraph. Not only is it unnecessary as there is no adverse trend in climate, but as usual the aid is not even reaching the poorest anyway. How typical!

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

THE BBC'S 10 RULES ON HOW TO MANAGE THE CLIMATE CHANGE DEBATE

The following is a list of the guidance rules by which the BBC expects its staff to deal with articles concerning the climate change debate. To read the full article giving the background go to this link Surely this turns the BBC from an impartial provider of news a into propaganda machine for indoctrinating the public?
Those ten points are:


1. Journalists must resist framing the debate by putting up pro AGW advocates against climate sceptics.

2. Such an approach creates an impression of balance but in fact demonstrates that ‘balance is bias’ …against the consensus and therefore wrong.

3. It is important to train new, young journalists in a new approach to climate change because they will then either take that with them to the higher ranks of the BBC or move to other media organisations where they can then have influence over how the science is covered.

4. Journalists must now present the science as a long term ‘process’ and not look for a ‘result’….do not debate the science…facts are not necessary.

5. It is the Media’s role and responsibility to ensure the Public get the correct message about the science so that they then proceed to behave ‘dutifully’ in response.

6. Sceptics lack the knowledge and scientific background to be qualified to challenge the consensus.

7. Climate sceptics put in danger both Democracy and the Planet…..turn the debate into a ‘morality play’….guilt is good.

8. There needs to be a new kind of reporting….as said science as a ‘process’ but also introduce new voices….ignore the science, look at the consequences of global warming and the necessary responses….bring on economists, historians, politicians, social scientists and businessmen who will ensure the Public are made fully aware of the dangers of climate change according to the consensus.

9. Blur the boundaries between news and current affairs and other broadcast categories…drama, history, wildlife documentaries, anything that will further opportunities to influence the viewer’s perceptions and understanding of climate change.

10. There are no more facts to be found…the science is settled…..that is now the ‘Orthodoxy’.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

LATEST RESEARCH - GREENLAND MELT INCREASE INSIGNIFICANT

This article explains the new study and its significance. I hope everyone will sleep easier knowing there is still no prospect of major sea level rise in the foreseeable future. I hope the UN will take note (though I doubt they are listening).

Monday, 3 December 2012

Sunday, 2 December 2012

CO2 REDUCTIONS AND FUEL SECURITY

Here is the latest article from the Scientific Alliance. As usual we have the well-argued common sense that we have come to expect.

Saturday, 1 December 2012

WWF WANT MORE MONEY FOR POOR NATIONS TO COPE WITH CLIMATE CHANGE

This report looks at the latest attempt by the WWF to extract yet more cash from the rich west to give to the poor in order for them to deal with the effects of climate change. This despite the fact that no climate event can be attributed to CO2.