Tuesday, 30 April 2013
This article tells us that the so-called smart appliance is a step nearer. Slowly we seem to be heading for an electricity system in which our usage is to be closely monitored. Have those advocating this system thought about how it could be sabotaged by clever computer experts. What if the public don't purchase new appliances, or even by-pass the smart chip?
Monday, 29 April 2013
This is Booker's latest column in the Telegraph in which he rightly shows up the lunacy at the heart of government energy policy. Peter Lilley is still a lone voice of sanity in the government. As the facts continue to part company with the theory he will surely be joined by others.
Sunday, 28 April 2013
<This is the extraordinary story of the man who sold fake bomb detectors to governments around the world. In doing so he fooled some so-called experts in the field. Of course he had lots of glossy brochures and impressive videos to back up his claims for the device, but how extraordinary that no one thought to subject it to any sort of test which would have found it to be useless. I can't help but draw a parallel here with the global warming claims of catastrophic warming caused by CO2 emissions. If our governments can be fooled so easily, what hope have we that it could not happen in any other area as well?
Saturday, 27 April 2013
Here is a very interesting article which reveals the true life experiences of a psychologist. Although his experience relates to the world of army recruits as well as finance, the conclusions are very relevant to climate scientists, in particular over-confidence in results.
Friday, 26 April 2013
Here is another excellent piece from the Scientific Alliance. Apparently the great minds of the CCC have concluded that while the UK has cut its CO2 emissions from what it produces and consumes internally, if the CO2 used to make what it imports is taken into account then its overall CO2 emissions is actually increasing. Of course they can't easily do anything about that without imposing import duties and starting a damaging trade war. So they will want to keep quiet about it and not let the people realise the whole policy is a pointless and costly charade. Unfortunately for them, the people are starting to find out!
Wednesday, 24 April 2013
Tuesday, 23 April 2013
Monday, 22 April 2013
The Germans may have a strong green movement, but their government is not going to allow that to stop them from keeping the lights on. This article looks at the rapid increase in the use of coal and gas fired power stations to replace the phased out nuclear ones. Interestingly they are not requiring new fossil fuel stations to capture their carbon emissions, unlike the ridiculous UK government.
Sunday, 21 April 2013
Friday, 19 April 2013
This article in the Daily Mail highlights the problem for climate scientists. How long will this pause last and how long will it be before the public and the politicians lose faith in the theory of man made global warming?
Thursday, 18 April 2013
Wednesday, 17 April 2013
Yes, they did it. MEPs finally (by a small majority) voted to stop increasing the cost of emitting CO2. You can read the details here. Does it mean the our MEPs are at last realising that high energy prices are making our recession even harder to escape from? We will have to wait and see how our masters in the EU get this over-turned.
Tuesday, 16 April 2013
Monday, 15 April 2013
Sunday, 14 April 2013
Friday, 12 April 2013
Thursday, 11 April 2013
Here is an interesting piece looking at the long list of delays to the progress of fracking for various spurious reasons, the latest of which is to prevent disturbance to birds - despite the fact that the drilling site is located adjacent to a large brickworks. You couldn't make it up! The country seems to be trying to achieve against the meddling of government.
Wednesday, 10 April 2013
Tuesday, 9 April 2013
It is with great sadness that I learnt of the death of Margaret Thatcher, one of our greatest Prime Ministers. Here is an article from 2010 which shows that, though an early proponent of man made global warming, she also became an early sceptic of the hypothesis. This shows that even great people can be convinced of something that is flawed, but it also shows that she was able to change her mind when she became aware of contrary evidence.
Saturday, 6 April 2013
This article looks at the dishonest suggestions being urged on teachers. In the end this kind of behaviour will prove to be counter-productive to their own cause.
Friday, 5 April 2013
It may not actually be a crime to deal in green energy, but it certainly seems to be attractive to some less scrupulous businessmen. See this article for details of someone with alleged mafia links who seems to have done rather well out of it.
Thursday, 4 April 2013
Wednesday, 3 April 2013
This article sums up the current situation regarding the world's oil resources, and it predicts a bright future as long as we continue to innovate. The current situation in the UK and the EU is a self-imposed denial of cheap abundant energy. When the rest of the world has shown us what we should have been doing, we will belatedly wake up.
Monday, 1 April 2013
How fitting that the UK government should introduce the unique Carbon Floor tax on April Fool's Day. This article in the Scotsman sums up the folly of it very well. There seems to be no answer to the question - why inflict an extra burden on a faltering economy? I notice that while the reductions in welfare payments, which also come into effect today, were given very prominent coverage on the news, the new energy tax did not even get a mention. And yet this carbon floor tax will cause more poverty than all the welfare cuts put together as businesses close or move abroad.