Saturday, 30 November 2013

CHINA'S CO2 EMISSIONS SET TO DOUBLE BY 2020

Here's the story, so don't fall for any politicians who say that China is doing its best to stop global warming.

Friday, 29 November 2013

PROF MURRY SALBY LECTURE

This video of Murry Salby's lecture is in part difficult math, but even if that part is accepted as read, the general principles are easy to grasp. The conclusion is clear - temperature drives CO2, not the other way round. What was new and interesting to me was his proof that CO2 in ice cores on long time scales can be as much as 10x too low. Also his energy balance diagram was interesting and showed how the climate models completely ignore the major natural energy transfers.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

GERMANY'S IMPENDING INDUSTRY DISASTER, WITH UK TO FOLLOW

 This article by David Rose highlights the high cost of electricity in Germany and the serious effect it is having on German industry. Ironically the UK is shortly to reach the same plight, unless the government changes track (highly unlikely!)

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

WARSAW CLIMATE TALKS END IN INDECISION AND FUDGE

This report gives the details. These talks have not been widely reported, as the public would be angry to think that their taxes were being fleeced by a load of greedy, opportunistic foreign governments. If their demands were conceded, it would not even go anywhere near to reducing CO2 emissions enough to satisfy the requirements of the high priests of global warming (the IPCC). The whole thing is now a farce - a very costly one!

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

CLIMATE NEWS - DON'T WORRY, BE HAPPY

This short video gives an upbeat message that contrasts with the usual gloom from the IPCC. There are also many other short videos on the same site - some well worth viewing.

Monday, 25 November 2013

ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT INTOLERENT TO THOSE WHO BREAK RANKS

This article by the Scientific Alliance looks at those leading environmentalists who have broken ranks on key issues such as nuclear energy and GM crops. The article argues that the intransigence of environmental activists to those that differ from their former colleagues is a serious weakness in the movement.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

WE MUST NEVER BE ALLOWED TO KNOW THE IPCC's SECRETS

This article reveals the decision in the light of a FOI request from that deermined climate sceptic hero David Holland. He is the Poirot of climate science. A man who doggedly follows the trail and never gives up. How absurd that the deliberations of the IPCC scientists should be deemed so sensitive that they can never be made public.

Saturday, 23 November 2013

CLIMATE TALKS IN DISARRAY

Here is an update to the latest goings on at the climate talks in Warsaw. You will have noticed that the main TV channels seem to be avoiding reporting on this event. When you read the report you will understand why.

Friday, 22 November 2013

SEA LEVEL RISE IS FALLING

This report shows what is going on with sea level, and it doesn't back up those alarmists who claim that the 'missing' heat has gone into the oceans.

Thursday, 21 November 2013

DEVELOPING NATIONS 'DISAPPOINTED' AS DEVELOPED WORLD GET TOUGH

This article gives the reaction of the developing nations as they see the funding they were hoping for is looking a little less certain. No doubt some form of words will be put together at the end of this to the effect that the developed nation aspire to achieve some sort of fund at some unspecified future time. Then in a couple of years after world temperatures decline they can quietly drop it.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

POOR NATIONS WALK OUT OVER COMPENSATION DELAYS

This article looks at the quite ridiculous demands of the developing nations. It is becoming clear now that the global warming saga is all about wealth transfer. This is what many sceptics have said all along. Now we will see just how weak the West really is. Any Western Government who gives its citizens money away to this kind of blackmail should get short order from the ballot box.

BBC LINKS PHILIPPINES TYPHOON TO GLOBAL WARMING

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

OCEAN ACIDIFICATION IS NOT A PROBLEM

This piece by Matt Ridley will calm any fears that the oceans will become devoid of life as CO2 dissolves. This is no more than scaremongering explains Ridley

Monday, 18 November 2013

2013 A VERY LOW HURRICANE SEASON

This piece looks at the figures for hurricanes landing in the USA in the light of the recent hurricane that hit the Philippines. The conclusion is that far from increasing levels of activity the truth is that hurricanes are much less active. 

Sunday, 17 November 2013

THE CLIMATE CHANGE COMMITTEE MANAGE DECLINE

This piece from the Scientific Alliance looks at the work of the UK's Climate Change Committee in setting out the nation's CO2 reductions. Their work is already leading to a general disquiet from the public as energy prices keep rising  In the coming years this disquiet is likely to turn to anger as the policy leads to uncompetitive industry and job losses. 

Saturday, 16 November 2013

ARE CLIMATE ACTIVISTS INFLUENCING THE IPCC?

This interview with Donna Laframboise answers a number of questions about the lack of independence of the IPCC. There is mounting evidence that the IPCC is nowhere near as independent as it would like the public to believe. In fact its reports simply cannot be trusted.

Friday, 15 November 2013

AUSSIES SAY NO TO CLIMATE FUND

This piece from the Australian sets out the position of Tony Abbot's new government ahead of the latest climate talks in Poland. I wish our government in the UK would be of the same mind.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

WARSAW CLIMATE TALKS FOCUS ON COMPENSATION FOR POOR COUNTRIES

This report in the Guardian claims to have learned that the USA is concerned that the poor nations are focusing on some sort of fund to compensate them for damage caused by extreme events such as hurricanes. Of course they are expecting the richer nations to simply cough up even though the IPCC has itself declared that any event cannot be attributed to global warming (which of course has paused for the past 16 years), let alone to CO2 emissions. However that won't stop some at the UN from deciding in their favour. What utter nonsense!

NO CLIMATE SCIENCE TV PROG IN THE UK IN PAST YEAR

This article explains that there has been no full length factual programme on UK TV on climate science in the past year. The article then goes on to give reasons why this is the case. Tellingly it then says - "Instead, creative ways need to be found of 'smuggling in' the issues".

I think the sort of 'smuggling in' they were referring to was the throw away remark made on my local news programme this week, when an item about volcanic ash clouds was being shown. The presenter stated that due to climate change we should expect more volcanic eruptions. So now climate change is responsible for geological changes! They simply made it up and smuggled it in. 

FOSSIL FUEL SHARES AND PENSION FUNDS - ARE THEY WORRIED?

This article refers to a letter written by some large pension funds to the major fossil fuel companies.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

LATEST STRATEGY BY CLIMATE ALARMISTS - DESTROY SHARE VALUE OF FOSSIL FUEL COMPANIES

This video from an ABC programme shows what is happening. It is an attempt to frighten major shareholders, such as pension funds etc into selling their shares in companies involved in the fossil fuel industry. I think they will have a tough job, because their pitch is that governments may close these industries down, but to do that would not only bankrupt the companies but also put tens of thousands of workers out of a job, damaging the nations economy. Logically this is the result of the policies that countries like the UK are following. If we are to reduce CO2 emissions by 80% by 2050, at some stage we will stop using coal altogether, and then oil. I have not heard a minister yet spell out the timetable, but it is a logical progression - unless before then the goal is abandoned, or at least postponed.   

A few days ago I put up this post which included links to similar things going on over here.

There can be no doubt that we do face some very extreme people indeed, and they are not the usual hoards of placard-waving die-hard extremists, these are people in very influential and well-funded organisations, often with access to the government itself - even funded by government! If these policies are pursued it will be interesting to see how ordinary people behave. At what point will the resistance take to the streets? Or will political parties look at opinion polls and change tack? Try not to miss the next few years, they will be interesting.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

WOODBURNING POWER STATIONS ARE THE WRONG WAY TO GO

This piece looks at the policy of subsidising wood burning in place of coal in places such as Drax power station in the UK. It is complete madness, but anything seems to be supported if it might save CO2 emissions. (even if it doesn't in practice)

Monday, 11 November 2013

WHAT WAS WRONG WITH THE STERN REVIEW?

Here in the UK, Lord Stern is a man the government hold in great esteem and he has recently been holding forth to Parliamentary Committees on his great report into the economic benefits of acting to reduce CO2 emissions. So it is a very good time to review his report.

Here is a good article which highlights the errors in his thinking, and Here is another.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

TAXES AND THE BBC FUNDS CLIMATE LOBBY GROUP

Here is an article from 2011 that I have just come across. It looks at the way a shadowy climate organisation called Globe International is funded and who is involved with it. What it reveals is a murky world in which the EU and the UK government push taxpayers money to this organisation in order for it to push the climate change policies that it wants.

Saturday, 9 November 2013

WHAT KIND OF PEOPLE ARE CLIMATE SCEPTICS?

Here is an early piece on the Air Vent blog in which readers describe their background and qualifications. It is relevant to this piece on Bishop Hill. When you read through it becomes apparent that they seem to be a pretty well-qualified lot. The kind of people I am proud to be amongst.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

LIB DEM MINISTER BACKS GREEN ZEALOTS

This report highlights the closeness of a Lib Dem government minister with a group of green activists who are aiming to coerce pension funds to remove their money from the fossil fuel industry. The methods they are likely to use seem to rather unpleasant.

Read more here

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

BIG INCREASE IN SUNSPOTS

This report gives the details. We still have much to learn about the behaviour of our star.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

SEVERE WINTER FORECAST

This article looks at the forecast by some private firms. The Met Office are not forecasting this, though the others are claiming the severe cold will begin in November, so we shall not have to wait long to find out if they are right.

Monday, 4 November 2013

NO STATISTICAL EVIDENCE FOR GLOBAL WARMING

That is the conclusion of this paper which investigated the statistical evidence for the global warming hypothesis. The paper is very clear that the statistical method used by climate scientists is not valid.

Sunday, 3 November 2013

A NEW "LITTLE ICE AGE" IS A REAL THREAT

This BBC report looks at some research by a UK climate scientist which concludes that we could indeed be heading towards a new period of cooler weather in the UK and northern Europe generally, which could even bring down global temperatures.

Saturday, 2 November 2013

PRISM NUCLEAR REACTOR WILL USE UP PLUTONIUM WASTE

This article gives the details of the reactor. The question is - what is the price of the electricity?

Friday, 1 November 2013

THE SHALE GAS WARS

This article looks at the way the EU is trying to destroy the nascent shale gas industry before it can get started. Here in the UK the government is trying hard to encourage the industry. It is yet another reason to get out of the EU.