Wednesday, 30 April 2014

IS ANTARCTIC SHOWING SIGNS OF GLOBAL WARMING?

Her is an interesting post by the excellent Paul Homewood which looks at the evidence that temperatures in Antarctica during the past 2000 years have probably been warmer than the current period. And yet the alarmists insist on trying to make us believe that the present time is "unprecedented". 

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

FREE SPEECH ON CLIMATE CHANGE - THE DEBATE GOES ON

This piece looks at the hotly contested debate on whether to allow sceptics to speak or write their views on any aspect of climate change. As you will read, the so-called consensus people are a very intolerant lot.

Monday, 28 April 2014

GOVERNMENT CONTROL OF THE ENERGY MARKET CREATES WINNERS AND LOSERS

This newsletter explains how the UK government is now controlling the energy market, and just as in the former Soviet Union, this level of control is actually counter-productive, creating winners and loser by government policy.

Sunday, 27 April 2014

DAME JULIA WRONG AGAIN ON FLOODS

This well researched piece shows what nonsense the Met Office Chief Scientist has uttered on the matter of the recent UK floods. She must surely realise that her credibility will be considerably reduced if she continues to make wild insinuations that are completely at odds with the facts.

Saturday, 26 April 2014

THE FACTS HIDDEN IN THE LATEST IPCC REPORTS - THINGS ARE NOT AS BAD AS THEY CLAIM

This article by Bjorn Lomborg looks into the details of the latest IPCC reports and he comes to the conclusion that behind the scary headlines the reality is that the science is giving a more benign scenario.

Friday, 25 April 2014

NEW UK RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS ANNOUNCED

This piece  on Paul Homewood's blog explains what is being carried forward and the massive cost to the UK population.

Thursday, 24 April 2014

UK GOVERNMENT SHOOTS ITSELF IN THE FOOT

You would have difficulty making this up, if it wasn't true. Here is the report of the latest climate tax disaster being inflicted on it's ailing industry. The government, not content with the EU's carbon tax scheme, has introduced its own extra scheme to put taxes on CO2 emissions up even more. Then they realised that these taxes would destroy some of our energy intensive industries ands so they exempted them from paying them. Now we hear that the EU has told us that this is not allowed. Oh dear!

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

DEVELOPING COUNTRIES TRY TO ESCAPE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR CO2 EMISSIONS

This report shows the attitude of developing countries like India to the idea that they should be subject to any binding agreement to cut emissions of CO2. They don't want to do it. They whinge about the developed nations having a "historical responsibility", but what they over-look is that unless they are prepared to submit themselves to cuts, the overall global emissions will simply go on rising, but I don't think they really care about this. This whole global warming/climate change theme is nothing more than a stick with which the developed nations can be beaten. The real goal is not cutting CO2, but redistribution of wealth.   

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

COULD GLOBAL WARMING BE CAUSED BY CHANGES IN OUR GALACTIC SURROUNDINGS

This article explains that our solar system is now moving through a more active part of the galaxy. Apparently we were not originally part of the Milky Way at all, but were in a much smaller galaxy called Sagittarius. The part of the article relevant to global warming is on the second section (part 2). Here is the paragraph in question:

"Implications in Global Warming?It has been postulated that this is the real reason for global warming since higher energy levels of the Milky Way are almost certain to cause our Sun to burn hotter and emit higher energies. Indeed, temperatures have been seen to rise on virtually all the planets in our system. This seems quite apart from any local phenomenon like greenhouse gases etc."

There is just one query, and that is I have not heard any evidence that our Sun is burning significantly hotter. Oh well, it's an interesting piece, and perhaps it causes an increase in cosmic rays.

Monday, 21 April 2014

WHY DO CLIMATE SCIENTISTS EXPECT MORE ACCURACY FROM LESS THERMOMETERS?

One very strange fact that many people are unaware of, is that today the climate scientists determining the average temperature of the surface are only using around 25% of the measuring stations that were in use during the 1960's. Read the details here. Even at the largest number, there were only just over 6,000 measurements used to compile the record, which seems a fairly small number, bearing in mind the huge size of the Earth's surface. Even worse these thermometers are not evenly spread. In fact, as might be expected the bulk of them are in the USA and Europe, with only a very few in large parts of Africa and even less in the polar regions. What happens is that the vast gaps in the thermometer coverage are being filled in by what should be called "educated guesswork". It is this record, it must be remembered, which is used to form the basis of all the evidence that the planet is heating up and to make the demands for highly expensive action to reduce carbon dioxide emissions to stop it.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

AUSSIE ATTORNEY GENERAL STANDS UP FOR FREE SPEECH ON CLIMATE CHANGE

Here is the story from the Guardian. Judging by the comments the Attorney General's views are not popular with many Guardian readers. Those of a more democratic mind-set should support him

Saturday, 19 April 2014

WORLD TEMPERATURE RECORDS AVAILABLE VIA GOOGLE EARTH

Here is a link to the article on WUWT website. While there is much cynicism about the motives of the CRU in providing this data, it is nevertheless interesting to see and could be a valuable resource.

Friday, 18 April 2014

SVENSMARK SEEMS TO BE RIGHT AFTER ALL

This report looks at a new paper which concludes that the solar-cosmic ray theory which shows how small variations in the sun's output can have a much greater influence on the formation of clouds due to an increase in cosmic rays reaching the Earth.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

NEW CLIMATE REPORT BY THE NIPPC SAYS "NO CAUSE FOR ALARM OVER CLIMATE CHANGE"

Here is an article about the new report and its completely contrasting conclusion over the rate of global warming. The NIPPC rely on observations, whereas the IPCC rely on predictions from computer models.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

PACIFIC ATOLLS UNAFFECTED BY RISING SEAS

Here's welcome news for the inhabitants of Tuvalu or Kiribati. Although it is not welcomed by the climate alarmists who are trying to insist that dangerous sea level rise is happening. 

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

NO A LEVEL FOR STUDENT NOT "ON MESSAGE" WITH CLIMATE CHANGE

This piece by Christopher Booker looks at the way students are being forced to accept climate propaganda in order to pass their exams.

Monday, 14 April 2014

IPCC BARS THE MEDIA AND WELCOMES ACTIVISTS

This report highlights a little known fact that the IPCC does not allow reporters to attend the final sessions at which the Summary for Policy-makers is agreed. However they do allow the likes of Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth to remain, leaving the impression that they are far from neutral scientists merely reporting the facts.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

CLIMATE CHANGE PLAN B - REMOVE CO2

According to this article the final report from the IPCC concentrates on Plan B for the prevention of excess global warming, which is to remove excess CO2 from the atmosphere. Just one problem - there is no known way to remove sufficient CO2 to make any difference. Apart from that, which countries will agree to do it?

Saturday, 12 April 2014

HOW CLIMATE CHANGE CONQUERED THE US CAMPUS AND THE UK SCHOOLS

This article looks at how environmental activism has penetrated deep into the education system of the USA. This report seems to chime with the release of this booklet by the GWPF. This is not exactly new news, but nevertheless seeing it documented does highlight that it is still going on, and gradually tightening its grip. I suspect it will take some time for it to go away.

Friday, 11 April 2014

SEA LEVEL RISE DECREASING - NEW PAPER

This article looks at the statistics which show that since the pause in temperature rise the rise in sea level has also decreased.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

BBC CLIMATE PROPAGANDA HIGHLIGHTED

This article highlights a very biased piece on the issue of crop yields being affected by global warming. Of course the obvious question is what warming? The piece includes a world map which is colour coded in a most biased way to try to scare readers. 

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

UK BEGINS TO EXPLOIT MASSIVE COAL RESERVES UNDER NORTH SEA

This article will get climate alarmists frothing at the mouth. It came as a complete surprise to me, though when you read it, what it actually says is that the coal is not being mined, but it is being subjected to an underground coal gasification process. This really is good news for those not of an alarmist mind set, as it should lead to cheaper gs prices and plentiful supplies of chemical feedstock.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

1875 THE COLDEST TIME ON GREENLAND FOR 10,000 YEARS SAYS SCIENTIST

This report tells the story. The measurements were made by a science expert using ice core data.

Monday, 7 April 2014

BEWARE OF THE GREEN DOOMSAYERS

This article by Peter Hitchens looks at the quasi-religious attitude of those who believe in the impending climate catastrophe.  

Sunday, 6 April 2014

10 THINGS THE ARCHBISHOP NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE

Here is a good rebuttal by Paul Homewood to the alarmist rant from the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams. Paul is really doing excellent work on his prodigious blog.

Saturday, 5 April 2014

ANIMALS AND HUMAN SUFFERING WITH WIND FARMS

This article looks at a number of cases of harm alleged to be caused by nearby wind farms. It includes death as well as birth defects inflicted on animals. Not a good situation for anyone to have to face.

Friday, 4 April 2014

'SOCIALISM OR EXTINCTION' STUDY DEBUNKED BY PROFESSOR

This article looks at the maths behind the "study" which claims that humans cannot survive unless they become true socialists and share things equally. Professor Briggs has debunked the thing by showing that it is all based on subjective inputs that are no better than plucked out of the air.

Thursday, 3 April 2014

WHY DID THE MET OFFICE TRY TO HIDE THE EARLY PART OF THE CENTRAL ENGLAND TEMPERATURE RECORD?

The central England Temperature Record is the oldest in the world and it is used prominently on the Met Office website. "Not A Lot of People Know That" is an excellent website by Paul Homewood. Paul has discovered that, although the record starts in 1659, the prominent graph begins in 1772. Paul has highlighted that this early section shows a remarkable rise in temperature between the 1690's and the 1730's of over 2 degrees Celsius, much steeper than the recent rise in the late twentieth century. Here is link to the graph and the article.    

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

WOOD BURNING STOVES TO BE BANNED IN USA

Draconian new rules are causing misery to many in the USA according to this report. These rules are not being made by government but instead by the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) who are doing so on the grounds that they emit small particles of soot, though many say that the soot is trivial and the amount is far lower than in a car occupied by a smoker.

More on this here

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

BIG ROWS OVER SO-CALLED "CLIMATE IMPACTS" AS NEW REPORT LAUNCHED

This article by Roger Pielke seems to have caused a big fuss, due to criticism from a large number of readers, most, if not all, of whom have an ulterior motive. The upshot of all this is that the website owner has given a grovelling apology to the two leading critics described in this piece in the Huffington Post. As I put in my own comment on the website, there is clearly no consensus on the effect of climate change, indeed many would ask - what climate change after no temperature rise for 17 years.