Tuesday, 13 November 2018

CLIMATE CHANGE FALSELY BLAMED FOR DECLINE IN ARCTIC BIRDS

Here are the details of how the BBC has over-looked the true reason and instead simply blamed climate change without any evidence, and despite the fact that experts already know the true reasons which are not related to climate at all. In other words it is simply more fake news.

Monday, 12 November 2018

OZ BUSINESSES BRACED FOR CRIPPLING ENERGY BILL RISES

This post gives the details of the problems being faced in Australia by businesses as a result of extreme price rises in electricity. The reason, of course, is that they have closed economical coal-fired power stations and gone over to costly wind and solar. This is the same track as we are on in the UK.

Sunday, 11 November 2018

USA VOTERS REJECT HIGH PRICED RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY

This piece explains how USA voters rejected ballot propositions which would have increased the cost of electricity in order to reduce CO2 emissions. Generally speaking the majority of voters will not vote to reduce their standard of living for some unconvincing hypothesis that they will stop some unspecified warming of the planet at some uncertain time in the future.

Saturday, 10 November 2018

IS THE GLOBAL TEMPERATURE RECORD CREDIBLE?

Here is another interesting video from Tony Heller. This one looks at the fundamental data underpinning the whole global warming hypothesis - the record of Earth's surface temperature. He concentrates on the "adjustments" that have been made to past temperatures that have turned the trends from cooling to warming. Heller has kept the old records and shows where tampering has occurred. What he has uncovered is mind-blowing and alarming.           

Friday, 9 November 2018

NO CLIMATE CHANGE DEBATE ALLOWED

Climate change has become an issue that is beyond argument here in the UK. That is a fact as far as all layers of government are concerned, as well as main stream media such as TV and radio. I see it in all our council reports. It is evident in seminars I attend with our water companies, electricity companies, etc. etc. I believe it is virtually unanimous across industry and business. The idea that we must reduce our CO2 emissions is never challenged in such places or at such events. To do so would be like suggesting that paedophilia should be legalised at a child protection event.  In fact it is much more acceptable to call for the legalisation of cannabis than to suggest that cutting CO2 emissions is a waste of time and money.

Of course that is not to say that public opinion cannot be changed. In fact there are a lot of people who do not believe that climate change is an urgent issue, or even a serious problem at all, but the current culture prevents them from bringing this up at formal meetings. This is in complete contrast to what people say in small informal gatherings, where I find that scepticism is a widely held view.

A few years ago I attended a political meeting where a well known politician was the guest speaker. During the question and answer session he was asked to give his view on climate change. Before giving his view he asked the audience to put their hands up if they were sceptical of it. Astonishingly, nearly everyone put up their hands. The so-called consensus was reversed among a politically active (conservative) and well-informed audience.  I had a similar reaction when my council colleagues passed a motion urging the government to reverse its policy on climate change. There was a question on this back in 2014.

A recent political TV programme had a segment on the latest IPCC report which has announced that urgent action is required to reduce CO2 emissions to prevent catastrophic climate change. When you look at the video you can see that the USA spokesman, Myron Ebell, was rudely interrupted when he attempted to put across his answer by refuting the claims in the report. It was a classic example of 'argument from authority'.  At the start of the clip the short film was simply propaganda with no statistics to back up the extreme predictions. The other guests were no more qualified scientists than Myron, but their views were 'on message' so no interruptions were called for. 

Thursday, 8 November 2018

THE ROLE OF CO2 IN CLIMATE CHANGE

This paper covers much of the controversial science of climate change in a readable way. Below is a short excerpt:

The well-established medieval warm period (MWP) reached its peak in about 1200 AD and then gave way to the little ice age (LIA) that lasted from about 1400 to 1850 AD. Those periods are well documented in history and accepted by climatologists. The Viking colonisation of Greenland took place during the MWP when lush green vegetation thrived, giving it its name. The Viking settlements collapsed during the LIA, when even the Thames in London froze over.
If the Medieval Warm Period was warmer than today, with no greenhouse gas contribution, what would be so unusual about modern times being warm also?
This presented a serious problem to the supporters of AGW. The MWP peaked at a higher temperature than today and at a time when there was no significant human emission of CO2. This naturally raised the question: What would be so unusual about the current warming trend that necessitated the response to link it to human CO2 emissions? In return, the AGW advocates drew attention to a little known 1999 paper using tree ring data to assess past temperatures, eliciting memories of the now infamous presentation of the ‘Hockey Stick’ curve. Tree rings are not a reliable temperature proxy because they are influenced by many other factors, apart from temperature: rainfall, sunlight, cloudiness, pests, competition from other trees, soil nutrients, frost and snow duration. Nevertheless, the tree ring curve was accepted by the IPCC and replaced their earlier curve. As we know, it has the shape of a hockey stick. Trees grow only on land and 71% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water. The data were only from the Northern Hemisphere, yet presented as the global temperature curve. Quoting John Daly: ‘It was a coup: total, bloodless, and swift, and the hockey stick was greeted with a chorus of approval from the greenhouse effect supporting industry.

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

UK OVERSEAS AID MONEY FUNDS 'CLIENT EARTH' WHO TAKES IT TO COURT

This post gives the details. The UK government is using the Overseas Aid Budget to give £1 million  a year to an environmental pressure group called Client Earth. This so-called charity pays its Chief Executive £232,000 a year. (He has just had a 50% pay rise.) Not only that, but Client Earth has recently taken the UK government to court to force it to bring forward new tougher measures to reduce car exhaust pollution.  

It makes you wonder whose side the government is on. Both sides seems to be the answer. That is both its own and Client Earth's, but not the taxpayer's! 

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

IS CALIFORNIA THE NUTTY STATE?

This piece explains what is going on in the Golden State which has the largest oil reserves in the USA and yet it chooses not to extract those reserves. Instead it spend billions of dollars importing oil from overseas. This is done, of course, because they pretend to be saving the planet, but in fact they are still using oil, simply buying it instead of using their own. That surely is nutty.

Monday, 5 November 2018

HOW THE EDUCATION SYSTEM ENSURES SCEPTICS ARE FILTERED OUT OF CLIMATE SCIENCE

This article explains how the education system perpetuates the bias towards the current climate change hypothesis, thus trapping us in a closed system where any sceptical ideas are filtered out. Where in the past scientists were independent thinkers who put forward the results of their work without fear or favour they now are beholden to vested interests, particularly in areas which have been taken over by political dogma. 

Sunday, 4 November 2018

MEDIA CLIMATE EXTREMISTS CLAIM CENTRAL AMERICAN MIGRANTS ARE "FLEEING GLOBAL WARMING"

This piece explains how this blatant propaganda is being used to try and ramp up the GW scare. It is an example of desperation and easily seen as such by the public. 

Saturday, 3 November 2018

MET OFFICE WEATHER REPORT CONFIRMS UK WEATHER IS MILD AND STABLE

This report looks at the latest Met Office report into extreme weather and overall, the report confirms  that UK weather is, if anything, becoming less extreme:

  • Summer days are not getting hotter
  • Extremely cold days are much less common
  • Droughts are less intense
This is not the conclusion reached by the BBC who use the Met Office report to try and give a much more scary picture.

Friday, 2 November 2018

A SHORT HISTORY OF FRACKING

This piece gives a very interesting account of this controversial process. It seems to be a well-balanced piece which does not shy away from the controversial aspects but does not magnify them either. 

Thursday, 1 November 2018

AIR POLLUTION FROM TRAFFIC EXHAUST AND EFFECT ON HEALTH

Hat tip to Dennis for the following excellent piece on the effects of air pollution on health and life-expectancy.

Here is the link. The writer, Euan Mearns, has carried out a lot of research of reports and picked out the relevant passages in his extensive look at this subject. What he has uncovered is that there is still a great deal that is not understood and that, as we all know, there is much exaggeration made to create alarm.