Monday, 31 December 2018

EXTREME WEATHER NOT INCREASING

This video shows the testimony given to a Senate committee by Dr Roy Spencer and  Dr Roger Pielke on the lack of increase in extreme weather events in recent times compared with all the projections made by climate scientists.  

Sunday, 30 December 2018

PROFESSOR JORDAN PETERSON DISMISSES CLIMATE CHANGE

Professor Peterson is a Canadian psychologist and a noted speaker whose outspoken views have attracted a lot of attention from the media. In this short video he answers a question on whether people should unite to fight climate change. He answers by dismissing the issue's importance and praising Bjorn Lomborg's work on it. It is good to see someone in the public eye who is prepared to say what he thinks, rather than what he thinks others expect to hear. 

Saturday, 29 December 2018

LABOUR'S MAD CLIMATE POLICIES WOULD BANKRUPT THE UK

This article gives the details of the extent of Labour's lunacy. Of course it has no chance of being achieved, but even attempting it would cause severe hardship to business and individuals. The Conservatives also claim to be following the nonsense in the Climate Change Act, but at least they are not completely mad activists. I keep hoping that they might, to some extent, be paying lip-service to it, rather than actually be re-ordering the economy to try and achieve it. The public must be warned that Labour is dangerous and unelectable.  

Friday, 28 December 2018

DANGEROUS DEVELOPMENTS IN THE POLITICS OF THE CLIMATE DEBATE

This report covers a potentially very dangerous development in the climate change debate. It is one that needs to be resisted by all leaders of the developed world. If the developing nations are allowed to get compensation for any extreme weather then we will all be much poorer. There can be no justification for any such claim. See this piece for the evidence that weather disasters are declining in terms of world GDP. 

The fact is that some poor countries have always been more exposed to extreme weather and the extent of this has not changed. Therefore it cannot be due to emissions of CO2. I fear that the supine Western governments will allow themselves to get mugged over this, which means our taxes will have to increase to pay for it. They should be looking very carefully at the statistics and proving it is a scam.

These natural disasters are often random events caused by a chaotic weather system. No single cause can ever be proved.

Thursday, 27 December 2018

OCEAN ACIDIFICATION - WHY IT IS NOT A PROBLEM

This article gives a clear and simple explanation why ocean acidification is not a problem that should cause concern.  

For more of the science This article is for those with a deeper knowledge of chemistry.

Wednesday, 26 December 2018

CHILD EXPLOITATION AND PROPAGANDA AS THE CLIMATE ALARMISTS GET DESPERATE

This piece looks at a speech made by a 15 year old girl who has clearly become obsessed with climate change fears. We don't know why she has reached this state. What role has her parents had? I wonder if she has ever seriously looked at any views contrary to those she now espouses? In her speech she mentions that she has Asperger's syndrome, which causes her to see things in black and white - something that is a serious hindrance to understanding the nuances in any complex subject. 

I must be generous and say that she did a great job of delivering the speech. It was an impassioned plea to the World's leaders done in a simplistic way that one would expect of a child. At one point she asks the question, why don't our leaders just ban all fossil fuels when faced with such an urgent matter as climate change?  What a pity someone could not give her an honest answer.  

There are a large number of comments under the article, a few liken her behaviour to that of children in the Nazi Youth of the 1930's. They could also liken it to those in a religious cult, which is what the Church of Climatology is. It is quite easy for children to be convinced by adults in authority over them, a small proportion of them are more susceptible than others, just as some subjects can be hypnotised more easily.  Despite her willingness to take part, it seems to me that she is nevertheless being exploited by adults who, having brain-washed her, are using her in a propaganda exercise.   

Tuesday, 25 December 2018

BIG GROWTH IN UK FLIGHTS PLANNED BY GOVERNMENT

First a happy Christmas to all readers. If you like flying, this piece will be welcome news.

This article looks at the details.  It is hard to see how this fits in with the big reduction in CO2 emissions planned by the government's Climate Change Act. I wonder when they will admit that this Act is not going to be fulfilled. They will probably leave it to their successors. 

Monday, 24 December 2018

ANTARCTIC PENINSULA GLACIERS GAINING MASS

This article looks at glaciers on the Antarctic peninsula, the only part of the Antarctic where some warming has taken place.  So it is all the more surprising to find that glaciers in this region have been gaining mass in recent years. It certainly shows that it is far from a picture of continuous warming, though that is what is presented to the world by the news media.

Sunday, 23 December 2018

ARCTIC GLACIERS ADVANCE 16 KM DURING 2008-2016

This piece explains that the Svalbard/Barents sea region of the Arctic where this occurred was 6 degrees C warmer 9000 years ago when glaciers were much smaller or non-existent. I wonder why this has received no coverage in the mainstream media?

Saturday, 22 December 2018

THE COST OF CLIMATE PROTESTORS ACTIONS

This article gives an idea of the huge number of dollars lost in the USA as a result of these fairly low level protests. They are indeed a very destructive force costing hundreds of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars. Time for the mass of the people to make their voices heard. 

Friday, 21 December 2018

TONY HELLER DEBUNKS THE ARCTIC ICE MELT SCARE

This new video from Tony is a must watch, as he shows the past records of Arctic sea ice to show just how much is being kept from us by proponents of the global warming scare. 

Thursday, 20 December 2018

TRUMP SPOILS THE PARTY AT THE LATEST UN CLIMATE JUNKET

This piece gives a good overview of the latest climate conference. It was hailed as a great success at the close of the conference and then a day later it all began to unravel.

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

LARGEST NOVEMBER INCREASE IN SEA ICE ON RECORD

This article explains just how the media is putting out false information, this time about sea ice. Just look at the data and graphs to back up this headline and yet the media are putting out the complete opposite, as the article shows.

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

CHINA'S CLIMATE U-TURN

This piece introduces a new paper which exposes the double standards of the Chinese attitude to global warming and reducing its CO2 emissions.  “Many in the environmental community look to China to assume the role of global climate leader. But Patricia Adams questions China’s interest in assuming this role as the need for continued economic growth means securing new energy supplies will take priority over climate change concerns".

Monday, 17 December 2018

CLIMATE FRAUD UNCOVERED IN RECENT USA CLIMATE ASSESSMENT

This short video by the splendid Tony Heller highlights the obviously deliberate attempts to make the climate data tell a story of rapid warming, even though it does no such thing. Tony has such a wealth of historical data and press cuttings that he can put together a very thorough debunking.

Sunday, 16 December 2018

CRYING WOLF OVER THE GREAT BARRIER REEF

This piece explains the findings of a group of scientists examining the Great Barrier Reef  that the death rate of coral was less than they expected because of the adaptability of corals to changing temperatures.

Saturday, 15 December 2018

ARCTIC RAPID MELTING EXPOSED AS FAKE

This piece is a complete refutation of the fake news alleging that the Arctic ice is "rapidly melting". The truth is that overall, Arctic volume has been stable, slightly on the rise over the past 12 years,

Friday, 14 December 2018

"CHEAP RENEWABLES" EXPOSED AS NONSENSE

Joanne Nova in this brilliant article exposes the fraudulent arguments being made in support of renewable energy.  I love her ironic sense of humour with which she lays waste to the nonsense that is being peddled by so-called experts who are trying to prove the impossible to the ordinary folk who have no idea what is going on.

Thursday, 13 December 2018

DAILY MAIL REDUCED TO PUBLISHING RUBBISH ON GW

This article is one of the silliest claims made about rising CO2 levels. The fact that it was published by what is normally rated as a serious paper is rather worrying. Since they got a new editor I have noticed a distinct change of views expressed both on Brexit where they have softened their stance from staunch support for Brexit to now supporting Mrs May in an unquestioning fashion and now this tripe on climate change.

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

TAKING A LOOK INTO THE WORLD OF THE LATEST COP CLIMATE CONFERENCE

Here is a very revealing look at what goes on inside the current climate change conference organised by the UNIPCC. It includes links to video footage of some very bizarre goings on. Learn about how Gender Day and Indigenous Peoples Day are connected to the climate change hypothesis. 

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

NEW PREDICTION SAYS THE SUN WILL NOT GIVE US GLOBAL COOLING

This piece explains the new thinking on the subject of the solar cycle. It is the opposite of what others have been predicting.

Monday, 10 December 2018

YELLOW VEST PROTESTS MAKE LEADERS NERVOUS ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE POLICIES

This article explains the dilemma now facing Western leaders over enacting tough measures to reduce CO2 emissions. Apparently it is casting a shadow over the latest climate change conference in Poland.

Sunday, 9 December 2018

THE FACTS ABOUT WIND TURBINES YOU NEVER HEAR IN THE MEDIA

Decommissioning (removing) wind turbines is enormously difficult and hugely expensive. Natural gas plants have 30-40 year lifetimes; nuclear plants can operate for 60 years or more. Wind turbines last 15-20 years, and often far less for offshore leviathans. Off Virginia, salt corrosion is compounded by 50-80 foot storm waves and category 1-3 hurricanes.
Maintenance and removal require huge derrick barges and can be done only during near-perfect weather, with minimal wave height. Actual removal costs depend on the size and type of project, distance from shore, whether monopolies and electrical cables must be fully removed, and whether the seabed must be returned to its original condition.
The cost of removing any industrial-scale “wind farm” could run into the billions, and could double the cost of wind power.
Oil, mining, logging, construction and other projects are typically required to post sizable bonds, before they are permitted to operate. Wind turbine projects are generally exempt. That means billion-dollar decommissioning costs will likely bring corporate insolvency - and state taxpayers and ratepayers will get stuck with the bills.
Demolition has begun for one of Europe’s earliest offshore wind projects, off Denmark. The blades, nacelle and tower must be dismantled and individually removed by big mobile cranes on enormous barges. The concrete foundations must be dismantled on-site by hydraulic demolition shears, then hauled ashore.
By 2023 more than 10,000 of Germany’s 28,000 wind turbines must be decommissioned. Their concrete and rebar bases can be 100 feet in the ground. Rotor blades are fiberglass, carbon fibers and petroleum resins; burning them releases dust and toxic gases, and thus is prohibited. Nor can they be recycled. The same facts apply to U.S. turbines.
Imagine putting 115-foot turbine blades in landfills - or 245-foot blades from the new monster turbines. One study estimates that it will cost $565,000 per megawatt to decommission Europe’s offshore turbines - or about $3.4 million for each new generation 6-MW turbine.
From an economic, environmental or energy perspective, this is simply unsustainable. And it’s all being justified by climate change hyperbole and hysteria. 

Saturday, 8 December 2018

MISLEADING PROPAGADA FROM THE MET OFFICE

This article explains why it is wrong and very misleading to say that this summers heatwave was 30 times more likely due to climate change. The more ridiculous and exaggerated the claims are the more they turn people against believing any of the climate change arguments.

Friday, 7 December 2018

SEA LEVEL RISE - LET'S COMPARE COMPUTER MODELS TO THE REAL WORLD

This piece takes another look at the sea level rise issue and shows how much lower actual sea level has behaved compared to the predictions of computer models. The results are pretty clear, we are being misled by the computers.

Thursday, 6 December 2018

FRENCH PRESIDENT (MACRON) LEARNS AN IMPORTANT CLIMATE CHANGE LESSON

What irony that the president of the country whose capital hosted the much lauded conference that lead to the Paris Climate Accord now finds himself under attack from his own people for trying to coerce them into using less fossil fuels. I hope the other leaders of the West are taking note. When the going gets tough for the people their willingness to sacrifice their comfort for the future of humanity is quickly reduced, or disappears altogether. This piece sums it up very well.

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

ELECTRIC CAR SALES FLOP IN UK

Oh dear! Electric vehicle sales don't seem too strong according to this article despite the government's best efforts to try and persuade us to buy them. Just like Mrs May's Brexit deal, they are a poor substitute for a proper car. Who will trust the government when they get it wrong so often?

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

CLIMATE CHANGE TALKS RENDERED POINTLESS

USA and China both snub the latest climate change talks.  Read the details here.  This renders the talks pointless and no meaningful decision is likely to be taken.  With the rioting in France against taxes imposed to cut the use of fossil fuels we can see that the utopia based on climate change policies is in serious trouble.
  

Monday, 3 December 2018

WMO CHERRY-PICKS DATA IN DESPERATE BID TO FOOL US ALL

Global Temperature Drops By 0.4°C In Three Years
The GWPF Observatory, 30 November 2018


Dr David Whitehouse, GWPF Science Editor

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. In science communication however, a simple graph can be worth far more than pictures particularly when the main point is that the last four years have been the hottest on record.

In a press release the World Meteorological Organisation said,

‘The long-term warming trend has continued in 2018, with the average global temperature set to be the fourth highest on record. The 20 warmest years on record have been in the past 22 years, with the top four in the past four years.’

The main message was echoed by others, such as the BBC.:

"Climate change: Last four years are world’s hottest"

Likewise the Guardian:

"Past four years hottest on record, data shows"
It all goes to show how temperature data can be misrepresented if you don’t show the temperature data itself.

 
Fig 1 is the HadCRUT4 monthly global temperature from the UK Met Office.



As you can see a graph tells a very different story. What elevates the past four years above the previous ones is an El Nino event, the strongest one on record.

As we have said many time before an El Nino is not a climatic phenomenon, it is weather. What’s more, after its peak in 2016 the global temperature has fallen by around 0.4° C. The past four years being the warmest on record is true, but it has been primarily due to the 2015/16 super El Nino.

Fig 2 shows the same data with error bars from which it can be seen that 2018 is statistically equivalent to some years before the El Nino event.



The WMO statement is grossly misleading. It mixes climate with weather. For example in its ‘Highlights of the provisional statement on the state of the climate,’ it states;

‘Temperatures: 2018 started with a weak La Niña event, which continued until March. By October, however, sea-surface temperatures in the eastern Tropical Pacific were showing signs of a return to El Niño conditions, although the atmosphere as yet shows little response. If El Niño develops, 2019 is likely to be warmer than 2018.’

If 2019 develops an El Nino and is warmer than 2018 then this it has nothing to do with the ‘State of the Climate,’ but everything to do with annual weather variations.

It is sad to see the WMO descend into ‘Fake News’ territory, but sadder still to see science reporters regurgitating it without any form of analysis or critical thinking. A decade ago most financial journalists did the same. Thankfully many are much better now and they would never take an alarmist report from the Bank of England, for example, at face value without digging into the figures.

Feedback: david.whitehouse@thegwpf.com


 

 

Sunday, 2 December 2018

BREXIT - "HARD BORDER" ARGUMENT DEMOLISHED BY DETAILED QUESTIONING OF UK PM

I hope readers will forgive me for posting an article not directly relevant to climate change but in my view there are some parallels. To start with, the piece I am going to link to shows the importance of forensic questioning of people who are responsible for key policies, and this applies equally to those proposing the CAGW (catastrophic anthropogenic global warming) hypothesis.

Here is the link. To view the exchange you can try this link and go to 9.35. You will see that my MP, Julian Lewis, was able to ask a total of nine questions to the PM on the one issue of the Irish border, and it was only by doing so that he was able to establish, or rather infer an answer, in spite of her prevarication.  This style of questioning is rarely seen in UK politics, which is why ministers are able to brush off questions so easily under the single question and response method.

You might think that the media would pick up on this event as it of such vital importance to the Brexit debate, but alas it has not. I only found out about it myself when I attended a meeting where Julian showed it to me in answer to a question. The Irish "hard border" issue is fundamental to the Brexit deal and, as Julian has shown, it is a nonsense as no one is actually going to create one. In other words the EU, with the connivance of the UK civil servants, are using "straw man" arguments to try to ensnare the UK into remaining perpetually tied in with the EU.

In similar ways the proponents of CAGW are creating false data and statements to keep governments tied to the policy of reducing CO2 emissions to keep the world to some mythical ideal temperature. These arguments could also be debunked by forensic questioning by a knowledgeable person.  

Saturday, 1 December 2018

ARE COAL, OIL AND GAS RENEWABLE SOURCES OF ENERGY?

This article says there is growing evidence that they may be. If so it gives a whole new classification of so-called fossil fuels. They would of course become renewable fuels and as such could be used sustainably. Whatever would the green activists say about that?