Tuesday 27 February 2024

REGULATED TO DEATH IN THE CAUSE OF NET ZERO

 Small manufacturers forced to answer 300 questions on net zero | NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT (wordpress.com)

Net zero and all that goes with it is causing pain for thousands of small businesses as the article linked above testifies. These extra burdens are causing headaches and costs which must either be passed on in increased prices for consumers or reduce business profits, causing many to become uneconomic. Time for a re-think.

Monday 26 February 2024

Sunday 25 February 2024

EU THREAT TO SCRAP VEHICLES OVER 15 YEARS OLD

 Here's another example of how the slavish policy to reach net zero may lead to draconian new laws that will make us all poorer. 

Will a new EU directive stop us repairing old cars? (youtube.com)

Saturday 24 February 2024

THE TRUTH ABOUT ARCTIC ICE AND POLAR BEARS

One of the most prominent campaigning icons to attract attention to the "climate change" issue is the plight of polar bears, and yet on close examination all the stories of these bears being wiped out are completely wrong, as can be seen when the facts are shown. This is examined in detail in this excellent new video by Paul Burgess which can be viewed here:

A Serious Case of Polar Bear Denial (youtube.com)

Friday 23 February 2024

TIME FOR A RE-THINK BEFORE WIPE-OUT

We could put restrictions and tariffs on Chinese solar panels, or electric vehicles, but how can we do that when we have legally mandated targets to increase the share of alternative energies and motor vehicles?

The price tag is already fearfully high, and we have miserably failed to build up the capacity to make our own equipment at competitive prices. If given a choice between net zero and economic success, our politicians are disturbingly clear which takes precedence.

It’s the same story throughout the economy. We have allowed energy prices to soar, planned to close down our own offshore oil fields, and held back the growth in fracking even as it has delivered economic booms in North America.

We have ignored the fact that these choices are putting companies out of business – and are allowing Chinese rivals with far lower power costs to trample all over European businesses.

The harsh truth is that China has weaponised net zero, and turned it into a way of seizing industrial leadership. America is responding, admittedly perhaps too late, and with too much state control. But Europe and the UK have been left floundering, and their industry is about to get wiped out. Read it all here:

 Europe faces industrial wipe-out | NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT (wordpress.com)

Thursday 22 February 2024

GOVERNMENT BEING SUED IN THE HIGH COURT BY CLIMATE ACTIVIST GROUPS

As 2050 draws nearer we are going to find that the green activist groups, supported by vast sums of money from wealthy backers will be trying to force the government to take more and more drastic measures to get to the mythical net zero. Having done the "easy" measures first which have not impinged directly on the bulk of people's lives, they are now facing the things which will cause real hardship and real resistance will develop. This ongoing court case is the most recent example:   

'A damning indictment': Lord Deben intervenes in High Court legal challenge against government climate plans | BusinessGreen News

It will be interesting (though painful) to see how this plays out. If the activists win their case, which is quite likely, how will the government respond. If they bring in more draconian laws curbing the freedom of the public, bringing forward large taxes on popular activities, they know they will become very unpopular. The only other way is for the government to amend or repeal the Climate Change Act. I think this latter course is, ultimately, the only way forward.

Wednesday 21 February 2024

TWO WINDFARMS SHARE OVER £80 MILLION TO SWITCH OFF

These massive sums being paid to windfarms are rising year on year as the grid becomes more unstable. You might think this would set alarm bells ringing among government ministers, but apparently not. Short term thinking seems to over shadow common sense.

 Two windfarms share £80 million to switch off (netzerowatch.com)

Tuesday 20 February 2024

MAKING MONEY FROM A SOLAR/BATTERY SYSTEM

The dependence on intermittent forms of electricity has opened up a new market for short term supplies to top up the shortfall. Diesel generators are one type, but they are obviously not the preferred choice so a new type is to use a system consisting of an array of solar panels which charge up a bank of batteries. They can command a high price for the electricity which makes it a good investment. This is another reason why renewables will inevitably lead to highly priced electricity.

 Battery Energy Storage Systems | NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT (wordpress.com)

Monday 19 February 2024

CLIMATE MODEL FAILURES LEAD TO COMPLETE LOSS OF CONFIDENCE

Day after day we are being bombarded with claims that the climate is at a tipping point and that things are much worse than we thought etc. This is at complete odds with the reality as shown here: 

Scientists: Nearly 4 Decades Of Climate Model Failure Undermines Confidence In Future Predictions (notrickszone.com)

Saturday 17 February 2024

CLIMATE CONTROL ATTEMPTS BY BIG BANKS STARTS TO CRACK UP

Most people have no idea what is going on behind the scenes in terms of the pressure being applied to businesses by huge banking conglomerates acting together. Read the post below and see for yourself the extraordinary power of these enormous cabals. It is all to do with power and money, but, make no mistake, it is costing ordinary people a massive amount in reduced pensions and increase prices. Thank goodness there are political leaders in many USA states who are prepared to fight these undemocratic institutions

 ESG comes undone — BlackRock, JP Morgan abandon “Climate Action 100+” « JoNova (joannenova.com.au)

Friday 16 February 2024

POLAR BEAR CLIMATE PROPAGANDA REBUTTED

Here is a good piece by Dr Susan Crockford, the polar bear expert, who lifts the lid on the way climate activists use the old "polar bears are dying because of climate change" story: 

Activists just can’t stop using emotional blackmail to sell the climate change narrative | polarbearscience

Thursday 15 February 2024

METEOROLOGIST CAUGHT OUT GIVING OUT MISLEADING INFORMATION ON THE BBC

Is it any wonder that the public believe that storms are becoming more intense, even though the official Met Office information says this is not true. 


London, 13 February – The UK Met Office has been accused of seriously misleading the public about climate-driven storms in the UK.

 
On 22nd January, the day after Storm Isha, a senior meteorologist from the Met Office stated on BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast that “when we see these storms they are more intense and that’s down to climate change”.

More intense storms down to climate change, meteorologist says

Putting Isha into context, a senior meteorologist from the Met Office has explained that the "more intense" storms the UK is experiencing are caused by climate change.

Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast, Claire Nasir said: "In 2023, we began on a rainfall deficit and had two intense heatwaves, yet the UK saw the 11th wettest year on record."

She explained this shift between extremes in weather patterns in the UK would continue in the future.


However, after being challenged through a FOI request to provide evidence for the claim that storms have become more intense, the Met Office was forced to admit they have no such evidence. 
 
In its response, the Met Office also referred to its own UK Storm activity report which clearly states that “there is no compelling trend in maximum gust speeds recorded in the UK since 1969.”
 
We call on the Met Office to publish a full retraction of what is evidently a false and misleading claim.
 
Notes for editors 
 
Met Office: Recent trends and future projections of UK storm activity: “This report found that there is no compelling trend in maximum gust speeds recorded in the UK since 1969, measured as the number of days more than 20 weather stations recorded gust speeds above 40, 50 or 60 knots.” 
 
Met Office: State of the UK Climate 2022 (page 47):  “Storm Eunice [in 2022] was the most severe storm to affect England and Wales since February 2014, but even so, these storms of the 1980s and 1990s were very much more severe.” 
 
Paul Homewood: Met Office cannot provide evidence for “more intense storms” claim
 
Contact
 
Dr Benny Peiser,
Director, Global Warming Policy Foundation

Wednesday 14 February 2024

CHINA BUILT 96% OF COAL PLANTS IN 2023

I thought the Chinese were building a lot, but that is a staggering figure, because India is also building a lot too. It makes the UK efforts to decarbonise at great cost to our prosperity seem like a drop in the ocean. 

 China Was Responsible for 96% of Coal Plants Constructed in 2023 | OilPrice.com

Tuesday 13 February 2024

Monday 12 February 2024

CLIMATE DATA CORRUPTION STILL CONTINUES

Take a look at this new video from Tony Heller which explains how USA data is altered to turn a cooling trend into a warming one. 

Climate Data Corruption Business (Part 2) | Real Climate Science

Sunday 11 February 2024

METHANE IS IRRELEVANT TO GLOBAL WARMING - SCIENTIFIC PAPER PROVES IT

The next big change that governments are already trying to bring in is to drastically reduce the number of livestock on our farms under the pretext of the false claim that these animals are causing global warming due to their farts emitting methane. This is going to be devastating and will have no effect according to the latest scientific research, which is being ignored. 

Below is a link to an excellent lecture hosted by the Irish Climate Science Foundation on Sept 21, 2022. In the lecture Dr Sheahen focuses on the work of Professors Will Happer and William van Wijngaarden in their pioneering work in calculating the real-world Global Warming Potentials (GWPs) of the five most common Green-House Gases (GHGs). He emphasizes how their calculations have now been precisely verified by satellite measurements, thus validating their research. These results verify the actual low GWPs of these GHGs, and, in particular, of the irrelevance of the impact of Methane on climate. The results have profound implications, particularly for agriculturally based economies like those of Ireland and New Zealand. He will conclude that there is no scientific basis for regressive agricultural policy; on the contrary, global food scarcity should dictate its further development. Here is the link:

“Methane – The Irrelevant Green-House Gas” Dr Thomas P Sheahen (youtube.com)

Dr. Thomas P. Sheahen holds BS and PhD degrees in physics from MIT. Dr. Sheahen is author of the textbook, “Introduction to High Temperature Superconductivity.” He has authored numerous papers on topics including infrared Fourier spectroscopy for rocket re-entry instrumentation, and harsh industrial instrumentation. His work includes analysis of measurement economics, research program plans, industrial energy conservation and renewable energy technology.

Saturday 10 February 2024

EXTREME WEATHER IS NOT GETTING WORSE

In short:

  • There are no long term trends in Atlantic hurricane activity
  • Hurricanes are not becoming more intense
  • There was a marked decline in hurricane frequency during the 1970s and 80s, partly due to natural variability (AMO*) and maybe also due to reduced pollution.
  • Since 1990, hurricane frequency has returned levels prior to that period of decline.
  • *Atlantic Multi-decadal Oscillation
  • Read the details here:

 The Truth Comes Back To Haunt Bob Ward! | NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT (wordpress.com)

Friday 9 February 2024

MARK STEYN LOSES HIS CASE AGAINST MANN

This is a sad day for freedom of speech and also a bad day for justice.

 Jury finds in favor of Michael Mann in defamation lawsuit against Mark Steyn, Rand Simberg – Watts Up With That?

The Hockey Stick graph has been thoroughly debunked and yet a Washington DC jury chose to find in favour of Mann. We will have to wait and see what happens next.

ARE BIG OIL COMPANIES LEARNING THAT OIL AND GAS MAKE MORE MONEY THAN RENEWABLES?

That would seem to be the case when reading this article:

 BP lost $1b in wind power and just flipped from cutting oil by 40% to increasing it « JoNova (joannenova.com.au)

It would appear that despite all the hype over renewables, there is still a big future for the traditional fossil fuels. Shareholders have had enough and expect companies to boost their profits instead of moving into a risky new market. Of course these companies will not make money by operating in countries with a hostile tax regime and unreliable, expensive electricity.

Thursday 8 February 2024

MANN V STEYN COMING TO AN END

 Some call this the Trial of the Century, yet it has received no publicity in the mainstream media here in the UK. What is at stake is the right to freedom of speech, but also the validity of the much lauded Hockey Stick graph which denied the existence of the Little Ice Age and the Medieval Warm Period. Aside from these important items there is also the character of the climate scientist, Mann, which has come under the spotlight throughout the trial. Key passages of the trial have been re-enacted and can be freely accessed at the link here:

Climate Change on Trial on Apple Podcasts

It makes fascinating listening. The verdict may come in the next day or two.

Wednesday 7 February 2024

CLIMATE CHANGE LINK TO MODERN SLAVERY

 That is what I was told in an email sent to me recently. It seems such a ridiculous idea that I read the accompanying blurb to see how they made the connection and who was behind this. Who turned out to be Nottingham University Geography Department along with Nottingham Rights Lab. Here is a brief piece from their press release:

"Changing environmental conditions and slow onset events, such as drought, and rapid-onset events , such as earthquakes, can cause long-term displacement or long-term migration, which can heighten the risk of vulnerabilities that could be exploited."

Clearly people are made more vulnerable when faced with crises like these, but since when were earthquakes caused by the climate? Migration is definitely on the increase, but this is being fueled by many factors much more powerful than a change in climate. War must be by far the biggest, and then there is the fact that the world is so much more connected by the internet and mobile phones. Most migrants simply want a better life and who can blame them for that? Linking this with climate change looks like a way to increase publicity.

Just to prove I am not making this up, here is the link for anyone interested:

News - Combined action on climate change and modern slavery presents new opportunities, research finds - University of Nottingham 

Tuesday 6 February 2024

NAMING HEATWAVES - THE LATEST GIMMICK FROM MPs

Those who are pushing the climate agenda are always looking for new ways to try and convince a sceptical public that the weather is getting much more extreme. So they are now suggesting that spells of hot weather should be given names to make them stand out more. They will probably try and find the scariest names they can find. I can't wait to see the choices!

 Could UK heatwaves be given names this summer? - BBC Weather

Monday 5 February 2024

RENEWABLE ELECTRIC DEALS DON'T ADD UP

Readers of this blog may recall an earlier post about REGOs (climate science: REGOs - WHAT ARE THEY?) A lot of large companies are very keen to demonstrate their green credentials, as explained in the article below:

Amazon’s Deal With Moray West Wind Farm Baffles Silly Telegraph Reporter | NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT (wordpress.com)

The problem with all this, as I explained earlier, is that there is only a certain amount of green electricity to go round, so all this virtue-signalling comes at a price. Companies like Amazon who use vast amounts of electricity for their computers are naturally keen to grow and so consume more and more electricity, thus depriving the home-owners and small businesses of their share. Of course many of them are not bothered whether their electricity is green or not. What we are all discovering is that our electricity is getting more and more expensive, and that is a concern to all of us. 

Sunday 4 February 2024

WEATHER WAS JUST AS WARM IN JANUARY 50 YEARS AGO

What we are being told , is that the weather today is somehow dramatically different to that of the past, but any look at the past weather shows that the weather has always had times when there has been unseasonably hot or cold weather.

 Germany’s “Spring in Winter” Lasted Weeks, Reached 15°C In January 1974! – Watts Up With That?

Friday 2 February 2024

Wednesday 31 January 2024

MORE JOB LOSSES TO NET ZERO - WHO IS NEXT?

 Grangemouth oil refinery could cease operations by 2025 - BBC News

There are only a few oil refineries left in the UK. The biggest is right near me in Fawley. As the cost of energy goes on increasing, how long before they all go the way of Grangemouth and we become dependent on imported oil products?


Sunday 28 January 2024

WHY WOULD THE MET OFFICE HIDE GOOD NEWS ABOUT INCREASED SUNSHINE?

 According to the Met Office, UK mean temperatures have been on the rise since about 1980. But during the exact same period sunshine hours have also been steadily rising. In a paper they published in 2006, the Met Office admitted there was not just a connection, but temperatures and sunshine were in fact strongly correlated. The paper, Climate Memorandum No 21, was an analysis of all climate trends. It has since disappeared from the Met Office website, but is fortunately still saved on Wayback:

Rising Temperatures, Sunshine Hours & The Clean Air Acts | NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT (wordpress.com

It seems strange that the Met Office would remove a scientific paper from their website which is so important and relevant to one of the most contentious issues facing us today, except that it does not fit with the prevailing theme which is that CO2 is responsible for all the warming. Hiding evidence that does not support this contention is dishonest and begs the question - what else may be being hidden from us ?

Saturday 27 January 2024

DID FIGUERES REALLY SAY THIS?

The link below reveals a statement made by Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of U.N.'s Framework Convention on Climate Change which makes sense when you realise the very damaging effect of the policy of net zero. What is surprising is that she feels so emboldened that she would make such a statement publicly. The fact that she did should be a wake up call for those who have, so far, been convinced that net zero is all about "saving the planet from a climate emergency."  

U.N. Official Reveals Real Reason Behind Warming Scare | Investor's Business Daily (investors.com)

Friday 26 January 2024

Thursday 25 January 2024

THE "TRIAL OF THE CENTURY"

The title of this post refers to the case of Michael Mann, the scientist who produced the infamous Hockey-stick graph which denied the existence of the Medieval Warm Period, Little Ice Age, etc. and Mark Steyn, a journalist who 12 years ago wrote an article in which he basically said that Mann's graph was fraudulent in the strongest of terms, whence Mann sued Steyn for defamation. Now after 12 years of delay the case has finally come to court. You can keep up with the trial on Mark Steyn's website. Here are links:

Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury :: SteynOnline   

Week Two Begins :: SteynOnline

After 12 years of frustration, Mark Steyn’s brave battle for freedom of speech reaches court today - The Conservative Woman

On the surface it seems that Mark has coped really well with all the pressure that he must be under. I gather he is representing himself in court, which is a very brave thing to do, although it should save him considerable costs and he is a very witty and confident speaker. 

Mann has already sued another person for defaming him, scientist Tim Ball, and lost! Sadly Tim Ball has died and Mann has disobeyed the court by failing to pay Ball's costs. This time I hope to see Mann get what he deserves. It will be interesting to see if the case gets any major publicity here in the UK. 

Wednesday 24 January 2024

UK ELECTRICITY GRID WOES HOLDING UP GROWTH

The articles below explain the problems the drive to net zero is causing the UK. This is before any large take up of heat pumps or electric vehicles has even started. The government claims that renewables will provide a reliable and cheap source of energy, but the evidence does not look good.   

New homes may be delayed by power grid capacity - BBC News

Renewable energy projects worth billions stuck on hold - BBC News

Grid Capacity Issues Threaten Net Zero | NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT (wordpress.com)

Tuesday 23 January 2024

EXTREME COLD WEATHER KEEPS THE ALARMISTS QUIET FOR NOW!

Another good piece by Richard North packed with cold records all over the place. It's funny how silent the media are on reporting these weather events, compared with the vast coverage of any floods, droughts or wildfires. 

 Climate change: winter belong to us | Turbulent Times

Monday 22 January 2024

NET ZERO PLAN BASED ON JUST ONE YEAR'S DATA

Here is an astonishing finding which brings home to us all just how foolish our governing establishment is. The decision to go to net zero carbon dioxide emissions was taken on the strength of just one year's climate data. It is now clear that Parliament authorised Net Zero without any proper assessment. The public have been grossly misled, but where is the media scrutiny. There is no debate, no open discussion of what is going on. I suspect the government will wait until there is strong push-back from the public, as has happened in Europe.  

 Climate chiefs admitted net zero plan based on insufficient data, leading physicist says | NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT (wordpress.com)

Sunday 21 January 2024

NET ZERO CLAIMS THOUSANDS OF JOBS

The government would have us believe that achieving net zero can be done without causing major problems. As we see the reality, I doubt that many will believe this in future. Not only will thousands of jobs be lost, but the UK will no longer be able to make new steel. Instead we will have to import it from countries which are likely to emit just as much CO2 as we would have done had we made it ourselves. So the planet saves zero CO2, but the UK can claim to be nearer to net zero.  

Tata steel: What do plans mean for UK's carbon footprint - BBC News

Saturday 20 January 2024

EVs SUFFER UNSUSTAINABLE DEPRECIATION

Surely this will spell disaster for the electric vehicle market. It is clearly down to the battery being so costly and having a limited life. Why would anyone buy a more expensive vehicle with such a limited life? 

Electric cars suffer ‘unsustainable’ depreciation in second hand market | NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT (wordpress.com)

Friday 19 January 2024

"HOTTEST YEAR ON RECORD" CLAIMS EXAMINED IN DETAIL

This article shows the actual data that was used to make the claim of the "hottest year ever". When you look at it you realise just how insignificant this claim actually is. We are led to believe that the world is warming as one and that this is a relentless process, but in reality the world is divided into a number of regions which are all warming at quite different rates. The difference between 2023 and the second hottest average year which was 2016 is only 0.15 degrees C.   

2023 “Earth’s Hottest Year on Record” Claims Fail – Watts Up With That?

Paul Burgess has a new video explaining this very clearly. Here is the link:

R I P Hottest Year Ever (youtube.com)

Thursday 18 January 2024

CAN WE RELY ON THE CLIMATE TEMPERATURE DATA?

This new video by Paul Burgess expands on the discussion on his most recent appearance on GB News. It contains some very interesting information, also featuring some clips from Tony Heller. The section on how the temperature data is manipulated by the various weather agencies. 

A sad crazy day - Paul Burgess Nana Akua Show 13th January 2024 GBnews (youtube.com)

Wednesday 17 January 2024

TEXAS GRID ON THE VERGE OF COLLAPSE

Here is a lesson for those who believe that a grid reliant on wind and solar energy can cope when the wind drops away during cold spells. It is a situation that is becoming more and more likely as the gas generators are shut down. You cannot run a reliable grid without fossil fuel back-up.   

The Texas power grid is on the verge of another fatal collapse. Green energy is absent | NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT (wordpress.com)

Tuesday 16 January 2024

HERE IS WHAT THE IPCC TELL US ABOUT EXTREME WEATHER

When the TV news tell us that extreme weather is getting much worse due to "climate change" or "global warming", most people may think "it must be true", even though they don't feel it themselves. The link below shows a table from the IPCC report itself (not the Summary for Policymakers).  You may be surprised to see that, as can be seen from the chart, there is no evidence of any increase or decrease, globally or by region, in the frequency, severity or extent of frost, mean precipitation, river floods, heavy precipitation and pluvial floods, landslides, aridity, hydrological drought, agricultural or ecological drought, fire weather or wildfires, mean wind speed, severe wind storms or tornados, tropical cyclones or hurricanes, sand and dust storms, snow glacial or ice sheets, heavy snowfall and ice storms, hail, snow avalanche, relative sea levels, coastal floods, coastal erosion, marine heatwaves, ocean acidity, air pollution weather or radiation at earth’s surface. 

Extreme Weather Assessment by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UN IPCC) • Watts Up With That?

Monday 15 January 2024

DRAX POWER STATION - A MODERN TALE OF WASTE AND FOOLISHNESS

The drive to reduce emissions of CO2 is now causing extraordinary decisions to be made. One glaring example is in the use of biomass to replace coal in the Drax power station in Yorkshire. The video below explains the details, highlighting the enormous costs and subsidies paid out in order to reach the mythical net zero. These costs are inevitably driving up the price of our electricity, and hence the cost of almost everything we produce here in the UK. Finally let's remember that the whole of the UK is alleged to produce less than 1% of the world's emissions, meaning that these huge costs are having no effect on either the temperature or the climate of the world. 

Drax A Black Hole For Your Money - YouTube

Sunday 14 January 2024

GERMANY IN THE GRIP OF MASSIVE NET ZERO PROTESTS

It's amazing what the BBC and ITV news don't tell us. But they surely won't be able to continue to censor the people from the mass protests against net zero policies for much longer. 

 Net Zero uproar in Germany — mass Farmer protests spread to other workers and other countries… « JoNova (joannenova.com.au)

Saturday 13 January 2024

WIND SUBSIDIES HIT A NEW HIGH

Some people think that wind turbines will produce cheap electricity, but as the article below shows, this is simply wishful thinking on a grand scale. In fact because of subsidies, wind farms rake in the money whether the wind blows or not; their price is guaranteed. It is reliable back-up generators, such as gas and nuclear, which have to pay for this market volatility, and in turn pass this cost on to the consumer, causing us to have expensive and less reliable electricity. 

December 2023 CfD Subsidies | NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT (wordpress.com)

Friday 12 January 2024

NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING SCIENTIST EXPLAINS WHY THERE IS NO CLIMATE CRISIS

 John Clauser is a retired experimental and theoretical physicist who received the Nobel Prize in physics in 2022 for his work in Quantum Mechanics. 

On June 26, Clauser stated, “I don’t believe there is a climate crisis.” Clauser went on to amplify his view in a lecture on November 14, 2023 by stating “The planet is not imperiled.” He recognizes the work of Will Happer, Arthur Robinson, Willie Soon, Fred Singer, Richard Lindzen, Judith Curry, and many others. He also cited the work of a growing list of advocacy groups including the Heartland Institute, the Non-Governmental International Panel on Climate Change, Access to Energy, the CO2 Coalition, Doctors for Disaster Preparedness, and Clintel’s World Climate Declaration.

As with Atomic, Molcular and Optical (AMO) physicists William van Wijngaarden and William Happer, Clauser recognizes that clouds – which no one understands – are a critical part of the puzzle of Earth’s climate change. It is foolish to ignore this lack of understanding. According to Clauser, the cloud-sunlight relationship stabilizes Earth’s temperatures and is dominant over CO2. Clouds are highly variable and reflect up to 90% of the sunlight hitting them, while oceans reflect only about 20%. Overall, our planet reflects about 30% of the sunlight out into space. Clauser asks, “What does the earth look like when viewed from space in sunlight? Negligible ice is evident in near-equatorial satellite views (areas that the sun typically illuminates). Painting rooftops white is a waste. Clouds cover 60% to 65% of the land and about 70% of the oceans. Clauser then explores how his cloud-sunlight-reflectivity thermostat mechanism works. He compares his views with those of the UN International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) [and equally to its followers such as NOAA and the National Science Foundation which finance the US global modeling efforts at Princeton and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)].

Even though the IPCC shows a heat balance diagram for all skies, its numbers are for clear skies, but not for overcast skies. This is deceptive. Further, according to Clauser, NOAA has demonstrated dishonesty on climate, extreme weather events, particularly in the work of NOAA administrator Jane Lubchenco and Tom Karl who provide “An important example of what I call a government-sponsored technical con.” He cites former DOE Under Secretary for Science Steve Koonin’s book Unsettled? What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn’t, and Why It Matters in giving examples how NOAA has doctored data to make claims of increasing extreme weather events. One example is EF3+ data suddenly disappeared from NOAA’S Weather and Climate Extremes Index, presumably because these devastating tornadoes are declining. EF is the extended Fujitsu scale for grading tornadoes, where level 3 or higher is considered severe.

Clauser concludes by saying that something is seriously missing in the physics reported by the IPCC (and now in the physics reported by the US National Climate Assessment, which is composed of 14 agencies, including the National Science Foundation). The real issue is an energy shortage, not an excessive use of fossil fuels.

Thursday 11 January 2024

COULD THE WORLD BE ABOUT TO COOL?

Science is never settled. New discoveries have often changed our ideas completely so we must always keep an open mind. This new, longer video from Paul Burgess raises some interesting points: 

Our Future Climate Starting Now - Why we have entered a cooling period for many years to come. (youtube.com)

Wednesday 10 January 2024

DO YOU THINK WE SHOULD PAY TO PARK AT WORK?

 Yes, that is another restriction that the Climate Inquisition have in mind for us! 

Does the council have a workplace parking levy? This is one of the 90 questions used by Climate Emergency UK to "mark" councils on their ambition to achieve net zero. I doubt it would be very popular among the thousands of hard-working constituents in their authority area. No authority has introduced such a levy yet, for obvious reasons. 

Tuesday 9 January 2024

SHOULD WE DRIVE BELOW 20MPH TO GET TO NET ZERO?

 Following on from the last post, another question which councils are being asked is:

Is the council committed to making 20mph the standard speed limit for most restricted roads?

This question tells us just how restrictive these people want councils to be. I just wonder how many votes a candidate would get if they put a pledge to bring in 20mph limits in their election leaflet. Clearly this is the hidden agenda behind Climate Emergency UK. These limits are already being introduced in Wales by the Welsh Labour Government, so it is not far-fetched to believe it could be coming here soon.  


Monday 8 January 2024

THE CLIMATE INQUISITION IS HERE

 Have you heard of Climate Emergency UK? They are a little known group of self-appointed inquisitors whose aim is to try and bully local councils into doing more to reach the mythical net zero. They have devised a set of about 91 questions to keep local councils tied up responding to them through using the Freedom of Information rules. Although many of the questions are reasonable, some are stretching the boundaries between normal council activity and outright activism. Here is a small sample of the latter with my comments in red:

Does the council include a policy in the Local Plan to create 15/20 minute neighbourhoods? These are controversial as they involve restricting the free movement of motor vehicles and have caused a lot of opposition where they have been proposed.


Has the Council approved a planning application for a carbon intensive energy system to be built or expanded from 2019? Presumably this would include any industry that required use of fossil fuels and so bring employment to the area. This is a political decision where a balanced approach is required.


Has the council's area wide carbon emissions decreased, according to UK Government data? This is beyond the powers of the local council. 

Has the council adopted a new governance or decision making process to put tackling the climate emergency at the heart of every council decision made? They seem to imply that net zero should come before any other policy. That is not necessarily what the majority of people voted for. 

What percentage of the council's overall staff work on implementing their Climate Action Plan or other climate change projects? This question implies that councils should increase their workforce, ignoring the fact that they could be more efficient.

 

Have all senior management and councillors in the cabinet or committee chairs received climate awareness training? This assumes that they all agree with the premise that net zero is a sensible policy.

Has the council passed a motion in support of divestment from all fossil fuels from the councils' pension funds? This could interfere with the first priority of a pension fund to invest in the most profitable companies. 

Has the council lobbied the government for climate action? It is not the job of local government to lobby the government.

Is the council working with external partners or other councils to seek to influence national governments on climate action, or to learn about and share best practice on council climate action? See previous answer.

Is the council working in partnership with schools or other education settings to deliver climate action that young people can engage with? Young people should be presented with balanced information when learning about controversial political matters.

Has the council passed a motion to ban high carbon advertising and sponsorship? Councils should not be interfering in the free market economy.

Do schools in the council area serve less meat in school meals? It should not be the job of the council to interfere in the diet of children or adults.

Has the council removed minimum parking requirements for new residential homes across their area? This would simply lead to more on-street parking which would be very unpopular.





 

Sunday 7 January 2024

UK GOVERNMENT SPLIT OVER NET ZERO

As the deprivation caused by the net zero policy draws ever closer splits within the governing Conservative government are emerging with the minister for climate change resigning over the sensible policy of keeping the North Sea oil and gas industry going with new licenses being issued to drill. Those more sensible members of the government realise that living without any home-produced oil and gas is simply stupid. However some ministers seem to believe completely that there really is a climate emergency and that the UK can actually do something about it.

Every minister should read the book Not Zero by Ross Clarke to take them back to reality. I am currently re-reading after lending it to a friend. I will be putting up a few highlights from the book in the coming days.

 Resigning ex-minister Chris Skidmore wrong on climate, says Jeremy Hunt - BBC News

Saturday 6 January 2024

STORM HENK USED TO PROP UP ALARMIST NARRATIVE

Every passing storm is being enlisted as a "sign of climate change" in a desperate bid to convince the sceptic public that we are facing a climate emergency, when the data shows clearly that these storms are nothing more than the variable weather that the UK has always experienced. See the details in this article:

 Storm Henk | NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT (wordpress.com)

Friday 5 January 2024

NORTHERN EUROPE IN ICY GRIP

 Swedish snow chaos leaves 1,000 vehicles trapped on main E22 road - BBC News

Extreme cold weather has hit parts of Sweden, Finland and Norway, and snow storms in Denmark have left drivers trapped on a motorway near Aarhus since Wednesday.

The Kvikkjokk-Arrenjarka weather station in northern Sweden recorded its coldest night for 25 years on Tuesday night, with temperatures dropping to -43.6C.


I know it's only weather, but it does not seem to be mentioned on the main TV news, so for "balance" I am mentioning it here.

Thursday 4 January 2024

THE NET ZERO ACCOUNTING TRICK

 As most of us are beginning to realise, getting to net zero is going to be very difficult (or more likely not possible at all), so the government will need to use tricky accounting in order to give an impression of success. One way of doing this is by excluding the emissions created by products manufactured overseas. They also exclude emissions from shipping and aviation. 

By increasing taxes and levies on the CO2 emitted by UK businesses the government is driving them out and making their products more expensive than those from overseas. We are exporting our emissions and our jobs. but this all makes our CO2 emissions look as though they are falling more quickly.  

Just to take one example the cost of electricity in the UK, according to UK steel was £46.60 per MWh in 2020/21, whereas even in Germany it was only £25, and £28.74 in France. We now import 61% of our steel.

Wednesday 3 January 2024

WILL YOUR NEXT CAR SPY ON YOU AND REPORT ON YOU?

 According to this report some new cars in the new "digital age" will collect data on you and then pass it on. Read about it here:

When you sit in a “digital car” you consent to being recorded and personal data sold « JoNova (joannenova.com.au)

You would hope that the government would protect us from this kind of thing, but in the ever changing world you should not trust anything.

Tuesday 2 January 2024

SUBSIDIES TO KEEP NET ZERO MOVING FORWARD

Have you heard about the Subsidy Control Act 2022? No, nor had I until I got an email inviting me to attend this online conference. Click this link for a few details of the conference: 

Westminster Forum Projects | Next steps for the UK subsidy control regime 

This conference will look at next steps for the subsidy control regime and moving the state aid system forward in the UK, following the Subsidy Control Act 2022 coming into effect in January 2023.

Areas for discussion include the new application and self-assessment processes and streamlined routes, and provisions placing increased responsibility on businesses to analyse the potential contribution of their plans to policy and public good goals. [ I did not know that businesses had a responsibility to help achieve "public good goals"]

"The conference will also be an opportunity to discuss the role

 of streamlined routes in contributing to the UK economic 

growth and wider policy goals, such as the transition to net 

zero".

Subsidies, or grants, have always been an important part of 

the funding for councils and so this puts a good deal of pressure on them to deliver the targets and policies of the national government, even if it is not an actual legal requirement.

As the cost of achieving net zero becomes ever more 

expensive these subsidies will need to keep increasing as 

councils try to keep balancing their budgets while cost 

pressures in other vital areas keep increasing. For example, 

we are currently experiencing a housing crisis and desperately need more council homes. How will the money be found to build them if the housing budget has to be spent on achieving net zero? 

Sunday 31 December 2023

BRITAIN'S POINTLESS NET ZERO DISASTER

Rupert Darwall has written some very good essays in the press about the impending disaster from the net zero policy. This one contains some very stark stark figures which should give us all cause for concern. Here is one nugget:

The Climate Change Act was passed to show Britain’s climate leadership and inspire the rest of the world to follow its example. How did that work out? In the 11 years that transpired from passing the Act to legislating net zero in 2019, Britain’s fossil fuel emissions fell by 180 million metric tons – a 33% reduction. Over the same period, the rest of the world’s emissions increased by 5,177 million metric tons – a rise of 16%. Put another way, 11 years of British emissions reduction were wiped out in around 140 days by increased emissions from the rest of the world. 

Britain’s Net Zero Disaster and the Wind Power Scam • Watts Up With That?

Saturday 30 December 2023

BBC CLIMATE "DISINFORMATION REPORTER" GOES ON 6 MONTH CLIMATE COURSE

It can't be easy promoting all the information to try and convince the public that there is a "climate emergency", so the BBC are sending one of their climate reporters on a six month course to bring him up to speed in countering all the arguments, like the ones on this website, which show that there is no emergency. 

What a pity they don't actually engage in debate with those who make these arguments. If their arguments were strong enough then it would make sense for them to do so. Read the details here:

 BBC ‘Disinformation’ Reporter Plans Six-Month Sabbatical to go on Climate Course Funded by Green Billionaires • Watts Up With That?

Friday 29 December 2023

CERTAINLY NOT THE HOTTEST IN 125000 YEARS

Below is a superb debunk of the ridiculous nonsense about the recent few months being the hottest period in 125000 years. Don't these people realise that in making such huge claims they are laying themselves open to being comprehensively debunked? Or do they believe that the more outrageous the claim the more the public will be impressed? If it's the latter then I think they are deluding themselves. 

Hottest In 125,000 Years? | NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT (wordpress.com)

Thursday 28 December 2023

MIXING UP CLIMATE AND WEATHER AGAIN

If plants and animals were so poor at coping with year to year changes in the seasons, then I would have to ask the obvious question which is how have they all survived for the past hundreds of thousands of years? Are they really saying that they know what the variation in the seasons was from one year to the next thousands of years ago? Of course they don't. We all know that there can be tremendous changes from one year to the next, and that this can lead to some species being severely hit in certain places, but they can also recover in another year when conditions are more favourable.   

 Climate change: Seasonal shifts causing 'chaos' for UK nature - BBC News

Wednesday 27 December 2023

GLACIERS DON'T LIE, UNLIKE ALARMIST SCIENTISTS

 In the video below, you can see how the so-called Hockey-Stick Graph constructed by Michael Mann does not stand up to scrutiny when compared with what actually happened to natural temperature indicators, like glaciers. Its credibility just melts away like ice should in a warming world.

Here is a link to the short 6 minute video: When Did The Glaciers Form? (youtube.com)

Tuesday 26 December 2023

PEOPLE DON'T BUY THE GOVERNMENT PROPAGANDA ON HEAT PUMPS

Richard North writes some interesting stuff and the article below contains a lot of truth as far as the policy on heat pumps is concerned. As Richard points out, we are in the Alice-in-Wonderland school of government support as, despite needing £4.5 billion a year to meet its targets, the government has committed a mere £1.5 billion spread over four years from 2025 to 2028. This amounts to a total of 200,000 conversions at a rate of 50,000 a year – leaving unfunded around 550,000 conversions a year to meet the target. Read the rest here:

 Net-zero: the wages of propaganda | Turbulent Times

Monday 25 December 2023

JUST STOP AND THINK ABOUT THE WONDERS OF OIL

 Happy Christmas everybody. Thank goodness those Just Stop Oil fanatics have not got their way. I want us to celebrate the widespread availability of fossil fuels which have given us such a wonderful time in human history to enjoy (at least in peaceful Western democracies).

In case a Just Stop Oil fanatic has stumbled across this site while surfing the net on his or her lap top, I produce the link below for them to  ponder as we tuck into the turkey and mince pies.

What could happen if we just stopped oil? Six billion might die | NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT (wordpress.com)

Sunday 24 December 2023

UK AIMS FOR "COMPETITIVE CARBON CAPTURE MARKET" BY 2035

Did the headline make you scratch your head and wonder what on earth this was all about? When this dropped into my inbox my reaction was - how can there be a market in carbon capture? (let alone a competitive one!) The only way this could come about was if the government was to force it upon us, and thus force up the price of everything that produces CO2. This is simply Newspeak, as in 1984, where words took on whatever meaning the government wanted. To prove I did not make it all up here is the article which was sent to me:

 UK aims for competitive carbon capture market by 2035 - Energy Live News 

All this could only be allowed to happen if we really had a "climate emergency" (due to CO2), so you can see how important all the propaganda to keep us all believing in it is. If it could be clearly demonstrated that there was no climate emergency then the whole thing would crumble away, which is why there are no serious discussions about the science in the media. 


Saturday 23 December 2023

WEATHER AND CLIMATE - THE CONFUSION IS EXPLOITED

Climate scientists were a little puzzled at this year’s sudden temperature surge as they cannot quite explain it: their models neither predict it nor are they able to account for it.  UK Met Office  have made a highly ingenious proposition. They are suggesting to mix ten years of past temperature data with ten years of projected temperatures to establish the climate we are currently experiencing. The Met Office’s cunning plan is part of a trend – making the ‘climate’ period shorter and the ‘weather’ longer. What was once defined as short-term weather is now called climate, ignoring the 30 year definition of climate that puts weather events into their statistical context

  2023: Global temperature, statistics and hot air - Net Zero Watch

Friday 22 December 2023

CHINESE COMMUNISTS FUND CLIMATE ACTIVISTS IN UK AND USA

 The Energy Foundation China — an NGO dedicated to worrying about carbon emissions — spent nearly $4 million working on reducing US emissions instead of Chinese ones. They also spent some  undisclosed amount helping the Grantham Research Institute in London last year.  Further details in this link:

The Chinese Communist Party linked to funding for climate activists in the US and UK « JoNova (joannenova.com.au)

Thursday 21 December 2023

YES - ANOTHER ONE!

 There is always something more to be learnt when it comes to net zero, or so it would appear from the number of seminars, conferences and webinars that come through my inbox. Here is the latest on public sector decarbonisation:

PSE Events | Shaping the Future of the Public Sector (publicsectorexecutive.com)

When you look at the programme there is not much detail, and I note they are still looking for speakers as well as sponsors. I might see if Paul Burgess is available!


Wednesday 20 December 2023

WHY HAVE WE NOT BEEN TOLD ABOUT THE SEVERE COLD WEATHER IN RUSSIA?

 I know that weather and climate are two different things, but it is clearly noticeable that the two are mixed up quite deliberately to cause alarm when it is about warming, yet there is little or no mention of severe cold weather. This is now so blatant that it has become obvious that there is an agenda to convince the public that there is a global warming crisis. 

Tuesday 19 December 2023

GERMANS FACING RESTRICTED LIFE UNDER GREEN RULE

"How we live, heat, get around, travel and what we eat could soon no longer be an individual decision, but increasingly be dictated by the state,” a former German federal minister warns. "Large sections of the climate protection movement are fighting our way of living and our economy at least as much as they are fighting climate change.”

Read the details at the link below. 

Former Federal German Minister Under Merkel Warns: Germany Heading To A Climate Tyranny (notrickszone.com)

Monday 18 December 2023

RECORD COAL USE IN 2023

The best kept secret in the world is that humans are using more coal than ever


Oblivious to the trillions of dollars being spent on wind and solar, 82% of the world’s energy still comes from fossil fuels

So much for the “stranded dead asset”. In 2022 the world set a new all-time record for coal use — reaching 8.5 billion tons. In 2023, despite all the Net Zero billions in spending, despite the boom in windmills and solar panels, global demand for coal will top 8.54 billion tons.

 More coal burned on Earth in 2023 than ever before in human history « JoNova (joannenova.com.au)

Sunday 17 December 2023

WHY TREBLING WIND TURBINES WOULD BE A DISASTER

 trailer v4 - 1 (youtube.com)

All the major UK parties plan to treble our wind farms. In this video Paul explains this would be a hugely costly disaster that would still leave us needing enough gas to supply the entire power grid. When the wind stops episode 7- Nobody is doing the maths:-    • When the wind stops 7   Is anybody do...  

Saturday 16 December 2023

EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION COURSE FOR JUST £1899 (PLUS VAT)

Despite the plight of the economy, there is no shortage of training opportunities for those adhering to the woke agenda. This course is over three days. There are similar courses on climate change for those organisations with cash to spare. You will note that this is at "level 7". Goodness knows what the top level is, or how many courses are required to reach level 7.

 CMI Level 7 Strategic Approaches to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion - My Professional Development (mypd.co.uk)

Friday 15 December 2023

CLIMATE SCIENTIST'S QUEST FOR THE TRUTH

Paul Burgess deserves great credit for his efforts to get out the truth about climate change in the face of enormous challenges. He is, as far as I know, the only scientist who is putting his head above the parapet and challenging the sound bites and spin which is promoted daily by the mainstream media. Have a look at his latest podcast below: 

GBNEWS NANA AKUA A CRAZY DAY FOR PAUL BURGESS (youtube.com)

Thursday 14 December 2023

HYDROGEN TO REPLACE NATURAL GAS - NOT LIKELY?

The dilemma for the government is that they have to replace our natural gas (methane) with either electric heat pumps, which are expensive and require a lot of other work to radiators and insulation, or hydrogen gas. The hydrogen would require a much cheaper and simpler adaptation to the home, but there are other drawbacks as this article explains:

 Unpopular hydrogen trials to be expanded to thousands more homes | NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT (wordpress.com) 

The government has, so far, understandably dithered. But delay means no change as the clock ticks towards the magic date of 2050. 


Wednesday 13 December 2023

THE BENEFITS OF MORE CO2

This video explains the science demonstrating that the world needs more CO2 and that even doubling it will only be beneficial.

 More CO2 Please (youtube.com)

Tuesday 12 December 2023

THE LITTLE ICE AGE AND THE MEDIEVAL WARM PERIOD WERE WORLD-WIDE

The video below proves it: 

When History Matters with Climate Alarmism - The Little Ice Age (youtube.com)

This video takes you on a journey demonstrating that the Little Ice Age and Medieval Warm Period were worldwide. It proves that the alarmists claim that they were simply regional is wrong. It covers some of the latest research. Associated videos:- Layman's Guide to The Hockey Stick    • The Layman's Guide to The Hockey Stic...   To Then heart of the Climate Deception    • To the heart of Climate Deception   Science Breakthrough - Scientists prove the Sun has more influence on the climate than CO2.    • Science Breakthrough - Scientists pro...