Monday, 21 September 2020

UK GREEN JOBS END UP IN CHINA

 

This article reveals the reality of so-called green jobs. Yet more disappointment as local businesses are unable to compete with our Chinese counterparts. When will the people wake up and see the reality of the Green Deal. It is just a con!

Sunday, 20 September 2020

THE "END OF COAL" NOW FOUND TO BE PREMATURE IN UK

 

This article mentions that the UK has once again had to rely on coal power for its electricity generation.

How a ‘coal-free’ UK has returned to coal

Terry McCrann, The Herald Sun

Back in June, they separately sprung tweet-style to deliriously hail the ‘end of coal’ in the UK.

[Former Aussie PM, Kevin] Rudd tweeted: “For anyone who thinks it cannot be done: the UK has not produced any electricity from coal for the last two months — the longest period since the Industrial Revolution. Let that sink in,” he concluded with all the deadening portentousness he could muster.

But then it got warm, calm, and everyone wanted to use the air con:

..not only did the Brits go back to coal to keep the lights on – and, as they baked in a mid-20s ‘heatwave’, the aircons as well – they really shovelled some coal.

At its peak this week, the UK was getting nearly 3000MW from coal, well more than three times the 800MW or so coming from all the wind turbines, both those that despoil the British landscape and those parked equally hideously offshore.

Where are the headlines: Victorious coal saves the day?

Saturday, 19 September 2020

USA NOT EXPERIENCING A CLIMATE EMERGENCY - JUST THE USUAL RANGE OF WEATHER

 

This report using official data, gives us the reassuring news that the USA is experiencing a very slight change of climate which is not at all alarming. Of course there have been examples of extreme weather events, but these have always happened and always will no matter how much we reduce our CO2 output. Of course the media is not interested in publishing such a "dull" outcome with no scary headlines.

Friday, 18 September 2020

ELECTRICITY RATIONING BEING PROPOSED TO TRY TO STOP MAJOR POWER OUTAGES

 

This article confirms what we suspected, that smart meters are simply a way to control and ration electricity use. Time for the people to wake up and see the future that our leaders are planning for us.  

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

UK SPEAKER BRAINWASHED ON CLIMATE CHANGE

I had hoped that the UK House of Commons Speaker would be capable of being independent from political issues like climate change, but sadly, no. This article from the Daily Express shows that he is hopelessly brainwashed into accepting the climate change dogma. 

Speaking online at the G7 Speakers’ Meeting, he said: “If one lesson from the pandemic is that taking serious action in a timely manner is key – then shouldn’t this also be true in terms of climate change? With Covid, what surprised many of us in the UK was how engaged most of the population became once the seriousness of the situation was made clear.
“People were prepared to accept limitations on personal choice and lifestyle – for the good of their own family and friends. No-one could ever imagine that we would be wearing masks so readily and that we would all be so compliant. Perhaps we ought not to underestimate the ability of people and communities to work together for the common good, if there is united and clear leadership.”
Sir Desmond Swayne, the Tory MP for New Forest West and a former international development minister, said: “My immediate reaction is: Dream on. I think people have had quite enough. Indeed, we are getting to the limit of what people will endure.”
Sir Desmond said his postbag and email inbox were full of messages from people who “can’t bear it any longer”.
I think Sir Desmond has got it right, but sadly the majority of our politicians appear to think along the lines of the Speaker. Whatever makes anyone think that people would willingly give up their independence permanently for the ludicrous possibility that it might improve the weather. How stupid do these people think we are?

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

WORLD WILDLIFE CATASTROPHE HAS BEEN GREATLY EXAGGERATED


This article explains why. Here are two brief exerts:

"For all of WWF's hyperbole about “humanity's destruction of nature,” the decline of wildlife is nowhere near “catastrophic.” Back in 2007, we were told polar bears would be extinct by 2030, and the same groups and media outlets were up in arms about its demise; in fact, their numbers are abundant."

"Finally, it's worth noting just what a small snapshot this report is looking at. The Living Planet Index is “currently based on time-series data for 20,811 populations of 4,392 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish from around the globe.” That is an impressive body of material. But there are around 66,000 different species of vertebrate, so the Index is just a fairly small sample of the wider picture."


Monday, 14 September 2020

NET ZERO BY 2050 - FORGET IT!


This article sums up the main points why the UK is highly unlikely to reach the target of net zero CO2 emissions by 2050. It is simply a pipe dream - a pointless gesture to get the climate activists off the politicians backs. 

Sunday, 13 September 2020

UK MOTORISTS TO BE COERCED INTO BUYING AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE


This article in the Daily Mail explains how the government are being advised to bring in a twin pronged approach. First they want to put up the price of new petrol and diesel vehicles and at the same time using this extra tax to reduce the price of electric vehicles. The second idea is to allocate a certain percentage of parking places as only for electric vehicles.

So traditional petrol/diesel drivers will find their costs are driven up and they will find it even more difficult to park.

Saturday, 12 September 2020

PARTICULATES NOT MAINLY CAUSED BY ROAD VEHICLES SAYS NEW STUDY


This article explains that a new study has shown that a drop in vehicle journeys during lockdown did not reduce the emission of toxic fine particles, as expected. There was a drop in nitrogen oxides however.

Friday, 11 September 2020

HOW MUCH AND WHO PAYS FOR NET ZERO?

Back in March 2020 I asked my MP and friend, Julian Lewis to ask a question in Parliament about the cost and effectiveness of the Government's policy of reducing the country's CO2 emissions to net zero by 2050. I am reposting the answer here, as I believe it is becoming increasingly important.
 As you will see, the lengthy response fails to deal with any of the points raised, though it does raise some very worrying issues. [You can see the question here.]

 Julian Lewis Conservative, New Forest East

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), what estimate he has made of the cost of phasing out the use of natural gas in domestic dwellings; what the planned timescale is for this; whether such phasing out will be carried out by the UK (a) only on a multilateral basis or (b) irrespective of what the governments of other countries plan to do; and what funding he plans for implementing that policy.

This is the reply from Kwasi Kwarteng, the Minister for BEIS:

Meeting our net zero target by 2050 will require virtually all heat in buildings to be decarbonised and heat in industry to be reduced to close to zero carbon emissions. It will involve large-scale transformation and wide-ranging change to energy systems and markets. The way heating is supplied to over 28 million homes, businesses and industrial users will need to change. Given the diversity of heat demand in the UK, no one solution can provide the best option for everyone. We are currently exploring and testing the different approaches to heat decarbonisation, including heat networks, heat pumps, hydrogen and biogas and improving energy efficiency in new buildings. - a mix of technologies and customer options will need to be available to decarbonise heat at scale.

The Department is developing policies to deliver low carbon heating in the 2020s and meet our climate targets. We are planning to publish a Heat and Building Strategy later this year, which will set out the immediate actions we will take for reducing emissions from buildings. These include the deployment of energy efficiency measures and low carbon heating as part of an ambitious programme of work required to enable key strategic decisions on how we achieve the mass transition to low-carbon heat and set us on a path to decarbonising all homes and buildings.

Alongside the action we are taking at home, the UK remains committed to demonstrating global leadership in tackling climate change. The UK is already demonstrating practical leadership across all aspects of the fight to tackle climate change. We've decarbonised faster than any other G20 nation since 2000, and through our Clean Growth Strategy and annual reports have a comprehensive and publicly available strategy. The UK is among the largest contributors of climate finance, providing at least £5.8 billion between 2016 to 2020 to help developing countries mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change, reduce deforestation and support cleaner economic growth. At the UN Climate Action Summit in September 2019, the Prime Minister announced that the UK will double our International Climate Finance to at least £11.6 billion from 2021 to 2025 to drive clean and resilient growth in developing countries. 

Of course he doesn't answer because (a) he has no idea of the actual figure, and (b) if he did he still would not answer because it would be the last thing he would tell us and he would lose the next election if it got out.
That last part of his answer, highlighted in blue is unbelievable! While we are crippling the economy with debt to deal with the coronavirus emergency, he says we will double the money we will give away to deal with global warming. We truly are in a mess when a Conservative government is so free with taxpayers money. Prudence has simply disappeared. 

Thursday, 10 September 2020

THE COST OF NET ZERO AND ITS EFFECTIVENESS


This new briefing note published by the GWPF looks at the world-wide picture of trying to reach zero emissions of CO2. Here is a summary: 

Current unilateral efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are failing to stop global emissions from rising, despite the increasingly extreme rhetoric coming from influential environmental groups. While politicians continue to argue that the developed world has an obligation to lead the way in decarbonisation and that the rest of the world will inevitably follow, there is no realistic chance of this happening within the increasingly tight timescale being proposed. The primary reason is that economic solutions to achieve the targets are not even in sight. In the medium to long term, the chances of success would be immeasurably greater if current efforts were to be focussed on R&D to provide the new technologies that would make decarbonisation feasible. If the industrialised world led with this, China, India and the rest of the world would follow because it made economic sense. 


Wednesday, 9 September 2020

REWRITING PAST CLIMATE RECORDS


Here's a short video from Tony Heller which documents yet again how the official records are being manipulated to remove inconvenient records.

Tuesday, 8 September 2020

WILL EXTINCTION REBELLION FINALLY GET THEIR JUST DESERTS?


This piece tells of the police looking at new ways of tackling the extremists of Extinction Rebellion. I hope they follow through, but I am not sure they will do. 

Monday, 7 September 2020

CALIFORNIA WAKES UP TO REALITY


This article reveals that the leaders of California have decided not to close their gas power stations after all. At last they have woken up to the reality of life without reliable electricity. I hope UK politicians are taking note. 

Sunday, 6 September 2020

UK SEA LEVEL - NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT


This piece confirms what we know about UK sea level. It is not rising any faster than it has been over the past century, so we can relax.

Saturday, 5 September 2020

WIND SPEED RECORDS ARE A SHAM


More attempts at propaganda have been uncovered. Why do our media continue to give out such meaningless statements? when the truth emerges it only goes to undermine trust in the media.

Friday, 4 September 2020

AUSTRALIA'S HIDDEN CLIMATE COSTS


This article looks at a new report looking at the hidden costs of renewable energy. All governments are trying to bury these costs, but fortunately there are still some people prepared to dig them out so the public can see the truth. 

Thursday, 3 September 2020

THE BATTERY CAR DELUSION


This report lays bare the notion that motoring will become zero emissions if we stop selling cars with internal combustion engines (ICE). Despite being hugely expensive, it will actually result in only a small drop in CO2 emissions. It is a classic lose-lose scenario. Could the government be so foolish as continue with this policy in the face of a potential downturn in the economy? 

Wednesday, 2 September 2020

EXTINCTION REBELLION TO CAUSE MORE DISRUPTION


This piece looks at the sinister activities of Extinction Rebellion who are making a bid to take control of the country. Even if they had a good reason for doing so this would still be undemocratic and no elected government should give in to these anarchists. The fact is that they are a dangerous minority who would have no chance of winning an election, so should have no say in the running of our country.

Our democracy has never been under greater threat in recent times than it is now from protest groups who act by disrupting our lives with violent, aggressive behaviour. It is time our police showed some mettle and disrupted them.

Tuesday, 1 September 2020

IDEALISM VERSUS REALITY

Here is an article from a radical left wing website which wants to change the world. The article is trying to make a case for its policy which, like communism before it, has wonderful sounding ideas but in many ways is very naïve. There is no attempt to say how these ideas could be put into practice.

In case you don't have time to read it, here is an extract referring to a recently published book:

"The book then takes us back to ‘the Golden Age’, which as the name suggests, was a time in history that was characterised by sufficiency, not scarcity; generosity, not greed; and faith, not fear. Every household was prosperous, as people were able to raise enough money to serve their needs, without having to raise taxes, redistribute wealth or rely on government support!"

The article does not say when this golden age was, or where it was. These idealists are the same people who have dreamt up the Green New Deal and encourage Extinction Rebellion or Black Lives Matter. Dreaming of Utopia is easy, but coming up with alternatives that work is much harder.

In actual fact the time in history when most ordinary people were well off is now. Of course no one is saying that everyone is well off. There are still many people living in poverty, but that percentage is going down. What the idealists don't seem to grasp is that human nature is basically selfish, which is why we have never had a golden age. Even small sects usually end up arguing and splitting up because people want to lead their own lives. All these systems require leadership and the majority have to be forced to obey the rules. Of course a free market democracy is not perfect, which is why governments are constantly changing the law to try and improve it, but it is the best system as it has the consent of the people and encourages those with talent to use it in order to gain reward for themselves. While there are a few altruistic people, most are not. 

Sunday, 30 August 2020

GERMANS CUT SOLAR SUBSIDIES AND PROJECTS CLOSE


This article gives the details which show that in the end these projects are simply not viable. How much do we have to be impoverished before we learn?

Saturday, 29 August 2020

SCIENTISTS HAVE FOUND MORE EVIDENCE THAT CLIMATE MODELS ARE OVER-ESTIMATING THE TEMPERATURE RISE


This article gives a rather technical explanation, but the summary is clear "we are all living with the consequences of climate modelers stubbornly using generation after generation of models that exhibit too much surface and tropospheric warming".                   

"That's bias, not uncertainty, and until the modelling community finds a way to fix it, the economics and policy making communities are justified in assuming future warming projections are overstated, potentially by a great deal depending on the model."

Friday, 28 August 2020

CHINESE BUYING UP RESEARCH SCIENTISTS IN WESTERN UNIVERSITIES

This article is a wake up call to the West. How can we allow the Chinese to steal our brightest people from right under our nose? 

Thursday, 27 August 2020

FOSSIL FUELS ARE KEY TO SAVING THE ENVIRONMENT


This article points out the fact that fossil fuels have enabled farmers to increase crop yields and so free up land for the environment. Not something that many climate alarmists would like to admit.

Wednesday, 26 August 2020

PAST CLIMATE WAS MORE EXTREME IN USA THAN RECENT TIMES


This video reveals the evidence to show that the climate in the first half of the twentieth century was more extreme than that of the recent 50 years. So much for the climate becoming more extreme! 

Tuesday, 25 August 2020

WAR ON THE MOTORIST INTENSIFIES IN THE UK

Some councils in the UK are using the coronavirus crisis as an excuse to make life more difficult for motorists. See here for details. As you can see from the article the shopkeepers are also suffering from these attacks on the motorist, as the motorists are simply not going into these towns and are shopping elsewhere. Shopkeepers don't have a vote in council elections unless they also live in the same district as the shop, however a lot of people who work in shops do and are unlikely to vote for councillors who destroy their jobs with grand schemes.


Already some councils have been forced to backtrack according to this report. It seems they have so little foresight that they are unable to see such obvious problems with their schemes.

Monday, 24 August 2020

HOW A COOLING TREND CAN BE TURNED INTO A WARMING TREND


This short video highlights the extraordinary ways that climate alarmists try to convince us that the world is warming rapidly when in fact the trend in the USA is one of cooling. Simply by changing the start date for the graph they can simply alter the whole trend.

Sunday, 23 August 2020

WHAT ARE CLIMATE SCIENTISTS ACTUALLY TELLING US?


This short video goes into the history of global temperature data. Another superb video by Tony Heller explains how scientists have been unable to get their forecasts right, forcing them to keep changing their explanation to try and fit the facts.

Saturday, 22 August 2020

CLIMATE SCIENTISTS ALTER TEMPERATURE DATA TO FIT THEIR THEORY


This short video makes a compelling case that world temperature data is unreliable based on the state of glaciers around the world. The original data has been altered with no clear reason given, leading to the conclusion that it has been done to fit the hypothesis of man made global warming. 

Friday, 21 August 2020

CORONA VIRUS - A LOOK AT THIS PANDEMIC IN CONTEXT OF THE PAST


This video from Tony Heller takes a look at the data behind the current pandemic and reaches the controversial conclusion that the world has been much too cautious in its approach.

Thursday, 20 August 2020

EVIDENCE OF CLIMATE DATA TAMPERING COMES TO LIGHT


This short video highlights the way data on past climate is being altered to give an impression of warming. It is being denied but the evidence shown in the video is compelling.

Wednesday, 19 August 2020

ARCTIC ICE - THE TRUE PICTURE


Here is another interesting short video from Tony Heller on what is happening to the Arctic and how it compares with the predictions of scientists.

Tuesday, 18 August 2020

POWER CUTS ARE NOW A REALITY IN CALIFORNIA DUE TO CLIMATE LAWS

This article explains how Californians not only have the most expensive electricity, but also the least reliable as well. I hope the UK government will take note, but I doubt it as they will regard this as something in the distant future, though they may find it happens unexpectedly, just like corona virus. 

Monday, 17 August 2020

PAST SCIENTISTS PREDICTION FAILURES LAID BARE

This video looks at the failed predictions of scientists in the past. It also looks at the idea of population reduction by forced sterilisation put forward by some prominent scientists of the 1970's.

Friday, 14 August 2020

WHY IT IS SO IMPORTANT THAT TRUMP WINS IN NOVEMBER

This article spells out the danger of electing Biden, particularly on his ruinous climate change policy. The article points out the extreme policies of his vice presidential candidate who might easily become president.

Thursday, 13 August 2020

WELCOME TO THE SCARY FUTURE OF UK ENERGY

This piece looks at the future of UK energy and it is not a pleasant one for consumers, as we already know. However the majority of the public are quite unaware as the media have simply ignored this, which is odd really since they normally love a scare story.

Tuesday, 11 August 2020

BEWARE THE THREAT FROM CHINA

American policymakers have long assumed that Chinese and American goals in the Middle East are largely complementary. Beijing, so the prevailing wisdom holds, is fixated on commerce, with a special emphasis on oil and gas. “China’s strategy in the Middle East is driven by its economic interests,” a former senior official in the Obama administration testified last year before Congress. “China … does not appear interested in substantially deepening its diplomatic or security activities there.”

According to this reigning view, China adopts a position of neutrality toward political and military conflicts, because taking sides would make enemies who might then restrict China’s access to markets.

This oft-repeated shibboleth ignores clear signs that China is very actively engaged in a hard-power contest with the United States—a contest that the Chinese occasionally acknowledge and are capable of winning. In 2016, Xi Jinping toured the Middle East for the first time in his capacity as president of the People’s Republic of China, visiting Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Iran. Chinese propaganda hailed the trip as a milestone. The Chinese Foreign Ministry issued a 
white paper on its Arab policy, the first of its kind. “We will deepen China-Arab military cooperation and exchange,” the paper read. “We will … deepen cooperation on weapons, equipment and various specialized technologies, and carry out joint military exercises.”

The following year, in 2017, the Chinese navy opened a naval base in Djibouti, the first overseas base it has ever established—a tacit renunciation of the traditional Chinese credo of noninterventionism. Djibouti sits on the southern end of the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait, which guards the passage to the Red Sea and the Suez Canal from the Gulf of Aden. On the northern end, only 18 miles away, lies Yemen.

China is advancing on the Middle East with ruthless determination, because the region is of more vital interest to China than any other, aside from the Western Pacific. Indeed, China is actively working to oust the United States from the Middle East—a reality that the American strategic community would overwhelmingly prefer not to recognize, but one that is nonetheless becoming glaringly obvious.

Don’t believe us? Ask the Uighurs, the brutalized people of Xinjiang province, which the Chinese government is actively colonizing by moving in millions of ethnic Han Chinese. The lucky among the Uighurs, who number some 11 million in total, are trapped in an inescapable web of surveillance and oppression. The unlucky ones, numbering perhaps 1 million, are interned in ideological indoctrination camps where they are exploited as slave labor, tortured, and, according to recent reports, subjected to forced sterilizations.

Monday, 10 August 2020

Sunday, 9 August 2020

EMPEROR PENGUINS DOING FINE - DESPITE "WORST CASE" MODEL PREDICTIONS

This article explains how reality is exposing the failure of computer models, just as with polar bears the reality is that they are doing well, but those in the media don't want to tell us that. 

Saturday, 8 August 2020

SO MUCH FOR "CHEAP" WIND ENERGY


This article looks at the claims made by Scottish Power boss, Keith Anderson that Wind energy was now "so low the projects may even help to make Britain’s energy cheaper."
It is easy to make such claims, but hard to substantiate them when your own companies cost data shows them to be false. 

This article also adds to the debate.

Friday, 7 August 2020

RENEWABLE ENERGY USES RESOURCES JUST AS MUCH AS FOSSIL FUEL


This article explains that simply because energy is called renewable does not mean that it does not require a lot of resources in order to obtain that energy.

Here is a short extract:
"No energy system, in short, is actually “renewable,” since all machines require the continual mining and processing of millions of tons of primary materials and the disposal of hardware that inevitably wears out. Compared with hydrocarbons, green machines entail, on average, a 10-fold increase in the quantities of materials extracted and processed to produce the same amount of energy."
Tell that to a Friend of the Earth.

Thursday, 6 August 2020

SEA LEVEL RISE

A study of the Newlyn (UK) sea level measurements discusses how different instruments and different time frames give totally different trends. The text states:
 

“The record of monthly MSL [Mean Sea Level] at Newlyn during the past century shows that the average increase of MSL for the complete record and for the recent period 1993–2014 are 1.8mm/year [tidal gauge]) and 3.8 mm/year [satellites]* respectively. (we use 1993 somewhat arbitrarily for the start of the modern era in sea level monitoring as that was when precise altimeter information from space became available). 

High rates of sea level increase were observed in previous 22-year periods, including those centred on approximately 1926, 1950, and 1980 (with rates of approximately 3 mm/year), with the lowest rates centred on 1934 and 1968 (approximately 0 mm/year), with such accelerations and decelerations in the record similar to those seen in other parts of the world (Woodworth et al. 2009b). The variability and long-term trend in the Newlyn MSL record are similar to those at Brest (Wöppelmann et al. 2006), although some differences become apparent in a detailed comparison (Douglas 2008), and at other stations in the North Sea area (Wahl et al. 2013). 

*The noticeable difference in rate (a ratio of at least 1:2) between the two data sets still has no broadly accepted explanation. 
 

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

SIX REASONS WHY WE CANNOT MAKE ACCURATE PREDICTIONS ABOUT FUTURE CLIMATE

1) The climate system is never in equilibrium.  

2) The core of the system consists of two turbulent fluids interacting with each other and unevenly heated by the sun, which results in transport of heat from the equator towards the poles (meridional) creating ocean cycles that may take 1,000 years to complete. 

3) The two most important substances in the greenhouse effect are water vapor and clouds, which are not fully understood and are not stable.  

4) A vital component of the atmosphere is water in its liquid, solid, and vapor phases and the changes in phases have immense dynamic consequences. 

5) Doubling carbon dioxide, (CO2), creates a 2% disturbance to the normal flow of energy into the system and out of the system, which is similar to the disturbance created by changes in clouds and other natural features. 

6) Temperatures in the tropics have been extremely stable. It is the temperature differences between the tropics and polar regions that are extremely important. Calculations such as global average temperature largely ignore this important difference. 

Tuesday, 4 August 2020

WHY WE MUST REVISE THE ASSESSMENT OF WHAT IS A SAFE LEVEL OF NUCLEAR RADIATION


This article looks at the way safety in dealing with nuclear radiation has been assessed in the past and why it is wrong and must change. In the past it was decided that no level of radiation was safe, with the consequence that the cost of nuclear power plants has been driven up to ridiculously high levels and so uncompetitive that they were not built. For decades we have denied ourselves safe, affordable energy. 

Monday, 3 August 2020

COASTAL PROTECTION EXPERTS NOW ROUTINELY RAMP UP THE SEA LEVEL RISE SCARE IN REPORTS

Below is a short extract from a report into the failure of sea defences in my Council area at Milford-on-sea: 

"The first groynes were constructed at Milford-on-sea between 1867 and 1898. Studies of historical maps and aerial imagery indicate that in the period between 1872 and 1932 the cliff top was retreating at a rate of between 0.1 and 1.0m per annum. Additional structures were added in 1936, these localised defences restricted shoreline movement. The period 1932 to 1963 saw an increased erosion rate of up to 1.3m per annum. These defences were extended to the east and west in the 1960's resulting in the rate decreasing to around 0.1m per annum between 1963 and 2005.

This is consistent with observations by West (2020) that suggest that the cliffs were relatively stable until the last decade. However rising sea levels of up to 1.0m by 2105 (Royal Haskoning, 2011) combined with beach narrowing potentially as a result of adjacent sea defences reducing sediment supplies from the west are now resulting in more overtopping of the existing sea defences and more rapid cliff erosion."

Notice that the report seeks to blame the failure partly on sea level rise - not based on actual figures from nearby tide gauges, but instead from a report giving projections of future sea level rise. If they used the actual figures they would show that the sea level is only rising at under 2mm per year which equates to less than 20cm, or 8 inches per century

Sunday, 2 August 2020

WILL ELECTRIC VEHICLES EVER TAKE OFF?


Not according to This article by Paul Homewood. Why would the majority of people want to buy a vehicle which is more expensive and less reliable with quicker depreciation in value? 

Saturday, 1 August 2020

REMEMBER THE RECENT DECADE IS COOLER THAN THE PRECEDING ONE


This piece is an excellent debunk of the climate change hype that is constantly put out by the BBC and other media here. Here is a chart to confirm the headline to this article.

Indeed, decadal average temperatures have actually dropped slightly since 2000-2009:

image

https://www.thegwpf.com/new-paper-2019-floods-nothing-out-of-the-ordinary/

This is an important fact, and I am perplexed why the Met Office did not think to mention it. [I think we can all think of a reason - Ed]

 

Friday, 31 July 2020

ROMAN WARM PERIOD TWO DEGREES WARMER THAN TODAY SAYS NEW STUDY

This article reinforces what many experts have said which is that our current slight warming is not exceptionable, but is merely the latest of many such warmings. The fact that the Mediterranean was 2 degrees warmer 2000 years ago has had no publicity in the mainstream media as obviously it does no fit the narrative of catastrophic warming of the planet.

WHAT DOES THE PETER RIDD AFFAIR TELL US?

This post gives us the details of what has been happening in Australia. No doubt this is a very important case for freedom of speech, and yet it has not figured at all in the mainstream UK media. The fact that the professor has lost in the High Court is a severe blow, but the good news is he is going to try to appeal it in the Supreme Court. 

Why should the courts be left to decide on such fundamental freedom issues? It is simply because the political leaders do not want to get involved.


Wednesday, 29 July 2020

LINKS RESTORED! BLOG BACK ON

Somehow I have managed to restore all the links on the blog, with no help from Blogger or Google! It happened by accident when I was trying to start a new blog. All I did was to apply a new "Theme" to the blog, which has changed its appearance a little and also restored the links somehow.

Thursday, 2 July 2020

THIS BLOG IS HAVING TO CLOSE

Despite making every effort to sort out the issue of links not working I have got nowhere with blogger or Google, who own them. Without being able to link to an article it defeats the purpose of this blog. I will now have to reduce my postings to occasional ones. 

Monday, 29 June 2020

ENERGY FOR AFRICA

London, 29 June: Today the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) is launching its Energy Justice project, seeking to highlight how reliable energy access is central to the problems of people and businesses in the developing world, and showing how it must be central to any attempts to change things for the better. 

Energy Justice is centred around a new website, that will highlight our research into some of these areas through reports and videos. To kick off the project, GWPF has designated this "Energy for Africa" week. 

Sunday, 28 June 2020

RADICAL GREEN SPOKESWOMAN CHANGES HER MIND ON NUCLEAR ENERGY


Daily Mail, 25 June 2020



Extinction Rebellion’s spokeswoman has quit the protest group to become a nuclear power campaigner.

Zion Lights, 36, has left the climate change cause, which brought London to a standstill last year, to join pro-nuke outfit Environmental Progress.

The former XR communications head said she had felt ‘duped’ after being surrounded by anti-nuclear campaigners until she read more into the radioactive fuel.

Zion Lights, pictured in mask and speaking at an event, has quit Extinction Rebellion after deciding nuclear power is the future
Mother-of-two Zion said: ‘The facts didn’t really change, but once I understood them I did change my mind.’

Zion, who was born in the West Midlands and given her unusual name as a baby, said: ‘I have a long history of campaigning on environmental issues, most recently as a spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion UK.

‘Now, I have quit the organisation to take up a position as a campaigner for nuclear power.’

Saturday, 27 June 2020

UNKNOWN BUT WELL RESOURCED BODIES KEEP UP THE CLIMATE PROPAGANDA

Have you heard of the IEMA ( Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment )? They are one of the dozens of organisations pushing for policies to reduce emissions of CO2 to "save the planet". Here is a link to their website:
https://www.iema.net/about-us/  They write to me regularly via email. Here is an extract from their latest email:

"As the UK experiences another heatwave, we are increasingly aware of climate change and the future challenges it will bring to our infrastructure and society."

This is the kind of subliminal message that we have become used to - suggesting that any spell of hot weather, which we would expect to have in any decent summer, must be seen as an artefact of climate change.  

 

Friday, 26 June 2020

BEWARE THE WORST CASE SCENARIO IN CLIMATE MODELING

Whenever you read a media story about how we’re heading toward catastrophe if we continue operating “business as usual” — i.e., if we don’t slash carbon emissions — the reports are almost always referring to a model simulation using RCP8.5. And you can bet that nowhere in the story will they explain that RCP8.5 is an implausible worst-case scenario that was never meant to represent a likely base case outcome, or that scientists have begun castigating its usage as a prediction of a doomed business-as-usual future.

The term RCP8.5 refers to a greenhouse gas emissions scenario often used by scientists for climate model projections. You might never have heard of RCP8.5 but you have definitely heard of forecasts based on it. Listening to the politicians who make the strongest pleas for radical climate action, it is clear that their fears for the future are driven by RCP8.5 scenarios, yet it is also clear that they have no idea what it is or what is wrong with it.

RCP stands for “Representative Concentration Pathways,” or projections of how much carbon dioxide (CO2) will accumulate in the atmosphere due to fossil fuel use over the coming century. The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) generated a set of four RCP scenarios a decade ago, attaching to each a number indicating how much “radiative forcing” (a measure of global warming potential) each one generates. RCP2.6 refers to a benign, low-end emission scenario with correspondingly minimal radiative forcing. In the middle are RCP4.5 and RCP6.0, and at the top end is RCP8.5, a scorcher that predicts historically unprecedented increases in global CO2 emissions.

To appreciate how implausible RCP8.5 is, consider its coal use trajectory. From the 1920s to the year 2000, global coal consumption stayed between 15 and 20 gigajoules per capita, peaking at 20 in 1960, falling back to 15 by 2000, then rising to about 23 earlier this decade with the sudden industrialization of China and India. Groups like the International Energy Agency expect it will gradually return to the 15-20 gigajoule per capita range by 2040.

The RCP8.5 scenario offers a different outcome. Instead of a return to normal, it projects coal use will rise to about 30 gigajoules by 2040, 45 gigajoules by 2060 and 70 gigajoules by 2100. No one seriously believes this is even possible, including people who use RCP8.5 in their climate simulations.

Thursday, 25 June 2020

THE INTER-CONNECTOR MERRY-GO-ROUND

On Saturday 23 May at about 8.30 pm the electricity interconnectors that link us to grids across the Channel were humming. France was supplying us with 152 MW and the Netherlands were supplying 466 MW. Meanwhile, however, the UK was supplying Belgium with 688 MW. 

The cables across the English Channel can only use direct current (DC), and the grids on both sides of the water use alternating current (AC). So the 600-odd megawatts of electricity coming from France and the Netherlands had to be converted from AC to DC and then back again.

A somewhat larger supply of power was, at the same time, sent to the Belgian interconnector, where it was converted to DC for its journey back across the water. At the other side it was converted back to AC for injection into the Belgian grid.
But each step along the way involves energy losses. 

 For electricity that does the full trip, from the Netherlands to the UK to Belgium, the conversion process is only 90% efficient. So 60 MW of electricity is simply being converted to heat and lost; at the windspeeds prevailing that weekend, this is the equivalent of the output of 150 onshore wind turbines.
And who pays for those losses? Why of course we, the electricity consumers, do.
 
Written by Mike Travers CEng, MIMechE, FIET who is a retired electrical engineer, having worked in the Royal Engineers, the hydroelectric sector, and in manufacturing industry.

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

COAL USE TO INCREASE IN CHINA

China’s New Coal Push As Relations With West Sour
Bloomberg, 16 June 2020

China’s embrace of coal could tighten even further if tensions with the U.S. escalate, with policymakers prioritising energy security over climate change. 

China will likely ease the pressure on local governments to shut older, inefficient coal mines as it seeks to meet rising demand of the most-polluting fuel to spur its economic recovery. 

Government officials are in the midst of preparing the country’s all-important five-year-plan, the guiding document for policy and industrial development from 2021 to 2025. Unlike the previous edition, when China made a major push to cut overcapacity to support prices and help miners struggling with mounting debt, the government isn’t likely to set any targets for mine closures, analysts forecast.

But the lack of a hard target now would underscore the continuing dependence on coal in China, which mines and burns half the world’s supply.

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

ENVIRONMEMT AGENCY CHIEF ACCUSED OF MAKING FALSE CLAIMS ABOUT UK WEATHER

The GWPF have today published an official press release criticising Sir James Bevan’s claims that the UK is “no longer a wet and rainy country”

A new report, The Great British Rain Paradox, has just been published, warning of potential water shortages in the UK in years to come.
It claims that the major factor for this is climate change. The foreword, written by the CEO of the Environment Agency Sir James Bevan, states:
"Climate change is causing long spells of dry weather that are putting our water resources under increased pressure. May 2020 has been the driest on record and exceptionally dry weather across the south east between 2017 and 2019 led to some of the lowest groundwater levels we have ever seen.”
These claims have no basis in fact. Official Met Office data shows that the UK has actually been getting wetter in recent decades.

May 2020 certainly was not the driest on record either – in the UK as a whole, it was only the ninth driest since records started in 1862. The driest May was in 1896.
Analysis of regional rainfall data also fails to support Sir James’ claims.
Neither does the claim of exceptionally dry weather in the South East of England stand up to scrutiny. Met Office data proves that rainfall there between 2017 and 2019 was in fact close to average.
There are undoubtedly good reasons why water shortages may occur in future, such as population growth and increased demands. Spurious claims about climate change will simply serve to draw attention away from these very real issues and the failure to expand storage and deal with water leaks.
GWPF director Dr Benny Peiser said

This is not the first time Sir James has been caught playing fast and loose with the facts to support a political agenda (3). He should apologise and issue a correction.”
Notes for editors
1) The Great British Rain Paradox is available here: https://www.savewatercleanclever.co.uk/content/dam/rbfinishposeidon/uk/report/The%20Report.pdf
2) Met Office rainfall data can be accessed here: https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/research/climate/maps-and-data/uk-and-regional-series
3) James Bevan’s speech not supported by scientific evidence – Environment Agency: https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2019/11/10/james-bevans-speech-not-supported-by-scientific-evidence-environment-agency
https://www.thegwpf.com/environment-agency-accused-of-making-false-claims-about-uk-weather/  

 

Monday, 22 June 2020

CLIMATE BILLIONS IN DOUBT AS BORIS CLOSES INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

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It’s All Over For The Green Blob’s Climate Billions Office
Ross Clark, Daily Mail, 17 June 2020

Boris Johnson’s historic decision to abolish the standalone Department for International Development (Dfid) and roll its functions into the Foreign Office is long overdue. 




 
Ever since David Cameron expanded Britain’s aid budget to 0.7 per cent of GDP, scandal after scandal has emerged about millions of pounds of hard-pressed UK taxpayers’ money being shovelled into dubious projects to meet this arbitrary target. 

The budget for this bloated department has reached an astonishing £14.6billion this year. Incredibly, Dfid now has 3,700 employees, and cost £326m to operate last year alone. 
 
For that, you’d expect money to be spent on vital projects truly improving the lives of desperate people in the world’s poorest countries. Sadly not. 
 
Here are a few examples of how taxpayers’ money was frittered away by this unlamented department:
 
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