Thursday, 31 May 2012
This report explains how about a dozen extremist protestors, including a university lecturer and IPCC author were arrested in Canada for disrupting coal supplies.
Wednesday, 30 May 2012
This article explains that a British Geological Survey (BGS) report due to come out later in the year will give a much higher figure for the reserves of shale gas in the UK. This again begs the question of why a recent government briefing did not invite the BGS to give their expert opinion. Surely it could not be that the government is looking for an excuse not to exploit the UK reserves of a cheap and reliable source of energy?
Tuesday, 29 May 2012
This article gives the clearest description of the cherry-picking of tree-ring data by a leading climate scientist in the notorious Hockey-Stick temperature graph. This article exposes yet again the feebleness of the Inquiries into the ramifications of the exposed emails of the leading climate scientists, as the inquiries were supposed to look into any wrong-doing exposed by the emails. It is interesting to compare the current Leveson Inquiry into press behaviour and phone-hacking with the Inquiries into the leaked climate emails; the former is a robust and thorough examination given ample coverage in the news night after night, whereas the latter was a white-wash given minimal coverage.
Monday, 28 May 2012
Sunday, 27 May 2012
Saturday, 26 May 2012
The Heretic is a play about a climate scientists who is sceptical about the global warming claims of alarmist scientists. It is currently being put on by a Melbourne theatre company and seems to be causing quite a stir, as can be seen from this review. An alarmist scientist has followed up by writing to the theatre director as follows. With all this publicity the play is almost assured of success.
Friday, 25 May 2012
This article looks at the details of this new analysis of the government's own figures, and whereas the government claim that prices will fall, the new report suggests a 25% rise to pay for all the subsidies to wind farms and other renewables.
Thursday, 24 May 2012
This article in the Independent suggests that the UK shale gas reserves are not as extensive as first thought and the cheap gas boost hoped for may not emerge. This seems a bit strange as it contrasts sharply with the original press reports of massive reserves. I understand this report emerged from a seminar given to the Prime Minister and others to which Cuadrilla, the firm doing the actual drilling was not invited. How odd!
Wednesday, 23 May 2012
This paper gives an alternative way of interpreting the data that shows that the increase in surface temperature was not as regular as the government scientists have tried to make out. What this paper shows is that much of the increase occurred as a step change between 1976 and 1981. Of course such an irregular change does not fit well with CO2 being the main cause as CO2 is shown to be increasing in a very regular way.
Tuesday, 22 May 2012
Monday, 21 May 2012
This Guardian article gives the details. It seems that the UK Government's Committee on Climate Change thinks that issuing orders is the way forward, but they seem to forget that we still live in a democracy (just!) and so the voters will have the final say, and most either regard climate change as a very low priority, or they regard it as nothing more than an expensive hoax; that number is growing by the day as they uncover yet more increases to their cost of living.
Sunday, 20 May 2012
Saturday, 19 May 2012
There is a lesson here for other political leaders. We all know that politics is a dark art and, unfortunately, this means politicians making promises that they have no intention of fulfilling.
Friday, 18 May 2012
This article explains where methane hydrates are found in abundance - sufficient for thousands of years. So don't let anyone get away with saying that carbon-based fuels are a thing of the past, or about to run out. Once we have faced up to the fact that the global warming hypothesis is wrong we can look forward to abundant energy for the foreseeable future.
Thursday, 17 May 2012
Wednesday, 16 May 2012
This BBC report explains that the UK Government's flagship policy to improve the insulation of homes is likely to fail. It is also very expensive and as the costs are added to electricity bills it will drive even more poorer people into fuel poverty.
Tuesday, 15 May 2012
This article looks at the US policy on power plants compared with those in Canada and Europe and sees US energy prices falling while the rest are set to rise while at the same time the energy supplies are set to become more unreliable due to over-reliance on the vagaries of the wind.
Monday, 14 May 2012
Christopher Booker explains in his latest Sunday Telegraph column what is going on. Clearly the government are not doing the common sense thing and collecting more water to save for when rainfall is reduced. They would rather spend £18 billion a year to "combat climate change". The trouble is that Labour is just as daft, leaving us with no choice in the matter.
Sunday, 13 May 2012
Saturday, 12 May 2012
Friday, 11 May 2012
This BBC Report confirms that the UK Environment Agency chairman, Lord Smith, is supportive of the new controversial gas extraction process. However the report mentions that he believes rather onerous conditions should be imposed, including carbon capture and storage in gas power stations. This is an unproven and costly process which would make big cost increases on energy from gas.
Thursday, 10 May 2012
A new paper shows that the little ice age was not confined to Europe, as many alarmists asserted. This report looks at the evidence which confirms that our climate can change independently of CO2 levels. More proof that CO2 does not control our climate.
Wednesday, 9 May 2012
This article in the Telegraph looks at the damaging policy on energy still being pursued by the UK government unveiled in today's Queen's Speech. This seems at odds with the main aim of the government which is to stimulate economic growth. With this energy policy it is going to be much harder.
Tuesday, 8 May 2012
This has been going on for many years as this article from 2009 shows. The latest revelations are just published here on WUWT blog. The detail of the treatment of the data from these trees is rather a specialised area, but that should not distract from the important conclusion, which is that some high-profile climate scientists have manipulated and cherry-picked data to reach a pre-determined result, and that is the opposite of true science.
Monday, 7 May 2012
Sunday, 6 May 2012
This piece looks at the latest research into the melting of Greenland's glaciers and the finding that they are not melting as fast as predicted.
Friday, 4 May 2012
Here in the south east of England we are facing a water shortage, despite having the wettest April for many years. The reason we are told is because we have experienced drier than normal weather over the past couple of years. Even if the overall rainfall has been a little below average, it has been well within the variation that has been experienced over tha past 50 years. The real reason is not the mythical "climate change", but much more to do with a massive increase in our use of water due partly to the widespread increase in things like power-showers and pressure jet washers, but also to a large increase in the number of households fuelled by immigration and family breakdown. This article on EU Referendum blog looks at the failure of governments to get to grips with the problem.
Thursday, 3 May 2012
This piece from David Whitehouse of GWPF looks at a new paper on ocean heat content and compares it with earlier information. It says that we are still unable to show whether or not the oceans are warming any faster as there is no reliable data from before about 1950. An interesting piece and well worth reading.
Wednesday, 2 May 2012
This article looks at a number of interesting new developments in climate science that have not been prominent in the mainstream media. It seems that either there is a conspiracy to keep the sceptic global warming news out or the press just do not think these items are worth reporting.
Tuesday, 1 May 2012
According to this article wind farms are responsible for global warming. The study claims that the surface beneath the turbines is warmer due to the blades stirring up the atmosphere. It seems daft to me as they seem to ignore the fact that the heat has not been gained but merely moved from the surface to the atmosphere. No extra heat has been produced.