Thursday, 31 July 2014
This article looks at the German electricity grid and how the increase in intermittent renewables has caused increased problems in balancing the grid, preventing power cuts. Just as in the UK they have to pay a high price for the extra electricity required at a few seconds notice to come on-stream.
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Here is an interesting essay looking at the evidence for global warming compared with the old phlogiston theory of combustion. It wryly compares the fate of Lavoisier, who debunked it with the calls by one climate alarmist for sceptics to be guillotined.
Tuesday, 29 July 2014
Monday, 28 July 2014
This article may be good news for opponents of wind farms. There is a finite amount of government money available (of course it is much too big!) but it may be an obstacle to some of the off-shore proposals like the Navitus Bay proposal off the south coast of England.
Sunday, 27 July 2014
At one time back in the 1920's people used to dream of a utopia in which everyone had a "fair share" of the world's wealth. They called it communism. Today there are still people of the same mind set, but now they are more likely to be under a "green" umbrella. This article looks at one set of dreamers, including our future king, who would surely lose out under the "world governance" that these people claim to desire. Why haven't they learnt anything from history? Haven't they seen that the people who reach the top of any such regime are ruthless autocrats who simply want to control others for their own ends. The nice people never make it. In any case world governance is a dream too far even for the most ruthless, as he or she will meet others who will crush him (or her) long before they get anywhere near the top prize.
Saturday, 26 July 2014
This article looks at the underhand way in which organisations such as Greenpeace have been trying to prevent fossil fuel industries from carrying out their lawful activities. These green campaigners are only too ready to use the legal system to gain their own ends, but now the tables are being turned and they are finding themselves in the dock.
Friday, 25 July 2014
Here is a list of the questions and the answers given. Some of the answers are in conflict with one another, so to me it suggests how daft some members of the public are. You might think such people would be easily brain-washed and perhaps that explains some of the results.
Here is a discussion of the results.
Here is a discussion of the results.
Thursday, 24 July 2014
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
This article by Owen Paterson recounts his problems as the UK Environment Minister, where many people thought he did a very good job, but this was not enough to prevent David Cameron from sacking him in the recent reshuffle. He is very candid in his account, particularly about the opposition to his policies from the green lobby - some of whom are a very unpleasant bunch.
Monday, 21 July 2014
Sunday, 20 July 2014
Saturday, 19 July 2014
Here is the link to the article. Some scientists think that the Earth's magnetic field has an effect on our climate as it controls the amount of solar radiation that enters the atmosphere, which in turn affects cloud cover. A weak field lets in more radiation allowing more seeding of clouds.
Friday, 18 July 2014
The Warmists hope that a super el nino will push up global temperatures are now fading according to this article. Of course el nino's are a natural phenomenon and nothing to do with man's emissions of CO2, but some of the believers in climate alarm are desperate for anything that might raise global temperatures.
Thursday, 17 July 2014
This Guardian article looks at the views expressed by the new ministers appointed in the re-shuffle by David Cameron. It appears that they are not ideologically driven to "save the planet" at any cost which is at lest some good news for us climate realists, though it will not please the green activist brigade.
Wednesday, 16 July 2014
This article gives the latest paper on sea level. It shows that the latest satellite measurements, after being "adjusted" are completely at odds with the tide gauges and the results from the earlier Grace satellite data. What is going wrong?
Tuesday, 15 July 2014
This article sets out the position of India on a climate change deal. They won't act until the developed nations put "substantial" amounts of money into a climate fund. What the developed nations should do ( but may not) is tell them to either cut their emissions or face the consequences. If they really believe that cutting CO2 emissions is essential then they will act. If they do not then they are simply after the money.
Monday, 14 July 2014
Sunday, 13 July 2014
,a href=http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/211989-groups-push-for-climate-science-in-classrooms#disqus_thread>This articleexplains what is going on. The danger, of course, is that what is taught could amount to propaganda in what is a very political branch of science.
Saturday, 12 July 2014
This piece compares the German energy policy to that of the UK and shows that, if reducing CO2 is the aim (which I do not), then the UK is doing rather better. Our electricity is also cheaper at present, though not compared with the USA. In the long term the UK policy is just as mad as the German one, and we will both be in the export business - exporting our industry and jobs to the likes of China and India!
Friday, 11 July 2014
Thursday, 10 July 2014
Tuesday, 8 July 2014
This article discusses the issue of chemicals used in air conditioners and refrigerants which can damage the ozone layer and also cause global warming. You will see from the article that there is a complex relationship between the use of these chemicals and the economies of the various nations.
Monday, 7 July 2014
Sunday, 6 July 2014
This Mail article give the details of this very costly and highly technical scheme. It risks becoming the next big disaster for the government who have a very poor record when it comes to large scale computer projects. The idea that consumers are going to cut usage of fuel is highly unlikely. How many people are going to stare at a monitor and disconnect appliances? It seems unreal to expect they will. It is much more likely that they will simply hide the monitor and carry on regardless.
Saturday, 5 July 2014
Friday, 4 July 2014
Thursday, 3 July 2014
Wednesday, 2 July 2014
Tuesday, 1 July 2014
This article in the Mail explains the details of the survey carried out in Asia. It makes it clearer than ever that the BBC is not an impartial broadcaster when it comes to climate change, and so it cannot be trusted.