Tuesday, 30 April 2019

WHY SHOULD WE BELIEVE PREDICTIONS WHEN THE "EXPERTS" GET IT SO BADLY WRONG?

Here is the proof that "experts" have got things hopelessly wrong in the recent past, so why should we have any faith in their predictions now? These past blunders are never mentioned for obvious reasons, but they are strong evidence that there is still a lot to learn.

Monday, 29 April 2019

POLITICAL EMERGENCY - UK PARLIAMENT ABOUT TO VOTE ON "CLIMATE EMERGENCY" MOTION

Here are the details of Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn's motion to parliament that is to be debated on Wednesday. I would not be surprised if it was passed, as hardly anyone would dare to vote against the doctrine of the Church of Climatology as handed down by its High Priests, such as David Attenborough and his Swedish Apostle, Greta Thornberg. [update - it was passed without a vote]

A motion to the Scottish parliament was defeated by a large majority, so perhaps there is some hope. However Nicola Sturgeon, leader of the SNP government in Scotland has declared a climate emergency by herself. You just cannot make this up!

There are a few MPs who do talk common sense and I hope they have the courage to speak up for us, but they are heavily outnumbered by the sheep.

If this motion were to be passed, what happens next is anyone's guess, but no doubt they will do something very silly and costly that will have no effect whatsoever on the climate.

As you can see from yesterday's post we have no choice in this country other than climate folly or completely bonkers!  

Sunday, 28 April 2019

IS UK GOVERNMENT GOING SOFT ON FRACKING?

This article in today's Mail on Sunday suggests it is. What a weak lot our government ministers are if they cave in as a result of a few protestors and a Swedish child. With all the real benefits that fracking could bring this would be a disaster for our country. Sadly there is no alternative, because Labour is even worse as this article in the same paper explains. What a mess the UK government is in right now.

Saturday, 27 April 2019

OIL COMPANIES PLANNING TO SPEND $5 TRILLION ON EXPLORATION

This article shows the complete disconnect between the aims of the Paris agreement and the real world. Oil companies would not make this investment unless they were very confident that there was a good market for oil. They are right to be confident because despite all the hand-wringing and posturing from politicians we all know that without this oil the world economies would collapse and there would be riots on the streets as homes were plunged into darkness, and yet no one dares to say so publicly for fear of offending the green activists. 

Friday, 26 April 2019

IS FLOODING INCREASING - NO

Here is a good article that gives the details. You would never have guessed this from the coverage on the news.

SPINELESS MPS AGREE WITH CLIMATE PROTESTORS

This article is about the Swedish climate girl speaking to the UK parliament  (or a few dozen of them). She started lecturing the MPs about the UK having a massive climate debt due to having started the industrial revolution - and some of our MPs actually agreed with her and said how sorry they were. You cannot make this up! 

Our climate change minister, Michael Gove has also agreed to talk to the climate change anarchists who were blocking London's streets a few days ago. I wonder what is he going to say to them? Probably that he agrees with them. What a witless, spineless bunch our political leaders are, and what sort of message does it give out - that the way to get listened to is to cause mayhem!

Thursday, 25 April 2019

ELECTRIC VEHICLES EMIT MORE CO2 THAN DIESELS SAYS NEW STUDY

This article gives the details. It's not something that you hear from the people pushing the climate change hypothesis.

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

DAVID ATTENBOROUGH, DEAD BATS AND TRAGEDY PORN

This piece explains clearly how radical green propaganda relies on close ups with dead fluffy creatures, and then putting the blame on climate change.

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

HEADS TO BACK LESSONS ON CLIMATE PROTEST

This article was in the Sunday Times on 19 April

"Head teachers are to support plans for compulsory climate change lessons in primary and secondary schools with children taught to produce protest letters and banners.

It comes as a Newcastle school excluded its head boy after he co-ordinated a school strike over climate change weeks before his A-levels.

The moves highlight the febrile atmosphere generated by climate protests around the UK. The idea of climate lessons - predicted to win support at the annual conference of head teachers next week - comes as schools seek ways to channel their pupils' passion for saving the planet, but without confrontation. Families have been fined for their children's unauthorised absence from school to attend protests.

"I want to make sure children's concerns about the future of the planet are being listened to by policy-makers," said Graham Frost, head of Robert Ferguson Primary School in Carlisle, Cumbria, and official of the National Association of Head Teachers, who will propose the motion.

Such views contrast with Gosforth Academy's response to a 17 year old pupil who handed out climate protest leaflets and was ordered off the premises. He has since been suspended. His parents are appealing against it."

Can you believe a head teacher would propose teaching children to take a partisan view of a political matter such as dealing with climate change. Surely such a move would be against the Education Act 1996, as determined by the judge in this case.

  

Monday, 22 April 2019

NEW CLIMATE MODELS RUNNING EVEN HOTTER, IN CONFLICT WITH REAL MEASUREMENTS

This article explains that a host of global climate models developed for the United Nations' next major assessment of global warming, due in 2021, are now showing a puzzling but undeniable trend. They are running hotter than they have in the past. Soon the world could be, too.

Such na├»ve certainty in their work is touching, but could be so costly for us all. 

Sunday, 21 April 2019

THE BEST ARGUMENTS NOT TO SUPPORT THE CLIMATE CHANGE AGENDA

Two years ago I posted this lecture by Professor John Christy.  Today I rediscovered it and on second viewing I felt it was still among the very best. In fact, after the recent Attenborough programme
this lecture is the antidote. Christy ticks all the boxes. He is highly qualified in the science; he has an impeccable record of honesty and integrity, and he uses simple evidence to put his arguments across with a good speaking style. This video is so good that I will add it to the must see material on this blog.

Below is more about Professor Christy

Dr. John R. Christy is the Director of the Earth System Science Center, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science and Alabama’s State Climatologist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville where he has been employed for over 30 years.

His responsibilities include managing a science centre with over 80 employees, working on several research projects ranging from developing and launching space-based instruments to studying impacts of significant weather events in developing countries, to high-resolution studies of air pollution (air-chemistry and meteorology).

His own research concerns developing, constructing and refining global and regional climate data records which may be used to test claims of climate variability and change and to understand the climate’s sensitivity to various forcing factors, resulting in almost 100 peer-reviewed publications. As State Climatologist he interacts with the government, industry and the public regarding climate resources in Alabama that may be utilized in environmentally and economically sustainable ways.

Saturday, 20 April 2019

CARBON TAX OPPONENTS KEEP ON WINNING


Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller, 17 April 2019

 
Alberta’s United Conservative Party (UCP) won a landslide victory against the liberal New Democratic Party (NDP) Tuesday night. UCP Leader Jason Kenney’s first priority: repeal the province’s carbon tax.
 
It’s the first time an Albertan government has been toppled after only one term in power, and it’s the third time in the last year conservatives have won a landslide victory on a platform centered around repealing carbon taxes.
 
“Friends, tonight the silent majority has spoken,” Kenney said in his victory speech. “They have chosen free enterprise values over the politics of resentment.”
Nearly one year ago, Ontario Premier Doug Ford, a conservative, won a landslide election victory promising to repeal the province’s cap-and-trade program and join the legal fight against Canada’s federal carbon tax.
 
Ford joined Kenney at an anti-carbon tax rally in 2018 — where many attendees reportedly wore blue “MAGA” (Make Alberta Great Again) hats. Ford now has another ally in the legal and political fight against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government.
 
Trudeau’s carbon tax went into effect in early April, slapping Canadian provinces with a federal carbon tax in the absence of a provincial carbon price. But Alberta’s election suggests Trudeau’s climate agenda may end up being politically damaging to his government.
 
“From its very introduction, the carbon tax has been very unpopular in Alberta,” Scott Hennig, president of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, said in a statement. “Even dressing it up and trying to bribe taxpayers with rebate cheques didn’t work.”
 
 “Alberta’s premier-elect Jason Kenney recognized this, and committed that Bill 1 would be to scrap the carbon tax. Clearly, it has been a big vote-getter for his party,” Henning said.
 
Kenney promised to repeal the province’s carbon tax, build stalled pipeline projects and create a “war room” to push back against “foreign-funded special interests” trying to hamper Alberta’s oil and gas-dependent economy.

Friday, 19 April 2019

LONDON PARALYSED BY ANARCHISTS SAVING THE PLANET

Here is a good article on the latest anarchist protest in London. The author rightly condemns their selfish behaviour which is allowed to persist by the very weak attitude of the police. Unless they crush this behaviour we can loo forward to even worse in the future. They are threatening to target Heathrow, as if they cannot be stopped. Surely giving them a good soaking with hoses would soon give them a shock, but I expect it would infringe their human rights. What a mess we are now in and no one seems capable of doing anything to stop it.

Thursday, 18 April 2019

BANK OF ENGLAND IN CLIMATE ALARMIST MODE

This piece highlights how completely the establishment is entrenched in the climate change paradigm. Although there are still many people in the country who are sceptical, they are totally ignored, in fact their existence is not even acknowledged. In many ways it is similar to the EU in that those who wanted to get out were largely ignored, though in the case of the EU there was a political party campaigning to leave, whereas there is no such movement to stop the movement to decarbonise the nation yet. Despite the huge cost of doing so I cannot see one starting up in the near future.

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

AUSTRALIAN PROFESSOR WINS COURT CASE AGAINST UNIVERSITY FOR UNLAWFUL SACKING


Professor Ridd, who worked at the university for 40 years, challenged the dismissal in the Federal Circuit Court, saying the university breached its own enterprise agreement which allowed all staff to express controversial or unpopular views.

The physics professor argued that the Townsville-based university, which is renowned for its marine science expertise, dismissed him for breaching the university’s code of conduct.

Handing down his decision today, judge Salvatore Vasta said that the 17 findings used by the university to justify the sacking were unlawful.

“The Court rules that the 17 findings made by the University, the two speech directions, the five confidentiality directions, the no satire direction, the censure and the final censure given by the University and the termination of employment of Professor Ridd by the University were all unlawful,” Judge Vasta said.

A penalty hearing will be set for a later date.

At a hearing last month, Professor Ridd’s barrister Stuart Wood argued his client was entitled to criticise his colleagues and the university’s perceived lack of quality assurance processes.

In 2016, Professor Ridd emailed a journalist to allege that images given to the media by the Australian Institute of Marine Science and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority were misleading because they showed poorly affected corals, which were selected over nearby healthy coral and used to show “broad scale decline” of reef health.

Professor Ridd claimed the use of the images was “a dramatic example of how scientific organisations are happy to spin a story for their own purposes”.

He also said his colleague Professor Terry Hughes, the head of JCU’s Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, would “wriggle and squirm” when asked to explain the discrepancies in the images.

Professor Ridd was censured again when he repeated the claims on Sky News.

After a third alleged violation of the code of conduct, Professor Ridd was sacked in April 2018.

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

THE CLIMATE SCIENCE TALLY OF FAILURE

FROM JO NOVA'S BLOG

Here's a great list of links:
The IPCC’s top scientists can’t predict the climate on a local, regional, or continental scale, 98% of Climate Models cannot explain why global warming slowed for years, models get the core assumptions wrong – the hot spot is still missing, (that’s the only fingerprint they said mattered, right up until they couldn’t find it). They can’t explain the pause, the cause or the long term historic climate movements either. Measurements of satellites, cloud cover changes, 3,000 ocean buoys6,000 boreholes, a thousand tide gauges, and 28 million weather balloons looking at temperature or humidity can’t find the warming that the models predict. In the oceans, the warming isn’t statistically significantsea-levels started rising too early, aren’t rising fast enough, aren’t accelerating, nor are warming anywhere near as much as they predicted. Antarctica was supposed to be warming faster than almost anywhere but they were totally wrong. The vast Southern Ocean is cooling not warming. The only part of Antarctica that’s warming sits on top of a volcano chain they prefer not to tell you about.
Some scientists are behaving badly: hiding data, declines, history, adjustments and methodsThousands of other scientists are protesting all over the internet. Tony Abbott is merely saying what most engineers and geologists, and half of the worlds meteorologists, and climate scientists would say.

Monday, 15 April 2019

US CLIMATE SCIENCE REVIEW PANEL BEGINS TO TAKE SHAPE

This post gives an update on this much awaited event to re-evaluate the climate change science. Will it ever see the light of day? 

Sunday, 14 April 2019

CLIMATE SCEPTICS RISING IN FINLAND

This article explains what is happening in Finland. Already, many of Europe’s right-wing parties and movements have adopted similar emotional assaults on climate policy. 

It was a carbon taxincreasing the cost of fuel, that ignited France’s violent Yellow Vest protests. Germany’s far-right party, 

Alternative for Germany, has pushed back heavily against the science behind clean-air policy, which it has derided as “particulate matter hysteria.” Which is quite right considering we are all subjected to it every time we cook a meal or even make some toast.

Saturday, 13 April 2019

A FEW THOUSAND YEARS AGO THE ARCTIC WAS WARMER THAN TODAY

That is according to this research into the shoreline in that area. So why do climate scientists talk of unprecedented warming when there are many studies showing similar links to a warmer climate just a few thousand years ago, since the end of the last ice-age?

Friday, 12 April 2019

CLIMATE ACTIVISTS OPPOSED TO CO2 CAPTURE!

This piece explains how capturing CO2 from the air has now become a viable option. How amusing to learn that some climate change activists are opposed to this technology as it might lead to fossil fuels continuing to be used. It just shows that their opposition is ideological rather than practical. They want to change the world. 

Thursday, 11 April 2019

DROUGHTS MUCH MORE DEADLY IN THE PAST

this article confirms that droughts were much more deadly in the past because we did not have the technology to save large quantities of water, nor the means of mitigation that are available in a modern country with abundant cheap energy available.

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

IS ATTENBOROUGH'S WALRUS STORY FAKE NEWS?

According to this report by a well known expert it is. The more Attenborough ties himself to  global warming alarmism the more he risks damage to his reputation. 

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

HERE'S ONE EVENT THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH CLIMATE CHANGE

This article shows there are at least some honest scientists. "When a giant iceberg breaks away from near Britain's Halley research base, it won't be because of climate change." say the scientists who researched the background.

Monday, 8 April 2019

CLIMATE MADNESS DUE IN 2020 UNLESS TRUMP IS RE-ELECTED

That is explained in this article. It is a fact That President Trump's re-election seems to hold the key. Should a Democrat win the presidency then we are in for complete madness, such as the Green New Deal. Read the link to see it all.  

Sunday, 7 April 2019

FEARMONGERING ABOUT SEA LEVEL RISE

This piece is a good antidote to all the recent articles forecasting imminent catastrophic sea level rise. It shows that the scares are all based on dubious computer models. The only real sea level measurement are those from tide gauges which have been in place for many decades or more. 

Friday, 5 April 2019

MORE SOFT PROPAGANDA ON BBC

Here is a good example of the soft propaganda that is permitted by weak interviewing on our mainstream media. There is no way to counter this type of thing which occurs day in and day out. As you will see from the link the Green Party are making a number of absurd statements that are easily refuted by the facts, but the interviewer is either not well informed, or deliberately does not intervene to counter the nonsense.

Thursday, 4 April 2019

STATE OF THE CLIMATE 2018: GLOBAL WARMING IS NOT ACCELERATING

This report gives us the good news, though I doubt you will hear it on the TV news.

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

THE STRESS OF LIVING WITH RENEWABLE ENERGY

This article explains the issues in Australia. Here is a short excerpt:
"Australia’s electricity grid is relying on emergency safety nets to keep the lights on, …
The deterioration of the strength of the electricity network — most pronounced in South Australia — is also spreading to southwest NSW, northwest Victoria and north Queensland, adding to wholesale costs incurred by users."
Is this what awaits the UK?

Monday, 1 April 2019

TALKING SENSE ABOUT CLEAN ENERGY

This short video explains why so-called clean energy is not quite as clean as some people try to make out. When all the facts are brought out it can be seen that the situation is not anywhere near as clean cut as some think.