Tuesday, 29 March 2022


The big article in the Daily Mail gives a good summary of reasons why wind energy is not a viable option. Time the government did the sensible thing and started to extract more of our own gas and oil.

Madness of our worship of wind: They despoil our glorious countryside, add £6bn to household bills | Daily Mail Online

Monday, 28 March 2022


 Read the following article to understand just how uncertain the underlying science of climate really is. Western governments are currently spending trillions of dollars based on very incomplete understanding. The IPCC reports are clearly politically based.

Atmospheric Fingerprint – Watts Up With That?


The debate about the cause of recent global warming of Earth’s surface remains unresolved. There are several reasons why current observations, including stratospheric cooling, are inconclusive. First, the total radiation imbalance, or “forcing,” required to warm Earth’s surface one degree over the past few hundred years is extremely small, just 3-4 W/m2. This is undetectable with current technology; so, our measurements are inconclusive. As was true in 1995, when SAR was being written, we still do not know the magnitude of natural variability. Unless we know what nature can do, and is doing to our climate, we cannot detect a human influence.

Attempts to model natural climate change all assume that there is no long-term natural warming or cooling, and all warming is assigned to human influences. The huge variations in climate before humans evolved belie this assumption.

The second serious problem is we do not know what the long-term trend is in the Sun. Is it increasing its radiation output? Or is it decreasing, or staying flat? Our observations of solar output are not accurate enough to tell. Further, we do not know how the Sun affects our climate. Is the total radiation output the only thing that matters? Unlikely. Undoubtedly the solar magnetic field, the frequency mix of the solar output must matter, and the solar wind surely has an influence. But we lack the ability to model these effects as discussed in Connolly, et al.

One thing is for sure, assuming the Sun and solar variability don’t affect our climate, is foolish. Yet, this assumption underlies the IPCC’s conclusion that humans are causing global warming.

Sunday, 27 March 2022



Radical plan to end the energy crisis

Renewables have been ‘a catastrophic error’

Press Release



  • The UK energy system is dysfunctional and on the verge of collapse.
  • Further expansion of renewables will make our gas dependency worse; only gas can now support renewables.
  • There is no alternative to improving the efficiency of our gas-fired fleet, and diversifying the sources from which we obtain natural gas.
  • Radical action is required to stabilise the system and bring down consumer prices.
  • Renewables must be put on the same footing as other generators, with no subsidies and no preferential dispatch, and eventually wound down.
  • A long-term gas-to-nuclear strategy is wise, but because of the perilous state of Britain’s electricity grid, the use of ultra-supercritical coal may be necessary to keep the lights on should nuclear fall behind on its timetable.

London, 27 March -- Two energy experts from Net Zero Watch have put forward a radical programme to overhaul the UK’s energy system.

According to Dr John Constable and Andrew Montford, the authors of the plan, consumer prices can only be reduced by lowering the cost of gas and increasing the efficiency of gas-fired power stations. Increasing use of renewables will undoubtedly raise prices further.

The plan therefore aims to wind down renewables completely, and put the country back on the gas-to-nuclear trajectory that had delivered both lower prices and lower emissions for many decades before environmentalist pressure shifted the focus to wind and solar.

According to the authors, bill reductions of as much as £400 per household could be delivered relatively quickly, with a similar reduction in the general cost of living.

The plan also addresses energy security concerns, recommending diversification of the natural gas supply to include fracking, and the introduction of high-efficiency “ultra-supercritical” coal-fired power stations.

Dr John Constable said:

“The renewables drive has left the grid in a parlous state, and the more wind and solar we put on the grid the worse it will become”.

Andrew Montford said:

“Gas-fired power stations set market prices, so making them lower cost is the only way to get consumer bills down. That means running them more efficiently.”

Dr John Constable said:

“Reintroducing coal is almost certainly going to be necessary. That such a radical step is even considered necessary shows just how bad our existing energy policies have made things. Renewables have been a catastrophic error.”

Craig Mackinlay MP said:

“Britain’s energy policy is clearly in a perilous state, and we need some bold solutions to get back on track. Affordability and reliability must be paramount. A gas-to-nuclear transition looks to me at present like our best shot to get our emissions down affordably.”

Taking Back Control: Addressing Britain’s Energy Crisis can be downloaded here (pdf) 


John Constable
e: john.constable@netzerowatch.com 

Friday, 25 March 2022


 A win: Australian Federal Court tosses out high schoolers climate case « JoNova (joannenova.com.au)

It is the court’s view that it’s not their place to set policies on climate change. Instead, they say, it’s the job of elected representatives in the federal government. At last some common sense from judges.

Thursday, 24 March 2022


Here is yet another example of blatant exaggeration and cherry-picking of weather events to try and convince the public of the completely phoney "climate emergency". No dissent is ever allowed. 

BBC’s Climate Check–Feb 22 | NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT (wordpress.com)

Saturday, 19 March 2022


 Anyone thinking of getting an electric vehicle should read this:

My £62k electric car that takes nine hours to drive up North | NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT (wordpress.com)

"The battery is supposed to have a range of 285 miles but it performs so poorly on occasions that it is only able to show a maximum range of 145 miles"

"Unfortunately, electric batteries tend to deplete more rapidly when cars are driven at faster speeds, meaning that their range on motorways can be disappointing. This is just the reality of electric cars in general."

And that was for a new car. Just imagine what the performance of a 3 or 4 year old car might be!

Thursday, 17 March 2022


 Government committee criticises climate change policy cost estimates. Read the report here:

Achieving Net Zero: Follow up (parliament.uk)

Here is a flavour of it:

"Government has no clear plan for how the transition to net Zero will be funded. Its ability to track its performance against the 2050 target is hampered by vague performance measures, a lack of overall budget or plans to collate and report what it is spending and limited assessment of the cost impact on consumers."

"Significant uncertainty remains as to whether consumers will rapidly change their behaviours in line with the expectations of government’s Net Zero Strategy."

Tuesday, 15 March 2022


Try this quiz and see if you can remember who said what.

 Manhattan Contrarian Quiz -- Climate Tipping Points Edition — Manhattan Contrarian

The answers can be found by scrolling down the link and it also tells you some more little details, such as when they said it and if it came true. Good luck!

Monday, 7 March 2022


 Here is a fascinating wake-up call for those who think we can get to net zero without any difficulty.

Delivering Net Zero: A report from a putative delivery agency (thegwpf.org) 

This report was written by Professor Michael Kelly, Professor of Technology at the University of Cambridge. In it he takes us through the steps and scale needed to reach the goal in the UK by 2050. Given the enormous cost it becomes clear that this project is doomed to fail. However in the attempt we are all going to become a great deal worse off than we are now. The question is, at what point will it become obvious that we are falling far short of the objective? Or can the government continue to delude the people into thinking that they are on track?

Sunday, 6 March 2022


 Here is a link to the article in today's Mail-on-Sunday:

Nigel Farage to campaign for Net Zero policy referendum | Daily Mail Online

 If anyone can change things Nigel can. I can only see the support for this growing, as the gas and electricity costs go on rising. The Mail itself is backing Nigel, and that itself is a massive boost, as it is one of the best-selling papers here in the UK. See this piece:

NIGEL FARAGE: The Net Zero zealots are the same elitists who sneered at Brexit | Daily Mail Online

See the Vote Power not Poverty website here:

Vote Power Not Poverty - Vote Power Not Poverty 

Friday, 4 March 2022


 London, 4 March -- The former Head of MI6, Sir Richard Dearlove, has called on Boris Johnson to 'immediately lift the moratorium on fracking' and help Britain's European partners to divest from Russian gas dependency.

In an interview with the Daily Telegraph's Planet Normal podcast Sir Richard also warns that Britain's rush to Net Zero was "admirable but its completely unrealistic, its totally unrealistic. We have to reassess the situation."

"I don't know what's come into the government's heads on [Net Zero] because they've just adopted a set of crazy, unattainable objectives."

In face of Russia's invasion of the Ukraine, Sir Richard argues that Britain should adopt a gas-to-nuclear policy:

"I applaud the objective, as we all do, to move to Net Zero, but we need a policy that is practical and achievable. And of course gas in particular, the sort of quality gas the Americans produce through fracking, is going to be the transfer fuel of the future. And then in addition we must develop small nuclear reactors. The technology exists."

Sir Richard added that UK shale gas would be essential to help our European partners to divest from Russian gas imports:

"We have to have sufficient gas storage and supplies. What the European powers that are dependent on Russian gas need is a sort of Berlin 'airlift' of gas supplies to Europe as quickly and as fast as possible so that we change the energy equation."


He added:
"We now have to reorder our national security priorities and we have got to change our energy security policy which is a fundamental part of our national security policy."

Net Zero Watch director Dr Benny Peiser said:

"Boris Johnson should listen to the warning by of one of Britain's most eminent national security experts and lift the fracking moratorium with immediate effect. Any further procrastination over developing alternative gas supplies would be deeply irresponsible and in the face of a worsening European war could only embolden Putin's aggression."


Dr Benny Peiser
e: benny.peiser@netzerowatch.com
m: 07553361717