Sunday 31 December 2023

BRITAIN'S POINTLESS NET ZERO DISASTER

Rupert Darwall has written some very good essays in the press about the impending disaster from the net zero policy. This one contains some very stark stark figures which should give us all cause for concern. Here is one nugget:

The Climate Change Act was passed to show Britain’s climate leadership and inspire the rest of the world to follow its example. How did that work out? In the 11 years that transpired from passing the Act to legislating net zero in 2019, Britain’s fossil fuel emissions fell by 180 million metric tons – a 33% reduction. Over the same period, the rest of the world’s emissions increased by 5,177 million metric tons – a rise of 16%. Put another way, 11 years of British emissions reduction were wiped out in around 140 days by increased emissions from the rest of the world. 

Britain’s Net Zero Disaster and the Wind Power Scam • Watts Up With That?

Saturday 30 December 2023

BBC CLIMATE "DISINFORMATION REPORTER" GOES ON 6 MONTH CLIMATE COURSE

It can't be easy promoting all the information to try and convince the public that there is a "climate emergency", so the BBC are sending one of their climate reporters on a six month course to bring him up to speed in countering all the arguments, like the ones on this website, which show that there is no emergency. 

What a pity they don't actually engage in debate with those who make these arguments. If their arguments were strong enough then it would make sense for them to do so. Read the details here:

 BBC ‘Disinformation’ Reporter Plans Six-Month Sabbatical to go on Climate Course Funded by Green Billionaires • Watts Up With That?

Friday 29 December 2023

CERTAINLY NOT THE HOTTEST IN 125000 YEARS

Below is a superb debunk of the ridiculous nonsense about the recent few months being the hottest period in 125000 years. Don't these people realise that in making such huge claims they are laying themselves open to being comprehensively debunked? Or do they believe that the more outrageous the claim the more the public will be impressed? If it's the latter then I think they are deluding themselves. 

Hottest In 125,000 Years? | NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT (wordpress.com)

Thursday 28 December 2023

MIXING UP CLIMATE AND WEATHER AGAIN

If plants and animals were so poor at coping with year to year changes in the seasons, then I would have to ask the obvious question which is how have they all survived for the past hundreds of thousands of years? Are they really saying that they know what the variation in the seasons was from one year to the next thousands of years ago? Of course they don't. We all know that there can be tremendous changes from one year to the next, and that this can lead to some species being severely hit in certain places, but they can also recover in another year when conditions are more favourable.   

 Climate change: Seasonal shifts causing 'chaos' for UK nature - BBC News

Wednesday 27 December 2023

GLACIERS DON'T LIE, UNLIKE ALARMIST SCIENTISTS

 In the video below, you can see how the so-called Hockey-Stick Graph constructed by Michael Mann does not stand up to scrutiny when compared with what actually happened to natural temperature indicators, like glaciers. Its credibility just melts away like ice should in a warming world.

Here is a link to the short 6 minute video: When Did The Glaciers Form? (youtube.com)

Tuesday 26 December 2023

PEOPLE DON'T BUY THE GOVERNMENT PROPAGANDA ON HEAT PUMPS

Richard North writes some interesting stuff and the article below contains a lot of truth as far as the policy on heat pumps is concerned. As Richard points out, we are in the Alice-in-Wonderland school of government support as, despite needing £4.5 billion a year to meet its targets, the government has committed a mere £1.5 billion spread over four years from 2025 to 2028. This amounts to a total of 200,000 conversions at a rate of 50,000 a year – leaving unfunded around 550,000 conversions a year to meet the target. Read the rest here:

 Net-zero: the wages of propaganda | Turbulent Times

Monday 25 December 2023

JUST STOP AND THINK ABOUT THE WONDERS OF OIL

 Happy Christmas everybody. Thank goodness those Just Stop Oil fanatics have not got their way. I want us to celebrate the widespread availability of fossil fuels which have given us such a wonderful time in human history to enjoy (at least in peaceful Western democracies).

In case a Just Stop Oil fanatic has stumbled across this site while surfing the net on his or her lap top, I produce the link below for them to  ponder as we tuck into the turkey and mince pies.

What could happen if we just stopped oil? Six billion might die | NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT (wordpress.com)

Sunday 24 December 2023

UK AIMS FOR "COMPETITIVE CARBON CAPTURE MARKET" BY 2035

Did the headline make you scratch your head and wonder what on earth this was all about? When this dropped into my inbox my reaction was - how can there be a market in carbon capture? (let alone a competitive one!) The only way this could come about was if the government was to force it upon us, and thus force up the price of everything that produces CO2. This is simply Newspeak, as in 1984, where words took on whatever meaning the government wanted. To prove I did not make it all up here is the article which was sent to me:

 UK aims for competitive carbon capture market by 2035 - Energy Live News 

All this could only be allowed to happen if we really had a "climate emergency" (due to CO2), so you can see how important all the propaganda to keep us all believing in it is. If it could be clearly demonstrated that there was no climate emergency then the whole thing would crumble away, which is why there are no serious discussions about the science in the media. 


Saturday 23 December 2023

WEATHER AND CLIMATE - THE CONFUSION IS EXPLOITED

Climate scientists were a little puzzled at this year’s sudden temperature surge as they cannot quite explain it: their models neither predict it nor are they able to account for it.  UK Met Office  have made a highly ingenious proposition. They are suggesting to mix ten years of past temperature data with ten years of projected temperatures to establish the climate we are currently experiencing. The Met Office’s cunning plan is part of a trend – making the ‘climate’ period shorter and the ‘weather’ longer. What was once defined as short-term weather is now called climate, ignoring the 30 year definition of climate that puts weather events into their statistical context

  2023: Global temperature, statistics and hot air - Net Zero Watch

Friday 22 December 2023

CHINESE COMMUNISTS FUND CLIMATE ACTIVISTS IN UK AND USA

 The Energy Foundation China — an NGO dedicated to worrying about carbon emissions — spent nearly $4 million working on reducing US emissions instead of Chinese ones. They also spent some  undisclosed amount helping the Grantham Research Institute in London last year.  Further details in this link:

The Chinese Communist Party linked to funding for climate activists in the US and UK « JoNova (joannenova.com.au)

Thursday 21 December 2023

YES - ANOTHER ONE!

 There is always something more to be learnt when it comes to net zero, or so it would appear from the number of seminars, conferences and webinars that come through my inbox. Here is the latest on public sector decarbonisation:

PSE Events | Shaping the Future of the Public Sector (publicsectorexecutive.com)

When you look at the programme there is not much detail, and I note they are still looking for speakers as well as sponsors. I might see if Paul Burgess is available!


Wednesday 20 December 2023

WHY HAVE WE NOT BEEN TOLD ABOUT THE SEVERE COLD WEATHER IN RUSSIA?

 I know that weather and climate are two different things, but it is clearly noticeable that the two are mixed up quite deliberately to cause alarm when it is about warming, yet there is little or no mention of severe cold weather. This is now so blatant that it has become obvious that there is an agenda to convince the public that there is a global warming crisis. 

Tuesday 19 December 2023

GERMANS FACING RESTRICTED LIFE UNDER GREEN RULE

"How we live, heat, get around, travel and what we eat could soon no longer be an individual decision, but increasingly be dictated by the state,” a former German federal minister warns. "Large sections of the climate protection movement are fighting our way of living and our economy at least as much as they are fighting climate change.”

Read the details at the link below. 

Former Federal German Minister Under Merkel Warns: Germany Heading To A Climate Tyranny (notrickszone.com)

Monday 18 December 2023

RECORD COAL USE IN 2023

The best kept secret in the world is that humans are using more coal than ever


Oblivious to the trillions of dollars being spent on wind and solar, 82% of the world’s energy still comes from fossil fuels

So much for the “stranded dead asset”. In 2022 the world set a new all-time record for coal use — reaching 8.5 billion tons. In 2023, despite all the Net Zero billions in spending, despite the boom in windmills and solar panels, global demand for coal will top 8.54 billion tons.

 More coal burned on Earth in 2023 than ever before in human history « JoNova (joannenova.com.au)

Sunday 17 December 2023

WHY TREBLING WIND TURBINES WOULD BE A DISASTER

 trailer v4 - 1 (youtube.com)

All the major UK parties plan to treble our wind farms. In this video Paul explains this would be a hugely costly disaster that would still leave us needing enough gas to supply the entire power grid. When the wind stops episode 7- Nobody is doing the maths:-    • When the wind stops 7   Is anybody do...  

Saturday 16 December 2023

EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION COURSE FOR JUST £1899 (PLUS VAT)

Despite the plight of the economy, there is no shortage of training opportunities for those adhering to the woke agenda. This course is over three days. There are similar courses on climate change for those organisations with cash to spare. You will note that this is at "level 7". Goodness knows what the top level is, or how many courses are required to reach level 7.

 CMI Level 7 Strategic Approaches to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion - My Professional Development (mypd.co.uk)

Friday 15 December 2023

CLIMATE SCIENTIST'S QUEST FOR THE TRUTH

Paul Burgess deserves great credit for his efforts to get out the truth about climate change in the face of enormous challenges. He is, as far as I know, the only scientist who is putting his head above the parapet and challenging the sound bites and spin which is promoted daily by the mainstream media. Have a look at his latest podcast below: 

GBNEWS NANA AKUA A CRAZY DAY FOR PAUL BURGESS (youtube.com)

Thursday 14 December 2023

HYDROGEN TO REPLACE NATURAL GAS - NOT LIKELY?

The dilemma for the government is that they have to replace our natural gas (methane) with either electric heat pumps, which are expensive and require a lot of other work to radiators and insulation, or hydrogen gas. The hydrogen would require a much cheaper and simpler adaptation to the home, but there are other drawbacks as this article explains:

 Unpopular hydrogen trials to be expanded to thousands more homes | NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT (wordpress.com) 

The government has, so far, understandably dithered. But delay means no change as the clock ticks towards the magic date of 2050. 


Wednesday 13 December 2023

THE BENEFITS OF MORE CO2

This video explains the science demonstrating that the world needs more CO2 and that even doubling it will only be beneficial.

 More CO2 Please (youtube.com)

Tuesday 12 December 2023

THE LITTLE ICE AGE AND THE MEDIEVAL WARM PERIOD WERE WORLD-WIDE

The video below proves it: 

When History Matters with Climate Alarmism - The Little Ice Age (youtube.com)

This video takes you on a journey demonstrating that the Little Ice Age and Medieval Warm Period were worldwide. It proves that the alarmists claim that they were simply regional is wrong. It covers some of the latest research. Associated videos:- Layman's Guide to The Hockey Stick    • The Layman's Guide to The Hockey Stic...   To Then heart of the Climate Deception    • To the heart of Climate Deception   Science Breakthrough - Scientists prove the Sun has more influence on the climate than CO2.    • Science Breakthrough - Scientists pro...  

Monday 11 December 2023

REGOs - WHAT ARE THEY?

 REGOs are Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin certificates. used to certify renewable electricity in the UK. For each MWh a renewable generator produces, they can claim a REGO. Some people and some businesses want to be able to say they use renewable energy. For businesses this may be important to them as they believe their customers will think more highly of them if they can demonstrate their "green" credentials.

In reality the electricity available to us all is fed into the grid by all the different sources of supply including renewable and non-renewable suppliers. So everyone gets the same mix, which is constantly changing as the strength of the wind and the intensity of sunlight change. The concept of receiving 100% renewable energy is therefore an abstract concept which is based on trading these certificates. 

Where there is a market that can be fiddled then it is almost certain that it will be. You can read more details about this below;

Renewable Energy Guarantees Origin (REGO) Scheme Explained - Simply Switch 

 For many businesses, renewable power has become a crucial part of evidencing how they are decarbonising.  There is a lot of pressure on some businesses to do this, but how much more are they prepared to pay for electricity to do it?

Another important point to note is that for every customer that purchases REGOs and claims that their electricity is 100% renewable, the remaining customers will be deemed to be receiving a higher percentage of non-green energy, though they won't be told this! 

The result is NET ZERO as far as reducing the UKs overall CO2 emissions.

Sunday 10 December 2023

VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS AND CLIMATE VARIABILITY

Below are some points taken from a lecture by Professor Wyss Yim of University of Hong Kong in which he pointed out that all too frequently, submarine volcanoes creating warmth on the surface of the oceans are confused with El NiƱos, or worse, warming of the oceans from the influence of carbon dioxide. Greenhouse gases radiate infrared energy which does not penetrate even one inch into the oceans.

 Yim emphasizes that the IPCC now assumes all climate change (warming) is the product of human influence and is almost immediate rather than having to persist for 30 years or more. In short, any weather change can be called climate change. No doubt, a cooling would be dismissed as a freak event, or simply “weather.”

Yim states that climate change is a product of astronomical forcing including solar variability and the interaction of the Earth systems (atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, cryosphere, pedosphere (the soil mantel of Earth) and lithosphere (rocky shell) including volcanism.

He ranks the order of importance for causing climate change as:

1. Astronomical forcing (glacial cycles, and regional changes such as monsoons and daily changes
2. Geothermal heat/plate climatology
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3. Human induced changes including heat generation, water cycle changes and greenhouse gases.

Volcanic eruptions create the formation of heat blobs in the oceans and cause pressure changes, surface wind changes, sea-level changes --- thermal expansion, ocean current changes and polar sea-ice changes.

Yim gives interesting statistics on submarine volcanoes: Number – 1 million; Rising above 1 km from seabed – 75,000; Magma output in oceanic ridges – 75%; and Active submarine volcanoes --- about 5000.

The Geothermal heat released during eruptions change the ‘normal’ oceanic and / or atmospheric circulation and cause Ocean warming and ecological changes.

“Climatic models must take into account the influence of volcanic eruptions on atmospheric and oceanic circulation. The role of submarine volcanism in regional oceanic warming is greatly underestimated.

The missing heat attributed to carbon dioxide storage in oceans is better explained by the release of geothermal heat through submarine volcanism.”

“Volcanic eruptions as a cause in both cooling and warming is underestimated… Our dynamic Earth must be understood.”_

Saturday 9 December 2023

CLIMATE CHANGE INTERVIEWS DISSECTED

When climate alarmists are interviewed they often make inaccurate statements and get away with it. In this video Paul Burgess talks us through some examples: 

A Dissection of Jim Dale with Julia Hartley Brewer and Nana Akua - YouTube

Friday 8 December 2023

ARE OUR POLITICIANS AND BIG BUSINESS CONSPIRING AGAINST US?

The internet is awash with conspiracy theories, most of which I find hard to believe, but have a look at the two videos below and make up your own mind.  I suspect that there are attempts to carry out the sort of things shown here, but I don't think they will ultimately succeed because they will come up against a lot of resistance. However they can still do a lot of damage in trying. When it comes to climate change we are in uncharted territory, as the level of one-sided propaganda is unprecedented with no opportunity on mainstream media for a sensible discussion. 


Here a regular blogger has received information from inside the insurance industry:

 They are coming for your car. An insurance insider speaks out. - YouTube

Michael Shellenberger is an investigative reporter who claims to have uncovered evidence of mass censorship of "populism":

Democrat congressman has ‘no evidence’ to back up ‘wild’ Hunter Biden laptop scheme - YouTube

Thursday 7 December 2023

CONSERVATIVES REBEL AGAINST ZERO EMISSION VEHICLE SUBSIDY

The legislation enforces an 80% target for electric vehicles as a percentage of new car sales by 2030. With 28 Conservative MPs (including tellers) voting against, it is the biggest Tory revolt of Rishi Sunak’s premiership. The only way that manufacturers can try to meet this target is by making petrol and diesel vehicles more expensive and cutting the price of electric vehicles. If they don't meet the target then they face a fine of up to £15,000 per vehicle. The result of all this could well mean the end of the car industry here in the UK, with the public simply keeping their second-hand vehicles for longer.

 Rishi Sunak suffers large rebellion against the Zero Emission Vehicle Mandate - Net Zero Watch

Wednesday 6 December 2023

TRUST IN OFFICIAL TEMPERATURE READINGS IS IN DECLINE

 If official records cannot be trusted then we are in deep trouble. And yet that is what is happening according to this report:

New Antarctic All-Time Cold Record Flies in the Face of Media Reporting - ClimateRealism

If the official news is not trusted then where can we turn to? If they cannot be trusted on climate change then what else are they lying about, or hiding from us? Once trust is lost it will be hard to get it back. We know that in many other countries the people are routinely misled, but most people still trust the main TV channels here in the UK. Lies can only be exposed by strong scrutiny and debate, which is missing as far as climate change is concerned.  

Tuesday 5 December 2023

ACTIVISTS USING NEW LEGAL ROUTE TO GROUND AIRLINES

As we get closer to the crunch when net zero begins to really hurt the public, there are obscure climate organisations beavering away to force the government to keep to the path they set out on, no matter what the cost. The government has signed up to so many international treaties and agreements that it is finding it impossible to wriggle free. It has ensnared itself in a mesh of red tape. Read the details in the link below:  

Net Zero: a massive irony | Turbulent Times

Monday 4 December 2023

MORE VIDEOS BY PAUL BURGESS

 Following on from yesterday's post I now give you a link to a You Tube Channel by Paul Burgess, who has appeared on GB News and proved to be an excellent debater on climate matters. Paul is cool, calm, confident and knowledgeable.

Climate Realism by Paul Burgess - YouTube

The video below, in particular, gives good data to challenge many of the alarmist arguments that are constantly repeated in the media:

Debunking Weather Event Alarmism - YouTube 

This one looks at an interview by Neil Oliver with a climate alarmist in which Paul debunks the points made by the alarmist:

A Neil Oliver Interview with climate alarmist dissected by Paul Burgess - YouTube 

Sunday 3 December 2023

ESSENTIAL VIEWING TO SEE HOW WE ARE BEING MANIPULATED

 The video linked below is one of the best I have come across. The creator, Paul Burgess, is not known to me, but he has put together a very slick compilation of the evidence to show that the Medieval Warm Period and the Little Ice Age, as well as earlier periods of warming and cooling, were all real and widespread around the globe. They prove conclusively that the world has been warmer than the present due to natural phenomena. It is quite brief at just over 20 minutes so see it right through.

Changing History to Control You - YouTube 

This video is also by Paul:

1066 A Climate Change Lesson - YouTube

And this one:

The Layman's Guide to The Hockey Stick - Understanding the birth of climate alarmism - YouTube


Saturday 2 December 2023

INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL SCHELLENBERGER

 Greta Thunberg’s climate crusade is heading for defeat | Michael Shellenberger interview - YouTube

“Greta Thunberg is an end stage product of the climate religion. As renewables come into crisis everywhere in the world because of local community opposition to the land use impacts, as well as the high associated costs, the bloom is coming off the rose for climate activists.” Michael Shellenberger is an environmentalist, author, and advocate for pragmatic solutions to climate change. He joins Steven Edginton to talk about the ‘religion’ of climate change for this week’s Off Script podcast. Watch the full interview above, or listen on your podcast app by searching “Off Script”.


Friday 1 December 2023

COLCHESTER COUNCIL WATCH

The public are scrutinising their local district council in Colchester. A small dedicated team have got organised to try and hold their local council to account over a range of issues, but particularly on their climate change policies. Have a look at them on You Tube here:

Colchester Council Watch - YouTube

Here they are at a scrutiny panel meeting asking for a debate on climate change:

NET ZERO - Public Meeting? - YouTube

Is this the start of a grass roots uprising? 

Thursday 30 November 2023

POWER DISASTER NARROWLY AVOIDED

Sometime soon there will be a major power cut in a large part of the country and we will see the debate played out in the mainstream media. The link below shows a near miss in New York.  

New York narrowly missed a disaster last Christmas Eve: gas pipes froze and 127GW of electricity vanished « JoNova (joannenova.com.au)

Wednesday 29 November 2023

THE WAR ON THE CAR

I recommend everyone to read the following paper which looks at the recent history of the government attacks on the motorist. How much longer will people tolerate it?  

The war on the car (netzerowatch.com)

Tuesday 28 November 2023

DECEMBER TEMPERATURE FORECAST FOR EUROPE GETS A LOT COOLER

With all the multi-million pound computers available to them NOAA, the US climate experts, have had to revise their forecast for December, from mild to cold. This just goes to prove how difficult it is to even forecast one month ahead, and yet they expect us to believe they can accurately forecast decades ahead for the climate.  

Unstable Models: NOAA Substantially Cools Its December Mean Temperature Forecast For Europe • Watts Up With That?

Monday 27 November 2023

SEA LEVEL RISE

Tony Heller casts an eye on the latest scare-mongering on sea level. 

 Rapidly Increasing Sea Level | Real Climate Science

There is a lot of data in the above link and it needs a much wider viewing.

Sunday 26 November 2023

PROF JOHN CHRISTY Q & A

 This recent interview with Professor John Christy is well worth listening to. He has a real ability to get across some difficult points in a way that can be easily understood. 

Link: Data shows there’s no climate catastrophe looming – climatologist Dr J Christy debunks the narrative - YouTube

Saturday 25 November 2023

CLIMATE CHANGE LIES EXPOSED

Paul, once again, exposes the shocking lies put out by Channel 4 in their blatant attempt to con us into believing that decarbonisation can easily be achieved if only our political leaders would move faster. Nothing could be further from the truth. The people are starting to see through this stuff and the politicians are realising it.  

Channel 4 Biased? Whatever Next! | NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT (wordpress.com)

Friday 24 November 2023

CHINA TO BEAT US TO NET ZERO? YOU MUST BE JOKING!

 Some writers want to talk up China's role in reducing their CO2 emissions, but as this article shows, this paints a completely false picture:

China To Save The World (Again)–AEP | NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT (wordpress.com)  

Of course the reality is that no large industrial country is likely to reach net zero by 2050 because it will prove to cause too much pain for the people.

Thursday 23 November 2023

MORE EVIDENCE OF OUR WARMER PAST

 If today's temperatures are the "warmest ever" as the media keep on telling us, then how do they explain how we keep finding evidence of humans living in places which are now covered in ice sheets?

This article looks at the latest find:

Melting ice reveals dozens of 7,000-year-old artifacts in Canada. | NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT (wordpress.com)

Wednesday 22 November 2023

RENEWABLES FACING FINANCIAL PROBLEMS

 Renewables facing “Enron-style collapse” says Venture Capitalist — Sustainability has become a dirty word « JoNova (joannenova.com.au)

As early as 2018, key industry executives warned that the renewables sector risked an Enron-style collapse because of its insatiable subsidy-dependence. That unwinding is now happening across the wind, solar and EV industries, and it’s driven by dynamics unlikely to be reversed.

As demand falters, skyrocketing costs are outstripping even massive subsidies.


Tuesday 21 November 2023

UK GRID DELAYS HAMPER NET ZERO

 'Grid delays hamper UK industry's net zero' - future Net Zero

Surely no one is surprised by this. The huge cost of upgrading the grid was always going to be a big issue, along with the instability of supply from such variable sources like wind and solar. Things are bound to get worse as more of these are added. The whole point of a national grid was to have cheap, reliable electricity - well we can say goodbye to that.

Monday 20 November 2023

BBC HYPOCRITES UNCOVERED

MP accuses BBC of 'rank hypocrisy' after reporter racked up tens of thousands of air miles to make Panorama programme on climate change
Mail on Sunday, 19 November 2023

Dame Andrea Jenkyns hit out at the BBC for sending a reporter around the globe

The BBC has raised eyebrows over its green credentials after a Panorama programme on fossil fuels saw its presenter fly to to Europe, the Middle East and the US, prompting a senior MP to accuse it of 'rank hypocrisy'.

 

Sunday 19 November 2023

Saturday 18 November 2023

HALF THE SEA ICE ROUND ANTARCTICA MELTED LONG BEFORE CO2 BEGAN RISING

This new study shows that the timing of the dramatic Antarctic sea ice decline during the last deglaciation suggests solar forcing and sea ice retreat “instigated” century-scale climate warming and atmospheric CO2 change. This would appear to challenge the perception CO2 plays a causal role in glacial-interglacial sea ice and climate changes.

 

 New Study: Antarctic Sea Ice Completed Half Its Deglacial Retreat 1000s Of Years Before CO2 Began Rising (notrickszone.com)

Friday 17 November 2023

HIGH ELECTRICITY COSTS ARE HERE TO STAY

 We might as well get used to high electricity costs, because the government has just accepted the inevitable and raised the price for the next auction round. This was obvious as there were zero bids in the last one. High electricity prices means that everything which depends on electricity, which will be heating, cooking, transport and anything which requires the use of machinery will also be going up in price. 

Read it all here: Govt Cave In To Wind Lobby, And The Public Will Pay The Cost | NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT (wordpress.com)

Tuesday 14 November 2023

CLIMATE PREDICTIONS DEBUNKED

 More climate predictions debunked in this new video from Tony Heller:

Settled Science - YouTube

SOUTH AFRICA SHOWS THE HOPELESS TASK OF ACHIEVING NET ZERO

It is becoming increasingly clear that the world is getting further and further away from the timetable of achieving net zero CO2 emissions by mid century. No matter how hard we in the UK, or across the EU and the West push for net zero it will make no impression on world emissions as long as the developing nations continue to burn fossil fuels. That is a fact that is beyond doubt.  

 South Africa to Break Paris Agreement Promises Because It Cannot Shut Down Coal | NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT (wordpress.com)

Monday 13 November 2023

CLIMATE EXTREMISTS DOUBLE DOWN BY CLAIMING "IT'S THE HOTTEST IN 125000 YEARS"

The wild claims being put out by some mainstream media are getting more and more extraordinary. The public are being asked to believe these claims with no evidence. Despite this lack of scientific evidence many people will simply accept the claims as there is never any attempt to challenge them. In this way it is hoped that the public will become so concerned that they will accept the very serious costs of decarbonisation and the other restrictions required to reach net zero. 

The Following article puts this latest claim under the spotlight and exposes its obvious flaws.

 Hottest in 125,000 years say EU scientists — as if Cavemen could measure the temperature to a tenth of a degree « JoNova (joannenova.com.au)

Sunday 12 November 2023

FORGET CHEAP OFFSHORE WIND ELECTRICITY

 It would appear that either the government has been completely misled over the true cost of wind electricity, or they have tried to deceive the public. In the end the truth always comes out and we will see for sure when the next round of auctions for development of offshore wind farms are held. Read the facts below.

The myth of cheap offshore wind has been exposed - Net Zero Watch

Saturday 11 November 2023

A MUST WATCH LECTURE ON WHY CO2 IS NOT A PROBLEM

Here is a lecture given by someone with the knowledge and the communication skills to explain difficult scientific concepts in a simple way. Mind-blowing to anyone who has been brainwashed by the overwhelming media and so will never have heard anything like it. Of course you will never see this lecture on mainstream TV. Watch it now before it gets taken down: 

 Professor William Happer IPA lecture – The Crusade Against Carbon Dioxide – September 2023 - YouTube

Wednesday 8 November 2023

ELECTRIC CAR SALES FALLING WELL SHORT OF GOVERNMENT TARGET

The new "command economy" that is rapidly replacing the free market in order to try and reach net zero emissions is causing all sorts of problems.

 Electric car sales continue to falter: Demand last month dwindled and manufacturers risk falling short of costly EV targets | This is Money

The more that government interferes in the free market the worse things will get. When governments fine companies there is only one place that money can come from and that is the pockets of customers. Motoring is already becoming beyond the reach of many due to the exorbitant cost of insurance on top of fuel, road tax repairs etc. That is probably what many in government want, but people will soon join the dots and realise that much of it is due to the Net Zero policy. 

Tuesday 7 November 2023

WIND TURBINES CAN CONCEAL ENEMY AIRCRAFT

RADAR systems can be confused by the rotating blades of wind turbines according to this article in the Telegraph: 

 Good for our enemies: Wind turbines scramble the Air Force radars, and provide cover for jets « JoNova (joannenova.com.au)

No wonder the Chinese are so keen for us to install even more of them! 

Sunday 5 November 2023

GAS BOILERS - WHAT IS THEIR FUTURE IN THE UK?

There is a lot of concern about what to do about home heating here in the UK. There is an obsession with reaching the magical net zero by 2050 at all costs and to do so would require all home heating to be by electricity, or by using hydrogen gas. In the linked video below a tradesman with a lot of practical knowledge explains the issues.

 Hydrogen Boilers, Heat Pumps & The Future of Heating - YouTube

Saturday 4 November 2023

METHANE'S CONTRIBUTION TO GLOBAL WARMING EXPLAINED

I came across this very interesting short video which explained how our climate has changed naturally over the past million years or so. It also highlighted a recent increase in methane levels which cannot be explained by our use of fossil fuels. 

 New Evidence We Are Entering An Ice Age Termination Event - EXPLAINED - YouTube 

This is yet more evidence that shows how much more we have to learn about the Earth's climate and how it evolves naturally. Yes we have some influence, but nature is much more powerful than we are. Hence we must learn to adapt.

Friday 3 November 2023

CARBON CAPTURE IS UNECONOMIC

 

Carbon, or more accurately CO2 can be captured from exhaust gases coming from power stations or industrial processes and then pumped underground into porous rock. 

In the UK, it is envisaged that the CO2 will be pumped into defunct oil or gas fields in the North Sea. Hence, instead of accumulating in the atmosphere, it is disposed of underground. The trouble with CCS is that it consumes a lot of resources, is therefore expensive (cost largely unknown) and provides no tangible benefit for those who have to pay for it, that is us.

 Preferred Carbon Capture Method is Uneconomic | NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT (wordpress.com)


Thursday 2 November 2023

EUROPEAN WINTER FORECASTS MILD OR COLD?

There are two forecasts for the European winter. One is for a colder than usual one, while the other is for a mild winter. See the report below for the details.

Veteran Meteorologist Joe Bastardi: “We Got A Cold Winter Coming Up For Europe” (notrickszone.com)

Wednesday 1 November 2023

THE BIG PROBLEM FOR NET ZERO - DUNKELFLAUTE

In a Net Zero world, what will we do when the wind isn’t blowing? Environmentalists like to point out that we will have solar power as well, but of course the sun doesn’t shine at night, so windless nights are a big problem.

Next, it is suggested that we can store electricity. But in winter we frequently get long wind lulls, and with the sun low in the sky, there will be little or no solar power either. These so-called “dunkelflautes” mean little or no electricity supply from the renewables fleet. Read it all here:

The crippling problem of renewable green energy cannot be solved | NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT (wordpress.com)

Tuesday 31 October 2023

COLCHESTER CITIZENS - ANOTHER GREAT SPEECH

 Below is another great video of a second speech to Colchester Council questioning their policies on climate change with some very well put arguments.

ROUND 5 - Answer us! Residents vs Colchester City Council - YouTube

You can see all the videos in this series here:

Council Accountability & Environment - YouTube

Monday 30 October 2023

Sunday 29 October 2023

NATURE IS THE CAUSE OF A LOT OF OUR CLIMATE CHANGES

A new Norwegian paper has found that the effects of man-made CO2 emissions are not strong enough to explain global warming in the last 200 years, implying that natural factors must play a large role:

 To what extent are temperature levels changing due to greenhouse gas emissions? | NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT (wordpress.com)

Saturday 28 October 2023

AFRICA'S FORESTS DESTROYED BY CLIMATE POLICIES

In 2023, charcoal and firewood remain the dominant fuel for many households in Africa. Rapid population growth has seen an exponential rise in demand. Trees are not being cut down by people who don’t care about the environment, but by those with few alternatives. In countries such as Malawi, where deforestation is especially serious, the trade in charcoal is banned, but continues openly. A mix of corrupt officials and buyers desperate for the product make it hard to enforce the law. On a continent marked by poverty and a shortage of electricity, consumers either have no alternative to charcoal, or can’t afford it. Cutting down a tree is free. In Africa, an area the size of Switzerland is cleared of forest every year, with an estimated 90% of the wood used for cooking or to heat the home. Read the rest here: 

Africa's Burning Issue: Charcoal and the loss of forest - Net Zero Watch

Friday 27 October 2023

NOW THE TRUTH IS OUT, WIND ENERGY IS NOT CHEAP!

Most of us suspected it anyway, but now the wind industry has itself admitted that wind farm electricity cannot compete with gas turbines and prices must rise by 70% for it to be viable. So, thanks to the net zero policy our electricity will become a lot dearer, which of course means heating and transport will become dearer as well. 

 Offshore Wind Demands £95/MWh | NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT (wordpress.com)

Thursday 26 October 2023

ONE RULE FOR THE BBC AND ANOTHER FOR GB NEWS

We all know that the establishment sticks together and here is a classic case of it:

 OFCOM Find GB News Broke Impartiality Rules–But What About The BBC? | NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT (wordpress.com)

There is one way to expose this unfairness and that is to use the courts. It can only be done by those with access to substantial funds, but it can be very effective as was shown when a case was brought against the government's decision to show Al Gore's propaganda film, An Inconvenient Truth, in British secondary schools. Link: 

 Dimmock v Secretary of State for Education & Skills [2007] EWHC 2288 (Admin) (10 October 2007) (bailii.org) 

Wednesday 25 October 2023

CRUDE OIL IS LARGEST EXPORT ITEM FOR THE USA

       Who would have guessed?

Thanks to improvements in hydraulic fracturing and directional drilling “Crude oil is set to become the largest export item for the United States this year for the first time in history.”

“In August alone, the value of U.S. oil exports, at $10.3 billion, had the highest share of all American exports with 6%, followed by gasoline and other fuels, per WorldCity data. In terms of tonnage, oil's share was also the highest—at 24%, followed by LNG and gasoline and other fuels.

According to the analysis by WorldCity's Roberts published in Forbes, ‘the primary oil category will be the United States' top export when 2023 figures are released early next year.’"

So much for net zero!


Tuesday 24 October 2023

THE HUGE COST OF NET ZERO IS COMING OUT



There are some people who claim that reaching net zero emissions of CO2 will not cost very much, some even think it will make us money! But when you look at what is involved such claims look ridiculous. Take "carbon capture and storage", the UK government has decided to invest £20 billion in it.

The two projects are Viking in the Humber and Acorn in North East Scotland. Both projects will take captured CO2 from industrial processes and transport it via a pipeline to be stored in former oil and gas fields deep under the North Sea.

In the future, both projects aim to ship liquefied captured CO2 from other parts of the country before it is sent via the same pipes to be stored.The CO2 is separated from flue gas or the exhaust stream using a chemical solvent, a membrane or a solid absorbent, which can then be pressurised and turned into a liquid.

Presumably the £20 billion is just to set up the infrastructure, but just think about the running costs of all this, as opposed to just venting it into the atmosphere for nothing. This is bound to make any process using it far more expensive than it is now. And, of course we don't even know if it will work!

What is carbon capture? (telegraph.co.uk) (paywall)

Monday 23 October 2023

UK WILL NEED GAS FOR DECADES TO AVOID BLACKOUTS

That is the view of the head of our gas network, as he is quoted in the article linked below in today's Daily Telegraph (paywalled)

"In 2022, the wind didn’t blow enough or at all for 262 days. And in those 262 days, we would have had rolling blackouts, or a full blackout across the UK if it wasn’t for gas.” 

National Gas chief: ‘Britain will need fossil fuels to avoid blackouts for decades’ (telegraph.co.uk) 

There are a number of interesting charts in the article which show the size of the shift the government are hoping to make. Currently 86% of our homes have gas central heating. That is 25 million gas boilers. The big question that no politician will answer is "who is going to pay" - when the public find out it is them, I suspect they may be a bit cross!



Saturday 21 October 2023

GLACIER PROPAGANDA PUSHED BY THE MEDIA

There is no doubt that many glaciers around the world are retreating, though it's also interesting to note that some glaciers are advancing, which shows that although the world as a whole may have warmed a little over 1 Degree Celsius, there are are parts which have cooled.  The link below looks at this in more detail. It also highlights an interesting anomaly whereby some glaciers appeared to be melting when the world's temperatures record shows it was at the lowest point and yet the same glaciers were growing when the temperature was at its highest point! Tony Heller explains it clearly in the short video below:  

Grave News About Journalism | Real Climate Science

Friday 20 October 2023

COST OF NET ZERO GETS BIGGER

This is money that we could have spent on useful things like education, police, hospitals, sea defences etc. 

"Most of that trillion will go on replacing petrol cars with electric ones and gas boilers with electric heat pumps, and on generating, transmitting and distributing the extra electricity needed for these two uses. It also includes a host of other capital projects, including better household insulation. With all that electric demand, we would need extra power stations, extra pylons and upgrades of household electrical circuits. And we would need subsidies for installing the heat pumps and buying electric vehicles."

 MATT RIDLEY: The official true cost of net zero is the same as spending £1 a SECOND for the next 31,000 years! | Daily Mail Online

"There is, of course, one benefit we will supposedly get from this spending: a lower risk of disastrous climate change. So what will climate change cost by 2050? That's a figure known as the 'social cost of carbon' — technically speaking the economic damage done by each additional ton of carbon emissions released into the atmosphere. You almost never hear this discussed any more. Why not? Because all the estimates are embarrassingly small — far smaller than the cost of decarbonising."

Wednesday 18 October 2023

JOHN CLAUSER, NOBEL PRIZE WINNING PHYSICIST SPEAKS OF WEAK CLIMATE SCIENCE

When a Nobel prize winning physicist speaks out to say the science of global warming ignores a key variable and so is unreliable, you would expect there to be a lot of discussion in the media and on the news, but not in this case. There is no mention of it at all. What he highlights is the obvious factor that anyone would think was basic - the change in cloud cover. This one variable could completely wipe put the effect of CO2 and yet it is poorly understood. This article gives the details: 

Nobel Winner Refutes Climate Change Narrative, Points Out Ignored Factor - CO2 Coalition

Tuesday 17 October 2023

ANOTHER STATISTIC USED TO SCARE THE PEOPLE

Statistics can sound scary, but the reality is that the numbers may be explained as being quite normal, Take the melting of Antarctic ice. The fact is that trillions of tonnes of ice are lost every year, due to both calving and melt. That is what ice sheets and glaciers do. And the loss is replenished by snowfall over the Antarctic continent. 

Antarctica’s melting ice shelves have unleashed 7.5 TRILLION tonnes of water into the oceans since 1997–Daily Mail | NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT (wordpress.com)

Monday 16 October 2023

BBC GIVE TERRORIST SYMPATHISERS A VOICE, BUT REFUSE TO DEBATE CLIMATE POLICIES

Those who say one thing and do another are called hypocrites. This term appears to fit with the way the BBC has treated those who oppose the climate change policies of the main political parties in the UK, as opposed to the very amenable attitude they have adopted in dealing with those who sympathise with Hamas. The argument is very well put in this article: 

The BBC's "due impartiality" hypocrisy - Net Zero Watch

Saturday 14 October 2023

WHY SHOULD WE "TRUST THE SCIENCE"?

 All over the media and in political institutions we are bombarded with the phrase "trust the science", whatever that means. It is a glib phrase which means "you are too uninformed and must take my word for it". I prefer the Royal Society's motto "Nullius in Verba", which means take nobody's word for it. In other words do your own due diligence. The article below discusses the trustworthiness of the science applied to climate change.

Wrong influences give us corrupted "science" - CFACT

Friday 13 October 2023

CLIMATE UNCERTAINTY AND RISK

Judith Curry is a leading climate scientist who once subscribed to the main tenets of global warming but subsequently changed her mind. That alone makes her new book, Climate Uncertainty and Risk, exceptional. The following link to a review of her book explains why it is well worth reading.

 Book review: Climate Uncertainty and Risk, By Judith Curry - CFACT

Thursday 12 October 2023

2023 WEATHER SEEN IN PERSPECTIVE

There has been a lot of media pronouncements saying that because this year has been particularly warm in many places that this proves there is a "climate emergency". Of course anyone who studies climate seriously knows that it takes at least 30 years of data to show any change in climate and that any one year, or even four or five, is simply "weather". Below is a good article to explain this in more detail.

Climate “out of control”? A reality check - Net Zero Watch

Wednesday 11 October 2023

ELECTRICITY LARGE SCALE STORAGE REPORT DEBUNKED

If we are going to have a nation which has a good standard of living then it is essential that we have reliable low cost energy. In a fossil fuel free economy that is a very difficult issue. Without a big increase in nuclear power it becomes hard to believe that it is achievable at all. A new report by the Royal Society claims that hydrogen storage can be the solution, but this has been debunked by the author of this study:  

Dismantling the Royal Society Large-Scale Electricity Storage Report | NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT (wordpress.com)

Tuesday 10 October 2023

SEA LEVEL RISE PREDICTIONS INFLATE COST OF COASTAL PROTECTION

Sea level has been rising for the past two hundred years threatening our coastal communities. According to tide gauge readings the rate of rise has remained the same for the past century and yet the predictions given out by the UK Environment Agency claim that the rate will accelerate by around 200% by the end of this century due to global warming. All this has big implications for plans to protect our coastline. The following article looks at examples from the Norfolk area where much of the coast is unger threat.

 Shoreline Management Plans Based On Fake Sea Level Rise Projections | NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT (wordpress.com)

Sunday 8 October 2023

EXXON BOARD INFILTRATED BY CLIMATE ACTIVISTS

 The devious goings on by large investment companies is undermining the ability of Exxon and probably others from carrying on their business. As this article, below, explains, this interference can lead to nations losing their independence in terms of energy supply. Also it can simply be an excuse to manipulate the market for profit. What a murky world we are living in.

Climate Tales: BlackRock got Exxon to divest oil fields that PetroChina wanted (which BlackRock also owned shares in) « JoNova (joannenova.com.au) 

Saturday 7 October 2023

UK HEATING COSTS SET TO RISE TO PAY FOR RENEWABLE COSTS

Some people try to claim that renewable energy is cheaper than traditional coal or gas. But if this were the case there would be no need to pass on any extra costs.

 Which ever way the government try to hide it, the cost of renewable energy is going to cause pain to the public, as this piece explains: 

Foisting green levies onto gas bills will cause public health crisis, Sunak warned (netzerowatch.com)

Wednesday 4 October 2023

ANOTHER FAKE RECORD EXPOSED

It seems silly of the official weather bureaus to make claims of records, only to find that they are not actually records at all. On the other hand if they want to get a headline and are willing to deceive the public to do it, then it makes perfect sense. Most people will never know that it wasn't an actual record because the media rarely, if ever, give an apology or a retraction. 

 “wettest day on record” | Real Climate Science

Tuesday 3 October 2023

PREDICTED COST OF NET ZERO LOOK HOPELESSLY WRONG

It seems that, rather than being ‘rather low’, Net Zero is actually going to be ‘costly’. Indeed, we are warned, the investment required is ‘not in the billions, but in the trillions’ – ‘vast amounts of money’. Find out why by reading the linked article:

 Fingers pointed over failure of Net Zero (netzerowatch.com)

The whole net zero policy has had no real scrutiny because no one in power wanted to ask any difficult questions. It was simply like declaring war - except that there was no visible enemy. No one wanted to admit that serious sacrifices would have to be made, so it was passed off as being easily achieved at a cost which would hardly be noticed.

Monday 2 October 2023

WHY DO THE CLIMATE EXTREMISTS IGNORE CHINA?

It is very odd how most climate change campaigners concentrate all their efforts into closing down their own nations fossil fuel plants, yet make no mention of what is happening in China and India.

The US has the world’s largest coal reserves, and Michael Bloomberg wants to shut down US coal and gas. But for some reason he isn’t trying to stop 100 new coal fired power plants in China per year.


 The Manchurian Billionaire | Real Climate Science

Sunday 1 October 2023

IT WAS WARMER 3,300 YEARS AGO SAYS NEW EVIDENCE

With all the headlines telling us that the world is warmer than it has been for as much as 100,000 years, it must be a bit embarrassing to find that there is yet more evidence that it was in fact clearly warmer as little as 3,300 years ago. Of course there has always been climate change, which I fully accept, but I don't accept that we can predict the future weather as there are too many unknown variables.  

It used to be warmer: 4,000 new bits of evidence melt out of Norwegian glaciers « JoNova (joannenova.com.au)

Saturday 30 September 2023

COULD A TRUMP RETURN PUT AN END TO THE NET ZERO ERA?

 While in office, Trump boasted about wanting the US oil and gas industry to “drill, baby, drill,” implementing expansionist policies that enhanced the country’s energy security, rendering it almost energy independent before the Covid bust set in during 2020.


Nothing much appears to have changed in Trump’s general approach to the energy question, and he promises if elected in 2024 to quickly reverse much of the Biden Green New Deal approach starting on the day he is sworn into office. There is no reason to disbelieve that commitment.

So, assuming Sunak follows through on the legislative front and further assuming a Trump victory in 2024 (he leads Biden by 9 points in the new Washington Post/ABC poll released over the weekend), would a two-pronged rollback of Net Zero action by a pair of the developed world’s strongest democracies ring a death knell for the entire green energy push?

Friday 29 September 2023

COAL DEMAND STILL INCREASING ACROSS THE WORLD

 NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Asia's coal sector has gone from thinking they are in terminal decline as the world shifts to a net-zero carbon future to seeing themselves as being a part of the energy mix for decades to come, while raking in profits.


The bullish narrative was on full display at the industry's biggest gathering, the Coaltrans Asia conference held this week on the Indonesian resort island of Bali.

What has changed for the coal industry is that they no longer believe that renewable energies can be deployed fast enough, cheaply enough and at sufficient scale to push fossil fuels out of Asia's energy mix.

"The reality is that coal demand will continue to increase," Septian Hario Seto, Indonesia's deputy of investment at its Coordinating Ministry for Maritime and Investment Affairs, told the conference.

Thursday 28 September 2023

NEW OIL FIELD APPROVED BY THE UK GOVERNMENT

The UK government is showing that we will still need oil way into the future by its decision to develop a big new oil field in the North Sea. It is a sensible decision that is driving the climate extremists mad.

 Rosebank: Biggest untapped UK oil field approved by regulators - BBC News

Tuesday 26 September 2023

NET ZERO TORN TO SHREDS

The article liked below is a real tour de force which states the real state of where climate policies are leading us. This section gives a flavour of it:

"The promises of upsides are simply lies. There are no drop-in replacements for the things that make our lifestyles today. That is why the Climate Change Committee told Parliament that up to 62% of emissions reduction is going to come from ‘behaviour change’, which is to say that Net Zero requires government to use the criminal law and price mechanisms to regulate what people can do. That is what Sunak means when he says that previous governments have not been straight with the public." 

The Impossibility of Net Zero (netzerowatch.com)

Monday 25 September 2023

4 TRILLION A YEAR NEEDED FOR UN SUSTAINABILITY GOALS

That is the eye-watering sum that the UK Foreign Secretary said was needed to be raised, much of it to "fight climate change". How much longer can the UK, or for that matter any other indebted Western nation, go on dishing out billions of pounds before the citizens start to notice a drop in their standard of living?

 James Cleverly Needs $4 Trillion a Year For His Sustainable Development Goals! | NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT (wordpress.com)

Sunday 24 September 2023

CLIMATE PROPAGANDA GOES TO THE NEXT LEVEL IN OZ

We are witnessing extraordinary levels of behaviour in the battle for hearts and minds in the new religion of climate. In the following link we see how internet propaganda can be used as a weapon 

 Our moral guardians: Climate activists teach children to send cookie malware to skeptical grandparents « JoNova (joannenova.com.au)

Friday 22 September 2023

"GATES OF HELL" SPEECH AT THE UN

 Welcome to the new fundamentalist religion headed by the high priest giving a tub-thumping sermon to his followers.

UN climate science now at “Gates of Hell” level « JoNova (joannenova.com.au)

Surely they must realise that this kind of language is counter-productive and leads to the bulk of the public looking at them as a laughing stock.