This article from the Hindu Times tells us yet again that global warming is being used as an excuse to blackmail western politicians into paying "carbon reparations" or "indulgences" to the poor under-developed world (who will take the money and carry on developing at our expense). Meanwhile CO2 will go on rising and the whole merry-go-round of climate conferences and agreements goes on, and on.
Wednesday, 31 December 2008
Tuesday, 30 December 2008
Monday, 29 December 2008
This report contains the latest graphs of global average temperatures up to 2008, with the corresponding graph of CO2 levels overlaid for comparison. Alarmists are still desparately trying to prove that the world is still warming up, but the evidence is steadily stacking against them.
Sunday, 28 December 2008
On page 6 of this booklet is a record of the levels of CO2 in the atmosphere measured by traditional chemical methods from 1800 up to 1961 when they ended and were replaced by modern methods of infra-red spectrometry. The historical measurements are very different from those which are now being used by the IPCC to show the "revised" scientific record of CO2 used to back up the theory of man-made CO2 causing global warming. As CO2 is constantly being added and removed from the atmosphere by living organisms it is likely that the level will vary from day to day and place to place. This is not the picture we are given by the IPCC who want to show that there is a "background" level which is increasing year on year. This subject has been investigated by Ernst Beck who has written a paper on the subject here.
Saturday, 27 December 2008
Friday, 26 December 2008
Here is an interesting article which compares the false belief by the majority of people in authority in the integrity of financial markets with the current (false) belief in the theory of CO2 causing global warming. It is an incisive piece which sees a common thread of belief in something which turns out, as we can now see, to be badly flawed. The author warns us that in modern times with mass media, it is easy for us to "sleep-walk" into accepting the received wisdom or those in authority without question.
Thursday, 25 December 2008
Wednesday, 24 December 2008
Tuesday, 23 December 2008
Here's a report that tells us what the public are thinking. The fact is that most of the public have realised that global warming is being exaggerated to justify the political decisions and taxes being pushed upon them. They see the hypocrisy in politicians jetting off to conferences consuming massive amounts of carbon while preaching to the rest of us to cut back. The public know that the climate around them is not getting appreciably warmer and they also know that China emits massive amounts of CO2 and so any savings they make would not make any difference anyway. The public are not stupid.
Monday, 22 December 2008
This article explains the negotiations which have lead to the compromise. Common sense is at last overcoming extreme global warming dogma.
Sunday, 21 December 2008
Christopher Booker tells the story in his Sunday Telegraph column here.
Compared to Earth, Mars is pretty simple: no oceans with complex thermo-haline flows or El Ninos, no complicated continental or vegetation patterns nor even the unpredictable chaos of the climate determining clouds and water vapour and certainly no evil CO2 emitting humans. But NASA just admitted that their most sophisticated climate models cannot predict the climate on Mars: "It's a bit of a mystery how this is happening ..... Global climate models that are running on Mars would not predict this", NASA's chief scientist said. See here for the article.
The whole fraud of human caused global warming is based upon NASA's climate models of the earth and if they can't get even close in the relatively simple environment of Mars then portraying that the models are reliable in the vastly more complicated environment of earth is nonsense and so is everything else based on it!
Saturday, 20 December 2008
Here's an excellent piece by Dominic Lawson which exposes the utter futility of the Kyoto type of policy with carbon trading, offsets and the rest. The whole thing is simply a recipe for corruption on a grand scale, while the honest go to the wall. At the same time hardly any CO2 is actually saved. It simply gets emitted from elsewhere. How fortunate that it doesn't actually matter anyway from a climate point of view.
Friday, 19 December 2008
An Oxfam director said at the recent conference in Poland that the developing world will need between 50 and 80 billion dollars a year to "fight climate change", according to this report in the Washington Post. Yet another glimpse of the true agenda of the UN. You note there is no mention of the chance of success in the fight, because they know that there is no prospect of all this having any effect whatsoever.
Thursday, 18 December 2008
Wednesday, 17 December 2008
Local councils are being pressured by the LGA (Local Government Association), in an unprecedented move, to get them to sign up to support the unilateral cuts in CO2 emissions contained in the Climate Change Act. This statement is part of a little known document called the Nottingham Declaration. The LGA is determined to get all local councils to sign up by the end of the year and so are chasing the 10% who have not yet signed. My own council - New Forest - is the latest to sign, despite the doubts of some members. Given the massive propaganda campaign by the government, backed by most of the media it is not surprising that the majority of councillors would support this, but there is no doubt that opposition would be much higher if councillors were not pressured into voting for something that many do not really support. In the end I was the only councillor who voted against it, something I was prepared to do no matter what the consequences. It will be interesting to see if there is any press reaction to my objection. Of course I appreciate that this is of little interest to the majority of the general public who are concentrating on who is going to win the next TV talent contest. They will only become interested in this debate when the lights go out due to power cuts and their jobs disappear to China and India.
EU emissions cuts could be reduced by as little as 4% by 2020, according to this report when all the offset schemes are taken into account. This will have zero effect on the amount of CO2 in the atmospheric level of the gas, which will go on increasing due to the increases from the likes of China and India. It is now clear that there is no way we can control our CO2 output, let alone control the climate. The public are fast realising this for themselves, despite all the hand-ringing from our political masters along with emotive pictures of melting ice and stranded polar bears.
Tuesday, 16 December 2008
Alarmists often dismiss the views of climate sceptics by saying that only a few "fringe" scientists disagree with the "consensus" view, or that the lists of sceptic scientists are not experts in the field of climate science. To rebut this sort of nonsense it may be better to present them with a shorter list containing scientists with such impeccable credentials that no one could possibly claim they were not qualified. To help, I present such a list below. It is not meant to be a complete list, but simply a very impressive one.
Dr. Edward Wegman--former chairman of the Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics of the National Academy of Sciences--demolished the famous "hockey stick" graph that launched the global warming panic.
Dr. David Bromwich--president of the International Commission on Polar Meteorology--says "it's hard to see a global warming signal from the mainland of Antarctica right now."
Prof. Paul Reiter--Chief of Insects and Infectious Diseases at the famed Pasteur Institute--says "no major scientist with any long record in this field" accepts Al Gore's claim that global warming spreads mosquito-borne diseases.
Prof. Hendrik Tennekes--director of research, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute--states "there exists no sound theoretical framework for climate predictability studies" used for global warming forecasts.
Dr. Christopher Landsea--past chairman of the American Meteorological Society's Committee on Tropical Meteorology and Tropical Cyclones--says "there are no known scientific studies that show a conclusive physical link between global warming and observed hurricane frequency and intensity."
Dr. Antonino Zichichi--one of the world's foremost physicists, former president of the European Physical Society, who discovered nuclear antimatter--calls global warming models "incoherent and invalid."
Dr. Zbigniew Jaworowski--world-renowned expert on the ancient ice cores used in climate research--says the U.N. "based its global-warming hypothesis on arbitrary assumptions and these assumptions, it is now clear, are false."
Prof. Tom V. Segalstad--head of the Geological Museum, University of Oslo--says "most leading geologists" know the U.N.'s views "of Earth processes are implausible."
Dr. Syun-Ichi Akasofu--founding director of the International Arctic Research Center, twice named one of the "1,000 Most Cited Scientists," says much "Arctic warming during the last half of the last century is due to natural change."
Dr. Claude Allegre--member, U.S. National Academy of Sciences and French Academy of Science, he was among the first to sound the alarm on the dangers of global warming. His view now: "The cause of this climate change is unknown."
Dr. Richard Lindzen--Professor of Meteorology at M.I.T., member, the National Research Council Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, says global warming alarmists "are trumpeting catastrophes that couldn't happen even if the models were right."
Dr. Habibullo Abdussamatov--head of the space research laboratory of the Russian Academy of Science's Pulkovo Observatory and of the International Space Station's Astrometria project says "the common view that man's industrial activity is a deciding factor in global warming has emerged from a misinterpretation of cause and effect relations."
Dr. Richard Tol--Principal researcher at the Institute for Environmental Studies at Vrije Universiteit, and Adjunct Professor at the Center for Integrated Study of the Human Dimensions of Global Change, at Carnegie Mellon University, calls the most influential global warming report of all time "preposterous . . . alarmist and incompetent."
Dr. Sami Solanki--director and scientific member at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Germany, who argues that changes in the Sun's state, not human activity, may be the principal cause of global warming: "The sun has been at its strongest over the past 60 years and may now be affecting global temperatures."
Prof. Freeman Dyson--one of the world's most eminent physicists says the models used to justify global warming alarmism are "full of fudge factors" and "do not begin to describe the real world."
Dr. Eigils Friis-Christensen--director of the Danish National Space Centre, vice-president of the International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy, who argues that changes in the Sun's behavior could account for most of the warming attributed by the UN to man-made CO2.
Monday, 15 December 2008
Further evidence of the cooler weather in this report from China will concern the warming alarmists, worried that the public might not accept the endless exhortations to "stop climate change" are urgent to "save the planet" from "catastrophic global warming".
Sunday, 14 December 2008
Corus threatens to leave the EU and take its jobs to China. How many others will follow suit? When the public see the reality it will be all but impossible for any elected leader to pursue these emissions policies. Such policies will be dead in the water.
Saturday, 13 December 2008
Here is the unacceptable face of environmentalism funded by well-meaning middle-class people thinking they are giving to a good cause.
One of the reasons why global warming has such a powerful lobby is that it is supported by so many disparate groups for different reasons - from those who simply want to preserve a clean pollution-free environment to those who want to overthrow the modern capitalist system and replace it with who knows what. The question is; can such a coalition hold together? Not once the nice people see just how unpleasant the anarchists can be, is the answer I would give.
Friday, 12 December 2008
YES CO2 IS THE MAIN CAUSE OF CLIMATE CHANGE - 125 VOTES (11%)
NO CO2 IS NOT THE MAIN CAUSE OF CLIMATE CHANGE - 920 VOTES (88%)
After almost a year, our poll closed today. The result is very clear - 88% of readers answered NO they do not accept that CO2 is the main cause of climate change. Clearly there is a major disconnection between those who govern us and the people. I expected to find a majority would answer NO, but such an emphatic result was a surprise.
I believe the public are increasingly sceptical of officialdom in general. There is real cynicism of government. Far from solving our problems, many people perceive the goverment IS the problem.
How refreshing to read a report that states an honest opinion of the science of global warming by a body that is generally well-respected. Here is just such a report by the US Miltary. Look how quickly the alarmists try to close them down and dismiss it. How worried they must be that others may follow, inadvertently letting the cat out of the bag.
Thursday, 11 December 2008
Tough new controls on CO2 emissions are threatening the jobs of metal workers in the EU. This article explains how they protested outside the EU Parliament in Brussels to try to get the EU to see how their policies were simply driving jobs away.
Wednesday, 10 December 2008
This article spells out the huge problems emerging between EU members. It is looking increasingly unlikely that anything other than a fudge can emerge from the current talks.
Tuesday, 9 December 2008
This report in the Telegraph explains how fuel price rises of 25% caused by the cost of building new expensive wind farms are driving the poor into fuel poverty. And all because of the flimsy case that CO2 is the cause of dangerous global warming.
Monday, 8 December 2008
Standsted airport was disrupted today by about 50 extremists - see this report for details. No doubt they were emboldened by the recent lunatic decision over the coal-fired power station protest.
This report in the Guardian confirms what we have suspected, which is that the average global temperature in 2008 is set to be the lowest since 1998. However, the alarmists warn us that global warming has not stopped, it has merely paused, but will resume in 2015 - we will wait and see!
This report explains that in several countries glaciers which had been retreating until recently were now starting to grow again. Yet more evidence that global warming has ceased. Of course no one can predict the future, but that is reason enough not to waste billions of pounds to prevent something that may not even be a problem at all. Of course this fact will never be seen on the BBC or other mainstream broadcaster - I wonder why?
Sunday, 7 December 2008
This week Christopher looks at the UK government's Climate Change Committee's suggestions on how we are going to achieve the massive reduction in CO2 emissions. As he says, they seem to be living in a fantasy world, along with the government.
Vaclav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic, is poised to take over the Presidency of the EU after Nicholas Sarkozy finishes his six month term. It will be interesting to see if a climate sceptic president can have any influence over the rampant climate alarmism that has dominated the EU in recent years. Just look at this report on EU Referendum Blog to see the sort of hostility he faces from the "green brigade", or rather former red bandit, Daniel Cohn-Bendit. Vaclav is a courageous politician who speaks his mind, if only we had more like him.
Have a look at this alarmist propaganda which is nothing more than deliberate scare-mongering with no foundation in scientific fact at all. To portray the prospect of dramatic imminent sea-level rise which is not predicted by any mainstream climate scientist is simply irresponsible nonsense.
Saturday, 6 December 2008
Now that nuclear protests have gone out of fashion the Extreme Left have adopted the new cause of climate change to try to destroy capitalism. Today they have organised a march on Westminster here in the UK - see this report for details. This time the Right are not opposing them, but trying a new strategy of appearing to agree with them. The trouble is, that by conceding the ground to them we are seeing the truth in the old saying "give an inch and they will take a mile". Mind you, in the end we will never concede enough ground to satisfy them. So much for the new politics of non-confrontation.
As we have noted before, the real purpose of climate change talks is not to reduce CO2 levels, but to re-distribute wealth from rich western nations to poorer developing nations.Unless all nations make equal efforts then the target will not be achieved, and, according to the alarmist "experts" the "catastrophe" is coming. When will the people in the west wake up and realise they are being shafted by their own goverments? See this article to see the attitude of India and China in demanding money from the West.
Friday, 5 December 2008
This article gives the details of how some nations within the EU are going to struggle to meet the CO2 targets, and these are the "easier" targets. One can only guess that as the cuts get deeper the pain will increase, and all for nothing! This is one of the daftest episodes in modern politics (for which there is a great deal of competition).
Thursday, 4 December 2008
Former Conservative minister, Peter Lilley has criticised the lack of financial scrutiny of the UK's climate change bill. It could cost each citizen as much as £10,000 he warns. The government's figures are naturally vague and the true cost and benefits (if there are any)are open to question.
The UK's renewable energy targets were also criticised in a House of Lords report which stated that they will add £80 a year to energy bills, though the targets were unlikely to be met.
This article about a climate conference in Indonesia (yes another bondoogle for "experts" to create more hot air!) explains how one scientist has tried to get them to look more openly at the science rather than use the totally blinkered vision that nearly all such events use. I wish him good luck!
Wednesday, 3 December 2008
Tuesday, 2 December 2008
This article in the Telegraph gives the details. Will nations be willing to sign up to it and be under its jurisdiction? My guess is that the USA would not and neither would China or Russia.
Monday, 1 December 2008
Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor is determined to stick to the tough CO2 reduction targets in spite of the fact that she has been told that many jobs will be lost. This article explains her thinking. If the recession keeps going she may change her mind as the election gets nearer.
There are just 11 days to go before the poll closes. So far 991 votes have been cast and as you can see the result is not in doubt. The only question is - can votes beat the 1,000 barrier? A few weeks ago it didn't look too hopeful, but now it is very possible, so please cast your ballot if you have not already done so.
Sunday, 30 November 2008
Christopher Booker's column in the Sunday Telegraph discusses the belief of Obama in relation to global warming, or climate change, and the measures he is proposing to take. Though, as others have pointed out the present economic woes may cause him to put his climate policy on the back-burner.
This report explains the spiralling estimates of reducing CO2 emissions. £200 billion a year seems quite a lot, especially when we're all paying for it. This is the true cost of "global warming".
This article gives the details. If the EU cannot agree among themselves, what chance is there of an international agreement. You can bet on it being a fudge with winners and losers. The weakest leaders giving in to those that make the most difficulties. No doubt the UK will roll over and get walked over! After all we have already agreed unilaterally to go for 80% cuts by 2050 - we might as well go the whole hog and make it 100%.
Saturday, 29 November 2008
Friday, 28 November 2008
This report in the Guardian explains the facts. Clearly there is a contradiction between the targets in the Climate Change Bill and the reality on the ground. Sooner rather than later reality will dawn on our government - you can't keep the lights on and drastically reduce CO2.
Thursday, 27 November 2008
The 3 photos above all show a so-called "eco-activist" throwing a custard pie in the face of someone they disagree with. (1) is a US negotiator at a climate conference, (2) is Bjorn Lomborg at the launch of his book "The Skeptical Environmentalist" and (3) is a CEO from the coal industry. What they show is how intolerant these "activists" are of any opinion that differs from their's. Without a rational discussion such people can never reach any considered opinion. They are really terrorists and it will not be long before they go beyond custard pies and things take a much more sinister turn.
This report in the New Zealand Herald explains the new government's policy. One of the coalition partners, Act, has released its preferred terms, which include going back to basics and hearing "competing views on the scientific aspects of climate change from internationally respected sources". Now that is a positive approach. I only hope that other governments follow suit.
Wednesday, 26 November 2008
This article tells the story of how the Germans are demanding exemptions for their heavy industry. This should finally sink the EU's attempts to lead the world on cutting CO2 emissions. It's difficult to see how the world can reach agreement if even the EU nations cannot agree.
Tuesday, 25 November 2008
Here is a very thought provoking article in the American Thinker which looks at the politics behing the global warming scare. Do the left want to use global warming to get rid of capitalism and democracy? This article looks beneath the surface to try and see what could be at stake.
Monday, 24 November 2008
Most of the nations which signed up to Kyoto will fail to have cut emissions by 2012, according to this report. Even worse, their emissions will have increased and they will have to pay billions of dollars in compensation, proving it is much easier to make grand promises than to keep them. PM Brown - take note!
Sunday, 23 November 2008
This article explains how the drive to cut CO2 emissions is destroying industry and costing jobs, just as predicted. Governments that persist with this kind of legislation will soon find the backlash at the ballot box.
Saturday, 22 November 2008
This article explains the Indians view, which would seem to rule out any likelyhood of CO2 levels falling, since without India no doubt China and Brazil would adopt the same stance. Anything the West did would only slow the increase, and make their economies uncompetitive compared with the developing countries. All pain with no gain.
Friday, 21 November 2008
After 9 years in power Helen Clark's Labour Party has just lost a general election to the conservative Nationalist Party. One of the policies of the Nationalists was to slow down the cuts to carbon emissions, whereas Clark wanted to make the country "carbon neutral" by 2012. You can read more about the background to the election here,and the result itself here.
Both New Zealand and Canada have voted against parties who have pledged rapid and costly carbon reduction policies. I hope this fact has not gone entirely un-noticed in other western democracies.
Thursday, 20 November 2008
Wednesday, 19 November 2008
Christopher Booker's recent column explains the extraordinary data error made by James Hansen's climate data recording team. If such basic errors with data can be made, how can we trust the rest of the records? It's hard to believe that if the data had recorded record cooling they would not have carried out detailed checks before publishing it.
Tuesday, 18 November 2008
Monday, 17 November 2008
Type "climate science" into the search engine Google and this site comes up at number SIX on the first page. I don't know why it does, but it may reflect that this site is being posted on a lot of other sites. If you think this blog is a useful source of news and information then please recommend it to others and post our web address on other sites (climatescience.blogspot.com). I notice that the number one site is "realclimate", which is clearly an alarmist site. If this site is going to achieve number one then we still have a lot of work to do! My goal for the second year of this blog is to get closer to number 1, so visitors spread the word please!
This story in the Telegraph explains how the new President of the Maldives is worried about the sea level rise forecast by climate alarmists. This seems completely at odds with the scientific research carried out on the islands and documented in the excellent video "Global Warming - Doomsday Called Off" (to find the section about the Maldives go to about 28-30 minutes in) where sea levels have been found to have fallen. It seems astonishing that the President should believe alarmists over the actual evidence on the shore.
Sunday, 16 November 2008
A few days ago I came across a Greenpeace propaganda film using John F. Kennedy's image. Now I have been sent a cartoon portraying the evil "coalfinger" and his coal power station emissions being tackled by the Greenpeace good guys. You can see the huge propaganda effort to win over the public. The "coalfinger" cartoon, I am reliably informed would have cost in the region of £250,000 to make. Alarmists often talk about the massive "big oil" lobby against them, but when all the government funding is handed out to these NGO's it is they who are the well-funded lobby, while the sceptics "big oil" money is just a myth.
Saturday, 15 November 2008
Friday, 14 November 2008
This report explains that BP is now concentrating its wind farm projects in the US where there are bigger subsidies to be had. The poor US taxpayer is being taken for a bigger ride even than us here in the UK. That is the only crumb of comfort in this whole sorry saga, if indeed there is any comfort in this utter lunacy that is gripping our leaders. No doubt Brown will soon have to increase his subsidies in order to meet his obligations to his EU colleagues.
Thursday, 13 November 2008
Wednesday, 12 November 2008
Having just been given a copy of Hansard including the recent debate on the UK Climate Change Bill Third Reading I thought I ought to pay tribute to the small band of MPs who defied the whips and voted against this monstrous attack on our nation. The vote was 463 in favour and 3 against. Each side has 2 tellers so I will include the two as they also supported the opposition. There are 646 MPs and so as only 470 voted, another 176 thought it not worth opposing, or some might have thought it a lost cause to fight against it. Of course the "whipping" system was used to persuade any ditherers to support the party line, so there are no doubt some (maybe many) who do not agree with the bill, but voted for it in order to safeguard their job on the front benches - that is how parliament works.
If the sceptics are eventually proved to be correct and temperatures do not continue to rise in line with predictions by alarmists, then the 641 MPs who did not vote against it will be seen to have failed in their duty to look after the interests of the people. In the mean time the measures that they approved will lead to considerable cost increases in almost everything that we purchase. All for nothing.
Those voting for common sense were CHRISTOPHER CHOPE (Conservative)
PETER LILLEY (Conservative)
ANDREW TYRIE (Conservative)
ANN WIDDECOMBE (Conservative)
PHILIP DAVIES (Conservative)
Tuesday, 11 November 2008
Is there something dishonest going on at the heart of the climate science world? It is difficult to know who to believe when trying to unravel all the statistics quoted on this subject, but this article shows what appears to be a blatant fiddle of the actual temperature records. It seems quite extraordinary to see, but the two graphs shown in the article seem quite clear. It is the scientific equivalent of getting caught with your hand in the till. We must have honesty in gathering the temperature record.
Monday, 10 November 2008
Sunday, 9 November 2008
If CO2 is not driving our climate, then what does? This is the question that scientists with truly open minds are looking at, and this article by Jennifer Marohasy looks at one possible line of research. Anyone who thinks they are 90% confident that they understand our climate is suffering from serious over-confidence.
Saturday, 8 November 2008
Friday, 7 November 2008
This article in the Daily Express by former TV presenter David Bellamy shows the high price paid by anyone who dares to challenge the "orthodox" view on CO2 causing climate change. His TV career has been finished - and that is the sort of pressure that those who disagree are under.
Today I celebrate a whole year of information on this blog. Since I began, the evidence for the CO2 theory has been found to be very thin indeed. The climate computer models have been proved to be incorrect as no significant warming has occurred in the troposphere and even the warming itself has ceased for nearly a decade. Meanwhile governments are continuing to plan ever more elaborate schemes to tax carbon emissions from all of us. The battle for hearts and minds is far from over.
Thursday, 6 November 2008
Wednesday, 5 November 2008
This article reports on a very worrying situation regarding a leading scientist with sceptical views on the CO2 theory being effectively censored. It is the censorship of alternative scientific theories that is of great concern here. Do we have a modern equivalent of the Spanish inquisition (though happily without the torture)?
Tuesday, 4 November 2008
Do trees keep the planet cool, or do they warm it up? I'm sure most people would say that the answer is obvious, but scientists are not so sure. Take a look at this article which suggests they do keep us cool, and then contrast it with this one by a different group of scientists which suggests the opposite.
This is an example of the way science works with lots of different research reaching apparently contradictory conclusions. On the question of the role of CO2, however, only one conclusion seems to be acceptable.
Monday, 3 November 2008
I hope all visitors will take part in our poll (on the right hand side). So far there are over 900 votes and the result seems very clear. However with about 40 days to go I would like to see it break the magic 1000 barrier. So, if you haven't yet taken part do register your opinion. From my experience of talking to groups of people the results so far do accurately reflect the views of the public.
Sunday, 2 November 2008
Saturday, 1 November 2008
This report shows how our MPs waffled for hours on how they were going to "save the planet" from catastrophic global warming, while outside temperatures plunged causing the first October snow for 70 years. Just as we need a plentiful supply of cheap energy to keep warm they are planning to land us with massive extra costs in order to rid us of CO2 - or 80% of it by 2050; meanwhile over in China and India they are ready to build new coal-fired power stations ready to take our jobs and our industry.
Friday, 31 October 2008
Thursday, 30 October 2008
Despite the constant propaganda in schools here is one young person fighting back. It just proves the point that by exaggerating the case (as Al Gore and others have done)the alarmists are alienating young people rather than convincing them. Bright young people will naturally want to dig a bit deeper rather than simply accept what they are told. Well done Eloise, I am sure you speak for a very large number of other students.
Wednesday, 29 October 2008
Tuesday, 28 October 2008
Monday, 27 October 2008
Barring an unlikely sudden complete change it looks as though the vast majority of UK MPs from all parties are going to vote for the disastrous Climate Change Bill tomorrow. In this piece Professor Philip Stott sums up the argument in brilliant, stark fashion.
This report puts the issue back in the spotlight. The alarmists will have a problem deciding how to deal with this without upsetting all the meat-eaters. What about all the herds of wild animals in Africa? Will they be advocating a massive cull - I rather doubt it! Who said it's easy being an alarmist.
Sunday, 26 October 2008
Of all the regions of the globe, the Arctic is the one that is by far given the greatest coverage by the media when global warming is mentioned. The dramatic sight of calving glaciers and "stranded polar bears" is the "poster-child" of the climate alarmists. But what is really happening in that remote area at the present time? To find out click on this link to the informative website "Watts Up With That" where you can read of the "propaganda battle" over what is going on.
Saturday, 25 October 2008
UK local government is under a relentless barrage of propaganda from the Local Government Association's weekly magazine "First". The latest issue contains more alarmist scaremongering, listing all weather related costs incurred by a council in the past five years. The article then implies that these are all caused by "climate change". There is no attempt to compare the last five years with any other five year periods in the past, so we have no evidence to show that our weather is any more "extreme" than in the past.
The article then makes the even bigger assumption that reducing CO2 would prevent further damaging weather events occurring. It would be laughable if it wasn't for the fact that massive costs are being incurred on the basis of this empty-headed nonsense!
Friday, 24 October 2008
Thursday, 23 October 2008
Yes it really has been and will be until 26th October. What do you mean you don't believe it? No, seriously, look here. We never make things up on this blog. You still have time to save the planet - you can turn off the stand-by button on the TV and buy a low-energy light bulb to salve your conscience. That might be enough to stop the climate police from knocking on your door. Don't have nightmares!
Here is an example from Australia of how young children are being used by climate pressure groups to produce material to push their political views. When schools allow children to be used in this way they are beginning a very slippery slope. Parents beware!
Christopher Booker gives his opinion of Ed Miliband's priorities as the UK's new minister in charge of energy and climate change. Merging these two directly opposed department's was Brown's masterstroke, or nightmare, depending on your point of view. Booker offers us little hope.
Wednesday, 22 October 2008
In further similarities to 1984Ed Miliband, the new minister for Energy and Climate Change is expected to argue for aviation emissions to be ruled out of the proposed cuts in CO2 at a meeting in Brussels, much to the anger of the Green activists. This is another example of the duplicity at the heart of climate politics. It is much more politics than science, much more about image than substance. Even 2020 is sufficently far away that hardly any serving minister will expect to be in power when the plan finally hits the buffers.
Tuesday, 21 October 2008
You've guessed it - another group of alarmists have fed their "data" into their wonderful computer programmes and come up with a catalogue of woes, according to this article in the Mail. This report sounds as though it is a proper scientific study, but where is the evidence? It claims that we are subject to more "extreme" weather events but cite no data to prove it. Where studies have been carried out on this in the USA they show that there is no such trend there, so why should we believe there is one in Europe.
Here is another dollop of doom and gloom, but where is the science which should be under-pinning all this? Nowhere to be seen! Contrast this with the calm professionalism of Prof. John Christy. I fear that many people may be swayed by the shrill propaganda, but I hope that cooler heads may yet prevail, particularly if we get a severe winter. That must be the alarmists worst nightmare, though if it does happen you can bet they will try to blame it on "climate change".
Science should only be based on clear and precise facts. Most of the current climate scare stories are based on propaganda. They talk of predictions of droughts and we get floods; so without any evidence the alarmists then say that global warming will produce both in the same place. The evidence says that these extremes have always occurred and no evidence has been produced to say otherwise.
Monday, 20 October 2008
Here is an open letter to presidential candidate John McCain from Viscount Monckton in which he sets out fully the case for stopping the current policy of decarbonising our economy.I hope other leaders will take note.
Sunday, 19 October 2008
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Watts Up With That is a first class website with new information added - worth a regular visit.
Junk Science gives a good question and answer section on CO2 and global warming, clarifying and unravelling some of the complex science mysteries. It also has much more.
Prof. John Christy Lecture Video gives many examples of climate in the USA and other parts of the globe. A very interesting talk with lots of graphics by one of the worlds leading experts on the subject. Enough here to make anyone with an open mind think again about what they have been told by our main news media.
Saturday, 18 October 2008
While other countries are rowing back from impossible commitments, (see earlier posts), the UK CO2 reduction target has been increased by new minister Ed Miliband. He presumably thinks that as he is likely to be out of office in 18 months, he might as well keep peddling the myth that such a target is achievable, since it will be left to his successor to find out that it isn't!
Friday, 17 October 2008
Thursday, 16 October 2008
I have thought all along that sooner or later the nations of the West would have to veer away from the preposterous targets on CO2 emission cuts they had set themselves in moments of delusion. This report from the BBC explains exactly what is happening. It is so easy to agree to a rash promise, but sooner or later you have to face up to reality.
Wednesday, 15 October 2008
This article from the Yorkshire Post explains the reasons. Cold comfort for us to know that government indecision is to blame yet again.
One day we may be able to have limitless power from nuclear fusion. It has been a dream all my lifetime and I suspect it will remain a dream for many years to come. This report from the Telegraph explains the latest experiments being carried out in the USA and Europe.
Tuesday, 14 October 2008
Monday, 13 October 2008
Sunday, 12 October 2008
Saturday, 11 October 2008
Friday, 10 October 2008
Lord Howell, the Conservative's former Energy Minister,laid out his concerns at a recent Energy Conference. He spelt out the urgency of the problem due to a lack of government leadership. We could be in for lean times - especially if the milder winters of late are replaced by severe cold.
Thursday, 9 October 2008
Wednesday, 8 October 2008
This report explains. The irony is that the attempt at a record speed for a wind-powered car was halted because the dry lake bed had been made wet by much welcome rainfall - surely a benefit of climate change. The point being that we have to accept the climate we get and adapt to it - as we always have.
Tuesday, 7 October 2008
This article shows how the UN's climate policies are ineffective at helping those in greatest need. There is no doubt that people need to be able to adapt to the climate rather than attempt to change it. This article also continues the same theme - "12 steps to poverty" sums up the feelings of the world's poor to the plans to combat global warming.
Monday, 6 October 2008
Sunday, 5 October 2008
There are a lot of assumptions in this study which looks at the cost of preventing global warming and what the benefit of spending money now to try to prevent it would be. This is assuming that such prevention (i.e. drastic reductions in CO2 emissions) would be effective - a huge leap of faith!
Saturday, 4 October 2008
Bjorn Lomborg's recent article in The Times illustrates perfectly the whole nonsense of man trying to control the climate by reducing CO2 levels. He asserts that the current measures will reduce temperatures in a hundred years time by a tiny fraction of a degree - in practice of no effect at all. Even though I disagree with Lomborg when he says that he accepts that CO2 is driving climate change, his conclusions on the economics are damning and in themselves make the case for not taking expensive action. Every MP should read his article.
Friday, 3 October 2008
Thursday, 2 October 2008
Here is a great project by the CO2 Science blog which draws together all the scientific evidence which shows that there was indeed a Medieval Warm Period all over the globe. However this has not prevented those who support the infamous Hockey-Stick Graph from continuing to believe that the graph trumps the scientific evidence. The "flat-earth" mentality lives on.
Wednesday, 1 October 2008
The Canadians go the polls in a few weeks to elect a new government and this piece in the Calgary News explains that the economic downturn has cooled their enthusiasm for expensive measures to attempt to reduce CO2 emissions. There's nothing like a dose of reality to concentrate the mind.
Tuesday, 30 September 2008
The head of the Royal Society of Chemistry in an interview has explained that there is far more oil in reserves than usually quoted in official figures. So there is no great urgency to find alternative technology - other than to comply with the phoney CO2 climate theory.
Monday, 29 September 2008
Regular visitors will recall that we have previously reported on the unusual absence of sunspots. This has now been going on for rather a long time and this report on "Watts up With That" talks of a press conference by NASA on the subject.
Sunday, 28 September 2008
Yet more inconsistency at the heart of government as the Quango Environment Agency wades in with a report which wants to ban all coal-fired power stations until they can be fitted with carbon-captuure. See this report in the Times. All this nonsense while we face imminent power shortages. Of course by then all this lot will be out of power and so couldn't give a damn. Can they be tried for gross dereliction of duty? (no - of course not!)
Saturday, 27 September 2008
This year's Conservative Party conference looks like being the most upbeat for years, and this time delegates will have an alternative to the main platform speakers on Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th September. The Freedom Association (TFA) in conjunction with other like-minded organisations has booked a superb venue just outside the security zone see HERE for full details of venue and programme of events.
A key session is to be on climate with an emphasis on actual science rather than computer predictions. The panel includes Ruth Lea and Christopher Monckton, and is chaired by Roger Helmer. I am very much looking forward to listening to the discussion.
Friday, 26 September 2008
Thursday, 25 September 2008
Professor Ian Fells new report urges the UK government to dump its targets for renewable energy. He joins a growing chorus of experts and commentators who are all warning that the government's adherence to the unachievable EU targets will cause the light to go out.
Wednesday, 24 September 2008
Almost a year ago a High Court Judge ruled that Al Gore's polemic "An Inconvenient Truth" was not an ordinary science film, but it was a piece of political propaganda which could only be shown in schools if special guidance was followed. Nevertheless the government decided to continue to promote the film to all secondary schools in England.
In the interest of balance The Freedom Association (which I am proud to be the climate spokesman for) is offering a free DVD of "The Great Global Warming Swindle" to all secondary schools in the UK. So far the offer has been extended to schools in Leicestershire and there has been an encouraging take up. Teachers do not like being lectured to by government and want to give students a broad understanding of the very complex issues involved in global climate. We must never allow any government to give prescriptive instructions on the political matter taught in school.
Tuesday, 23 September 2008
Christopher Booker's Column explains the link between the former banking giant and the emissions trading nonsense about to be inflicted on all of us. As Prof. Stott has written “‘Global warming’ is sub-prime science, sub-prime economics, and sub-prime politics, and it could well go down with the sub-prime mortgage.”
Monday, 22 September 2008
This BBC story explains that a number of leading company bosses have written to the political parties to urge them to continue with the policies of replacing fossil fuel with renewables. It is strange that companies like Shell and British Airports would call for policies which appear to be against their business interests, but I suspect it is more a case of appearing to be "green" as good PR - more about image than substance. So dominant is the theory of man-made global warming that it has become automatic for business to publicly support CO2 reduction. It is rare indeed for any business to do the opposite. It is in this way that the idea of "consensus" is claimed and regardless of the science our politicians will continue to pay lip-service to it.
Sunday, 21 September 2008
Saturday, 20 September 2008
Back in July I wrote a piece about the Local Government Association urging councils to aim for a higher renewable energy target than that set by the government.
Astonishingly they have now published my letter in their weekly magazine "First" sent to all councillors. It will be interesting to see what response, if any, they get in the next editions.
Friday, 19 September 2008
Thursday, 18 September 2008
The BBC have been putting out a programme on Sundays at 9pm on BBC2 for the last two weeks on global warming. The final part is next Sunday. The programmes can be viewed online HERE. It seems clear to me that the series is propaganda in favour of the theory of man-made global warming. Three hour long programmes is rather tedious and the presenter, Dr. Ian Stewart, tries hard to give the impression that he is a neutral observer, while clearly steering us to one conclusion. Unfortunately for the BBC their programme clashes with a popular drama and viewing figures have been low (only 1.6 million).
In the first programme he reviews the history of the subject and in the second he seeks to demonstrate that the evidence clearly shows that man-made CO2 is the cause of the recent warming. His main "evidence" was the notorious hockey-stick graph of temperature over the past thousand years which has been discredited by many reviewers, see HERE and HERE.
In the programme he even concedes that there is strong evidence that Greenland was warmer during the medieval warm period than it is today, but then goes on to state that the Hockey Stick graph says it didn't happen. In other words he believes that a reconstruction using tree-rings is more reliable than actual written evidence.
The BBC would like us to believe that the "climate wars" are over and that the alarmists have won, but in fact they are just entering a new phase when the computer model prediction meet with the reality of climate, and this is a battle even the BBC may have trouble with.
Wednesday, 17 September 2008
This report in the Australian Herald explains how their equivalent to the Stern Report by an expert called Ross Garnaut has come to the interesting conclusion that the most cost-effective thing to do concerning global warming is nothing. So now we have it from an expert!
Tuesday, 16 September 2008
At last we are getting people prepared to speak out publicly to denounce the climate alarmism that has been infecting so many of those in positions of authority. See this article to read the unfounded alarmist nonsense coming from paid council officers and the common sense views of a Birmingham councillor. I would like to congratulate Cllr. Barton for having the courage to speak out. Many others agree with him but fear that saying so publicly will adversely affect their career or lead to unpleasant remarks about them. It is so much easier for people to keep quiet and keep a low profile, but doing so is to allow alarmists to inflict massive costs on us all.
Monday, 15 September 2008
This post explains that the intrepid canoist who was being shown on the BBC news several nights running has now run into some real ice and is beginning to get stuck. So much for the Arctic being ice-free. I wondered what had become of him. The final irony would be if he got eaten by a polar bear!
Sunday, 14 September 2008
The man who leads the IPCC, Rajendra Pachauri, has said we should eat less meat to prevent global warming. The brilliant "Watts Up With That" blog makes the following point:
"Before the introduction of cattle, millions upon millions of buffalo dominated the Great Plains of America. They were so thick you could not see where the herd started and where it ended. I can only assume that the anti-meat, manmade global warming crowd must believe that buffalo farts have more socially redeeming value than the same flatulence emitted by cattle. Yes, this is absurd, but the deeper one looks into this global warming juggernaut, the weirder this movement becomes and the more denial is evident."
Saturday, 13 September 2008
Friday, 12 September 2008
Here's another excellent piece on EU Referendum Blog referring to a programme on the BBC which actually deals with the significant downside of wind turbines.
Thursday, 11 September 2008
It seems as though US climate scientist James Hansen has influenced a UK jury into clearing a group of Green Peace activists who scaled a power station chimney to daub slogans on it. They were protesting against a proposal to build a new coal-fired power station on the site. See HERE to read the report. By interpreting the law in this way the decision could open the floodgates to protestors to use the same defence for anything else that concerns them. Could be the road to anarchy. They may appeal.
Wednesday, 10 September 2008
Someone passed me a copy of a magazine called by the unexiting title "Polymer Training and Recycling Magazine". He drew my attention to an article in the centre pages. I found it very interesting and on searching the internet I discovered it online HERE. To find the article turn the pages until it appears entitled "The Danger of Eco-Fundamentalism". A very timely message and one with which I agree.
Tuesday, 9 September 2008
Monday, 8 September 2008
Sunday, 7 September 2008
Saturday, 6 September 2008
Christopher Booker deserves great credit for his brilliant expositions of the global warming scams. Thanks to his writing millions of people are able to see things which would otherwise be much harder to see. In this recent column in the Sunday Telegraph he sums up the whole charade, putting all the main points together.
The climate is changing, it always has and always will. We just have to accept it and adapt to it. It is simply far too complex for us to understand it fully, let alone control it. The posturing, the hot air, and the massive industry that has grown up around it will all be seen in the future to be as stupid as the Southsea Bubble, or come to that the Sub-Prime Mortgage fiasco! It makes you wonder why anyone trusts governments at all.
Friday, 5 September 2008
This story in the Telegraph describes how NASA climate scientist and leading alarmist James Hansen has been in the UK to support GW activists trying to prevent the new coal-fired power station from being approved.
According to THIS REPORT the US is already moving away from coal in a massive way, encouraged by alarmist scientists like Hansen.
Energy security is the big factor that could change the picture dramatically. Coal is still abundant both in the US and the UK, and so is much more secure than oil and gas imports. Slight global warming versus energy security - it's a no-brainer!
Thursday, 4 September 2008
Wednesday, 3 September 2008
Tuesday, 2 September 2008
This article on EU Referendum Blog explains just why we must obtain security of energy supply, and this means rapid expansion of nuclear power. Our present policy makes us beholden to Russia which is politically unacceptable. Political strength comes from economic strength which requires a guaranteed energy supply.
Monday, 1 September 2008
This story released by Reuters explains that a little light may be dawning on the EU leadership, that their leading industries may be at risk if they continue to hike up their costs in the name of global warming prevention. This is another example of government waking up to reality and deciding that maybe the people are more important than giving lip-service to the alarmists.
Sunday, 31 August 2008
US Democrat presidential candidate, Barack Obama, has selected Joe Biden as his running mate for the forthcoming election. This article gives some information about his background, which shows clearly that he is likely to put the US economy in great danger by backing massive wind-farm schemes. Unfortunately for the US the Republican candidate seems almost as bad, though I have a feeling that he is likely to be the least fanatical on the matter; so when the reality of office hits home he might make more practical decisions as opposed to Obama/Biden.
See HERE for details of US oil reserves and more.
Saturday, 30 August 2008
Here is a fascinating new theory of climate chamge which has been developed by researcher David Dilley from Florida. Mr. Dilley shows that global warming and cooling cycles occur naturally in response to specific long-term changes in the gravitation cycles due to variations within the moon's orbit.
The 43 page book is available on line, though to access it you have to pay a small fee of around $10. The first five pages are freely accessible. Of course any new theory has to be viewed sceptically, but nevertheless it deserves careful study. It is clear that the climate is a hugely complex chaotic system and man's understanding of it is still very incomplete, but every new insight could help us improve it.
Friday, 29 August 2008
Reality is not only dawning but is coming centre stage at last. Our Secretary of State for Energy has stated what every government privately believes - that the nations energy needs are more important than so-called climate change. Read the full report in this Telegraph article. Next we will be hearing them saying that there is no way they're going to meet the renewables target set by the EU, well maybe that's still being a bit optimistic,though I'm sure they all know it's true!
Thursday, 28 August 2008
According to this story in the Guardian the UK proposed new coal-fired power stations are likely to "wreck the new treaty to replace Kyoto"(sounds like some good news here!). It looks as though the fat is about to hit the fan as reality finally meets the climate change bandwaggon.
Wednesday, 27 August 2008
Tuesday, 26 August 2008
Christopher Booker explains the worrying situation leaving the US voters with no choice, as both presidential candidates say they back a massive extension of wind farms.
In a follow-up article (scroll down) he reports that the situation is even worse than stated in his first article. It is hard to believe that once in office any president will stick to a policy that will lead to power cuts and job losses.
Sunday, 24 August 2008
For the benefit of foreign readers I must point out that the UK has three political parties - the third one has no chance of governing, and so is largely ignored. When you read this piece by the EU Referendum blog you will understand why!
Mind you, in its defence, I have to add that the other major parties are almost as bad in their understanding of the realities of energy provision. It's no better in most other countries from what I have read. Have you stocked your candles yet?
Most readers will be familiar with the infamous hockey-stick graph which purports to show that there was no such thing as the medieval warm period or the little ice-age. The hockey-stick graph has been de-bunked by other scientists, but its conclusions are regarded as so important that climate alarmist scientists have gone to extraordinary lengths to try to preserve it.
The whole story is long and complex, but one brave blogger has attempted to put it together in a readable way HERE. This reading is going to take a little time to go through, but for those who wish to improve their understanding it is worthwhile.
Saturday, 23 August 2008
If you would like to hear a member of the climate alarmist brigade take a hammering then I can recommend this "debate" on US radio in which Viscount Monckton pulls no verbal punches.
I almost felt sorry for the hapless alarmist, but was stopped by the knowledge that he runs a blog which specialises in discrediting those scientists who dare to speak out against the mantra of man-made global warming. This encounter was definitely a case of the biter bit.
Friday, 22 August 2008
Thursday, 21 August 2008
Predictions about the Arctic becoming free of ice appear to be the usual exaggerations we have become used to. This article gives the up to date situation which seems far removed from the doom-laden warnings of the alarmists and their messengers in the television news studios. But we won't hear any broadcasts of their failed predictions, nor of the large increase in ice at the Antarctic. They remain resolutely on-message - if it doesn't fit the global warming narrative it isn't news.
Wednesday, 20 August 2008
Tuesday, 19 August 2008
Al Gore is keen to expose those who speak out against his alarmist agenda as being in the pay of oil companies, yet he stands to make a fortune out of carbon trading schemes as THIS REPORT EXPLAINS. Maybe he should have declared his financial interest in the credits to his propaganda film An Inconvenient Truth.
Monday, 18 August 2008
Yes folks, the latest apocalyptic story emerging is the declining level of oxygen in the atmosphere. This Guardian piece by prominent left wing homosexual, Peter Tatchell gives the details. As far as I was aware the level of oxygen has always been 21%, except in crowded rooms where it declines, but to no serious effect to those in good health, but lets not allow that to spoil a good scare story.
Sunday, 17 August 2008
This story from EU Referendum highlights the problem of using grain to make ethanol keeping the price of food high even in a time of bumper harvest.And all for the quite pointless aim of attempting (and failing) to control levels of CO2 in the atmosphere, under the delusion that this will control the weather!
Saturday, 16 August 2008
Prince Charles spoke out against the use of genetically modified food. His remarks have been rebutted by others who believe that GM crops are essential in order to provide enough food for the world's population. This Telegraph article goes into the issues, including inevitably the CO2 emissions from modern farming methods.
Friday, 15 August 2008
A dose of realism has emerged from the government who are now keen to back a new coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth in Kent, even without any commitment to fit the unproven carbon-capture technology. Realistically they know that power companies will not invest at all if too many strings are attached - something that the opposition seem unaware of! This article gives the detail.
Thursday, 14 August 2008
Visitors to this blog have seen plenty of examples of one-sided reporting on the subject of GW. Here is an article on the US Climate Change Assessment Report draft which is yet another appalling example of what the writer describes as a perversion of science. As the evidence against serious warming gets weaker the alarmists can only try to make even more apocalyptic predictions to try to persuade an ever more sceptical public of the approach of armageddon.
Wednesday, 13 August 2008
Tuesday, 12 August 2008
Britain faces a dark future on the energy front according to Christopher Booker in his weekly column in the Sunday Telegraph. This bleak prospect will be the legacy of the present government long after they have left office. The one time they should have acted and they didn't.
Monday, 11 August 2008
The protestors against the proposed new coal-fired power stations on the site of the existing power station at Kingsnorth in Kent caused a ripple of media attention in recent days. Reminscent of the anti-cruise missile protests of the 1980's, but on a rather smaller scale. They should have little impact on government policy. This article by Prof. Philip Stott sums it up eloquently.
Sunday, 10 August 2008
Saturday, 9 August 2008
I recommend Lord Monckton's address to the Local Government Association, given a few weeks ago. I wish I could have been there when he delivered it, as regular readers of this blog will know that the LGA is pumping out its global warming policy in almost every issue of its state-funded magazine "First". - see HERE
Friday, 8 August 2008
This story in the Guardian is typical of the sort of thing we find regularly in the press and on the television news. It simply repeats the propaganda that we're all doomed unless we stop emitting CO2 immediately. Without any supporting evidence the "expert" informs us that we must prepare for a 4C rise in temperatures (in spite of the fact that we have experienced cooling over the past 9 years, and many other scientists expect this to continue for the next decade).
As another so-called "expert scientist" pointed out, saying "we're all doomed" is not very helpful, as it means we might as well not bother since anything we do will be too late anyway. This is going to be one of the big problems for the alarmists, as well as the problem of the real weather not going according to the dire predictions. Either the end of the world is nigh, or it isn't.
Last winter was very cold in many parts of the globe. We were lucky, but it will only take one severe winter to convince many that these doom merchants are simply crying wolf!
Thursday, 7 August 2008
This report explains the details. Of course it's all guesswork, as no one can forecast the weather. Personally I doubt many people will want to go through all the complicated steps involved in this tedious game, but it is designed to frighten the player into believing in manmade global warming. I wonder what happened to all the hot dry summers we were told to expect?
Wednesday, 6 August 2008
This piece in the Times points out the failure of government to have any sort of credible plan for future energy requirements. It would be funny if it wasn't going to cause such a disaster in five or ten years time - when they have left office. Another take on the same issue is to be found on the EU Referendum blog which naturally, and very importantly, highlights the EU dimension.
In the same vein, I have been given a copy of an excellent Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) booklet "Wind Chill" by Tony Lodge. It is a thorough study which spells out starkly the folly of relying on wind power. It can be read online by going to CPS, latest publicationsand scrolling down to "Wind Chill", and clicking on view.
Tuesday, 5 August 2008
Monday, 4 August 2008
Sunday, 3 August 2008
Saturday, 2 August 2008
Friday, 1 August 2008
Thursday, 31 July 2008
Temperature data produced by US NASA organisation are out of line with other data according to this report by Christopher Booker. We have noted before how data can be manipulated and this is just the latest example. The public are being mislead and they need to realise it before it's too late.
Wednesday, 30 July 2008
Tuesday, 29 July 2008
This article explains how children are being encourage to act as "climate cops" and collect evidence of "climate crimes" committed by their families. It is not not merely the encouraging of children to be conscious of not wasting energy, which I agree is a good thing, but this campaign goes much further than that and introduces a more sinister spying aspect reminiscent of those in totalitarian regimes.
Monday, 28 July 2008
The Local Government Association is trumpeting its global warming policy again in the latest edition of its weekly taxpayer funded magazine "First". See HERE. The article indicates that the LGA wants councils to try and exceed government targets on renewable energy. I have written to them as follows:
In Issue 390 article "Focus on Europe" it was said that the LGA wants "local authorities to have the ability to set [renewable energy] targets in excess of national targets". Given that many experts have said that the EU targets, adopted by our government, are impossible to achieve by 2020, how does the LGA presume that councils are going to achieve even more? Anyone can set abitrary targets, but meeting them (without massive cost implications and the risk of wrecking the economy) is an entirely different matter.
The LGA has a catchy soundbite "small change, big difference", but the reality, in my experience, is that most small changes make a small difference. The change from 2% to 15% of renewable energy would be a massive change, requiring immense cost. It is now becoming clear that there is no consensus that CO2 levels are causing significant climate change. Indeed global warming has stopped for almost a decade. Also there is no binding international agreement to limit CO2, so for the EU to act unilaterally without firm commitment from developing countries such as India and China will cause no reduction in CO2 anyway.
All pain with no gain.
Cllr. Derek Tipp (New Forest DC)
I doubt whether they will publish it, but I will let readers know if they do. I believe it is important for us to challenge these organisations and policies as often and as prominently as we can. Unless the public are made aware of what is going on, and the damage that it is going to cause, then policy change will be impossible. Too many councillors are ambivalent about this and do not want to admit (or even accept) the potential disaster of attempts to rapidly de-carbonise our economy.
Sunday, 27 July 2008
This article in The Australian gives the details. Apparently the Australian Labour Government cannot get its climate change legislation through its parliament as the Greens won't support it as it does not go far enough and the Conservatives think it goes too far.
Friday, 25 July 2008
EU Referendum highlights a very weak piece of journalism in the Telegraph. The proposition that Europe's electricity could be produced in the Sahara desert from solar panels seems far-fetched even by the EU's standards, but the Telegraph reporter seems to have regurgitated it without hesitation.
Thursday, 24 July 2008
Wednesday, 23 July 2008
Tuesday, 22 July 2008
Monday, 21 July 2008
The film "The Great Global Warming Swindle" has been found "not to materially mislead viewers" in an enquiry by the broadcasting regulator, Ofcom, which has taken 15 months to complete, according to a leaked report in the Guardian. The report does say that there were several small errors in it and one scientist did mis-represent the views of one alarmist scientist by mistaking him for another scientist; but on the whole the film was found to be correct. For further in depth discussion see This article on the excellent EU Referendum blog. Also in the Telegraph.
To view the film go HERE