by James Oliver Deckard
The famous climate “scientist,” James Hansen, spoke at the London School of Economics on the 16th May 2013. Here is an account of his talk and its attendant circumstances. Continue reading
Temperatures drop to 15C in Sicily and 9C in Rome
(AGI) – Rome, Apr 21 – Minimum night-time temperatures plunged to 7C in Florence, 8C in Turin, 9C in Rome, 10C in Bari, and 11C in Genoa and Milan. Temperatures didn’t dip below 14C in Venice or 15C in Naples and Palermo.
Ministry wants to halt support to new renewable energy sources
22 March 2013
Prague, March 21 (CTK) – The Industry and Trade Ministry wants to push through a new law that would halt support to new renewable sources of energy, according to the ministry’s materials made public by the Chamber of Renewable Sources of Energy Thursday.
The chamber criticises the ministry’s proposals, arguing it would harm operators of small renewable sources and secure further support to sources using fossil fuels, nuclear power plants and large solar power plants.
According to the ministry’s material, support for all new facilities, with the exception of the highly efficient combined generation of heat and power, generation of heat and power from firedamp and power generation from waste, should be halted as of January 1, 2014. Continue reading
I am James Lovelock, scientist and author, known as the originator of Gaia theory, a view of the Earth that sees it as a self-regulating entity that keeps the surface environment always fit for life… I am an environmentalist and founder member of the Greens but I bow my head in shame at the thought that our original good intentions should have been so misunderstood and misapplied. We never intended a fundamentalist Green movement that rejected all energy sources other than renewable, nor did we expect the Greens to cast aside our priceless ecological heritage because of their failure to understand that the needs of the Earth are not separable from human needs. We need take care that the spinning windmills do not become like the statues on Easter Island, monuments of a failed civilisation. –James Lovelock, 12 December 2012
It would appear that the Met Office have deliberately fabricated a new version of their Dec 2011 forecast, in order to avoid making the original version look too ridiculous. Is this really what “science” has come down to? –Paul Homewood, Not a Lot Of People Know That, 10 January 2013
I don’t think it really matters at this point as nobody is paying much attention to anything the Met Office says concerning events more than a week out. They have basically made themselves irrelevant by pretending to speak with authority and then badly missing the prediction. Now they are trying to pretend they were right on the money the whole time. Nobody believes that. It is pure desperation. Actually, whoever approved that graph for publication should be immediately sacked. It is just a flat out lie. –crosspatch, Not a Lot Of People Know That, 10 January 2013 Continue reading
LETTER TO LORD HALL FROM GWPF TRUSTEES (The Global Warming Policy Foundation)
The Global Warming Policy Foundation – 14 December 2012
Dear Lord Hall,
As Trustees of the all-Party and non-Party Global Warming Policy Foundation, we would like to wish you every success in your new and important post of Director General of the BBC. It is clear that you have a number of urgent matters to attend to in your post. But when you have done that, we hope you will find time to turn your attention to a matter which, although not urgent, is of considerable importance: the BBC’s treatment of global warming and climate change issues. Continue reading
Dear Roger Harrabin,
Re-reading your memo below reminds me that there is now a considerable debate as to whether the BBC have been even handed, or not, regarding the all important issue of Climate Change, or more accurately the extent that CO2 emissions have on any such change.
In the interests of the impartiality that the BBC desperately wish to show, so as to be conforming with the Royal Charter that guarantees your independence, would you please give publicity to the following:- Continue reading
It seems we can still buy incandescant light bulbs. The ban doesn’t cover industrial users. Mrs Gabb is getting ready to order our first trial batch. The joy of real 100w light again!
by Richard North
The jokes of the century, perhaps, are that the UK is a democracy and that members of our parliament actually represent our interests. Continue reading
by Dave Barnby
Did anyone watch the pathetic attempt to square the cold winters of the last three years in the UK with ‘global warming’ theory on the State Broadcaster’s Horizon Programme entitled GLOBAL WEIRDING (what a weird name for a programme) tonight? I expect that will be the new buzz word having been unable to make Global Warming and Climate Change stick. Continue reading
by Richard North
Chapter Six has the intrepid Dellers at the Heartland Institute’s Fourth Annual Conference on Climate Change in Chicago – enjoying the lavish hospitality from Big Oil, or so we are led to believe.
He is amongst principled people, he says, several of whom have become his personal heroes. And the last thing he wants to do is make them feel unwanted. Nevertheless, he goes on to attempt just that. It really doesn’t matter how many brilliant papers Roy Spencer produces on cloud cover feedback, he writes: Continue reading
by the Rev. Philip Foster
I have written about this before but it bears repeating. When you were at school and were doing chemistry, I hope you were paying attention at least to the simple test used for detecting CO2. The gas was tested for by bubbling it through lime water (a solution of Ca(OH)2 otherwise known as Calcium hydroxide). Continue reading
Some thoughts on electric cars. “The Leaf in Winter”
by the Rev. Philip Foster
1. Ratio of power to weight for the electric ‘fuel’ compared to petrol is about 1:10. ie the battery weight and volume is ten times that of a tank of fuel for the same mileage. Continue reading
by Richard North
Out today is Christopher Booker’s report on the BBC and climate change, appropriately named The BBC and Climate Change: A Triple Betrayal. It has a foreword by Antony Jay and is available online from The Global Warming Policy Foundation.
Left to me, I would not have bothered. Anyone who does not already know that the BBC is about as impartial on climate change – and on many others issues – as Judge Jeffreys on a bad day is either an innocent abroad, or themselves so imbued in warmist propaganda that they are beyond redemption. Continue reading
Note: IThe BBC should be shut down. All its staff should be sacked. All its pensions funds should be sequestrated and applied to paying off the national debt. All its copyrights should be disclaimed. All its paper archives should be shredded. SIG Continue reading
Note: I wrote this two years ago, and I think it is pretty clear by now a) that the climate change bubble has burst at the propaganda level; 2) it was the Russian state that put the knife in. For the first and only time, the Russian security services really were ont he side of ordinary working people everywhere….[SIG]
What I predict will happen is that the propaganda will continue for the next few years. But it will be gradually be replaced by a new set of justificatory lies. Global warming itself was the replacement for acid rain pollution, ozone holes, and even global cooling. In the absence of some new environmental claims, I suggest that we shall hear much more for now on about “peak oil” – the notion that fossil fuels exist in limited supplies and that they will run out within the next few generations.
via FLC188, Are the Russians Coming? Brief Thoughts on the Climate Change Scandal, Sean Gabb, 3rd December 2009.
by Josep C. Verges
“Climate Science Is Settled”
The “science” of climate warming: The UN bandwagon to control the world lost its wheels in Copenhagen. Now renamed extreme weather as there has been no global warming since the last century. Below: UN hockey stick catastrophe: Mann’s tree ring reconstruction eliminated Medieval warming and the subsequent mini ice age while adding real temperatures to increase modern warming. In fact even random numbers makes his model produce a hockey stick graph. Continue reading