UK

  • No more reliable power grid for the UK?

    Electricity consumers in the UK will need to get used to flicking the switch and finding the power unavailable, according to Steve Holliday, CEO of National Grid, the country’s grid operator. Because of a six-fold increase in wind generation, which won’t be available when the wind doesn’t blow, “The grid is going to be a […]

  • Guardian exploits AZ shooting, calls climate realists “Nazis”

    Damian Carrington of The Guardian saw the shootings in Tucson Arizona as a ripe opportunity to score points in the global warming debate, even going so far as to label those he disagrees with “climate Nazis‘ which apparently includes CFACT’s Climate Depot. It now appears that just as any weather event, hot, cold, extreme, or […]

  • A step-change in Earth’s climate outlook?

    As Britain suffers through its third straight harsh winter, a British watchdog group is calling for an inquiry into the failed recent long-range weather forecasts of the British Meteorological Office.

    DENNIS AVERY

    The Met Office has long one of the leading promoters of man-made warming fears and therefore has tended to see warming around every corner.

    Dr. Benny Peiser of the Global Warming Policy Foundation says, “The current winter fiasco is no longer a joke, as the economic damage to the British economy as a result of the country’s ill-preparedness . . . could reach $15 billion.”

    The Met Office informed the government this summer that there was only a small chance of a severe winter in 2010/11, especially in the midst of a long global warming trend. Now, however, thousands of weary travelers have been stranded in European airports, while highway crews have lacked the sand and salt to keep the roads safe.

    “The key question is,” says British Transport Minister Philip Hammond, ammond“if there was a ‘step change’ in the UK weather, what would it look like?  The answer is, of course, it would look like what we have seen in recent years. Hence there is no logical case to say there hasn’t been a step change.”

    Meanwhile, Dr. Syun-Ichi Akasofu  of the University of Alaska has published a paper in Natural Science saying that since 1850 the earth has been recovering from the Little Ice Age—and that this natural recovery is still continuing at about 0.5 degree per century. Ice cores and seabed sediments show this moderate, natural 1,500-year cycle has been occurring for the last million years. The Modern Warming is likely to be about as warm eventually as the Medieval Warming that blessed the earth with sunny growing seasons from 950–1300 AD.

    At the same time, however, Dr. Akasofu has identified a 50–60 year sub-cycle driven by Pacific Ocean temperatures, which shifted to cool in 1940, to warm in 1976, and back to cool again as of 2000. He is predicting another 20 years of modest cooling for earth before the longer warming trend reasserts itself.

    Back in Britain, the natives are growing restless about the failed “official” long-term weather forecasts.

  • Extreme weather is natural

    The Daily Mail reports that the jet stream is causing Europe’s paralyzing cold snap. This year a high-pressure weather system over the Atlantic is blocking the jet stream’s normal path and forcing it to the north and south of Europe. The areas of high pressure act like stones in a stream – blocking the normal […]

  • The climate bugaboo is the strangest intellectual aberration of our age

    LORD CHRISTOPHER MONCKTON But don’t you realise,” said the bearded, staring enviro-zomb with the regrettable T-shirt, “that global cooling is what we must expect because of global warming?” “Don’t you realise,” I replied, “how silly that sounds? The lowest temperatures ever recorded here in Cancun six days in a row; four extreme winters on the […]

  • 2010: Another record breaking winter. So what happened to global warming?

    Weather isn’t climate, but after all the hot days falsely attributed to warming, record cold is inconvenient for the warming scam By 21st Century Wire By Patrick Henningsen 21st Century Wire Green News Dec 18, 2010 Britain and Europe have been hit hard for the third straight record-breaking winter season. Labeled by experts as the […]

  • Memo to America: Don’t do carbon trading!

    The United States must learn from Europe’s mistakes – not repeat them ROGER HELMER, MEP Senator Harry Reid has repeatedly denounced opposition to carbon trading as “dangerous.” Senator Reid is wrong. It is the House and Senate climate and renewable energy bills that are dangerous. Fortunately, the recent elections and the ongoing dissension at the […]

  • What the green movement got wrong

    British documentary exposes green “misanthropy, exaggeration and damage” Britain’s Channel 4’s What the Green Movement Got Wrong features former green campaigners explaining how radical ideology warped environmentalism, preventing it from conserving nature and causing unintended harm.  Channel 4’s decision to air this documentary is the latest evidence that the media is finally moving away from […]

  • Greens realize worth of nuclear energy and GM foods

    The Daily Telegraph reports that green campaigners are abandoning old prejudices and embracing nuclear energy and genetically modified foods. The activists now say that by opposing nuclear power they encouraged the use of polluting coal-fired power stations, while by protesting against GM crops they prevented developing countries from benefiting from a technology that could have […]

  • Lord Monckton Responds to Prof. Abraham

    Many readers of this site have been following the controversy caused when Prof. John Abraham of the University of St. Thomas posted a lengthy video critique of a speech delivered by CFACT Advisor, Lord Christopher Monckton last October in St. Paul Minnesota. Here is Lord Monckton’s freshly issued, detailed written response to Prof. Abraham in […]

  • U.K. wind farms paid not to produce

    Wind corporations paid not to generate electricity when a strong wind blows The Daily Telegraph reports that thousands of pounds per day will be paid to compensate the wind  industry when the British national grid can not use the power.   The intermittent nature of wind power requires traditional efficient power generation to remain the mainstay […]

  • Climate: The Extremists Join the Debate at Last!

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    ONE of the numerous propaganda artifices deployed by the now-retreating climate-extremist movement has been the careful avoidance of any debate with anyone on the skeptical side of the case who happens to know anything about climate science or economics. As the extremists lose the argument and become more desperate, that is changing. John Abraham, a […]

  • Global Warming Out Debated

    Oxford Union Chooses Economic Growth Over Climate Change

    Debate Win for CFACT Advisor Lord Christopher Monckton

    Last week the Oxford Union, one of the world’s premier debate societies, chose economic growth over climate change by a vote of 133-110.  The vote by students at an elite U.K. university illustrates the continued shift of  public support away from the global warming scare.

    The proponents of global warming policy always seem to lose whenever they encounter a fair forum where both sides receive equal time.  Key warmists such as Nobel Laureate Al Gore and the IPCC’s Rajendra Pachauri avoid debate at all costs.   Lord Monckton has repeatedly offered to debate Mr. Gore.  Mr. Gore if you truly want us all to agree to massive restrictions to our freedom and a lower standard of living it’s time you step up and debate.

  • Mother Earth sells carbon indulgences in Chicago

    ROGER HELMER, MEP

    Rather to my surprise, I bumped into Mother Earth at the Heartland Climate Conference in Chicago (May 17th).  There she was, large as life, in her green gown with a wreath of ivy in her hair (when I first saw the green gown I feared she might be a Warmist saboteur who had slipped past Security, but my worries were unfounded).  And she was selling (or strictly speaking, giving out) Carbon Indulgences (that’s the white rectangle in the photograph).  Fascinated, I read the text:

    “This indulgence serves as a remittance of all carbon sins.  You are forgiven for *** Flying in airplanes *** Driving in cars *** Using electrical kit *** Taking hot showers *** Exhaling CO2 *** making things in factories *** Growing food with tractors *** Eating meat *** Running aircon *** Attending international Conferences”.

  • Lord Monckton Testifies Before Congress

    May 6, 2010

    The Select Committee, in its letter inviting testimony for the present hearing, cites various scientific bodies as having concluded that
    1. The global climate has warmed;
    2. Human activities account for most of the warming since the mid-20th century;
    3. Climate change is already causing a broad range of impacts in the United States;
    4. The impacts of climate change are expected to grow in the coming decades.

    The first statement requires heavy qualification and, since the second is wrong, the third and fourth are without foundation and must fall. The Select Committee has requested answers to the following questions:

  • Telegraph – “Climate Change: Always Room for Doubt”

    Another major daily breaks from climate change orthodoxy The Daily Telegraph editorializes today that CRU scientists got off too “lightly” in the review of their role in the Climategate scandal.  Like Der Spiegel before it, the Telegraph is rediscovering that every debate has two sides.  The voices of the climate realists are penetrating the climate […]

  • BBC Reports: No Warming for Eleven Years

    Solar horizonFair reporting from the BBC?

    Scientific evidence continues to mount against the IPCC’s climate report, however, the media establishment usually ignores it.  What a surprise to read from the BBC that, “for the last 11 years we have not observed any increase in global temperatures.  And our climate models did not forecast it, even though man-made carbon dioxide, the gas thought to be responsible for warming our planet, has continued to rise.”