Ban all cars from EU cities? End affordable flights?

The Telegraph reports on an EU plan to ban all gas and diesel vehicles from EU cities and end discount air travel all in the name of global warming. Siim Kallas, the EU transport commission, insisted that Brussels directives and new taxation of fuel would be used to force people out of their cars and onto "alternative" means of transport. "That means no more conventionally fuelled cars in our city centres," he said. "Action will follow, legislation, real action to change behaviour." READ MORE AT DAILY TELEGRAPH

By |2011-03-29T00:47:48-05:00March 29th, 2011|CFACT Europe|Comments Off on Ban all cars from EU cities? End affordable flights?

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 very different system in 2020, 2030,” he told BBC’s Radio 4. “We keep thinking that we want it to be there and provide power when we need it. It’s going to be much smarter than that. “We are going to change our own behaviour and consume [...]

By |2011-03-08T04:55:53-05:00March 8th, 2011|CFACT Europe|Comments Off on No more reliable power grid for the UK?

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 mild now proves the theory of global warming, any violence, even by a deranged killer on a crazed mission of his own, now justifies stifling the debate over climate. CFACT responded to the The Guardian and told them: Attempts to use the tragic AZ [...]

By |2012-09-19T12:13:54-05:00January 11th, 2011|CFACT Europe|Comments Off on Guardian exploits AZ shooting, calls climate realists “Nazis”

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 [...]

By |2012-10-19T17:52:33-05:00January 8th, 2011|CFACT Europe|Comments Off on A step-change in Earth’s climate outlook?

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 flow of milder air from the west and instead forcing colder air from the north down across the UK. Once again if it's hot it's warming and if it's cold it's nature. Attention: climate campaigners, carbon profiteers & leftists -- repeat after us: "Extreme weather is [...]

By |2012-09-19T12:13:55-05:00December 22nd, 2010|CFACT Europe|Comments Off on Extreme weather is natural

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 trot in the Northern hemisphere; more people dying in one three-day cold snap in little England in 2002 than Oxfam pretends died of ‘global warming’ worldwide throughout 2010; where’s your perspective, man?" Perspective, the Olympian capacity to see events as they affect not just [...]

By |2012-09-19T12:13:55-05:00December 19th, 2010|CFACT Europe|Comments Off on The climate bugaboo is the strangest intellectual aberration of our age

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 coldest winter in 100 years and set to blow well into 2011, it is already raising some very interesting questions about the new ideological split we are witnessing throughout society in the much-elebrated green debate. Tonight Britain braces itself for a further 10 inches of snow and more sub-zero temperatures to come- with [...]

By |2012-09-19T12:13:55-05:00December 18th, 2010|CFACT Europe|Comments Off on 2010: Another record breaking winter. So what happened to global warming?

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 Cancun climate summit could bode ill for carbon trading, any successor to Kyoto – and renewable energy standards. Carbon trading is wrong on so many levels. First, there is a growing realization that the small changes we are seeing in Earth’s climate are entirely consistent with [...]

By |2012-09-19T12:18:59-05:00December 7th, 2010|CFACT Europe|Comments Off on Memo to America: Don’t do carbon trading!

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 mindlessly repeating radical green claims and at last permitting critical evaluation. Former hippy Greens, directors of Greenpeace, the chairmen of the Copenhagen Climate Council and the like, queued up to admit error. Their reasons for doing so were interesting. None of them repudiated all their previous [...]

By |2010-11-10T10:18:44-05:00November 10th, 2010|CFACT Europe|Comments Off on What the green movement got wrong

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 helped feed the hungry. READ MORE FROM DAILY TELEGRAPH

By |2012-09-19T17:12:57-05:00November 2nd, 2010|CFACT Europe|Comments Off on Greens realize worth of nuclear energy and GM foods

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 PDF form. When we watched Prof. Abraham's video we were mainly struck by Prof. Abraham's making much of Lord Monckton not always labeling his graphs with their source.  This was not a valid critique.  Lord Monckton was doing a power point presentation in which time or [...]

By |2010-07-15T17:26:38-05:00July 15th, 2010|CFACT Europe|Comments Off on Lord Monckton Responds to Prof. Abraham

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 of British power generation when the wind is light or not blowing at all resulting in too much power when the wind decides to blow.  Simply not accepting the unneeded power would cost wind investors to lose their subsidies.   We can't imagine them welcoming that. A [...]

By |2012-09-19T23:07:21-05:00June 20th, 2010|CFACT Europe|Comments Off on U.K. wind farms paid not to produce

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.   [...]

By |2012-10-23T09:12:30-05:00May 28th, 2010|CFACT Europe|Comments Off on Global Warming Out Debated

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 [...]

By |2010-05-20T17:56:34-05:00May 20th, 2010|CFACT Europe, Conferences|1 Comment