Owen Paterson’s global warming speech

I read Owen’s speech and attended the dinner to discuss how we should carry work forward on new measures to give us cheaper energy in the UK. He made some important points in his remarks. He did not doubt the science of greenhouse gases, but did ask why climate models have failed to predict...

Waning interest in global warming by world leaders

The UN’s summit on global warming, where they hoped to sign world leaders up to more green measures to combat carbon dioxide, is not proving to be a popular affair. The USA, China, ¬†Canada, Australia, Japan and Russia want no part in more targets to cut carbon dioxide. China’s President, Xi Jinping has more...

What can we learn from the science on global warming?

  Over the last two days we have examined the rift between sceptical scientists on global warming, and the scientific establishment. The sceptics point out that observed data is more complex than the simple theory that increasing human CO2 will always produce rising temperatures would suggest. Climate models have been wrong in the past,...

Debating global warming

  On Tuesday David TC Davies held a debate on global warming and government policy in Westminster Hall.¬† A DECC Minister replied. It was well attended for a debate in Westminster Hall, as an increasing number of MPs are concerned about the impact of dear energy on household budgets, industrial development and our economy...

The Chinese publish materials on global warming

  ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† China, the USA, Japan, Russia, Canada, India and Brazil refused to sign up to new Kyoto style targets or to join a new Treaty about global warming. It has left the Europeans rather isolated on this issue. Now China is to publish a Chinese translation¬†of large amounts of peer reviewed research which...

Little support for extension of Kyoto to combat Global Warming

  ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† One figure stared out of Mr Davey’s Statement about the Doha Climate Change Conference. He reported that the “countries taking part in the second Kyoto period (2013 to 2020) account only for around 14% of world emissions (of CO2) – by 2020 this could be less than 10% of global emissions”. ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†...

The BBC in overdrive for global warming theory and the EU

They just cannot leave it alone. Yesterday morning on Radio 4 the early religious slot was taken by Alison Twaddle. She did an uncritical advert for global warming theory, with of course no balance or questions allowed. She told us that the Wiiunlocker.com – Guide To Unlock The Nintendo Wii *hot Niche latest US...

Public sector pay – a freeze with some global warming attached.

  ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† When the government announced its two year pay freeze I asked some questions and pointed out that different departments had different ideas about what constituted a pay freeze. Whilst some thought it meant not paying individuals more, others thought individuals could still move up within grades and receive seniority or performance related...

Global Warming policies and industry

¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Mr Huhne has brought out a publication entitled¬† “Carbon Plan”. In it he says: “Climate change is one of the greatest threats to both UK and global security and prosperity…..without action to curb emissions there is a very high risk of global warming well beyond 2 degress relative to pre-industrial times.” This...

Cold winters amidst global warming

             Mr Hammond the Transport Secretary has asked for advice on whether with all this global warming we are told about we should expect more regular colder winters. So far since global warming was declared proven we have had a run of colder winters and wetter and cooler summers. At the same time...