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Bishop Hill is the website of Andrew Montford - author, pamphleteer, and one of the UK's best-known critics of the so-called global warming consensus. He has appeared many times on radio and TV and has written for publications as diverse as the National Post and the Times Higher Educational Supplement.

A native of Surrey, he has lived for more than twenty years in Scotland.

Recent Articles

Bishop Hill: A very bad boy

It seems that Lord Stern is a very bad boy.

Very bad indeed.

Take a look at this.

2017-05-26 08:30   Click to comment

Bishop Hill: Spirit of inquiry

I've been taking a look at the BEIS committee's report on the effects of Brexit on climate and energy policy, and in particular the section on investor confidence, which struck me as likely to be the most interesting. The section opens thus.

The decision to leave the EU should not distract from the Government’s policies to provide secure and affordable energy supply and to seek ambitious plans…

2017-05-09 09:23   Click to comment

Bishop Hill: Slay The Dragon - Josh 390

Theresa May is fun to draw and it looks like she might have a bigger battle on her hands in the coming years if she wins the one on 8th June.

If you are reading Yanis Varoufakis terrifying new book "Adults In The Room" then you will understand why I have drawn the EU as a dragon. The book is reviewed by The Guardian here.

Cartoons by Josh

2017-05-08 17:50   Click to comment

Bishop Hill: Chris Essex at GWPF - cartoon notes

Chris Essex was at GWPF last night to lecture on "The Great Climate Change Fervour". Josh sends his cartoon notes.

2017-05-03 13:47   Click to comment

Bishop Hill: Thanks

Thanks to everyone who has sent good wishes for my new role at GWPF, or passed them on in person at Chris Essex's lecture last night.

Who knows, maybe I'll even write something from time to time...

2017-05-03 13:04   Click to comment

Bishop Hill: TailGate - Josh 389

Sir David King admits they got it wrong in another example of how the green blob trashes the planet while pretending to save it.

2017-04-05 15:00   Click to comment

Bishop Hill: Dr Mann in the dock - Josh 388

On this historic Brexit day the fun has not been confined to this continent. Over in the US they have had a 'hearing' on Climate Science with three of the world's most eminent climate scientists. Michael Mann was there too.

2017-03-29 19:28   Click to comment

Bishop Hill: Petition to the President

Guest Post by David Holland

Dick Lindzen has sent to President Trump a letter and petition signed by some 300 scientists and experts (H/T Anthony Watts). The petition is for the US to withdraw from the UNFCCC. I had some difficulty accessing it but eventually located a pdf of the letter and the petition itself here.

I'm sure Dick speaks for many BH readers as well some of our MPs. Even at the…

2017-02-27 13:19   Click to comment

Bishop Hill: ClimateGate 2.0?

Just about everywhere.

Story at Judy Curry's, Mail on Sunday, GWPF, WUWT,and Twitter of course.

Cartoons by Josh

2017-02-06 14:46   Click to comment

Bishop Hill: Myron Ebell in transit - Cartoon notes by Josh

Myron Ebell, who led President Trump's transition team for the Environmental Protection Agency, gave a fascinating talk at the House of Commons today on Trump's approach to environmental policy.

There are plenty of stories in the media (Guardian, Daily Mail and Independent, for example) from the press conference held earlier in the day and he covered similar ground in the HoC talk. Here are…

2017-01-30 21:23   Click to comment

Bishop Hill: Breaking with Jim and Dan - Josh 387

"Alternative facts" are the new thing.

2017-01-25 15:57   Click to comment

Bishop Hill: A sin of omission

The BBC was worried about primates this morning. Apparently loss of forest habitat means that our hairy cousins are facing the threat of extinction. Professor Jo Setchell is quoted in the piece as the woman with the answer though:

"...don't buy tropical timber, don't eat palm oil"

But burning palm oil to create energy seems to be fine with the good professor (and presumably the BBC's…

2017-01-19 09:27   Click to comment

Bishop Hill: The Crisis of Germany's 'Energiewende' - Cartoon notes by Josh

Last night Professor Fritz Vahrenholt gave a hugely interesting talk on Germany's experiment with renewable energy. I will add a link to the talk when it is posted up by the GWPF, who sponsored the event. In the meantime here are some cartoon notes.

2017-01-18 10:52   Click to comment

Bishop Hill: Peter Melchett's potty time

This is a guest post by Charlie Flindt.

I can’t see what all the fuss is about; I loved 2016. The Left spent much of the year deafening us with its whining, and flooding us with its bitter tears, the Brexit vote has done marvels for my farm's bank balance after a mediocre but easy harvest, and, best of all, the Soil Association has gone completely potty.

We conventional farmers have always…

2017-01-09 16:38   Click to comment

Bishop Hill: WWF on human rights abuse charges

The charity Survival International is reporting that the OECD is going to investigate allegations that WWF has been funding human rights abuses in Cameroon.

Survival submitted the complaint in February 2016, citing numerous examples of violent abuse and harassment against Baka “Pygmies” in Cameroon by WWF-funded anti-poaching squads. Survival also alleges that WWF failed to seek communities’…

2017-01-05 09:33   Click to comment

Bishop Hill: FoE in full flight

The Advertising Standards Authority has been conducting an investigation into Friends of the Earth's wild stories about unconventional oil and gas in recent weeks. Today it was announced that our green friends have decided that a hasty retreat is in order. Rather than fighting the allegations against them they have decided to promise to stop telling said porkie pies rather than wait for an…

2017-01-04 09:22   Click to comment

Bishop Hill: Use and abuse of climate simulations

Some of you may be interested in Gavin's Schmidt's forthcoming talk at Exeter University. It's hard to deny his expertise in the area.

Climate change is now a constant presence in the media with many stories about the latest records in global heat, Arctic ice loss, sea level rise, or the potential for changes in extreme weather. But many people still have questions about how scientists study…

2016-12-12 21:09   Click to comment

Bishop Hill: Decorative diesel

From the Guardian

South Pacific island ditches fossil fuels to run entirely on solar power

Using more than 5,000 solar panels and 60 Tesla power packs the tiny island of Ta’u in American Samoa is now entirely self-sufficient for its electricity supply – though the process of converting has been tough and pitted with delays.

From the website of the government of American Samoa

The project…

2016-11-28 15:24   Click to comment

Bishop Hill: Trumped - Josh 386

He did it. I am not sure how but he did. What a year.

Cartoons by Josh

2016-11-09 11:59   Click to comment

Bishop Hill: Cartoons by Josh Calendar 2017

It’s been another hilarious year and the Cartoons by Josh Calendar is just the way to remember throughout 2017.

You can pre-order the Calendar here.

The calendar will be printed after 8th November and pre-order deliveries will be made the week of the 21st November.

As a special offer I am including a second calendar for half price for all orders before the 8th November.

2016-11-02 10:04   Click to comment

Bishop Hill: And if you don't want to know the result - Josh 385

The 2016 US Presidential election - what can one say?

Cartoons by Josh

2016-10-31 10:22   Click to comment

Bishop Hill: Madhouse Mann - Josh 384

Michael Mann has a book out called "The Madhouse Effect' with cartoons by Tom Toles.

2016-10-28 12:05   Click to comment

Bishop Hill: Bulldog Bob

To tell the truth, there has been very little that has piqued my interest in the climate scene since my long break began all those months ago.

But my goodness, David Rose's splash in the Mail on Sunday over the weekend was something else wasn't it? Those paragons of virtue at Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, overseen by our old friends Nick and Bob, have been, well, nicking…

2016-10-24 16:37   Click to comment

Bishop Hill: GWPF Annual Lecture 2016 - Cartoon notes by Josh

Last night Matt Ridley gave an excellent lecture titled 'Global warming vs global greening'. You can read the text and slides here.

Cartoons by Josh

2016-10-18 11:12   Click to comment

Bishop Hill: Playing the fool - Josh 383

Actor and activist Leo DiCaprio:

“If you do not believe in climate change, you do not believe in facts, or in science or empirical truths and therefore, in my humble opinion, should not be allowed to hold public office,” he said. The irony is that DiCaprio has come under fire for taking private jets around the world and renting out superyachts for lavish parties — that’s a big carbon…

2016-10-06 09:16   Click to comment

Bishop Hill: Dark down under - Josh 382

In the news this week:

A dramatic, sudden loss of wind power generation was the root cause of South Australia’s state wide blackout last week.

Read about it at The Global Warming Policy Forum

Cartoons by Josh

2016-10-05 14:16   Click to comment

Bishop Hill: Clexit - Josh 381

At 'The London Confrence' there was also discussion about 'Clexit' - like Brexit but a 'Climate Exit' - a new initiative by Viv Forbes - read about it here. I drew some cartoon notes along with those below but thought it was worth its own post.

2016-09-11 14:56   Click to comment

Bishop Hill: The London Conference - Josh 380

You might have read about 'The London Conference on Climate Change: Science and Geoethics' organised by Nils-Axel Mörner. It was two days of scientific presentations and discussions. I managed to be there for around half of the talks, which were fascinating although sometimes quite technical, and drew some cartoon notes...

2016-09-11 14:32   Click to comment

Bishop Hill: No room for St Jeremy - Josh 379

Another completely off topic Corbyn cartoon - he is a bit of a gift really and I couldn't resist.

H/t to Marcus Leroux and The BBC

Cartoons by Josh

2016-08-24 16:18   Click to comment

Bishop Hill: 'Tiny the Turbine'

It might not look like it has been a busy summer but I've been beavering away on a follow up to the Subisdy Sam story produced earlier in the year. Today we are launching 'Tiny the Turbine' written by Lyndsey Ward and illustrated by me.

Lyndsey writes:

Tiny the Turbine is a story that really is for children. Following Subsidy Sam’s release it was clear that there was a need for something that…

2016-08-20 16:57   Click to comment


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