Site: Bishop Hill

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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: Biofuels in the 2050 calculator

I've been playing about with DECC's 2050 calculator and I wondered if BH readers (if any of you are still popping by) to take a look at something.

I'm interested in how it handles bioenergy. Here's how the relevant help screen describes the process.

In 2007, the UK used 4000 km2 of land to grow energy crops, which is less than 2% of the country. For comparison, 174 000 km2 of land was used for…

2017-09-14 11:07   Click to comment

Bishop Hill: Climate Politics as Manichean Paranoia by Roger Pielke Jr

Last night Roger Peilke Jr gave a superb talk, hosted by The Global Warming Policy Foundation, on Climate change politics. It was timely, challenging and positive. I will post the video links when they are available but you can read a Twitter version of the talk here. My cartoon notes are below and click the image for a larger version.

The GWPF video of the talk

Posted by Josh

Cartoons by Josh

2017-07-21 12:26   Click to comment

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


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