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He is a qualified engineer and a graduate of the History and Philosophy of Science. He is interested in finding out how the solar system works and how Earth is affected by changes in it. He says: "Some people don’t like the implications of my research or my blogging about them and one night in December 2011 the Climate Cops turned up at my door with a warrant to impound my computers. Prof. Michael Mann and Dr Greg Laden told everyone I am a criminal cyberthief involved in hacking the Climate Research Unit emails."

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Tallbloke's Talkshop: Poland ready for EU climate showdown over coal use

Poland doesn’t plan to undermine its economy to please the EU or anyone else with an agenda. The report notes: ‘Ironically, next year’s climate conference will be held in the southern Polish city of Katowice – the centre of the coal-producing Silesia region’. Maybe the local miners would like to pay them a visit ????

2017-11-17 16:08   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Germany’s ‘Energiewende has made things worse for climate’ says report

Debatable claim in the headline, but the German ‘energy transition’ has certainly hurt electricity consumers as prices have shot up in the last decade, with fortunes being wasted on vain attempts to tweak the climate system. As Bonn this week hosts the COP23 climate talks, a new report claims that Germany’s Energiewende programme “has made

2017-11-17 09:36   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Haze keeps Pluto cool by kicking heat out to space, say scientists

Uncertainty abounds here. Scientists expected –173° Celsius but ‘the probe found temperatures closer to –203° — with no obvious explanation.’ Perhaps there is a place where enlightenment could be found, if they cared to look. Meanwhile the ‘gas only’ theory is under pressure [sic] again, as Pluto’s atmosphere apparently defies expectations. Pluto may be the

2017-11-15 19:20   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Renewables to make up half the UK’s power supply

When they say ‘flexible power sources’ they mean the ones that are needed when unreliable renewables have largely gone to sleep, for example at night or when it’s not windy. The costs of running such a dual system or the consequences of power shortages, especially in winter, are not mentioned, although they admit that there

2017-11-15 12:38   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Nils-Axel Morner: Open letter to the COP23 President

Open Letter to Honorable Prime Minister of Fiji and President of COP23 Frank Bainimarama Mr. President, The community assembled at the COP23 meeting in Bonn badly wants temperature to rise according to models proposed (but never verified, rather seriously contradicted) and sea level changes that may pose serious flooding threats to low lying coasts provided

2017-11-14 15:41   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Electricity is “the new oil” says IEA

This overlooks the fact that ‘the majority of petroleum is converted to petroleum products, which includes several classes of fuels’. It also includes ‘conventional fertilizers [which] are commonly derived from petroleum. In fact, a single 40-pound bag contains the equivalent of 2.5 gallons of gasoline.’ Electricity is only a manufactured power source, as far as

2017-11-14 13:30   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: BBC Forced To Withdraw Fake Sea Level Claims

Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? http://www.bbc.co.uk/complaints/comp-reports/ecu/theworldatone270317 ? Readers may recall an item on the BBC World at One back in March about rising sea levels in Florida, when their correspondent claimed that: 1) Rising seas and flooding are turning Miami Beach into a modern day Atlantis,…

2017-11-14 11:00   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: US to promote ‘universal access’ to fossil fuels at climate talks

Needless to say this will go down like a lead balloon with climate obsessives, but that’s their problem. How many of them live in parts of the world where electricity and other types of power are in short supply? President Donald Trump’s administration has envoys at the UN-sponsored talks in Bonn, Germany, even though the

2017-11-12 22:18   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Why the wiggle in a crowd’s walk can put a wobble in a bridge

Researchers now believe ‘that the synchrony of the crowd might not be a root cause but instead acts as a feedback effect that amplifies pre-existing small-scale wobbles’, but leave open the question of how or why the swaying starts. So to date any such resonance seems to be largely a matter of luck – or

2017-11-12 11:13   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Skeptics cheer U.S. exit from Paris pact at UN climate summit in Germany 

This alternative to man-made climate doom and gloom has been held to counter the contrived scares of much of the media and the IPCC propaganda machine, which likes to claim the CO2 tail is somehow wagging the climate dog. Dusseldorf, Germany — Global warming skeptics have descended upon the UN climate summit in Germany this

2017-11-11 16:51   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: The True Cost Of The Climate Change Act

Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? http://budgetresponsibility.org.uk/efo/economic-fiscal-outlook-march-2017/ ? ? According to the Office for Budget Responsibility, the cost of Environmental Levies and the RHI scheme, (all a consequence of the Climate Change Act), will have risen to £13.5bn by 2021/22. All of this cost is borne by…

2017-11-11 08:47   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Trump’s State Dept spokesman blasts Syria’s Paris deal in epic fashion 

Something for the latest festival of climate obsessives to ponder as Syria gets called out in no uncertain terms. The Department of State issued a withering and blunt critique Wednesday of Syria’s decision to join the Paris agreement more than a year after its initial draft, reports the Daily Caller. “If the government of Syria

2017-11-10 16:55   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: France delays reduction of nuclear power

There are artificial self-imposed targets, plans and even laws – and then there’s reality, if ‘keeping the lights on’ is a priority. Scrapping nuclear capacity implies either having something convincing to replace it with, or risking the wrath of the voters if/when things start to go wrong. The French environment minister Nicolas Hulot says the

2017-11-09 14:13   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Black Sea water temperatures may buck global trend

Maybe that should say ‘alleged global trend’? We learn that ‘The results of the simulation…came as a surprise to scientists who were expecting to see at least some warming trend between 1960 and 2015.’ Using a model developed at the JRC, scientists have successfully simulated the Black Sea’s long term currents, salt water content and

2017-11-09 10:34   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: The Murmansk wind park that collapsed

Too much wind for these wind turbines near the north Russian coast to cope with. The solar panels at the same site also face technical problems. Back to diesel again. It was an innovative project which was to power several local villages with green energy. Two years after it opened, the strong Arctic winds have

2017-11-08 23:02   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: We should use central pressure deficit, not wind speed, to predict hurricane damage

This is supported by Hurricanes – Science and Society, which says: ‘It is well accepted that the most influential factor in storm surge generation is the central pressure deficit, which controls the intensity of a hurricane, i.e. wind velocity and stress over the ocean surface and inverse barometric effects.’ The system for categorizing hurricanes accounts

2017-11-08 15:47   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Wind turbine breaks apart at Australia Antarctic base

Flying turbines ahoy! Fossil fuel to the rescue as usual. The blades of a wind turbine at an Australian Antarctic base broke off and narrowly missed a storage building as they crashed to the ground, reports Phys.org, forcing the icy outpost to switch to backup power. The head of the turbine, one of two at

2017-11-08 10:07   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Prince Charles under fire over climate lobbying motives

The BBC’s Paradise Papers reporters say ‘Prince Charles lobbied on climate policy after shares purchase.’ Time for a spot of ‘denial‘ perhaps? Private estate had secret interest in offshore firm that would benefit from rule change, leaked documents show. Prince Charles campaigned to alter climate-change agreements without disclosing his private estate had an offshore financial…

2017-11-07 18:49   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: UN’s latest climate summit will rack up a massive CO2 footprint

Another example of how the ‘climate industry’ is out of control. 25,000 attendees sounds more like a sports event. The thousands who flocked to Germany for the United Nations climate summit will end up, rather ironically, emitting thousands of tons of the very greenhouse gases attendees want to regulate. The U.N. admits the “lion’s share

2017-11-07 10:05   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Scientists and media continue to spread misinformation about polar bears & walrus

Originally posted on polarbearscience: “Lies” might be a better word to characterize the misinformation that scientists and the media have been busy spreading to the public over the last few weeks. The information is either known to be false (by scientists whose job it is to relay facts honestly) or is easily shown to be false…

2017-11-06 11:00   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: The UN admits that the Paris climate deal is hot air

Political posing in Paris was pointless propaganda about planet preservation, as this GWPF report shows. Obsessing about carbon dioxide is futile, but no doubt lucrative for a few. Here’s a United Nations climate report that environmentalists probably don’t want anybody to read. It says that even if every country abides by the grand promises they

2017-11-05 11:04   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Will climate change controversy bring down Angela Merkel?

Ideology versus reality? Obsessing over climate looks to have created a mission impossible unless somebody backs down in the German coalition talks. Bizarre that running a country of over 80 million people seems to rest on this one sticking point: how to put the ‘coal’ in coalition. When it comes to climate change, there are

2017-11-04 10:12   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Suppressing Climate

Originally posted on Science Matters: The above video is how I first heard of PragerU.  Now the nonprofit organization is suing Google and Youtube for their ideological bias in suppressing Prager’s videos. PragerU Sues YouTube For Discriminating Against Conservative Videos is an article by Ben Weingarten at The Federalist.  Excerpts below with my bolds. Those…

2017-11-03 22:38   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Warm air helped make 2017 ozone hole smallest since 1988

Whether this tells us anything about long-term climate trends is not clear, but worth a mention anyway. The report from Phys.org states: ‘Scientists said the smaller ozone hole extent in 2016 and 2017 is due to natural variability and not a signal of rapid healing’. Measurements from satellites this year showed the hole in Earth’s

2017-11-02 20:47   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Stanford Prof sues scientists who criticized him – demands $10M

Originally posted on Climate Etc.: by Judith Curry Mannian litigation gone wild. — Steve McIntyre Details given by Michael Schellenberger in Environmental Progress: Stanford University professor Mark Z. Jacobson has filed a lawsuit, demanding $10 million in damages, against the peer-reviewed scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) [link to published paper]…

2017-11-02 10:09   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Energy customers foot the bill for failed climate policy 

Not only do we have a bad policy, we have a badly implemented bad policy, as the GWPF explains. Dr John Constable, GWPF’s Energy Editor, contributed a “Thunderer” column to The Times on the 27th of October 2017 commenting on Professor Helm’s recent study for the UK government on the cost of energy (“Energy customers foot

2017-11-01 09:56   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: German wind farms to be terminated as subsidies run out 

The short working life of wind turbines compared to power stations, plus their lack of commercial viability, will likely put the brakes on German renewables expansion according to this GWPF report. Where do used wind farms go to die? Wind power is the most important component of Germany’s green energy transition. The end of subsidies

2017-10-31 11:11   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Juno finds that Jupiter’s gravitational field is “askew” 

There’s nothing like observation for contradicting, or supporting, theory and the Juno probe has already upset a few ideas that scientists had about Jupiter. Since it established orbit around Jupiter in July of 2016, the Juno mission has been sending back vital information about the gas giant’s atmosphere, magnetic field and weather patterns, as Universe

2017-10-30 10:25   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Did a space storm contribute to Auckland’s fuel crisis? 

The technical term for the alleged problem seems to be stray current corrosion. However in the reported incident the pipeline itself may or may not have been partly to blame, as it was ‘finally damaged by a digger’. Scientists say the sun may be corroding New Zealand’s pipelines, and might have played a role in

2017-10-29 18:10   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: The Great Cnuts of Climate

Originally posted on MalagaBay: According to the history books Cnut the Great became King of England in 1016 AD. Cnut the Great (c. 995 – 1035), also known as Canute – whose father was Sweyn Forkbeard (which gave him the patronym Sweynsson, Old Norse: Sveinsson) – was King of Denmark, England and Norway; together often…

2017-10-29 14:37   Click to comment


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