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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: Do You Live on the Coast of California? They’re Coming for You!

Originally posted on American Elephants: The California Coastal Commission is set to empower local governments to pursue eminent domain to take 1,100 miles of coastline in order to prepare for sea level rise. Local jurisdictions will implement a “managed retreat” policy that will allow taking and demolishing coastal homes and businesses. This will allow communities…

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Tallbloke's Talkshop: PG&E’s bankruptcy could slow California’s fight against climate change, says the LA Times

Well, they would say that as firm believers in the man-made climate change scare, which they blame for anything bad that’s related to the weather, and talk up the need to ‘fight’ it. But what happens if or when the money dries up? California is counting on PG&E to keep investing in clean energy to […]

2019-01-16 10:44   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: UK: £1bn subsidies given to firms for burning wood could be scrapped

Such massive subsidies probably couldn’t suddenly disappear, but might be scaled back or even phased out. Contrary to the report, carbon dioxide contributes nothing to air pollution.. Controversial subsidies for burning wood in power stations could be scrapped in the drive to clean up Britain’s air. Firms across the UK that burn wood pellets currently […]

2019-01-15 13:08   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: These Exoplanets Are Forever Half Dark and Covered in Clouds 

But they seem to have something in common that scientists were not expecting: their nightside temperature. New research shows how the nightside of all hot Jupiters is covered in clouds, reports Discover Magazine. Cloudy Hot Jupiters “Hot Jupiters” exoplanets that resemble our own Jupiter, except for being, well, hot, have another side to them. We […]

2019-01-14 19:17   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: New GWPF Paper Shows Hurricanes Are Not Getting Worse

Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? ? I am pleased to report that the GWPF have now published my latest paper on hurricane trends. It demonstrates that, contrary to popular myth, hurricanes are not getting more frequent or more powerful. The paper is based throughout on…

2019-01-14 18:22   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Geoscientists reconstruct ‘eye-opening’ 900-year Northeast climate record

This supports the idea that temperature cycles in the region of 60 years are very likely a common feature of Earth’s climate. Deploying a new technique for the first time in the region, geoscientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have reconstructed the longest and highest-resolution climate record for the Northeastern United States, which reveals […]

2019-01-13 16:40   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Hitachi ‘to pull the plug’ on Anglesey’s Wylfa Newydd nuclear power project next week

Nuclear projects seem recently to have become an endangered species in the UK. The future of the planned Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station on Anglesey is shrouded in uncertainty after Hitachi responded to a report that construction would be suspended by saying that “no formal decision” had been taken. The Nikkei Asian Review reported that […]

2019-01-12 16:56   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: More winter storms sweep across southern Germany and Austria

They’re now reporting ‘the heaviest snowfalls in 20 years’ as the weather chaos continues. The sheer weight of snow is a big problem. Greece and Turkey have also been badly hit. Meters more snow are forecast to fall on southern Germany and Austria over the next week, says A child hit by a tree […]

2019-01-11 11:46   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Giant pattern discovered in the clouds of planet Venus

The researchers say the key to this is a phenomenon closely connected to Earth’s polar jet streams. A Japanese research group has identified a giant streak structure among the clouds covering planet Venus based on observation from the spacecraft Akatsuki, reports The team also revealed the origins of this structure using large-scale climate simulations. […]

2019-01-11 09:58   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Earth’s magnetic field is acting up and geologists don’t know why

At last – something that can’t be blamed on Brexit! Just joking of course, and wandering poles can be a serious matter for navigators. Erratic motion of north magnetic pole forces experts to update model that aids global navigation. – – – Something strange is going on at the top of the world, a Nature […]

2019-01-10 19:31   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: New Report: UK Consumers ‘Grossly Overpaying’ For Electricity

London 10 January: A new report from the Global Warming Policy Foundation finds that UK consumers are paying far too much for the emissions reductions delivered by renewable energy. The report, by Dr Capell Aris, is the result of extensive energy system modelling, and reports the costs, greenhouse gas emissions and grid security delivered by the current grid […]

2019-01-10 13:02   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Barking mad: Will insect-eating dogs help climate change?

This is too silly for words of course, and we only post it to show how far climate brainwashers are willing to go to promote their phoney aganda. The story was featured on BBC radio’s morning news. A pet food manufacturer says switching to a dog food made of soldier flies will protect the environment, […]

2019-01-10 09:05   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Study suggests solar energy a good option for mountainous Swiss regions

We *suggest* the researchers are being wildly over-optimistic here. Snow landing on solar panels and ruining their effectiveness seems like an obvious hazard, for example. Other practical difficulties in mountainous environments are not hard to imagine either. A trio of researchers at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne has found that solar panels could provide a […]

2019-01-09 17:15   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: El Niño latest: not much going on

The necessary ocean-atmosphere coupling needed for El Niño to develop has not been observed so far, despite earlier favourable predictions. ENSO-neutral conditions are present, says NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center [pdf]. Equatorial sea surface temperatures (SSTs) are above average across most of the Pacific Ocean. The patterns of convection and winds are mostly near average over […]

2019-01-09 13:43   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Oil exploration in North Sea ‘to bounce back’ in coming year

Demand for oil shows no signs of fading away any time soon, despite the negativity from climate obsessives. Oil exploration in the North Sea is expected to begin a bounce back over the coming year, according to analysts Wood Mackenzie. Drilling in the UK sector in 2018 was at its lowest level since the 1960s, […]

2019-01-08 13:53   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Deadly snowfall wreaks havoc across Europe

It seems that rumours of the end of snowy European winters have been greatly exaggerated. Countries as far south as Greece have been badly affected. Winter storms have killed several people across Europe, including in Germany, reports While conditions have improved in some parts, meteorologists predict it’s just the calm before the next storm. […]

2019-01-08 10:09   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Lee Harding: Climate conformity may well bury the truth 

Stirring up hysteria and issuing threats are well-known tactics of dictators hoping to suppress and discourage clear thinking. H/T The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) Some climate change alarmists have become the Roman Inquisition of the 21st century. Once again, the Earth is put at the centre of everything, with other issues such as free speech, […]

2019-01-08 09:30   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Germany’s Renewable Energy Fail: German CO2 Emissions 10 Times Higher than Nuclear-Powered France

Originally posted on STOP THESE THINGS: The meme has it that wind and solar are all about slashing CO2 emissions, whereas that pathetic pair are just a colossal moneymaking scam. Apart from South Australia, no country other than Germany threw more at chaotically intermittent wind and solar. The results have been an utter debacle: Germans…

2019-01-06 10:43   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: How to fund roads and ensure electric vehicles pay their share

Why not just drop the fuel taxes and have every private car user pay mileage fees, maybe based on vehicle weight? Since electric vehicles use no gasoline, their drivers pay no gasoline tax. And as more people drive EVs, gas-tax revenue for road repairs is dwindling, says So how can California and the rest […]

2019-01-06 09:49   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: The long memory of the Pacific Ocean

It’s known, or at least believed, that transit times of some ocean waters can be as long as 1,000 years. The researchers are well aware that this exceeds the time since some well-known warming and cooling periods in the Earth’s past, such as the Medieval Warm Period and Little Ice Age. Whereas most of the […]

2019-01-05 10:42   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Climate Models Fail: Climate Warming Experiment Finds Unexpected Results 

Climate models are known to have their shortcomings, whether due to use of faulty theories or shortage of computing skills. H/T The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) Tropical forests store about a third of Earth’s carbon and about two-thirds of its above-ground biomass. Most climate change models predict that as the world warms, all of […]

2019-01-05 09:45   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: UK’s first battery-powered hotel now operational in Scotland

Well, partly battery-powered to be more exact. Government subsidies play a part in the economics of this, as the article shows. Battery purchase and installation costs are not stated, nor is the expected lifetime. Then there’s the insurance bill for a lot of fire-prone lithium in or next to a building. The Gyle Premier Inn […]

2019-01-04 12:17   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Trump’s Science Adviser Confirmed And His Views On Climate Change Are Refreshing

Science is a general term, and opinions about what is or isn’t good science can, and regularly do, differ so talking about ‘the science’ is a bit risky. The new adviser seems to have recognized this but the we-know-it-all climate crowd, who have been used to getting their own way, are unlikely to be impressed. […]

2019-01-03 20:07   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Study shows the Sahara swung between lush and desert conditions every 20,000 years, in sync with monsoon activity

These climatic swings (cycles) were in sync with changes in the Earth’s tilt, say the researchers. They therefore believe ice ages are not the primary factor in these swings. The Sahara desert is one of the harshest, most inhospitable places on the planet, covering much of North Africa in some 3.6 million square miles of […]

2019-01-03 11:59   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: ‘Sustainable’ aviation fuels – more pie in the sky 

Land-grown biofuel is in enough trouble already as an enemy of the environment. But the vain pursuit of the imaginary CO2 enemy leads to numerous bad policy decisions. “Hydrocarbon fuels will remain essential for modern air travel. So-called sustainable aviation fuels are expensive, produced in negligible volumes, and provide CO2 savings only on paper. As […]

2019-01-02 22:47   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Energy costs a factor as Germans worry about old-age poverty

The bad news for Germans is that energy costs as a percentage of income seem set to rise inexorably under current policies aimed at eliminating coal and nuclear power generation. That means spending even more on expensive and unreliable renewables plus vast new transmission lines, as well as importing more power when renewables fall short, […]

2019-01-02 11:02   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Tornadoes have not co-operated with climate alarmists in 2018 

Of course 2019 may be different, but claims of a trend towards more severe weather due to human activity fall flat when the evidence fails to point in the predicted direction. H/T The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) 2018 [has] become the first year since formal record keeping began in 1950, in which the United […]

2019-01-01 09:42   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Ray Bates: My conclusion stands that SR1.5 is not a scientifically rigorous document

Prof Ray Bates discusses some points raised by a critic in response to his recent analysis of the latest IPCC summary report (SR 1.5). Reply by Ray Bates to the blog post by Peter Thorne of Maynooth University H/T The GWPF A) General comments 1) Prof. Thorne states that my critique of SR1.5 was not […]

2018-12-31 10:11   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Does it snow on Mars?

H/T Discover Magazine This wasn’t the first question that came to mind when I photographed these clouds, says Tom Yulsman @ ImaGeo. But the beautiful phenomenon I witnessed eventually led me to it. – – – Mars is certainly cold. With temperatures that can plunge to more than negative 100 degrees Celsius, it’s bloody frigid! […]

2018-12-30 13:57   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Miami’s affluent ‘climate refugees’ seek higher ground

All the climate propaganda is getting to some people it seems. In this case they’re not taking any chances – the ‘hills’ they are heading for turn out to be in ‘some parts as much as 11 feet (3.35 meters) above sea level’. At least they should have a commanding view of the coast. 😎 […]

2018-12-29 14:06   Click to comment

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