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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: The Long March To #Brexit : Current analysis

I’ve been on the March To Leave for a week, and just got a day off to visit family and give my plates of meat a rest. I’m back on the march tomorrow, so no time for a big write up yet. Here is my simple summary, as delivered to ITN news two days ago, […]

Today: 13:46   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Climate Adversely Affecting Humans? The Facts Show Otherwise

Originally posted on PA Pundits - International: Joe Bastardi ~ This is the third part of a trilogy intended to get readers to examine more deeply the climate debate. I always tell people they should go look for themselves. I do not expect any person to blindly accept what they are told, and that…

Today: 13:20   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: What can machine learning reveal about the solid Earth?

The ability to recognize patterns in Earth’s behaviour by sifting through masses of geological data could be programmed into machines. Scientists seeking to understand Earth’s inner clockwork have deployed armies of sensors listening for signs of slips, rumbles, exhales and other disturbances emanating from the planet’s deepest faults to its tallest volcanoes. “We measure the […]

Today: 08:44   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Alan Carlin: The “Green New Dealers” have lost all perspective

Do we have a climate problem or a bad science problem? The author argues for the latter. Perhaps the worst aspect of the “Green New Deal” (GND) recently proposed by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Edward Markey is that the authors have lost (or possibly never had) all perspective on climate change, writes Alan Carlin. […]

2019-03-23 09:18   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Electric car batteries damaging to environment: Amnesty International

H/T Euronews So this claimed solution turns out to be part of the supposed problem. Of course they are promoting their imaginary ‘climate crisis’ at the same time, while insisting that ‘the batteries which power green vehicles will continue to be tainted by human rights abuses’. EV owners should be feeling as bad as their […]

2019-03-22 14:20   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Energy giants spent $1bn on climate lobbying, PR since Paris: watchdog

It would be optimistic to expect any business to willingly cave in to pressure to become less successful, or let attempts to demonize it go unchallenged, especially for the sake of shaky climate theories. As long as the demand for their products is there, so will they be. World demand for oil is on the […]

2019-03-22 09:03   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Approval for £175m Cumbria coal mine

The ‘new-found energy realism of Cumbrian councillors’ has been praised by the GWPF and others, but has predictably dismayed hardline climate miserablists.. Cumbria County Council has backed plans for a £175m metallurgical coal mine on a brownfield site near Whitehaven with work set to get under way by the end of the year, reports Place […]

2019-03-21 13:44   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Geologists may have traced the source of last year’s unexplained massive Earth shake

Epic. Why are ‘schools of dead fish appearing in the water?’ Last November, a huge seismic event that shook the planet left experts wondering about its possible source, says ScienceAlert. Researchers now think they know what might have caused it: an offshore volcanic event unlike any other in recorded history. If the hypothesis is right, […]

2019-03-21 10:20   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Henrik Svensmark: FORCE MAJEURE The Sun’s Role in Climate Change

Originally posted on The Next Grand Minimum: I am still studying this paper but wanted to share and get your feedback Executive Summary Over the last twenty years there has been good progress in understanding the solar influ- ence on climate. In particular, many scientific studies have shown that changes in solar activ- ity have impacted…

2019-03-19 19:34   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Spiraling giants: Witnessing the birth of a massive binary star system

How does this work? The two massive stars in question are orbiting each other at a distance of 180 AU (astronomical units), six times greater than that of Neptune to the Sun. Each orbit may take nearly 600 years. Scientists from the RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research in Japan, Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden […]

2019-03-19 13:58   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Researchers create hydrogen fuel from seawater

As usual with these types of experiment, nothing can be assumed unless or until the tests of economic and industrial viability have been passed. They say the electrode ‘is able to go more than a thousand hours’ but that’s still only a few weeks. Storage and management of hydrogen is known to be tricky and […]

2019-03-19 10:41   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: #Parody Canada’s Climate Refugee Plan

Tired of being harangued by insistent climate doomsters with their wildly over-hyped scaremongering and dubious ‘science’? Read on for some well-earned light relief. Gavin Schmidt tweeted that he liked a #ClimateStrike poster that read “Soon even moving to Canada isn’t going to solve our problems.” That reminded us that we had a parody submission on […]

2019-03-18 13:57   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Solar tsunami can trigger the sunspot cycle

Something else for solar theorists to ponder. The researchers say: ‘We have demonstrated here a physical mechanism, the solar tsunami, which gives birth to the new cycle’s sunspots precisely within a few weeks from the cessation of old cycle’s spots.’ According to the model, the next sunspot cycle can be expected to begin in 2020, […]

2019-03-17 15:25   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Climate Crisis? Four Major Metrics That Say Otherwise

Joe Bastardi argues that loud claims of a climate about to spin out of control are out of tune with various actual observations. I have long advocated that climatologists take a course on long-range forecasting so they can better understand the inherent errors in trying to predict the weather or climate, says Joe Bastardi at […]

2019-03-17 10:55   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Polar vortex helping forecasters predict New Zealand weather

They refer to the ‘no-show El Niño event’ but allow that a weak version could still show up at some point this year, in theory at least. Move over El Niño, and make room for SAM, says NZ’s Stuff website. While attention over the summer focused on the much-promised but yet to arrive El Niño, […]

2019-03-16 18:18   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: What are the opponents of Donald Trump’s climate review committee afraid of?

Dr Roy Spencer tries to strike a note of sanity amidst the latest bout of doom-laden climate hysteria doing the rounds via cynical manipulation of the minds of school kids. What is accelerating is the bluster of alarmists, who lack credible empirical evidence of ‘human-caused’ as opposed to natural climate variation. On March 5, 58 […]

2019-03-16 09:40   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: James Bond going electric in next film with Aston Martin Rapide E

A short post from our Hollywood reporter, or something – amidst reports of ‘007 going green’ (is he ill?) and ‘Dr No…petrol’ – and we’re not making any of this up. You’d need to be on a big budget to afford his ride though – the price is shocking. Silent EV in Her Majesty’s secret […]

2019-03-15 19:49   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Tectonics in the tropics trigger Earth’s ice ages, says study

The latest Ice Ages theory rolls off the production line. This one relies on ‘pulling enough carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere’, so we can see how they’re thinking. A possible problem there is that historical data from ice cores usually show carbon dioxide changes following temperature changes by a few hundred years, which seems […]

2019-03-15 10:09   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Sea level views from SEPP (190309) too superficial to be useful, say experts

This is a critique by Professor Nils-Axel Mörner and two colleagues of a recent article discussing problems with IPCC sea level claims. The original article by Ken Haapala, President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) starts: Rising Seas – At Sea, or Shore? The latest Summary for Policymakers of its full Assessment Report by the […]

2019-03-14 22:41   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Dust ring discovered in Mercury’s orbit

The next step is to find the source(s) of the dust, with as yet undetected asteroids thought to be the leading suspects. Two dusty discoveries may shake up our understanding of the inner solar system, says Fox News. Mercury shares its supertight orbit with a big ring of wandering dust, a recent study suggests. And […]

2019-03-14 13:54   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Web of Distrust

H/T to follower ‘@realhxn’ for flagging up this issue. There is a plugin to chrome which warns people not to trust the talkshop. The plugin owners say this is because Important to know that if you are using sub-domain of wordpress.com that in the past used for fraud and phishing – Our community has rated this all sub-domains […]

2019-03-14 09:52   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: New geologic evidence supports theory of major cosmic impact event about 12,800 years ago

This time, unusually, the new Younger Dryas evidence is from way below the equator, which they believe shows that ‘the Younger Dryas climatic onset was an extreme global event’. When UC Santa Barbara geology professor emeritus James Kennett and colleagues set out years ago to examine signs of a major cosmic impact that occurred toward […]

2019-03-13 22:01   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: The Climate Debate Twenty Years Later 

H/T The GWPF Still going round in circles it seems: long on assertions but short on credible evidence of the claimed alarming human effects. “Better climate knowledge about natural versus anthropogenic forcing seems to be a decade away”, quotes Master Resource. That was the major takeaway from a major 1999 climate conference in Houston, Texas […]

2019-03-13 09:41   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Fracking could cut Britain’s gas imports to zero by early 2030s 

H/T The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF). The numbers can be debated, but the point that there is an economic opportunity in front of the UK is clear. Take it or ignore it? LONDON (Reuters) – Fracking Britain’s shale gas reserves could cut the country’s imports of gas to zero by the early 2030s, an […]

2019-03-12 13:19   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Australian climate tool identifies end of winter by 2050

Climate models can’t be wrong or unreliable – can they? Except they generally are. Academics from the School of Art & Design have teamed up with colleagues from the ANU Climate Change Institute on a design project, which takes existing data and communicates the impacts of climate change in a way that people can engage […]

2019-03-12 10:47   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Leading climate researcher calls for ban on domestic flights in Germany to save emissions

How about a ban on endless international climate conferences that lead to hundreds of flights – including many long-haul – but produce little of value, ‘to save emissions’? In fact the ’20 flights in a lifetime’ proposed here would probably have that effect anyway. The report ends with an apparent claim that particulates in the […]

2019-03-11 16:26   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: The sun is quieter than normal, but don’t panic – says CBC News

In which we are informed that that the Maunder Minimum was ‘an incident’, warming is due to ‘climate change’, and solar cycle 25 may not start until 2020. Some fear that we could be heading to another Little Ice Age, but scientists say that’s unlikely, reports CBC News. The sun is quiet … very quiet. […]

2019-03-11 10:09   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Perspective Needed in Climate Debate

Originally posted on PA Pundits - International: Joe Bastardi ~ I went to school with a lot of great forecasters. One of them was Scott Chesner, who is an on-air meteorologist in Tyler, Texas. Scott tweeted something this week that I thought was quite profound regarding the current generation’s “consensus” on climate: “One…

2019-03-10 16:43   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: India Offers $1.4 Billion In Subsidies To Support The Domestic Electric Vehicle Industry

But India makes a point of not handing any money to people wanting to buy the more expensive EVs, as Forbes News reports. Whether they can produce enough electricity to back up their policy is not clear. The majority of their power supply is from coal, plus some diesel generators. To encourage the growth of […]

2019-03-10 13:00   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Solar farms in space could be renewable energy’s next frontier

Maybe there’s some military angle to this. As the report says, it ‘will be difficult and costly’. Capturing the sun’s power will be cloud-free, but when transmitting to the ground the clouds are still there. China wants to put a solar power station in orbit by 2050 and is building a test facility to find […]

2019-03-09 13:21   Click to comment


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