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The more I look at climate issues, the more I realise that we cannot always rely on what the climate establishment tell us.

I hope that, in my own small way, I can help to put that right.

“We do not believe any group of men adequate enough or wise enough to operate without scrutiny or without criticism. We know that the only way to avoid error is to detect it, that the only way to detect it is to be free to inquire. We know that in secrecy error undetected will flourish and subvert”.

- J Robert Oppenheimer.

Recent Articles

Paul Homewood: Global Temperature Datasets “are not a valid representation of reality”.

By Paul Homewood   I missed this report at the time, but it is a comprehensive account of how large scale adjustments of temperatures have made global temperature datasets virtually worthless. ABSTRACT The objective of this research was to test the hypothesis that Global Average Surface Temperature…

2018-02-18 11:13   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: GHCN Are Even Inflating Current Temperatures In New York

By Paul Homewood   There is a footnote to yesterday’s story about the huge adjustments made by NOAA to the temperature record in NY State. Recall the Jan 2018 temperatures for the three stations we looked at, as derived from the actual station data:   Auburn – 20.5F Geneva – 21.0F Ithaca – 19.6F  

2018-02-17 16:37   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: US Big Freeze Is Adjusted Out Of Existence By Noaa

By Paul Homewood     Weather records have tumbled across North America, with freezing temperatures even in the southern US. The most extreme arctic blasts, blamed on a weather pattern known as the polar vortex, were said to have affected nearly 190 million people. In Kentucky, an escaped prisoner turned himself in to get out

2018-02-16 18:42   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: China Electricity Stats For 2017

By Paul Homewood   We now have provisional electricity statistics from China last year, via the China Energy Portal. These two graphs sum matters up perfectly:   Thermal output has increased by 209 Twh, with much smaller increases in wind and solar. It is clear that renewables cannot alone keep up with increasing…

2018-02-16 10:38   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Shock News – Icebreaker Sails Through Ice!

By Paul Homewood     h/t Joe Public   The Guardian is up to its tricks again! An LNG tanker designed for icy conditions has become the first commercial ship to travel the Arctic’s northern sea route in winter. It marks a milestone in the opening up of Russia’s northern coastline, as thawing polar ice

2018-02-15 18:49   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: UK Wind Capacity Is Increasing–But At What Cost?

By Paul Homewood   According to Wind Europe, the self acclaimed “voice of the wind industry”, new wind power capacity of 4270 MW was added in the UK last year. Of this, 1680 MW was offshore, and 2590 MW onshore. Despite fake claims about how much the cost of wind power has

2018-02-15 13:57   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Andrew Weaver’s Defamation Case Against Tim Ball Thrown Out By Judge

By Paul Homewood   Breaking news from Principia Scientific International:   After 3-week trial Canadian judge dismisses all charges in the lawsuit brought against Dr. Tim Ball by British Columbia Green Party leader Andrew Weaver. Climate skeptics are hailing the verdict as a key victory over extremists promoting human-caused global warming. Not a peep from

2018-02-15 10:08   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: The Great Energy Transition Gathers Momentum–(Or Not!)

By Paul Homewood   The Global Wind Energy Council, the international trade association for the wind power industry, is busy hyping the interests of its members again:   China slows a bit, but Europe and India take up the slack Brussels, 14 February 2018. The Global Wind Energy Council released its annual market statistics today.

2018-02-14 18:21   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Cape Town’s Drought

By Paul Homewood   The drought in South Africa has been hitting the headlines lately, with the climate change bogeyman being wheeled out, as in this Reuters report today: Running water in the port city of 4 million has been affected by a wider pattern of climate change…

2018-02-13 19:48   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Two Feet Of Sea Level Rise By 2100 Claims Latest Paper

By Paul Homewood   h/t Cheshire Red   Today’s junk science comes from the Guardian (polar bear and all!):   Melting ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are speeding up the already fast pace of sea level rise, new satellite data shows. At the current rate, the world’s oceans will be on average at least

2018-02-13 18:15   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Britain’s Energy Security Is At Risk–But It’s Not From Putin

By Paul Homewood   h/t Dave Ward From GWPF: Britain’s electricity market is increasingly slanted in favour of importing more electricity from Europe and against securing investment in new power plants at home. Billions of pounds of domestic energy plant investment have consequently been put at risk, which will undermine the future security of supply

2018-02-13 10:48   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: More Fake News From Jillian Ambrose

By Paul Homewood   Jillian Ambrose has written yet another biased and inaccurate piece in today’s Telegraph. As usual, it is behind a paywall, and I am banned from recopying it. For those who can see it, it is here.   The basis of the story is actually relevant. Apparently Tory backbenchers are getting worked

2018-02-11 22:38   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: James Marusek’s Forecast For Solar Cycle 25

By Paul Homewood     James Marusek has sent me his latest forecast for Solar Cycle 25, which includes the forecast as well as some background explanation.     I’ve highlighted some of the major points, but it is worth reading in full for those who are interested.   I. Introduction The sun

2018-02-11 18:17   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Thick ice ‘catastrophic’ for Magdalen Islands grey seal hunters

By Paul Homewood     More from the “Arctic Ice Is All Melting Dept”:   Sealers on the Magdalen Islands usually haul in 2,000 grey seals in the short winter hunting season. This year, they did not bring back a single seal, after two failed expeditions out on the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Crews that

2018-02-11 12:50   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Booker & Polar Bears

By Paul Homewood   Booker follows up the latest polar bear scare story:   The global warming-obsessed BBC has yet again been wonderfully caught out on one of its favourite memes: those supposedly vanishing polar bears due to that supposedly disappearing Arctic ice. They recently went to town with a film from a bunch of

2018-02-11 10:47   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Maunder Minimum & The CET

By Paul Homewood     Back to that Grand Minimum.     As mentioned yesterday, scientists now believe we could be heading into a 50 year period of reduced solar activity similar to what happened in the mid-17th century, which could lead to a drop in global temperatures of “several tenths of

2018-02-10 11:37   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: ‘Sinking’ Pacific Island Touted as Prime Climate Change Victim is Actually Rising Out of the Sea: Study

By Paul Homewood   From Breitbart:   AFP — The Pacific nation of Tuvalu — long seen as a prime candidate to disappear as climate change forces up sea levels — is actually growing in size, new research shows. A University of Auckland study examined changes in the geography of Tuvalu’s nine atolls and 101

2018-02-09 13:32   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Peter Ridd: Science Or Silence? My Battle To Question Doomsayers About The Great Barrier Reef

By Paul Homewood     We have covered the story of Peter Ridd before. Hopefully it is starting to get traction, with Fox News entering the fray. Via GWPF: Around the world, people have heard about the impending extinction of the Great Barrier Reef: some 133,000 square miles of magnificent coral stretching for 1,400 miles

2018-02-09 10:41   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Grand Minimum May Usher In 50 Years Of Global Cooling

By Paul Homewood   Reposted from nextbigfuture:   Reduced sunspot activity has been observed and indicates the sun is heading into a 50 year reduced solar activity similar to what happened in the mid-17th century. Comparison to similar stars indicates the reduced activity will cause 0.25% less UV for 50 years. Modelling indicates that this

2018-02-08 22:03   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Department of Energy projections to 2050 suggest that fossil fuels, not renewables, are the energy sources of America’s future

By Paul Homewood Mark J. Perry,  Professor of Economics and Finance at the University of Michigan, comments on the latest set of energy projections from the US Energy Information Administration:   The chart above is based on energy projections through the year 2050 released today by the Energy Information Administration in its Annual Energy Outlook

2018-02-08 17:42   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Environmentalists Push Global Wealth Redistribution

By Paul Homewood   The National Review exposes how environmentalists are pushing global wealth redistribution:   The environmental movement wants to make the rich West much poorer so that the destitute can become richer. Rather than improve the plight of the developing world through such crucial projects as constructing an Africa-wide electrical grid, environmentalists say

2018-02-08 11:29   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Open venues at risk of disappearing, says Climate Coalition report

By Paul Homewood   Unsurprisingly the BBC has jumped on the latest climate bandwagon:   Open Championship venues such as St Andrews and Royal Troon could be under water by the end of the century if sea levels rise even slightly as a result of climate change, according to a new report. The Climate Coalition

2018-02-07 18:36   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: NOAA Scientist Says It’s ‘Misleading’ To Blame Global Warming For Hurricane Harvey’s Rainfall

By Paul Homewood   NOAA’s leading hurricane scientist, Chris Landsea, has recently published an analysis of Hurricane Harvey, and concludes that it is totally misleading to blame global warming for the record rainfall. Michael Bastasch has the story at Climate Change Dispatch:   It’s “misleading” to blame Hurricane Harvey’s record rainfall, or hurricane rainfall in

2018-02-06 19:09   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Smart Meter Roll Out Stalls

By Paul Homewood     h/t Joe Public   Only 80 “second generation” smart meters which allow customers to easily switch suppliers have been installed in homes, three months on from the official launch. Smart meters, which come with an in-home display, allow users to track their energy use and how much they are paying

2018-02-06 18:23   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: EV Sales Slump In Hong Kong, After Subsidies Withdrawn

By Paul Homewood   Another reminder that EVs cannot compete without govt subsidies:   Data from Hong Kong´s Transport Department shows Tesla sales fell to just 32 between April and December 2017, a dramatic decline from the near 2,000 sales notched up over the same period of 2016. The removal of tax incentives in Hong

2018-02-06 14:42   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: 270 Job Losses At Generator Manufacturer Due To Subsidised Renewable Energy

By Paul Homewood     The Loughborough Echo brings news of job losses at The Brush Group, a manufacturer of power generation products:   LOUGHBOROUGH MP Nicky Morgan has said that jobs being cut at the Brush is a “big loss” for Loughborough. The MP said that the priority is now making sure that the

2018-02-05 13:58   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Delingpole: Climate Bully Mob Tries to Oust Trump Supporter from Natural History Museum

By Paul Homewood     Dellers has followed up on the attempt to oust a Trump supporter from the American Natural History Museum:     If, like me, you love the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York, here is a question I can guarantee you’ve never asked. Never once — as you’ve

2018-02-05 11:16   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Jillian Ambrose Praying For Drizzle!

By Paul Homewood     Another remarkably silly piece by Jillian Ambrose in the Telegraph today, as you may guess from the headline: “As water shortages become more common in Britain, can our infrastructure cope with drought? “   Her apocalyptic headline is based on Environment Agency figures, showing that this winter’s rainfall has been

2018-02-04 17:39   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Letters To The Telegraph

By Paul Homewood   Three letters (including mine!) in the Telegraph today, responding to Bruce Denness’ one last week:   SIR – Dr Bruce Denness (Letters, January 28) claims that global temperatures have risen by 0.25C since 2011. What he does not mention is that temperatures were depressed in 2011, because of La Niña at

2018-02-04 12:28   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Extreme Poverty In Rapid Decline Worldwide

By Paul Homewood   h/t Joe Public   Further to that Oxfam report on poverty, their whole case is undone by this graph:   It comes from Our World in Data, an extremely professional outfit, and is based on official World bank data. Our world is certainly a long way from being perfect,

2018-02-03 19:35   Click to comment

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