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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: Is Putin Funding America’s Environmental Movement?

By Paul Homewood   Repost from Power Line:     With all the attention being paid to Russian “collusion” these days, it is remarkable that there has been so much focus on Facebook ads while far more serious meddling by Vladimir Putin goes mostly unremarked. In particular, Russia’s subsidizing of U.S. environmental groups, specifically those

2018-04-22 10:28   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: “Spring Arriving 26 Days Early”–BBC

By Paul Homewood   The BBC has been up to its tricks again!   The latest edition of Radio 4’s environmental programme, “Costing the Earth”, looks at how our springs are supposedly getting earlier. (Yes, I know springs start on 1st March!) The programme’s opening introduction by presenter Lindsey Chapman gives us a

2018-04-21 13:51   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Phew, Wot A Scorcher, April!

By Paul Homewood Excruciatingly close, say the Met Office! Well, maybe for then, as they would love to be able to declare another record high. But the real story is not the one they would like to portray. The…

2018-04-20 11:33   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Greenland No Warmer Now Than The 1880s

By Paul Homewood   h/t NoTricksZone As I have shown many times, data from long running stations show that temperatures recently in Greenland have been no higher than the 1930s. A new paper, which uses Reanalysis data from KNMI, pushes the record back further. As we can see, Greenland temperatures were also at

2018-04-20 10:45   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Iran–A Case Study

By Paul Homewood       According to the US EIA, Iran holds the world’s fourth-largest proved crude oil reserves and the world’s second-largest natural gas reserves. Not only is it a major producer of oil and gas, it is also a major consumer. According to BP, primary energy consumption was 270 Mtoe in 2016,

2018-04-19 18:39   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Midwest To Become Arid, As It Gets Wetter!

By Paul Homewood   From “Where do they get this crap Department”? A new study, based on (you guessed it, climate models), reckons that the arid belt in the western US is moving east, threatening the corn belt in the Midwest:   This is the study: Abstract The 100th meridian bisects the Great Plains

2018-04-18 22:27   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: The Truth Behind Frack Off

By Paul Homewood   I was at the Mall last weekend, and came across this local anti fracking group holding some sort of a workshop. One wonders if they realise where the energy they use every day comes from?   I am pretty sure the residents of Eckington…

2018-04-17 19:07   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: David Shukman’s Imaginary “Historic” Climate Deal

By Paul Homewood     h/t Robin Guenier & Philip Bratby   David Shukman gets excited about the latest piece of climate wishful thinking:   The global shipping industry has for the first time agreed to cut its emissions of greenhouse gases. The move comes after talks all week at the International Maritime Organization (IMO)

2018-04-16 22:02   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Burning green pellets is ‘filthier than using coal’

By Paul Homewood     The Mail picks up on the Channel 4 documentary about biomass, due for broadcast tonight:   The race to adopt green energy has led to the use of materials that are dirtier, costlier and require the felling of hardwood forests in America, it is claimed. Acres of trees have been

2018-04-16 18:45   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: New Study: Battery Storage “Not An Economic Prospect

By Paul Homewood   A new technical paper from GWPF proves that battery storage systems to work with rooftop solar are a waste of money:   New Study: Battery Storage “Not An Economic Prospect” Consumers warned to avoid battery storage for rooftop solar systems Rechargeable batteries are said to be a way to extend the

2018-04-16 14:03   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Tomorrow’s Grim, Global, Green Dictatorship

  Guest commentary by Viv Forbes, Chairman of the Carbon Sense Coalition:   Tomorrow’s Grim, Global, Green Dictatorship     Greens hate individual freedom and private property. They dream of a centralised unelected global government, financed by taxes on developed nations and controlled by all the tentacles of the UN. No longer is real pollution

2018-04-14 18:12   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Billions, Schmillions!

By Paul Homewood     h/t Joe Public, who dug this out of the archives:   It tells us a couple of things (apart from the fact that Jesse Norman is an idiot!): 1) When these sort of numbers trip off politicians’ tongues, it is no more than gobbledegook to them.…

2018-04-13 18:23   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Amstrup Is Lying To The Media About Crockford’s Demolition Of His 2007 Polar Bear Paper

By Paul Homewood     Susan Crockford has responded forcefully to the latest disinformation to come from Steve Amstrup and co:   Until now, my scientific paper post at PeerJ Preprints for review, about the failure of Steve Amstrup’s 2007 USGS polar bear survival model (Crockford 2017), has been formally ignored by Amstrup and his

2018-04-13 12:20   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Delingpole: Government Watchdog Reprimands BBC for Telling Truth About Climate Change

By Paul Homewood   Dellers reports on this week’s chilling attack on free speech from OFCOM:   In the U.S. – thanks largely to Donald Trump – the skeptics are winning the climate argument. But in the rest of the Western world, skeptics are losing big time because, increasingly, their voices are being censored. Nowhere

2018-04-13 11:09   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Family flee home after their £56,000 Volvo hybrid car bursts into flames while charging on their driveway

By Paul Homewood   h/t Dave Ward   Thankfully nobody was hurt:   A family were forced to flee their home after their hybrid car burst into flames while charging on the driveway. Miles Freeman, 46, from Birmingham, was downstairs with fiance, Tanya Krupenko, 30, at around 10.30pm on Sunday evening, while their three children

2018-04-12 13:50   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: The True Cost of Green Energy: Channel 4 Dispatches

By Paul Homewood   One for the diary! Next Monday on Channel 4 at 8pm.   This is the programme description:   Summary Reporter Antony Barnett investigates a subsidised renewable energy industry that turns trees into fuel, and asks whether burning wood instead of coal is really an environmentally friendly answer to climate change. He

2018-04-12 11:19   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Claire Perry Blames British Gas For Her Own Climate Policies

By Paul Homewood     A 5.5%, or £60 a year, rise in energy prices for British Gas customers on default deals has been branded as “unjustified” by the government.   The company, the UK’s largest energy supplier, said that 4.1 million of its customers would be affected. The increase will take effect from 29

2018-04-11 19:35   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Delingpole: Climate Alarmists Maul Inconvenient Polar Bear Expert

By Paul Homewood     Dellers weighs in the latest episode of the polar bear saga:   Susan Crockford is a polar bear expert with a message that climate alarmists don’t want to hear: polar bear populations are thriving and are certainly in no danger from thinning summer sea ice supposedly caused by ‘man-made global

2018-04-11 13:22   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Govt Threats Behind Smart Meter Bullying

By Paul Homewood   h/t Patsy Lacey .   The Mail reveals the true reason why energy firms are so keen for us to have smart meters – govt pressure:   Today, Money Mail launches a campaign to stop energy firms bullying customers into having a smart meter fitted in their homes. We have been

2018-04-11 12:37   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: GWPF Criticises Ofcom For Getting It Wrong On IPCC And Extreme Weather

By Paul Homewood     The GWPF has responded to a controversial ruling from OFCOM:   London, 10 April: The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) has criticised Ofcom for its ruling against a BBC interview with Lord Lawson. In his interview with the BBC’s Today Programme on 10 August 2017, Lord Lawson pointed out that

2018-04-10 17:44   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Greens Oppose Giant Solar Farm Planned In Kent

By Paul Homewood From KentLive:   There are plans to build the largest solar farm the UK has ever seen in Kent. As the county pushes to reduce its carbon emissions in accordance with the Paris Agreement, people are looking for increasingly ambitious ways to produce renewable energy. The Cleve Hill Solar Park, located near

2018-04-10 17:15   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Solar farms receive more cash from green subsidies than selling the energy they produce

By Paul Homewood     h/t Dave Ward   The Mail lifts the lid on obscene solar subsidies:     Britain’s biggest solar farms receive more cash from green subsidies than from selling the electricity they produce, figures reveal. Energy producers were encouraged to start solar farms with generous handouts funded by a ‘green levy’

2018-04-09 12:43   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: The UK will spend trillions to reduce C02 emissions while the real offenders do little

By Paul Homewood   Booker “celebrates” the 10th anniversary of the Climate Change Act!   There could be no better example of how those in the grip of groupthink tend to float ever further off into make-believe than a recent article by Claire Perry, our new Minister of State for Energy. She was celebrating the

2018-04-09 10:27   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: 65 Low Wind Days Since March 17

By Paul Homewood   Another perceptive piece from the GMB:   GMB REPORTS MORE THAN 2 MONTHS OF LOW WIND DAYS SINCE MARCH 2017   We need a mix of energy which combines renew\able sources, like wind and solar, with the reliable base load electricity capacity that comes from gas and zero carbon nuclear, to see

2018-04-09 09:40   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Wind Power – A Few Facts

By Paul Homewood       Bear with me, as this is a bit of a recap on wind power, to fulfil a couple of objectives. I sometimes get asked how the subsidy scheme works for renewable energy. Onshore Most onshore wind generators (about 85% of capacity) operate under the Renewable Obligation system. Renewable Obligation

2018-04-08 21:48   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Gas needed for low-carbon targets says National Grid

By Paul Homewood     Bit by bit, some reality appears to be intruding into the make believe world of the Climate Change Act:   No credible scenario’ exists for hitting the UK’s 2050 decarbonisation targets without continued reliance on gas, the National Grid has warned. In a new report, entitled The Future of Gas:

2018-04-08 13:35   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Electric Car Costs Must Not Fall On Bill Payers–GMB

By Paul Homewood   h/t HotScot A timely reminder from one of the UK’s biggest trades unions:   GMB SAYS GOVERNMENT AND OFGEM MUST ENSURE COSTS OF MOTORWAY ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING POINTS DON’T FALL ON HOUSEHOLD BILLPAYERS National Grid needs to be straight and stop using its support for an early ban on new petrol

2018-04-08 11:28   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Changing climate could spell UK return for butterfly loved by Churchill

By Paul Homewood   h/t Dave Ward   From The Mail: The changing climate means conditions in the UK may be suitable again for the return of one of Sir Winston Churchill’s favourite butterflies, experts said. The black-veined white butterfly was once found across southern England but became extinct in the UK in the mid-1920s,

2018-04-07 22:16   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: CO2 Emissions Per Capita

By Paul Homewood   Nick Dekker raised the question of CO2 emissions per capita. The latest official figures come from the now defunct CDIAC, and are for 2014:     I have pulled out some of the more significant ones in the chart below:     Highlights include: China’s emissions per capita are

2018-04-07 17:20   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Cost Of Green Subsidies Rises To £11.3bn

By Paul Homewood     2.7 Environmental levies £ billion Outturn Forecast 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 CRC Energy Efficiency scheme 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 Warm home discount1 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4 Feed-in tariffs1 0.0 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.6 Renewables obligation 4.7 5.4 6.1 6.4

2018-04-07 12:28   Click to comment

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