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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: Tidal Lagoon Left High & Dry In CVA

By Paul Homewood This is from The Times today: As I pointed out previously, Shorrock won’t be the ones who loses out. As Private Eye has reported this week, Shorrock paid just £70 for 25% of the project. Meanwhile he has raked in millions in “service fees”. The rest of the […]

2018-09-21 18:22   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Tropical Cyclone Rainfall Records

By Paul Homewood Meteorologist and hurricane expert, Philip Klotzbach has put together this map for tropical cyclone rainfall records by state: https://twitter.com/philklotzbach/status/1013803032914505728 It seems a bit of a mixed bag, with little to support claims that TC rainfall is increasing nowadays. We can home in on the east coast: The […]

2018-09-21 13:56   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Hurricane Brings Record Flooding To N Carolina–(In 1945)

By Paul Homewood http://miamiarchives.blogspot.com/2010/09/hurricane-hits-homestead-sept-1945.html When I checked out the N Carolina floods from Florence, I noticed that time and again the record levels of flooding had occurred in 1945. In fact, those earlier floods were the result of the infamous Homestead Hurricane, which had made landfall a few days earlier on Key Largo. […]

2018-09-21 11:14   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Why running your washing machine in the evening could soon cost you more money

By Paul Homewood h/t Sean Today California, tomorrow the UK. From the Sacromento Bee: If you like to crank up your air conditioner or dishwasher in the evening, think twice. It’s about to cost you more on your electricity bill. The Sacramento Municipal Utility District will launch a new rate system […]

2018-09-20 21:03   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Hurricane Florence–The Myths and The Facts

By Paul Homewood https://abcnews.go.com/US/million-people-evacuated-coast-hurricane-florence-bears/story?id=57740845 https://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-florence/mass-evacuations-ordered-as-hurricane-florence-heads-toward-carolinas-idUSKCN1LR0J6 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45517260 http://time.com/5397241/florence-breaks-rainfall-records-in-north-carolina/…

2018-09-20 17:45   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Ofgem exploited national security law to silence us, whistleblowers claim

By Paul Homewood h/t Green Sand From the Guardian: Britain’s energy regulator has been fighting to keep secret the claims of two whistleblowers who independently raised concerns about potentially serious irregularities in projects worth billions of pounds, the Guardian can reveal. The two men say Ofgem threatened them with an obscure but […]

2018-09-17 20:42   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Greenpeace’s “Making Oil History Tour”- Courtesy Of Diesel Engines

By Paul Homewood Greenpeace have launched their “Making Oil History“ tour, sending the Rainbow Warrior around New Zealand to spread the message and talk about the “clean energy future”: https://www.greenpeace.org/new-zealand/rainbow-warrior-making-oil-history-tour-2018/ However, while the Rainbow Warrior has sails it is also dependent on diesel engines for “bad weather conditions”!…

2018-09-16 21:01   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: BBC groupthink is undermining its claim to impartial reporting–Booker

By Paul Homewood Booker challenges the BBC’s heavily biased anti-fracking stance: BBC groupthink is undermining its claim to impartial reporting The BBC has issued formal new guidelines on how it covers “climate change”. Its editorial staff are invited to apply for a training course on how to ensure that any reporting on […]

2018-09-16 12:17   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Weather Channel’s Cheap Tricks

By Paul Homewood Surely the Weather Channel would not resort to cheap tricks like this? https://twitter.com/gourdnibler/status/1040678572262916096 Advertisements

2018-09-14 21:07   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Hurricane Florence is not climate change or global warning. It’s just the weather–Roy Spencer

By Paul Homewood Even before Hurricane Florence made landfall somewhere near the border of North and South Carolina, predicted damage from potentially catastrophic flooding from the storm was already being blamed on global warming. Writing for NBC News, Kristina Dahl contended, “With each new storm, we are forced to question whether this is our […]

2018-09-14 14:19   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Japan, The Climate Laggard

By Paul Homewood An opinion piece from the Nikkei Asian Review, by Michiyo Morisawa, who is director of the Japan office of CDP (formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project), a global environmental impact nonprofit, providing a platform for all companies and cities to report information on their climate, water and deforestation impacts: […]

2018-09-14 13:15   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: EU climate law could cause ‘catastrophic’ deforestation

By Paul Homewood From the I told you so dept. The Guardian reports: Senior climate scientists say that the world’s carbon sinks could be facing a grave threat from a wholly unexpected source: the EU’s renewable energy directive. The climate law could suck in as much imported wood as Europe harvests each year […]

2018-09-13 17:11   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Scandinavian Heatwave–The Real Facts

By Paul Homewood Back in July, Carbon Brief reported on the “European heatwave” this summer: A rapid assessment by scientists of the ongoing heatwave across northern Europe this summer has found that human-caused climate change made it as much as five times more likely to have occurred. The preliminary analysis, by a team […]

2018-09-13 13:13   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Hurricane Florence Latest

By Paul Homewood Latest information from hurricane hunter aircraft is that sustained wind speeds are now down to 110 mph, Cat 2, following disruption of the inner core by upper level wind shear. Florence is expected to make landfall in S Carolina on Friday morning as a Cat 2: Advertisements

2018-09-13 09:39   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Hurricane Florence Update

By Paul Homewood The latest on Hurricane Florence: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_at1+shtml/152637.shtml?cone#contents Thankfully it is now expected that Florence will weaken a little before making landfall. A slight shift in the track to the southeast as it approaches the coast seems to have given it a chance to weaken, and Florence may even only be a Cat […]

2018-09-12 21:05   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Arctic Sea Ice Ignores Alarmists Dire Predictions

By Paul Homewood http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/icecover.uk.php Arctic sea ice has gone under the radar a bit this summer, with alarmists’ propaganda drawn to heatwaves elsewhere. As sea ice extent draws close to its minimum, it looks like finishing well above the last three years. Temperatures across the Arctic are now falling rapidly: http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/meant80n.uk.php […]

2018-09-11 13:01   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: The Town Where Fracking Has Been Going On Since The 970s

By Paul Homewood Anybody unsure about the safety of fracking should read this article in the Telegraph in 2013: Wytch Farm in Dorset is in the heart of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. But you would be forgiven for not knowing the largest oilfield in western Europe is even there. Nestled in […]

2018-09-11 12:33   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Hurricane Florence: Nature’s Business as Usual, Not Climate Change

By Paul Homewood From Roy Spencer: Although it is still 3-4 days away, rapidly strengthening Hurricane Florence is increasing the threat of a major hurricane landfall somewhere within 120 miles or so of Wilmington, NC. If it reaches that area as a Cat 4 storm, the damage produced will be extensive, likely amounting […]

2018-09-11 09:45   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: BBC’s Country File & Fracking

By Paul Homewood Yesterday the BBC’s Country File broadcast a shamelessly anti-fracking segment: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bk6n4x/countryfile-essex [About 7 minutes in] The programme was loaded with subtle and not so subtle anti-fracking messages, including hints about how clean wind and solar power are, emotive film of protestors, some lady with horses who lives in the […]

2018-09-10 17:10   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Summer Rainfall Stats

By Paul Homewood We’ve looked at the temperature rankings for this summer. but what about rainfall? Whilst it has been exceptionally dry in England, it has by no means been of record proportions: https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climate/uk/summaries/actualmonthly In fact it only ranks 5th driest, behind 1913, 1976, 1983 and 1995. Note, by the way, […]

2018-09-10 12:56   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Pots, Kettles and Peter Stott

By Paul Homewood Peter Stott thinks the BBC’s new guidelines are a good idea! https://twitter.com/StottPeter/status/1038375743447855104 He would not be thinking about instances like this, would he? Seeing satellite pictures from Greenland last month, scientists from Nasa at first couldn’t believe what the data was telling them. About 97% of the […]

2018-09-09 21:27   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Hottest Summer Ever?

By Paul Homewood Booker questions the hottest summer evah claims: Even before August was over, the global-warming obsessed Met Office was rushing to claim that 2018 might have been the hottest UK summer on record. Last week, it qualified this to confirm that, although this summer only tied with 1976, 2003 and 2006, […]

2018-09-09 09:35   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: BBC Issues New Guidelines To Shut Down Debate On Climate Change

By Paul Homewood h/t Robin Guenier et al Carbon Brief has obtained details of new BBC guidance on how to handle climate issues: The BBC, one of the world’s largest and most respected news organisations, has issued formal guidance to its journalists on how to report climate change. Carbon Brief has […]

2018-09-07 20:57   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: The International Disaster Database

By Paul Homewood Ben Pile’s post on Nick Stern’s ransom demand mentioned that it included this chart, supposedly showing climate disasters on the increase: It is based on the International Disaster Database, which I wrote about last year. My post is worth revisiting: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b093hf8v The BBC ran […]

2018-09-07 10:48   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Misleading Figures Behind the New Climate Economy

By Paul Homewood h/t Robin Guenier Ben Pile writes about the $90 trillion ransom demand from Nick Stern and his climate cronies: A tweet came my way, encouraging the world to read the New Climate Economy Report. The report is the work of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, […]

2018-09-07 09:43   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: How Do The Summers Of 1976 & 2018 Compare

By Paul Homewood A lot of people have said they remember the summer of 1976 being hotter than this year. And they would be right. According to CET data, at their peak temperatures went much higher and for longer than they did this summer. The only factor that kept the two summer remotely […]

2018-09-06 14:26   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Walney Wind Farm Means Higher Bills, Ms Perry

By Paul Homewood Quite why the Telegraph keeps giving space to the likes of Claire Perry to peddle her dishonest propaganda is beyond me: With blades the size of nine London buses, covering an area equivalent to 36,000 football pitches off the Cumbrian coast, and generating enough clean electricity to power more than 600,000 […]

2018-09-06 09:58   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Met Office’s Hottest Summer Claims Disproved By CET

By Paul Homewood The Met Office has now officially declared this summer as the joint hottest on record in the UK: Update: Having further assessed the temperature data for the UK as a whole for summer 2018 the figures are so close that we are declaring it as the joint hottest on […]

2018-09-05 17:46   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Chukchi Sea polar bears number almost 3000 according to new survey results

By Paul Homewood The Chukchi Sea finally has a polar bear population estimate! According to survey results from 2016 only recently made public, about 2937 bears (1522-5944) currently inhabit the region, making this the largest subpopulation in the Arctic. This is exciting news — and a huge accomplishment — but the US Fish and […]

2018-09-05 15:13   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Engineers warn of bill shock under green energy surge

By Paul Homewood This article originally appeared in the Australian: Engineers warn of bill shock under green energy surge 05 Sep, 2018, Summary: Electricity bills will soar and gas and coal-fired power stations will close if the share of wind and solar generation increases dramat­ically, engineers have warned after analysing the nation’s […]

2018-09-05 10:07   Click to comment


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