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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.

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Paul Homewood: Drax power station biomass emissions ‘dangerous’, worse than coal claim environmentalists

By Paul Homewood   h/t Stewgreen   The local BBC Yorkshire news team have picked up this story about Drax. I wonder why Harrabin has not reported on it?     A UK power station is producing “dangerous” levels of air pollution, an environmental group has claimed. Campaigners Biofuelwatch said emissions of dust particles from

Today: 10:41   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Follow Up To Air Pollution Scare Story

By Paul Homewood A few follow-ups on the air pollution story.     Long Term Pollution Trends First, the official pollutant trends from DEFRA:    We can see that emissions of most pollutants have fallen sharply since the 1990s and earlier, notably NOx and PMs. If 40,000 people…

2017-08-17 12:46   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: 2016 Record Warm Surface Temperatures: The Party’s Over!

By Paul Homewood     Pat Michaels writes:     As expected, and thanks to the big 2015-6 El Niño, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced that 2016 is the warmest year in their 150-year long global surface temperature record. They didn’t mention that there are signs that global average temperatures are

2017-08-17 11:29   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Fast, Dirty Natural Gas Plants Get Boost From Electric Cars

By Paul Homewood     From Bloomberg:     Britain’s goodbye to fossil-fuel cars by 2040 could boost the need for dirtier natural gas-powered stations. The government’s goal to replace gasoline and diesel cars with those powered by electricity could see the construction of so-called open-cycle gas stations, said Carsten Poppinga, senior vice president of

2017-08-17 11:03   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Hurricane Gert To Bring Weather To UK–But Met Office Don’t Know What!

By Paul Homewood     From Sky News:     The aftermath of Hurricane Gert is expected to hit the UK, splitting the North and South with very different weather. The storm, currently north of Bermuda, is expected to bring strong winds and rain in the North as it travels across the Atlantic and hits

2017-08-17 10:10   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: John Constable Savages Tulloch Op-Ed

By Paul Homewood A good follow up from John Constable on that fatuous article by Maurice Tulloch in the Telegraph the other day: The Daily Telegraph recently published a claim by Aviva that subsidies to fossil fuels in the United Kingdom amounted to $6.5 billion dollars a year. Examination of the source behind this claim,

2017-08-16 16:08   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Pen Hadow Sets Off

By Paul Homewood     Pen Hadow is now finally on his way to the North Pole:     Pen Hadow sets sail for North Pole as Arctic ice melts British explorer Pen Hadow and his crew have set sail from Alaska, in an attempt to become the first people ever to sail to the

2017-08-16 12:07   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Claims Of 40000 Deaths From Air Pollution Debunked By Death Statistics

By Paul Homewood     We are familiar with claims that air pollution (cue pictures of diesel cars!) is killing thousands of people every year in the UK. I have been trying to get hold of the actual mortality statistics, but fortunately came across a study carried out by the British Lung

2017-08-15 11:46   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Today’s Eco BS From The Telegraph

By Paul Homewood     Part II from the Telegraph’s woeful weekend! It is written by Maurice Tulloch, who is chief executive of international insurance at Aviva:     The insurance industry exists to manage risk; as far as possible we aim to prevent or minimise the impact of losses before they happen. Burning fossil

2017-08-14 14:07   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Scientists find 91 volcanoes under Antarctic ice

By Paul Homewood The largest volcanic region on Earth has been found thousands of meters below the surface of the ice sheet covering Antarctica. A survey of the region of the West Antarctic Rift System has revealed 91 new volcanoes hidden within the ice. The new volcanoes are on top of the 47 whose peaks

2017-08-14 11:52   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Jillian Ambrose’s Latest Howler

By Paul Homewood There were two incredibly poor articles in the Telegraph yesterday, even by their recent low standards. The first was by the renewables shill, Jillian Ambrose. I’ll run the other later. Britain’s landlords could cost the energy system hundreds of millions of pounds by using loopholes in the Government’s housing standards to avoid

2017-08-14 11:37   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Worldwide Droughts, Storms & Floods–In 1929!

By Paul Homewood   Al Gore says droughts, storms and floods are due to global warming. Perhaps he should take a look at what happened in 1929. The following account is from the Lockhart Review and Oaklands Advertiser:   In fact, by the time this article was written, the drought in Britain had already…

2017-08-13 14:22   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Met Office Covers Up Old Record Temperatures

By Paul Homewood       According to the Met Office, the highest officially recorded temperature in the UK was set at Faversham (Kent) back in 2003. Faversham certainly appears to be in a hot spot, as it has regularly appeared in “hottest” lists since then. The same can be said of

2017-08-13 10:54   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Heatwave “Lucifer”

By Paul Homewood   I’m a bit late posting this, but I did want to wait until the heatwave, nicknamed Lucifer had actually died down. The heat seems to have peaked on Aug 4th, with temperatures up to 44C in Italy and Spain. However, these are well below the all-time records set in the

2017-08-12 13:25   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Wind Power–Some Basic Facts

By Paul Homewood     We see many glowing articles about wind power, and renewable lobbyists, such as Renewable UK, are often given undue space in the media to peddle mistruths. This article is designed to lay out some of the basic facts. It will naturally concentrate mainly on the UK, but I believe it

2017-08-12 12:22   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Exposing Staggering Ice Sheet Melt Deceptions

By Paul Homewood     Repost from No Tricks Zone:     In recent months, two new papers published in The Cryosphere have provided a condensed summary of the ice-melt and sea-level-rise consequences of global warming for the Arctic region. 1.  Between 1900 and 2010, the Greenland Ice Sheet (GIS) has melted so extensively and

2017-08-12 10:52   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Prince Charles Jets Off For Freebie Holiday On Superyacht

By Paul Homewood     I see Prince Charles is doing his bit to save us all from global warming!     PRINCE Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall swapped fishing boats in Scotland for a glamorous superyacht today as the couple were snapped enjoying the Greek sunshine. By Vickiie Oliphant PUBLISHED: 21:11, Wed, Aug

2017-08-11 10:31   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Pre-Determined Science

By Paul Homewood     Marc Morano also covers the fake NYT report on the federal climate report. It covers some of the points I made. But I was intrigued by this comment: The New York Times hypes…

2017-08-10 22:12   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: US Climate Report Edits Out Highly Embarrassing Section

By Paul Homewood       The plot thickens! I mentioned in my previous post that the latest draft climate report, published in June, had seemingly left out a rather embarrassing table from the Executive Summary, one that had previously been written into the Third Draft, published…

2017-08-09 22:32   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Draft Climate Report Leaked To NYT

By Paul Homewood     Somebody has apparently leaked the latest draft federal climate change report to the NYT:     WASHINGTON — The average temperature in the United States has risen rapidly and drastically since 1980, and recent decades have been the warmest of the past 1,500 years, according to a sweeping federal climate

2017-08-09 18:17   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: New Video Visualises Climate Fraud In 35 Seconds

By Paul Homewood     h/t Joe Public     We have come across the fraudsters at Yale 360 before, for instance when they ran their utterly subservient interview a few years ago with Katharine Hayhoe here. It seems they don’t give up. Here they present a new video which purportedly shows how global temperatures

2017-08-08 22:20   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: ‘Dodgy’ greenhouse gas data threatens Paris accord

By Paul Homewood h/t Joe Public From the BBC: By Matt McGrath Environment correspondent Potent, climate-warming gases are being emitted into the atmosphere but are not being recorded in official inventories, a BBC investigation has found. Air monitors in Switzerland have detected large quantities of one gas coming from a location in Italy. However, the

2017-08-08 10:50   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Another BOM scandal: Australian climate data is being destroyed as routine practice

By Paul Homewood     h/t AndyG55     Jo Nova has news on the latest scandal to hit the Australian BOM:       Historic climate data is being destroyed The Bureau have a budget of a million dollars a day, but seemingly can’t afford an extra memory stick to save historic scientific data.

2017-08-07 11:24   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: African children pay the price for “clean green” electric car battery technology

By Paul Homewood Re posted from Tallbloke: Goldman Sachs, the merchant bank, calls cobalt ‘the new gasoline’ but there are no signs of new wealth in the DRC, where the children haul the rocks brought up from tunnels dug by hand. Adult miners dig up to 600ft below the surface using basic tools, without protective

2017-08-06 10:54   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: France could close ‘up to 17’ nuclear reactors by 2025

By Paul Homewood     The National Grid is busy building a new 1000MW interconnector to France, due to open in 2020. But will France have any surplus power to sell us? Nicolas Hulot, France’s environment minister, announced last month that France could close “up to 17 nuclear reactors” by 2025, as France 24 reported

2017-08-05 21:31   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Dog-Made Global Warming!

By Paul Homewood     h/t Dave Ward     You could not make it up!   LOS ANGELES, CA — When it comes to global warming, Fido and Fluffy are part of the problem, a new study by UCLA indicates. Most cat or dog lovers would say they can’t imagine living in a world

2017-08-05 11:20   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Is The Energiewende Running Out Of Steam?

By Paul Homewood     News from Reuters:     FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Burning coal for power looks set to remain the backbone of Germany’s energy supply for decades yet, an apparent contrast to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ambitions for Europe’s biggest economy to be a role model in tackling climate change.   Merkel is avoiding

2017-08-04 18:33   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: The UK Met Offices Model Muddle

By Paul Homewood   Last week, I took to pieces the Met Office’s latest piece of junk science:   GWPF have now put together a very easy to watch video, which summarises some of my points and adds a few more.    …

2017-08-03 16:42   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Carbon Brief’s Attempt To “FactCheck” The Telegraph Backfires Badly!

By Paul Homewood     Carbon Brief have been up to their tricks again:     Several newspapers, most prominently the Daily Telegraph, are pointing the finger at “green taxes” today, after British Gas blamed policy costs for its latest energy bill price rise.       The UK’s largest utility is raising its electricity

2017-08-03 14:12   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Solar Panel Economics

By Paul Homewood     h/t Dave Ward     Dave tells me E.ON have been trying to sell his mum solar panels! Given that we are being encouraged to use solar panels (which we have not got), to charge batteries (which we have not got), in order to charge our electric cars (which we

2017-08-03 10:13   Click to comment

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