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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: Hitachi scraps £16bn nuclear power station in Wales

By Paul Homewood I revealed last month that Hitachi’s plans for a new nuclear plant in Wales were on the rocks. Now we have confirmation that the plug has been pulled: Hitachi has scrapped plans to build a nuclear power station in Wales, becoming the second firm in two months to abandon […]

Today: 11:25   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Tweedledee Or Tweedledum–The Riddle Of Antarctic Ice Melt

By Paul Homewood Is the Antarctic gaining or losing ice? Yesterday I took a look at the latest NASA study claiming that the Antarctic has been losing ice since 1992, in stark contrast to another NASA study in 2015, which claimed the opposite. The new study comes from the ice sheet mass balance […]

2019-01-16 22:16   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Ocean Warming: Inadequate Data, Unknown Errors

By Paul Homewood A common sense piece from David Whitehouse: The warming of the oceans is one of the key topics in climate change. The Earth’s climate system is responding to an energy imbalance. Any positive imbalance in the world’s energy budget is bound to show up in the oceans as a […]

2019-01-16 18:34   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: The North Devon Coast & The Impact Of Climate Change

By Paul Homewood This came to my attention the other day, and it shows just how deeply climate change hysteria has infected the business of government. https://www.northdevon-aonb.org.uk/about/management-plan-2019-2024 For those not familiar with North Devon, it is in my view one of the most beautiful parts of the country, with some of […]

2019-01-15 22:17   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Antarctic Losing Tiny Amounts Of Ice (Or Maybe It’s Gaining Ice, NASA Is Not Sure!)

By Paul Homewood h/t AC Osborn Another mindbendingly naive piece by the Mail’s Joe Pinkstone: Antarctica is shedding ice at a staggering rate. Scientists have discovered global warming has caused the melting of the ice on the continent to increase sixfold since 1979. This phenomenal rate of melting has seen global sea […]

2019-01-15 17:31   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Subsidies of up to £1billion given to firms for burning wood in power stations could be axed – as critics argue it creates same CO2 as coal

By Paul Homewood Interesting news from the Mail: Controversial subsidies for burning wood in power stations could be scrapped in the drive to clean up Britain’s air. Firms that burn wood pellets currently receive about £1billion a year because, unlike coal, these are considered renewable sources of energy. But critics say burning […]

2019-01-15 13:51   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Killer Tits!

By Paul Homewood h/t Joe Public Have we now reached peak climate lunacy? From Popular “Science”: Every year, little black-and-white birds called pied flycatchers make the lengthy trek from sub-saharan Africa to northern Europe to feast on caterpillars, claim a nest, and have babies. This typically goes off without a hitch, and […]

2019-01-14 20:25   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Eli Rabett Makes Fool Of Himself

By Paul Homewood https://twitter.com/EthonRaptor/status/1084550985123614722 It did not take long for alarmist trolls to react to my hurricane paper. If Mr Rabett had bothered to read the rest of the Arizona Education factsheet, which he quoted from, he would have found this statement: Increasing Atlantic Hurricanes since 1851? What about the trend line in figure […]

2019-01-14 11:57   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: New GWPF Paper Shows Hurricanes Are Not Getting Worse

By Paul Homewood https://www.thegwpf.org/content/uploads/2019/01/Homewood-Hurricanes.pdf I am pleased to report that the GWPF have now published my latest paper on hurricane trends. It demonstrates that, contrary to popular myth, hurricanes are not getting more frequent or more powerful. The paper is based throughout on official data, scientific papers and IPCC reports. Here is the […]

2019-01-14 11:07   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Warmer Than Thought? GWPF Science Editor Sceptical About New Ocean-Warming Paper

By Paul Homewood It’s worse than we thought! A new report published in the US journal Science, led by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, suggests the world’s oceans are warming 40 percent faster than what a UN panel predicted five years ago. Although data collection is more accurate than in the […]

2019-01-13 14:00   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Steel Industry Being Crucified By High Energy Costs, Admits Claire Perry

By Paul Homewood h/t Dennis Ambler From questions in Parliament this week: https://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2019-01-07.205863.h&s=climate+change#g205863.r0 This rather sums up what a nonsense our energy policy has become. It is frankly shocking that steel producers, and presumably other energy intensive industries, have been paying twice the price for electricity than competitors in…

2019-01-12 11:39   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Bernie Silent About Private Jets!

By Paul Homewood Another “Do as I say, not as I do” scam merchant! Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who might run for president in 2020, called climate change our “biggest crisis of all” in a response to President Donald Trump’s border wall speech Tuesday night. However, Sanders did not respond to The Daily […]

2019-01-12 10:52   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: China: No Wind Or Solar If It Can’t Beat Coal On Price

By Paul Homewood From Forbes: China has said it will not approve wind and solar power projects unless they can compete with coal power prices. Beijing pulled the plug on support for large solar projects, which had been receiving a per kWh payment, in late May. That news came immediately after the […]

2019-01-11 19:15   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Victims Of Green Deal Should Blame Ed Davey

By Paul Homewood From the Mail: John Wotherspoon was promised that his new energy-efficient solar panels and boiler would not cost him a penny. The £3,000 combi boiler and £5,000 panels would ‘pay for themselves’ through the savings he’d make on his energy bills, he was told. But over the past five years, […]

2019-01-11 14:06   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Weather And Climate Disaster Losses Continue Downward Trend As Percent Of Global GDP

By Paul Homewood From Roger Pielke Jr’s blog: The figure above shows disaster losses as tracked by Munich re from 1900 to 2018, based on an update published earlier this week (here). The update allows me to add another year to the data reported in this paper: Pielke, R. (2018). Tracking progress on […]

2019-01-11 10:41   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: EV Sales Continue To Disappoint

By Paul Homewood https://www.smmt.co.uk/vehicle-data/car-registrations/ The SMMT has now published annual data for new car registrations in the UK. The figures continue the declining trend begun in 2017, though registrations are still higher than in 2013. Registrations of of diesels have plummeted by 29.6%, but are up for both petrol and AFVs. There is little […]

2019-01-10 22:10   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Michael Portillo’s Alaskan Glacier

By Paul Homewood h/t Dave Ward The BBC Thought Police must have missed this one! https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0by7vtg/great-alaskan-and-canadian-railroad-journeys-series-1-1-ninilchik-to-spencer-whistlestop The excellent Michael Portillo is back with with his latest railroad journeys, along with his trusty Appleton’s Guidebook. [For non-UK readers, apologies as usual, as you may not…

2019-01-10 18:56   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Smart meters may not start to save households money for a decade

By Paul Homewood h/t Patsy Lacey From the Telegraph: Smart meters may not start saving householders significant amounts of money until 2030 and will cost homeowners more than previously thought, the body which represents energy firms has admitted. When questioned yesterday by the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee of MPs, Energy UK’s director […]

2019-01-10 10:54   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Climate change: Will insect-eating dogs help?

By Paul Homewood h/t oldbrew Has Roger Harrabin finally lost the plot? Do you fret that your pet pooch is blamed by environmentalists for turning rainforests into poo in the park? Have no fear – you can now fatten Fido on black soldier flies instead of Brazilian beef. A pet food […]

2019-01-10 10:21   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Climate change: ‘Right to repair’ gathers force

By Paul Homewood Harrabin is uncritically promoting the latest EU attempt to save the planet: It is frustrating: you buy a new appliance then just after the warranty runs out, it gives up the ghost. You can’t repair it and can’t find anyone else to at a decent price, so it joins the […]

2019-01-09 17:40   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Caroline “Do As I Say, Not Do” Lucas

By Paul Homewood Labour’s plans to increase green taxes on air flights will doubtlessly go down well with Caroline Lucas, our only Green MP. It was Lucas who a few years ago notoriously called air travel “as bad as knifing a person in the street”, as the Mail reported: A leading politician has sparked outrage […]

2019-01-09 14:55   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: More Cracks Found In Hunterston Nuclear Reactors

By Paul Homewood The latest news on Hunterston from The Ferret: Pressure is mounting to keep two nuclear power reactors at Hunterston in North Ayrshire closed after the company that runs them, EDF Energy, said it had found more cracks and was again postponing plans to restart. The French company now estimates that […]

2019-01-09 14:10   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Arctic Sea Ice Extent Higher Than 2006 Last Month

By Paul Homewood Just last March, the Guardian was trying to panic us about record lows in Arctic sea ice during last winter. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/06/arctic-warmest-winter-record-climate-change Back in the real world, DMI confirm that average Arctic sea ice extent in December was higher last month than in 2006. In reality, there has been very little […]

2019-01-09 13:57   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Far Left’s Green New Deal

By Paul Homewood https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/01/07/exposed-the-dodgy-phd-of-care-bear-commie-aaron-bastani/ Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez is currently making news in the US at the moment with her proposals for a Green New Deal. Dellers described her and some of her counterparts over here as “Care Bear Commies” – all those youthful, telegenic, smiley, hard-left activists you see across…

2019-01-08 18:50   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Coal Power Exceeds Wind/Solar As High Pressure Reigns

By Paul Homewood We’ve just has five days of high pressure over the UK. It has not been unusually cold, nor has there been any snow over lowland areas as far as I know. Indeed, temperatures have been close to normal in the last week. What you might call a typical spell of quiet, […]

2019-01-08 13:49   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: UK’s Much Vaunted “Climate Aid” Is Just Recycled Aid.

By Paul Homewood h/t Dennis Ambler https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2018-10-18/181257/ We hear a lot about all of the “climate aid” money the UK is handing out to developing countries. And, of course, it is all totted up towards the global target of $100bn a year, which is supposed to be due by 2020. For instance,…

2019-01-07 18:46   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Labour’s Shadow Chancellor plans to slap new ‘green’ taxes on plane tickets

By Paul Homewood h/t Patsy Lacey Labour’s John McDonnell is plotting a tax hike on plane tickets and getting rid of duty free at airports, the Treasury warned last night. The Shadow Chancellor wants to put up levies on flying and increase rates paid on alcohol in the departure lounge, according to comments made […]

2019-01-06 18:24   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Kerala Floods “Likely Due To Climate Variability, Not AGW”–New Study

By Paul Homewood More fake climate disaster claims from Christian Aid: https://mediacentre.christianaid.org.uk/download?id=4170&pn=21e38f435ea050ce63ac6b7e52c58d72-pdf And the reality? ABSTRACT Flood is among the deadliest disasters in India, and the frequency of floods and extreme precipitation events is projected to increase under the warming climate. The frequency of floods in India varies…

2019-01-05 22:13   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Loony Greens Demand Meat Tax

By Paul Homewood h/t Patsy Lacey From the Express: A GREEN MP has called on Parliament to impose a tax on meat to cut greenhouse gas emissions and reduce climate change. Caroline Lucas told delegates at the Oxford Farming Conference an overhaul of Britain’s agri-industrial food system is needed because it is in “crisis” and […]

2019-01-05 21:59   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Tim Osborn Prefers Spin To Facts

By Paul Homewood h/t Paul Matthews https://twitter.com/TimOsbornClim/status/1081241842996396032 Tim Osborn, Director of the Climatic Research Unit at the UEA has taken great exception at the GWPF for publishing my latest post on UK Climate Trends: https://www.thegwpf.com/uk-temperatures-unchanged-for-more-than-a-decade/ In particular, he seems to object to the public seeing the actual data.…

2019-01-05 11:36   Click to comment


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