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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: China Claims Methane Hydrates Breakthrough May Lead To Global Energy Revolution

By Paul Homewood   China is talking up its achievement of mining flammable ice for the first time from underneath the South China Sea. The fuel-hungry country has been pursuing the energy source, located at the bottom of oceans and in polar regions, for nearly two decades. China’s minister of land and resources, Jiang Daming,

Today: 13:54   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Another Telegraph Advert For Offshore Wind

By Paul Homewood     Jillian Ambrose writes up another glowing advertising piece for the offshore wind industry:   The sound made by 100 tonnes of steel and carbon fibre rotating 400 feet overhead is surprisingly understated. Each whoosh of the 260 foot blades spans an area the size of the London Eye and generates

Today: 11:10   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Guardian’s Seed Nonsense

By Paul Homewood   Latest doommongering from the Guardian:   It was designed as an impregnable deep-freeze to protect the world’s most precious seeds from any global disaster and ensure humanity’s food supply forever. But the Global Seed Vault, buried in a mountain deep inside the Arctic circle, has been breached after global warming produced

2017-05-21 18:10   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Why Solar Power Is So Cheap!

By Paul Homewood   h/t Joe Public   We keep hearing how cheap solar power is becoming. I’ve found out why!   https://www.energyjobline.com/job/218755/solar-engineer/   They must have got Diane Abbott to work out the costings.

2017-05-20 17:23   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Latest Telegraph Puff For Electric Cars

By Paul Homewood   h/t Patsy Lacey   The Telegraph seem to be running puff pieces for electric cars nearly everyday now:   The cost of owning an electric car will fall to the same level as petrol-powered vehicles next year, according to bold new analysis from UBS which will send shockwaves through the automobile

2017-05-20 17:03   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Are Driverless Cars The Future Of Motoring?

By Paul Homewood       I have been working around to doing a post on driverless cars for a while now. It is certainly something that the UK Government is pushing hard for, for whatever reason. On Sunday, Ambrose Evans-Pritchard ran this piece:   No more petrol or diesel cars, buses, or trucks will

2017-05-20 11:33   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Theresa Wants To Lead The Fight Against Climate Change–But Won’t Tell Us How!

By Paul Homewood   https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2017/05/2017-conservative-manifesto-in-full/#   The Tory manifesto also contains the above statement. On the face of it, if we have got half way in 27 years, it should not be hard to get the rest of the way in the next 33. But, unfortunately, it is not quite as simple as that!  

2017-05-19 21:09   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Tories’ Energy Dilemma

By Paul Homewood   h/t Joe Public   https://order-order.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Manifesto2017.pdf   We looked at the Labour manifesto pledge on climate policy the other day. Above is the key section from the Tory one. One does not have to be a genius to point out that ensuring UK energy costs are as low as possible is not

2017-05-19 11:35   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: The Emissions Intensity Con

By Paul Homewood   http://joannenova.com.au/2017/05/india-meets-climate-goals-early-by-doubling-coal-and-keeping-it-as-main-energy-source-for-next-30-years/   Jo Nova contrasted some apparently contradictory headlines the other day:   In the last day in the media, India is going to use coal as its backbone energy for the next thirty years, is buying coal mines all around the world, and will…

2017-05-18 16:10   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Coal To Remain India’s Main Energy Source For At Least 30 Years, Govt Confirms

By Paul Homewood   From GWPF:   Coal will remain India’s main energy source for the next three decades although its share will gradually fall as the country pushes renewable power generation, according to a government report seen by Reuters. The country is the world’s third-largest coal producer and the third-biggest greenhouse gas emitter. It

2017-05-18 12:32   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Labour’s Promise Of 60% Low Carbon Energy By 2030

By Paul Homewood   h/t Robin Guenier   http://www.labour.org.uk/page/-/Images/manifesto-2017/Labour%20Manifesto%202017.pdf   Robin has pointed out one of the key messages from Labour’s new manifesto which seems to have escaped the attentions of the media. It comes under the section “Upgrading our economy: Labour’s Industrial Strategy”:       Bear in mind that this is “energy”, and…

2017-05-17 14:06   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Ed Miliband’s Neutering Of OFGEM

By Paul Homewood     John Constable explains how Ed Miliband neutered OFGEM’s powers to stand up for consumers’ best interests:   There is likely to be increasing pressure to reform the gas and electricity regulator, Ofgem, which is widely held to have failed in the protection of consumers. This accusation is to a large

2017-05-17 11:12   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Sir David King Lied To Parliamentary Committee

By Paul Homewood   Sir David King   Last month, I looked at the Sir David King’s evidence to Parliament in 2004. This was when he stated:   I will not spend too much time on this, but if we look back in time for the globe we probably have to go back 55 million

2017-05-16 13:37   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Wind Power In China

By Paul Homewood   http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1102949362881&ca=abd10509-6e50-4878-b535-ad421d0819fe   For some reason (?), I get newsletters from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). It is yet another lobby group for renewables. Today it includes this piece from their China Director (my bold)     Editorial Dear reader, China is the global renewable energy powerhouse,…

2017-05-16 11:42   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Inside the National Grid’s epic challenge to keep the lights on

By Paul Homewood   http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/05/13/inside-national-grids-epic-challenge-keep-lights/   The Telegraph has an article by Jillian Ambrose, little Emily’s successor, which is ostensibly about the challenges faced by the National Grid. The beginning summarises the situation quite well:     Before the Nineties we had a very clear-cut industry,” says Richard Smith,…

2017-05-15 11:43   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Scrapping green subsidies would be a much faster route to cheaper energy bills than price caps

By Paul Homewood     Short and to the point – Booker on green subsidies in the Telegraph today:     I would defy anyone unfortunate enough to hear the Today programme at 8.10 last Tuesday morning to have made head or tail of an interview in which our Business Secretary, Greg Clark, droned on

2017-05-14 22:23   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Syrian Conflict Links to Climate Change Demolished

By Paul Homewood   https://www.thegwpf.com/raleigh-chopper/   Andrew Montford, now Director at GWPF, has this analysis of a talk by conflict expert, Professor Clionadh Raleigh, about the links between climate and conflict:   Yesterday, Clionadh Raleigh, an conflict expert from the University of Sussex, gave an extraordinary talk at the Oxford Martin School. In it, she

2017-05-14 14:04   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Delingpole: Donald Trump Is So Right to Wage War on Wind Farms…

By Paul Homewood   h/t Harry Passfield     There’s a good piece from Dellers at Breitbart:     But there’s a very powerful lobby which would like us to see wind turbines as being clean, eco-friendly and vital for the planet’s future. So if President Trump is to crush this bloated, parasitical industry as

2017-05-13 22:47   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Fossil Fuels Still Dominate UK Energy Mix

By Paul Homewood   The government has now published the UK energy stats for last year. Below is the key table showing primary energy consumption:   https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/energy-trends-march-2017   The key statistic is that fossil fuels still supply 81.5% of consumption, with nuclear accounting for a further 8.2%. In contrast, wind, solar and hydro only account

2017-05-13 18:25   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Green Party Manifesto To Return Britain To The Middle Ages

By Paul Homewood   h/t Joe Public   https://greenparty.org.uk/assets/files/green-party-environment-manifesto.pdf    Election time! From the hints we’ve seen, all parties’ manifestos are pretty depressing when it comes to climate change, with the honourable exception of UKIP. But I doubt whether any will be as depressingly moronic as the Green Party’s.       1) Ending the…

2017-05-12 19:12   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Finland Is Worried That It Is As Warm As 1939!

By Paul Homewood   h/t Patsy Lacey   From the Guardian, via Yahoo:   Finland, the new chair of the Arctic council, has appealed to climate change scientists to fight the threat of the US and Russia tearing up commitments to combat global warming. The Nordic country takes up the two-year chairmanship of the body,

2017-05-12 15:59   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Why Frack, When You Can Nuke Them?

      Guest Post by Joe Public     The test well for the Wagon Wheel project in Sublette County, 1972. Casper College Western History Center. We know anti-frackers & enviro-whingers have apoplexy at, and seismophobics are triggered by, the thought of the modern fracking process of merely squirting water and sand underground to

2017-05-12 13:52   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Robot Tractors!

Guest Post by Dave Ward     Many readers of this blog will be familiar with the Eastern Daily Press, one of the Archant publishing group’s longest serving titles. It proudly claims to be the country’s largest circulation regional daily newspaper. However, I was told many years ago that it also happens to be the

2017-05-11 18:48   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: As the World Cuts Back on Coal, a Growing Appetite in Africa

By Paul Homewood     Two contrasting news items today:   New coal plants in Africa are largely being paid for by China and developed countries that are turning away from the technology at home. Here’s why.   A coal mine in Zimbabwe is one of the signs of activity for the fossil fuel in

2017-05-11 17:54   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Obama Lies Again

By Paul Homewood   http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/10/obama-kicks-off-first-foreign-speech-with-an-astonishingly-false-statement-on-global-warming/   Leaving office has not stopped Obama’s habit of telling porkies, as the Daily Caller reports:   Former President Barack Obama told those gathered at an agricultural conference that man-made global warming was already impacting agriculture on a…

2017-05-11 11:02   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Please Sign & Support Our Petition: Let’s Scrap Expensive EU Renewable Energy Targets–GWPF

By Paul Homewood     The GWPF has launched an online petition to scrap EU Renewables Targets:   Dear friends and supporters The Global Warming Policy Forum today has launched an online petition, calling on the next government to scrap the EU Renewable Energy Directive and halt the rising energy policy costs for households and

2017-05-10 19:10   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Incompetence or Fraud in Alaska?

By Paul Homewood   h/t Patsy Lacey   Alaska’s soils are taking far longer to freeze over as winter approaches than in previous decades, resulting in a surge in carbon dioxide emissions that could portend a much faster rate of global warming than scientists had previously estimated, according to new research. Measurements of carbon dioxide

2017-05-09 22:22   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Renewable Energy Agency Wonders Why Russia Is Not Wasting $300bn On Renewable Energy!

By Paul Homewood     PEI report:   Renewable energy could account for as much as 11.3 per cent of Russian’s power generation mix by 2030, but has so far remained badly underdeveloped, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Green energy accounts for a paltry 3.6 per cent of the total mix at

2017-05-09 13:22   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Fears Of A Summer Drought In Britain

By Paul Homewood     The wettest inhabited place in England is "bone dry" as the prospect of a summer drought loomed closer. Seathwaite, in Borrowdale, Cumbria, typically receives between two and three metres of rainfall per year. But the River Derwent has gone for so long without sufficient rain, its rocky bed is exposed.

2017-05-09 10:53   Click to comment

Paul Homewood: Letter To The Telegraph

By Paul Homewood       Heads up for the Telegraph, who have published my letter in response to the one below from Ben Goldsmith:   SIR – Charles Moore couldn’t have got it more wrong in writing that climate change fears are elitist and limited to those in metropolitan areas. MPs up and down

2017-05-08 18:24   Click to comment


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