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The climate sceptic blogosphere is becoming crowded to the point that it’s difficult to keep up. Several of us (all British or UK based so far), are getting weary of the effort of grinding out several articles a month simply in order to remain visible. It’s not that we haven’t got something to say – rather that we’d like to take the time to say it as audibly and as clearly as possible.

Our thinking in launching this new blog (called – very originally – Climate Scepticism) is that a joint site, with more frequent and more varied articles, would be more visible and possibly more useful. 
We don’t aim to compete with Bishop Hill or WattsUpWithThat on the news-gathering front, but to assemble a number of disparate voices in a joint venture. There’s no “party line” or rulebook, and certainly no 97% consensus about anything.

So far we are:
Geoff Chambers
Alex Cull –

Brad Keyes –
Paul Matthews
John Shade
Danny Weston
Ian Woolley –

You can follow us on twitter at @cliscep

Recent Articles

Climate Scepticism: Lives of the Climate Bloggers (5) PeterS

This is a continuation of an occasional series I began at [First, this is not a Life. “Lives of..” is an in-joke, a reference to classic collections of “Lives” such as Vasari’s “Lives of the Artists”, Diogenes Laertius’s “Lives of the Philosophers”, Aubrey’s “Brief Lives” and Johnson’s “Lives of…

2017-06-23 22:57   Click to comment

Climate Scepticism: “Don’t call me an alarmist,” says alarmist

“Just don’t call me an alarmist,” says Sarah E. Myhre, a junior climate scientist from the University of Washington in Seattle, at the end of her article for Live Science. Yet earlier in the same article she writes of “the immense challenge of communicating the terrifying and heartbreaking (and I mean those words specifically) risks …

2017-06-23 17:17   Click to comment

Climate Scepticism: 100% renewables claim debunked

In 2015, PNAS published a paper by Jacobson et al claiming that all of the US energy requirements could be provided by renewables (wind, hydro and solar) by 2050, and that this could be done at low cost. Jacobson had published similar claims on previous occasions, and his nonsense been promoted by irresponsible unscientific organisations …

2017-06-20 17:34   Click to comment

Climate Scepticism: Grenfell and the Sustainability Agenda

  As fire service workers and trained dogs pick their way through the grim, charred remains of Grenfell Tower, we are left to contemplate what directly caused the tragedy, what circumstances might have made it more likely to happen and what we can do now and in the future to prevent such a catastrophe from …

2017-06-19 15:56   Click to comment

Climate Scepticism: Climate Feedback Rates Dellers’ Latest Effort – Not the Sceptics’ Messiah, Just a Very Naughty Boy

    Dellers is on the naughty step again as reported at Climate Feedback Apparently, Five scientists analyzed the article and estimated its overall scientific credibility to be ‘very low’. A majority of reviewers tagged the article as: Cherry-picking, Derogatory, Flawed reasoning, Inaccurate, Misleading. Ooh dear, Delingpole is not the messiah then, he’s just a …

2017-06-11 15:02   Click to comment

Climate Scepticism: French Climate Debate

I’ve referred a few times to our esteemed French colleague Benoît Rittaud, and even translated an entire philosophic conversation in which he was roundly insulted by some professorial ignoramus on France Culture. Tonight he was on French TV in a debate about the environment. It was originally entitled “What’s the Point of Nicolas Hulot?” (Hulot …

2017-06-11 01:25   Click to comment

Climate Scepticism: Election thread

People may wish to discuss the election result, so here’s a post for that. The Conservatives have 318 seats, and it looks like they will form a government with support from the DUP (10 seats) that will have a small overall majority. Yet again, the forecasts of the experts turned out to be completely wrong: …

2017-06-09 11:39   Click to comment

Climate Scepticism: Conversation in a Straitjacket

Success in life is about saying what you need to say in order to get what you want without actually lying. It’s called the Art of the Deal, and politicians, lawyers and property developers are particularly good at it, which is why they’re so detested. Academics don’t do that. They tell politicians and journalists what …

2017-06-07 13:33   Click to comment

Climate Scepticism: “It’s unfortunate that openness and transparency facilitate science”

This article in the Times Higher Education “calls for an open data adjudicator to combat ‘disinformation’” Stephan Lewandowsky warns that academics can ‘lose control’ of their data and see it used as ‘political propaganda’ By John Elmes 
Twitter: @JElmes_THE June 2, 2017 Independent national bodies should be set up to adjudicate on how much of …

2017-06-04 22:30   Click to comment

Climate Scepticism: ClimDown ’17: we pay you a penny per thought on the Americoparisian pullout

  In case you’ve been on a peyote bender in the Atacama, there’s been game-changing news in the climate “world.” Donald Trump officially reneg­ged on America’s warmth-guilt payments in gay Paris (the non-Texan one) this week. While most skeptics feel the US should probably have negged on the treaty from the get-go, more sobre voices …

2017-06-04 21:13   Click to comment

Climate Scepticism: #Clexile – Trump Exits Schroedinger’s Paris Climate Accord

  So, here we are a couple of days later and the toxic fallout dust is settling from Trump’s momentous, earth-shattering decision to drop the Mother of all Bombs on the Paris Climate Community, joining those two other well known ‘rogue climate states’, Nicaragua and Syria, in #Clexile World leaders literally queued around the block …

2017-06-04 15:24   Click to comment

Climate Scepticism: KRANK! Haben die SkSKidz über den Scharktank gejumpt?

  Bittersweet vindication today for those who’ve vainly tried to warn us, for years, that all was not quite right mit dem SkSjugend. Now I’m no climate neurologist, but if you put a gun to my brain and demanded a differential diagnosis, I’d wager the hive-mind of Skeptical Science has just had a subarachnoid phrenzal …

2017-06-03 05:18   Click to comment

Climate Scepticism: Trump Smashes Green Hulk

ClimAxed! ClimExit! Make the climate great again! Hulk actor, Mark Ruffalo was one of the first out of the gate, claiming Trump “will have the death of whole nations on his hands”. Right Mark, of course he will. Perhaps stick to an acting role where you’re just pretending to be smart. For half the time …

2017-06-02 16:23   Click to comment

Climate Scepticism: Adieu, Paris!

So, farewell then, Paris. Trump has called it, and it’s an out. The details of which are yet to emerge, and hopefully not to disappoint. Cue outrage from the likes of Channel 4 news, no doubt. For instance, take this particular illuminating tweet from the UK Green Party’s only MP – Caroline Lucas. The height …

2017-05-31 15:25   Click to comment

Climate Scepticism: Fake News is for amateurs; the real money is in Fake History

  Think the global-warming wars are boring? Think climate science is a low-ante, “academic” debate? Think the never-ending, ever-impending trials of Rajendra Pachauri and Steyn/Simberg don’t really matter? Then the following post is for you. It doesn’t mention any of that stuff. Scepticus Augustus the Self-Introducing, Unique of my Name, King in the South-Southeast known …

2017-05-30 13:41   Click to comment

Climate Scepticism: The Derailed Gravy Train Apocalyptic Effect – G7 becomes G6 and Merkel Gets Mad

    It’s not 100% definite yet, but it looks like Trump is going to pull the US out of the Paris Climate Agreement. This would be a big deal, not for the climate, as many alarmists suggest, but for the global credibility and viability of the whole UN IPCC driven climate change narrative. At …

2017-05-29 00:09   Click to comment

Climate Scepticism: The Silence of the Lamb Koftas

Alert readers may have noticed that our joint blog has been dominated by Brad Keyes lately, and that the rest of us have been pretty silent. This is partly because Brad, living in a distant time zone, posts when we’re asleep. Some of us Brits are getting on a bit and need tucking up early. …

2017-05-27 00:02   Click to comment

Climate Scepticism: Honouring IIAWAM: ‘The video game that fights Islamophobia’

“Hi-tech hope for an ancient problem: the video game that fights Islamophobia” —Wednesday, 23 May 2017 For the millions of people whose irrational aversion to Islam impacts their quality of life daily, help might be on the way from an unorthodox source, a major study suggests. Taking a leaf from the world of cognitive-behavioural therapy, …

2017-05-26 13:49   Click to comment

Climate Scepticism: ‘Evolution is the next global crisis’—Mark Maslin tears us a new ∀®ᵀ

  How much longer can species keep up with the current pace of evolution? And if nature can’t adapt to it, will we have the moral courage to mitigate it? These are the questions today’s guest blogger, Professor Mark Maslin, so disturbingly asks in an essay we’re sure will be (and probably already is) an …

2017-05-25 12:53   Click to comment

Climate Scepticism: SHOCKA! In wake of terror, Oreskes bemoans “anti-Muslim racism and bigotry” of post-9/11 era

The day after children in Manchester were blown to bloody shreds by believers in the fundamental teachings of Islam Islamic fundamentalists, a cell-phone recording of Harvard lecturer Naomi Oreskes is raising questions about her fitness to mentor the next generation of America’s leaders. CliScep has seen the disturbing, undated footage. Harvard University so far chooses …

2017-05-25 00:36   Click to comment

Climate Scepticism: Honouring IIAWAM: How to fear Islam just the right amount

It warms the heart whenever Lewandowsky condescends to show his Face of Sanity in the lower media. But in using his name to make a pun on the term ‘Q & A,’ has the Fourth Estate finally gone too far? Prepare to be appalled, eduluminated and infotained in equal measure by today’s hi-lit article, hot …

2017-05-24 12:06   Click to comment

Climate Scepticism: Honouring IIAWAM: ‘A social history of fear and loathing’

  Euge! Eheu! It’s the International Islamophobia Awareness Week Awareness Month article we were weary of awaiting. Without any ado: a story that already had an introduction. Yours imperiously, Gaius Augustus Scepio “Scepticus” Afro-Caribbeanus, Fist of my Name, King of Low Low Prices and First of the Fist Men, The Watcher in the Early Afternoon …

2017-05-23 12:11   Click to comment

Climate Scepticism: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Islamophobia But Were Afraid of Muslims

TRIGGER WARNING The following post contains imagery of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) being escorted, shriek­ing and fouling Himself in terror, to the Underworld—apparently by a sort of demon—for a lengthy dental procedure. Many Islamophobic traditions require the avoidance of all depictions of the founder of Islam. If this is you, don’t look at it, just …

2017-05-22 04:06   Click to comment

Climate Scepticism: You can always depend on the kindness of “Daily Kos” [sp?]

Dear online, As none of you would be aware, a belligerently believalist blog by the name of Daily Kos (or was it The Daily Kos?) once sacrificed hours of its time to give yours truly a free writing workshop. As soon as their post—ostensibly on the topic of how much they were ignoring CliScep—was drawn …

2017-05-20 06:43   Click to comment

Climate Scepticism: SICK! Butchering little kids to save the planet

  Words fail. The following TIME article, which an American relative sent me today, is strictly for the strong of stomach. Most distressing, for me, is the association of Prof Mark Maslin with this story. It breaks the heart that a great scientist—and human being—like Mark would sully himself with such pure, Unsullied eco-snuff reality-porn. …

2017-05-19 12:23   Click to comment

Climate Scepticism: Tory energy policy

Theresa May launched the Conservative’s election manifesto today. Here’s the page relevant to energy policy (click for bigger version): Here are some of the key points: We want to make sure that the cost of energy in Britain is internationally competitive, both for businesses and households We will therefore commission an independent review into the …

2017-05-18 12:36   Click to comment

Climate Scepticism: Climate – conflict link debunked

The Oxford Martin School hosted a talk yesterday, “Climate violence?” presented by Professor Clionadh Raleigh from the University of Sussex. There is an introduction to her talk here, and the whole thing is available on YouTube: Andrew Montford (now Deputy Director of GWPF) has a report on the talk. The talk is about 35 minutes long …

2017-05-12 17:38   Click to comment

Climate Scepticism: Lindzen Tries Again to Calm the Furore over CO2

‘For over 30 years, I have been giving talks on the science of climate change. When, however, I speak to a non-expert audience, and attempt to explain such matters as climate sensitivity, the relation of global mean temperature anomaly to extreme weather, that warming has decreased profoundly for the past 18 years, etc., it is …

2017-05-01 16:52   Click to comment

Climate Scepticism: Correlation Between Emissions and Warming in the Central England Temperature Series

    This article by Jamal Munshi challenges the whole theory of AGW in the most radical way imaginable. From the Abstract: A comprehensive detrended correlation analysis of the daily mean Central England Temperature (CET) series for each calendar month against fossil fuel emissions for the 245-year study period 1772-2016 is presented. Time scales of …

2017-04-28 07:39   Click to comment

Climate Scepticism: What We Could Have Said At a March For Science

We should have been there–you skeptics and we lukewarmers both. We shouldn’t let those on the other side of the political fence claim science for their own. Getting there might have been half the fun–we might have been dragged off of airplanes or at least hit in the head with a baby stroller. And certainly …

2017-04-23 23:53   Click to comment

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