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The Global Warming Policy Foundation was launched by Lord Lawson and Dr Benny Peiser on 23 November 2009 in the House of Lords – in the run-up to the Copenhagen Climate Summit.
Lord Lawson and Benny Peiser launching the GWPF
Introducing the new think tank, Lord Lawson explained its origin:

“Last year I brought out a book on global warming which (rather to my surprise) generated an enormous feedback, almost all of it positive. A number of those who wrote to me, who included scientists, engineers and others with an experienced background, urged me not to leave the matter there but to follow it up in some way. It was this that led me to found the think-tank we are launching today, which can achieve far more than I could on my own.”

The Global Warming Policy Foundation says it is unique. "We are an all-party and non-party think tank and a registered educational charity which, while open-minded on the contested science of global warming, is deeply concerned about the costs and other implications of many of the policies currently being advocated."

Recent Articles

The GWPF: New Study: Climate Groupthink Leads To A Dead End

London, 21 February: A new report published by the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) shows that both the science and policy of the climate debate are shaped and driven by an almost flawless example of classical Groupthink.     Written by one of Britain’s leading newspaper columnists Christopher Booker, the report is based on research

2018-02-20 23:05   Click to comment

The GWPF: State of the Polar Bear Report 2017

Global Warming Policy Foundation To Launch State of the Polar Bear Report 2017 Coinciding with International Polar Bear Day (27 February), the GWPF’s State of the Polar Bear Report summarizes clear, reliable and concise information on the current state of polar bears in the Arctic since 2014, relative to historical records. It highlights up-to-date data and research

2018-02-20 15:15   Click to comment

The GWPF: Benny Peiser: What Is Climate Realism?

Understanding Agreement & Disagreement in Climate Science What is Climate Realism? There are many scientific agreements and disagreements in climate science. While there is general agreement about the modern global warming trend (since 1850), scientific controversies increase as climate research moves further back in time, and predictions move further into the future. Climate realism…

2018-02-18 15:29   Click to comment

The GWPF: BBC Gets It Wrong Again On Global Warming

London, 24 January: The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) has lodged a new complaint to the BBC about its misleading reporting on global warming.   The BBC’s News at Ten programme on the 18th of January 2018 contained two factual errors in its report of the global temperature of 2017. The errors were in the cue

2018-01-24 09:32   Click to comment

The GWPF: New Paper: Public Health Commission Is “Sacrificing The Poor”

London, 18 January: A pair of influential reports published by the medical journal, The Lancet, are a “gross distortion” of public health science and threaten to devastate public health in the developing world. That is the warning by eminent epidemiologist Mikko Paunio. The Lancet Commissions on Pollution and Health have claimed that the third world is suffering

2018-01-18 09:28   Click to comment

The GWPF: BBC Accepts Lord Lawson’s Climate Complaint

London, 9 January: The BBC have accepted Lord Lawson’s complaint that they made a serious factual error in claiming that reindeers were in “steep decline” because of climate change. The alarming claim that reindeer populations across Northern Russia were “in steep decline because of climate change”, was made during the first episode of the recent

2018-01-09 10:51   Click to comment

The GWPF: Merry Christmas To All Our Friends And Readers

Wishing all our members, readers and supporters a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

2017-12-21 10:19   Click to comment

The GWPF: Professor Larry Gould Joins GWPF’s Academic Advisory Council

The Global Warming Policy Foundation is pleased to announce that Professor Laurence Gould has joined the GWPF’s Academic Advisory Council. Laurence (“Larry”) Gould is Professor of Physics at the University of Hartford. He is Past Chair of the New England Section of the American Physical Society and is Chairman of the Executive Board of the

2017-12-13 11:35   Click to comment

The GWPF: New Book: Climate Policy Cart Led Climate Science Horse

New history of global warming science reveals that discovery of man-made influence was a political demand.   London, 23 November: A new book on the origins of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the global warming movement reveals that the 1995 discovery of ‘discernible’ evidence for a man-made influence on climate was a response to demands of

2017-11-23 08:00   Click to comment

The GWPF: Polar Bear Week: Twenty Good Reasons To Celebrate Polar Bear Resilience

Just in time for Polar Bear Week, the Global Warming Policy Foundation has published a new resource for cooling the polar bear spin. This week is Polar Bear Week (5-11 Nov 2017). Although few in the media have chosen to report it, polar bears represent a major conservation success story. Today, the Global Warming Policy Foundation

2017-11-06 14:03   Click to comment

The GWPF: Truly Green? How Germany’s ‘Energy Transition’ Is Destroying Nature

Germany’s green energy transition is destroying vast swathes of nature, agricultural lands and forests. In the name of climate policy, rare birds and endangered species are being killed while much of the countryside is transformed into industrial parks. Michael Miersch from the Deutsche Wildtier Stiftung recently gave a talk in the House of Lords about renewable energy’s devastating…

2017-11-03 16:04   Click to comment

The GWPF: Green Tyranny

Exposing the totalitarian roots of the Climate Industrial Complex Book launch of Rupert Darwall’s new book Where: House of Lords, Committee Room G, London SW1 When: 1 November 2017 – 6:30-8:00pm Climate change was political long before Al Gore first started talking about it. In the 1970s, the Swedish Social Democrats used global warming to

2017-10-25 08:57   Click to comment

The GWPF: New Report: World Bank “Abandons The Poor”

A new report: The Anti-Development Bank: The World Bank’s Regressive Energy Policies by the London-based Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) finds that the World Bank has abdicated its primary mission of tackling poverty in the developing world. The report, written by author and former Treasury adviser Rupert Darwall, with a foreword by the distinguished economist

2017-10-13 00:02   Click to comment

The GWPF: Video: Tony Abbott’s GWPF Lecture ‘Daring to Doubt’

The Honourable Tony Abbott MP delivers the 2017 Annual GWPF Lecture in London, 09 October.

2017-10-11 08:56   Click to comment

The GWPF: Tony Abbott: Daring To Doubt

The Honourable Tony Abbott MP, former Prime Minister of Australia, delivered the 2017 Annual GWPF Lecture. London 9 October 2017 Full lecture

2017-10-10 16:18   Click to comment

The GWPF: Tony Abbott: Daring To Doubt

2017 Annual GWPF Lecture The Honourable Tony Abbott MP Former Prime Minister of Australia  ‘Daring To Doubt’ London, 9 October 2017 Thank you for giving me the same platform that you’ve previously given to fellow Australians John Howard and George Pell. I will strive to be worthy of their example and their friendship; to offer

2017-10-09 19:30   Click to comment

The GWPF: Tony Abbott To Deliver 2017 Annual GWPF Lecture

The Global Warming Policy Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2017 Annual GWPF Lecture will be delivered by   The Honourable Tony Abbott MP Former Prime Minister of Australia on ‘Daring to Doubt’   When: Monday 9 October 2017 — 7:00pm Where: Institution of Mechanical Engineers, One Birdcage Walk, London SW1H 9JJ Attendance is by

2017-10-05 11:35   Click to comment

The GWPF: Forget The Spin: Offshore Wind Costs Are Not Falling

Spin put on the government’s recently announced strike prices to three large offshore wind farms has misled many into thinking that the costs of offshore wind are falling. However, no actual capital cost figures have been provided for the three windfarms (Hornsea, Moray East, or Triton Knoll), and the strike prices are a poor guide

2017-09-25 00:01   Click to comment

The GWPF: Data used in G. Hughes, C. Aris and J. Constable (2017), Offshore wind: Behind the Headlines

Offshore wind data (Excel)

2017-09-23 00:01   Click to comment

The GWPF: GWPF TV: Climate Hysteria Vs Hurricane Resilience

Linking hurricanes to climate change is not based on empirical science and threatens to misdirect policies.   Hurricane Harvey was the first major hurricane to strike the USA since 2005. The storm made landfall in Houston, causing widespread damage, mostly from flooding. And then Harvey was followed by Hurricane Irma, which landed in Florida. The return

2017-09-22 10:08   Click to comment

The GWPF: BBC Reprimands Science Presenter For Campaign Against Labour MP Graham Stringer

The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) has welcomed the BBC’s reprimand for one of its science presenters who started a political campaign against Graham Stringer, Labour MP for Blackley and Broughton and a member of the GWPF’s board of trustees. Graham Stringer MP has been a member of the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee since 2006

2017-09-18 14:32   Click to comment

The GWPF: Ocean Cycles, Not Humans, May Be Behind Most Observed Climate Change

An eminent atmospheric scientist says that natural cycles may be largely responsible for climate changes seen in recent decades.    In a new report published by the Global Warming Policy Foundation, Anastasios Tsonis, emeritus distinguished professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, describes new and cutting-edge research into natural climatic cycles,…

2017-09-15 09:21   Click to comment

The GWPF: Tony Abbott To Deliver 2017 Annual GWPF Lecture

The Global Warming Policy Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2017 Annual GWPF Lecture will be delivered by   The Honourable Tony Abbott MP Former Prime Minister of Australia   When: Monday 9 October 2017 — 7:00pm Where: Institution of Mechanical Engineers, One Birdcage Walk, London SW1H 9JJ Attendance is by invitation only

2017-08-31 11:35   Click to comment

The GWPF: The UK Met Offices Model Muddle

The Met Offices’s model-based rainfall forecasts have not stood up to empirical tests, and do not seem to give better advice than observational records. In July this year, scientists from the UK Meteorological Office released a new study estimating the risk of UK regions suffering a record-breaking monthly rainfall between the months of October and March.

2017-08-03 12:42   Click to comment

The GWPF: Clive James: ‘Climate Alarmists Were Bound To Run Out Of Credibility’

The legendary author, poet, journalist and humorist, Clive James has recently been casting a weary eye over the state of the climate debate and has concluded that climate alarmists are on the ropes:   “The proponents of man-made climate catastrophe asked us for so many leaps of faith that they were bound to run out

2017-07-31 08:00   Click to comment

The GWPF: Briefing: State of UK Shale Developments

The GWPF has published a new briefing note on the state of the United Kingdom’s shale gas and oil developments. It reveals that while the industry is engaged in exploration activities, there have been some promising new developments which suggest that the sector is entering a critical phase. Chief among these are new planning permissions

2017-07-24 11:25   Click to comment

The GWPF: Video: Roger Pielke Jr. on ‘Climate Politics as Manichean Paranoia’

Talk by Prof Roger Pielke Jr. at the GWPF, London 20 July 2017 The decision by US President Donald Trump to remove the US from the Paris Agreement on climate change was met with both derision and applause. Such is climate politics in the United States in the 21st century. This talk focuses on climate politics

2017-07-24 11:12   Click to comment

The GWPF: New Report: CCS Would Make Renewables And Nuclear Energy Look Cheap

Eminent energy economist warns that carbon capture and storage will never be viable That is the stark message of Professor Gordon Hughes, Professor of Economics at the University of Edinburgh and a former adviser to the World Bank. In a new report published by the Global Warming Policy Foundation, Professor Hughes says that claims that

2017-06-28 00:10   Click to comment

The GWPF: Roger Pielke Jr: Climate Politics as Manichean Paranoia

Talk by Prof Roger Pielke Jr., University of Colorado London, 55 Tufton Street, SW1P 3QL 20 July 2017 ** 6.30 – 8.30pm Roger Pielke Jr. The decision by US President Donald Trump to remove the US from the Paris Agreement on climate change was met with both derision and applause. Such is climate politics in the United

2017-06-16 16:23   Click to comment

The GWPF: UK Film Premiere: The Uncertainty Has Settled

The Global Warming Policy Foundation is proud to announce it will screen the UK premiere of the award-winning film The Uncertainty Has Settled in London on 18 May.     After eight years of travelling through conflict and poverty zones, Marijn Poels – a left wing filmmaker/journalist – decides to take some time off. In

2017-05-03 12:33   Click to comment


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