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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: Battery Storage “Not An Economic Prospect”

Consumers warned to avoid battery storage for rooftop solar systems London 16 April 2018. Rechargeable batteries are said to be a way to extend the appeal of rooftop solar installations, storing the energy generated during the day for use at night. Home energy storage looks set to become big business: Tesla has already entered the

2018-04-16 10:21   Click to comment

The GWPF: GWPF Criticises Ofcom For Getting It Wrong On IPCC And Extreme Weather

London, 10 April: The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) has criticised Ofcom for its ruling against a BBC interview with Lord Lawson.   In his interview with the BBC’s Today Programme on 10 August 2017, Lord Lawson pointed out that while some extreme events had increased, others had diminished. Overall, however, extreme weather events had

2018-04-10 11:00   Click to comment

The GWPF: New Paper: Unseen Worlds Of Wonder Under Our Noses

New understanding of ultra-long timescales provides a new take  on climate.   London, 6 April 2018 A newly published paper in the journal Physica A suggests that there is an undiscovered universe all around us that we are too short-lived to perceive. Authors Prof. Christopher Essex (Applied Mathematics, University of Western Ontario) and Prof. Anastasios Tsonis (Mathematical

2018-04-06 09:27   Click to comment

The GWPF: Professor Ole Humlum Joins GWPF’s Academic Advisory Council

The Global Warming Policy Foundation is pleased to announce that Professor Ole Humlum has joined the GWPF’s Academic Advisory Council. Dr Humlum is a former Professor of Physical Geography at the University Centre in Svalbard, Norway, and Emeritus Professor of Physical Geography at the University of Oslo. He is a member of the Norwegian Scientific

2018-04-04 09:35   Click to comment

The GWPF: State of The Climate Report Reveals 23-Year Temperature Pause in the Stratosphere

London 27 March 2018: A new report from the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) counters media hype over recent warm global temperatures, showing that almost all of the sudden increase in temperatures in the last couple of years was caused by a record strong natural El Nino phenomenon rather than global warming. The report’s author,

2018-03-27 09:15   Click to comment

The GWPF: Svensmark Sr & Jr: The Connection Between Cosmic Rays, Clouds and Climate

Prof Henrik Svensmark & Jacob Svensmark The Connection Between Cosmic Rays, Clouds and Climate Presentation in the House of Lords, London, 13 March 2018   Prof Henrik Svensmark & Jacob Svensmark: The Connection Between Cosmic Rays, Clouds and Climate.  Presentation in the House of Lords, London, 13 March 2018 (pdf)   

2018-03-17 14:57   Click to comment

The GWPF: Henrik & Jacob Svensmark Interview: The Connection Between Cosmic Rays, Clouds and Climate

Prof Henrik Svensmark & Jacob Svensmark discuss the connection between cosmic rays, clouds and climate with the GWPF’s Benny Peiser and Jonny Bairstow from Energy Live News. Prof Henrik Svensmark & Jacob Svensmark: The Connection Between Cosmic Rays, Clouds and Climate. Presentation in the House of Lords, London, 13 March 2018 (pdf)

2018-03-16 10:03   Click to comment

The GWPF: “Climate-Industrial Complex” Wasting £100 Billion And Shutting Down Debate – Warns Lilley

Former Trade and Industry Minister, Peter Lilley warns that vested interests in the renewables industry, politicians of all parties, the bureaucracy and academia have together largely suppressed debate about their reckless waste of public money exposed by the government’s own Review of the Cost of Energy by Dieter Helm. In a paper published by the

2018-03-05 11:08   Click to comment

The GWPF: New Report: Polar Bears Are Thriving

New report says that polar bears are doing well despite reductions in sea-ice.   Toronto, 27 February: In a new report published by London-based think tank, the Global Warming Policy Foundation, zoologist Susan Crockford says that predictions that climate change is bringing about the demise of these iconic creatures have proven to be far from the

2018-02-27 10:30   Click to comment

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: New Study: Climate Groupthink Leads To 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 by Professor

2018-02-20 13:44   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


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