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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 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, House of Lords, Committee Room 4A, 20 July 2017 ** 6 – 8pm 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

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

The GWPF: Andrew Montford Appointed GWPF Deputy Director

The Global Warming Policy Foundation is delighted to announce that Andrew Montford has been appointed as Deputy Director. Andrew Montford is a writer specialising in climate change issues and is best known as the author of The Hockey Stick Illusion. He is the author of several GWPF reports, including its first one, on the Climategate Inquiries. He appears

2017-05-02 10:55   Click to comment

The GWPF: Red Teams Can Save Climate Science From Itself

London, 31 March 2017 — Prominent climate scientists tell  US Congressional committee that climate science isn’t working, but can be saved by a “red team” approach. A group of prominent US climate experts have told a Congressional committee hearing that climate science is dysfunctional, beset by bias and groupthink, and is using a profoundly unscientific

2017-03-31 13:22   Click to comment

The GWPF: The World’s First State Of The Climate Survey Based on Observations Only

London, 22 March: A report on the State of the Climate in 2016 which is based exclusively on observations rather than climate models is published today by the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF).    Compiled by Dr Ole Humlum, Professor of Physical Geography at the University Centre in Svalbard (Norway), the new climate survey is

2017-03-22 10:51   Click to comment

The GWPF: As Polar Bear Numbers Increase, GWPF Calls For Re-assessment Of Endangered Species Status

On the occasion of International Polar Bear Day, the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) is calling on the U.S. Administration to re-assess the ‘endangered species’ status of polar bears.  On May 15, 2008, the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service listed the polar bear as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. The listing is based on

2017-02-27 11:52   Click to comment

The GWPF: New Paper: Computer Predictions Of Climate Alarm Are Flawed

Claims that the planet is threatened by man-made global warming are based on science that is based on inadequate computer modelling. That is the conclusion of a new briefing paper published today by the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF). The report’s author, eminent American climatologist Professor Judith Curry, explains that climate alarm depends on highly complex computer simulations

2017-02-21 09:05   Click to comment

The GWPF: Germany’s Energiewende: A Disaster In The Making

In 2012, I had the pleasure of delivering the GWPF annual lecture at the Royal Society. I described the Energiewende of the German government – its plan to transition to a low-carbon energy supply – in the aftermath of the tsunami catastrophe at Fukushima. At that time, Germany’s conservative/liberal government had decided to dismantle 19

2017-01-25 12:57   Click to comment

The GWPF: Have A Very Merry Christmas From Everyone At the GWPF

Wishing all our friends, readers and supporters a Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year from everyone at the GWPF.

2016-12-23 08:31   Click to comment

The GWPF: Report Reveals £300 Billion Cost Of Britain’s Climate Change Act

London, 11 December: A new report by Peter Lilley MP published today by the Global Warming Policy Foundation reveals the extraordinary £319 billion cost of Britain’s Climate Change Act. The report, which is based entirely on official figures, exposes the mischievous attempts by ministers to try and disguise the true cost to households. “Britain has been gulled

2016-12-11 08:00   Click to comment

The GWPF: A Brief History Of Arctic Angst

Until the noise of a century of media hype and unscientific speculation about the Arctic has been removed from the public debate, science will be unable to explain what, if anything, the signal from the Arctic is telling us. In the last days of the Northern hemisphere’s summer, the sea ice that covers part of

2016-11-21 09:46   Click to comment

The GWPF: Professor Garth Paltridge Joins GWPF’s Academic Advisory Council

The Global Warming Policy Foundation is pleased to announce that Professor Garth W Paltridge has joined the GWPF’s Academic Advisory Council. Dr Paltridge is a an atmospheric physicist and Emeritus Professor at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies at the University of Tasmania. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and was a

2016-11-02 10:03   Click to comment

The GWPF: Science Is In Deep Trouble, New Paper Shows

London 31 October:  A new report published by the Global Warming Policy Foundation reveals the extent to which current policy-making is reliant on untrustworthy peer-reviewed research, much of which cannot be replicated and “may be simply untrue”.   “Fraudulent research makes it past gatekeepers at even the most prestigious journals,” says Donna Laframboise, the study’s

2016-10-31 09:50   Click to comment

The GWPF: Matt Ridley: Global Warming Versus Global Greening

Matt Ridley delivered the 2016 Annual GWPF Lecture at the Royal Society, London 17 October — Full lecture (pdf)

2016-10-30 11:57   Click to comment

The GWPF: Peter Lilley Calls On UK Government To Abandon Fatally Flawed Stern Review

It is now ten years since the publication of the controversial Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change. A new assessment of its evolution and shortcomings published today by the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) comes to a damning verdict. Peter Lilley MP, a former senior UK Minister, and one of only five MPs who voted

2016-10-28 09:01   Click to comment

The GWPF: Donna Laframboise: Peer Review — Why Skepticism Is Essential

Science is currently in the grip of a ’reproducibility crisis’ so severe that the editor of a prominent journal has declared that ‘much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue’. Media coverage declaring that ’science is broken’ has become commonplace. Prior to the 2009 Copenhagen climate summit, Peter Doherty, winner of the

2016-10-27 13:40   Click to comment

The GWPF: Donna Laframboise: Science Is In Trouble

We’ve all heard the buzzword. Whether it’s an anti-bullying program in Finland, an alcohol awareness initiative in Texas, or climate change responses around the globe, we’re continually assured that government policies are ‘evidence-based.’ Science itself guides our footsteps. There’s just one problem: science is in deep trouble. Last year, Richard Horton, editor of The Lancet,…

2016-10-27 13:35   Click to comment

The GWPF: Matt Ridley: Global Warming Versus Global Greening

2016 ANNUAL GWPF LECTURE The Royal Society, London 17 October 2016 Matt Ridley delivers 2016 Annual GWPF Lecture at the Royal Society, 17 October I am a passionate champion of science. I have devoted most of my career to celebrating and chronicling scientific discovery. I think the scientific method is humankind’s greatest achievement, and that

2016-10-18 17:11   Click to comment

The GWPF: Technical papers, coming soon

We’ll shortly be publishing technical papers in this section.

2016-08-29 11:26   Click to comment

The GWPF: Energy-Intensive Industries: Climate Policy Casualties

In this new paper, the GWPF’s energy editor John Constable shows that governments have underestimated and misled the public about the impact of climate policies on energy-intensive businesses. Full paper (pdf)

2016-08-22 16:34   Click to comment

The GWPF: New Paper Reveals Hidden Cost Of UK Climate Policy

A new paper published today by the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF)  confirms suspicions that previous governments have misled the public about the impact of climate policies on businesses such as Tata Steel. There are three main faults in government analysis: 1. Instead of showing the impact of climate policies on profitability (Gross Operating Surplus),

2016-08-19 07:49   Click to comment

The GWPF: John Constable Joins GWPF’s Academic Advisory Council

The Global Warming Policy Foundation is pleased to announce that Dr John Constable has joined the GWPF’s Academic Advisory Council. John Constable is a British energy analyst and the GWPF’s energy editor. Amongst his many energy-related publications are The Green Mirage: Why the low carbon economy may be further off than we think (Civitas: London,

2016-06-28 11:54   Click to comment

The GWPF: GWPF Climate Briefing: Antarctic Sea Ice Growth

A new study claims to shed some light on the Antarctic’s resilience to global warming.  

2016-06-04 15:04   Click to comment

The GWPF: Paris Agreement: A Blank Cheque For CO2 Emissions By China And India

The Paris Climate Agreement, far from securing a reduction in global CO2 emissions, is fundamentally a blank cheque that allows China and India to increase their emissions as they see fit in pursuit of economic growth. This is the conclusion of a new paper by Law Professor David Campbell (Lancaster University Law School) and published today

2016-05-26 08:00   Click to comment

The GWPF: GWPF Climate Briefing: Canadian Wildfires

Environmentalists have blamed the recent forest fires in Alberta, Canada on climate change. But there is very little evidence to support their claims.

2016-05-25 16:02   Click to comment

The GWPF: Roasting The Coffee Apocalypse

Concerns have emerged that climate change is causing a “Coffee Apocalypse.” But there are good reasons for being cautious about these predictions.

2016-05-17 15:17   Click to comment

The GWPF: GWPF Climate Briefing: Atlantic Sea Surface Cooling

New analysis from Vancore Weather suggests the Atlantic has entered a new cooling phase, with implications for regional climate and global temperature.   Read more here

2016-05-06 14:31   Click to comment

The GWPF: Professor Anastasios Tsonis Joins GWPF Academic Advisory Council

The Global Warming Policy Foundation is pleased to announce that Professor Anastasios Tsonis has joined the GWPF’s Academic Advisory Council. Dr Tsonis is an American atmospheric scientist and distinguished professor at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. His research focuses on the study of climate dynamics and global change. His work has led to the Tsonis criterion,

2016-05-05 12:11   Click to comment

The GWPF: Parched Earth Policy: Drought, Heatwave and Conflict

This paper examines environmentalists’ statements about droughts and heatwaves and finds them to be highly misleading. — Full paper (pdf)

2016-04-25 16:10   Click to comment

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