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This is the blog of Mike Haseler who lives in Scotland and is a sceptic - not just of climate but his interests also include archaeology and politics.

Recent Articles

Scottish Sceptic: Why the CO2 “heat trapping” or Greenhouse “blanket” model is wrong

If you look at any explanation of the “Greenhouse effect” you will undoubtedly find it explained in simple terms as CO2 acting to “trap heat” in the atmosphere like a blanket. That is provably false and this article explains why. …

2018-01-09 10:00   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: Acid Rain and 1970-2000 Global warming

For a while I’ve known that the 1970-2000 warming which caused the Global warming scare was a result of 1970s moves to reduce atmospheric pollution. This is clearly shown by the strong correlation between the areas with most intense warming …

2018-01-03 09:31   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: Mann: if the model does not fit the data, change the data

In any subject a culture can be created, and that culture may make some things permissible that otherwise would not as well as making taboo that which would normally considered acceptable. For years, having seen the protestations of self-styled “Climate …

2018-01-02 11:51   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: Trumps global warming tweet

I often find this. I hear someone in the public eye say something I think is extremely mild and so hardly give it a passing thought, and then when I finally start reading about it, it turns out to have …

2018-01-01 01:18   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: Insane unreliables: to cost 10,000 Euros per household – Happy Newyear

An interesting tweet across came I Destroyers of wealth. https://t.co/UPUw8DMHdA — Patrick Moore (@EcoSenseNow) December 31, 2017 It contained the following graph First we need to recognise that capacity is nowhere near the same as average delivered power. I think …

2017-12-31 17:43   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: Global Boring

As a scientist, you’d expect me to make decisions rationally. So why have I stopped being a full time sceptic. The reason is that people just didn’t seem to be interested in the subject any longer. I couldn’t point to …

2017-12-31 14:16   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: Protected: Dick Lindzen described this bit as groteque – and he agrees!

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2017-12-30 08:30   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: Greenhouse theories compared

There are now several different models trying to explain or calculate the Greenhouse effect. None of them are perfect. The best models are too complex and not even understood by some top scientists who have failed to spot the importance …

2017-12-29 21:49   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: The necessary requirements for a “Greenhouse effect”

First, as so many have so many times said, the so called “Greenhouse effect” is completely different in physics to a real greenhouse. Instead as I outlined in my last post, the effect stems from the lapse rate: that the …

2017-12-29 00:10   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: The connection between Global Warming and the earth’s core temperature

There are few times that I can have been so genuinely surprised at what is such a stunning connection as this. It all started with a tweet by @SteveSGoddard (Tony Heller) Earth’s interior is hot because of low thermal conductivity …

2017-12-28 23:19   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: Climate fraudsters

We all knew that the climate fraudsters were tampering with the data from individual stations. That has been well documented, and it was clear that what we could see was just the tip of the ice-berg. However, despite the eco-nutters …

2017-12-28 14:48   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: Climate Swings & Roundabouts

Everyone who is anyone in Climate knows that NASA gave up with producing a global temperature figure when the pause had gone on long enough to be a total embarrassment to these huff and puff merchants. Instead they started producing …

2017-12-28 10:11   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: Father Christmas’ contribution to global warming

The lapse rate or average change in temperature is about 6.5C/km which means we have to change altitude by a mere 15m per 0.1C change. Furthermore, it has come to my attention that whilst Father Christmas comes down many chimneys …

2017-12-25 00:06   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: An Xmas present to sceptics: Svensmark, Cosmic rays & Clouds

For nearly 20 years the idiots pushing the politicised climate scam have asserted that “the science is settled” and denied any other possible cause to climate change other than CO2. That only works as a propaganda tool if there isn’t …

2017-12-19 13:35   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: Trump to open up climate to actual debate

For those sceptics like me who’ve seen the evidence and followed the appalling behaviour of climate nutter academics, there has been no doubt that those like NASA are little more than environmental activists pretending to be scientists in order to …

2017-12-11 15:51   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: The Celts are no more – the Celtic myth has fallen!

Nearly two decades after I first highlighted the fact that there is no evidence that the Britons were Celts, it seems that British archaeologists and historians have finally accepted this fact. However, you can be forgiven for not having heard …

2017-12-09 17:26   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: What makes a liquid viscous?

Anyone who has done physics, will have heard of viscosity which is usually described in terms like “honey is viscous because it doesn’t flow freely and water is not”. Fortunately … just the mention of viscosity ought to be enough …

2017-12-05 12:23   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: User’s experience with Openoffice (Libre) Database called “Base”

As a thoroughly convinced supporter of most products of Openoffice I regularly use the spreadsheet for all kinds of things. So, when I wanted to analyse some historical sites I naturally started by importing a CSV (comma separated variable) file …

2017-12-04 12:06   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: The physics of mud (it’s a load of *&%$!!)

From my previous experience examining the physics of falling over, I’ve realised that the simplest things are often the hardest to explain. This is an unfinished article – unfinished because I’m metaphorically “stuck in the mud”. I’ve been reading up …

2017-11-11 14:45   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: The future of global warming

There’s no doubt that global warming is a load of unscientific nonsense, but it’s far from clear what that means in terms of the future, because although the climate is clearly not going to comply with this idiocy in the …

2017-11-08 09:16   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: Understanding rivers

For an obscure reason I’m trying to understand rivers and particularly the changes in width, depth & velocity along a river. Introduction For anyone new to rivers, the important property of rivers is that water having once joined a river …

2017-10-31 13:56   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: The real difference between black and white

For a long time I have totally rejected the idea that I’m white – for the simple reason that I’m not, nor am I black, nor in reality is anyone black or white. Instead these were terms invented to highlight …

2017-10-25 13:50   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: Climate modelers are not scientists.

I’ve long known that climate modellers were charlatan “scientists” who only got called that term by gullible media, politicians and politically motivated academics and other campaign groups. However, I’ve never seen such a coherent condemnation of them as on WUWT. …

2017-10-24 12:19   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: Can you spot the cause of “global” warming?

In a previous article I outlined the evidence showing that so called “global warming” that occurred after the global cooling scare in the 1970s and up to the pause around 2001 was far from global. This far from “global” warming …

2017-10-14 09:14   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: EU: two years of utter crap – and then we leave + new PM

Like the old Roman empire – that controlled trade by building walls, the EU has created its empire by denying free trade to small countries on its borders that then face a choice, between trying to scrape a living where …

2017-10-05 11:35   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: The banning of Scottish dawn – What’s this about – a police state?

I can’t remember the reason … I think it was reading yet again about Google and others censuring the web. Which having fought to have the science heard on climate and had those morons push traffic to anti-science sites, I …

2017-09-28 15:58   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: The hardest word in Science is “sorry”

Having spent over a decade trying to get the idiots in academia to admit what was blindingly obvious to anyone who looked at the data: that they vastly overstated the science and were frankly deluded in their predictions, it has …

2017-09-21 13:14   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: And it looks like it’s all over

Knowing the the alarmists are on the run – and having lost over a decade of income – I’ve been trying to catch up on a few things that have needed doing – such as (rebuilding) the house. However, I …

2017-09-20 18:24   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: Is there really little fundamental difference between Smoke & steam?

For years I was led to believe that there was a fundamental difference between these three things: However, I recently read a report on the constituent of “smoke” and discovered that one of the main ingredients of what we call …

2017-09-10 11:42   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: Is the internet Killing Scottish Teaching?

Without going too much into the details last term my daughter’s school unilaterally decided to prevent her doing German – due entirely to the school ordaining the children will no longer do as many Nat 5 (equivalent to English O …

2017-09-08 00:18   Click to comment


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