Monday, 27 September 2010

The cull of the UK Climate Quangos!

                Some of the UK climate quangos are getting the chop in the coalition government`s drive for deficit reduction.  Those that will go immediately are Sir Jonathan Porritt`s  Sustainable Development Commission, the Advisory committee on Carbon abatement Technologies and the Renewables Advisory Board.  Under review are the Carbon Trust, the Energy Savings Trust, and the Environment Agency.  Even the sacred cow of the
DECC  itself may be in line for reduction or even  absorption into another department according to a report in the Guardian on 22 September.  Long may it continue!
                         Patrick Henningsen who also reported the possible imminent demise of DECC in his blog says " what preachers of AGW and climate change are slowly discovering is that no amount of spin and political propaganda can cover up a lack of results over a long stretch-----taxpayers cannot back departments, much less policies that do not deliver benefits to the public welfare.  here in the UK we have a government department(the DECC) which is busying itself with an apocalyptic event---that is not even happening!"

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Senior German Parliamentarian comes out against man made climate change!

             Marie -Luise Dott a senior German parliamentarian and a member of Angela Merkel`s environment committee has come out against man made climate change.  She has come under fierce attack from the alarmist lobby.  She said  referring to man made climate alarmism that  it was a "replacement religion, and that anyone who dared to express doubt could be branded an outlaw, forced to confess sins, sent to purgatory or even cast into hell----free scientific thinking is a myth here".   see www.notrickszone/2010/09/20german-parliamentarian-

Friday, 17 September 2010

Wilkes Land Glacial History 2010 Expedition discovers Antarctic transition in 55Ma

                The Wilkes Land Glacial History Team, led by Dr Carlotta Escutia of Granada University and Dr Henk Brinkhuis of Utrecht University in the Netherlands, has just completed a two month drilling programme of geological samples from the sea floor near Antactica.  Called the Integrated Ocean drilling Programme( IODP) they have found that about 55Ma Antarctica was a warm sub tropical paradise with carbon dioxide levels eleven times todays value.   Suddenly within a relatively short geological time frame of 0.5Ma it reverted to a freezing ice covered cold expanse with ice sheets, what we see today.  At the transition carbon dioxide levels and temperature fell quickly and dramatically. No catastrophic global heating emergency due to carbon dioxide levels. Alarmist lobby please note!

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Ryanair boss Michael O`Leary denies climate change is caused by humans

    Ryanair boss Michael O`Leary has attacked man made climate change as xxxxxxxx!  The chief executive of
Europe`s biggest and most successful airline has denied that humans are heating up the planet.  He agreed that the climate is changing but denies it is caused by  man made emissions of carbon dioxide, such as those from planes.  The climate has been changing since time immemorial he said.

Saturday, 11 September 2010

UK Carbon Reduction Commitment will destroy the UK economy

           As a result of the UK Climate Change Act of 2008 new laws have been introduced for UK industry
called the Carbon Reduction Commitment.   Alone among the developed nations these measures by the UK government  are built on a lie, that climate change is a result of  carbon emissions from human activity. As a result UK industry and so the UK economy will be greatly harmed.    There will be no economic recovery.  There is no scientific  evidence that climate change is a result of human activity but massive scientific evidence that it is a perfectly natural process.  This is the greatest deception ever perpetuated on the human race and as a consequence the UK population in particular will  suffer.  Not only the UK government but parts of the UK press must also be blamed for their biased reporting. Dr Roy Spencer one of NASA`s ,most respected scientists has made the case for natural climate change(see a report in a earlier post on this blog), also over 31 000 graduate scientists take the same view(, and in addition around 700 leading climate scientists on the Environment committee web site of the US Congress.  by contrat how many support the IPCC summaries for policy makers?   Sixty maybe seventy!  With an eye on the next juicy grant!
               Reconstruction of paleoclimatological carbon dioxide concentrations demonstrates that carbon dioxide levels today are near their lowest level since the Cambrian era when levels were 20 times what they are today with no runaway greenhouse effect.  In past ice ages carbon dioxide levels have been much higher than today.
                    Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant but an essential gas for life.  The American Association for Industrial Health says that levels of carbon dioxide would have to be 100 000ppm(parts per million) before it would affect human health.  At present it is a mere 387 ppm, the lowest in history.  In fact it is dangerously low with potentially serious consequences for human breathing.     The earth has warmed around half a degree since 1950 and is now entering a cooling period. Dr M Latif one of the IPCC chief scientists has confirmed this and Dr Jones of CRU(climate research unit)  fame at the University of East Anglia has said in a BBC intervew in February this year that "there has been no statistically significant global warming since 1995"   So why all the fuss about carbon dioxide?    In the MWR(Medieval Warm Period 950-1300)  temperatures were at least  four degrees higher than today, even in the 1930s and 1940s temperatures were higher than today.  We need to see an increase in carbon dioxide levels not a decrease.  The recommended levels of carbon dioxide in workplaces for a eight hour day is about 5000ppm with concert goers experiencing levels of 10 000ppm with no ill affects!  The US department of Agriculture has determined that a one percent increase in carbon dioxide boosts crop yields by 8 percent!  Those with respiratory problems are often given increased levels of carbon dioxide up to 130 times todays level.   The health protection agency of the UK in its report on climate in 2008 concluded that " no change in heat related deaths
occurred during the period 1971-2003".  This was a warming period!  Dr H Macabee a speaker at the 4th Heartland Climate Conference in Chicago in May noted that even if the IPCC was correct about a  temperature rise later this century  of four degrees it would prevent an estimated  170 million deaths by 2100!   So why the haste to reduce carbon dioxide levels?  Do some of these alarmists have another agenda?     The earth would greatly prosper with more carbon dioxide as happened under the Vikings when they populated Greenland during the Medieval Warm Period
                     The manipulation of the surface temperature record highlighted by Joseph D`Aleo and Anthony Watts in their massive SPPI paper would indicate strong doubts exist as to the reliability of temperature records from surface stations.  The removal of many of those stations in cooler locations is of particular concern.  The Russian authorities strongly criticised the Met office for not using threequarters of their stations most of which were in cooler regions of Russia!    Falling carbon dioxide levels would seriously impact life
as we know it, reducing agricultural production for a growing population and increasing the liklihood of food shortages and famine.  Reducing carbon dioxide levels will lead to many deaths.  Is there a connection between this carbon dioxide reduction and those who advocate a reduction in the earth`s population?  

Dr Roy Spencer leading US NASA scientist maintains climate sensitivity is low

           Dr Roy Spencer(http;// the US science team leader for the advanced microwave scanning radiometer flying on the NASA Aqua satellite maintains that satellite evidence shows that climate sensitivity is low. As a result he maintains external forcing(greenhouse , sun etc) is not needed. Dr Spencer has done recent work on the response of clouds to warming.   He says that small fluctuations in atmospheric and oceanic circulation systems can cause small changes in average cloudiness so external forcing is not needed.  Most climate change is the result of the climate system itself!  (personal communication with Dr Spencer).

         Comparing the NOAA  temperature measurements which are thermometer based and which have spurious issues associated with them(see  Surface Temperature Record by D`Aleo and Watts) with satellite data would indicate that the satellite temperature data points to 2010 being cooler than the El Nino 1998 year. With significant global ocean cooling taking place this will be reflected in the measurements of the troposphere.
(see  Dr R Spencer The Great Global Warming Blunder: How Mother Nature fooled the World`s Top Climate Scientists)  available from Amazon books on the internet.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

New paper: Surface Temperature Record: Policy Driven Deception?

           This new paper by Joseph D`Aleo and Anthony Watts two of America`s most respected and experienced meteorologists can be found on the SPPI ( site, click on "papers".  This 200 page work details the manipulation, exaggeration and deception behind much of the global warming movement today.  They conclude that the instrument temperature data for the pre satellite era 1850-1980 has been so widely systematically and uni-directionally tampered with that it cannot be credibly asserted there has been any significant global warming in the 20th century.  Indeed this squares with the recent comment by Dr Phil Jones of CRU at the University of East Anglia  in a recent BBC interview in which he said "his surface temperature data are in such disarray they probably cannot be verified or replicated".
           They note that global terrestrial temperature data are compromised because more than three quarters of the 6000 stations that once reported are no longer being used in data trend analysis.  The NOAA(National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) stations lost around the world have a bias toward higher latitude,higher altitude and rural locations, all of which have a tendency to be cooler.
             They found that all terrestrial surface temperature databases exhibit signs of urban heat pollution and post measurement adjustments that render them unreliable for determining long term temperature trends.
Contamination by urbanization, changes in land use, improper siting and inadequately calibrated instrument upgrades further increased uncertainty. Satellite temperature readings from 1980 onwards show an increasing divergence from the terrestrial stations consistent with evidence of a warm bias in the surface temperature record.  Dr Wilson Flood has an analysis of the CET(Central England Temperature) record, the longest in the world which is included in this paper.  He finds the average summer 18th century temperature to be 15.46degC compared with 15.35degC for the 20th century!   In other words UK summers in the 20th century have been cooler than those of two centuries previously.!  So much for global warming!

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Resisting the Green Dragon - an answer to today's environmentalism



If you want to understand the world view,theology,ethics,and politics of the green movement then this new book, due out this Autumn by South African Christian physicist Dr James Wanliss is for you. Without doubt one of the greatest threats to society and the church today is the multi faceted environment movement. Although its reach is often subtle, there is not an aspect of life that it doesn`t seek to force into its own mould. Indeed the threat of the environment movement to the church and to the gospel is one of the most serious challenges facing the church today.

  • environmentalism has become a new religion, indeed a judge in GB last September labelled it just that, a new religion on a par with traditional religion.

  • environmentalism`s policies are devastating to the worlds poor.

  • environmentalism threatens the sanctity of life.

  • environmentalism is threatening our youth.

  • environmentalism`s reach is global

Resisting the Green Dragon published by the evangelical Cornwall Alliance in the US takes its cue from James4v7: “Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you”
Learn how the Bible powerfully confronts environment fears and shows how in God`s wise design humans and nature can thrive together.
When many Christians think it pious to uncritically embrace doom and gloom ecology and demands for slowed economic development and growth, reduced consumption, and government imposed austerity, Dr Wanliss shows how they compromise the Biblical faith and promote unbiblical asceticism, supported by wrong science and flawed economics leading to policies that oppress the poor while enriching the powerful.
More important ,he outlines a clear Biblical understanding of earth stewardship-the fulfillment of God`s first command to humanity, the dominion mandate to “be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it, have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth” Genesis 1v28.
At the same time he faithfully proclaims the gospel of reconciliation with God for sinners, justified by grace alone through faith alone through Christ alone, thus obeying Christ`s last command on earth, the Great Commission to “make disciples of all nations (...) teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you” Matthew 28 v19-20. 
Dr Calvin Beisner national spokesperson for the Cornwall Alliance for the stewardship of Creation says “sincere Christians searching for a clear understanding of how to be good stewards of God`s earth while loving their neighbours and faithfully representing Jesus Christ and his glorious gospel will find Resisting the Green Dragon irresistible!”

The 2010 great Russian heat wave. Was it due to us? Is the earth warming or cooling? What about the hundreds dead in South America due to the cold? A state of emergency has been declared in Peru, not even mentioned by the biased press. I attended the Heartland Institute 4th International Climate Science conference in Chicago in May as an invited speaker, a conference addressed by 80 of the worlds leading climate scientists from 23 different countries. The message of the conference was clear that present climate change is a natural development due mainly to the changing path of the Jet stream and to the changing sun. It has nothing to do with carbon emissions as a result of human activities.

We are faced with the greatest deception ever perpetuated on the human race and a deception if not stopped which has the potential to bring down the western democracies. Since the earth came out of the Little Ice Age 250 years ago there has been a natural warming interspersed with periods of cooling. Present carbon dioxide levels are the lowest in history and indeed so low they could be a danger to human breathing. In the MWP(Medieval Warm Period) from 950-1300AD temperatures have been much warmer than today by as much as four degrees with no harm to human development. The Vikings brought agriculture development to Greenland at that time. Likewise in the past carbon levels were much higher, as much as 20 times todays level with no harmful effects.

For 80 percent of past history earth temperatures have been 22 celsius while today it is around 14 celsius. On a historical basis we have cooled not warmed!
Satellite evidence, the most accurate, shows that the earth has been cooling since 2001(see included graphic) and even Dr Jones the scientist at the centre of the leaked e-mails scandal at the University of East Anglia , the climategate affair,admitted in a BBC interview in February that “there has been no statistically significant global warming since1995.” However carbon levels are still rising yet the earth is cooling. This is not rare as in past ice ages carbon dioxide levels have been much higher than today. The Russian heat wave is due to an atmospheric block with stationary high pressure over Moscow. The same phenomenon happened over the eastern US last winter which suffered its coldest winter for fifty years. It has nothing to do with humans. Both the Russian heat wave this year and the Pakistan floods have been due to the static European and US northern jet stream which stopped for ten days or so . The jet stream is a high altitude fast moving air current which circles the earth from West to East. During this time a blocking event has brought this northern jet stream to a halt keeping weather patterns over Russia stationary. The jet stream has also brought dry air from eastern Africa into Russia which has allowed the fires to burn. NOAA(National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) in the US has announced that the Russian heat wave was 100 percent natural and nothing to do with carbon dioxide emissions. In Russia more land is below average temperatures than above average temperatures.

Letter on wind farms published in "Scotland on Sunday" newspaper

The Editor
Scotland on Sunday

26 July 2010


Dear Sir
I refer to the article by Jenny Fyall in Scotland on Sunday (25July)
Wind Farms only giving half power”.
Wind farms are actually increasing carbon emissions. In a paper published on the web site Master Resource, electrical engineer Kent Hawkins has shown that when wind power surpasses 5 percent of power generated, the frequent ramping up and ramping down of the other base load power sources (either fossil fuel or nuclear)
to compensate for winds unpredictable variability causes such inefficiency in power generation that overall carbon emissions rise! Hawkins found this when studying power sources in the Netherlands, Colorado and Texas.
The energy company E.ON in their evidence to the House of Lords parliamentary committee noted that for every 1000MW of installed wind capacity another 900MW of back up capacity, fossil fuel or nuclear, is needed for times when the wind does not blow. These back up plants are run intermittently so they will increase carbon emissions. Germany has about 20 000 turbines which has meant that five extra coal fired plants have had to be built. Not one coal fired electricity plant has been taken out of service as a result of building these wind turbines. Also wind turbines operate at low efficiences around 25 percent at best, so 1000MW of capacity will only give 250MW of actual electricity at best. Dr R Dixon is wrong to associate 20 percent of Danish electricity with wind power. In fact about half of Denmark`s electricity is produced at the wrong time when it is not needed and so has to be exported to other Nordic countries at a loss to the Danish economy but paid for by the Danish consumers. Wind turbines in various locations such as California are responsible for the massacre of thousands of birds of prey including thousands of golden eagles and other such birds. There are also question marks regarding effects on health of humans who live near them.

Terri Jackson Msc MPhil MInstP AMInstMechEngineers
Professional scientist