Category Archives: Originals

The Environmental Activist Mind-Set: The Age of Utter Stupidity

By | October 4, 2010

This delightful film series has the title “No Pressure” and is written by Richard Curtis, a highly successful writer with a long list of comedy successes to his name. It comes from the Franny Armstrong stable, famous for the dreadful “Age of Stupid” film, showing a world destroyed by its inhabitants. This nice little example is no comedy,… Read More »

Utah’s Climate Variability

By | September 28, 2010

There have been several very recent articles in the scientific literature that have examined various aspects of climate variability in and around Utah over the past 50 to 100 years. These new papers shed interesting light on variability and trends in temperature and precipitation and serve to further underscore what we understand about the climate of Utah and… Read More »

CA Climate Change is Caused by the Pacific Decadal Oscillation, Not by Carbon Dioxide

By | September 16, 2010

The analysis of minimum temperature data using the PDO as a reference baseline has been demonstrated as a powerful technique for climate trend evaluation. This technique may be extended to other regions using the appropriate local ocean surface temperature reference. The analysis found no evidence for CO2 induced warming trends in the California data. This confirms prior ‘Null… Read More »

The European Emissions Trading Scheme

By | September 16, 2010

The European Union is often lauded as the leading global player, in its stated aims to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by ever increasing amounts, but are these aims reflected in reality?

We Are Thinking The Wrong Thoughts

By | September 16, 2010

Those of who have long been in denial about the realities of global warming and the credibility of the IPCC, can now feel relieved, there may be hope for us yet. The diagnosis has been made; we have a psychological problem, which so far has failed to respond to the millions upon millions of dollars spent in “communicating”… Read More »

Is the IPCC Endangered by the IAC Report?

By | September 14, 2010

There are some who seem to think that this heralds the departure of the IPCC chairman, Dr Rajendra Pachauri, or signals the imminent demise of the IPCC, but this is probably wishful thinking. We mustn’t forget that AR5 is already on the stocks and will continue with all the claims of the previous reports. Large sections are just… Read More »

Extreme Weather Extreme Claims

By | September 2, 2010

The on-going claims of catastrophic anthropogenic global warming have been ramped up again lately because of the opportunities presented by the heat wave in Russia and the floods in Pakistan, which are also being claimed as attributable to anthropogenic CO2. If the amount spent on global warming were to be diverted to mitigating and preventing the worst effects… Read More »

New England’s Temperature History and Trends, 1911 – 2009

By | September 2, 2010

Recent studies have shown a significant portion of the temperature increase reported by the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) in the United States for the past century is a consequence of that organization’s protocol for massaging raw, observed, temperatures into reported, adjusted, values with a rate of increase of +0.6 C/century. This study of temperature trends for the… Read More »

Another Day, Another Dollar – CFC’s and the UN

By | September 1, 2010

The CFC story is a parallel for the CO2 story and was another EPA “cause celebre”. Claims of dramatic changes to the atmosphere were made; time was running out, the world was in danger and it could only be saved by “Global Action”.