• Harrabin Explodes As BBC Presenter Mocks Met Office’s Failed Climate Prophecies

    • Date: 07/08/15
    • Damian Thompson, The Spectator

    Roger Harrabin is paid by the licence payers. Yet, judging by his Twitter feed, his views are even more partisan than those of Richard Black. When he’s not plugging a Guardian conspiracy theory involving US Republican sceptics and BP, he’s wringing his hands at the cut to wind subsidies or lamenting the lack of civil servants to enforce ‘smarter’ environmental laws. Climate change […]

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  • Why Obama’s $2.5 Trillion Climate Plan Won’t Change The Climate

    • Date: 07/08/15
    • Jo Nova

    Welcome to the fairy-land world where we try to control the weather with our electrical generation sources. Obama’s new plan to stop storms and hold back the tide could make the US poorer by as much as $2.5 trillion dollars, but will not make any difference to the global climate even if it is carried […]

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  • Renewables Fail Even When They Succeed

    • Date: 04/08/15
    • The American Interest

    The costs of renewables are dropping, thanks in large part to generous state subsidies and production chains that have helped to drive down prices of solar panels and to a lesser extent wind turbines. But cheaper doesn’t yet mean cheap—renewables still rely on government support to help them fight fossil fuels for market share—and up-front […]

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  • Today’s Top News: Greens Write A Letter

    • Date: 01/08/15
    • Andrew Montford, Bishop Hill

    Anti-capitalist green groups and crony capitalists are annoyed about George Osborne’s decision to cut renewables subsidies and have written to the Prime Minister to say he’s a bad boy. With depressing inevitability, the BBC has launched a full-scale PR campaign to back them up. So we have a Roger Harrabin article about the letter here, a segment […]

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  • How Reliable Are Britain’s Wind Farms?

    • Date: 29/07/15
    • Carbon Counter

    Britain’s energy system must account for the undeniable fact that wind farm output will regularly go close to zero.  According to the Telegraph website, Drax (the owner of Britain’s largest biomass power plant) has attacked wind and solar power for their lack of reliability. The Telegraph reports: Dorothy Thompson, Drax chief executive, said the UK’s wind and […]

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  • Big Survey Finds Only Minority Of Climate Scientists Agree With IPCC Keynote Statement

    • Date: 29/07/15
    • Fabius Maximus

    Summary: In February 2014 I examined surveys of climate scientists and found (as had others) that they showed broad agreement with the IPCC’s headline statement about warming since 1950. However time brings new research, such as a major survey that digs deeper and finds that only a minority of climate scientists agree with the full […]

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  • Trenberth On Hansen et al.: Too Much Speculation

    • Date: 25/07/15
    • Kevin Trenberth, The Conversation

    As a climate scientist, I find that the study from Hansen et al is provocative and intriguing. But it is rife with speculation and “what if” scenarios. There’s a new study that’s getting a fair amount of attention in the climate science community and the popular press. Published online in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, the […]

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  • Climate Summit Draft Document Still “Bewildering”

    • Date: 24/07/15
    • The American Interest

    Ah, the wages of the UN treaty process: The current text of the climate change accord being negotiated by ministers of 200 countries ahead of December’s much-anticipated Paris summit is a “bewildering” 85 pages of various options and special pleadings, according to sources. Reuters reports: The message from this week’s two-day gathering in Paris of […]

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