• Jay Wynne on summer temperatures: worse than the legendary Michael Fish?

    • Date: 04/08/18
    • Andrew Montford, GWPF

    In climate land, terrible forecasts are celebrated Last week, a tweet from Carbon Brief’s Leo Hickman picked up an extraordinary amount of attention: 22,000 retweets and 40,000 likes is not to be sneezed at, particularly when two of the retweets were from Gary Lineker (7 million followers) and Stephen Fry (20 million). It’s fair to say […]

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  • Donna Laframboise: Polar Bear Dies, National Geographic Lies

    • Date: 04/08/18
    • Donna Laframboise, No Frakking Consensus

    The iconic magazine is now a purveyor of propaganda. BIG PICTURE: On her PolarBearScience.com blog last week, zoologist Susan Crockford called our attention to a startling admission over at National Geographic. It acknowledges publishing fake news. Or, as it more delicately puts it, we “went too far in drawing a definitive connection between climate change and a particular starving polar bear.” An […]

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  • Is Recycling About To Hit The Fan?

    • Date: 02/08/18
    • Andrew Montford, GWPF

    More countries are cutting back on waste imports As we revealed in a recent report, a significant proportion of plastic said to be recycled has been shipped to the Far East where, because of the primitive nature of the waste management systems, a significant proportion ends up being dumped, burnt in open bonfires, or dumped […]

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  • Trump’s Nominated Science Czar Receives Broad Support, From Climate Sceptics To Alarmists

    • Date: 01/08/18
    • Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller

    President Donald Trump will nominate meteorologist Kelvin Droegemeier to the long vacant post to head the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), an administration official said. An administration official told The Washington Post on Tuesday that Trump will soon send Droegemeier’s name to the Senate for consideration. If confirmed as science czar, Droegemeier will […]

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  • Wet & Cold: The Shape Of British Summers To Come?

    • Date: 28/07/18
    • The Guardian, 8 August 2012

    It’s been a dull, damp few months and some scientists think we need to get used to it. Melting ice in Greenland could be bringing permanent changes to our climate […] A series of unusually wet and cold summers has afflicted the UK for several years. Remember the devastating floods of 2007, when some areas […]

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  • ‘Worrying Trends’: Wind Energy Growth Drops 25% In The EU

    • Date: 26/07/18
    • ReNews

    Europe installed 4.5GW of new wind energy capacity in the first half of 2018, down 26% from the 6.1GW added in the same period last year, according to data from WindEurope. The drop on last year was expected, but the figures show some “worrying trends”, WindEurope said.     WindEurope chief policy officer Pierre Tardieu said growth […]

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  • Is The North Atlantic Shifting Into Cool Phase?

    • Date: 25/07/18
    • Ron Clutz, Science Matters

    For the last few years, observers have been speculating about when the North Atlantic will start the next phase shift from warm to cold. Source: Energy and Education Canada An example is this report in May 2015 The Atlantic is entering a cool phase that will change the world’s weather by Gerald McCarthy and Evan Haigh of […]

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  • Are waste managers simply burning waste?

    • Date: 24/07/18
    • Andrew Montford, GWPF

    In the wake of Mikko Paunio’s fascinating GWPF report on waste management, I’ve been keeping a close eye on the impact of the Chinese government’s decision to ban waste imports from other countries. This has given the UK waste management a big headache. We know that exports have been diverted elsewhere in the Far East, […]

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