Global Warming

Global warming is an immensely important issue and we must act NOW! That is what we are being told by activists and they are very sincere or at least very noisy. Are they right? That is another issue. Do they understand the science behind their claims? NO! A degree in English literature or mediaeval Latin fails to convince. In fact they were selling the global cooling theory until 1975. See Science and Technology for honest comment.

In fact global warming is important as a psychological phenomenon. It was just one of a number of issues where activists have been wrong, completely wrong and dangerously wrong. It is worth looking at the literature and seeing what the arguments are. There are always going to be people who claim that they know better and go beyond the science we learn at school. It is the way with fanatics. You could say the same about religious enthusiasms. Then comes the pay off. Higher taxes go - where? Carbon Emission Trading - guess just who is going to make megabucks out of this one. If your guess is not Brer Jew you should look at sources. Behind Communism is a good starting point. The BNP has its eye on the ball. The Tories are keeping quiet. Bought and paid for, I doubt not. Labour ditto.

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed--and hence clamorous to be led to safety--by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. Thus quoth HL Mencken

Dilbert on warmists against truth.

Mark Steyn Explains Being Screwed By Mann [ 17 May 2016 ]
Mann is stalling big time. Mann has dragged it out for five years. Mann has cost Mark seven figures. Mann is trying to spend him into submission and Free Speech be damned. Mark is very articulate.



Official records systematically 'adjusted' to show heating... [ 9 February 2015 ]

Meteorologist: 'In the business world, people go to jail for such manipulations of data'.  [ 9 February 2015 ]
In fact this is business; maybe the world's biggest ever boondoggle; Carbon Emission Trading isn't a multigigabuck fraud. It is trillions.


Armageddon Averted
Matt Ridley feels that there is climate change but the answer is to adapt rather than try doing the impossible i.e. preventing it.


Carbon Emission Trading
This is where the global warming racket gets serious. Trading billions means there is plenty of scope for skimming off millions. That's what it is all about. First the fairy stories to manipulate politicians and punters. Then the solution that is going to save us all. See if you can work out which synagogue these comedians use.


Football, Rape & Global Warming Fraud
In the wake of Louis Freeh’s report on Penn State’s complicity in serial rape, Rand Simberg writes of Unhappy Valley’s other scandal:

I’m referring to another cover up and whitewash that occurred there two years ago, before we learned how rotten and corrupt the culture at the university was. But now that we know how bad it was, perhaps it’s time that we revisit the Michael Mann affair, particularly given how much we’ve also learned about his and others’ hockey-stick deceptions since. Mann could be said to be the Jerry Sandusky of climate science, except that instead of molesting children, he has molested and tortured data in the service of politicized science that could have dire economic consequences for the nation and planet.

Not sure I’d have extended that metaphor all the way into the locker-room showers with quite the zeal Mr. Simberg does, but he has a point. Michael Mann was the man behind the fraudulent climate-change “hockey-stick” graph, the very ringmaster of the tree-ring circus. And, when the East Anglia emails came out, Penn State felt obliged to “investigate” Professor Mann. Graham Spanier, the Penn State president forced to resign over Sandusky, was the same cove who investigated Mann. And, as with Sandusky and Paterno, the college declined to find one of its star names guilty of any wrongdoing.

If an institution is prepared to cover up systemic statutory rape of minors, what won’t it cover up? Whether or not he’s “the Jerry Sandusky of climate change”, he remains the Michael Mann of climate change, in part because his “investigation” by a deeply corrupt administration was a joke.
Mark Steyn, a very articulate Jew, one who is not a communist subversive explains Michael Mann


Global Warming Hoaxers Admitted Their Guilt, They Are Still Trying It On [ 12 May 2012 ]
Club of Rome wants new "system of governance" to enforce eco-fascism
The same secretive organization that admittedly manufactured the global warming threat in 1990 is still pushing the same hoax today, with the Club of Rome issuing an alarmist report predicting a catastrophic rise in temperatures that will decimate the planet. "Rising carbon dioxide emissions will cause a global average temperature rise of 2 degrees Celsius by 2052 and a 2.8 degree rise by 2080, as governments and markets are unlikely to do enough against climate change, the Club of Rome think tank said," reports Reuters.

The report, entitled, 2052: A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years, decries improving living standards in developing countries and warns that man-made climate change could eventually kill off humans entirely.

Although the report has generated a deluge of coverage in the establishment media, not one of those news stories points out that the Club of Rome admittedly manufactured the �idea� of man-made global warming back in 1990.

On page 75 of their 1990 publication entitled The First Global Revolution, the organization outlined how they would manufacture ecological scares in order to manipulate the public into accepting the imposition of a dictatorial world government run by them. [ This checks out - Editor ]

�In searching for a common enemy against whom we can unite, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill�. All these dangers are caused by human intervention� The real enemy, then, is humanity itself,� states the report, which can be read in full at the end of this article.

The passage appears under a sub headline entitled, �The common enemy of humanity is Man.�
They are right about excessive population but the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are saddled up waiting to go. They will sort that one out. As dear old Uncle Joe said A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths are a statistic


 Global Warming Sources
Get past the lies and the propaganda to well informed comment. Executive Summary: We are being lied to folks.


The Question of Global Warming
Professor Dyson, an honest Englishman looks at the evidence and says it is a fraud.


Heretical Thoughts About Science And Society
Professor Dyson really does have the background to understand the issues and understand what needs to be researched. He also considers the secular religion that proponents have created.


Global Warning Explained
The reality comes to light. It is Adolf and his clones.


Global Warming Sceptics
They are out there telling it like it is and getting abused for their pains.


Global Warming Guerrillas
The Internet is by passing the dead tree press and the main stream media generally. Sounds good to me. They beat the lies too.


Precautionary Principle ex Wiki
The precautionary principle states that if an action or policy has suspected risk of causing harm to the public or to the environment, in the absence of a scientific consensus that harm would not ensue, the burden of proof falls on those who would advocate taking the action. [ This is where the propaganda starts as an excuse for global warming fanatic - Editor ]. Effectively, this principle allows policy makers to make discretionary decisions in situations where there is evidence of potential harm in the absence of complete scientific proof. The principle implies that there is a responsibility to intervene and protect the public from exposure to harm where scientific investigation discovers a plausible risk in the course of having screened for other suspected causes. The protections that mitigate suspected risks can be relaxed only if further scientific findings emerge that more robustly support an alternative explanation. In some legal systems, as in the law of the European Union, the precautionary principle is also a general and compulsory principle of law.
The precautionary principle sounds reasonable but has lots of scope for misinterpretation both innocent and malicious. Before believing the Wiki on this read about how it was manipulated on Global Warming And 5,428 Fraudulent Wikipedia Articles [ 19 December 2009 ]


Global Warming Is Deliberate, Systematic RACKETEERING
All in a Good Cause
Here's a story you haven't heard, and you should have.
An intelligence source, working for a government agency. He's not a spy, he's an analyst. He uses computers to crunch numbers and at the end of his work, out pops the truth that was hiding in the original data. Let's call him "Mann." The trouble with Mann is, he has an ideology. He knows what he wants his results to be. And the original numbers aren't giving him that data. So the agency he works for won't be able to persuade people to fight the war he wants to fight. Well, that's not acceptable.

>Cooking the Figures
He starts with his software. There are certain procedures that are normal and accepted in his line of work. But if he makes just one little mistake, his program does a weird little recursion and if there's any data at all that shows the pattern he wants it to show, it will be magnified 139 times, so it far overshadows all the other data.
He says they are a bunch of liars. He does not get sued for Libel. That tells you what you need to know about this racket and a big money racket at that.


Global Warming Update - Oxford Union Does Not Fall For The Propaganda [> 25 May 2010 ]  
Army of Light and Truth 135, Forces of Darkness 110
For what is believed to be the first time ever in England, an audience of university undergraduates has decisively rejected the notion that �global warming� is or could become a global crisis. The only previous defeat for climate extremism among an undergraduate audience was at St. Andrew�s University, Scotland, in the spring of 2009, when the climate extremists were defeated by three votes.

Last week, members of the historic Oxford Union Society, the world�s premier debating society, carried the motion �That this House would put economic growth before combating climate change� by 135 votes to 110......

Serious observers are interpreting this shock result as a sign that students are now impatiently rejecting the relentless extremist propaganda taught under the guise of compulsory environmental-studies classes in British schools, confirming opinion-poll findings that the voters are no longer frightened by �global warming� scare stories, if they ever were.
The bright young things have brains, well make that some. The bright young things will run things, brains or no. This is encouraging, the bit about not believing the horror story that is.
PS Was this all over the main stream media? It was another story they say is a non-story. Agenda first, truth nowhere.


Climate Warming Fraud In New Zealand [ >16 May 2010 ]
The official archivist of New Zealand�s climate records, the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), offers top billing to its 147-year-old national mean temperature series (the �NIWA Seven-station Series� or NSS). This series shows that New Zealand experienced a twentieth-century warming trend of 0.92�C. The official temperature record is wrong. The instrumental raw data correctly show that New Zealand average temperatures have remained remarkably steady at 12.6�C +/- 0.5�C for a century and a half. NIWA�s doctoring of that data is indefensible. 

The NSS is the outcome of a subjective data series produced by a single Government scientist, whose work has never been peer-reviewed or subjected to proper quality checking. It was smuggled into the official archive without any formal process. It is undocumented and sans metadata, and it could not be defended in any court of law. Yet the full line-up of NIWA climate scientists has gone to extraordinary lengths to support this falsified warming and to fiercely attack its critics. 
Follow the money is a good rule. Carbon Emission Trading is where the heavy weight fraud comes into play and we are talking megabucks, lots of them. Perverting science means perverting scientists but scientists have life styles; they need research grants. How bluntly are they told what their answers are going to be? As plainly as it takes. The whole thing is another excuse for petrol tax, currently around 400%.


Global Warming Racket, The WWF And The $60 Billion Fraud [ 8 April 2010 ]
Billions of dollars in carbon credits are at stake in an Amazonian scheme.... a scheme to claim $60 billion in carbon credits for keeping intact a large chunk of the Amazon rainforest which is not under any threat, The architects of this imaginative project are the environmental campaigners of the WWF and their close ally the Woods Hole Research Center in Massachusetts. "an environmental advocacy center, not to be confused with the far better known Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution", a genuinely respected scientific body.

It was a shock claim by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that 40 per cent of the Amazon rainforest is threatened by global warming which gave rise to "Amazongate", one of the many scandals lately battering the IPCC, when it emerged that this prediction was based only on a propagandist claim by the WWF, unsupported by any scientific evidence........

But if Woods Hole and the WWF fail to promote a concern over a climatic threat to the Amazon, they might miss a chance to share in that $60 billion prize (a figure worked out by Woods Hole itself) for keeping parts of the rainforest just as they are � in what would amount to the most lucrative set-aside scheme that human ingenuity has ever devised
You have to hand it to these single issue advocacy groups; they do think big. A lot of them are splinter groups and ex-Marxists, the sort that were going to save the world - after they had murdered 100 million or so they said.
PS Bjorn Lomborg an honest greenie and a Skeptical Environmentalist told us very publicly that the WWF are a bunch of liars. They moaned but they did not sue for libel, an admission of guilt.


Global Warming Update - Mongolia's Big Freeze Killing Millions Of Livestock [ 16 March 2010 ]
A slow natural disaster is taking its toll on Mongolia's herders, killing thousands of livestock and putting livelihoods at risk. The phenomenon is known as the Dzud - a severe summer drought followed by an extra harsh winter. With heavy snows covering up already sparse grazing land, millions of animals have perished.
The Global Warming racket is a seriously big money boondoggle designed to screw tax payers in the West and give trillions to tin pot dictators like Mugabe. It is also a pack of lies.


Global Warming - A BNP Critique [ 12 March 2010 ]
Politicians used to talk about millions as though a mill was a lot of money. It was once. Now they talk billions with gay abandon. And a TRILLION is a thousand of them. NB A billion equates roughly to a thousand men's life work.


Global Cooling Kills Record Number Of  Manatees In Florida [ 28 January 2010 ]
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) � More than 100 manatees have been found dead in Florida waters since the beginning of the year, mostly victims of a nearly two-week cold snap. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says the preliminary cause of death for 77 of the endangered animals is cold stress. They were found from Jan. 1 through Jan. 23. The Sunshine State saw unseasonably cold weather starting around the first of the year that killed fish and stunned thousands of sea turtles. Officials say the numbers of dead manatees from the cold is a record for a single year. The previous record, set last year, was 56 deaths from cold stress.
We all believe these scientists railway engineers with light fingers who tell us about global warming, don't we?


Global Warming Mob Are Criminals Perverting The Evidence  [ 28 January 2010 ]
The university at the centre of the climate change row over stolen e-mails broke the law by refusing to hand over its raw data for public scrutiny. The University of East Anglia breached the Freedom of Information Act by refusing to comply with requests for data concerning claims by its scientists that man-made emissions were causing global warming. The Information Commissioner�s Office decided that UEA failed in its duties under the Act but said that it could not prosecute those involved because the complaint was made too late, The Times has learnt. The ICO is now seeking to change the law to allow prosecutions if a complaint is made more than six months after a breach.

The stolen e-mails , revealed on the eve of the Copenhagen summit, showed how the university�s Climatic Research Unit attempted to thwart requests for scientific data and other information, and suggest that senior figures at the university were involved in decisions to refuse the requests. It is not known who stole the e-mails.
Lots of money rides on the global warming racket; tax payers' money which will be given to less developed countries [ sometimes known as TPLACs or Tin Pot Little African Countries - refer to Yes Minister ]. This transfers money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries. In other words it gets stolen.


Climate Panel Admits Glacier Gaffe [ 24 January 2010 ]
The head of a United Nations panel of climate scientists [ who is not a scientist - Editor ] has said that a prediction in one of the Nobel-prize winning panel's reports that Himalayan glaciers would disappear by 2035 was "a regrettable error". Rajendra Pachauri, who chairs the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), on Saturday dismissed talk of his resignation over the claim, but promised to tighten research procedures............. The prediction was included in a 2007 UN report on global warming, in which scientists said the probability of glaciers in the Himalayas melting "by the year 2035 and perhaps sooner is very high".

The IPCC now says it took the exaggerated prediction from a 2005 report by the WWF environmental group. The error was compounded by the accidental inversion of the date - 2035 instead of 2350.
If they can't write numbers down properly they can't be much as scientists. They are a bunch of chancers on the make and using fraudulent data is part of it. Lots of money ride on this racket. Bjorn Lomborg in The Skeptical Environmentalist told us that the WWF are liars on the make. They did not sue for Libel which is an admission of guilt.

Pachauri is a railway engineer with light fingers NOT a scientist. See Global Warming Racketeers Exposed for more and better details.


Global Warming Racketeers Exposed [ 18 January 2010 ]
FRESH doubts were cast over controversial global warming theories yesterday after a major climate change argument was discredited. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was forced to admit its key claim that Himalayan glaciers would melt by 2035 was lifted from a 1999 magazine article. The report was based on an interview with a little-known Indian scientist who has since said his views were �speculation� and not backed up by research. It was also revealed that the IPCC�s controversial chairman, Dr Rajendra K. Pachauri, described as �the world�s top climate scientist�, is a former railway engineer with a PhD in economics and no formal climate science qualifications.

Dr Pachauri was yesterday accused of a conflict of interest after it emerged he has a network of business interests that attract millions of pounds in funding thanks to IPCC policies. One of them, The Energy Research Institute, has a London office and is set to receive up to �10million from British taxpayers over the next five years in the form of grants from the Department for International Development. Dr Pachauri denies any conflict of interest arising from his various roles. Yesterday, critics accused the IPCC of boosting the man-made global warming theory to protect a multi-million pound industry.
The Global Warming racket is in fact a multi-billion fraud. It is like most, if not all government aid; it transfers money from the poor in rich countries to the rich in poor countries. One beneficiary is Mugabe, the well known racist, thief and mass murderer. Pachauri is another. His Energy and Resources Institute is coming for a >�10 million bung from English tax payers. Remember what Hank Gonzales said:" A politician who is poor is a poor politician"


Global Warming Update - Propagandists Claim That 2010 Could Be The Hottest Year On Record [ 11 January 2009 ]
It may be a hard notion to accept after a week that has seen the nation paralysed by snow and ice. Nevertheless, meteorologists are adamant that our world is still getting warmer. Indeed, many now believe that 2010 may turn out to be the hottest year on record. Britain may be shivering, the Met Office may have issued emergency weather warnings for the entire country and hundreds of trains and flights may have been cancelled, but our future is destined to be a hot and sticky one. And we are likely to feel the consequences sooner rather than later.

It is a point stressed by Doug Smith, a [ alleged ] climate expert at the Met Office. "The hottest year on record was 1998 and some people have argued that if global warming is really taking place, we should have had an even warmer year since then. We haven't, I admit. And yes, the weather is absolutely terrible at present. However, I am sure things will change � and we won't have to wait long either."
Can they be serious? Yes, very serious about their research grants and their nasty desire to boss us about, spending billions of our money. As the Americans say: Follow the money and see where it leads.


Global Warming Fraud Exposed [  9 December 2009 ] - good men
The "climategate" emails have sparked a scandal - just ahead of next week's global warming summit in Copenhagen - for suggesting climatologists may have manipulated data to exaggerate the threat of global warming and conspired to keep contrary points of view out of the scientific journals.........  McIntyre and McKitrick - or M & M, as they're called in climate change circles - have since 2003 put forward evidence of faulty calculations in some of the key scientific studies behind the reports of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change............

McIntyre contacted Ross McKitrick, a University of Guelph statistical economist who was also analyzing the science behind the IPCC reports. Together, they unearthed evidence that Mann's calculations were predisposed to producing a hockey stick-shaped graph. They also showed that his calculations ignored the data showing a major warming trend in the 15th century, much like the warming of the 20th century.
Liars with an agenda get annoyed when someone tells the truth. See what the honest ones say at or
PS They stop short of saying that it is deliberate fraud but it is clearly what they think.


Global Warming Sorted. Planet Is Cooling - Gore Admits He Was Wrong [ 26 November 2008 ]
Global Warming Theory has �failed consistently and dramatically�
Planet Has Cooled - Gore Admits �I�ve failed badly� - Global Sea Ice Grows
Washington DC - The bad news for global warming alarmists just keeps rolling in. Below is a very small sampling of very inconvenient developments for Gore, the United Nations, and the mainstream media. Peer-reviewed studies, analyses, and prominent scientists continue to speak out to refute climate fears. The majority of data presented below is from just the past few weeks.  Also see: U.S. Senate Minority Report: �Over 400 Prominent Scientists (and rapidly growing) Disputed Man-Made Global Warming Claims in 2007� & �Consensus� On Man-Made Global Warming Collapses in 2008 Gore laments global warming efforts: �I�ve failed badly� Washington Post � November 11, 2008
Excerpt: When asked about the goal of his movie �An Inconvenient Truth"--to wake people up to an approaching global, environmental crisis-Gore said �I think it�s been a failure . . . I feel, in a sense, that I�ve failed badly.�  
To be fair about Al Gore, he had the decency to tell the truth about being wrong. How many politicians do? Lying comes easier. Now the Lunatic Fringe are working on their next fairy story. Carbon foot prints, water foot prints? What ever it is it will be wrong and designed to break civilization.


The Chinese were exempted from the global warming measures because the point is to sabotage the West NOT China or India.


My Contractually-Obliged Lecture on the Environment,
Doctor Gabb explains the people marketing green causes. They are Marxists, socialists and liars.

UNQUOTE ex Global Warming is a Political Boondoggle
Destroying Western civilization by outlawing production sounds extreme but it would work. Notice that the Kyoto Protocol restricts us but not India or China; also:-
..... they have switched from talking about global warming to talking about climate change. The reason for that is since 1998 the global temperature has gone down -- only marginally, but it has gone down.......
Doctor Ball is not beating about the bush. Are the propagandists telling us that he is wrong or ignoring him and hoping that he will not be noticed? Doc Ball recommends:-
Friends of Science

NB Other entirely reasonable views are put  in:
                       Global Warming by Godzilla Pimp
                       Global Warming and Nicholas Stern
                       Free Speech and Climate Change
                       Global Warming is Natural


 Global Warming is a Political Boondoggle
Doctor Ball is a climatologist and understands the science the way that 99.9% of us do not. His view is that the issue being driven by politicians, activists and scientists with an agenda. He tells us that:-
Well, because the report [ of the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - Editor ]  is the end product of a political agenda, and it is the political agenda of both the extreme environmentalists who of course think we are destroying the world. But it’s also the political agenda of a group of people ... who believe that industrialization and development and capitalism and the Western way is a terrible system and they want to bring it down. They couldn’t do it by attacking energy because they know that would get the public’s back up very quickly. ... The vehicle they chose was CO2, because that’s the by-product of industry and fossil-fuel burning, which of course drives the whole thing. They think, “If we can show that that is destroying the planet, then it allows us to control.” Unfortunately, you’ve got a bunch of scientists who have this political agenda as well, and they have effectively controlled the IPCC process. 
UNQUOTE ex Global Warming is a Political Boondoggle
Destroying Western civilization by outlawing production sounds extreme but it would work. Notice that the Kyoto Protocol restricts us but not India or China; also:-
..... they have switched from talking about global warming to talking about climate change. The reason for that is since 1998 the global temperature has gone down -- only marginally, but it has gone down.......
Doctor Ball is not beating about the bush. Are the propagandists telling us that he is wrong or ignoring him and hoping that he will not be noticed? Doc Ball recommends:-
Friends of Science


 Global Warmings Misunderstood Victims
Far more lives could be saved at far lower cost by targetting malaria and starvation. This saith Bjørn Lomborg, an honest greenie.


Climate Change Swindlers and the Political Agenda
Keep in mind that this [climate change ] is really just a distraction, something to keep the masses busy so that they don't see the real agenda: that it is intended that they should be "left out in the cold" because they didn't act to get rid of corrupt leaders [ Bush, Cheney, Blair, Brown for example - Editor ] in time to do anything to prepare for what is coming.
That probably says as much as you need to know about modern politics and what we are fed by the main stream media.


MIT Professor Richard Lindzen, one of the NRC panelists and lead author of the IPCC report says: "Our primary conclusion was that despite some knowledge and some agreement, the science is by no means settled. We are quite confident (1) that global mean temperature is about 0.5 degrees Celsius higher than a century ago; (2) that atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide have risen over the past two centuries; and (3) that carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas whose increase is likely to warm the Earth. But -- and I cannot stress this enough -- we are not in a position to confidently attribute past climate change to carbon dioxide or to forecast what the climate will be in the future." Adding, "That is to say, contrary to media impressions, agreement with the three basic statements tells us almost nothing relevant to policy discussions."
Believe nothing until it is officially denied.


The Heretic's New Book
In 2001, Danish political scientist Bjørn Lomborg published to great controversy The Skeptical Environmentalist, in which he examined whether proposed solutions to environmental damage could actually be worse than the damage itself. The book served as both an earnest appeal to save the environment and a bracing rejection of the rhetorical excesses and some of the dire prognostications of the environmental movement.
Professor Lomborg has annoyed politicians and men in the science industry. The pursuit of truth can do that.


Scientists Opposing Global Warming
The Wiki gives this begrudgingly is a trying to censor it.


Mark Steyn says feed your Prius, starve a peasant
Last week, Time magazine featured on its cover the iconic photograph of U.S. Marines raising the flag on Iwo Jima. But with one difference: The flag has been replaced by a tree. The managing editor of Time, Rick Stengel, was very pleased with the lads in graphics for cooking up this cute image and was all over the TV sofas, talking up this ingenious visual shorthand for what he regards as the greatest challenge facing mankind: "How To Win The War On Global Warming."...........

Unlike "global warming," food rioting is a planet wide phenomenon, from Indonesia to Pakistan to Ivory Coast to the tortilla rampages in Mexico and even pasta protests in Italy.....

The result is that big government accomplished at a stroke what the free market could never have done: They turned the food supply into a subsidiary of the energy industry. When you divert 28 percent of U.S. grain into fuel production, and when you artificially make its value as fuel higher than its value as food, why be surprised that you've suddenly got less to eat? Or, to be more precise, it's not "you" who's got less to eat but those starving peasants in distant lands you claim to care so much about.

Whether there's very slight global cooling or very slight global warming, there's no need for a "war" on either, no rationale for loosing a plague of eco-locusts on the food supply. So why be surprised that totalitarian solutions to mythical problems wind up causing real devastation? As for Time's tree, by all means put it up: It helps block out the view of starving peasants on the far horizon.
Mark is on form as ever. The Trots and Do Gooders call themselves Liberals. They are anything but.


The Great Global Warming Swindle - UK Channel 4 (video)

Global Warming New Justification To Do Anything

Warming Report To Warn Of Coming Drought

Opposition To Global Warming Severely Suppressed

Powerful UK Documentary Trounces Man-Made Warming Hoax 


The Lunatic Fringe
The trick with them is not to take them seriously. Laughing makes them harmless.


Global Warming Update. Snow In England, Temperatures Fall To -9C  [  1 December 2009 ]
Temperatures plummet to -9C as Britain says goodbye to 'wettest November ever'
December arrived with a shiver today as temperatures plummeted and Britain said goodbye to one of the wettest Novembers on record. Clear skies overnight caused the mercury to fall to a teeth-chattering -8.9C in Braemar, Aberdeenshire, while snow is due to fall on exposed higher ground later today. But we haven't seen the end of the wet weather just yet - another front coming in from the Atlantic is expected to dump yet more rain on the UK.
It is a great introduction to the United Nations Climate Change Conference Copenhagen 2009 starting on 15 December.


Global Warming Update - Arctic Ice Is Twice As Thick [ 29 April 2009 ]
From Radio Bremen. Translated from German by Google web page translator:  Original | Translated
Surprising Results
At the North Pole ice sheet is thicker than expected
The research aircraft Polar 5 �ended today in Canada�s recent Arctic expedition.  During the flight, researchers have measured the current Eisst�rke [ ice strength ] measured at the North Pole, and in areas that have never before been overflown. Result: The sea-ice in the surveyed areas is apparently thicker than the researchers had suspected.

Normally, ice is newly formed after two years, over two meters thick. �Here were Eisdicken [ ice thickness ] up to four meters,� said a spokesman of Bremerhaven�s Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research. For scientists, this result is still in contradiction to the warming of the seawater.

Besides the Eisdicken was also the composition of the air are investigated. With the help of a laser, the researchers reviewed how polluted the atmosphere by emissions from industrialized countries. 
True? Doubtless. All over the front pages? Not a chance. Too many liars and propagandists are using the Global Warming boondoggle to keep us panicking.


Global Warming Is A Racket Says A Real Scientist   [ 9 June 2008 ]
by Geraldo Lu�s Lino
Here we go again! After the IPCC, Sir Nicholas Stern, Al Gore and all the plethora of Greenie NGOs that feed on the �eco-catastrophism,� now it�s the G-8 that comes out from its environmental meeting in Kobe, Japan, sounding the trumpet of global warming as a planetary emergency................

First of all, for those seriously interested in the business of global emergencies, there is no shortage of them.............
Some of the people feeding us these stories are the Useful Idiots that Lenin found so helpful. Others are cunning rogues with agendas. Making money is one of them. Depopulating the world is another. That is where the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse come into their own; War, Plague, Famine and Death can decimate a tribe.


Global Warming Update - Snow In China
About 3,400 people were left stranded on snowbound expressways in the northern part of the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region as an intense cold front began to take its toll. Xinjiang has been hit by heavy snowfalls for the past two days with the approach of an intense cold front from west Siberia, the website reported. Truck drivers were stuck on expressways while regional buses remained in their depots, the website said.
Al Gore recanted more or less but do not worry, the greenies will be along with another scare story in no time.

Vehicles are left stranded on a highway in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region December 3, 2008, after the road was forced to close due to the heavy snow.


The truth about global warming  [ 4 May 2008  ]
A notable stories of recent months should have been the evidence pouring in from all sides to cast doubts on the idea that the world is inexorably heating up. The proponents of man-made global warming have become so rattled by how the forecasts of their computer models are being contradicted by the data that some are rushing to modify the thesis. So a German study, published by Nature last week, claimed that, while the world is definitely warming, it may cool down until 2015 "while natural variations in climate cancel out the increases caused by man-made greenhouse gas emissions"............
In view of what is now at stake, such quasi-religious incantations masquerading as science are something we can no longer afford. We should get back to proper science before it is too late. 
Christopher Booker is spot on. It is quasi-religious and being pushed by exactly the kind of people who ran the religion industry. Pushing a system of beliefs without foundation controls people and can make a very good living for the chosen few.

It's not about saving the planet - it's about control [ 25 April 2008 ]
In the 1970s the imminent catastrophe of the day was 'global cooling'. Isn’t it ironic that the same phenomenon now used to explain how the world is undergoing catastrophic warming was earlier claimed to be the source of unmanageable global cooling?
People pushing religion were very keen on ramming their opinions down our throats; they did it at sword's point when they could. Their descendants are just as ignorant and just as pushy.


Al Gore Making Millions Out Of The Global Warming Industry [ 25 April 2008 ]
The two cherub like choirboys singing loudest in the Holier Than Thou Global Warming Cathedral are Maurice Strong and Al Gore........... Gore buys his carbon off-sets from himself--the Generation Investment Management LLP, "an independent, private, owner-managed partnership established in 2004 with offices in London and Washington, D.C." of which he is both chairman and founding partner............

Strong, currently president of the Earth Council, has been boasting of replacing the Ten Commandments with the Earth Charter, a golden rule guide for how the masses [ that means YOU and ME - Editor ] should treat the environment.

The two environmental gurus also share a belief in radical Malthusian population reduction. According to them, too many people, particularly in the U.S. are polluting the planet, emitting excessive Freon through their refrigerators and jacking up the air conditioning.
If you ever get the feeling that you are being manipulated by light fingered rogues you are right. Gore is not the worst. He didn't send the American army to Iraq but only because he couldn't.


Global Warming Update - Severe Storm And Snow In Palestine [ 18 February 2008 ]
Temperatures to drop sharply as severe storm hits Israel Temperatures were expected to drop sharply on Monday, as strong winds and thunderstorms hit the country and snow draped the mountains. The cold front is coming in from Athens, whose residents awoke Sunday to a thick layer of snow covering the Acropolis - a phenomenon that occurs only once every few years - and zero-degree temperature.
Global warming is being marketed by the lunatic fringe. They used to push the Second Coming and other religious nonsense. People won't fall for that any more so it is on to the next load of tosh.


Global Warming Update - Man In Tel Aviv Is 6th Victim Of Recent Cold Spell  [ 28 January 2008 ]
The body of a 50-year-old homeless man who died of hypothermia was found Monday morning on the streets of south Tel Aviv. The man is the sixth person to die in the current cold snap in the past two weeks, and the fourth homeless victim.
One thinks of the Holy Land as warm. It is close to Hell after all.


Global Warming News - The Next Ice Age Is Coming Soon  [ 14 January 2008 ]
Today, the Space and Science Research Centre, (SSRC) in Orlando,  Florida announces that it has confirmed the recent web announcement of  NASA solar physicists that there are substantial changes occurring in the sun’s surface. The SSRC has further researched these changes and  has concluded they will bring about the next climate change to one of  a long lasting cold era. 

"...the whole world, including the United States, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new Dark  Age, made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science." -- Sir Winston Churchill
Believe nothing until it is officially denied is a sound rule in politics and science. Global warming is politics masquerading as science.


Global Warming Update - California Under Five Feet Of Snow [ 6 January 2008 ]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A dangerous layer of heavy snow covered the Northern California mountains and a levee break flooded hundreds of homes in Nevada on Saturday as a major storm continued pummeling the West Coast. Thousands of homes and businesses had been blacked out in California, Oregon and Washington and thousands of residents had been told to leave their homes in mudslide-prone areas of Southern California.

Avalanche warnings were posted for the back country of the central Sierra Nevada and flash flood warnings were in effect for many areas of Southern California, where large swaths of hillsides had been denuded by the fall's wildfires. Remote sensors and ski areas in the high Sierra Nevada had recorded up to 5 feet since Friday morning, and the west side of the Lake Tahoe Basin already had 4 to 5 feet by Friday night, the National Weather Service office in Reno, Nev., said Saturday. As much as 10 feet of snow was possible in the Sierra by Sunday. "Attempting to travel in the Sierra will put your life at risk," the weather service warned...
The global warming mob have changed their story to fit; always a symptom of liars with an agenda. It is now climate change. This covers them both ways.


Ignore Gore, not his Nobel friends [ 11 November 2007 ]
This week, the United Nations' climate scientists will release a major report synthesising the world's best global warming research...... The difference between Gore's claims and IPCC research is instructive.
Bjorn Lomborg is honest. Gore is on the make.


Global Warming Is A Boondoggle [ 15 October 2007 ]
One of the world's foremost meteorologists has called the theory that helped Al Gore share the Nobel Peace Prize "ridiculous" and the product of "people who don't understand how the atmosphere works"...........

"It bothers me that my fellow scientists are not speaking out against something they know is wrong," he said. "But they also know that they'd never get any grants if they spoke out. I don't care about grants."
The science industry is driven by money. Control the money; Control the science.


Alarmist global warming claims melt under scientific scrutiny [ 27 July 2007 ]
In his new book, The Assault on Reason, Al Gore pleads, "We must stop tolerating the rejection and distortion of science. We must insist on an end to the cynical use of pseudo-studies known to be false for the purpose of intentionally clouding the public's ability to discern the truth." Gore repeatedly asks that science and reason displace cynical political posturing as the central focus of public discourse. If Gore really means what he writes, he has an opportunity to make a difference by leading by example on the issue of global warming.....

Many of the assertions Gore makes in his movie, ''An Inconvenient Truth,'' have been refuted by science, both before and after he made them.
Gore is lying. Gore is a politician. Gore is on the make. Gore lusts after power.


Greenhouse target comes with a cost in Oz [ 1 June 2007 ]
But he said Australians should know a carbon emissions target would come at a cost to economic growth, business and households... Prime Minister John Howard says any decisions on climate change must be taken with great care to ensure future generations are not left to pay for our mistakes.
Little Johnny Howard is sounding sensible even if he has swallowed the global warming story.


Prominent scientists reverse belief in man-made global warming [ 18 May 2007 ]
Following the U.S. Senate's vote today on a global warming measure.. it is an opportune time to examine the recent and quite remarkable momentum shift taking place in climate science. Many former believers in catastrophic man-made global warming have recently reversed themselves and are now climate skeptics.  The names.. are just a sampling of the prominent scientists who have spoken out recently to oppose former Vice President Al Gore, the United Nations, and the media driven “consensus” on man-made global warming........ The media's climate fear factor seemingly grows louder even as the latest science grows less and less alarming by the day.
Alarms sell newspapers. Journos know nothing.


Mankind is naive to think it can influence climate change, scientist says [ 16 April 2007 ]
Mankind is naive to think it can influence climate change, according to a prize-winning Australian geologist. Solar activity is a greater driver of climate change than man-made carbon dioxide, argues Ian Plimer, Professor of Mining Geology at the University of Adelaide and winner of several notable science prizes.

"When meteorologists can change the weather then we can start to think about humans changing climate,"... He said he found that about 0.1 per cent of the atmospheric carbon dioxide was due to human activity and much of the rest due to little-understood geological phenomena.... The professor, a member of the Australian Skeptics, an organisation devoted to debunking pseudo-scientific claims, denied his was a minority view..

But Prof Plimer conceded the politics of greenhouse gas emissions meant that attention was being given to energy efficiency, which he supported.
Once a scientist has his research grant and his mortgage payments under control he can afford to tell the truth.


Sceptics Voted The Clear Winners Against Global Warming Believers in Heated New York City Debate [ 13 April 2007 ]
"I would like to suggest a few symbolic actions that right—might really mean something. One of them, which is very simple, 99% of the American population doesn’t care, is ban private jets. Nobody needs to fly in them, ban them now. And, and in addition, [APPLAUSE] "Let’s have the NRDC (Natural Resources Defence Council), the Sierra Club and Greenpeace make it a rule that all of their members, cannot fly on private jets. They must get their houses off the [electrical] grid. They must live in the way that they’re telling everyone else to live. And if they won’t do that, why should we? And why should we take them seriously? [APPLAUSE]" "In the early 20th century, 95% of scientists believe in eugenics. [LAUGHTER] Science does not progress by consensus, it progresses by falsification and by what we call paradigm shifts."
Put a good argument, put it well and win.


Deluges and disasters will strike more often [ 31 March 2007 ]
New Zealand will increasingly be hit by heavy rainfall causing flooding, landslides and erosion, says a draft report into the effects of future climate change..... The Herald was yesterday told some of the key findings [ claims - Editor ] in the report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) affecting New Zealand..
Notice that Global Warming has become Climate Change. Until 1975 it was called Global Cooling. Believe them if you want. Scientists are involved and their funding depends on various paymasters with agendas.


Global Warming prophet, Al Gore's faith is bad science [ 27 March 2007 ]
Al Gore likes to present himself as a tribune of science, warning the world of imminent danger. But he is more like an Old Testament prophet, calling on us to bewail our wrongful conduct and to go and sin no more. He starts off with the science. The world's climate, he reports, is getting warmer. This accurate report is, however, not set in historic context. World climate has grown warmer and cooler at various times in history. Climate change is not some unique historic event. It is the way the world works.
Politicians, salesmen, police interrogators, the media, and preachers are all using psychological techniques to manipulate us. Gore is just another who wants power.


How Did Global Warming Mob Get Away With It?  [
"When future generations come to look back on the alarm over global warming that seized the world towards the end of the 20th century, much will puzzle them as to how such a scare could have arisen. They will wonder why there was such a panic over a 0.4 per cent rise in global temperatures between 1975 and 1998, when similar rises between 1860 and 1880 and 1910 and 1940 had given no cause for concern. They will see these modest rises as just part of a general warming that began at the start of the 19th century, as the world emerged from the Little Ice Age, when the Earth had grown cooler for 400 years."


Global Warming Mob Smear One Of Their Own [ "The professor who refused to sign last week’s high-profile UN climate report because it was too ‘alarmist’, has told The Mail on Sunday he has become the victim of a smear campaign."
Politics comes first, it is manipulating people. Science comes nowhere.


UN Global Warming Enthusiasts Are Lying To Us Says Bjorn Løomborg  [ 25 April 2014 ]
Bjorn Løomborg is a greenie & leftie who wrote The Skeptical Environmentalist, telling us that Global Warming is not merely a multimegabuck boondoggle but a multigigabuck or more fraud.


Global warming and nature's thermostat
An honest man explains the mechanisms and the degree of uncertainty.


Here is an argument for global warming:-
The Case for Global Warming

US fudging of climate science--details revealed
A global warming enthusiast says that the Bush mob have been controlling his propaganda output.
Hansen had previously accused political appointees of trying to silence scientists (see US agencies accused of muzzling climate experts). His case came to prominence in 2006 after he had called for cuts in greenhouse gas emissions (see Top climatologist accuses US of trying to gag him).
NASA public affairs officer George Deutsch, a political appointee, subsequently denied a media request to interview Hansen and instead offered other NASA managers for the interview. "I'm an American," Hansen said. "And I exercise my right to free speech. If public affairs people tell me I can't do that... I ignore them." Deutsch later resigned when it was revealed he had fudged his résumé. UNQUOTE
The New Scientist is on one side of this debate - not mine.


Here are some sources which help clarify the psychology of public debates. A fuller listing is at State of Fear

Dörner, Dietrich
The Logic of Failure: Recognising and Avoiding Error in Complex Situations. Cambridge Mass: Perseus 1998 - this one should be used by the English government. Multigigabuck projects foul up as a matter of course but the civil servants still get their knighthoods.
Lomborg, Bjorn
The Skeptical Environmentalist - very sound, follow the link for my review. The mob that run the Scientific American treated him disgracefully.
Park, Robert
Voodoo Science- THE ROAD FROM FOOLISHNESS TO FRAUD New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. Sound man - good on the power line and cancer boondoggle.
Ponte, Lowell
The Cooling Englewood. NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1972 - highly praised and warms us about the impending Ice Age. Has it already begun? Whoops. Good for a laugh and more.
Singer, Fred
Hot Talk Cold Science- Global Warming's Unfinished Debate Oakland California: Independent Institute, 1998 - Fred is a leading sceptic with a first class background.
Wildavsky, Aaron
But Is It True? A Citizen's Guide to Environmental Health and Safety Issues. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1995 - a professor made is his students look into DDT, global warming etcetera. His position is that nearly all environmental claims are untrue or wildly over stated.


Global Warming Update - All But One American States Under Snow [ 15 February 2014 ]
You will have to pay Murdoch to find out which one. I am not. Hawaii sounds like a strong contender. Global Warming is a very successful boondoggle used to market Carbon Emission Trading and rob us blind. It makes billions for various thieves, crooks and chancers.


Global Warming Update - England Freezes [ 30 January 2015 ]

Heavy snow has swept across northern parts of the UK and is expected to spread south over the next 24 hours, bringing health concerns and fears of travel disruption. Around 5 inches of snow has already fallen  in Cumberland.


Global Warming Update - Manhattan Ice Worst In Decades [ 26 February 2015 ]
People may be able to walk across the Hudson River soon. It is the coldest winter in 28 years.
PS The Third World   con man fronting the Global Warming racket has come unstuck - see UN Climate-Change Boss Resigns Over Sexual Harassment Claim.


Polar Bears Being Wiped Our By Global Warming - Allegedly [ 21 November 2015 ]
You are fully at liberty to believe the Global Warming mob.

Polar Bear Population Is Higher Than Ever Or Not - Allegedly [ 21 November 2015 ]
Someone at the International Union for Conservation of Nature is telling fibs or perhaps it is someone at The Guardian. Believe nothing until it is officially denied.


Global Warming Update - Temperature Is Going Down [ 12 December 2016 ]
The Global Warming racket started life as "global cooling". Then it became Climate Change so their lies and fairy stories work regardless.


Global Warming Up Date - Snow Coming To England [ 22 April 2017 ]
The major computer models are predicting that a cold plunge of Arctic air will sweep southwards across the UK during the first half of next week. This brings the likelihood of snow showers to the north, and even in the south there could be a few flakes of the white stuff. Damaging frosts are also a concern.
The Global Warming Lobby claimed global cooling, then changed their story. Now of course they call it Climate Change meaning they can pretend they are right whatever happens. The point is to justify Carbon Emission Trading when our power bills go up those traders are taking us for trillions, not mere gigabucks. We are being robbed blind.


Global Warming Update - Arctic Temperatures Plummet [ 9 May 2017 ]
The basic point to take is that the BBC is a Propaganda machine run by Marxist liars.



Global Warming Sources 

Bishop Hill
Sound man even though he lives in Scotland. A libertarian to boot.


Casual Doubter
An honest man writes. An honest man makes sense.


Is well informed and very sceptical. It looks at the evidence rather than the characters of the comedians pushing it.


Master Resource
Another good one. It takes a look at the economics of wind power which is a serious waste of money.


Bishop Hill's UK Bill of Rights
Is very much on the right lines.



Global Warming Sceptics

Casual Doubter
An honest man writes. An honest man makes sense.
Lawrence Solomon is executive director of Energy Probe and Urban Renaissance Institute and author of The Deniers: The world-renowned scientists who stood up against global warming hysteria, political persecution, and fraud.

Global Warming And 5,428 Fraudulent Wikipedia Articles [ 19 December 2009 ]
How Wikipedia’s green doctor rewrote 5,428 climate articles
The Climategate Emails describe how a small band of climatologists cooked the books to make the last century seem dangerously warm. The emails also describe how the band plotted to rewrite history as well as science, particularly by eliminating the Medieval Warm Period, a 400 year period that began around 1000 AD. The Climategate Emails reveal something else, too: the enlistment of the most widely read source of information in the world — Wikipedia — in the wholesale rewriting of this history........

The Climategate Emails showed, for example, that some members of the band were uncomfortable with aspects of their work, some even questioning the need to erase the existence of the Medieval Warm Period 1,000 years earlier............

But the UN’s official verdict that the Medieval Warm Period had not existed did not erase the countless schoolbooks, encyclopaedias, and other scholarly sources that claimed it had. Rewriting those would take decades, time that the band members didn’t have if they were to save the globe from warming.............

Connolley took control of all things climate in the most used information source the world has ever known – Wikipedia. Starting in February 2003, just when opposition to the claims of the band members were beginning to gel, Connolley set to work on the Wikipedia site. He rewrote Wikipedia’s articles on global warming, on the greenhouse effect, on the instrumental temperature record, on the urban heat island, on climate models, on global cooling. On Feb. 14, he began to erase the Little Ice Age; on Aug.11, the Medieval Warm Period. In October, he turned his attention to the hockey stick graph. He rewrote articles on the politics of global warming and on the scientists who were sceptical of the band. Richard Lindzen and Fred Singer, two of the world’s most distinguished climate scientists, were among his early targets, followed by others that the band especially hated, such as Willie Soon and Sallie Baliunas of the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics, authorities on the Medieval Warm Period..........

All told, Connolley created or rewrote 5,428 unique Wikipedia articles........... When Connolley didn’t like the subject of a certain article, he removed it — more than 500 articles of various descriptions disappeared at his hand. When he disapproved of the arguments that others were making, he often had them barred — over 2,000 Wikipedia contributors who ran afoul of him found themselves blocked from making further contributions.
The Wiki is a propaganda machine. Lawrence Solomon confirms what I believed anyway. It alleges that Mr Solomon is a Romanian who does not believe the global warming story.


Precautionary Principle - According To The Wikipedia
The precautionary principle states that if an action or policy has suspected risk of causing harm to the public or to the environment, in the absence of a scientific consensus that harm would not ensue, the burden of proof falls on those who would advocate taking the action. Effectively, this principle allows policy makers to make discretionary decisions in situations where there is evidence of potential harm in the absence of complete scientific proof. The principle implies that there is a responsibility to intervene and protect the public from exposure to harm where scientific investigation discovers a plausible risk in the course of having screened for other suspected causes. The protections that mitigate suspected risks can be relaxed only if further scientific findings emerge that more robustly support an alternative explanation. In some legal systems, as in the law of the European Union, the precautionary principle is also a general and compulsory principle of law.
The precautionary principle sounds reasonable but has lots of scope for misinterpretation both innocent and malicious. Before believing the Wiki on this read about how it was manipulated on Global Warming And 5,428 Fraudulent Wikipedia Articles [ 19 December 2009 ]



The Global Warming Guerrillas
Mr Ridley implies that the main stream media are on the skids. The dead tree press has lost a lot its power because it has rivals. The wireless started the rot, Television helped matter along. Now the Internet means that people can do their own publishing. They do. It has killed off some papers. Others are cutting costs which means journalists are feeling the pinch. They had power. They abused it. They will not be mourned too much. Here is a case where real people found the truth, made the news and broke a multigigabuck boondoggle.


Matt Ridley salutes the bloggers who changed the climate debate. While most of Fleet Street kowtowed to the green lobby, online amateurs uncovered the spin and deception that finally cracked the consensus

Journalists are wont to moan that the slow death of newspapers will mean a disastrous loss of investigative reporting. The web is all very well, they say, but who will pay for the tenacious sniffing newshounds to flush out the real story? ‘Climategate’ proves the opposite to be true. It was amateur bloggers who scented the exaggerations, distortions and corruptions in the climate establishment; whereas newspaper reporters, even after the scandal broke, played poodle to their sources.

It was not Private Eye, or the BBC or the News of the World, but a retired electrical engineer in Northampton, David Holland, whose freedom-of-information requests caused the Climategate scientists to break the law, according to the Information Commissioner. By contrast, it has so far attracted little attention that the leaked emails of Climategate include messages from reporters obsequiously seeking ammunition against the sceptics. Other emails have shown reporters meekly changing headlines to suit green activists, or being threatened with ostracism for even reporting the existence of a sceptical angle: ‘Your reportage is very worrisome to most climate scientists,’ one normally alarmist reporter was told last year when he slipped briefly off message. ‘I sense that you are about to experience the “Big Cutoff” from those of us who believe we can no longer trust you, me included.’

So used are greens to sycophancy in the television studios that when they occasionally encounter even slightly hard questions they are outraged. Peter Sissons of the BBC: ‘I pointed out to [Caroline Lucas of the Green party] that the climate didn’t seem to be playing ball at the moment. We were having a particularly cold winter, even though carbon emissions were increasing. Indeed, there had been no warming for ten years, contradicting all the alarming computer predictions... Miss Lucas told me angrily that it was disgraceful that the BBC — the BBC! — should be giving any kind of publicity to those sort of views.’

Of course, reporters have been going native for decades. The difference is that they cannot now get away with it. When acid rain was all the rage in the 1980s, I was a science editor and I relayed all sorts of cataclysmic predictions from scientists and greens about its effect on forests. (Stern magazine said in 1984 that a third of Germany’s forests were already dead or dying and that experts believed all — all! — its conifers would be gone by 1990.) [ See Waldsterben - the Wiki is being evasive or An American tragedy why are millions of trees dying across the country? - The Guardian is still, in 2016 pushing the Party Line ]. Today, we know that these predictions were wildly wrong and that far from dying out, forests in Germany, Sweden and North America actually thrived during that decade. I should have been more sceptical.

Yet, this time round, despite 20 years of being told they were not just factually but morally wrong, of being compared to Holocaust deniers, of being told they deserved to be tried for crimes against humanity, of being avoided at parties, climate sceptics seem to be growing in number and confidence by the day. What is the difference?

In a word, the internet. The Climate Consensus may hold the establishment — the universities, the media, big business, government — but it is losing the jungles of the web. After all, getting research grants, doing pieces to cameras and advising boards takes time. The very ostracism the sceptics suffered has left them free to do their digging untroubled by grant applications and invitations to Stockholm. The main blog used by the Consensus,, exemplifies this problem, because it was set up by a PR company and is run by an employee of Nasa, who ties himself in knots trying to show that he does the blog in his spare time. It is also characterised by a tone of weary condescension and censoring of dissent that you do not find on most sceptic sites.

Contrast it with, a site founded in November 2006 by a former Californian television weather forecaster named Anthony Watts. Dedicated at first to getting people to photograph weather stations to discover how poorly sited many of them are, the site has metamorphosed from a gathering place for lonely nutters to a three-million-hits-per-month online newspaper on climate full of fascinating articles by physicists, geologists, economists and statisticians.

Or take a book published last month called The Hockey Stick Illusion by Andrew Montford [ The Hockey Stick Illusion; Climategate and the Corruption of Science by A W Montford ], a rattling good detective story and a detailed and brilliant piece of science writing. Montford has never worked in the media. He is an accountant and science publisher who works from his home in Milnathort in Kinrossshire. He runs a blog called ‘Bishop Hill’.

Montford came to the subject in 2005 when he read a blog post by another amateur non-journalist named Tim Worstall, a scandium dealer who lives in Portugal (I am not making this up), who was in turn passing on news of another blogger’s work: Stephen McIntyre, a retired mining consultant and keen squash player in Toronto. Because he keeps catching errors in their work, McIntyre is the sceptic the climate scientists most love to hate, even though he is scrupulously polite and insists that the followers on his website,, are too. ‘A certain person’, the Climategate scientists called him in their emails, or ‘Mr Mc “I’m not entirely there in the head”’, or ‘the self-appointed Joe McCarthy of climate science’.

Notice that all of these sceptic bloggers are self-employed businessmen. Their strengths are networks and feedback: mistakes get quickly corrected; new leads are opened up; expertise is shared; links are made. Prejudice and ignorance abound too, but the good blogs get rewarded with scoops and guest essays so they tap into rich seams of knowledge. When Montford first ran his now classic post called ‘Caspar and the Jesus paper’, about the shenanigans the IPCC had to resort to in order to get a flawed paper rebutting McIntyre into the peer-reviewed literature in time to use it in their report, word of mouth caused interest in his website to explode.

Mcintyre’s forensic dissection of the Consensus papers puts cosy scientific peer review to shame. Digging deep into data and computer programs, he has found myriad mistakes in both the statistical technique and the data used to make the famous hockey stick graph, which purported to show that recent temperatures were unprecedented in level and rate of change. But he has also uncovered a mistake in data that conveniently prevented 1934 being warmer than 1998 in America; the splicing together of the records of two Antarctic weather stations as if they were one; the smoothing of sea-level rise in a way that conveniently concealed its recent deceleration; the use of a Swedish lake sediment series upside down so it showed recent warming instead of cooling; and most recently the reliance of an attempt to resuscitate the hockey stick on a ludicrously small sub-sample of just 12 Siberian larch trees. That last one came about when Montford spotted that a scientist who had been refusing McIntyre access to data for ten years had published in a journal with a strict policy of archiving data. Montford tipped off McIntyre, who asked the journal to force the scientist to release the data, which he eventually did.

‘It seems inconceivable to the commentariat,’ says Andrew Orlowski of the online newspaper of the IT industry, the Register, ‘that scientists have prejudices too, and that the publication process (peer review) is not some Kitemark of quality but is vulnerable to being hijacked.’ Chip Knappenberger, who blogs at, believes the rise of blogs as repositories of scientific knowledge will continue if the scientific literature becomes guarded and exclusive. ‘I can only anticipate this as throwing the state of science and the quest for scientific understanding into disarray.’

When Climategate broke, the mainstream media, like knights facing archers at Crécy, mostly ran dismissive pieces reflecting the official position of the Consensus. For example, they dutifully repeated the line that the University of East Anglia’s global temperature record was vindicated by two other ‘entirely independent’ records (from Nasa and NOAA), which was bunk: all three records draw from the same network of weather stations. Editors then found — by reading and counting the responses on their blog pages — that there was huge and educated interest in Climategate among their readers. One by one they took notice and unleashed their sniffing newshounds at last: the Daily Express went first, then the Mail and the Sunday Times, last week the Times and this week even the Guardian.

For those few mainstream journalists who had always been sceptical — like Christopher Booker — it must be a strange experience, like being relieved after living behind enemy lines. Who knows, one day even BBC News may ask tough questions. But it was the bloggers who did the hard work.

Matt Ridley’s book, The Rational Optimist, will be published in May.
Notice which outfits Mr Ridley tells us are most open to the truth and which are the least. It is communist subversives like the BBC who have the contemptuous indifference to honesty.


Global Warming - A BNP Critique   
The BNP is on the ball here. As the Americans say follow the money. There is lots of it to follow. $54 TRILLION gets us from the realms of the huge to mind boggling. A trillion is a thousand billion each of which in its turn equates to a thousand million - roughly a thousand men's lifetime pay. So $54T is about 54 million men's life work. But of course they are only honest men while the recipients will be Third World thieves and murderers like Mugabe. Foreign aid is a system which moves money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries. This is just another example albeit unusually gross.

Global Warming Is A $54 Trillion Boondoggle
It is an excuse to tax us more. The proceeds will go to thieves like Mugabe and of course Jews on the make. Carbon Emission Trading names of the guilty.


Forty Inconvenient Truths the UN wants to Brush Under the Carpet

The news that the United Nations (UN) intends to have the findings of its Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reviewed by a body it claims to be “independent”, a claim some regard as laughable, suggests that it is seeking to brush a whole raft of inconvenient facts under the carpet.

They have to do this if their programme leading to “global governance”, the erosion of national sovereignty for the world’s nation states is to stand any chance of success.

Furthermore, their plans for the greatest heist in history, the transfer of some $54 trillion from the developed nations to the Third World by 2050, necessary for the creation of what they describe as their “New Green World Order” can only succeed if the findings of the UN’s IPCC are given credibility by the UN’s choice of “independent” arbitrator.

This episode illustrates the extent to which globalist institutions such as the UN and national governments, are prepared to fabricate “evidence” to facilitate the implementation of their dishonest globalist agenda.

The following are just some of the issues and facts that the UN has to “dispose” of.

1. The head of the IPCC, Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, has no background in Climate Science. His PhD is in economics and he worked as a railway engineer before becoming the head of the IPCC.

2. Only 52 scientists contributed to the 2007 IPCC summary for policy makers, although diplomats from over 115 countries contributed.

3. A paper that became a key reference source for the IPCC’s claimed that the effect of urban warming in eastern China was “negligible”. It turned out that 49 of the 84 climate monitoring stations used for the report had no history of their locations at all, meaning no one could verify where the data came from. This included 40 of the 42 rural stations. [ See Changing weather posts in China led to accusations of scientific fraud, Strange case of moving weather posts and a scientist under siege ... and 75 Reasons to be Skeptical of Global Warming ] Of the rest no fewer than 18 “had been moved” during the study period to warmer urban areas. When the source data was re-examined it was found that urbanisation was responsible for 40% of the warming previously reported and claimed as evidence for “man-made” global warming.

4. When asked to independently review the IPCC’s last two reports on claimed sea-level rises, the reviewing scientist was “astonished to find that not one of their 22 contributing authors was a sea level specialist”. [ See When asked to act as an expert reviewer on the IPCC's last two reports, Dr. Nils Axel-Morner was astonished to find that not one of their 22 contributing authors on sea levels was a sea level specialist  & Rise of sea levels is the greatest lie ever told ]

5. Up until 2003, the IPCC’s satellite-based evidence showed no upward trend in sea level, so the IPCC used an increase of 2.3mm recorded on a single Hong Kong harbour tide-gauge to claim a global sea level increase of 2.3mm.

6. The IPCC’s now retracted claim that the Himalayan glaciers were melting was derived from nothing more scientific than a phone interview with someone who wasn’t even a scientist.

7. The IPCC’s now retracted claim that “man-made” global warming would lead to increasing numbers of natural disasters, such as Katrina scale hurricanes, was based on an unpublished report that had not been subjected to critical peer-review.

8. The IPCC’s now retracted claim that “man-made” global warming was going to result in deficiencies of up to 50% in African agriculture was also based on a non peer-reviewed claim in a non-scientific paper.

9. The IPCC’s now retracted claim that “up to 40%” of the Amazonian rain forest could react drastically to even a slight reduction in rainfall was based on a non-peer-reviewed non-scientific paper.

10. The IPCC’s claim that 55% of the Netherlands was below sea level, rather than the actual 26%, has now been retracted.

11. According to the United States Historical Climateology Network (USHNC) 90% of US climate-monitoring surface stations have been found to be poorly situated, meaning that they have a margin of error greater than one degree Centigrade, which is huge in climatology terms.

12. In 1978 there were 6,000 climate-monitoring surface stations; today there are only about 1,200.

13. The vast majority of lost climate monitoring stations were sited in rural areas, meaning that overall results are distorted upwards due to a much greater percentage of such stations being located in urban areas, often on top of warm office blocks.

14. Carbon dioxide contributes only 4.2% to 8.4% of the greenhouse gas effect.

15. Only approximately 4% of carbon dioxide is actually man-made.

16. Water vapour accounts for between 90% and 95% of the green house gas effect.

17. An estimated 99.99% of water vapour is natural, meaning that no amount of de-industrialisation could get rid of it.

18. There have been many times when the temperature of the planet has been higher than it is now; these include the Medieval Warming Period, the Holocene and the Jurassic periods.

19. Antarctic ice core samples prove that increases in carbon dioxide follow increases in temperature by about 800 years, not precede them as claimed by the IPCC.

20. A leading figure in the “Climategate” scandal now admits that there has been no “statistically significant” global warming since 1995.

21. 2008 and 2009 were the two coolest years of the decade, neither of which are likely to be as cold as 2010.

22. During the Ordovician period carbon dioxide concentrations were twelve times higher than what they are now – yet the temperature was lower.

23. Solar activity is highly correlated with temperature change.

24. Studies show that half of all recent warming was solar in cause.

25. The planet Mars has warmed by about half a degree Centigrade since the 1970’s, which is about as much as the Earth over the same period; as far as we are aware there is no industry on that planet.

26. The 0.7 degree Centigrade increase in temperature over the last century is entirely consistent with well-established, long-term, climate trends.

27. The distance between the Earth and the Sun varies; thus affecting the amount of heat energy the earth receives.

28. Earth’s axial tilt oscillates between 21.4 degrees and 24.8 degrees, which affects the distribution of the sun’s energy across its surface.

29. Antarctica has 90% of the earth’s ice and it is growing, not shrinking as claimed by the IPCC.

30. The Arctic sea ice has now returned to its 1979 levels, which is when monitoring began.

31. The Arctic ice caps have recovered from their loss in 2007.

32. The Arctic is now one degree Centigrade cooler than it was in the 1940’s.

33. Sea level 81,000 years ago was one metre higher than it is now while carbon dioxide levels were lower.

34. According to satellite data sea level has been decreasing since 2005.

35. Instead of damaging forests, the increased level of carbon dioxide has been helping them grow.

36. Some climate scientists argue that urban warming is responsible for half of the global warming trend from 1980 to 2002.

37. According to a leaked “Climategate” email, temperatures recorded in Darwin, Australia, were shown to be falling by 0.7 degrees Centigrade per century – but after IPCC “homogenisation” they were recorded as increasing at 1.2 degrees Centigrade per century.

38. It is alleged by Russian scientists that Britain’s Hadley Climate Research Unit “cherry picked” climate data from just 25% of Russia’s surface weather monitoring stations, thereby overstating Russia’s warming by a very significant two-thirds of a degree Centigrade for the period between the 1870’s and 1990’s.

39. It is alleged that Britain’s Hadley Climate Research Unit, the body at the centre of “Climategate”, threw out original temperature data that could have been re-examined to verify its findings, because it claimed it did not have “storage space”.

40. The owners of the trading floor where the carbon credits will be traded, allegedly including Goldman Sachs and Al Gore, stand to make trillions of dollars if cap-and-trade is passed by the US administration.

The threat to national sovereignty and the prosperity of all in the developed world from the United Nations cannot be overstated.
The UN are a bunch of chancers on the make. That is the best that can be said of them.


The 'anomalies’ of Dr Pachauri’s charity accounts
Why did the Charities Commission let the European wing of Rajendra Pachauri's empire get away with such poor accounting, asks Christopher Booker.......

Last winter, Dr Pachauri’s reputation took a hammering......... When Dr Richard North and I came to examine this empire, our interest was drawn to Teri Europe, based in a suburban house in south London, which is registered under British law as a charity and is obliged to publish its accounts on the Charity Commission website. When we looked at these, however, they seemed rather odd.............. Since it seemed that both Teri Europe and the trustees were in serious breach of the Charity Commission’s rules, this has led over recent months to a protracted series of exchanges with the commission. ..........

Doubtless, compared to the difficulties Dr Pachauri may face next weekend in holding on to the post which has helped him so to extend his institute’s fortunes, these accounting anomalies in one of its branches may seem pretty small beer. But an important question remains: why, when they came to light, did the Charity Commission struggle so long and hard to give this particular charity such an extraordinarily easy ride?
Christopher Booker does not quite say that Pachauri is guilty of fraudulent accounting but it is a reasonable inference.



Global Warming and Nicholas Stern        
Global warming is a phenomenon which seems to have occurred. The reasons for it are another matter. The answers to it are yet another. Stern is a Jew [ See ], an economist and a patter merchant who knows nothing about the subject but has taken the position wanted by his paymasters. Then he got a knighthood to prove that he guessed right - about what was wanted that is. There are other better people out there. Here are some.

Global Warming Front Man Is Bean Counter [ 1 November 2006  ]
What does he know about global warming? NOTHING! He is a Jewish patter merchant but he produced a 700 page report on it. Brown hired him. Stern tells him what he wants to hear. Blair is using him as an excuse for higher taxes. That is what they are serious about.
PS He is also one of the 364 economists who wrote a letter to The Times in 1981and were proved completely and utterly wrong. See How 364 economists got it totally wrong  Why should anyone believe a word he says ?


Economics has a very generous helping of fools says Milton Friedman
All battles are perpetual. You go back in the literature of economics, and you’ll find the same kind of silly statements 100 years ago, 200 years ago. And you’ll find the same sensible statements the other way. […] There’s no short cut. There’s no way in which you’re going to end the discussion, because new generations arise; every group has the same crazy ideas. I get a great many letters from people who think that the way to solve budget problems and fiscal problems is to simply print money and pay off the debt. And there’s almost no way of making those people realize just what a bunch of nonsense that is. I’m inclined to think that there’s no field so rife with cranks as currency and money, but I’m sure there are other fields that are just as bad. I’m just ignorant of them.
Nicholas Stern is an economist so do not believe him on any issue of importance like global warming.


The economics and politics of climate change
by Nigel Lawson

But first, a very brief comment on Stern. If scaremongering seems a trifle harsh, I should point out that, as a good civil servant, he was simply doing his masters’ bidding. As Mr Blair’s guru, Lord Giddens (the inventor of the so-called third way), laid down in this context in a speech last year, "In order to manage risk, you must scare people". In fact, the voluminous Stern Report adds disappointingly little to what was already the conventional wisdom – apart from a battery of essentially spurious statistics based on theoretical models and conjectural worst cases. This is clearly no basis for policy decisions which could have the most profound adverse effect on people’s lives, and at a cost which Stern almost certainly underestimates. It is, in a very real sense, the story of the Iraq war, writ large.

So let us get back to basics, and seek the answers to three questions, of increasing complexity. First, is global warming occurring? Second, if so, why? And third, what should be done about it?
Nigel Lawson does not know much about geology but he knows a lot about politics and even more about dodgy bean counters. I back his judgment on this one.


Christopher Pearson says Hotheads warned, cool it
JOHN Howard's [ the Australian Prime Minister - Editor ] new position on greenhouse gas emissions is a bitter disappointment to many of his supporters, but it comes as no surprise.... an opinion poll found 70per cent of Australians were worried about global warming. Perhaps no prime minister seeking another term in office these days can hope to withstand that tide of public opinion, irrespective of the merits of the case..........

Summing up, [ see the previous article - Editor ] Lawson detects two main dangers in "the new religion of eco-fundamentalism", apart from the needless havoc it may wreak on some developed nations' economies. The first is that "the global salvationist movement is profoundly hostile to capitalism and the market economy ... Given the fact that the only way in which the world's poor will ever be able to escape from their poverty is by embracing capitalism and the global market economy, this is not good news."
Greenies of today would have been religious agitators in an earlier century. The slogans have changed. The lust for power has not any more than the arrogant belief that they know better; their views are based on a solid foundation of ignorance.


The Question of Global Warming
An honest man writes. He has the kind of solid background in science that means he has to be taken seriously. He say Stern is wrong and disastrously wrong at  that. Gore is nearly as bad.


Global Warming by Godzilla Pimp      
Godzilla Pimp is the pseudonym of a very sound man who posts on news groups. He annoys lefties every time. His view of global warming seems entirely reasonable. He gives sources for his assertions which makes them checkable. He has a further virtue. He is to the point.

"Godzilla Pimp" <> wrote in
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The world (or at least the Northern Hemisphere) is in a small warm period
within a large warm period within an ice age.

Look at this chart:

As you can see, we are about half way through one of the four ice ages which have occupied nearly half of the past 1 billion years. So far, we have had 60 glaciations within the current ice age, the last of which peaked 20,00 [ sic ] years ago and ended about 11,000 years ago. In other words, we are between glaciations though in the middle of an ice age. We are also in the middle of a small warm period within this inter-glacial phase. There seems to be about a 400 year cycle of relatively minor warmings and coolings. The last cool period (the so-called "mini ice age") ended around 1850 AD having begun around 1450. Canals all over Europe froze solid in the winter. Before that, we saw a warm period in the Middle Ages starting around 1,000 AD where wine was produced in Britain and Greenland was colonized. By 1500, Greenland had been abandoned.

It seems pretty clear we are due for another cool period in a century or two and eventually another glaciation in a few thousand years.  Finally, we will see the current ice age end in 50-150 million years and the earth will once again have many millions of ice-free years.



Global Warming is a Political Boondoggle

Henry Louis Mencken explained it all very simply a long time ago.
Civilization, in fact, grows more and more maudlin and hysterical; especially under democracy it tends to degenerate into a mere combat of crazes; the whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary.
UNQUOTE ex H.L. Mencken

Global warming and snow fall in central Sweden [ 18 June 2007 ]
It might be only one week to Midsummer, but nobody seems to have told mother nature. Snow has returned to parts of central Sweden, with five centimetres [ 2 inches ] falling in some places.
Global warming is a boondoggle. They can not even tell us what the weather is going to be next week.


Dissidents against the global warming dogma [ 11 June 2007 ]
We should never be more vigilant than at the moment a new dogma is being installed.... The left has been swept along, entranced by the allure of weather as revolutionary agent, naïvely conceiving of global warming as a crisis that will force radical social changes on capitalism by the weight of the global emergency...... Alas for their illusions. Capitalism is ingesting global warming as happily as a python swallowing a piglet. The press, which thrives on fear mongering, promotes the nonexistent threat as vigorously as it did the imminence of Soviet attack during the cold war, in concert with the arms industry.
It is just another boondoggle. Mr Cockburn has a left wing perspective but he is right on the main point.


Global Warming is a Political Boondoggle [ 14 February 2007 ]
Well, because the report [ of the IPCC - Editor ] is the end product of a political agenda, and it is the political agenda of both the extreme environmentalists who of course think we are destroying the world. But it’s also the political agenda of a group of people ... who believe that industrialization and development and capitalism and the Western way is a terrible system and they want to bring it down. They couldn’t do it by attacking energy because they know that would get the public’s back up very quickly. .....  Unfortunately, you’ve got a bunch of scientists who have this political agenda as well, and they have effectively controlled the IPCC process....

The other thing that you are seeing going on is that they have switched from talking about global warming to talking about climate change. The reason for that is since 1998 the global temperature has gone down -- only marginally, but it has gone down.......
This is from a real climatologist who does understand the science and its shortcomings. He recommends:-
Friends of Science


Global Warming is Natural
Here is another contribution from Fred Singer who is on Michael Crichton's reading list in Global Warming

Global Warming is natural; not caused by human activity
Two powerful new books say today's global warming is due not to human activity but primarily to a long, moderate solar-linked cycle.........  that most of the earth's recent warming occurred before 1940, and thus before much human-emitted CO2.
There are honest men out there who are competent to judge these things. Having to chase the next research grant can warp the judgment very seriously.


Global Warming Update - Two Die Of Cold As Temperatures Hit Record Lows
In Aberdeen, South Dakota it was -36C. Cool man, cool.


Global Warming Update - Cold Sweeps Through The Deep South  [ 1 January 2018 ]
Potentially life-threatening cold spread across the Deep South on Saturday, as forecasters issued winter weather advisories in multiple states and warned that freezing temperatures would likely last for the next several days....................

Freezing rain and a wintry mix was possible through the weekend, the National Weather Service said. Then, low temperatures could drop below 15 degrees [ -9.4C ] in parts of Louisiana and Mississippi during the first few days of 2018, forecasters said.

In Georgia, advocates for the homeless feared the unusually long stretch of frigid weather in Atlanta could kill some homeless people in the city. The temperature in Atlanta is expected to dip into the low 20s on New Year's Eve, and plunge into the teens Monday and Tuesday night.
Before 1975 the Global Warming Lobby marketed global cooling, Then it became warming, then later climate change. Now it is climate disruption so they can always claim they are right. But when one Boondoggle is played out they move seamlessly on to the next, which is, as this foul Year of Our Lord 2017 draws to a close is Plastic Pollution. With that one they slipped up by letting the cat out of the bag. An honest researcher told us that Over Nine Out Of Ten Tons Of Plastic Rubbish Comes From Asians, Africans And Indians. We can't blame Third World aliens; that would be Racist.



Global Warming's Misunderstood Victims

From The Brunei Times

Global warming's misunderstood victims
Media organizations in wealthy countries regularly send forth reporters to find “victims of global warming.” In dispatches from the Pacific Islands, Bangladesh, or Ethiopia, journalists warn of impending calamity. Global warming is the most horrific challenge facing these regions, we are told. Its resolution is vital.

But seldom do we hear from the local people who are said to be in danger. These people are not voiceless; we just pay no attention to what they say.

The Copenhagen Consensus Centre set out to ask people in global-warming hot spots about their fears and hopes. In Mojo, central Ethiopia, our researchers met Tadese Denkue, a 68-year-old former soldier with no regular income. “I never know when I will be able to buy myself some food,” he said. “I only know that I suffer a lot. This is not a decent life.”

Tadese has never heard of global warming. When it is explained to him, he is dismissive. He has more immediate concerns: “The first thing I need is food, and then a job.”

Tadese is suffering from his second bout of malaria this year. He has lost count of how many times he has contracted the disease. Our researcher accompanies him to a free clinic. The electricity is not working. A doctor admits that most patients are sent home without testing or treatment: the clinic has run out of medicine.

The threat of more malaria has been used to argue for drastic carbon cuts. Warmer, wetter weather will improve conditions for the malaria parasite. Most estimates suggest that global warming will put 3% more of the earth’s population at risk of catching malaria by 2100.

The most efficient, global carbon cuts – designed to keep temperature increases under two degrees Celsius – would cost $40 trillion a year by 2100, according to research by Richard Tol for the Copenhagen Consensus Centre. In the best-case scenario, this expenditure would reduce the at-risk population by only 3%.

In comparison, spending $3 billion annually on mosquito nets, environmentally safe indoor DDT sprays, and subsidies for effective new combination therapies could halve the total number of those infected within one decade. For the money it takes to save one life with carbon cuts, smarter policies could save 78,000 lives.

Of course, malaria is far from the only reason we worry about global warming. Twenty kilometres from Mojo, our researcher met Desi Koricho and her eight-month-old son, Michel. Every two weeks, Desi walks four hours to take Michel to the health centre. After two months of malnutrition treatment, Michel has grown a lot but remains half the normal size of a baby his age.

Michel is not Desi’s biological child. She took him in after his father committed suicide and he was abandoned. Desi likely suffers from undiagnosed malnutrition herself. It is rife here. There are no roads, electricity, or other infrastructure. Conditions are cramped and unhygienic. “We need everything,” Desi says. Solving the malnutrition challenge would be a good start.

Campaigners across Europe and the US use the threat of starvation to argue for drastic carbon cuts. For most regions, weather changes will increase agricultural productivity. Cruelly, this is not the case for parts of Africa that are already suffering from hunger.

But, as with malaria, all of the evidence shows that direct policies are much more effective than carbon cuts. One effective, under-appreciated intervention is providing micro-nutrients to those who lack them. Providing Vitamin A and zinc to 80% of the 140 million or so undernourished children in the world would require a commitment of just $60 million annually. For $286 million, we could get iron and iodine to more than 2.5 billion people.

The choice is stark: for a few hundred million dollars, we could help almost half of humanity now. Compare this to the investments to tackle climate change – $40 trillion annually by the end of the century – which would save a hundred times fewer starving people (and in 90 years!). For every person saved from malnutrition through climate policies, the same money could have saved half a million people from micronutrient malnutrition through direct policies.

Some argue that the choice between spending money on carbon cuts and on direct policies is unfair. But it is a basic fact that no dollar can be spent twice. Rich countries and donors have limited budgets and attention spans. If we spend vast amounts of money on carbon cuts in the mistaken belief that we are stopping malaria and reducing malnutrition, we are less likely to put aside money for the direct policies that would help today.

Indeed, for every dollar spent on strong climate policies, we will likely do about $0.02 of good for the future. If we spent the same dollar on simple policies to help malnutrition or malaria now, we could do $20 or more good – 1000 times better, when all impacts are taken into account.

On Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania – where the effects of global warming can already be felt – our researcher encountered 28-year-old Rehema Ibrahim. Rehema was divorced by her husband and disowned by her family after she failed to produce children. To find out if she was the cause of the infertility, she started sleeping with other men. She is now HIV-positive, an outcast in a terribly poor society.

Rehema has noticed changes in the weather. She says that the snow and ice have been melting. She knows what our researcher means by “global warming.” But, she says: “The issues I am experiencing have greater priority. The HIV and the problems it is causing are greater than the [receding] ice.”

Campaigners for carbon-emission reductions regularly highlight the melting snow and ice of Mount Kilimanjaro. But we need to pay as much attention to the people living in the mountain’s shadow. Bjorn Lomborg is Director of the Copenhagen Consensus Centre and author of "Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming."
Professor Lomborg is a greenie so the environmentalists cannot ignore him the way they do the rest of us.


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