2011 and climate alarmism.


We’re nearly at year’s end and in the fight against climate alarmism, it can only be called a vintage year. This was supposed to be the year when they thought they would regain the initiative but it’s only served to confirm how jaded people are with it all. Al Gore’s Climate Reality Event was intended to … Continue reading

Being there and not being there.


It’s Christmas day and I’m in fat city, living high off the hog. There’s a warm orange glow about it all. I’m home and we’ll sit around the table and I’ll join in and wear the silly paper hat, after dutifully reading the pithy joke from the cracker. I’m going to be enjoying the day. … Continue reading

In a cloud above TallBloke Towers …


Zeus stomped back over to the couch and sat down with a sigh. He put the unopened can of Special Brew in his hand on the coffee table without so much as a glance. Flicking through TV channels, he shouted with increasing frustration: ‘I bloody hate Christmas telly. Every bloody year it’s the same old rubbish. Jehovah … Continue reading

It’s not just Tallbloke who’s in the firing line; you are too.


Tallbloke’s fighting fund has been set up and people are generously donating whatever they can afford. This post at his place gives the current situation and how you can contribute to it. You don’t have to read very hard between the lines to see how difficult the last few days have been on him and … Continue reading

Skeptic blogger raided by the police because he was sent a link to the Climategate 2 release.


Yesterday, the home of the climate skeptic blogger Tallbloke, was legally invaded by six detectives from the Norfolk constabulary and the Metropolitan police. When they left, they took two laptops with them, stating that they would be returned after having their hard drives cloned. The previous day, the WordPress host of his site and the sites … Continue reading

How climategate destroyed the science of global warming.


We are engaged in a debate that has polarised into two distinct factions. On one side, the skeptics of global warming and on the other, the believers in it. Depending on how heated the debate becomes, the skeptics are called deniers and the believers are called alarmists in response. I am on the skeptic side … Continue reading

Helping to catch the climategate whistleblower.


I got an email from someone this week. I’ll leave out the frothing details, but they were basically accusing me of helping to track down the climategate leaker (FOIA) and telling me to shut up. It’s one of those communications I file under “maniac” and forget because I get a lot of them. Lord, you … Continue reading

Happy birthday Pointman’s.


It doesn’t seem like it, but it’s been a year since I started this blog. I started it for a number of reasons and with more than a few reservations but with some modest hopes in sight, so now seems to be an appropriate time to think about how it’s doing and the experience of being a … Continue reading

Climategate 2 – yes, they’ve been lying to you.


You’re appalled, you’re outraged, you’re stunned and you’re angry about the whole climategate emails thing. And now you’re most likely out here in the blogosphere because the mainstream media in the country you live in is either not mentioning them at all or have relegated it to a small-print footnote at the bottom of page … Continue reading

Some thoughts and some questions about the Climategate 2.0 release.


Two years ago, I did what can only be described as a highly speculative profile of the climategate leaker. You can find it here. I strongly suggest you read it now or you’ll have some difficulty following the rest of this piece. Reading it again in the light of what more can be deduced about … Continue reading

Crash Post : Climategate Mk 2.


A new dump of what looks to be another batch of very candid emails between climate scientists has just been leaked onto the internet. At first glance, they appear to be what was left out of the original “selection of emails” referred to in the original climategate readme file. You can download your copy of the … Continue reading

The Durban debacle awaits …


Here we go again, another climate clambake attracting attendees from all over the world. They’ll be the usual assortment of politicians, government civil servants, Media, NGOs, activists and fruit loops determined to save the earth from global warming. Nothing changes. In terms of the basic political objectives, nothing much either has changed since Cancun. The developing … Continue reading

Happy birthday Climategate.


It’s around the time of the second anniversary of the Climategate leak so it’s fitting to take stock of where we are now. Before doing that, it’s worth taking a walk down memory lane to recall how things were before it occurred. They were really different. If you were in the fight at the time, … Continue reading

Green myths : We have to get back to a natural life.

The centre cannot hold ...

We live under this pervasive avalanche of propaganda that’s telling us we’re the single fly in the ointment that’s killing an Earth that was somehow an Eden before we appeared to spoil the whole thing; if only we could change. Yes, if only we could change. If only we could stand to watch a person … Continue reading

Global warming and pathological science.


There are many aspects to the style of science underpinning the theory of global warming that remind me of something the American scientist Irving Langmuir christened pathological science. Wiki for once is accurate and defines it as – “Pathological science is a psychological process in which a scientist, originally conforming to the scientific method, unconsciously … Continue reading

Teachers


I was very lucky really; I went to a crap school. There was no money and therefore no resources and therefore nothing much of anything. We, the kids, knew this and the teachers did too. That being the case, the school could only attract teachers who couldn’t get a job anywhere else, or had already … Continue reading

Old friends and a questioned end.


He knew he’d screwed up and should by all rights be dead now but he’d been saved by some sort of miracle he couldn’t understand and it spooked him. The more he thought about it, the more uneasy he got about a nagging suspicion that he simply couldn’t shake; there was something about some aspects of … Continue reading

William Johnson; echoes of an unimportant life.


There used to be a big debate about whether he was born in 1902 or 1904. Looking over his bio again in this age of the internet, it seems that someone has actually done the legwork and found a piece of paper that says he was born on January 22, 1897. It’s from Wikipedia and since … Continue reading

Green Myths : Polar bears going extinct, yawn …


Ask any young person about Polar bears and you’ll find out they know all about them. Polar bears are cuddly and harmless but they’re an endangered species. Why are they endangered then? It’s because of global warming, which is melting all the ice at the North pole and the poor Polar bears are drowning. Year … Continue reading

Line of Descent; The abandoned prequel.


I’ve just got back from a holiday in a place where there’s no internet access and where the people there aren’t too bothered by that either. It was very relaxing and the last thing I was doing was preparing the next blog piece for this weekend and I’m still in holiday mode. Chatting to my … Continue reading