Category Archives: Climate Change

Stop worrying about global warming

The idea of the “tipping point” is fashionable, cogent and attractive.  It is a concept that applies in many walks of life.  But like any compelling concept, it is sometimes applied inappropriately. The climate alarmists are warning of a tipping … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change | Tagged | 7 Comments

STOP PRESS (From 1817)

‘It will have come to your Lordships’ knowledge that a considerable change of climate, inexplicable at present to us, must have taken place in the Circumpolar Regions, by which the severity of the cold that has for centuries past enclosed … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change | Tagged | 1 Comment

Climate Change: The Report Stage

For a year or so I have been sitting on the European parliament’s Temporary Committee on Climate Change, which of course with a few honourable exceptions is populated by passionate climate alarmists and Little Green Devils.  I have been not … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change | Tagged | 4 Comments

ETS all hot air?

Far-reaching claims have been made for the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).  The First Phase of ETS ran from 2005 to 2007, while the second phase started in 2008 and is intended to run to 2012.  Some typical examples of … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change | Tagged | 2 Comments

OfCom — a victory for common sense

Martin Durkin’s Channel 4 film “The Great Global Warming Swindle” caused an explosion of shock and venom from the high priests of climate alarmism.  We can see how far we have strayed from proper science when merely to present an … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change | Tagged | 5 Comments

Does climate resonate with the public?

A recent Populus Poll published on Conservative Home breaks down the party’s overall improvement in support by policy area.  Overwhelmingly the Economy comes first, at +36%, with Tax & Spending at +21%, and housing at +17%.  Europe lags in 5th … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change | Tagged | 2 Comments

An Appeal to Reason

A Cool Look at Global Warming Nigel (Lord) Lawson, a former very distinguished Chancellor of the Exchequer (and also former MP for my own constituency of Blaby/South Leics), has written a splendid new book on climate.  He held a launch … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change | Leave a comment

Four big questions on Climate Change

1  Is the world getting warmer?  No.  It warmed a little from the mid 70s to 1998.  Since then global temperatures have been static or declining.  This is much more consistent with a cyclical trend than a straight line.   … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change | Tagged | 10 Comments

Unwrapping the EU Climate Package

I attended a European Policy Centre Breakfast Meeting on Feb 28th with Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas.  It was well attended with about 300 there: I sat at the top table with the Commissioner.  He spent some time “unwrapping the EU … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change | 5 Comments

A planet that really is undergoing climate change

For a striking image of the effects of climate change, click here.

Posted in Climate Change | 1 Comment

Apocalypse Cancelled

Finally some “cool thinking” on climate change.  Read more here and here.

Posted in Climate Change, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Bali Conference on Global Warming

Bali Discovery Tours reports that because of the expected influx of private jets in Bali for the UN Conference on Climate Change, the airport will not have enough parking space for all of them.  A great way to save the … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change | 1 Comment

Speech, Reul report, Oct 22nd 2007

Below is a speech I gave in Plenary in Strasbourg last night that I thought you would appreciate reading Mr. President, There is much to commend in this report.  Of course it makes the ritual genuflection to climate change hysteria, … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change | 14 Comments

Peer-Reviewed Papers support climate sceptics

Over and over again, in the great Climate Debate, we read that “not a single peer-reviewed scientific paper supports the sceptics”.  This claim came up recently in a comment from Julian Lees, which appeared on my earlier blog item “Driving … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change | Tagged | 33 Comments

More scientists challenge global warming alarmism

The views of another prominent scientist, Professor David Bellamy, have come to my attention.  He points out that claiming Armageddon on the basis of short-term temperature cycles is unjustified, and says that average world temperatures have had a tendency to … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change | 2 Comments