This is going to be fun.... https://YouTube.com/watch?v=grtV811cURU
David interviews Piers on his thoughts about what lies ahead. https://YouTube.com/watch?v=JRyi_tVWZ2I
UK oil and gas producers pay tax at a much higher rate than the rest of UK industry. In particular:
They pay Corporation Tax at a rate of 30%, instead of the standard rate of 19%.
They also have to pay a Supplementary Charge of 10% on profits
“But it’s a subsi..reeeeeeee”
By Paul Homewood
There has long been a concerted effort by the green lobby to persuade the public that they are paying billions in subsidies to the nasty fossil fuel industry, particularly in the UK. The above comment exemplifies this.
He quotes the OECD, who are of course at heart a political organisation, just like their subsidiary, the IEA. The OECD simply follow their masters wishes, that is the governments who make it up. The OECD’s position on climate change is exactly the same as its member governments:
As Rafal comments, the OECD regard “tax reliefs” as “subsidies”. They are no such thing, and the OECD is deliberately misleading people in claiming so.
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We have campaigns against blood diamonds due to the human misery they extract but silence from the same virtue signallers when it comes to anything labelled green. There's nothing quite so galling as the western green imperialist. https://youtube.com/watch?v=RFHvq-8np1o
I was listening to a Delingpod earlier this week and the Co2 leads temperature canard came out. I immediately thought of Salby’s work and the geological record, but with the smoothing and difficulties with precision for icecores it’s nice to see something with real time data to see it in effect (even if the adjustments to the temperature record are a bit disconcerting).
A fascinating post. Great work Ron.
The IPCC doctrine which has long been promoted goes as follows. We have a number over here for monthly fossil fuel CO2 emissions, and a number over there for monthly atmospheric CO2. We don’t have good numbers for the rest of it-oceans, soils, biosphere–though rough estimates are orders of magnitude higher, dwarfing human CO2. So we ignore nature and assume it is always a sink, explaining the difference between the two numbers we do have. Easy peasy, science settled.
What about the fact that nature continues to absorb about half of human emissions, even while FF CO2 increased by 60% over the last 2 decades? What about the fact that in 2020 FF CO2 declined significantly with no discernable impact on rising atmospheric CO2?
This post is about proving that CO2 changes in response to temperature changes, not the other way around, as is often claimed. In order to do that we need two datasets: one for measurements of changes in atmospheric CO2 concentrations over time and one for estimates of Global Mean Temperature changes over time.
Climate science is unsettling because past data are not fixed, but change later on. I ran into this previously and now again in 2021 and 2022 when I set out to update an analysis done in 2014 by Jeremy Shiers (discussed in a previous post reprinted at the end). Jeremy provided a spreadsheet in his essay Murray Salby Showed CO2 Follows Temperature Now You Can Too posted in January 2014. I downloaded his spreadsheet intending to bring the analysis up to the present to see if the results hold up. The two sources of data were:
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our study didn’t detect a signal [for farting 🦄] it is plausible that any change currently underway could be masked by the large variation between years and between decades [i.e.weather]. Any significant change [in farting 🦄] would have a substantial effect on Europe’s weather and climate... we take VISA, PayPal and Bitcoin The signal that … Continue reading Met Office study discusses invisible Gulf Stream climate signal?
By Paul Homewood
As usual, he makes the amount of rainfall sound impossibly high by relating it to annual rainfall.
In fact, it is not uncommon to see more than 1000mm of rainfall in the first three months of the year in Brisbane. Indeed the record for January to March was set in 1974 when 1433mm fell.
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The frost fairs held on the frozen River Thames in London are often invoked as evidence for an effect of the MM on climate. Such evidence is anecdotal in nature and, as pointed out by Jones & Mann (2004) and Jones (2008), can be misleading for a host of different reasons. The date of the … Continue reading The Original Climate Crisis: How the Little Ice Age Devastated Early Modern Europe
Grifters gonna grift, but it has never been about the koof… or the climate.
Not wishing to blow my own trumpet, I shall content myself with strumming gently and forlornly upon my own little violin. I was saying nearly two years ago (actually it was two years ago) that Covid and Climate Change were basically two sides of the same coin and both thus essentially socio-political agendas hijacking ‘science’ in order to inject their false prospectus deep into our lives (and even, as it turned out, our actual bodies). Very few listened to me and quite a few criticised me, often in less than polite terms.
In April 2020 I wrote this article:
They got it…
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"it’s not whether we are moving into a global food crisis – it’s how large the crisis will be." The commercial nitrogen fertiliser market has been very volatile the past seven months. Supply issues from China, Russia, as well as Europe, have caused shipping issues and shortages for all of Australia. Australia does not manufacture … Continue reading Ukraine war, gas and the fertiliser problem
We want to show that historical climate change can be reconstructed much better if written historical sources are incorporated alongside climate archives like tree rings or sediment cores. The inclusion of humanities research contributes to a better understanding of the social consequences of climate change in the past and to conclude the future Science, as … Continue reading Climate of modern-day Europe mimics the climate of 14th century Europe, say researchers
The Science™️ This is just like the fun with the polar vortex a few years ago, despite being well known about in the 1970s, but created instant media coverage as "experts" in The Science™️ immediately linked it with 🎶 ominous music plays 🎶 Climate Change. It's been Sudden Stratospheric Warmings, the Indian Dipole, El Nino … Continue reading Met Office: Why Storm Eunice was so severe, and will violent wind storms become more common?
Moreover the Met Office have only been measuring wind speeds there for a few years, which is why the Needles never used to appear in their weather reports. (I have asked the Met Office for the date it started. They do show wind speeds there for 1998, but it certainly was not mentioned in the … Continue reading Storm Eunice Update
No doubt when these blights on the landscape impact crop production, they'll blame that on Climate Change too. Image credit: MIT Industrialising the countryside is now deemed a plus for the environment by climate obsessives, including the government. Solar power is ineffective in UK winters, when electricity demand is often at its highest during the … Continue reading Gargantuan solar farms threaten UK farming and food security
No surprises of course, but damning that this unscientific dogma comes from the Met Office: stabilise climate which requires net zero emissions”. Caution – alarmist brainwashers at work. Never mind the ‘unrealistic’ climate models. – – – Thirty-eight emails released under a recent FOI request provide an interesting insight into the way Government science advisers … Continue reading Emails Cast Further Light on the Plot to Re-educate Boris About Climate Change
Too little, too late? 🤔 It's not like they haven't been warned. Dismay for renewable energy fanatics, but common sense from the perspective that about 80% of total UK energy use is from fuel burning. Increasing the reliance on imports while ignoring available energy at home would be expensive and pointless. – – – Six … Continue reading Six new UK oil and gas fields to be fired up as Sunak takes action
The mental gymnastics every winter are something to behold https://youtube.com/watch?v=fMWS5ZjL02A
Rather impressive. Just hoping it will come our way and end the endless grey muck…
‘Climate crisis’ latest: too much snow and severe cold at night in parts of the Mediterranean region.
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Europe’s busiest airport shut down in Istanbul on Monday while schools and vaccination centres closed in Athens as a rare snowstorm blanketed swathes of the eastern Mediterranean, causing blackouts and traffic havoc, reports Phys.org.
The closure of Istanbul Airport — where the roof of one of the cargo terminals collapsed under heavy snow, causing no injuries — grounded flights stretching from the Middle East and Africa to Europe and Asia.
Travel officials told AFP it marked the glass-and-steel structure’s first shutdown since it replaced Istanbul’s old Ataturk Airport as the new hub for Turkish Airlines in 2019.
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It’s not looking good that’s for sure!
By Paul Homewood
Energy prices in Europe are repeatedly breaking records even before winter really kicks in, and one of the most damaging cost crunches in history is about to get worse as the temperature starts to drop.
A super price spike in the U.K. last month forced some industrial companies to cut production and seek state aid, a harbinger for what could play out widely in Europe just as it contends with a resurgence of the coronavirus. For governments, it could mean tension with neighboring countries by moving to protect supplies. For households, it could mean being asked to use less energy or even plan for rolling blackouts.
The trouble is that any fix is unlikely to come from the supply side any time soon, with exporters Russia piping only what it has to and Qatar saying it’s producing what it can. The energy industry is instead faced with…
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Author of A State of Fear Laura Dodsworth, who covered the work of the government Nudge Unit of psychologists who terrified the country, speaks to Julie Hartley-Brewer about the psychocrats now nudging us to comply with the political goals of #NetZero (passed off as climate) and the troubling relationship Sky News has with the British … Continue reading Watch “Covid measures are a “warm up act” for climate change restrictions”
Alex Epstein is trying to highlight lesser heard voices from poorer nations about the need for access to cheap reliable energy, highlighted by Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo who recently wrote: limiting the development of fossil fuel projects and, in particular, natural gas projects would have a profoundly negative impact on Africa. Natural gas doesn't … Continue reading #GreenColonialism : “600 million Africans have no lights”