Drought, El Niño, Blackouts and Venezuela

Roger Andrews writes "It’s fashionable these days to blame everything that goes wrong with anything on human interference with the climate, and we had yet another example last week when President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela fingered drought, El Niño and global warming as the reasons Venezuela’s lights keep going out. In this post I show … Continue reading Drought, El Niño, Blackouts and Venezuela

UnHappy All-Fools day!

Piers Corbyn comments on the Port Talbot story (see also his prescient November comments): April 1st 2016 - Thought for the day by Piers Corbyn UnHappy All-Fools day! All manner of "Greens", supporters of the anti-CO2 warmistas religion and hedge-fund asset-strippers across the EU are in ecstasy today. Their dream of destroying the core of UK … Continue reading UnHappy All-Fools day!

Bjørn Lomborg Terminates Arnie’s Diatribe

Most of your 19,000 daily deaths are from renewables. Dear Arnold. You’re simply wrong about 19,000 people dying each day from fossil fuels. Most die from renewables. 11,000 of your 19,000 die from burning renewables (wood, dung etc.) inside their house. The number of people dying from fossil fuels are about 3,900 or 20%. Yes, … Continue reading Bjørn Lomborg Terminates Arnie’s Diatribe

Snow Waiting to Melt Sends Nordic Power Prices to New Lows

I often look at the weather in western Norway as it gives a good idea of how things are going in North Western Europe (see yr.no). As with the UK 2014 was a record for warmth so this comment by Ron over at the WeatherAction blog caught my eye for the flip to cold this … Continue reading Snow Waiting to Melt Sends Nordic Power Prices to New Lows

Matt Ridley – Fossil Fuels Will Save the World (Really)

The two fundamental problems that renewables face are that they take up too much space and produce too little energy. Consider Solar Impulse, the solar-powered airplane now flying around the world. Despite its huge wingspan (similar to a 747), slow speed and frequent stops, the only cargo that it can carry is the pilots themselves. … Continue reading Matt Ridley – Fossil Fuels Will Save the World (Really)

How a shadowy network funded by foreign millions is making our household energy bills soar – for a low-carbon Britain

The Mail on Sunday today exposes how a ‘Green Blob’ financed by a shadowy group of hugely wealthy foreign donors is driving Britain towards economically ruinous eco targets. The phrase the ‘Green Blob’ was coined by former Environment Secretary Owen Paterson after he was sacked from the Cabinet in July. He was referring to a … Continue reading How a shadowy network funded by foreign millions is making our household energy bills soar – for a low-carbon Britain