Tag Archives: Global Warming Policy Foundation

McKitrick’s new paper: “What is Wrong With the IPCC? Proposals for Radical Reform.”

Dr. Ross McKitrick writes in an email tonight: I am pleased to announce the release of my new report for the UK-based Global Warming Policy Foundation entitled “What is Wrong With the IPCC? Proposals for Radical Reform.” The Hon. John … Continue reading

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The GWPF Responds To New IPCC Report

Natural Variability To Dominate Weather Events Over Coming 20-30 Years Press Release London: For many decades to come, and probably longer, mankind’s influence on the frequency of extreme weather events will be insignificant. According to a preliminary report released by … Continue reading

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Britain pulls the plug on solar subsidies

From the GWPF  At Last: Britain Pulls Plug On Green Energy Boondoggle The Government Giveth and the Government Taketh Away –-Famous green proverb Ministers have been accused of destroying 25,000 jobs and “bankrupting a whole industry”, after the Government unveiled … Continue reading

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Uh oh: It was the BEST of times, it was the worst of times

Alternate title: Something wonky this way comes I try to get away to work on my paper and the climate world explodes, pulling me back in. Strange things are happening related to the BEST data and co-authors Richard Muller and … Continue reading

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New Climate Scare: Europe May be Facing Return Of ‘Little Ice Age’

Newsbytes from Dr. Benny Peiser of the Global Warming Policy Foundation Britain should brace itself for another freezing winter with the return of La Niña, a climate phenomenon known to disrupt global weather, ministers have warned. The warning coincides with … Continue reading

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Global Warming Policy Foundation Calls On Government To Suspend Unilateral Climate Targets

London, 4 October – The Global Warming Policy Foundation has welcomed the promise by Chancellor George Osborne that the government will no longer be bound by unilateral targets that cut CO2 emissions in Britain faster and deeper than other countries … Continue reading

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Newsbytes: Obama/EPA put CO2 regulation on hold

While the Goreacle was bloviating about “24 hours of climate reality“, Obama quietly slipped in the real reality – CO2 regulation is put on hold and Gore’s quest to regain his climate mojo has been made even more irrelevant. Obama … Continue reading

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UK Faces Anti-Green Backlash As Energy Prices Rise

Newsbytes from Dr. Benny Peiser at the GWPF: The British government faces a public backlash against its green energy agenda as consumers are unwilling to spend more on power and gas bills to pay for investment in low-carbon forms of … Continue reading

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The BBC’s Richard Black Engages in “Goldilocks-Picking”

Guest post by David Middleton From the BBC… Climate: Cherries are not the only fruit Just about the most predictable event of the week was the tempest of opinion created by the analysis of global temperature changes published in the … Continue reading

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Breaking: A peer reviewed admission that “global surface temperatures did not rise between 1998 and 2008″ – Dr David Whitehouse on the PNAS paper Kaufmann et al. (2011)

The Kaufmann et al 2011 paper (Note: Michael L. Mann is a co-author, not the same as Michael E. Mann of hockey team fame) was embargoed until 8PM GMT (12PM PDT) today, and we have an advance copy thanks to … Continue reading

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Europe’s Green Agenda Folds As Economic Crisis Deepens

Newsbytes from The Global Warming Policy Foundation EU carbon prices have slumped 15% in one week, as a slew of bearish news took its toll on the markets. “It’s just been carnage these last few days,” said a trader at … Continue reading

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GWPF on Huhne’s “green spin”

Press Release (via email) Conditional Climate Targets Are A Step Back From Blind Unilateralism LONDON, 18 May – The Global Warming Policy Foundation regards the UK’s conditional adoption of post-2020 carbon targets as a first step back from blind and … Continue reading

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Stratospheric water vapor may have contributed about a third of the warming 1980-2000 but now is in decline

Don’t Ignore Nature From the Global Warming Policy Foundation by Dr. David Whitehouse How many times have you seen, read or heard some climate ‘expert’ or other say that mankind’s greenhouse gas emissions are largely responsible for the unprecedented warming … Continue reading

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Newsbytes: Japan’s Tsunami Threatens The Global Warming Movement

From the Global Warming Policy Foundation The nuclear emergency is Japan will be a disaster for global warming activists. For a start, Japan’s own emissions will most likely rise in the medium term, now that so many nuclear plants – one … Continue reading

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Newsbytes: Gas Burning Bright As Nuclear Renaissance Melts Down

From the Global Warming Policy Foundation Throughout the history of Japan, its cities have been destroyed again and again by war, fire and earthquake. After each catastrophe, the Japanese have rebuilt, bigger and better. One hopes and expects that they will … Continue reading

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Helmut Schmidt calls for IPCC inquiry

by Bob Carter (originally published on Quadrant Online) Former German Chancellor demands IPCC inquiry Helmut Schmidt, the respected former Chancellor of Germany, has told an audience at the Max-Plank-Gesellschaft that a full inquiry needs to be held into the credibility … Continue reading

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Flawed ‘Climategate’ Inquiries Failed to Restore Confidence in UK Climate Science

Press Release London, 25 January: The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) remains deeply concerned about the failure by academic and parliamentary inquires to fully and independently investigate the ‘Climategate’ affair. The latest follow-up report by the Science and Technology Committee … Continue reading

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UK News: Parliamentary Committee Announces Inquiry Into Winter Transport Fiasco

The House of Commons Transport Select Committee has heeded the call by the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) for an inquiry into the UK’s winter transport fiasco. Dr Benny Peiser, the GWPF Director, welcomed the decision by the Transport Committee. … Continue reading

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New Scientist – Those cursed climate emails

Guest post by Barry Woods, UK The last 2010 edition (Dec 25th 2010) of New Scientist (UK) has a review of 2010 and a preview of 2011 section… …and they are rather optimistic that the world has finally moved on from the Climategate emails. … Continue reading

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The plot thickens: BBC Hits UK Govt with Freedom of Information Demand in Cold Winter Forecast Fiasco

By John O’ Sullivan The BBC serves Freedom of Information request (FOIA) on UK Government over weather forecast failures secrecy in worst winter for 100 years. In an almighty battle to salvage credibility three British government institutions are embroiled in … Continue reading

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UK Parliamentary Committee Asked To Probe Winter Transport Fiasco

Met Office on the hot seat. From the GWPF: Liverpool Echo, 10 January 2011 by Ian Hernon A LIVERPOOL MP is set to head a Parliamentary probe into this winter’s transport “fiasco.” Riverside’s Louise Ellman, as chairman of the Transport … Continue reading

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The Met Office ‘secret’ prediction and the political implications

Guest Post by Barry Woods In The Telegraph (UK newspaper), it was reported that Roger Harrabin, an environment analyst at the BBC, told the Radio Times: “The trouble is that we simply don’t know how much to trust the Met … Continue reading

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MetOffGate – the questions begin

From the Global Warming Policy Foundation, the questions begin, news coverage follows: Did UK Government Keep Cold Winter Warning Secret In Run-Up To UN Climate Conference? Press Release London, 6 January: The Global Warming Policy Foundation has called on the … Continue reading

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Terence Kealey: What Does Climategate Say About Science?

John A: This is a provocative essay, and I’ve thought of at least a couple of replies to counter some of the arguments, but I think it deserves a wider audience. The Global Warming Policy Foundation by Dr Terence Kealey, Vice-Chancellor, University … Continue reading

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Red Faces At The Met Office

From the GWPF, here’s a collection of articles that are collectively ripping the Met Office a “new one”. And, it is easy to see why. Here’s the Met Office supercomputer enhanced model output forecast from October 2010: The map and … Continue reading

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Warm Bias: How The Met Office Misleads The British Public

By Dr. Benny Peiser of the Global Warming Policy Foundation Met Office 2008 Forecast: Trend of Mild Winters Continues Met Office, 25 September 2008: The Met Office forecast for the coming winter suggests it is, once again, likely to be … Continue reading

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News Bites – Real Climate Progress In Cancun

From the GWPF Green Agenda Kicked Into UN Black Hole The climate change conference in Cancún has ended with failure to set a target date for the reduction of carbon emissions. The Mexican hosts persuaded 192 out of 193 countries … Continue reading

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