Fabricated news

This post isn’t directly climate-related, but it’s about a tactic used in the news media where considerable scepticism is warranted. I’m not sure if its use is increasing, or if I’m just noticing it more. Here is the top BBC Radio 4 News headline presented at 7am this morning on the Today Programme: Two EU … Continue reading

About that “global heatwave”…

At the end of July, the alarmist media was shrieking hysterically about a “global heatwave”. 2018’s global heat wave is so pervasive it’s surprising scientists The global heat wave that’s been killing us The ‘Cause’ of the Deadly Global Heatwave Shocking Global Map Shows the Extent of a Global Heat Wave Global heatwave: Climate change … Continue reading

August climateballs

Another round-up of some of the latest climate silliness – some stories that are worth commenting on but don’t really merit a full post on their own. Mr Hulot resigns The clueless French environment minister, appropriately named Mr Hulot, has resigned, see AFP report and Climate Home. Apparently he announced his resignation live on radio … Continue reading

Nothing is caused by human activity

There are some aspects of the climate debate where the arguments taking place seem to be based on nothing at all, when you go back to first principles and try to start from the beginning. Tim Osborn started a long twitter debate by saying that sceptics “haven’t provided a credible explanation for observed warming”. Another … Continue reading

Brits Lukewarm on Climate

A new version of the British Social Attitudes Survey is out. There’s a summary of the key findings of the whole survey, which says in its first bullet point,  • The British public are not as worried about major global challenges as the experts who work on them. Public concern about the threat of climate … Continue reading