Unfortunately, some misuse science. Some of their intentions, are far from benevolent. They see science as a mechanism for political power and control. There is great danger from those who would use science for political control over us.

How do they do this? They instill, and then continuously magnify, fear. Fear is the most effective instrument of totalitarian control.

Chet Richards, physicist,


Saturday, 28 March 2020

Turn All Your Lights On for Earth Hour 2020 (or just ignore it)

The annual ritual of Earth Hour is upon us once again.  Turning off lights is indeed an informative gesture because that kind of darkness - avoidable, unnecessary, silly virtue-signalling - will be commonplace if the eco-extremists continue to exert so much influence on governments.

Anthony Watts, at WUWT has a stronger suggestion:

TURN ON ALL YOUR LIGHTS! At 8:30PM local time for an hour.
And as always, a reminder that every hour in North Korea is “Earth Hour”.
I would add: also read or re-read the classic essay by Ross McKitrick:

Friday, 20 March 2020

Helping Children Cope with the CO2 Scare - a new resource

The articles I've seen on helping children cope with the CO2 Scaremongering are mostly along the lines of 'tell them they are not helpless, get them out on demonstrations, encourage them to walk to school and turn off lights'.  In other words, 'take the scare seriously, and fuss over it'.  I doubt that is going to help, and it may even make things worse for the young victims.  Better by far is to help them see that have been duped, and even well-intentioned adults have been duped.

This will take time, and lots of study and persistence.  Many parents and high-schoolers can dig deeper for themselves into alarming claims about climate, and those who do so can help those who have not done or cannot do such work on their own.

A new website has just started up and it could be a great resource for this:
Here is the link to it:  http://climaterealism.com/

As well as feature articles, there is a reference section currently with the following topics:

Allergies, Alpine glaciers, 
Carbon tax, Cleaner air, Climate change impacts,
Climate models, Climate record, Consensus, Coral Reefs, Crop nutrition, Crop production,
Economic harm, Economics and policy, Emissions by country, Emissions Impact,Extreme cold, Extreme heat, Extreme Weather,
Great Lakes, Green New Deal,Greenland ice melt,
Health impacts, Heavy Rainfall, Historical CO2 levels, Hottest Year,Hurricanes,
Insurance policy,
Jobs created,
Little Ice Age,
Meat and Agriculture,Medieval Warm Period, Migration, Mortality,
National security, Natural climate change,
Ocean currents, Oceanic conveyor belt,
Pine beetles, Polar bears, Polar ice caps,
Renewable Energy, Republican proposals,
Sea level, Snow, Snowpack, Social cost of carbon,
Solar impact, Species Impacts, Subsidies,
Terms of debate, Tipping points, Tornadoes,
U.S. temperatures, Underlying Science,
Vulnerable populations,
Water levels, Wildfires, Wine.

So that's plenty to be getting on with!

(Hat-tip: WUWT )

Note added 21 Mar 2020.  There's more!  An apparently sister-site called Climate at a Glance is also well worth a visit.  It has short summaries on a range of topics:     https://climateataglance.com/

'Climate At A Glance puts frequently argued climate issues into short, concise, summaries that provide the most important, accurate, powerful information. The summaries are designed to provide a library of solid yet simple rebuttals so that legislators, teachers, students, and laymen can easily refute the exaggerations of the so-called “climate crisis.”

Excellent!  Just what is needed.

(Hat-tip: NotALotOfPeopleKnowThat )

Thursday, 5 March 2020

A Young Survivor of the Tsunami of CO2 Scare Propaganda: Naomi Seibt, Climate Realist

What a refreshing change from the facile alarmism acquired by Greta Thunberg and her followers.  This video has Naomi Seibt speaking while often juxtaposed beside clips of youngsters demonstrating climate alarmism, and my goodness, she comes across as a calm voice in favour of science, and of discussion, and indeed of 'climate realism'.  A very impressive young woman.  Let us hope she can help a good many of those still floundering in, and no doubt often genuinely upset by, the scaremongering over CO2.  And may she, and Greta alike, go on to have careers free from all this unjustified and distracting alarmism some day soon.

(hat-tip: Climate Depot)

P.S. Further insight into Seibt's views and plans, and some threats she has received because of them, can be found here:

Wednesday, 4 March 2020

One in five in a sample of UK children report nightmares about climate change

One in five in a sample of UK children 
report nightmares about climate change

The Jakarta Times , and others e.g. the London Metro, have published a Reuters piece on the results of a survey of UK children (hat-tip GWPF Newsletter 04/03/20).  These results, if correct - and they do seem plausible, are a sharp indictment of schools and the mass media for all they have done, and are doing, to scare children  about climate without good reason:

'One in five children are having nightmares about climate change, according to a British survey on Tuesday, as students globally stage protests over a lack of action to curb global warming. 

About 17 percent of children in Britain said worries about climate change were disturbing their sleep while 19 percent said these fears were giving them nightmares. 

The survey of 2,000 children aged eight to 16, conducted by pollster Savanta-ComRes for BBC Newsround, also found that two in five, or 41 percent, did not trust adults to tackle the climate crisis.'