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,


Sunday, 13 December 2020

The Winter of our Discontent about Climate Alarmism

While the climate system continues to behave as if the additional CO2 is having a negligible effect, the climate alarm campaigners remain deeply entrenched in many important areas, not least in politics and education.  

That is a source of discontent for those of us who have not been convinced by the arguments made in favour of panic and alarm.  We can believe that a gentle, beneficial warming has taken place over the past 150 years or so, and we can see the beneficial impact of increased CO2 on crop production, and in 'greening' the planet generally.  We note that while CO2 may well have added to the observed warming, the impact of more CO2 is expected to be even weaker.  

So here is a pleasant diversion for Christmas: the enchanting music that Holst wrote to go with lyrics by Rossetti:


The performance is by a group called '2002'.  More details here:

Merry Christmas to all who visit here!!  Let good cheer abound, and here's hoping for a New Year that will be better for climate policies, and for climate-scared children and adults, than it looks like being from here.