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, 4 December 2021

Christmas Greetings in 2021, and the future of this blog, Climate Lessons.

 The awful ongoing spread of panic over CO2 casts a shadow over us all, and is perhaps one of the greatest intellectual disgraces of our time.  It has led to political, moral, and educational disgraces that are bringing widespread harm.  This blog has sought to draw attention to the harm being done to children in schools by the propaganda designed to produce alarm in young minds.  But this propaganda has been overwhelmingly successful - children are now widely reported in large numbers as being terrified about the future.  Ill-informed agitators like Greta Thunberg have been idolised by campaigners, and ruthlessly exploited by them to promote fear.  She, and the children she has helped to alarm, all need a great deal of help to get back to a happier, more balanced, and better informed state of mind.

 I plan to leave this blog up and running, with occasional additions as I can find time for, in the hope that some of the material here will help others who want to help people like Greta calm down and feel better about the world.  I also plan to launch another blog early next year.  This new blog will concentrate on one relatively narrow  area - our knowledge of the Greenland icecap.  This icecap has been used to scare people about climate.  I would like to create an easy to access depository of relevant studies as a contribution to reducing the risks of misinformation in this area.  I hope it may be more successful than Climate Lessons seems to have been to date.

 Here is a recent talk given by Professor Will Happer, one of the physicists who has kept calm and analytical, rather than hot-headed and political like some others have been, about CO2 and climate.  The talk is aimed at a general audience and should, I imagine, be followed readily by non-specialists: 

Key conclusions:

Dr. Happer: "The rationale for the crusade against co2, it's almost a religious thing people believe in." .. "What are the facts? Is climate change a problem? The answer is NO, it's not a problem at all and CO2 is not a problem at all."

(hat-tip: Climate Depot)

Christmas Greetings
I usually manage a post to mark this generally happier time of year, so here are the melodies of 5 carols, played on a nyckelharpa by Dick Glasgow:

Best wishes to all who come this way.  For Christmas and for the New Year!  May the tide of climate lunacy turn soon.