Matthew Paris Is Blowing In The Wind


By Paul Homewood

The grossly overrated journalist Matthew Parris has this piece in The Times today:



Well, Matthew, here are the actual facts, of which you seem oblivious.

The latest official figures show wind power contributing just 17% of annual generation.

There are naturally times when, as you say, wind power is supplying much more than this. But, equally, there are other times when it is supplying much less. (I presume you know what averages are?)

Just within the last month, wind output has fluctuated between below 5GW to above 10GW:


And when the wind does not blow, guess what happens then Mr Parris?

That’s right – gas power has to be ramped up!

Perhaps you might explain what we are all supposed to do when fossil fuels are banned, in your utopian green future?

You then go on to talk about wind power being expensive. I presume…

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Ocean Warming Scares


By Paul Homewood

Willis Eschenbach over at WUWT has a good summary of the latest scare story about ocean warming:


How much is a “Whole Little”? Well, it’s like a whole lot, only much, much smaller.

There’s a new paper out. As usual, it has a whole bunch of authors, fourteen to be precise. My rule of thumb is that “The quality of research varies inversely with the square of the number of authors” … but I digress.

In this case, they’re mostly Chinese, plus some familiar western hemisphere names like Kevin Trenberth and Michael Mann. Not sure why they’re along for the ride, but it’s all good. The paper is “Record-Setting Ocean Warmth Continued in 2019“. Here’s their money graph:


Now, that would be fairly informative … except that it’s in zettajoules. I renew my protest against the use of zettajoules for displaying or communicating this kind…

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‘Climate change doesn’t cause fires’


By Paul Homewood


It’s November again and once again half of NSW and Queensland is battling bushfires.

It pains me to see rural and regional communities go through the trauma of out of control bushfires consuming land, forests, native fauna, homes, livelihoods and lives.

My family and my community went through the exact same process last year. It appears little has changed.

Some may say this is not the time to be playing politics around bushfires while people are battling to save their homes and businesses. However, it appears to me that the only time people and politicians will listen is when the flames are coming over the horizon or communities are left in ash.

As predictable as always, conservationists and opportunistic politicians are blaming these fires on climate change.

Before I get attacked for being a climate change denier – I am not. But I am also a climate…

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What Harrabin’s Analysis Does Not Tell You


By Paul Homewood


It contained within it this so called “Analysis” by Roger Harrabin:


Both Harrabin and McGrath frequently include this sort of “Analysis” within the BBC’s news reporting. The title suggests that it is some sort of objective examination of facts surrounding a certain situation.

More often than not, it is nothing of the sort. In this instance, it is nothing more than a reflection of Mr Harrabin’s own personal opinions and prejudices.

Let’s look at it closely:

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3000-Year-Old Trees Excavated Under Icelandic Glacier


By Paul Homewood


Ancient tree stumps found under Breiðamerkurjökull glacier in Southeast Iceland are confirmed to be roughly 3,000 years old. RÚV reports.

A specialist believes the remarkably well-preserved stumps were part of a massive forest that disappeared after a long period of a warm climate.

One of the tree stumps was found in Breiðamerkursandur a couple of months ago, and once it was being salvaged a second, larger one was found. The smaller one was sent for examination while the larger will be examined at a later time.

Examinations revealed that the tree stump died very quickly at 89-years-old in the month of June. Nearby sediments and data suggest that the glacier itself was the culprit.

The tree stumps are from a period when Iceland was covered in forests. Even though 9th century Norse settlers reported vast forests across the country, it is believed that 3,000 years ago…

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How Authorisation Procedures for Wind Farms are Illegally Discriminating Against Other Sources of Renewable Energy

The Law is my Oyster

An interesting article from Pat Swords:

Pat Swords for blog

1.1   Background

There is now in 2019 approximately 3,700 MW of wind energy installed in the Republic of Ireland with an additional 1,300 MW installed in N. Ireland. As can be seen from the Figure 1 below, for extended periods there is little or no wind power output, and then when a low pressure system moves in, the wind turbines all rush on to the grid at the same time.

Figure 1 Pat

Figure 1: All island electricity demand and wind energy output for week 7th Jan to 13th Jan 2019 (Eirgrid Data)

This is also clearly demonstrated in Figure 2 overleaf showing electricity demand and wind power output from early September 2019 to early October 2019. For large periods of the time, there was simply little or no wind energy, which when it was available generally rushed on to the…

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Labour Is Coming For Your Cars

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By Paul Homewood


Labour’s new manifesto has been deliberately vague about its policies to decarbonise transport, following attacks from its trade union backers worried about the effect on jobs.

It talks about improving public transport, investing in EV charging infrastructure and supporting EV manufacture. In other words, all of the usual, bland promises all the parties are making. Nowhere is there any mention of concrete action.

However, we do have a pretty good idea of what they intend, because we have the Thirty by 2030 report, published in October, which they commissioned and which they have already endorsed.

This included some very specific recommendations for the transport sector:


Perhaps the most significant is the target to have between 21.5m and 25m EVs on the road by 2030, out of a total of about 32m. Assuming a lifetime of ten years for cars, this would effectively mean that all…

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Wind Power Is No Use Today

Paul’s findings obvious to everyone except those who are imposing our current energy policy and those guilty of wilful blindness over wind power. Check out the WHO latest Noise Guidelines where the impact of infra-sound from Industrial Wind Turbines (IWTs) has at last been acknowledged. Thousands are being harmed around the world and in the UK. Show me the politician or government official who would knowingly subject him/herself and their families to the clear risks involved with living in close proximity to ever larger turbines. Watch the reaction of developers when asked to indemnify all near neighbours to their developments against any future harm to their health….but make sure you are not trampled in the rush for the exit!


By Paul Homewood



We are now entering a few days of cold, anti-cyclonic weather. According to the forecasts, it could be Thursday before wind conditions return.

Currently wind power is contributing little more than 4% of UK power, with fossil fuels supplying more than half.

It will be interesting to see how things progress in the next few days.

Heaven knows what we are all supposed to do when they have taken away out gas boilers!

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IPPR: UK should pay £20bn into UN climate fund


By Paul Homewood

h/t Dennis Ambler


The UK has made the fifth largest cumulative contribution to climate change, and therefore has a duty to offer more financial support to help poorer countries to decarbonise.

That’s according to think tank the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR), which has today released a new report arguing the UK’s foreign policy priority should be helping less developed nations cut their emissions.

It argues that the current way international cooperation is structured is failing to bring about an adequate response to environmental crises.

Ahead of crucial UN climate talks which begin in Madrid on Monday, the IPPR says the UK should commit £20bn to the UN’s Green Climate Fund up to 2030.

The IPPR report does no clarify whether this £20bn should be in addition to our foreign aid budgets, which is fixed at 0.7% of GDP. But presumably they intend it to…

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