Category Archives: Storms of my Grandchildren

The graphical nature of reality

In response to demand (and comments submitted), here is yesterday’s post in graphical form: Questioning the reality, reliability, or reasonableness of the consensus understanding of atmospheric physics (i.e. that post-1850 warming cannot be explained unless 40% extra atmospheric CO2 is … Continue reading

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The mother of all hockey sticks

Words are not really necessary to accompany this image but, if you want some, feel free to go and read ‘The Last Time CO2 Was This High Humans Did Not Exist” by Andrew Freedman on the Climate Central website. However, … Continue reading

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Electronic toys of mass distraction

I must credit recent subscriber xraymike79 with apparently coining this term, in his recent post, entitled ‘Mankind’s Infantilism and the Death of the Planet‘. However, before clicking, please note that this contains adult themes that some might find disturbing. For … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon Capture and Storage, Climate Science, Consumerism, Economics, Environment, Fossil Fuels, Hydraulic Fracturing, James Hansen, Politics, Renewable Energy, Storms of my Grandchildren | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

Are we fracking mad?

Latest news With my thanks to Paul Handover at Learning from Dogs for alerting me to the fact, I have been saddened – but not surprised – to read about the tone and content of the latest five-yearly Global Environmental … Continue reading

Posted in Arctic, Carbon Capture and Storage, Climate Science, Economics, Energy Crisis, Environment, Fossil Fuels, Hydraulic Fracturing, Insanity, James Hansen, Mass Extinctions, Politics, Renewable Energy, Storms of my Grandchildren | Tagged , , , | 16 Comments

More heat than light on Question Time

For those not familiar with British television, Question Time is a weekly show on the BBC that allows members of a self-selected audience (i.e. you have to ask to be in it) to pose questions on current events to a … Continue reading

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Ice Age not for 60 thousand years – if ever

Thanks to my sister, I have been doing some catching up on a TV series currently showing in the UK called Orbit: Earth’s Extraordinary Journey. Although derided by some TV commentators… Stuart Jeffries in The Guardian (on 4 March 2012) … Continue reading

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The solution to all our problems

Those who have recently criticised me for appearing to be on a single-handed mission to dismantle climate change denial have, of course, suggested that I am grossly over-ambitious; and/or that I need to focus on solutions. Well, today, I promise … Continue reading

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PIG produces calf the size of NYC

Explanatory notes: PIG = Pine Island Glacier. Calf = Piece broken off. NYC = New York City. If it were not for Peter Sinclair and Climate Denial Crock of the Week, I might never have heard of the PIG, nor … Continue reading

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Climate science in a nut fragment

This post is offered for the benefit of recent subscribers and as the result of a self-improvement exercise for me: A few months ago, I published a series of posts under the title ‘Climate Science in a Nutshell’, which started … Continue reading

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The storm clouds are gathering…

This photograph was taken on 9 December 2011, on a walk down the Dane Valley (in the Cheshire part of the UK’s Peak District National Park). For those who know the area, I took a wrong turn out of Lud’s … Continue reading

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