Beiträge von Dr. Benny Peiser
Heute ist der Internationale Tag der Eisbären. Wie immer dürfen da die üblichen Öko-Mythen nicht fehlen. Dabei gibt es 20 gute Gründe einen Tierschutz-Erfolg zu feiern.[Weiterlesen…]
London, 25 February: The GWPF has, for a long time, warned policymakers and the public that the leadership of the IPCC has been losing its scientific objectivity and has been adopting environmentalism as a missionary cause. The astonishing letter of resignation released yesterday by its outgoing chairman, RK Pachauri, drops all pretence to the contrary and proves that our concerns were valid.
In it he states: “For me the protection of Planet Earth, the survival of all species and sustainability of our ecosystems is more than a mission. It is my religion and my dharma.” The author of that statement has, for the past 13 years, been one of the world’s most influential government advisers in the area of energy and climate policy, and one of the most visible spokespersons for climate science.
During this time we have witnessed a...[Weiterlesen…]
A GWPF talk by Dr Christopher Essex – Chairman, Permanent Monitoring Panel on Climate, World Federation of Scientists, and Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Western Ontario, Canada – London, 12 February 2015
Has the scientific problem of climate been solved in terms of basic physics and mathematics? No, but you will be forgiven if you thought otherwise. For decades, the most rigorous treatments of climate have been done through climate models. The clever model pioneers understood many of their inherent limitations, but tried to persevere nonetheless. Today, few academics are even aware of what the pioneers understood, let alone what has been learned since about the full depth of modelling difficulties. Meanwhile popular expressions of the scientific technicalities are largely...[Weiterlesen…]
Internationale Experten hegen große Zweifel am Erfolg der deutschen Energiewende. Zu diesem Ergebnis kommt eine Umfrage des Weltenergierats, aus der das Nachrichtenmagazin FOCUS exklusiv berichtet. Drei Viertel der Befragten sehen in der Energiewende eine Gefahr für die Versorgungssicherheit mit Strom in Europa. Zwei Drittel gehen davon aus, dass die Energiewende die deutsche Wirtschaftskraft kurz- und mittelfristig schwächt. Nur drei Prozent glauben, dass Deutschland den Umstieg auf erneuerbare Energien im vorgesehenen Zeitraum schafft.
London, 10 February: A new paper by Bernie Lewin and published today by the Global Warming Policy Foundation re-examines the legacy of the father of British climatology Hubert Lamb (1913-1997).
After leading and establishing historical climatology during the 1960s, Hubert Lamb became the founding Director of the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia (CRU). What is not widely known is that, in contrast to current research directions at CRU, its founding director was an early and vocal climate sceptic.
Against the idea that greenhouse gas emissions were (or would soon be) noticeably warming the planet, Lamb raised objections on many levels. “His greatest concern was not so much the lack of science behind the theory,” Mr Lewin said, “it was how the growing preoccupation with man-made warming was distorting the...[Weiterlesen…]
With the release of the 2014 HadCRUT4 data by the UK Met Office, and the previous release of global temperature data by Berkeley Earth, Nasa and Noaa, the main conclusion to be drawn from the data is that 2014 was a warm year, but not statistically distinguishable from most of the years of the past decade or so, meaning that the “pause” in global annual average surface temperatures continues.
According to the Nasa global temperature database 2014 was technically a record “beating” 2010 by the small margin of 0.02 deg C. The NASA press release is highly misleading saying that 2014 is a record without giving the actual 2014 figure, or any other year, or its associated error.
In reality of course it is no record at all as the error of the measurements is about +/- 0.1 deg C showing NasaGiss’ statement to go against the normal treatment of observational data and its errors. Talk of a record is therefore scientifically and statistically meaningless.
Interestingly the December 2013-November 2014 NasaGiss figure was not the highest meaning that the “record” for 2014 merely depended on if December 2014 was warmer than December 2013. The warm year that was 2014 has been attributed to exceptionally conditions in the...[Weiterlesen…]
Neue Messungen zeigen, dass die polaren Eiskappen nicht am Abschmelzen sind. Die Eiskappen sind viel dicker und stabiler als bisher angenommen. Kanadas Sun News TV sprach mit Benny Peiser über die Implikationen der neuen Forschungserkenntnisse.