Monthly Archives: October 2021

COP 26 Will Be Another Failure. Self-Inflicted At That

It is already clear, before Cop26 has begun, that the gap between climate ambition and action won’t be closed in Glasgow.”

That comment comes from the posting by Climate Home News a committed alarmist supporter. The posting continues:

“If countries meet their 2030 emission targets in full, global heating could be limited to 2.6-2.7C this century, according to the UN Emissions Gap report. Collective ambition needs to be seven times higher to align with the most ambitious 1.5C goal of the Paris Agreement.

So the UK Cop26 presidency is considering a proposal for the final Glasgow outcome to demand another round of updated nationally determined contributions (NDCs) by 2023.”

Pakistan’s climate minster voices the emerging economies resistance to the new round of nationally determined contributions, when he says:

“This talk of another round of [climate plans] will just feed into the hot air which is already plenty in the Cop process,” 

“The huge gap between what is already in the NDCs and what is actually being implemented needs to be plugged instead of another round of updating NDCs. Let’s talk climate action and not bureaucratic and endless updating of meaningless NDCs.”

What the emerging nations want is the money that the Paris Agreement committed the developed nations to supply. This is the response from those wealthy nations:

“On Monday wealthy nations announced that they won’t meet a long-overdue commitment to mobilise $100bn a year between 2020 and 2025 before 2023 –providing developing countries with no means or incentives to up their targets.”

And Indonesia echoes the other developing nations:

“But for Esther Tamara, a researcher at the Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia, the lack of finance for developing countries will be “a huge stumbling block” to agree to more climate efforts”

“Like Pakistan and Indonesia, India is a member of a group of “like-minded” developing countries that emphasises the historic responsibility of rich countries to cut emissions deeper and faster. In a statement last week, the group accused the Cop26 host of going “against climate justice” by calling on all to set mid century net zero targets.

The Alarmists are fully responsible for this squabble. For years now, it has been clear that the climate models used to predict the future global temperatures are rigged to give “alarmingly high” and erroneous temperatures. Their objective has been to scare the general population. Unfortunately, with the help of the mainstream media, they have been very successful.

Rational scientists, also including formerly alarmist know that the temperatures will not rise to those levels and if they do get to 2C it will probably be a non-event.

The alarmists are putting the developed nations in peril. These nations will be weakened by turning their industry and populations power sources to wind and solar, so-called renewables. These sources should be labeled “unreliables” rather than renewables. Politicians are up for this transition to wind and solar because they want political power. The money people–banks, investment firms, etc –see crony capitalism profits, at least for a while before our nation collapses. Examine the goals of The Great Reset to see what I am talking about.

China is cheering this fantasy. They pretend they are going to stop using fossil fuel, but don’t let them fool you. The Western nations collapse, and China achieves its plan of becoming Masters to the world.

The problems that have been created by the alarmists are way beyond most people’s imagination.


Videos of the Heartland Conference on Climate Change Held in Las Vegas

I attended “The Heartland 14th International Conference on Climate Change” held in Las Vegas on 15, 16 and 17 October 2021.  It is the third Heartland meeting on climate change I have attended.  And while the other two were excellent, this one was better.

I had been waiting for the videos of the sessions to be published before making comments. They are now available.

On Friday night, 15 October, the conference began.  The link that follows was a recording of the presentations that night.

The Frederick Seitz Memorial Award was presented to David Legates, Ph.D.  David, a friend of mine, has made enormous contributions to the science of climate change.  Some years ago, the new Governor of Delaware learned that David, a skeptic, was the State Climatologist, so she fired him.  Hardly anyone will remember the former Governor, but David has distinguished himself and he will be the Delawarean that people will remember.

His acceptance of the Seitz award and his speech begins at 15 minutes on the video.

Videos – Friday Opening Keynote, 10/15/21 – Heartland’s 14th International Conference on Climate Change. | Heartland Institute

This video contains two more presentations.  One by Anthony Watts regarding a teacher’s manual that provides our side of the theory.  Some 300,000 have been sent out to teachers.  His presentation begins at 49minutes of the video.

Following that at about 59 minutes on the video is a presentation by Justin Haskins “Climate and the Great Reset”.  THIS CONTAINS AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE.  Please listen.

You can find all the other sessions by working away from this link. 

I will have comments on some of the sessions in upcoming blogs.



I leave tomorrow for Las Vegas to participate in the Heartland Conference on Climate Change. This is my 3rd Heartland conference. They are really very good. Looking forward to seeing most of the big time skeptics.


Policy Maker Need Schooling In Science.

One of my sources of information comes from the Yahoo financial app. My conviction that most political figures do not understand science was justified by Janet Yellen by a posting in the blog.  Yellen, the former chairperson of the FED, now the Treasury Secretary said the following regarding the UK’s current power problem caused by over reliance on unreliable wind and solar energy sources:

“She added that “in the case of the UK, there’s a question of what to do if the sun isn’t out and the wind doesn’t blow, and I believe there is storage technologies that can be deployed and, you know, other means to address that, and of course that has to be part of a plan to switch to renewables and address climate change.”

First of all, it does not trouble her that wind and solar can just stop producing electricity.  Second, she believes there are “storage technologies”.  She obviously has no idea how big such storage technologies would have to be to resolve anything but a minute or less loss of power for the customers being served.  Nor the extreme costs for suitable storage. Here, Here and Here. Thirdly, she does not seem to know what those “….other means to address that..” are.   I wonder if the fact that on average the sun is only available for something less than 12 hours a day has ever occurred to her.

I would have thought, because of her financial education and occupation, she would have understood why the UK and the much of Europe are facing skyrocketing prices, but she fails this one too.

“I don’t believe that the president’s program is going to lead to increases in the cost of energy,” Yellen said, referring to the fuel shortage and high gas prices in the UK and Europe more broadly.” 

I truly believe that anyone in this Administration, including her addled leader, should be required to understand the science when they are making policy of this magnitude. Congress belongs in school too.


Net Zero is a Pipe Dream

A posting  titled “Renewable Power Fuels Europe’s Energy Crisis: by the Las Vegas Review-Journal stated:

 “Europe is in the midst of a full-scale energy crisis. Unusually calm weather this year reduced wind power production in countries, including Germany and Denmark. SSE, an energy company in the United Kingdom, saw its renewable energy assets produce 32 percent less electricity than expected since April. Along with less wind, a dry summer reduced hydropower production.

The prices have skyrocketed:

“ In January 2019, the European price of a megawatt hour of electricity from natural gas was around 20 euros. That dropped to under 5 euros in May 2020 as the pandemic reduced demand. Today, it’s more than 70 euros.”

“Things are so bad that Britain recently increased output from coal plants to boost supply. But coal prices have soared, too — they have nearly quadrupled from a year ago.”

“In France, energy bills have gone up 57 percent since January

“The coming winter months threaten to make this worse. Shortages of gas, which is used for heat, can have deadly consequences.”

When are the public going to realize that wind and solar are unreliable and a nation will not survive if it banks everything on renewables?

 Lost in the discussion of Net Zero campaign, (the plan to cease use of fossil fuels) is that today many power sources are supplying energy. Natural gas, coal, oil, nuclear, and hydro are the backbone of a robust power supply system. Coal plants maintain a large supply of coal on their property. This supply can withstand transportation interruptions for example. Hydro usually has a large supply back up. Nuclear changes out about a ¼ or one-third of the fuel rods every 18 to 24 months so they should be able to withstand extended interruptions. Natural gas does not have a significant storage option, but the reliability of the supply pipelines is high. Solar and wind have no control over the sun or the wind; hence they cannot replace fossil fuels.