The real state of Scottish Science and engineering

I think this picture just about sums up Scotland’s attitude to science, but particularly engineering. It shows James Watt’s workshop at Kinneil where he did much of his work developing the steam engine. Beside it rusting away and covered in graffiti (worse when I visited) is one of the most important artefacts of the modern […]

We can easily win

… the debate. But … I have been thinking about the debate at St.Andrews. I thought we would get a stronger case from the warmists. Instead, where we did have discussion, our half-heated, ill-prepared, sometime ill-informed, attempts to make our case was making huge inroads into their arguments. It was really like a village football […]

We were supposed to be halfway toward a frying world now

“The climate is doing its usual tricks. There’s nothing much really happening yet. We were supposed to be halfway toward a frying world now,” he (Lovelock) said. “The world has not warmed up very much since the millennium. Twelve years is a reasonable time… it (the temperature) has stayed almost constant, whereas it should have […]

The Scottish government must now prove they acted in good faith.

Just watched another superb video on YouTube of a talk by Professor Salby. In the past I’ve avoided the question of whether all the CO2 was manmade. My feeling has been that there is more than enough evidence against the positive feedback thesis of the warmists to dismiss them as charlatans. Indeed the main point […]

you can't see windmills in mist and driving rain!

I was talking to a close relative, who had previously accepted the warmist stance, when they out of the blue volunteered the statement that climate scientists were “untrustworthy”. Likewise I was attending a meeting of university educated people – who go out of their way to recycle –  and a proposal for the meeting to […]