Anatomy of Global Warming Jellyfish Scare

The number of Jellyfish in the Irish Sea are on the rise. In recent years there have been “super blooms” and the media start reporting “scientists” are looking at way of preventing a “jellyfish takeover”. So, what is the suspected cause? Is it overfishing of competitor fish species or is it Global warming? Scientists suspect […]

Web of deceit

I think I remember reading the Independent in March 2000 when they reported that: According to Dr David Viner, a senior research scientist at the climatic research unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia,within a few years winter snowfall will become “a very rare and exciting event”. “Children just aren’t going to know what […]

Eyes, Eyes, and yet more Eyes

The title seemed pretty unambiguous: “Study on connection between global warming and eye health” How odd? How, I wondered could the minuscule changes in global temperature be linked to eye health. Perhaps it was the outbreak of some deadly eye eating bacteria? A well known medical phenomena whereby millions of people just spontaneous loose their […]

A Blast from the Past

A long time ago before Al Gore “invented” the internet and climate change meant “global cooling”, the environmentals having failed to persuade the world that impending nuclear war would be the end of civilisation they invented a new threat called a “nuclear winter”. The scenario seemed plausible: the detonation of a number of nuclear weapons […]

How Green and Sustainable is Wind?

With recent announcements of plans to use forestry commission land for yet more industrial wind complexes, Scotland is going to see further areas of former green forest cleared to make way for foreign wind machines. The real irony, is that if you wanted green energy, then the trees themselves are far better at capturing natural […]

The Heretic

At London’s Royal Court Theatre last week, a new play opened to rave reviews. It’s about an environmental scientist who doesn’t believe in global warming. Dr Diane Cassell is a lead academic in Earth Sciences who is at odds with the orthodoxy over the climate change. She finds herself increasingly vilified and is forced to […]

Scottish Sceptic

Some might say that the very nature of Scottishness is scepticism; I think it comes with the climate: cold & wet in winter and wet and cold in summer. I’m sure this scepticism or as others might call it: “prudence” is why Scotland used to be renowned for its engineering, science and banking. From James […]