Category Archives: My Best Articles

Enerconics: The Relationship between Energy and GDP

This is a write up of a presentation I gave which Neil Craig has been badgering me to put on line. It was written for a Scottish audience, but the argument and conclusion are valid worldwide. An Energy Policy to … Continue reading

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sceptics vs. academics

This is part of a long term project to try to understand why the “two sides” in the climate debate look at pretty much the same information and come to very different conclusions. Having met both sides, and tried to … Continue reading

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Climate scientists are Nazi Paedophiles?

If I had actually said “Climate scientists are Nazi Paedophiles” how long would it be before the BBC and the whole warmist chatterarti of academia would be condemning me? So, why do government ministers and BBC broadcasters feel they can … Continue reading

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The Sceptic View (Rev. 0.5)

Thank you for all those who have contributed. I’ve read all the comments and have tried to take account of what everyone is saying. Comments have ranged from “broadly agree” to “there is no sceptic view” to “the whole theory … Continue reading

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Cosmic rays & the late 20th century temperature data: a smoking gun?

The graph on the left shows cosmic ray flux (dark line) and reconstructed climate. (dotted) from 1850 to 2003. It does show an upward trend for most of the time with a reasonable correlation between ups and downs on cosmic … Continue reading

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How to Boil a Frog

“The title is based on the premise that if a frog is placed in boiling water it will jump out but, if it is placed in cold water that is slowly heated, it will not perceive the danger and will … Continue reading

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Scientists discover why wet soil is dark

In a major breakthrough Associate Profession William Philpot of Cornell School of Civil & Environmental Engineering has cracked the secret of wet soil. He has now produced a simple theoretical model describing the reflectance from wetted soils which describes the … Continue reading

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