Tag Archives: Global Warming Policy Foundation

It woz El Nino wot dunnit!

It looks likely that 2016 will end up as the warmest year in the surface temperature record. One question is whether or not the recent El Nino contributed significantly to this. As the figure on the right shows, if you … Continue reading

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The Royal Society and the GWPF

A couple of weeks ago, it came out that the Royal Society had hired space for an event being run by the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF). The event turns out to be a lecture by Matt Ridley, who I … Continue reading

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You almost couldn’t make this up

I’ve written a number of posts in which I’ve made fun of the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF). This is largely because a great deal of what they do is particularly silly, even if that isn’t their intent. According to … Continue reading

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Matt Ridley doesn’t understand free speech

Matt Ridley is, once again, complaining that the climate change lobby wants to kill free speech (you can read it here). What it mainly seems to illustrate is that Matt Ridley doesn’t really understand the concept of free speech. One … Continue reading

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An unchallengeable strategy?

I was thinking a little more about the various GWPF pronouncements, in particular some of the more more recent ones. The problem is that those making the pronouncements are quite well-qualified, have been involved in this topic for quite some … Continue reading

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The GWPF doesn’t get the joke?

One of the running jokes at the moment is that the “skeptic” argument will change from “no warming since 1998” to “no warming since 2016”. It’s really meant to be mocking the typical “skeptic” misunderstanding of this basic issue: if … Continue reading

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A global temperature

Eli’s post about some of Ross McKitrick’s blunders reminded me that I was involved in a discussion elsewhere when someone highlighted another of his papers called Does a global temperature exist? (with Christopher Essex and Bjarne Andresen). It’s rather old, … Continue reading

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Some advice for the Global Warming Policy Foundation

I’ve had a brief series of posts that I collectively call helpful tips for the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF). They’ve included Really, Benny Peiser, Really?, Come on, Andrew, you can get this, and Matt Ridley, you seem a little … Continue reading

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Is the GWPF ‘avin a larf – again?

I’ve been doing quite a lot of cycling during our holiday, and today cycled over Duke’s Pass (a classic Scottish cycling route, apparently) and then cycled back around the Loch on the banks of which we’re staying. Very nice, but … Continue reading

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How many times do we have to do this?

I’ve just discovered that the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) have enlisted top scientists to examine adjusted global warming figures. Their justification seems to be two articles by Christopher Booker, which just goes to show that when I think that … Continue reading

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