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19 Comments

  1. Kelly Carter

    I would be interested in knowing more about you guys. I have three BSc’s, and am passionate about the environment. I am also equally certain that a war on CO2 is useless, and takes the focus away from much larger environmental problems that often have ready solutions.

    • climatewise101

      Thanks! We agree. The focus on CO2 has created a huge industry of vested interests built on demonizing CO2, a substance that is harmless, and often used in beneficial ways for humans. In our view, calling wind power ‘clean and green’ when the toxic tailings of rare earth mineral mining in China leaves whole communities surrounded by radioactive, untreated waste…. well, that is the ultimate hypocrisy. INTERPOL’S “Guide to Carbon Trading” shows that often polluting emissions from factories have been upped…to make more money on carbon trading! That is nonsense and terrible for the environment. Have a look at our website http://www.friendsofscience.org You can become a member or contact us there. Thanks for your comment.

  2. Robert Muir

    Readers of this blog may be keen to read about the myths being substituted for math by media and the insurance industry on climate change induced flooding and extreme rainfall. Here are some top myths and infographic hyperbole busted with simple facts and our country’s official Engineering Climate Datasets:

    http://www.cityfloodmap.com/2016/04/myth-busting-on-climate-change-and.html

  3. Don

    Stephen Hawking and Neil deGrassi Tyson disagree with you. Why? Can you get them to thoroughly understand your position and then get their rebuttal argument (or agreement!)? I need to hear both sides. A video interview would be great, (depending on who has the better argument, I guess….)

    • climatewise101

      There are many dissenting views on climate change in the scientific community. Doubt that those gentlemen would even talk to us. We are always up for debates but rarely find someone as they claim ‘the science is settled’ and they don’t want to talk to ‘deniers’ – even though we agree climate changes and humans have some impact. We just don’t think it is catastrophic and we think much public money is being wasted on ideology that is not supported by evidence.

  4. Don Gulayec

    when is your meeting in calgary

    • fosadmin

      Don,

      We assume you are referring to the upcoming Friends of Science 15th Annual Event titled “Extreme Climate Uncertainty”. It is scheduled for 15-May-2018 6PM-9PM at the Red & White Club in Calgary, AB. There is also a public screening of the film “The Uncertainty Has Settled”, produced by Marijn Poels, on 14-May-2018 7PM at the Globe Cinema in Calgary, AB.

      For event tickets and more information about Friends of Science, please see our main website http://www.friendsofscience.org, call our main office at 1-888-789-9597, or email us at contact@friendsofscience.org.

      Thanks very much for your interest in our organization.

  5. Andrew Roman

    I also write a blog that you might find interesting. I am not a scientist but a retired lawyer who has done a lot of work in the environmental and energy areas of law.

    https://andrewromanviews.blog

    • fosadmin

      Thanks very much. Will have a look!

      • Andrew Roman

        I just posted a detailed critique of C-69 on my blog, and the C2C Journal will shortly be publishing an abbreviated version of it.

  6. Monroe Hunsicker

    I’m in!
    Thank you.

  7. Janice Capling

    I guess the water levels are not high enough for you morons yet

    • Roger Pugh

      Information provided by people based on measured data and observed evidence instead of manipulated computer models and progressive, globalist talking points equates them with being “morons” in your world.

      The only water level you should concern yourself with would be inside of the bucket in which you should soak your head.

  8. Trish Krokosh

    That was an awesome response Roger! I loved it and she completely deserved every intelligent word you wrote!

  9. Steven Martin

    Voice dictation program used. Please excuse misspelled or phonetically similar words.

    I have been into the climate since 1968 – stop using aerosols. 1975 I was depressed for many years with the heavily BBC promoted Trifecta of Doom as I termed it –
    worlds oil supplies totally exhausted by 1995 – we would starve is no fertilisers and freeze in London,
    An Ice Age due to hit the northern hemisphere by 1995 –? Coincidence. Newsweek 1975 published article – ‘Scientists call for the Arctic ice cap to be sprayed with soot to attract sunlight make them melt and slow down the Oncoming Ice Age.”

    Was warned 25 years ago that the next United Nations Global Scare Campaign would be along the environmental lines. True to the accuracy of this knowledge, along came Al Gore in his special carbon free private jet, with quietened engines so he could hear the earth cry and count his money in peace; to the modern day version of ‘Matilda’ (Danny DeVito) in Greta Thunberg not only getting to the United Nations where many world leaders cannot, but scolding them like children.

    The PRESStitutes of the world and the BBC and our Australian Broadcasting Corporation are believers in the new religion of Climate Change.

    The sad thing is, I did write to rebel news with a serious request – won’t disclose it here. However, with 2 or 3 EMAILS, I HAVE STILL NOT ELICITED ONE RESPONSE.

    Therefore, I am very reluctant to part with any form of money or support, because this lacks credibility.

    Perhaps I might be able to get some assistance from this website as they have contact details stored?

  10. Peter F Gill

    My book list “Books that tell a different story” is out of date on this site. Below I shall provide Rev 12. I am currently preparing Rev 13 but knowing that readers in some parts of the world do not like the number 13 I have skipped it.
    BOOKS THAT TELL A DIFFERENT STORY (Rev12)
    “The Polar Bear Catastrophe That Never Happened” Susan J Crockford,
    GWPF 2019, ISBN 978-0-9931190-8-8
    “We Don’t Believe You: Why Populists Reject the Establishment” John
    Redwood, Bite-Sized Books Ltd 2019. ISBN: 9781095254950
    “The Real Inconvenient Truth – It’s Warming: But it’s Not CO2” M. J.
    Sangster, Amazon Fulfillment. ISBN: 9781731015204
    “The Noble Liar”, Robin Aitken, Biteback Publishing Ltd 2018. ISBN 978-1-
    78590-349-6
    “BBC: Brainwashing Britain?” David Sedgwick, Sandgrounder Publishing
    2018. ISBN-978-1-9993591-0-2
    “Searching for the Catastrophe Signal: The origins of the
    Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change” Bernie Lewin, GWPF 2017
    ISBN 978-0-9931189-9-9
    “Climate Change the Facts 2017” Multiple authors edited by Jennifer
    Marohasy, Institute of Public Affairs, Connor Court Publishing Pty Ltd.,
    2017 ISBN 978-0-909536-03-9
    “Climate Change Delusion and the Great Electricity Rip-Off” Ian Plimer,
    Connor Court Publishing, 2017 ISBN 9781925501629
    “Green Tyranny Exposing the Totalitarian Roots of the Climate Industrial
    Complex” Rupert Darwall, Encounter Books, 2017 ISBN 9781594039355
    “Human Caused Global Warming- The Biggest Deception in History” Tim
    Ball, Tellwell Talent, 2016 ISBN 978-1-77302-130-0
    “What Really Causes Global Warming? Greenhouse Gases or Ozone
    Depletion?” Peter Langdon Ward, Morgan James Publishing, 2016 ISBN
    978-1-63047-798-1
    “Climate Change – The Facts” Multiple authors edited by Alan Moran,
    Institute of Public Affairs, Stockade Books 2015 ISBN 9780986398308
    “The Rightful Place of Science: Disasters & Climate Change” Roger Pielke,
    Jr., Amazon.co.uk Ltd., 2014 ISBN9780692297513
    “Not for Greens” Ian Plimer, Connor Court Publishing Pty Ltd 2014
    ISBN: 9781925138191
    “The Deliberate Corruption of Climate Science” Tim Ball, Stairway Press,
    2014 ISBN 978-0-9888777-4-0
    “Global Crisis – War, Climate Change & Catastrophe in the Seventeenth
    Century” Geoffrey Parker, Yale University Press 2014 ISBN978-0-300-
    20863-4
    “Landscapes & Cycles – An Environmentalist’s Journey to Climate
    Skepticism” Jim Steele, Amazon.co.uk, Ltd., 2013 ISBN9781490390185
    “Climate Change: Natural or Manmade?” Joe Fone, Stacey International
    2013 ISBN 978-1-906768-95-9
    “The Neglected Sun – Why the Sun Precludes Climate Catastrophe”, Fritz
    Vahrenholt and Sebastian Lüning, Stacey International 2013 ISBN 978-1-
    909022-24-9
    “The Age of Global Warming – A History”, Rupert Darwell, Quartet Books
    Ltd 2013 ISBN 978-0-7043-7299-3
    “From the melody of the oceans to climate change: a fight against
    ostracism” Jean – Louis Pinault, Amazon.co.uk, Ltd., 2012 ISBN
    9781499354317 [Warnings: Not for the layman; translation opaque in parts]
    “Hiding the Decline”, A. W. Montford, Anglosphere Books, 2012 ISBN
    9781906768355
    “Institutional Bias”, A. W. Montford, Createspace, 2012 ISBN 978-
    1481881616
    “How to Get Expelled from School”, Ian Plimer, Gracewing 2012
    ISBN9780852448021
    “The Greatest Hoax- How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your
    Future”, James Inhofe, WND Books 2012 ISBN 978-1-936488-49-0
    “Watermellons”, James Delingpole, Biteback Publishing, 2012 ISBN 978-1-
    849544054
    “The Inconvenient Skeptic – The Comprehensive Guide to the Earth’s
    Climate”, John Kerr 2011 ISBN 978-0-9847829-1-8
    “The Delinquent Teenager who was mistaken for the World’s Top Climate
    Expert”, Donna Laframboise, Ivy Avenue Press 2011 ISBN: 978-1466453487
    “Let Them Eat Carbon”, Matthew Sinclair, Biteback Publishing 2011 ISBN
    978-1-84954-116-9
    “Global Warming: Geophysical Counterpoints to the Enhanced
    Greenhouse Theory”, John M. Quinn, Dorrance Publishing Co 2010 ISBN13 978-1434905819
    “The Great Global Warming Blunder” Roy W. Spencer, Encounter Books
    2010 ISBN -13:978-1-59403-373-5
    “When Will the Lights Go Out”, Derek Birkett, Stacey International 2010
    ISBN: 9781906768409
    “Energy and Climate Wars”, Peter C. Glover and Michael J. Economides,
    Continuum Books 2010 ISBN: 978-1-4411-5307-4
    “Climategate” Brian Sussman, WND Books 2010 ISBN: 978-1-935071-83-9
    “The Climate Fix” Roger Pielke, Jr. Basic Books ISBN 978-0-465-02052-2
    “The Hockey Stick Illusion” A.W. Montford, Stacey International, 2010 ISBN
    978 1 906768 35 5
    “Climate: The Counter Consensus” Professor Robert M Carter, Stacey
    International, 2010 ISBN 978-1-906768-29-4
    “The Climate Caper” Garth W. Paltridge, Taylor Trade Publishing 2010
    ISBN 978-1-58979-548-8
    “The Real Global Warming Disaster”, Christopher Booker, Continuum
    International Publishing Group 2009 ISBN 9781441110527
    “Chill – A Reassessment of Global Warming Theory” Peter Taylor,
    Clairview Books 2009. ISBN 978-1 905570-19-5
    “Air Con – The Seriously Inconvenient Truth about Global Warming” Ian
    Wishart, Howling at the Moon Publishing Ltd 2009 ISBN 978-0-9582401-4-7
    “Heaven and Earth – global warming: the missing science” Ian Plimer,
    Quartet Books Ltd., 2009 ISBN 978 0n 7043 7166 8
    “The Wind Farm Scam”, John Etherington, Stacey International 2009
    ISBN: 978 1905299 83 6
    “Climate of Extremes” Patrick J. Michaels and Robert C. Balling Jr., Cato
    Institute 2009 ISBN978-1-933995-23-6
    “While the Earth Endures” Philip Foster, St. Matthew Publishing Ltd 2009
    ISBN 978 1 901546 31 6
    “Climate Confusion” Roy W Spencer, Encounter Books 2008 ISBN 978-1-
    59403-210-3
    “The Chilling Stars – A Cosmic View of Climate Change” Henrik
    Svensmark & Nigel Calder, Icon Books Ltd., Updated Edition 2008 ISBN
    978-1840468-66-3
    “Blue Planet in Green Shackles”, Vaclav Klaus, Competitive Enterprise
    Institute 2008 ISBN 1-889865-09-5
    “Red Hot Lies” Christopher C Horner, Regnery Publishing, Inc. 2008 ISBN
    978-1-59698-538-4
    “An Appeal to Reason – A Cool Look at Global Warming” Nigel Lawson,
    Duckworth Overlook 2008 ISBN 978-0-7156-3786-9
    “The Deniers” Lawrence Solomon, Richard Vigilante Books 2008 ISBN 978-
    0-9800763-1-8
    “Unstoppable Global Warming – Every 1,500 Years” S Fred Singer &
    Dennis T Avery, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc 2007 ISBN 978-0-
    7425-5116-9
    “Cool It – The Skeptical Environmentalist’s Guide to Global Warming”
    Bjorn Lomborg Marshal Cavendish Ltd 2007 ISBN 978-0-462-09912-5
    “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming and
    Environmentalism” Christopher C. Horner, Regnery Publishing, Inc. 2007
    ISBN 978-1-59698-501-8
    “Scared to Death” Christopher Booker & Richard North, Continuum Books
    2007 ISBN 0-8264-8614-2; 978-0-8264-8614-1
    “Taken by Storm” Christopher Essex & Ross McKitrick, Key Porter Books
    Ltd. Toronto Canada 2007 ISBN9781-5526-3946-7
    All the above books are available from Amazon.
    Peter F Gill March 2020 pfg.energy@gmail.com

  11. Peter F Gill

    My book list “Books that tell a different story” is out of date on this site. Below I shall provide Rev 12. I am currently preparing Rev 13 but knowing that readers in some parts of the world do not like the number 13 I have skipped it.
    BOOKS THAT TELL A DIFFERENT STORY (Rev12)
    “The Polar Bear Catastrophe That Never Happened” Susan J Crockford,
    GWPF 2019, ISBN 978-0-9931190-8-8
    “We Don’t Believe You: Why Populists Reject the Establishment” John
    Redwood, Bite-Sized Books Ltd 2019. ISBN: 9781095254950
    “The Real Inconvenient Truth – It’s Warming: But it’s Not CO2” M. J.
    Sangster, Amazon Fulfillment. ISBN: 9781731015204
    “The Noble Liar”, Robin Aitken, Biteback Publishing Ltd 2018. ISBN 978-1-
    78590-349-6
    “BBC: Brainwashing Britain?” David Sedgwick, Sandgrounder Publishing
    2018. ISBN-978-1-9993591-0-2
    “Searching for the Catastrophe Signal: The origins of the
    Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change” Bernie Lewin, GWPF 2017
    ISBN 978-0-9931189-9-9
    “Climate Change the Facts 2017” Multiple authors edited by Jennifer
    Marohasy, Institute of Public Affairs, Connor Court Publishing Pty Ltd.,
    2017 ISBN 978-0-909536-03-9
    “Climate Change Delusion and the Great Electricity Rip-Off” Ian Plimer,
    Connor Court Publishing, 2017 ISBN 9781925501629
    “Green Tyranny Exposing the Totalitarian Roots of the Climate Industrial
    Complex” Rupert Darwall, Encounter Books, 2017 ISBN 9781594039355
    “Human Caused Global Warming- The Biggest Deception in History” Tim
    Ball, Tellwell Talent, 2016 ISBN 978-1-77302-130-0
    “What Really Causes Global Warming? Greenhouse Gases or Ozone
    Depletion?” Peter Langdon Ward, Morgan James Publishing, 2016 ISBN
    978-1-63047-798-1
    “Climate Change – The Facts” Multiple authors edited by Alan Moran,
    Institute of Public Affairs, Stockade Books 2015 ISBN 9780986398308
    “The Rightful Place of Science: Disasters & Climate Change” Roger Pielke,
    Jr., Amazon.co.uk Ltd., 2014 ISBN9780692297513
    “Not for Greens” Ian Plimer, Connor Court Publishing Pty Ltd 2014
    ISBN: 9781925138191
    “The Deliberate Corruption of Climate Science” Tim Ball, Stairway Press,
    2014 ISBN 978-0-9888777-4-0
    “Global Crisis – War, Climate Change & Catastrophe in the Seventeenth
    Century” Geoffrey Parker, Yale University Press 2014 ISBN978-0-300-
    20863-4
    “Landscapes & Cycles – An Environmentalist’s Journey to Climate
    Skepticism” Jim Steele, Amazon.co.uk, Ltd., 2013 ISBN9781490390185
    “Climate Change: Natural or Manmade?” Joe Fone, Stacey International
    2013 ISBN 978-1-906768-95-9
    “The Neglected Sun – Why the Sun Precludes Climate Catastrophe”, Fritz
    Vahrenholt and Sebastian Lüning, Stacey International 2013 ISBN 978-1-
    909022-24-9
    “The Age of Global Warming – A History”, Rupert Darwell, Quartet Books
    Ltd 2013 ISBN 978-0-7043-7299-3
    “From the melody of the oceans to climate change: a fight against
    ostracism” Jean – Louis Pinault, Amazon.co.uk, Ltd., 2012 ISBN
    9781499354317 [Warnings: Not for the layman; translation opaque in parts]
    “Hiding the Decline”, A. W. Montford, Anglosphere Books, 2012 ISBN
    9781906768355
    “Institutional Bias”, A. W. Montford, Createspace, 2012 ISBN 978-
    1481881616
    “How to Get Expelled from School”, Ian Plimer, Gracewing 2012
    ISBN9780852448021
    “The Greatest Hoax- How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your
    Future”, James Inhofe, WND Books 2012 ISBN 978-1-936488-49-0
    “Watermellons”, James Delingpole, Biteback Publishing, 2012 ISBN 978-1-
    849544054
    “The Inconvenient Skeptic – The Comprehensive Guide to the Earth’s
    Climate”, John Kerr 2011 ISBN 978-0-9847829-1-8
    “The Delinquent Teenager who was mistaken for the World’s Top Climate
    Expert”, Donna Laframboise, Ivy Avenue Press 2011 ISBN: 978-1466453487
    “Let Them Eat Carbon”, Matthew Sinclair, Biteback Publishing 2011 ISBN
    978-1-84954-116-9
    “Global Warming: Geophysical Counterpoints to the Enhanced
    Greenhouse Theory”, John M. Quinn, Dorrance Publishing Co 2010 ISBN13 978-1434905819
    “The Great Global Warming Blunder” Roy W. Spencer, Encounter Books
    2010 ISBN -13:978-1-59403-373-5
    “When Will the Lights Go Out”, Derek Birkett, Stacey International 2010
    ISBN: 9781906768409
    “Energy and Climate Wars”, Peter C. Glover and Michael J. Economides,
    Continuum Books 2010 ISBN: 978-1-4411-5307-4
    “Climategate” Brian Sussman, WND Books 2010 ISBN: 978-1-935071-83-9
    “The Climate Fix” Roger Pielke, Jr. Basic Books ISBN 978-0-465-02052-2
    “The Hockey Stick Illusion” A.W. Montford, Stacey International, 2010 ISBN
    978 1 906768 35 5
    “Climate: The Counter Consensus” Professor Robert M Carter, Stacey
    International, 2010 ISBN 978-1-906768-29-4
    “The Climate Caper” Garth W. Paltridge, Taylor Trade Publishing 2010
    ISBN 978-1-58979-548-8
    “The Real Global Warming Disaster”, Christopher Booker, Continuum
    International Publishing Group 2009 ISBN 9781441110527
    “Chill – A Reassessment of Global Warming Theory” Peter Taylor,
    Clairview Books 2009. ISBN 978-1 905570-19-5
    “Air Con – The Seriously Inconvenient Truth about Global Warming” Ian
    Wishart, Howling at the Moon Publishing Ltd 2009 ISBN 978-0-9582401-4-7
    “Heaven and Earth – global warming: the missing science” Ian Plimer,
    Quartet Books Ltd., 2009 ISBN 978 0n 7043 7166 8
    “The Wind Farm Scam”, John Etherington, Stacey International 2009
    ISBN: 978 1905299 83 6
    “Climate of Extremes” Patrick J. Michaels and Robert C. Balling Jr., Cato
    Institute 2009 ISBN978-1-933995-23-6
    “While the Earth Endures” Philip Foster, St. Matthew Publishing Ltd 2009
    ISBN 978 1 901546 31 6
    “Climate Confusion” Roy W Spencer, Encounter Books 2008 ISBN 978-1-
    59403-210-3
    “The Chilling Stars – A Cosmic View of Climate Change” Henrik
    Svensmark & Nigel Calder, Icon Books Ltd., Updated Edition 2008 ISBN
    978-1840468-66-3
    “Blue Planet in Green Shackles”, Vaclav Klaus, Competitive Enterprise
    Institute 2008 ISBN 1-889865-09-5
    “Red Hot Lies” Christopher C Horner, Regnery Publishing, Inc. 2008 ISBN
    978-1-59698-538-4
    “An Appeal to Reason – A Cool Look at Global Warming” Nigel Lawson,
    Duckworth Overlook 2008 ISBN 978-0-7156-3786-9
    “The Deniers” Lawrence Solomon, Richard Vigilante Books 2008 ISBN 978-
    0-9800763-1-8
    “Unstoppable Global Warming – Every 1,500 Years” S Fred Singer &
    Dennis T Avery, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc 2007 ISBN 978-0-
    7425-5116-9
    “Cool It – The Skeptical Environmentalist’s Guide to Global Warming”
    Bjorn Lomborg Marshal Cavendish Ltd 2007 ISBN 978-0-462-09912-5
    “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming and
    Environmentalism” Christopher C. Horner, Regnery Publishing, Inc. 2007
    ISBN 978-1-59698-501-8
    “Scared to Death” Christopher Booker & Richard North, Continuum Books
    2007 ISBN 0-8264-8614-2; 978-0-8264-8614-1
    “Taken by Storm” Christopher Essex & Ross McKitrick, Key Porter Books
    Ltd. Toronto Canada 2007 ISBN9781-5526-3946-7
    All the above books are available from Amazon.
    Peter F Gill March 2020 pfg.energy@gmail.com

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