Is CO2 the ‘control knob’ of temperature, as orthodox climate science teaches? Answer: no

Over recent and deep geological time, when temperature and carbon dioxide are correlated, temperature is the ‘control knob’ of CO2, not vice-versa. Otherwise there is almost no correlation

By Paul MacRae, Climate Realists of British Columbia, Jan. 31, 2024

The basic theory underlying orthodox climate science is that the global temperature is highly sensitive to changes in carbon-dioxide levels. This is sometimes called the “control-knob” theory.1 If CO2 increases, so does temperature. If CO2 falls, so does temperature, more or less in lock-step—CO2 is the “control knob” of temperature.

And since we are in a “warming” world, and because CO2 levels are also going up—in other words, because temperature and CO2 levels appear to be correlated—orthodox climate science accepts that they are correlated—in fact, strongly correlated, as we’ll see.… Read more

Neo-Malthusian pessimism, not ‘science’, is behind claims of a ‘climate crisis’

With a bit of research, Victoria radio host could educate local listeners on the follies of the Liberal government’s ‘anti-growth’ policies

By Paul MacRae, Climate Realists of British Columbia, January 28, 2024

A local Victoria, B.C., radio talk-show host had some doubts about a recent caller’s argument that Canadian Maurice Strong was behind the environmental-crisis movement and, by implication, behind the “climate crisis” movement as well.

In other words, the caller was suggesting that these movements are not based on solid “science,” as we’re told, but on an anti-growth ideology rooted in Strong’s “neo-Malthusian” thinking—the view that modern civilization cannot survive affluence and will soon run out of resources, although this view has been largely disproved by facts.… Read more

Canada’s EV strategy will cost $4- million per job, with an uncertain return

Chrystia Freeland’s ‘new economy’ is fuelled by old-fashioned subsidies

By Jack Mintz, National Post, Jan 26, 2024  

With Canadian GDP per capita dropping like a stone, what would you expect our minister of finance, Chrystia Freeland, to say last week at the elite Davos confab? “Come to Canada! We have $135 billion to give you!” is what she did say. Given our poor investment performance, it seems the only way to attract capital is to offer billions of tax dollars to foreign multinationals.

But not just to any company that might want to invest in Canada. Freeland’s $15-billion Canada Growth Plan and $120-billion in tax credits constitute an industrial policy skewed toward clean energy, critical mining (e.g.,… Read more

Video: Why are we so worried about ‘climate change’? Once you learn how the panic started, you’ll know you can relax

By David Jones, Climate Realists of B.C., Jan. 23, 2024

Below is the text of meterologist David Jones’ short video (one minute) on the origins of the “climate crisis” scare. It’s on the YouTube channel “Is This Climate Change?”. Click on the video or this link to see the video.

Hi everyone. My name is David Jones. I’m a meteorologist, a climate realist and I have some good news.

1) The weather hasn’t changed and  

2) there is no climate emergency.

Why do so many people believe otherwise? It’s a long story that begins with a Canadian who said this:

“We may get to the point where the only way of saving the world will be for industrialized civilization to collapse.” 

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‘Climate science’ is ‘post-normal’ science, not traditional science, so how can ‘the science’ be ‘settled’?

Claims that ‘the science has spoken’ and ‘the science is settled’ are based on the false idea that climate scientists follow the same scientific standards as traditional scientists. They don’t

By Paul MacRae, Climate Realists of B.C., January 22, 2024

Those who dare to question or criticize the apocalyptic claims of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) (“if we keep adding carbon to the atmosphere we’re all gonna fry,” basically) are told “the science is settled” or “the science has spoken.”

We’re told “the science” is the product of a “consensus” of more than 2,000 climate scientists who contribute to the IPCC’s reports; and we’re told this “consensus” is not to be questioned by non-scientists or even scientists from other disciplines because, again, the science is “settled.”… Read more

German farmers oppose green agenda

Spiked, Jan. 20, 2024

German farmers have had enough. On Monday 15 January 2024, thousands of tractors and tens of thousands of Germans descended on Berlin – capping off a week of protests in which farmers blocked roads and brought life to a standstill across the country.

The demonstration was sparked by government plans to abolish tax breaks on agricultural diesel and bring in new taxes on farm vehicles. But it’s also so much deeper than that. Farmers are furious with green ideology, with being made to pay the price for the government’s lofty climate goals. And they’re furious with being demonized as extremists simply for standing up for their livelihoods.… Read more

Freeze in the dark? Or get rid of the Trudeau Liberals?

Near-power shutdown in Alberta is a clear warning about the folly of Net Zero by 2035 electrical grid policies

By Leo Dupire, Proud to be Canadian, Jan. 18, 2024

Have you heard what happened in Alberta last weekend? On Saturday, faced with -40 degree temperatures, some key generators going offline, and record high usage during the bone-cold chill, the province hit a temporary electricity crunch: not enough supply to meet peak demand.

The electricity operator even had to send out an emergency text alert, asking everyone to conserve power.  Fortunately, the people listened, and electric usage dropped by 200 megawatts within two minutes.… Read more

Alberta’s close call on electricity a wake-up call for Canada

Politicians should be abandoning ‘green’ energy policies that make no sense is a cold country like ours

By Patrick Hunt, Jan. 18, 2024

The near electrical grid failure in Alberta this week, in which cold weather and several blackouts threatened rolling blackouts, certainly vindicates what Premier Danielle Smith has been saying all along: that reliable energy is essential in the hostile climate that winter in Canada can serve up. 

At minus-45°C, when the sun is not shining and it is too cold for wind turbines to turn even if there is a breeze, what sane government would outlaw the use of fossil fuels to maintain the energy grid and people’s lives? … Read more

Is 5,000 ppm of CO2 dangerous for health? No, says a former submariner

Climate Realists of B.C. President Patrick Hunt describes his experiences on a submarine when CO2 levels rose as high as 5,000 parts per million

Patrick Hunt, president of the Climate Realists of British Columbia, discusses the challenges of climate models. During his service with the Canadian Navy, Patrick served on a submarine that had CO2 levels of at 5,000 parts per million of carbon dioxide (CO2), with no ill-effects. After that, he was involved in custom software applications and high-tech.

In this Friends of Science interview, he discusses how climate models are made of bits and bytes” as opposed to toy models, which are actually physical and made to exact scale of the “real thing.”Read more

Yes, the Earth is warming, but is CO2 the cause?

A Norwegian government study dares to admit that computer models can’t tell us if warming is human-caused or natural

By Holman w. Jenkins, Jr., Wall Street Journal, Nov. 4, 2023

If this column has ever plagiarized itself, it’s by repeating the phrase “evidence of warming is not evidence of what causes warming.” A paper published by the Norwegian government’s statistical agency, written by two of its retired experts, touching on this very subject has called forth so many shrieked accusations of climate apostasy that you know it must be interesting.

The authors ask a simple question: Are computerized climate simulations a sufficient basis for attributing observed warming to human CO2?… Read more