• New Paper: Decarbonisation Plans Fail Engineering Reality Check

    • Date: 19/05/20
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Foundation

    Net Zero target is “madness” Britain’s plans to decarbonise the economy have not been properly thought through, and there is a dangerous lack of systems and project engineering input. That’s according to Michael Kelly, emeritus professor of technology in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge, who says that replacing fossil fuels with electricity from renewables is impractical […]

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  • The Fatal Attraction Of A Post-Covid Green Deal

    • Date: 15/05/20
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Foundation

    In a short paper published today by the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) Dr John Constable, the GWPF’s energy editor, warns of big economic risks of using ‘climate-related’ stimulus spending as governments around the world are attempting to restart the global economy as it emerges from lockdown. The paper is based on comments in a […]

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  • David Holland, The Climategate Auditor, Has Died Aged 76

    • Date: 10/03/20
    • Global Warming Policy Foundation

    David Holland has died aged 76 on 27 February. David was a long-time friend of and author for the GWPF. He was a good friend and colleague of Prof David Henderson with whom he co-authored of a number of important climate papers and articles. Over many years David was one of the first and most prolific authors […]

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  • Cost Of ‘Net Zero’ Will Be Astronomical, New Reports Warn

    • Date: 24/02/20
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Foundation

    Price will top £100,000 per household The cost of reaching the government’s “Net Zero” target will be astronomical for the UK economy. That’s according to analysis by two new reports published by the Global Warming Policy Foundation. The reports find that decarbonising the electricity system and domestic housing in the next three decades will cost […]

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  • Carbon Policies Are ‘Futile Gesture Politics’

    • Date: 06/12/19
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Foundation

    Economist says unilateral decarbonisation carries major economic and political risks A prominent economist says that Britain’s climate and energy policies are ‘futile gesture politics’, and will fail to bring about any change to the climate. Dr Ruth Lea, who has wide-ranging experience of working in the civil service, the financial sector and policy institutions, says […]

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  • Clive James, Legendary Author, Poet, Humorist & Climate Sceptic Has Died

    • Date: 27/11/19
    • Global Warming Policy Foundation

    Our good friend and fellow climate sceptic, the Australian author, poet journalist and humorist Clive James has died, aged 80. We republish his GWPF Essay Mass Death Dies Hard in his memory. Imminent Catastrophe The imminent catastrophe goes onNot showing many signs of happening.The ice at the North Pole that should be goneBy now, is […]

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  • Prof. Michael Kelly: Energy Policy Needs ‘Herds Of Unicorns’

    • Date: 11/11/19
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Foundation

    Utopian thinking is putting the economy at risk says Cambridge professor The UK’s decision to embark on a wholesale decarbonisation of the economy is beset by superficial thinking that ignores engineering reality. That’s according to Professor Michael Kelly, emeritus professor of engineering at the University of Cambridge. At the Annual GWPF Lecture Professor Kelly told […]

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  • Ocean Temperature Changes Are Uneven And Uncertain

    • Date: 08/11/19
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Foundation

    A new paper from the Global Warming Policy Foundation looks at how scientists monitor changes in ocean temperature and finds a story of huge uncertainties and surprising findings. For example, while warming might be expected to be fairly uniform, measurements suggest that it is regionalised, with parts of the South Pacific, in particular, warming more than elsewhere.  As […]

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