About

Posing inconvenient and often politically incorrect questions concerning climate change, within a context of concern for the well-being of the countryside, is what Harmless Sky is about. It challenges received opinion whenever there is a firm evidential basis for doing so, but it is not concerned with conspiracy theories or detailed speculation about questionable scientific research.

The author of this blog does not pretend to know whether anthropogenic global warming is taking place or not, but three years of careful research has lead him to believe that the public is being routinely mislead about the quality of the evidence that is being used to shape their opinions.  It seems that climate science has become so contaminated by politics that it is no longer possible for anyone – whether scientist or layperson – to distinguish fact from fiction.

The politicisation of climate science is a major concern of Harmless Sky. Anyone who is suspicious of the dogmatic ‘scientific evidence’ that is presented to them by the media, politicians, green NGOs and businesses should find something to interest them here. And the extent to which this evidence is being exaggerated and misrepresented is apparent to anyone who cares to look behind the alarmist headlines, sound bites and slogans that now bombard us all on a daily basis.

Fear of global warming is already having a devastating effect on our landscape, with wind farms now dominating what were formerly some of the most tranquil and unspoiled parts of the countryside. This is the result of political decisions, scientific speculation, and public complacency, not observable minor geophysical changes in the climate.

Only rational and dispassionate consideration of the issues can ward off the hysteria that is now distorting every aspect of public discussion of this subject. For more information about how Harmless Sky came into being, see How this blog got its name and The wind, the climate and the media .

34 Responses to “About”

  1. Tonyb, Given your several posts on matters historical, you may be interested in a couple of books recently scanned and issued by Munseys –

    http://www.munseys.com/book/35022/The_Philosophy_of_the_Weather

    http://www.munseys.com/book/34992/Narrative_of_a_Second_Expedition_to_the_Shores_of_the_Polar_Sea

    best regards,

    Chuck

  2. Chuck

    Thanks for these. I shall read them with interest.

    tonyb

  3. You’welcome Tony, and as always happens, two more immediately appear – McKenzies journals

    http://www.manybooks.net/titles/mackenziea3565935659.html

    http://www.manybooks.net/titles/mackenziea3565835658.html

  4. Thanks for these Chuck
    tonyb

  5. New Judith Curry Interview Just Published: The IPCC May Have Outlived its Usefulness

    Dear Tony,

    I just wanted to send you a quick mail to let you know that we have conducted a very interesting interview with the well known climatologist Judith Curry.
    It’s a very balanced interview and I thought you and your readers may be interested in reading about Judith’s concerns for climate science, how climate change is affecting the planet, reasons for the increase in scepticism and why climate scientists have lost touch with the public.

    You can read the full interview at: http://oilprice.com/The-Environment/Global-Warming/The-IPCC-May-Have-Outlived-its-Usefulness-An-Interview-with-Judith-Curry.html

    Some of the questions we asked Judith are:

    Q. You have said in the past that you were troubled by the lack of cooperation between organizations studying climate change, and that you want to see more transparency with the data collected. How do you suggest we encourage/force transparency and collaboration?
    Q. Do you feel climatologists should be putting more effort into determining the effect of the sun on our climate? As the IPCC primarily focuses on CO2 as the cause of climate change – Is the importance of CO2 overestimated and the importance of the sun is underestimated?
    Q. What are your views on the idea that CO2 may not be a significant contributor to climate change?

    The full interview is at: http://oilprice.com/The-Environment/Global-Warming/The-IPCC-May-Have-Outlived-its-Usefulness-An-Interview-with-Judith-Curry.html

    I hope you find the interview interesting.

    Best regards,

    James Stafford

  6. News Tip – The Limitless Potential of the E-Cat: An Interview with Andrea Rossi

    Dear Tony

    I wanted to get in touch as we were fortunate enough to interview the media shy Andrea Rossi, creator of the E-Cat this week and i thought you and your readers may be interested in hearing what he had to say.

    Mr. Rossi appears to have produced the first working “cold” fusion device, or low energy nuclear reaction (LENR), with his Energy Catalyser (E-Cat) machine. The E-Cat machine could provide almost limitless, clean, cheap energy and could prove to be one of the greatest inventions of all time.

    You can read the full interview at: http://oilprice.com/Interviews/The-Limitless-Potential-of-the-E-Cat-An-Interview-with-Andrea-Rossi.html

    It’s quite a long interview as Mr Rossi answered over 40 questions.

    Some of the questions we asked Mr. Rossi take a look at:

    · Why it took so long for him to go public with his discovery.

    · How the E-Cat will produce energy costing $10/megawatt hour.

    · When he will release more detailed information on the E-Cat.

    · Why he believes international media coverage of the E-Cat has been so muted.

    · His feelings towards critics and the scientific community.

    · His manufacturing and distribution goals.

    · How the E-cat will help reduce mankind’s dependency on fossil fuels.

    · + Many more details on the e-cat, LENR and Rossi himself.

    The full interview is not available for publication – but we are happy for you to use excerpts with a link back to the source.

    The full interview is at: http://oilprice.com/Interviews/The-Limitless-Potential-of-the-E-Cat-An-Interview-with-Andrea-Rossi.html

    I hope you find the interview interesting.

    Best regards,

    James Stafford

  7. Hello,

    I was wondering if you accept guest post for your blog. If you do, I would like to submit a few. I’m a recent college graduate, with an English major, looking to build out my portfolio. I can write on a wide variety of topics and am sure you would be happy with the quality. Please email me back if you are interested. Thank you for your time.

    – Kathleen Hubert
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002374243662

  8. Tony, could you contact me (info2012@scef.org.uk). I’ve set up a website to capture the information on bbc/28gate and I would welcome some background information from you.

    Mike

  9. New Anthony Watts Interview Just Published: Climate Change without Catastrophe (News Tip)

    Dear Editor,

    I just wanted to send you a quick mail to let you know that we have just conducted a very interesting interview with the well known figure in the climate debate Anthony Watts.
    It’s a very interesting chat and whether you agree or disagree with his comments I thought you and your readers would find some value in taking a look

    A few of the topics we discussed are:

    • The difference between “global warming” and “climate change”
    • Why CO2 is partially responsible but oversold
    • Why recent major weather events cannot be linked to CO2
    • Why we should be more worried about another ice age
    • Why carbon taxes won’t have any effect on the whims of Mother Nature
    • How the climate debate has taken on religious proportions
    • Why the Keystone protests are all for show
    • Why Mother Nature will be the final arbiter of truth
    • What we should and shouldn’t be doing to address global warming
    • Why “climate change” has become a favorite bogeyman
    • Why scientifically we’ve only scratched the surface of climate change

    You can read the full interview at: http://oilprice.com/Interviews/Climate-Change-without-Catastrophe-Interview-with-Anthony-Watts.html

    I hope you find the interview interesting.

    Best regards,

    James Stafford

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