The Truth About Global Warming is that rare creature – a website designed to take a totally objective look at the entire subject of global warming and climate change. No preconceived ideas have been taken into account, but rather the salient facts have been examined in detail, and the views of both global warming proponents and of global warming disbelievers (or ‘deniers’) have been considered in turn.
Following the Climategate scandal, many people the world over have begun to doubt that climate change is a man-made phenomenon, caused by greenhouse gas emissions. As a consequence, the views put forward by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have come more and more under challenge.
At the same time it is clear that some degree of global warming has taken place over the last century. The question is simply one of whether it is due to greenhouse gas emissions, or to some other, probably cyclical, factor. If it is the latter then climate change, or at least global warming (the climate will always be in a state of change), may not continue to be a factor in our lives.
If global warming is a genuine and man-made event then we need to consider whether any sensible steps can actually be made to limit its effect. Government (which means public) subsidy of vastly expensive wind farms, which fail to function just when they are needed the most, is not necessarily the solution here, no matter what the IPCC, and the scientists uncovered by the climategate enquiry, might believe.