Graham Stringer and Peter Lilley join GWPF as Trustees

Posted: July 17, 2015 by tchannon in Accountability, Politics

Hmm… times of Chinese curses

The Global Warming Policy Foundation is pleased to announce that Graham Stringer and the Rt Hon Peter Lilley have joined the GWPF’s Board of Trustees.

Graham Stringer is a Labour MP. He was the leader of Manchester City Council and the Parliamentary Secretary in the Cabinet Office under Tony Blair.

Peter Lilley is a Conservative MP. He was Secretary of State for Trade and Industry and Secretary of State for Social Security in the Cabinets of Margaret Thatcher and John Mayor. He was appointed by David Cameron to the Number 10 Policy Board with responsibility for Foreign Affairs, Europe, Defence and International Development.

A few day ago

Peter Lilley & Graham Stringer Vote Against Climate Committee’s IPCC Report

Date: 28/07/14
Peter Lilley MP and Graham Stringer MP

Peter Lilley and Graham Stringer voted against the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee’s report on the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Report because “we believe the role of the Select Committee is to hold public institutions critically to account not to act as their cheer leaders”.
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  1. oldbrew says:

    Re IPCC report: ‘However, the Summary for Policy Makers is far less balanced than the report it purports to summarise.’ – GWPF

    That’s part of the problem. The uncertainties, mistaken predictions/projections and so on get brushed aside by agenda-driven politicians determined to impose their political will regardless of the actual evidence.

    At least a few experienced politicians like Stringer and Willey can see through that and know what is happening. Whether they can do anything to stop the rot is another matter.

  2. p.g.sharrow says:

    When support and funding shrinks, politicians are known to modify their point of view.

    Also known as rats deserting a sinking ship 😎 pg

  3. ren says:

    This monograph considers only average global temperature. It does not discuss weather, which is a complex study of energy moving about the planet. It does not even address local climate, which includes precipitation. It does, however, consider the issue of Global Warming and the mistaken perception that human activity has a significant influence on it.

    The word ‘trend’ is used here for temperatures in two different contexts. To differentiate, α-trend applies to averaging-out the uncertainties in reported average global temperature measurements to produce the average global temperature oscillation resulting from the net ocean surface oscillation. The term β-trend applies to the slower average temperature change of the planet which is associated with change to the temperature of the bulk volume of the material (mostly water) involved.

    The first paper to suggest the hypothesis that the sunspot number time-integral is a proxy for a substantial driver of average global temperature change was made public 6/1/2009. The discovery started with application of the first law of thermodynamics, conservation of energy, and the hypothesis that the energy acquired, above or below break-even (appropriately accounting for energy radiated from the planet), is proportional to the time-integral of sunspot numbers. The derived equation revealed a rapid and sustained global energy rise starting in about 1941. The true average global temperature anomaly change β-trend is proportional to global energy change.