There is a constant flood of stories published in the media relating to climate change. Almost all of it presents one view – the view promulgated by the media and accepted as true by many people. This site is intended to provide a resource that gives a balance to the mainstream view. The aim is to provide information, backed up wherever possible with references to data sources that help people understand this complex issue.

It is also important to understand the IPCC (International Panel on Climate Change). This body has been appointed by the UN with a specific objective:

to “stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic (human-induced) interference with the climate system”

Putting it simply, all outputs from the IPCC presume that there is a human-induced interference in climate. The organisation is tasked with prevention of dangerous greenhouse gas increases. The IPCC can never question whether there is a human role; and nor can it look outside of the scope of stabilising greenhouse gases, as these two points are presumed to be valid. If these two points aren’t valid, then everything that the IPCC is doing is invalidated!

So as a starting point, it would appear that there is climate change. But it is important to consider:

  1. The scope and nature of the change
  2. How much (if any) is attributable to human activity
  3. How much (if any) of that activity can be effectively mitigated
  4. What the real costs may be in mitigation efforts