I’m a US citizen, received an Associate Degree in Civil Engineering at Vermont Technical College and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Now I live in Europe and help my wife, the owner, run a small business that provides communication services for business and industry who deliver cutting-edge products, technology and services to market and thus make our lives immensely better.

I’ve always been a skeptic of the AGW hypothesis, and view myself as a critical spectator in the climate change debate and arena.

As a boy I had a strong interest in meteorology and even dreamed of becoming one for a time. I often read weather charts and was intrigued by extreme weather events. I can recall many extreme weather events occurring back in the 60s and 70s. That’s why I think what’s happening today is nothing unusual. In fact, if the media stopped hyping it up, most people wouldn’t even notice “climate change”.

I believe that the activities of man have a modest impact on the climate and environment, but more through landuse and poor waste management practices. But for the most part, I believe the forces of nature overwhelm anything man puts out.

The focus of public policy and resources ought to be on solving real problems that exist today like water pollution, poverty, mal-nutrition, urban squalor, education, tyranny and so on, and not on computer-generated catastrophe scenarios that might or might not occur 100 years from now. Too many governments use AGW as an excuse for their policy failures – claiming all problems are due to AGW, and not their own often stupid policies.

I’m not funded by anyone except by my own modest means, and I do not take any donations. This is strictly for fun, learning and free speech.


111 responses to “About”

  1. Ike

    I worked in Tucson a couple years ago. :-) ´had a very good time there. I stayed in small hotel near A-Mountain.
    Reply: Go Cats go! -PG

  2. Ted Hadzi-Antich

    Thank you for linking to our video regarding EPA’s refusal to allow its own Science Advisory Board to review the greenhouse gas Endangerment Finding. We will provide updates on our website and on YouTube as the case develops.

  3. woodNfish

    Hi P. Gosselin,

    I’ve followed your comments for several years on other blogs. Nice to see you have one of your own. You have a typo:

    “I’m not funded by anyone accept by my own modest means.”

    I’m sure you meant to use “except” rather than “accept”.

  4. wordsmith

    It’s amazing to me when I hear Climate Change skeptics talk about the misinformation from those who believe it is happening, that it’s primarily caused by man, and that the consequences will be significant. What would be the motivation for so many scientists, the vast majority of scientists, far more educated and intelligent than either of us, to spread misinformation? Do you believe they’re just stupid? More so than you? Is there some economic benefit for them? Do you discount what all scientists say? Also, give me a break–an engineering degree does not in any way qualify you to be a climate expert. I work with a lot of engineers and you don’t have to be that bright to get an engineering degree, especially from some no-name university. MIT, maybe, but not the ones you attended.

    1. HL Mencken

      This first sign one has lost the argument
      is resorting to ad hominem attack.
      Why then not adhere to logical argument
      instead of labeling those who disagree
      with you as “deniers” and worse?

    2. TimiBoy

      Intellect is no qualifier. I have a Degree in Business, majoring in Logistics. I have studied Military Logistics all my life. I have an IQ around the 200 mark, and experience in Manufacturing and Distribution Management at the International level. I see systems in seconds that take you years to understand, if you ever could. I also have a delicately refined and intensely accurate bullshit meter, and I am very effective at finding the cause. Not things I brag about, but I bristle at this “they are smarter than you” bullshit, because in most cases, I am smarter than them.

      Follow the money, sweetheart, and there you have your reason. Oh, not what Greenpeace tell you, but follow it FOR YOURSELF. Do YOUR OWN research. It’s easily found and understood – unless you’re not smart enough…

    3. Lionell Griffith

      wordsmith: ” I work with a lot of engineers and you don’t have to be that bright to get an engineering degree, especially from some no-name university. MIT, maybe, but not the ones you attended.”

      An engineer is one who makes things that work. Many of the things that they make are life critical because people would die if they didn’t work. What this means is that they have to be a better scientist than the so called professional ones because they have to get it right.

      All the typical scientist has to do is spin paper after paper never having to apologies for getting it wrong. Actually, getting it wrong is used as a good excuse for still more paper spinning. If they can analyze noise and come up with a p value less that 0.05 – bang! – another paper is on the way.

      I will take one good engineer over a hudred scientists any day of the week. Largely becasue I will get difficult problems really solved and things that work. Out of the scientists, all I would get is a lot of paper and requests for still more money to buy still more papers.

    4. Steve

      Wordsmith wrote: “you don’t have to be that bright to get an engineering degree…”

      Spoken exactly like a first year dropout from engineering school. I find it interesting that most engineers I know (myself included), are skeptical of the Climate Change nonsense. Perhaps it’s because engineers have an intimate familiarity with the physical sciences and actually have to successfully apply physics…in the real world. Not some esoteric, ethereal and theoretical world. We’re grounded in reality….or the bridge falls down. And we see those skeptics in the field of Climatology demeaned, ridiculed and labeled as heretics, much like Galileo going up against the Church. It’s really quite appalling and clearly the antithesis of “science.” The Climate Cult and the nurturing of like-mindedness is almost religious-like. Keep up the great work on this site. And remember, “Science is the belief in the ignorance of the experts” – Richard Feynman

    5. guess who

      FYI: An ME degree from the university of Arizona would make Mr.Gosselin a graduate of their highly regarded College of Mines and Engineering. Their medical school is at the forefront of cutting edge cancer research and treatment.

    6. guess who

      The astronomy department as at the U. of A. is a key collaborator with both NASA and the European Space Agency, and it turns out they had a lot more to do with the recent landing of a probe on a comet than did M.I.T.

      1. jim Vincent

        Dear Wordsmith, by attacking the analytical prowess of someone on the basis of their alma mater, you have quite successfully called your own cerebral fortitude into question. But thanks for the comic relief, kid.

      2. jim Vincent

        The American Association of Universities lists the University of Arizona on its set-aside list of what it calls the “Public Ivy League” …Dear swordsmith, by attacking someone on the basis of their alma mater, you have successfully impuned your own cerebral fortitude.

    7. jim Vincent

      The American Association of Universities maintains the University of Arizona on its set-aside list of what it calls the “Public Ivy League”
      …by attacking the analytical prowess of someone on the basis of their alma mater, you have successfully called your own cerebral fortitude into question.

  5. GrandPA UP

    To Wordsmith – from a climate “realist!”

    There are many of us out here, not employed by the oil industry or any state for federal governments, with a desire to figure out what is going on under the surface. Why do so many “scientists” cave to the “alarmist” community? They need the grants. The research community has received over $70 B (as in billion) during the past 20 years and of that only $1 B has gone to the “deniers.” We know that science is not consensus. We know that the IPCC, with its various Assessment Reports, was established to suit a broad range of political agendas. The IPCC “peer” review process has always been flawed. It distorts information to suit its agenda. Why are there so many climate alarmist dupes? It is so difficult for scientists, once confronted with the truth, to say “I was wrong!”

  6. Michael Snow

    23. Dezember 2010 at 18:54
    “…an engineering degree does not in any way qualify you to be a climate expert…” and other insults.

    If a wordsmith could read, he would see that no such claim was made of being a ‘climate expert,’ quite the contrary.

    As to the scientists, Richard Lindzen of MIT, a world-class expert, summed it up: “The important point, however, is that the science that they do that I respect is not about global warming. Endorsing global warming just makes their lives easier….For a much larger group of scientists, the fact that they can make ambiguous or even meaningless statements that can be spun by alarmists, and that the alarming spin leads politicians to increase funding provides little incentive to complain about the spin.”



  7. ron waite

    I was reading Joe Bastardi’s cool winter forcast and somehow got linked to this. Keep up the good work. I, also, am one of the stupid engineers–sounds like Wordsmith couldn’t make it. I am on the fence on the warming cycle but I lean towards the world is bigger than us scenario. As for scientists being holy, the newest is where the study published on autism being caused by vaccines, has been found to be fraudulent, the author being paid by a lawyer to produce the report. I feel there are many good scientists and a few bad apples.

  8. T. G. Watkins

    I’ve been reading your posts for a while and assumed you were German!
    Good boy, keep it up.

  9. Rob Leather

    Some lovely work here Pierre.

  10. BC Steve

    I see the usual ad hom combined with appeals to authority used to tell Mr. Gosselin that he should just shut up. While in general it’s reasonable to give a lot of weight to expert opinion, experts are by no means infallible nor always disinterested.

    I don’t happen to be a stock market expert. Bernie Madoff is. But I still regard myself as smart enough to tell you that you should not trust him, and ought to take his advice with a major grain of salt. How arrogant of me!

    No matter how smart the scientists, a correct theory ought to have predictive power, and the predictions of the climate alarmists have not shown that they fully understand the climate. I don’t regard the majority as being like Madoff, but just as I still can critically evaluate the advice of a financial guy like Madoff, I can also critically examine the predictions of climatologists in order to judge their credibility.

  11. cementafriend

    Just came across this web site and noted the comment by wordsmith. I would ask him does he know what a (so-called) climate scientist understands and what are their attributes. Can Mann who produced the “hockey stick” graph and does not understand statistics be classed as a climate scientist? What about Phil Jones who has “adjusted” the CRU temperature record, lost his data, does no recognise UHI and was a co-author with Wang in a paper which has been called scientific fraud in a peer-reviewed journal? What about Trenberth who has admitted in an email that the radiation window is 66W/m2 and not 40 W/m2 as in his heat balance (in which there is a missing balance of 0.9w/m2) and then in climategate emails mentions that it is a travesty that they can not find the missing heat? Quite clearly he has no idea about heat transfer.
    The AGW hypothesis concerns the trace gas CO2 absorbing radiant heat and transfering that to the atmosphere to increase the temperature. I have looked at Climate Science courses at various Universities around the world. No course I have seen teaches thermodynamics, or heat and mass transfer which are engineering subjects. From all the articles and books, I have seen, no climate scientist (including the supposed guru Sir John Houghton and even some who are sceptics) has a full understanding of these subjects. Has anyone seen a reference to the dimensionless Nusselt numbers in any article on climate? Another engineering subject, fluid dynamics, is necessary to understand atmospheric circulation such as jetstreams and currents in the ocean.
    I would suggest that only a clever person with a background in engineering can come to grips with the complexity of climate assessment. One such person was the recently deceased Dr Noor Van Andel. He was just starting to put together a theory about the formation and effect of clouds together with the theory of Miskolczi about constant optical density. Arthur Roesch at http://climategate.nl/ has mentioned that researchers in the Nederlands are following up the theory and hope soon to publish a peer reviewed article.

  12. Emission trading

    Does it really matter whether CO2 causes global warming or not? Assuming the flood of climate regulations now I have a vague feeling that nobody remembers where it come from…

  13. David Wallace Millar

    Science has been overstretched for the last couple of hundred years in its vain effort to fill the vacuum caused by the collapse of religion in the Western world in the face of ‘scientific’ facts. Please note the word “vain” in its two meanings: a) ego-centric self-importance; and, b) utterly futile; and, apply them both to understand the depth of “scientists'” failure.

    These are the same ‘scientists’ who universally accepted the adoption into the English language of the word “tsunami” to take the place of the old English word phrase, “tidal wave”. I do recall the crowing that “the influence of the moon has no relevance or effect on the creation of such waves”.

    Well, DUH! Scientists typically are NEVER comfortable with the vagaries of language, and gave up on its study in grade school. Great pity for those who didn’t quit such study. “Tide”, and “tidal” derive from the old English word ‘tid’, which was used to designate “an unspecified but implicitly variable period of time”. As in, “It is going to take as much time as it takes”. ‘Tide’ never did have anything to do with lunar cycles, as far as the inventors of the language goes. In fact, this example of the embrasure of such vagaries is one of the strengths of the English language. The mystery of the rising and falling of the great waters was thus easily encapsulated by the simple phrase “tidal wave” to TELL the listener that the gigantic proportion of ocean tide was about to fall upon them in one wave.

    But no! Now it’s a “tsunami”, which is Japanese for “harbour wave’, and no longer tells us anything in English.

    But! Scientists were happy that the ruination of the English language satisfied their disdain of it.

    These are the same people who embraced the whole concept of “global warming”. Do we have the right to expect anything better of them?

  14. Claudio Melfi

    I would like to ask your permission to translate and post in my blog (which I am about to start using again, after over one year gap) your posts about the 129 climate scandals.
    As I write in Portuguese and it will be read most by Brazilians, I believe it won´t work if I just link to your website, as you requested.



  15. Casper

    you should add a tab for “Tips and Notices” like Antony Watts on his WUWT

  16. Paddy

    Pierre, I hope you blog on the subject of this link: ttp://junkscience.com/2012/05/08/german-government-to-oppose-fracking/

    Is there anon in the German government who has a clue about petroleum geology and the technology involved in fracing? I pray that God enlightens the German ruling class and useflul idiot followers before they destroy their nation.

  17. DavidH

    Recent posts on Watts Up With That and Jo Nova have referred to the publishing of Die Kalte Sonne; indeed with a link to this very site. I recall reading about it at the time and more recently I had been wondering if there was any lasting impact on public opinion about AGW as a result. I posed the question on those sites and there was one response from “DirkH” to say that global warming is well down (he put it in 999th place) on the list of concerns anyway, after the Euro crisis and shutting down “evil nuclear”. Do you have any feeling for the impact of the book and the newspaper articles that accompanied its publication?

  18. Casper

    This is especially for you
    What would happen if the roof of your house was on fire:

  19. Casper

    May I ask you a few questions? How long have you been living in Germany? Do you understand and speak German? Why did you decide to live in Germany?

  20. Casper

    will you be able to translate Günter Keil’s article on Failure of Germany’s Energy Politics into English? I warn you the article is huge.

  21. KatyL

    Pierre, very interesting article on ‘Environmentalists Take Aim at ‘Senseless Internet Surfing.’ ” Is there a chance to get a full translation of the article? Thanks for any help.

  22. Disturbing Climate Change Propoganda: Big Brother Goes Green : Extraordinary Intelligence

    […] light of Germany’s new energy policy, which Pierre Gosselin, an American citizen living in Germany and open Global Warming skeptic, calls the Energy Tyranny […]

  23. lucia

    Could you email me? I’m trying to contact two people who were at Heartland. I tried to use the contact page, but the German defeated me. All I got back was a large size image of Luning.

  24. manxasthehills

    Have just discovered your site and am impressed by the depth of information. I lived in Germany for some time and still visit regularly. The Green Revolution there was years ahead of other countries. At that time I simply felt a resistance to the patronising views of the converted. Now I see things more clearly and view AGW theories and the “terrorism” threat as the main control vehicles in western society. (I live in the Isle of Man and blog regularly on these topics).

    It seems that so-called AGW is the best implement to manipulate and control us all. What will they dream up for us at Rio?

    Keep up the good work. Btw. I would be happy to assist with any translations if ever required.

  25. Steve Keohane

    I have enjoyed your input at WUWT over the years. I noticed the link for the Scafetta chart vs. HadCrut is broken. Thanks for taking the time to exercise your free speech.

  26. Bob Tisdale

    Pierre: Please email me regarding my soon-to-be published book about ENSO: Who Turned on the Heat?

  27. Joachim Seifert

    Lieber Pierre, bitte setze mich auf Deine Mailliste…
    vielen Dank!
    Joachim Seifert

  28. L Michael Hohmann

    Hi Pierre,




    If I put these three items together, I get the second rape of Africa, this time not by European states but by big business – as forecast by Buckminster Fuller in his “Critical “Path”.

    Best, Mike

  29. John F. Hultquist

    My comments sometimes just disappear. Then one will show up immediately. If I send the identical comment a second time, Word Press catches it and tells me so. Just now I altered a comment about Al & Tipper and sent it as a test. It also disappeared. This one might also. Just wondering about what is going on. Just me? Or do others experience this also. John

    1. DirkH

      Me too.
      Probably wordpress spam filter.

      1. jim Vincent

        The (unintended) repetition of my comments in defense of Mr. Gosselin and the university of Arizona probably happened for the same reason, whatever it is.

  30. Adrian Ocneanu


    Congratulations on your website. I am a mathematical physicist at Penn State.

    I just scooped this amazing news


    We all thought that the Doha meeting – the direct successor of the Copenhagen conference – would have no surprises.


    Climate Change panel chief says ‘not invited to COP18’

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will not be attending the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP18/CMP8) in Doha, chairman Dr Rajendra K Pachauri has said.

    “For the first time in the 18 years of COP, the IPCC will not be attending, because we have not been invited,” he told Gulf Times in Doha.

    COP18 is to be held from November 26 to December 7.


  31. Terri Jackson

    see details of new publication by Andrew Montford on “Institutional bias” in the Institute of Physics in London

  32. Rob Thomasson

    Just found your website/blog following links from Climate Sanity, now added to my ‘Climate Folder’. Especially liked the Prof. Jan-Erik Solheim from Oslo. As an astrophysics graduate (1985) and science teacher I have always been scekptical of a ‘consensus’ that needs to trash the opposition rather than apply the rules of scientific debate.

  33. bacchus

    Dear Pierre,

    I always read your blog first time in the morning.

    But I have the idea that this has escaped your vigilant eye:


    This is beyound my imagination.



  34. DirkH

    BTW Pierre, if you want to participate:
    Petition against enforced financing of German public media

  35. ColdOldMan

    It may be too late, Pierre, but you may like to get in touch with the producers of this upcoming BBC radio programme in order to put them right on a few things.


    Tom Heap is a fervent warmist of the worst kind and recently got into trouble for trying to say that the UK would soon be like Madeira as GW took hold.

    Best of luck if you can get a hearing at the Beeb.

  36. WellInformed

    No offence but I really can’t take this page seriously!

    First of all you’re advertising for “die kalte sonne”, claiming that you are non commercial and independent?
    A German bestseller? Not at all by the way. The book is just silly, and people from within the field of climate research are smiling about it. Bitter truth.

    Secondly: What you are propaganding is not at all a contribute to anything but pushing the confusion of peoples opinion on climate change. Too many people are already thinking of it as a big fraud.
    We have to overcome that point of arguing about wheter or not it is happening!

  37. John H. Harmon

    I don’t remember how I found this site. You are frequently cited by Watts and others who think science ought to replace theology regarding climate.
    I thought you were French living in Germany (UE, one big happy family) for lower taxes. Rather pleased you are a fellow American. I would like to believe (theological?) we learned our scepticism and belief in truth from our culture, history and Constitution. Perhaps as Barry said we are not really “exceptional” but I believe we are. It is not our air, but our traditions that sets us apart, for good or ill.
    Thanks for the fine work.

  38. DirkH

    German bureaucrats are inventive when it comes to finding new areas to squander German taxpayer money and managing something that shouldn’t be their business.

    We are financing solar-thermally driven desalination plants in North Africa.

    I still have to find out how much money is wasted through this.


  39. JC Smith

    P. So sorry to see that you deleted both (1) the article you posted this morning, and (2) my response to your note about “turning out the lights”.

    The fact that the article pointed out that climate change (a) included a large dose of human help, and (b) that the 50 year uptrend in temperature was still firmly in place….should be no reason to remove the article AND the respones to it.

    Ethics are an important thing in life……you should repost the article and responses.

  40. jack dini


    Thought you might appreciate this, since I reference you many times.

    Your information is quite helpful to me. Thanks.

    Jack Dini


  41. Brian from Australia


    In Australia we have bushfires not wildfires. On this page you mention brushfires. Please correct this typo.

    The article on the link is correct though. The Greens still won’t take the blame for causing bushfires. The Victorian ones in 2009 were also electricity faults but the fires spread, but the more recent ones devastated the Green’s home state. The Greens have set the economy back so far in Tasmania that the biggest money spinner is a huge privately-owned art gallery. No one in their right mind will open a factory there.

    Burning the bush in the winter to prevent bushfires is still very contentious here, and very political. The aboriginals did it for 10,000 years, but greenies hate it.

  42. Private1066

    After years of climate change language (remember acid rain in the mid 80s? Then weren’t we heading into a mini ice age, but was that before or after the hole in the ozone…) I’ve concluded that the biggest problem is that humans resent being content; as a species we seem to need to fear something. Climate change and threats ties in nicely in the west with the decline in mainstream religion. Consumerism fills the void a little, but there’s nothing better than banging around and wailing about how we are all doomed!

    Sure, lets use less, recycle and push for each nation to be independent in their energy supply – but speaking personally, this hand wringing over us destroying the planet through irreversible climate change and co2 abuse is now beyond tired. In the UK we seem to have a government intent on enslaving the race and turning the clock back to the 1700s – alas so many who believe are endorsing their own enslavement and are pushing to let their elderly parents die of cold while handing great wads of cash to industry and landowners in the name of saving the planet for their childrens future. It’s not funny; it’s a catastrophe and without blogs like this becoming mainstream, it will continue.

    Good work sir! Keep it up.

  43. Michael Snow

    If you have not seen it go to WUWT here,

    and the last comment, currently, for two picture links…Der Spiegel and Fotoshopped steam and the real thing.
    sorry not thinking, here is the whole comment:

    vladimpala says:
    April 17, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    I clicked through to enjoy a little Schadenfrikkinfreude at the EU carbon price fall, and came across an article about it in Der Speigel On-Line International, illustrated with this abhorrent photo:


    It looked like someone wanted to make the steam look like brown smoke, so they grabbed a big CONTRAST brush in Photoshop and swiped it over the clouds, leaving a glowing sky and weird color balances.

    Sure enough, here’s the original unaltered DFA photo. The clumsiness of Der Spiegel is breathtaking.


  44. Ike
    1. DirkH

      “Um zu erklären, wie irreführend Signifikanz sei, benutzt Krämer gern ein Beispiel aus der Finanzwelt: “An Börsentagen, die geteilt durch 7 den Rest 1 ergeben – also am 1., am 8., 15., am 22. und 29. eines Monats –, gibt es signifikant höhere Renditen an den deutschen Aktienmärkten.” Und schiebt direkt nach: “So ein Schwachsinn.””

      – Krämer’s example is one where he ignores the effects of options expiration days and of monthly inflows of pension plan money – which usually flows into the market on the first of the month. There are significant monthly patterns. The weakest day is asround the 20th.

      He has indeed found a replicable effect but he doesn’t know the mechanism so he thinks it is an example of statistical arbitrariness.

      My trading strategy optimizations have found that effect as well. ChiefIO has confirmed that he knows about this monthly pattern.

  45. DirkH

    Some EV battery exchange project (I read about it years ago) closes shop after burning through 850 million Euro in 6 years.

  46. Dirkse

    dear mr. Gosselin,
    Some thoughts struck my mind:
    A product is bought with warrenty from the manufacturer, who is responsible for the quality of the product. If the consumer modifies the product, the warrenty is lost.
    However………. electricity producers must allow for individuals dumping power on the grid without caring for the quality at all!
    The electricity producers (power stations) are forced to this practice by law: pure communism.
    What would make sense is that anyone should be free to generate it’s own power (not subsidized of course) Excess power may be stored in a buffer and the grid managent (not the individual) then may decide to extract power from the buffer to the grid.
    Again: these practises are unsuitable for a free enterprice society.

    1. DirkH

      The German FIT law for renewables was subject of a lawsuit at the EU court of justice, as it clearly violates the EU’s founding principle of freedom of exchange of goods and services. The court ruled that it does indeed violate the principle but would be tolerated anyway because of the importance of saving the planet from Global Warming.

      So you see, the science of CO2AGW is crucial for the power grab of the Eurocrats and all the rent seeking cronyism it enables.

  47. Joseph Yates

    “I’ve always been a skeptic of the AGW hypothesis, and view myself as a mere spectator in the climate change debate and arena.”

    So what you are telling us is that you have no expertize in climate science and that anyone reading your articles should take your general lack of expertize on the subject into serious consideration, and that seeing as you have always been a “skeptic”, there is not likely to be ANY scientific publication that could ever sway your opinion in the opposite direction. And seeing as how you have decided to run this little blog in opposition to mainstream science, how is it that we are to believe that you are a “mere spectator”, and not someone with some kind of vested interested in the outcome of the issue? Color me curious. :)

    1. DirkH

      “as you have always been a “skeptic”, there is not likely to be ANY scientific publication that could ever sway your opinion in the opposite direction.”

      You mischaracterize the word skeptic. Even some CO2AGW scientists are on the record as saying “every scientist must be a skeptic first”. Of course the opinion of a skeptic is not set in stone. If we find observational evidence of a tropospheric hotspot or of the hypothesized positive water vapor feedback, that would be an important vindication of the CO2AGW models.

      I have not heard of any recent attempts, though, to even look for these hypothesized phenomena in nature. To me it looks like the CO2AGW scientists are not interested in observations but content with writing about their latest computer simulation.

    2. TimiBoy

      I’m lucky enough to know a very experienced and VERY highly achieved Environmental Scientist. Name and gender will remain unknown. Person said to me – I quote:

      “I know CO2 isn’t a risk, but supporting the mantra will enable the achievement of my Political Goals.”

      Person is a stated Communist, and a State funded Environmental Scientist, quite prepared to “modify” output to achieve continued funding and Communism. Some people should NEVER get drunk, they don’t know who might be listening.

      1. DirkH

        No surprise here.

  48. sandy

    In answer to questions asked near the beginning of this blog that said, “What would be the motivation for so many scientists, the vast majority of scientists, far more educated and intelligent than either of us, to spread misinformation?

    You obviously haven’t heard of Agenda 21 and you need to? If you had heard of Agenda 21 you would know that ‘they’ need a ‘sustainability’ platform to hang it on. First throw around a lot of money to entice and push an emporers new clothes attitude so.. in the 70’s the cry is the tempretures dropping; we’ll all be ruined and it is all man’s fault. Then the tempreture stopped dropping and so the cry is the tempretures raising;’ we’ll all be ruined and it’s all mans fault and now bother the tempreture isn’t warming and without batting an eye it is climate change. Whew, lucky and if that fails I suppose we can always go back to the tempretures cooling or warming or cooling or changing. As long as we have a climate (because climates are always variable) they can march forward with the Agenda. And you will lose the right to private property, gain global indoctrination, whoops er global education and you will have an increasing number of unelected governments ruling you and culling you and more. Check out Agenda 21 particularly if you like a good thriller.

  49. Lex

    I think it would be time to expand that “129 climate scandal” article to around 200 now ;)

  50. Stephen Wilde

    Hello Pierre.

    I’ve just set up a new website devoted to natural climate change and in
    particular my New Climate Model which can be found here:


    If you were able to give it some publicity I’d be grateful.

    Best wishes,

    Stephen Wilde.

  51. R J

    Popular Science is just reporting, but really. Conservative media makes people distrust scientists, and in turn, doubt the existence of climate change. Includes a link showing a research report funded by who, you guessed it we did with grants from the National Science Foundation.


  52. C Howard Diaz (Chuck)

    I am not a scientist, in fact I don have a degree in anything, but I did graduate high school in 1955 which is probably equal to a BS in something today. I have been fairly successful in life and have studied environmental issues since 1991.

    I have even talked to Richard Lidzen by phone about twenty years ago, and a few other highly respected in science. I’ a devout Constitutionalist and a pretty good businessman.

    I’ always had one complaint about the true scientists of the world not being willing to make short statements that would explain the truth about AGW, then GW and now Climate Change. I understand it’s difficult to make an honest a evaluation without talking for an hour or writing papers that only another scientist can understand.

    Using a theme of Steven Schneider, we must make short general statements that will allow people the ability to understand the truth even if we have to push the truth to an extreme. Scientists, who will usually never say anything is certain must start being certain when they know the other side is basically lieing.

    I am a talk show host in Tucson, AZ and I need short clips from creditable sources or at least some information that I can turn in to a PSA.

    Check my first PSA out at http://www.suanews.com/uncategorized/new-radio-psa-global-warming.html

    You might give me an opinion on the rest of the site, especially the info under the “Environment” tab.

    I really appreciate your site and what you are doing. I use it as a source for a lot of what I talk about.

  53. Casper

    Very bad news for AGW fans
    No hurricanes were reported over Atlantic last month!


  54. Oliver K. Manuel

    Thanks, Pierre, for having the courage to question consensus science, aka standard models of reality.

    Those who lived under the old USSR or those who have read George Orwell’s book, “1984”, are better able to grasp the danger of consensus science and standard models of reality:


    My graduate research mentor was a Japanese nuclear geo-chemist at the Imperial University of Tokyo during the Second World War. The conclusions from his career and my own offer insight into Climategate:


  55. Paul

    “I’ve always been a skeptic of the AGW hypothesis, and view myself as a mere spectator in the climate change debate and arena.” Pierre L. Gosselin
    That is understandable, life connections and conditions do have an effect on our baseline of thought. The culture we both grew up is still is in denial about the effect it has on world consumption. The centre of gravity on a different level to us both as a highly evolved and intelligent individuals. From your present altitude any deviation or evolution of values is not an easy transition. It generally causes chaos and is the most difficult option during our prime years, one of reasons people go through midlife crisis when they delay it. But that discussion is a digression.
    The stance on skepticism to the AGW hypothesis is a healthy one and growing through levels of thought is not easy. We all should be skeptical about all data, it is the weight of effort we give to it that needs balance or equilibrium.
    On this one point alone I challenge your focus and lens used in AGW hypothesis skepticism.

    Prove to yourself the culture you grew up in does not weigh everything around transnational corporations and their primary premise of exponential profit. In turn affects every part of the cultural meritocracy and has shaped your skepticism.

    Consider one other important fact surrounding this consumption culture. That within it there is an abhorrence of government spending on social capital e.g. Obama’s healthcare plans. This is not the only trust issue on social investment, currently just a topical one. I am certain you will agree, as it is very transparent.

    Just why is capital spent by government of US taxpayer money is disproportionately weighted to military spending. One clear reality is there is no serious questioning of this expenditure. Military capital spending is coming out of the same place as capital spent on e.g. AGW strategies.

    As I said my premise is transnational corporations have shaped the centre of gravity in the US. While crafting and projecting focus of discontent onto social capital investment. Conditioning people not to be skeptical about capital spending on the military block.

    The interior question for you is; Why am I spending a disproportionate amount of my skepticism on AGW hypothesis and not questioning the military spending by the US government on social capital?

    My question for my interior reading your focus is obvious; Are transnational corporations of benefit to your life condition or are you hopeful they will be?

    These are my first questions in hard critical thinking on any subject. As it is better to establish where the altitude is and focus on information with a clearly elevated worldview.

    We are here to evolve our understanding of our world and this includes our value system. Wishing you well with yours.

    My scan of your worldview is SDi orange, with an altitude of values in first tier.
    Can only recommend a personal scan on spending and here is a rudimentary starting point;

    1. DirkH

      a) The American Empire is more or less finished due to overconsumption
      b) Military spending is not the root cause. Expressed in percent of GDP/capita it is at its lowest level since end of WW 2.

      Why the overconsumption, the deficits? Simple: Triffin’s paradox. You can’t be the word reserve currency without exporting said currency; i.e. running a trade deficit, thereby hollowing out your own industries.

  56. C Howard Diaz

    I’ve read what you’ve written three times and still don’t get what you are trying to say.

    I will however ask you, what does being skeptical about the Man Made Global Warming theory have to do with what we free Americans decide to do with our money to maintain a military we decide we want?

    I would also ask, why do you bring transnational corporation, miltary and social spending questions to a site dedicated to distributing information for a better understanding of the science involved with true climate change?

    What’s your point?

    If you believe my response is off the mark, don’t post it.

  57. Jeremy Shiers

    Hi Pierre

    Having got my copy of The Neglected Sun I now know you translated it.

    I guess this means you have machine readable copies of the text.

    How would you feel about producing a unique list of all the papers referenced and unique list of the scientists. Should be easy enough to do especially on linux.

    It seems these lists would go a long way to answer those who prattle on about the worlds top scientists in IPCC (eg Polly Tonynbee and Ed Davey)



  58. Casper

    Hi Pierre,

    there is a nice summary of EEG costs for German customers written by Rudolf Kipp on science-skeptical.de. There will be a good article on increasing costs of the German Renewable Energy Act for a single German family. Finally, you’ve been living in Germany for years. I think you should get in touch with Mr Kipp.

    Article is here:


  59. C Howard Diaz

    I have just posted two documentary videos that explain the advantages of increased CO2 in our atmosphere. The one that everyone should watch is the one I posted as ” The War on CO2,” using the sequel of the original “The a Greening of Planet Earth.”
    They can both be seen at http://www.suanews.com.
    Check it out and maybe we can figure out how we could subtitle it in German and other languages so you and others could post it.
    Please let me know what you think.
    C Howard Diaz

  60. Richard Evans

    From Australia I have followed your blog for some time now, recognising it as an excellent guide to the European views on ‘climate change’. Today I was prompted to seek out a version of Die Kalte Sonne and was delighted to find an eBook version in English (The Neglected Sun) available in the Kobo library of titles. I look forward to reading, marking and inwardly digesting its contents.

  61. Pope Frank

    Hot or cold,please stop the heedless and indecent destruction of OUR one and only home,Planet Earth.

  62. Emmanuel

    Pierre, you have to read this “peer reviewed” publication by Drexel University environmental sociologist Robert J. Brulle, PhD, explaining how the “climate counter-movement” is funded by dark money.

    “The climate change countermovement has had a real political and ecological impact on the failure of the world to act on the issue of global warming,” said Brulle. “Like a play on Broadway, the countermovement has stars in the spotlight — often prominent contrarian scientists or conservative politicians — but behind the stars is an organizational structure of directors, script writers and producers, in the form of conservative foundations. If you want to understand what’s driving this movement, you have to look at what’s going on behind the scenes.”

    Again, this is not an op-ed in a left-leaning downtown weekly, it is not from The Onion, this is a peer-reviewed article in the December issue of Climate Change, a Springer publication.


  63. John Zentner

    Instead of talking about dark money, the media should be looking into the vast sums of money going to research into climate change studies. It is a common theme called “follow the money.” Those folks receiving the money have a strong incentive to keep the money flowing. Their objectivity and focus can obviously be skewed by their source of income. If they don’t report on the issues and slant that the government wants to hear, their funding will likely dry up. It is not that they are a bunch of hypocrites; they are just human. I am an engineer with a Masters degree and 42 years of experience. I have been trained to be objective. I have been skeptical of the impact of humans on climate from the beginning. It appears from all that I have read is that the sun is probably the biggest influence
    on temperature swings.

    Keep up the good work.

  64. PhilW

    Brilliant website – thanks for all your hard work. Please keep it up; without it we in UK would never hear of all these interesting and enlightening “items” from Germany.

  65. DirkH

    Pierre; as you and your wife are parents in Germany, you might be interested in this petition against the introduction of genderized education in Baden-Württembergs schools and kindergardens. Link to petition website is in the article.
    People outside Baden-Württemberg but within Germany can sign it.

  66. Graeme No.3

    where is the donate button or similar on your site?
    My ageing eyes see nought.

    Can you reply via my e-mail? (unless you wish to draw everyone’s attention to it).

  67. James Marusek

    Today I released the 7th edition of A Chronological Listing of Early Weather Events. It is available at http://www.breadandbutterscience.com/Weather.htm

  68. Ove E. Lilljequist

    Hello Pierre – Why do I get the reply that your website is now closed down, when friends of mine send me links to you that work perfectly?

    Keep up the good work!

    Ove E. Lilljequist

  69. Tony Thomas

    Hi Pierre,
    Some novel stuff this week specifically about Australian climate fyi

    re mismatch between recent modelled forecasts for temp vs actuals


    re Joelle Gergis et al resurrect the hockey stick, bury the global medieval warming.

    Cheers Tony

  70. Viveka Bergstrom

    Hi Pierre, I just discovered your webpages today. I am glad to see this little spot of oxygene in a world full of believers of tons of things like climate and other. I am like you, curious and sceptical. My both parents were scientists so I foollow in their sceptical state of mind. By the way, one if them was an aerodynamic engineer so I also like meterology like you.

    By the way, is there information how the climate believers get their fundings? I have a bird that sings to me that the word “warming” or “global” or “melting icecaps” makes it easier to get funding for research from lots of organisations like EU or UN. It makes the wheels go around and keeps up myths.

    Keep going on!


  71. Dr Tim Ball-Climatologist

    Dear Pierre
    I want to let you know of my new book for your perusal.
    ‘The Deliberate Corruption of Climate Science’
    I have been silenced for 40 years by the MSM.
    Thank you.
    Historical Climatologist

    PS My website is

  72. Baart

    “In fact, if the media stopped hyping it up, most people wouldn’t even notice “climate change”.

    You can`t miss this unusual extra hot summer in Poland, Japan, Norway, Sweden.

    What you can tell about that ?

    1. Kurt in Switzerland


      2014 summer here has been particularly cold and wet.


      July avg. temp. about 0.9 deg. C < 1981-2010 norm. August hasn't been much better.

  73. Hans vw

    Pierre- I follow your blog for a while now and I must say I’m impressed by the by the amount and the quality of your posts. It will be thanks to the Internet and dedicated people like you that some day the truth will be revealed and this collective psychosis comes to and end. Until that day, keep up the good work.

  74. Rick W

    I have been compiling my own links to data sources then stumbled across this site. You have all the key sources neatly listed so I now only need one link.

    I will be a regular visitor to this site to watch the evolution of the climate change debate. There is one certainty – time will tell.

  75. Oliver K. Manuel

    Thank you, Pierre, for using your talents to benefit mankind. All of us on the third ball of dirt orbiting the Sun share a common interest in understanding the source of energy that sustains our lives:

    “Solar energy,” Advances in Astronomy (submitted 1 Sept 2014) https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10640850/Solar_Energy.pdf

  76. Aime'

    Mr Gosselin,

    A correspondent in Facebook requested me to consider your page http://notrickszone.com/2013/10/11/gross-scientific-negligence-ipcc-ignored-huge-body-of-peer-reviewed-literature-showing-suns-clear-impact/. Since you appear to be sincere, and potentially open to criticism and revising your ideas, I offer you my responses quoted from my response to him in Facebook, as follows.

    1. Consider “The Earth’s sole supplier of energy, the sun, and all its dynamism, in fact gets only a couple of pages in a 2200-page report, about 0.1%. That alone is a monumental scandal. It’s incompetence and negligence on the grandest of scales.” Actually solar effects were considered in detail in earlier IPCC reports in past decades so the question should be if anything new has been discovered about solar effects. More importantly, does the writer really expect us to believe that scientists are ignoring the sun in studying global warming? It’s incredible to me how non-scientists think they have a “gotcha!” insight into what scientists are doing. Much of it is we scientists’ fault for not communicating better and more often.

    2. The author of your “NoTricksZone” post, Pierre L. Gosselin, seems sincere, if not technically expert. He is careful to distinguish just research allegedly ignored by the IPCC that was published after their previous reports to this one… However he doesn’t seem to understand what is relevant e.g., “comprehensive climate model studies require a middle atmosphere as well as a coupled ocean to investigate and understand natural climate variability” —all climate scientists know this and there have been such coupled models for years now.
    3. E.g., “results cast some doubts in the use of homogenization procedures”; this is actually an important technical issue, but the reference is not “Peer-Reviewed Literature” as the writer Gosselin claimed IPCC was ignoring. Probably Gosselin is not qualified to know that Geophysical Research Abstracts is not peer reviewed; then he should refrain from attributing “incompetence and negligence on the grandest of scales” to people who are technically qualified.



  77. Harold Faulkner

    The information below came from either books or downloaded from the Internet
    Please pass this information around to friends. Take Care, Harold

    People in the USA, are being told by the U.S. government and media that global warming is man-made. If that is true, how can the government and media explain the high temperatures the earth has experienced in past years when there were far fewer people? Let us look back in the world’s history: for example, between roughly 900AD and 1350AD the temperatures were much higher than now. And, back then there were fewer people, no cars, no electric utilities, and no factories, etc. So what caused the earth’s heat? Could it be a natural occurrence? The temperature graph at the bottom of this article shows the temperatures of the earth before Christ to 2040.

    In the book THE DISCOVERERS published in February 1985 by Daniel J. Boorstin, beginning in chapter 28, it goes into detail about Eric the Red, the father of Lief Ericsson, and how he discovered an island covered in green grass.

    In approximately 983AD, Eric the Red committed murder, and was banished from Iceland for three years. Eric the Red sailed 500 miles west from Iceland and discovered an island covered in GREEN grass, which he named Greenland. Greenland reminded Eric the Red of his native Norway because of the grass, game animals, and a sea full of fish. Even the air provided a harvest of birds. Eric the Red and his crew started laying out sites for farms and homesteads, as there was no sign of earlier human habitation.

    When his banishment expired, Eric the Red returned to congested Iceland to gather Viking settlers. In 986, Eric the Red set sail with an emigrant fleet of twenty-five ships carrying men, women, and domestic animals. Unfortunately, only fourteen ships survived the stormy passage, which carried about four-hundred-fifty immigrants plus the farm animals. The immigrants settled on the southern-west tip and up the western coast of Greenland.

    After the year 1200AD, the Earth’s and Greenland’s climate grew colder; ice started building up on the southern tip of Greenland. Before the end of 1300AD, the Viking settlements were just a memory. You can find the above by searching Google. One link is:


    The following quote you can also read about why there is global warming. This is from the book EINSTEIN’S UNIVERSE, Page 63, written by Nigel Calder in 1972, and updated in 1982.

    “The reckoning of planetary motions is a venerable science. Nowadays it tells us, for example, how gravity causes the ice to advance or retreat on the Earth during the ice ages. The gravity of the Moon and (to a lesser extent) of the Sun makes the Earth’s axis swivel around like a tilted spinning top. Other planets of the Solar System, especially Jupiter, Mars and Venus, influence the Earth’s tilt and the shape of its orbit, in a more-or-less cyclic fashion, with significant effects on the intensity of sunshine falling on different regions of the Earth during the various seasons. Every so often a fortunate attitude and orbit of the Earth combine to drench the ice sheets in sunshine as at the end of the most recent ice age, about ten thousand years ago. But now our relatively benign interglacial is coming to an end, as gravity continues to toy with our planet.”

    The above points out that the universe is too huge and the earth is too small for the earth’s population to have any effect on the earth’s temperature. The earth’s temperature is a function of the sun’s temperature and the effects from the many massive planets in the universe, i.e., “The gravity of the Moon and (to a lesser extent) of the Sun makes the Earth’s axis swivel around like a tilted spinning top. Other planets of the Solar System, especially Jupiter, Mars and Venus, influence the Earth’s tilt and the shape of its orbit, in a more-or-less cyclic fashion, with significant effects on the intensity of sunshine falling on different regions of the Earth during the various seasons.”
    Read below about carbon dioxide, which we need in order to exist. You can find the article below at:


    Of the 186 billion tons of carbon from CO2 that enter earth’s atmosphere each year from all sources, only 6 billion tons are from human activity. Approximately 90 billion tons come from biologic activity in earth’s oceans and another 90 billion tons from such sources as volcanoes and decaying land plants.

    At 380 parts per million CO2 is a minor constituent of earth’s atmosphere–less than 4/100ths of 1% of all gases present. Compared to former geologic times, earth’s current atmosphere is CO2- impoverished.

    CO2 is odorless, colorless, and tasteless. Plants absorb CO2 and emit oxygen as a waste product. Humans and animals breathe oxygen and emit CO2 as a waste product. Carbon dioxide is a nutrient, not a pollutant, and all life– plants and animals alike– benefit from more of it. All life on earth is carbon-based and CO2 is an essential ingredient. When plant-growers want to stimulate plant growth, they introduce more carbon dioxide.

    CO2 that goes into the atmosphere does not stay there, but continuously recycled by terrestrial plant life and earth’s oceans– the great retirement home for most terrestrial carbon dioxide.

    If we are in a global warming crisis today, even the most aggressive and costly proposals for limiting industrial carbon dioxide emissions and all other government proposals and taxes would have a negligible effect on global climate!

    The government is lying, trying to use global warming to limit, and tax its citizens through “cap and trade” and other tax schemes for the government’s benefit. We, the people cannot allow this to happen.

    A temperature graph normally goes here that shows the Earth’s Temperature from -2400 to guesses in +2400.

    If the Earth’s temperature graph is not shown above, you can see this temperature graph at the link:

  78. Annie

    Hello Pierre.

    I’ve been meaning to visit your site for some time; I am a frequent visitor to Jo Nova and Anthony Watts and have learnt much from them. I have one basic question; how do you pronounce your surname? Is it French or German; I would prefer to get it correctly.


    1. DirkH

      Gosselin has French roots, not German.

      1. DirkH

        ..and, pronounciation in Germany of Hugenot names (who escaped from France to Prussia back in the day) varies: “Brunotte” for instance is spoken in a German way with an audible “e” at the end; “de Maizière” is still spoken in the French way in Germany, as it would sound too silly when applying German phonetic rules.

  79. Annie

    I rather thought it had French origins but have no clue as to media pronunciation as I have never heard of Kate G!

    I look forward to reading more on your site.

    All best wishes from another former RC.

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