Author Archives: Clive Best

About Clive Best

PhD High Energy Physics Worked at CERN, Rutherford Lab, JET, JRC, OSVision

Will Fusion or Fission power the world?

Civilisation needs a long term reliable power source if it is to avoid eventual collapse. Renewable energy cannot achieve this because a) it is inherently unreliable and requires gas backup,  b) lasts less than 20 years yet requires huge areas … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, nuclear, renewables | 10 Comments

Global Temperatures for 2023

December saw a rise in the global average temperature anomaly to 1.27C resulting in a final annual value of 1.13C for the year 2023. This represents an increase of just under 0.3C  since 2022, the warmest year so far (as … Continue reading

Posted in AGW, Climate Change, Hadley, IPCC, NASA, NOAA | 4 Comments

Whatever happened to the Hiatus in Global Warming?

The surprise news from the IPCC 5th Assessment report published in 2013 was that the earth had not warmed at all since 1998. This was the so called  Hiatus in global warming lasting some 15 years. The Physical Science Basis … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change, climate science, CRU, Hadley, NASA, UK Met Office | 7 Comments