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The Rational Climate e-Book, By Patrice Poyet

January 27, 2021

By Paul Homewood

I am delighted to give a plug to Patrice Poyet’s new e-Book, The Rational Climate e-Book.

It can be downloaded for free on the link below:


Patrice has this to say about his book:

Climate Policies

Climate Urgency will be an efficient manner to return into the cave. There is no climate crisis and no climate urgency. Let’s be rational, repel myths and the dreadful policies that might emerge. Carbon and warmth support life and this has always been so over geological times. Scientific evidences, from all disciplines involved in the analysis presented in the book, do not support the view that there would be any sort of climate urgency.
“Climate science has been targeted by a major political movement, environmentalism, as the focus of their efforts, wherein the natural disasters of the earth system, have come to be identified with man’s activities – engendering fear as well as an agenda for societal reform and control…” Richard Lindzen

Scare Mongers have failed for 50 years

The worse predictions have been made for 50 years and none of them has ever happened to become true. Time to revisit and analyse the scare mongers strategies. For example, despite the unsupported claims that the Maldive islands will be submerged by 2050, 97% of them have grown so far, for various reasons having nothing to do with "climate change".
Do not forget that in 1970, quite exactly 50 years ago, the first Earth Day promoted ice age fears, and environmentalist Nigel Calder warned "The threat of a new ice age must now stand alongside nuclear war as a likely source of wholesale death and misery for mankind" and C. C. Wallen of the World Meteorological Organization said "The cooling since 1940 has been large enough and consistent enough that it will not soon be reversed

Patrice Poyet


Patrice is a geologist, a geochemist and an applied computer scientist with an interest in various domains like Earth and Planetary Sciences, Astronomy, Finance and Trading, Integration in Manufacturing and Design, Simulation and Defense Systems, etc The development of computer systems has given him the chance to take part in a wide variety of projects in very different areas of expertise. Patrice published 37 articles mostly in peer-reviewed scientific journals, 6 books jointly-reviewed with colleagues, 6 peer-reviewed chapters in books, 64 papers in peer-reviewed conferences, one D.Sc. thesis (1986), and 32 scientific and technical reports for demanding public and private clients (e.g. French Navy, EC-funded R&D projects, CIEH, etc.) and acted as an expert reviewer for several EC R&D projects. He is now using his initial training as a geochemist and his passion for Earth and Space sciences to completely revisit the subject of climate and paleo-climates. The result is this free 431 pages e-Book that addresses all aspects of the subject.

  1. Hugh Sharman permalink
    January 27, 2021 4:28 pm

    Many thanks Paul! Keep them coming!

  2. Broadlands permalink
    January 27, 2021 4:31 pm

    “C. C. Wallen of the World Meteorological Organization said “The cooling since 1940 has been large enough and consistent enough that it will not soon be reversed”.

    And Climatologist, Dr. REID BRYSON was asked this (back in 1976):

    “How soon will we find ourselves in the next ice age?” One hundred years from now, or 9,000 years from now?” BRYSON replied: “The odds are very small for 100 years and approach a certainty for 9,000 years. There is, to put it another way, just the barest hint of a possibility that we could start a transition into a glacial epoch during the next century. The difference between the climate we have now and the climate we’ll have as we enter a new ice age will be so small here in North America that, for the most part, you won’t even notice the change.”

  3. January 27, 2021 5:20 pm

    Perhaps this is an opportune moment to plug my own defiant yet futile offering. My book Denierland is a criticism of climate alarm that I hope is thorough and readable. It can be obtained by typing Denierland into Amazon.

    @ Paul, in the “about” section I offered to send you a copy, but I don’t know if you saw it there. The offer still stands!

    • January 27, 2021 5:26 pm

      Yes please.

      Is it an e-book?

      • January 27, 2021 5:30 pm

        There are physical and e-book versions. It might be easier to send a few quid to you via the tip jar? You should have my email through previous Chrimbo tips, so you can send me your address if you’d like me to send a physical copy.

  4. Karl Smith permalink
    January 27, 2021 10:59 pm

    Will be difficult for those who don’t like big books with lots of words.”, Who just like to listen to BBC abc 10, 7 infact most networks(left) and a little girl and an old man who scare little primary school children, trying to make little eco warriors. The last time children were made into warriors didn’t end so well. Can the book be turned into a ladybird book to calm all the frightened children.

  5. January 28, 2021 4:28 am

    Patrice Poyet’s book looks to be a brilliant, if long, read. Definitely one for my library.

    Along with Melanie Phillips’s article today, they have both lifted my spirits for, somehow, getting out of the dystopian future promised by the current idiot politicians and MSM journalists. As always, the main problem is getting these enlightening articles/books thrust in front of a demoralised public and world leaders who have lost their way.

    Melanie’s article:

  6. Rafe Champion permalink
    January 28, 2021 9:07 am

    This looks like a wonderful book and people who are addicted to the topic will just love it. The problem is that only those people who agree with the thesis will read it,so lets hope there is something new there that will help in the public debate.
    A couple of years ago I decided there was a gap in the market for a book that people with next to no science can understand, that highlights the environmental damage that is being done to reduce the supply of plant food, and explains that the green energy transition is both damaging the environment and cannot possibly work..
    I even thought about a comicbook version but realised that comics are old hat and it would need to be short videos, so I did a couple of those to establish a baseline for improvement:)
    The book is finished with the help of a colleague who knows more about the science and it will soon be in press.
    I just want to urge people to produce stuff in written and electronic form that people in the street can understand, and it has to connect to things that they care about like the environment and the cost and reliability of the power supply. There is practically no trickle-down effect from high quality climate science books to the pubic and political debate.

  7. Harry Passfield permalink
    January 28, 2021 9:46 am

    If I was Boris (Ha!!) I’d get rid of my in-house climastrologist and appoint Richard Lindzen as my climate adviser.

  8. Mike Jackson permalink
    January 28, 2021 11:46 am

    A decent translator and a bit of proof-reading wouldn’t have come amiss though. It’s going to be a hard if we need to go back every few sentences to work out what the author means.

    I’m not trying to be picky here. Our views on climate are a hard enough sell as it is. We forgive Poyet and gloss over the clumsy bits. Our opponents most emphatically will NOT!

    • David permalink
      January 28, 2021 12:16 pm

      Yes it is a slow read. And the foreword was obviously written in mid 2020 before the second Covid wave. Its a disastrous start, but I will slowly read on!

  9. dennisambler permalink
    January 28, 2021 11:50 am

    It is of note that the late Nigel Calder subsequently collaborated with Henrik Svensmark on books about the climate influence of the sun:

  10. Jack Broughton permalink
    January 28, 2021 2:20 pm

    According to John Kerry, (that well known scientist-politician), the Glasgow COP is the last chance to fix the world. He’s obviously read the clown prince of wallies outpourings. The likelihood of any rational discussion of “the science”, or the implications of the madness these fools espouse, is falling to zero rapidly, in the anti-Trump policies of the USA now.

    The USA can afford some madness, but they didn’t spot China preparing to overtake and are in for some economic shocks as the world moves off the dollar to the Yuan in the next 5 years. Interesting times!

  11. GeoffB permalink
    January 28, 2021 4:46 pm

    I have read up to page 127, it makes no concessions to the uneducated, some of the maths is beyond me …. (degree in electrical engineering 50 years ago) but the discussion of historical data and temperature starting at page 82 is fairly easy to understand. I do hope that Michael Mann and Bob Ward (Grantham) read it and refute the findings in an academic way. (some chance) Rainy weekend may see it finished. It shows an amazing awareness of climate history. In fact I would suggest you read section 2.3 last, if your physics/maths is rusty.

  12. January 28, 2021 7:10 pm

    Dear Paul,
    Thank you so much for your help.
    I hope people will enjoy the book and will keep circulating the address.
    In case one would have problems getting it from “Researchgate” it is also available (free also of course) here:
    I wish a nice reading to you and all those who have yet downloaded it and will welcome all comments and criticisms as long as they will help me improve the document for my 2nd edition.
    Kind regards,

  13. aldebarzi permalink
    January 28, 2021 7:32 pm

    I have one message to Patrice Poyet :
    France as a country is one of the most involved for “fighting climate change”. And almost every one here is convinced that fighting CO2 is “obviously” the way to go.
    SO: It would be a very just and fair (to us, french realists) gesture to publish your e-book in the french language.
    Please !

  14. Roger Higgs permalink
    January 30, 2021 6:34 am

    Well done Patrice, and thank you Paul. That’s an excellent set of comments too. Rafe is spot-on: “There is practically no trickle-down effect from high quality climate science books to the pubic and political debate.”

    Here’s my own latest mini-contribution (4 slides, 4 minutes) to defending CO2, hopefully palatable and intelligible to any educated lay-person …

  15. Ulric Lyons permalink
    January 30, 2021 2:49 pm

    Large tropical volcanic eruptions typically cause a slight warming of the following 1-2 northern hemisphere winters, and the eruptions typically occur soon after the colder northern hemisphere winters. So that isn’t the reason for the cold winter of 1709, or any others.

    A winter like 1709 can occur in any decade or century, because the event was ordered by the heliocentric quadrupole configuration of the gas giants at the time, and the relative positions of the inner planets order which weeks that the cold event occurs in. By animating Earth and Venus, I can see that there were warmer anomalies either side in Nov 1708 and in April 1709.
    There are many extreme cold winters occurring on heliocentric superior conjunctions of Jupiter and Neptune, especially when Saturn and Uranus are nearer to quadrature with them.

    I’m not a fan of Bray and Eddy cycles, the real periodicity of grand solar minima series is on average every 863 (+/-20) years, from 2225 BC, 1360 BC, 500 BC, 350 AD, 1215 AD, and the next from around 2095 AD, starting with the longest pair of super solar minima for 3450 years.

    Here’s my findings on the AMO, it’s a negative feedback to solar wind variability:

  16. Ulric Lyons permalink
    January 30, 2021 4:21 pm

    The reference to the late 1500’s is of particular interest, the Sporer minimum begins around 1425 and was the longest in the LIA series, and from around 1550 begins a separate shorter centennial solar minimum which has no name. My correlations can discretely map the beginning and duration of each centennial solar minimum, and despite what sunspot records show, the Maunder Minimum didn’t start until the late 1660’s. Most of the cold conditions occurred between the sunspot cycle maximum around 1672 to around the cycle maximum in 1705, for just 3 solar cycles. In the Dalton Minimum most of the cold was roughly between the maxima of cycles 5 & 6, 1807-1817, and 1885-1895 in the Gleissberg Minimum, with cycles 12 & 13.

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