Tag Archives: England

Met Office Confirms St Jude’s Day Storm Was Not Unusual

By Paul Homewood The Met Office have now issued their comprehensive report on the St Jude’s Day storm, that hit southern England in October. Readers will recall idiotic headlines at the time, describing it as “The Storm of the Century”, … Continue reading

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How a lay climate skeptic’s view can count on global warming

Putting Sir Isaac Newton on the right path Short story by Christopher Bowring When lay global warming skeptics point out to alarmists that the recent seventeen year period of steady global temperatures invalidates their climate models which predicted runaway global … Continue reading

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Coldest Spring In England Since 1891

By Paul Homewood Originally, it was thought to be the coldest spring since 1962. Winter? Teesdale in County Durham blanketed in snow on May 23 in what is likely to be Britain’s coldest spring since 1962 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2333312/UK-weather-Spring-coldest-50-years-average-temperature-just-6C.html According to the … Continue reading

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The Winter Of 1947

“Climate disruption” before the current lunacy of “CO2 caused extreme weather” era By Paul Homewood The Great Freeze of 1963 was the coldest winter in the UK for over 200 years. However, the winter of 1947, while not as cold, … Continue reading

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Expert predicts ‘Monsoon Britain’

Guest post by Paul Homewood h/t Robuk A study, by Professor Stuart Lane of Durham University back in 2008, appears to have been remarkably percipient. Written just after the extremely wet summer of 2007, the study suggests that, far from … Continue reading

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UK Rainfall 2012-The Report The Met Office Should Have Produced

Guest post by Paul Homewood According to the Met Office,  UK has just had the second wettest year on record, just behind 2000. These claims, however, are based on records dating back to 1910. The Met Office also keep a … Continue reading

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UK Endures Coldest Autumn Since 1993

Guest post by Paul Homewood The UK Met Office report that the UK has just had its coldest autumn for nineteen years, leaving 2012 on course to be second coldest year since 1996.

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More on the wettest April in 100 years in the UK

Readers may recall how the Met Office botched yet another forecast, calling for drought but instead getting a month of deluge. Here’s the numbers. By Paul Homewood The UK Met Office have just released their weather data for April, which … Continue reading

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Friday Funny – The Sceptic Isle

Josh writes: With a certain amount of hysteria and hand wringing over the latest Heartland ads I thought a more pastoral cartoon might be a good idea. I will update the cartoon if people suggest improvements but my aim is … Continue reading

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Quite possibly the funniest weather/climate photo, evah

Readers may recall my story from last night about the Met office and their spectacular failure of a forecast for April. See Met Office April Forecast: “…drought impacts in the coming months are virtually inevitable.”. Today I got confirmation of the … Continue reading

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Met Office April Forecast: “…drought impacts in the coming months are virtually inevitable.”

UPDATE: Forecast humor on steroids, here You can’t make up FAIL like this. First this story in the BBC Today: Now let’s have a look at the official Met Office forecast for April, issued on March 23rd, 2012:

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Norfolk police give indications that Climategate investigation is (effectively) closed

Bishop Hill Writes: A surprise from Norfolk Constabulary Norfolk Constabulary have previously released details of their spend on the UEA emails investigation – Operation Cabin. This showed that no money had been spent on the investigation since February 2011, something that strongly … Continue reading

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The World won’t stop having climate cycles just because they are inconvenient.

Guest post by David Archibald The most skillful climatologist the World has seen was Hubert Lamb (1913 – 1997). He can be credited with making the first prediction of the current solar minimum. This was in 1970 in a report … Continue reading

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Phil Jones demonstrates that math is hard

Sure, we’ve all made some doozies (me included) but you have to admit this exchange between top climate scientists Tom Wigley and Phil Jones is downright hilarious. No wonder he has trouble with Excel. Tom Nelson nails the decadal scale … Continue reading

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Grunt work

UPDATE: 1/15/2012 11:30AM PST The probe is down, but see how the BBC fouled up the reporting of it here -Anthony Look up in the air, it’s a bird, its a plane, no it’s Phobos-Grunt! Video follows. From Sky News: … Continue reading

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I’ve been Lenfesteyed

Sometimes you just have to laugh. This is one of those times. I’ve been put in my place by an “urban coyote poet” for daring to publish on this blog. Elmer (of M4GW, not M4CC), Chris Monckton, and I , … Continue reading

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Don’t mock the Monck

Apparently, Monckton is a member of the House of Lords, according to constitutional lawyer in England. I don’t have a dog in this fight, I’m just in it for the popcorn sales. That said, here’s the plot summary. A lot … Continue reading

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Climate change in UK schools – “we are taking it back to the core stuff”

From the Guardian, a hopeful situation for climate realists everywhere. Climate change should not be included in the national curriculum, the government adviser in charge of overhauling the school syllabus in England has said. Tim Oates, whose wide-ranging review of … Continue reading

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Climate Change Craziness of the Week: a fish story from llama land

This is just….just…ah heck I can’t even begin to describe it. The stupid, it burns. Here’s the odoriferous essence of this publicity stunt story:

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New winter temperature proxy in UK: “grit”

UPDATE: BBC and Reuters is reporting (h/t to reader FergalR) that: ‘Transport Secretary Philip Hammond said he had asked the government’s chief scientific adviser to assess whether the country was experiencing a “step change” in weather patterns due to climate … Continue reading

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