Sky News Doomsday Climate Report Flooded with Misleading Sea Rise Claims–Guido


OCTOBER 12, 2021

By Paul Homewood

Congratulations to Guido, who beat me to it!


Doom-mongering journalists at Sky News are reporting unsubstantiated graphic claims that London is on course to be flooded, illustrated with an image of Buckingham Palace in 3 metres of water. The only thing that is flooded is the report – flooded with misleading climate claims. Using graphics from hyperbolic campaign group, Climate Central, Sky News implies that famous world sites including Buckingham Palace, the Burj Khalifa and the Lincoln Memorial will be completely flooded by water due to fast rising sea levels if the UK fails to halve annual emissions by 2030. Hardly water tight journalism…

Full story here.

Where are Facebook’s fake factcheckers like Zeke Hausfather now?

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October 13, 2021 6:07 am

Ah yes. When is Facebook and its sock puppet “fact checkers” going to label this bit of panic porn?
Mark Zuckerberg is investing in a genetic engineering program, so pigs really will be able to fly.

Reply to  Tom Halla
October 13, 2021 6:27 am

Facebook is not paying factcheckers to check facts that will destroy the tools billionaires have created to justify globalism.
Commie fact checks are as Commie science.
They serve a specific Mafia where poor liars are being paid by rich liars to protect their lies.

And even if Zuckerberg tried he would instantly get the trump treatment and his Epstein Island sex tapes would be leaked .

Bryan A
Reply to  Tom Halla
October 13, 2021 12:22 pm

I dunno about the flying thing but they are trying to turn the sows ears onto silk purses

Reply to  Bryan A
October 13, 2021 2:32 pm

Lipstick on a pig is still a pig – watch the 2 new ‘whistleblowers’ .

Reply to  Tom Halla
October 13, 2021 1:50 pm

I fear the war against alarmism is being lost with the propaganda in all the media, not just Facebook. The only war that can be won is through science. As with Galileo, sites like WUWT need to persist through this new inquisition, for that is what is happening, until sanity and reality prevails.

October 13, 2021 6:08 am

I saw the graphic on CNN this morning … just shook my head.

This crap will never end until the warmunists move on to some other excuse for their socialist revolution that the People don’t want and never will want. People want control over our own lives, and private property. It’s who we are as humans.

Barry Moore
Reply to  Duane
October 13, 2021 6:42 am

All this stuff was supposed to be flooded out like 30 years ago.

Reply to  Barry Moore
October 13, 2021 7:05 am

Shouldn’t have mattered as Ehrlich said about 90% of population would die off by 1990.

Reply to  Scissor
October 13, 2021 3:16 pm

And those 90 % were killed in Manhattan and the Maledives that drowned in 2018 – according to Hansen who claimed last year that he wished his predictions would have been wrong.

Reply to  SxyxS
October 13, 2021 5:22 pm

Hansen’s predictions were actually lies…had to be. No scientist anywhere really believed (back in 1988) that by 2017, the Hudson River would rise over the West Side highways of Manhattan from Global Warming. That would have required prodigious impossible amounts of captured energy to melt off glaciers and warm the oceans enough to cause 30 feet of sea level rise in 30 years.

Any REAL organization would have tossed him aside to minimize the ridicule and embarrassment from such a ridiculous prediction….but no…Hansen is a “well respected” stalwart of the (LYING) Climate Crisis Community.

They are all a bunch of Globalist-financed… Fake MSM Press-promoted liars and frauds. Destroying the (already shaky) reputation of the once hallowed Instution of Science is now a “done deal”.

Otto Didact
Reply to  Duane
October 13, 2021 7:54 am

“This crap will never end until the warmunists move on to some other excuse for their socialist revolution”

They are knowingly or unknowingly using Ingroup-Outgroup morality to create a world government. They need essentially everyone to have a common enemy, be it climate change, space aliens, pandemics, or whatever they think is doable.

My personal favorite would be a very large asteroid that will hit the Earth in ten years and wipe out all life. You would have world government in two months.

Gregory Woods
Reply to  Duane
October 13, 2021 8:57 am

You listen to CNN? Shame on you…

Reply to  Gregory Woods
October 13, 2021 9:06 am

“Keep your friends close, but keep your enemies closer.” –
The Art Of War

Patrick B
Reply to  Mr.
October 13, 2021 10:23 am

No, that’s a line from “The Godfather, Part II” spoken by the character Michael Corleone.

Reply to  Patrick B
October 13, 2021 10:35 am

“Keep your friends close and your enemies closer” is an ancient proverb. It goes back thousands of years to the philosopher Sun Zhu. › keep-your-friends-close-and-your-enemies-closer

Reply to  Mr.
October 13, 2021 1:52 pm

Know your enemy, know yourself.

Reply to  Gregory Woods
October 13, 2021 9:51 am

If you only listen to people who agree with you, you will never know what the opposition is saying and doing. You can’t convince anyone of anything if you never leave your bubble.

Reply to  Gregory Woods
October 13, 2021 9:52 am

Probably half or more of the posts linked to and discussed on this site are from the opposition. It’s what we do here at WUWT.

October 13, 2021 6:10 am

When truth is not alarming, create unnecessary and frightening false alarm. About every leftist lives by this mantra.

Reply to  drh
October 13, 2021 6:20 am

Yes, it is a favored tactic.

History shows that LBJ used a fake bullet and told Sen. Fulbright that it was from an American ship fired on in the Gulf of Tonkin in order to get Congressional support for war.

Reply to  ResourceGuy
October 13, 2021 6:42 am

Exactly the extreme danger of US carriers and nuclear subs prowling the South China Sea. One such sub hit a submerged object with 11 injured last week – another Tonkin? Anyone remember the Kursk collision on 08/2000 in the Barents? Could have started WWIII, nuclear.
There would be no one to left to write the history….

Reply to  bonbon
October 13, 2021 7:52 am

Or rewrite history.

Reply to  bonbon
October 13, 2021 11:05 am


The Kursk flooded and sank with all crew aboard because one of its torpedoes self detonated in the torpedo room.

Our sub struck something underwater in the SCS, not another vessel according to the Navy. Either the bottom, or some other floating or suspended object. No US sailors seriously injured, just a few cuts and bruises.

Reply to  Duane
October 13, 2021 1:45 pm

The Kursk hit a US sub, victims quietly moved to Bergen. The US agreed to pay damages, rather than start WWIII. Since when does the Navy and JCOC respect the Presidency? Just look at Milley…

Reply to  drh
October 13, 2021 1:54 pm

handmade tales

October 13, 2021 6:13 am

The German weekly news magazine “Der Spiegel” on 8/10/1986

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Dome of Cologne under water
Nothing changed…

Reply to  Krishna Gans
October 13, 2021 6:35 am

When did they predict it would happen?
PS. Cologne Cathedral doesn’t have a dome. Maybe you meant Dom – German for cathedral.

Reply to  Alba
October 13, 2021 7:21 am

Thought Dom = Dome in Engl. 😀 But yes I mean Dom

Reply to  Alba
October 13, 2021 11:09 am

Well, given that Cologne sites at 54 M (177 ft) above sea level, at the current rate of sea level rise of 2 mm/year that will only take another 27,000 years, by which time of course we’ll likely be well into the next glaciation era where sea level is 100 m less than it is now.

Mike McMillan
Reply to  Duane
October 13, 2021 12:11 pm

Looks like that cathedral could use a good scrubbing.

Reply to  Krishna Gans
October 13, 2021 6:36 am

Of course Spiegel failed to mention this would also be under water in Köln :

The lurch to the Climate Church follows no God, except Gaia.

Reply to  Krishna Gans
October 13, 2021 7:54 am

If I were in charge, first thing I would do is put someone with a pressure washer to work.

Bill Powers
Reply to  Scissor
October 13, 2021 9:28 am

If I were in charge i would lock down everybody except those essential to servicing my every need especially my favorite restaurants. Lock all the rest of those losers down!

Oh wait they already did that, testing the emergency lording system, sharpening their Climate Change carving knives on CCP Viruses funded with Fauci Dollars, i.e. U.S. Tax dollars laundered through the NIH.

As for Cathedrals, flood them all. The people in charge think they are gods, so all future services will be held in Government Buildings. The terms for taxes will change to tithes.

Reply to  Bill Powers
October 13, 2021 1:55 pm

Sure, services to Gaia, well known with Mithra, the Roman military religion. Small problem, they demanded child sacrifice.

mark from the midwest
Reply to  Krishna Gans
October 13, 2021 11:45 am

Which makes even less sense than Buckingham Palace. Cologne is a couple hundred feet above seas level, Buckingham Palace is only about 20 feet above the Thames at high tide. Even the a hard-core warmunist might have some issues with that one.

Reply to  mark from the midwest
October 13, 2021 1:57 pm

Never mind, Balmoral beckons. Queen Victoria had a vision there – the local apothecary order list of Laudanum – opium, is eye-watering…

Reply to  mark from the midwest
October 13, 2021 2:05 pm

Talk to the Dutch!

Reply to  Krishna Gans
October 13, 2021 1:52 pm

And the German Ahr Valley deadly floods recently? Not far from Cologne, and the reconstruction begins.–a-dangerous-reconstruction.B1gIctTMrY.html
¨Flood-adapted restoration is only recommended. 15 billion euros for new houses¨
As with the Elbe flood disaster when chancellor Schroeder honestly said no funds were available, it looks the same here. Green-washing sure causes dementia.

October 13, 2021 6:14 am

How would we ever know when a prankster reporter went over the line with wild claims on climate change citing research? I mean where would we start in the current psych ward of claims and projections?

Reply to  ResourceGuy
October 13, 2021 8:02 am

We might suspect it if the reporter’s name were something like: Sum Ting Wong or Chris Mooney or you take your pick.

Reply to  ResourceGuy
October 13, 2021 11:10 am

We wouldn’t

October 13, 2021 6:31 am

sea level continues to rise at about 1 inch per decade as it has for 100 years according to tide gauges . what’s so complicated about that ?

Barry Moore
Reply to  garboard
October 13, 2021 6:45 am

It’s just inconvenient. When you realize that the sea level has been rising since the end of the last glaciation – It’s hard to accept that the doom claims of cities under a mile of water in your lifetime are fake. But I trust “the science” so those claims must be true.

Steve Case
Reply to  garboard
October 13, 2021 8:03 am

“… 1 inch per decade as it has for 100 years…”

That’s 2.5 mm/year and 8 inches by 2100. Over the last 100 years it’s been about 1.7 mm/year Here’s a citation for that:

The variations in sea level trends seen here primarily reflect differences in rates and sources of vertical land motion. Areas experiencing little-to-no change in relative sea level are illustrated in green, including stations consistent with average global sea level rise rate of 1.7-1.8 mm/yr.

NOAA U.S. Sea Level Trend Map

The money quote in that paragraph is “… consistent with average global sea level rise rate of 1.7-1.8 mm/yr.

Don’t like that it’s just for the U.S. tide gauges?

Here’s an illustration for seven long running tide gauges around the world:
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That averages out to less than 7 inches by 2100

Reply to  Steve Case
October 13, 2021 9:36 am

Yes, and sooner or later, SLR has to decline from the 1.7 mm/yr as temperate zone glaciers decline in size. At present we are seeing the melt from the Little Ice Age glacier buildup.

John K. Sutherland
October 13, 2021 6:32 am

Fakebooks, farce-checkers?

October 13, 2021 6:36 am
Reply to  Vincent
October 13, 2021 6:45 am

Sky News Australia – very much skeptical.

Sky News United Kingdom – Notorious climate liars.

Eric Harpham
Reply to  Charlie
October 13, 2021 1:09 pm

We have the “Trusted News Initiative” to thank for the difference. UK news media are not allowed to query or promote anything other than than the AGW agenda. To do so may cost them their license to broadcast. Talk about propaganda and censorship.

October 13, 2021 6:37 am

The BBC is now forecasting hail showers in Glasgow on October 26th.

Barry Moore
Reply to  Alba
October 13, 2021 6:46 am

Thats racist

Reply to  Barry Moore
October 13, 2021 6:57 am

Yes hail stones are white and they hit people.

Climate believer
Reply to  Alba
October 13, 2021 7:07 am

Proof, if any were needed, of unprecedented climate change.

Reply to  Alba
October 13, 2021 11:50 am

I don’t care who you are, that’s funny.

Will former VP Gore be in Glasgow. If so, that forecast is probably a certainty.

Reply to  Alba
October 13, 2021 12:24 pm

But what about brimstone? What is that anyway-surely it’s on the CO2 causation list somewhere?

Reply to  Alba
October 13, 2021 2:00 pm

All hail the Great Green Davos Reset Leader?

October 13, 2021 6:49 am

Sky News (UK) really seems to be trying to outdo its competitors in the alarmism stakes. Take this laughable article…

UK summer temperatures may hit 40C even if global warming is limited to 1.5C, scientists warn
The Royal Meteorological Society says such highs could become the new normal regardless of whether global temperatures are limited to a 1.5C (2.7F) rise above pre-industrial levels.

Wild weather has been a feature of this UK summer thus far, with scorching sunshine, pouring rain and powerful thunderstorms all making an appearance – and it comes after what was a record-setting year in 2020.”

UK summer temperatures may hit 40C even if global warming is limited to 1.5C, scientists warn | Climate News | Sky News

The truth about 2021 is it has been far cooler than 2020, it has been far wetter than 2020 and as for the scorching sunshine, that was the usual three hot days and a thunderstorm in July.

It hasn’t been wild, its been immensely disappointing – especially to the green fraternity, whose desire for a calamity has gone unrequited by that btch, nature.

UK summer temperatures may hit 40C even if global warming is limited to 1.5C, scientists warn | Climate News | Sky News

The reporting has nothing to do with real data or observable facts, it has to keep the narrative going.

And for a full on indoctrination session

“Sky News has launched the first daily prime time news show dedicated to climate change.”

Reply to  fretslider
October 13, 2021 9:20 am

It’s all about the Sovs for media outlets.

Climate porn is mostly free content for them, good for keeping journalism costs down.

Rupert has recently dug his ladle into this stuff as well.

Look at the business from his perspective –
free content for which ‘woke’ advertisers will pay to associate with.

Peter K
Reply to  fretslider
October 13, 2021 2:15 pm

Australia also had one of the coldest and longest winters for many years, in 2021. In fact we missed our summer completely. Good snowfalls across the alps and ski resorts. Knee deep snow where I live and had not seen that for at least 50 years. However our weather people, BOM and Weatherzone told us that it was the 4th warmest winter evva.

October 13, 2021 6:51 am

Just recycling the SOS!

03 Feb 1934 – “WORLD HEATING UP.” – Trove (

,,,,,,,,,,,; . All central London and : most of the
suburbs along the Thames Valley would,
be under: water. ……………..

October 13, 2021 6:54 am

Zuck is becoming a younger George Soros….he spent $500 million to pervert the election process …pure evil.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Anti-griff
October 13, 2021 12:57 pm

I just started reading Mollie Hemingway’s new book “Rigged” where she discusses how Zuckerberg helped Joe Biden’s election efforts with all that money.

The Elites in our country are trying to manipulate the public into giving them all the political power.

Republicans should read this book to see what you are up against in the next election. It’s time for reform.

October 13, 2021 7:27 am

No steadily increasing closures of the Thames Barrier –

and London is sinking
London’s sinking problem is largely a vestige of the last ice age”

Reply to  richard
October 13, 2021 2:07 pm

Not so fast – just check what happened to Holland in 1953. A storm flood. Result Holland is the leading barrier country world wide.
Not to forget, the Dogger Banks off the Thames in the Storegga Tsunami catastrophe 8000BP. Today’s Holland is sediment from that. All can be blamed on climate, engineers actually act.

October 13, 2021 7:27 am

The main message that globalists are trying to avoid is that they can’t be trusted with energy security or economic conditions and family wellbeing.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  ResourceGuy
October 13, 2021 1:02 pm

Here’s a good example of that: Joe Biden just came out and said he has been working on the supply chain problem for months, and their solution is going to be to have the U.S. ports operate on a 24-hour basis.


You mean to say that the ports have *not* been operating on a 24-hour basis for all this time? While more and more cargo backs up in the system?

Our leadership are a bunch of idiots.

Reply to  Tom Abbott
October 13, 2021 2:09 pm

Sure, cargo loading is fully 24h automated. Problem is transport from port inland. UK has a massive truck deficit, the US has no fast freight trains.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  bonbon
October 14, 2021 4:55 am

I’m not sure I would want a fast freight train. Slow and steady will get the job done.

I read where American railroads are increasing the length of their trains to try to help in moving the extra cargo.

Whatever the problems are at the ports, the Biden administration has done nothing to alleviate them.

There are ports in Florida that are now offering to unload cargo ships. Apparently they have excess capacity.

October 13, 2021 7:27 am

Nothing new as Oz media is full of climate crisis hyperbole at the moment with COP26 in the offing. The lefty propaganda machine is in full swing. Still the usual suspects will have to face the reality of another failed jet in knees-up after all their hype-
China plans to build new coal-fired plants after blackouts last week (
They’ll have to work hard to spin that in their final communique drivel particularly if winter breaks early and hard in the Northern Hemisphere.

Peter K
Reply to  observa
October 13, 2021 2:26 pm

Australia’s Federal Treasurer has told us that Australia must collectively get on board with the rest of the world in building renewable energy. This is all so futile, when you look at what China’s plans are.

Robert Alfred Taylor
Reply to  observa
October 13, 2021 3:30 pm

Seas up mother Earth?

October 13, 2021 7:47 am

When lies are all you have you screech them as loud as you can.

October 13, 2021 8:43 am

Here comes the flood of propaganda to accompany the COP26 shrimp-fest.

October 13, 2021 9:28 am

The climate cabal is well aware that hyper exaggerated CC stories are detrimental to their goals as the general public is not quite so gullible. This is actually a case of the absurd story line from their “useful idiots” getting away from them.

October 13, 2021 9:47 am

The Met Office is pretty sure the UK will be affected by sea level rise…

UK sea level projections to 2300 – Met Office

Luckily every inch of UK coast is covered by planning for and mitigation of sea level rise

Dave Fair
Reply to  griff
October 13, 2021 10:01 am

Let’s see, Griff, you believe serious people are doing firm planning for speculated events out 80 years? Now, you expect serious people should do firm planning for an additional 200 years? The Soviets couldn’t even make Five Year Plans work.

Why don’t you just do your own planning and leave me to mine? Your and others’ urge to save the world leads to the severe distortions of centralized planning. Free market capitalism has given you the unprecedented standard of living you now enjoy; stick with it.

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  griff
October 13, 2021 12:35 pm

Two hundred years?

Just imagine how people from 1821 would think of the way we live now. Would they have predicted anything whatsoever accurately? In your mind, they would…

Reply to  griff
October 13, 2021 4:02 pm

All pretentious hubris!

That’s equivalent to people in the 1720s predicting your current weather and climate. Besides using climate models that are, repetitiously, 100% wrong.

Alarmists can’t get their models correct out months away, predicting out to 2300 is completely irrational and so typical of alarmists..

October 13, 2021 9:56 am

Didn’t I read that Buckingham Palace (or rather, The Site Of) was under several meters of water in the first century at the time of the Roman conquest?

Reply to  Mark
October 13, 2021 4:08 pm

Much of the area around the Thames was swamp.
Now it is filled in swamp and after hundreds of year not likely to subside further.

Peta of Newark
October 13, 2021 10:05 am

There’ll be a picture added here that’ll give you brain-ache – it came from here

As far as I can see, the very far end of Buckingham Place Garden is, sort of, 9 metres above sea level and The House itself is maybe 16 or 17 metres AMSL

these people need help

Edit to : Orf wiv iz edd
I spelt place instead of palace

London Buck House Topographic.JPG
Bryan A
Reply to  Peta of Newark
October 13, 2021 12:31 pm

Chuck is already wet behind the ears so he probably wouldn’t notice

October 13, 2021 12:45 pm

Who is really behind it all? Alarmist reports such as this are so extreme that I wonder if the real intent is to cast doubt on the alarmist movement itself.
Surely one doesn’t have to be a sceptic to question the credibility of those such claims are attributed to. What is the moral of the boy who cried wolf?

Reply to  Kalsel3294
October 13, 2021 2:18 pm

Money – just look at the Davos Great Reset, UN Climate Finance Mark Carney’s green notions. Alarmists shout, Big money whispers.

October 13, 2021 1:09 pm

You can read the Financial Times article… it has been posted here:

Climate change could be behind Europe’s electricity generation from wind blowing off course
The trend threatens the U.K.’s pledge for electricity generation to be carbon neutral by 2035
The strength of the wind blowing across northern Europe has fallen by as much as 15 per cent on average in places this year, according to data compiled by Vortex, an independent weather modelling group.

Dave Andrews
Reply to  Cam_S
October 14, 2021 8:35 am

Aren’t the wind speeds in the N Hemisphere dictated by the temperature differential between the Tropics and the Arctic? So if the Arctic really is heating up one would expect wind speeds to fall and if wind speeds fall what is the point of building ever more unreliable wind farms?

October 13, 2021 1:50 pm

Affordable, available, preferable, subsidence, erosion and the climate change indemnity. It’s not just the Green blighters with vested interests.

October 13, 2021 2:29 pm

Isn’t it curious – Venice has been known for decades to be sinking, even IBM modeled it. What has that to do with London, one may ask?
Well, the first Central Bank ever was founded in Amsterdam by Venetian Fondi, also a swamp, then moved to London City with the Glorious Revolution of William of Orange, also a swamp.
Why is it this ‘tradition’ favors swamps? Well, Venice thought it was un-assailable as a swamp until 3 national armies near obliterated it. Yet watery tradition still gurgles on :
Here Edgar Poe, poet, pinpoints exactly the dilemma :
The City in the Sea
Lo! Death has reared himself a throne
In a strange city lying alone
Far down within the dim West,
Where the good and the bad and the worst and the best
Have gone to their eternal rest.
There shrines and palaces and towers
(Time-eaten towers and tremble not!)
Resemble nothing that is ours.
Around, by lifting winds forgot,
Resignedly beneath the sky
The melancholy waters lie.

Poets are the true legislators!

Craig from Oz
October 13, 2021 5:45 pm

If it wasn’t my taxpayer money and my lifestyle I would actually find all these ‘reports’ very funny.

The Media seems to believe that if it is a ‘Report’ then it must be important. They skim the summary and rush off back to the newsroom to type “Worse Than We Thought” and “May Already Be Too Late” but I put to you that very very few ever bother to read beyond the front cover sheet.

For the giggles I actually down loaded and read a report about 4 years ago that bravely stated that Climate Change(tm) would destroy the internet.

What did I discover in the report?

  • Climate Change was to be accepted as real because MSM publish articles
  • They had determined the locations of where submarine cables came across from using a self proclaimed conspiracy website
  • Those locations were close to current sea levels so therefore…
  • Rising sea levels would flood them and destroy the internet

This is – apparent – SCIENCE.

navy bob
October 13, 2021 8:12 pm

Burj Khalifa? All the way to the top? That would be some serious flooding.

Christina Widmann
October 15, 2021 1:47 pm

Is there even enough water on the planet to cover the Burj Khalifa? Without major tectonic changes, I mean. The tower stays where it is.

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