Have You Seen The Guardian’s Climate Disaster? It Appears To Have Gone Missing!


OCTOBER 24, 2021

By Paul Homewood

The more the push back against Net Zero grows, the more desperate the propaganda becomes:



The Earth is already becoming unlivable, they claim! Funny, perhaps somebody should tell the 7.9 billion people living on it.

It’s the usual mix of cherry picking heatwaves, floods, droughts, crop failures and wildfires, dressed up in fraudulent fancy graphics, and assisted by the hopelessly discredited Katherine Hayhoe.

So let’s look at some examples:

  • Prolonged multi-decadal droughts in the Sahel
  • The “Year of the Flood” in Catalonia
  • Record droughts followed by catastrophic floods in India
  • Major drought in Chile
  • 500,000 deaths in Japan in just one winter, due to poor harvests
  • Record floods year after year in parts of Europe, but record droughts in other parts
  • 1000-Year drought in Aegean/Black Sea region
  • Around the world, millions died from famine
  • Crops regularly devastated around the world

Sounds bad? Yes it does, but this all happened in the mid 17thC. I could also have added:

  • Record cold winters
  • 1628 – The Year without a Summer
  • 1675 – The Year without a Summer (yes, another)
  • So cold in Egypt that they wore furs.
  • Record cold springs
  • Record wet summers
  • Record cold summers
  • Rapidly advancing glaciers

All of this is described in Geoffrey Parker’s excellent book, Global Crisis.

Similar catastrophic events occurred in the 19th, before the Little Ice Age gave up its grip.

The Guardian has clearly lost its grip as well! They’ll probably try to tell us next that we all died last year. After they cannot get much more ridiculous.

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October 26, 2021 2:21 am

The good news will come to us when we hear that the Grauniad has died last year.

Reply to  nicholas tesdorf
October 26, 2021 2:58 am

A forlorn hope, there still to many nutters inhabiting this country, you can’t open newspaper or turn on tv or radio without bombarded by ‘climate change’ green HS comment image

David Roger Wells
Reply to  Vuk
October 26, 2021 3:27 am

BBC Radio 4 – 39 Ways to Save the Planet – Five easy ways you can help fight climate change Changing the way we brew tea can influence the energy equivalent of 10 million Hiroshima nuke energy of the average hurricane really? Why I’m feeling hopeful about the environment in 2021 – BBC News the hopeless waste of space which is Tom Heap. Solar can change the world? Example of addle brained mythology Germany has spent Euros 150 billion on solar panels which if you do the math might avert the supposed disaster for 1 hour. Therefore Heap would advocate spending Euros 1.2 quadrillion on solar to avert disaster for one year. Problem 1.2 quadrillion spent on solar equates to 6 quadrillion acres and the planet only has 16 billion.

As noted when Marc Morano confronted Siobahn Kennedy when Kennedy ran out of cherry picked nonsense she said “so you don’t believe then” which is typically but when Marc began quoting facts Kennedy responded by saying “now you are giving me facts” which is exactly how the BBC responds when you identify numbers which refute their rhetoric “everyone is entitled to their own opinion” and when you persist and give more evidence they then repudiate the evidence by citing it as third party personal opinion.

Reply to  David Roger Wells
October 26, 2021 6:07 am

WOW thanks for that Vuk, I was cracking up for the best part of a minute there.

That must be all that green crap BoJo was supposedly going to get rid of.

Reply to  Greg
October 26, 2021 6:37 am

It was David Cameron who wanted to “get rid of the green crap”. BoJo is married to it.

Reply to  Hatter Eggburn
October 26, 2021 9:09 am

The only way for lions to bring down a healthy rhinocerous would be be a “rear attack” or , possibly, a low altitude belly attach.

Reply to  Hatter Eggburn
October 26, 2021 7:42 pm

little head controls big head

Ron Long
Reply to  Vuk
October 26, 2021 3:41 am

Vuk, being a highly skilled observer, as I am, I can’t help but notice that this is not a horse. therefore, “…green RS” might be a better choice.

Gary Pearse
Reply to  Ron Long
October 26, 2021 11:14 am

Actually, the rhino and hippo belong to the same taxonomic order- Artiodactyla- as the horse.

Reply to  Gary Pearse
October 27, 2021 7:00 am

You are actually mixing it up: hippos are actually artiodactyla (even number of fingers), but rhinos and horses are perissodactyla (odd number of fingers).

Reply to  Vuk
October 26, 2021 5:27 am

So the message is, standing behind a rhino is almost as dangerous as standing in front of one.

Reply to  DaveS
October 26, 2021 8:08 am

I’ve encountered many a rhino ‘heap’, in S Africa, but never a green one. I think that Rhino is sick.

But you have to go to Australia for the best excrement
I give you unadulterated wombat turds…

Reply to  Leo Smith
October 26, 2021 9:07 am

How on Earth do wombats do cubical turds? Are their ar*eholes square?

Reply to  Graemethecat
October 27, 2021 7:03 am

there’s a study on that which, IIRC, has won an IgNobel prize. The reason seems to be that they use them to mark their territory, and as they can live in steep slopes, cubic turds do not roll downhill.

Reply to  Leo Smith
October 26, 2021 9:36 am

shit a brick !

Reply to  Leo Smith
October 26, 2021 2:46 pm

The alarming aspect of this is that some acolyte of Tim Flannery would have won a $250k grant to watch wombats pooping and come up with theories of how / why they do it in cubes.

The wombat would have a thought bubble that goes –
“geez these humans have got too much time on their hands . . .”

James Bull
Reply to  Leo Smith
October 27, 2021 1:59 pm

How’s the old joke go
The Ooh Aah bird is so called because it lays square eggs

James Bull

Jack Black
Reply to  Leo Smith
October 29, 2021 4:52 am

Australian Government is missing a trick here surely ?

That’s the answer to the renewable fuels problem isn’t it ?

Breed millions of Wombats, and feed them on “green” crops, collect the square turds, and burn them in fleets of industrial sized steam boilers, then use the steam to generate electricity, and use that electricity to create hydrogen, and export any surplus for cash !

Fuel the World on renewable Wombat derived Hydrogen !

Can I have my UNIPCC 100 million bucks Grant please ?

Prof. I.M.Skynt, #1b, The Billabong, Crocsville, Queensland.

Reply to  Vuk
October 26, 2021 6:16 am

Now we know where the famous adage comes from :
Farmer’s cow is up to the ears in the bog, call’s for help, who helpfully arrive and say sure, PULL, but you get the tail!

So all together now, Biden, BoJo, and the motley gang, PULL the economy out of collapse by the tail!

Richard Page
Reply to  Vuk
October 26, 2021 6:27 am

It may be Green, but that ain’t no horse!

Reply to  Richard Page
October 26, 2021 8:17 am

For some reason I had in mind ‘when sh..hits the fan’, and that is, as it happens Hippo’s and not Rhino’s privilege, hence ‘R’.

Reply to  Vuk
October 26, 2021 9:19 am
Trying to Play Nice
Reply to  Vuk
October 26, 2021 9:58 am

Did Mikey gain some weight?

Peter Barrett
Reply to  Vuk
October 26, 2021 12:12 pm

As we are talking horse family, I think the hippopotamus shows a better allegory for the widespread dispersal of AGW propaganda:

Reply to  Peter Barrett
October 26, 2021 1:35 pm

methane is supposed to be far more deadly than Co2.
That proves it!

Jack Black
Reply to  pigs_in_space
October 29, 2021 5:10 am

Simple answer is to burn the Methane and turn it into CO2 then.

As a bonus, you will get free transport and heating.

Breed millions of Rhinos and carry one in a trailer behind every car and van. With the addition of a simple miniaturised chemical processing plant, the vehicle can run on renewable Methane, and therefore reduce atmospheric Methane.

Can I have my 100 million bucks Grant please ?

Prof. I.M. Skynt, #1b, The Billabong, Crocsville, Queensland.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Peter Barrett
October 26, 2021 10:40 pm

Is this the new emblem for Greenpeace???

Reply to  nicholas tesdorf
October 26, 2021 9:39 am

With a Planned Publication, a forward-looking Choice, and self-abortion.

Bill Toland
October 26, 2021 2:22 am

I saw this comment on the original site from Graeme No. 3.

Hayhoe, Hayhoe, it’s cherrypicking we go.
Hayhoe, Hayhoe
It’s all the work we know
We keep on fiddling all day long
Hayhoe, Hayhoe
Sorry, couldn’t resist.

Reply to  Bill Toland
October 26, 2021 6:18 am

Stanford’s chorus :
Hayhoe, hayhoe, western civilization has got to go!

October 26, 2021 2:35 am

It’s a bit like CO2

Only Greta can see it with the naked eye

David Roger Wells
October 26, 2021 2:36 am

Having told Boris Johnson to stop asking me for donations I received another letter last week because he is desperate to keep the seats he won at the last election. This morning I phoned conservative party HQ relating a conversation I had with a local builder who fitted a heat pump to care home. I said they were rubbish cant heat water to 70C for central heating. He said I got around that. The pump gets water to 40C so I installed a 1200 litre header tank feed it the 40C water and the emersion heater raises the temperature to 70C. So even though it is obvious the heat pump is incompetent because the water temperature is being raised 30C by an emersion heat the heat pump really works. Such is the imbecility of climate change duplicity and self deception. The agent at Conservative HQ said this was logical and the right thing to do when I responded by making it clear it was complete and utter nonsense he slammed the phone down. I tried to replicate the message by commenting directly to No10 but have completed the text and pressed send I got a message saying I was blocked. Its OK for these ghastly absurd idiots to preach and bludgeon us to death 24/7 with their prevaricating the world will spontaneously combust in 24 hours but if you dare to give them some of their own medicine they just cut you off. Electricity is still 4 times more expensive per KW than gas. Everything that is electric consumes more energy that devices run on coal oil and gas, absurd.

Now the BBC is is launching a program series The Regenerators The Regenerators: Meet the young people helping you to be more sustainable! – CBBC Newsround based upon interviews with children who have expressed their concerns about climate change limiting their lives. Patricia Hildago is the producer. We also have 39 steps BBC Radio 4 – 39 Ways to Save the Planet. Having preached semi literate bigotry

The BBC having decided to indoctrinate intimidate coerce brainwash children into believing their lives would be blighted by fossil fuels and Co2 have now decided to exploit their mendacity and compound the felony by enticing children to believe if they become vegetarian they can help to heal the wound humanity has caused to the planet. This is grotesquely subversive morally and ethically bankrupt and repugnant. The birth rate for the UK has fallen to 1.5 which means population without immigration will fall like Japan and Germany but what the BBC fail to understand like the rest of the media that if population does fall and industry which Maurice Strong said needed to be shut down to save the planet then those highly paid idiots in the media will also suffer the consequences like everyone else. Boris this morning has said we must produce less whilst he advocates heat pumps EV’s wind turbines and solar panels. Why should I hand over cash to support a politician who clearly cannot see the wood for the trees. Imbecilic.

Reply to  David Roger Wells
October 26, 2021 2:49 am

“We also have 39 steps BBC Radio 4 – 39 Ways to Save the Planet.”

Go and play with the cute poley bears?

Reply to  lee
October 26, 2021 7:08 am

How about this…

“Climate change: How dirty is the air in your area? Find out how much carbon dioxide is emitted where you live”

Unbelievable, isn’t it.

Reply to  David Roger Wells
October 26, 2021 5:20 am

Haven’t had a TV hooked into the MSM for over a decade. Anymore, it seems like it just takes a few minutes of hearing dialogue from a recent show and I start going, “What?”, “that’s not right.”, “where did they come up with that nonsense?”.

William Wilson
Reply to  Spetzer86
October 26, 2021 3:03 pm

I just watch Talking Pictures and Netflix. Cannot bear to watch BBC News anymore.

Reply to  David Roger Wells
October 26, 2021 5:48 am

Yes, well, there is only one sort of wood Bozo ever sees.

Richard Page
Reply to  IanE
October 26, 2021 8:52 am

Have you seen his stomach? I don’t think even he’s seen it in years!

Peta of Newark
October 26, 2021 2:43 am

Grauniad:”The Earth is already becoming unlivable”

Too damn true. They are the reason ##
aka:Self fulfilling prophecy

## as I endlessly rant/rave, drunks and ALL other chemically-induced depressives have perfectly zero self awareness.
In a nutshell and the vernacular: they have a ‘daeth wish’

edit to add: just noticed Nicholas’ comment
haha 😀
Great Minds eh…….

Robert Heath
October 26, 2021 2:53 am

The Guardian hasn’t lost its grip. It never had one.

Reply to  Robert Heath
October 26, 2021 9:45 am

It was a good paper about 20y back. Did good investigative journalism and often sued the UK govt. to ensure press freedom.

Reply to  Robert Heath
October 26, 2021 12:15 pm

Yep, back in the 1970s, the Guardian claimed that the Viet Cong weren’t Communists.

Reply to  Robert Heath
October 26, 2021 8:53 pm

Clearly it has a tight grip on a part of its anatomy that rules its head … y’know what I mean 😉

October 26, 2021 3:27 am

They know something they’re not telling us plebs.

I think all the alarmist’s, including governments, know the world is beginning to cool and they’re trying to make hay while the Sun shines…..So to speak.

Reply to  HotScot
October 26, 2021 3:52 am

I can’t wait for The Guardian to report Global Cooling. How will they explain that away?

Reply to  Graemethecat
October 26, 2021 4:28 am

“How will they explain that away”

Well, they have an idea….

“That snow outside is what global warming looks like”
George Monbiot


Alan the Brit
Reply to  fretslider
October 26, 2021 4:58 am

Warming = cooling = warming = cooling = warming = cooling!!! Simples!!! That’s why it is called Climate Change, it can/will mean whatever the protagonists want it to mean to fit the argument!!! I wish this Holocene Inter-Glacial would be as warm as the previous four Inter-Glacials dating back 500,000 years plus!!!

Last 2-2.5 million years, Ice-Ages lasted between 90,000 to 130,000 years!!! Inter-Glacials lasted between 10,000 to 15,000 years, the Holocene started around 11,500 years ago, meaning in theory at least, we’re living on borrowed time, we’re not ready, & it’s running out!!! 😉

Reply to  Alan the Brit
October 26, 2021 5:17 am

If only Mr Moonbat would take that on board…

Alan the Brit
Reply to  fretslider
October 26, 2021 7:27 am

He doesn’t have the mental capacity to take it on, it would require him to do some………err………..what’s it called? Oh yes, thinking!!!

Reply to  fretslider
October 26, 2021 9:18 am

The comments on the article are most interesting – even some Guardian readers were sceptical of Moonbat’s fatuous assertion that cold, snowy Winters were evidence of Global Warming.

Jack Black
Reply to  fretslider
October 29, 2021 5:27 am

The answer is simple. Breed millions of Moonbats, and have them pedal static bicycles with electrical generators. Free electricity for the masses, and millions of jobs created in the new renewable Moonbat breeding industry !

Can I have my 100 millions of bucks UNIPCC Grant please ?

Prof. I.M. Skynt, #1b, The Billabong, Crocsville, Queensland.

Reply to  Graemethecat
October 26, 2021 8:16 am

Whatever happens to the climate:

  1. Its bad, probably worse than we thought
  2. Caused by evil CO2
  3. Requires immediate intervention by a world government.
  4. Needs draconian measures and a suspension of democracy to combat.
  5. Needs central funding of academics to investigate further.
  6. Is exactly what was predicted by ‘climate experts’.
Reply to  Graemethecat
October 26, 2021 11:26 am

How will they explain that away?

Global warming caused it.

Philip Madams
Reply to  HotScot
October 26, 2021 4:16 am

If the world does cool in the next decade, or increases at a lower rate AND there is some reduction in CO2 growth rate: we will be told that it was BECAUSE of the CO2 reduction and all the Net Zero actions were responsible.

Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  Philip Madams
October 26, 2021 6:07 am

I’ve been thinking exactly the same thing Phillip. Any cooling that may occur will be announced as a victory for Net Zero and we’ll be told that we must therefore keep spaffing trillions up the wall to cool the earth even further.
These eco-zealots are sneaky b4st4rds when it comes to political spin; Goebbels would have been proud.

Reply to  Andrew Wilkins
October 26, 2021 8:21 am

In the Telegraph the Green Blobs agent-in-place, Ambrose Evans Pritchard announced that the solution to the lack of renewable energy, was…
…more renewable energy!

Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  Leo Smith
October 26, 2021 8:41 am

AEP has become the House Clown over at the Telegraph. When people start ripping his idiocy to pieces in the comments the paper suddenly shuts the comments section down. It’s hilarious.

Richard Page
Reply to  Andrew Wilkins
October 26, 2021 8:58 am

I don’t think that will be the case. They can’t declare any victory because that’d mean taking their foot from the neck – they’ll use it to ramp up the hysteria even further. The silly fools have got a tiger by the tail and daren’t let go – all they can do is keep upping the stakes and hang on.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Andrew Wilkins
October 26, 2021 10:47 pm

Were not the National Socialists Workers Party of Germany the first to embrace environmentalism???

Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  Alan the Brit
October 27, 2021 3:58 am

That’s socialists for you……

Reply to  Philip Madams
October 26, 2021 8:19 am

A man is tearing up newspapers and throwing the pieces out of the train windows

“Why are you doing that?”
“To keep the elephants away”
“But here are no elephants”
“It’s very effective…”

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Leo Smith
October 26, 2021 9:21 am

The way I heard the joke was a drunk blowing a whistle to keep the pink elephants away.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  HotScot
October 26, 2021 4:52 am

Good old fashion double-glazing salesman speak! “You must sign on the dotted line now or this fantastic deal may not be available much longer, & I don’t know when I’m going to back in the area, so you have to sign up now to take advantage of this fantastic deal!!!” Old fashioned pressure sales technique only applied to globul warming tactics!!!

John V. Wright
Reply to  HotScot
October 26, 2021 5:54 am

Quite right Hot Scot – it has already started in the Antarctic. Eastern Antarctica cooler by -2.8ºC and western Antarctica cooler by -1.6ºC, according to the researchers at Die Kalte. We are not allowed to hear these facts on the BBC, of course. Meanwhile, we have Rheinhold Messner on the television saying that the glaciers are retreating because of climate change and it is all very worrying. Yes, of course Rheinhold. And just remind me – where are 99% of the earth’s glaciers located? Oh yes – Antarctica…

October 26, 2021 3:40 am

It would be nice to see Insulate Britain glue themselves to the roads leading to Cop 26.
Why demand just one country insulate it’s housing, when you can demand all countries do so.

I would not expect the police to sit around making organic nettle tea for them either……they’d probably have the delegates special express roads cleared before you could say Polar Bears are extinct…_

Pamela Matlack-Klein
Reply to  DiggerUK
October 26, 2021 4:34 am

From your mouth to Insulate Britain’s ears! What a fine idea and one they should embrace.

Jack Black
Reply to  DiggerUK
October 29, 2021 5:41 am

Distribute millions of tubes of Taxpayer funded superglue to anyone who wants it.

Then when all the protesters have glued themselves to roads.

Leave them there until they expire naturally.

Make house insulation from their discarded clothes, and shovel the remains into renewable energy furnaces. Job done, and goals achieved. No more obstructive protests, and free insulation and heating for the poor and needy.

We appreciate your sacrifice road-glue-protestors !

Too extreme ?

Prof. I.M. Skynt,
Managing Director,
Crocsville Superglue Factory,
#1c, The Billabong,

October 26, 2021 4:18 am

“UK net zero plan ‘achievable and affordable’, say climate advisers”


Who are theses advisers? The Climate Change Committee of course. But the reality is…

“During the case, the CCC revealed that their costing does not include any estimate for spending in 2020-2049, but only considered the residual amounts in 2050, after the bulk of the transition. This was not made clear to the MPs when they agreed to bring the Net Zero target into law, and it is likely therefore that MPs were misled.”


They haven’t a clue how much it will cost, and neither has the Grauniad.

Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  fretslider
October 26, 2021 6:17 am

I notice that the monkey from the CCC is claiming the Net Zero changes such as no ICE vehicles, gas boilers, etc to be sold after 2035 will be “market led”, yet they require a government mandate to ban the sales of cars and boilers. Since when were govt mandates an example of something being “market led”?

The Gruan claims the CCC is independent. It’s not – the little scumbags are extremely influential and their members stand to make serious money from their recommendations. If the shoe was on the other foot and it was a committee promoting the use of fossil fuels with members of the committee making money from FF sales the Graun would be screaming about “BIG OIL!!!”

Reply to  Andrew Wilkins
October 26, 2021 6:39 am

There was a curious attempt in that piece to claim this is market driven tech coming to the rescue.

I blame the CCC for Grenfell, after all it was a CCC policy in action.

Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  fretslider
October 26, 2021 6:50 am

There has been mention in the media of how CCC recommendations were to blame for the cladding on Grenfell. Hopefully the shitbags will be fully called out on it.

Reply to  Andrew Wilkins
October 26, 2021 8:26 am

They will use the Blair defence ‘We believed we were saving the planet’
So that’s all right, then…

Reply to  fretslider
October 26, 2021 8:25 am

It doesnt matter how much they spend, it still cannot be done. Unless they want to kill 97% of the population.

Elle W
Reply to  Leo Smith
October 26, 2021 10:09 am

Well, yes. Killing off the population is a feature, not a bug. And it’s not like the Davos crowd have been secretive on that objective.

Pamela Matlack-Klein
October 26, 2021 4:36 am

I don’t know about where all of you live, but where I live it is very livable! My garden is looking great, the cow corn harvest is going full speed all around me, and the weather is lovely.

Gregory Woods
Reply to  Pamela Matlack-Klein
October 26, 2021 5:48 am

Out here in Los Llanos (Meta, Colombia) the weather is extreme – extremely moderate…haven’t seen ‘climate’ like this since. uhh, last year….

Jack Black
Reply to  Gregory Woods
October 29, 2021 5:58 am

Dontcha know that Soy Zuckerberg has patented the word Meta, and you can’t live there without his permission anymore, and me telling you this means that I myself am risking censure for having used the word without asking.

His plan is of course to sue anyohe and cease any process that uses the word, or as part of any word describing any process or media, and such.

So since Meta-bolism will no longer be allowed, except for the select few, then populations will decline naturally and almost overnight. Thus “saving” the Planet !


Reply to  Pamela Matlack-Klein
October 26, 2021 8:33 am

Well here in rural UK its mild, overcast, the green stuff is turning browny orangey red, the fields are all tilled and planted with something that hasn’t popped up yet, and a bloody rabbit has tried to dig a burrow under my Viburnum…

In short its so bloody normal I dunno what to say.

Pamela Matlack-Klein
Reply to  Leo Smith
October 26, 2021 8:52 am

Beautiful! Here I don’t have rabbits except in the meat counter, but moles are a terrible pest. They burrow under shrubs exposing the roots to air and killing them if I am not vigilant about tamping down the tunnels.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Pamela Matlack-Klein
October 26, 2021 9:25 am

Perhaps you should go out and catch some snakes and set them loose in your yard.

Pamela Matlack-Klein
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
October 26, 2021 9:30 am

Great idea but snakes are in short supply in Portugal. We have frogs, turtles, and small lizards. Maybe the shortage of snakes is why there are so many moles.

Reply to  Pamela Matlack-Klein
October 26, 2021 9:52 am

I used to have hedgehogs, but the badgers came and killed them all.

When the apples fall off the tree and rot, the badgers slurp them up and get drunk on the cider. They are almost tame then.

Moles aplenty, hares, rabbits, foxes, Chinese water deer, muntjacs, roe deer and fallow deer. Red kites and buzzards. big tawny and white barn owls…Racehorses…No people though. Nearest person is 200m+ away. Which in England, is rare.

Pamela Matlack-Klein
Reply to  Leo Smith
October 26, 2021 1:17 pm

It sounds lovely. Sorry about the hedgehogs but I like badgers too and they have to eat. Funny that they get smashed on the fermented apples.

Reply to  Pamela Matlack-Klein
October 26, 2021 2:54 pm

Yes I too like badgers.
But I can only eat one at a sitting.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Pamela Matlack-Klein
October 26, 2021 11:04 pm

An observation: For many years UK conservation groups were demanding protected status for the Sparrow Hawk, eventually the guvment of the day gave in & made it a protected species banning hunting to keep the numbers under control. After a few years, the RSPB & other conservation groups were most concerned that the numbers of Sparrows & other small birds were in decline, due to habitat destruction & that old chestnut, Climate Change, they were even more outraged when someone pointed out that the staple diet of a Sparrow Hawk was Sparrows & other small birds, they were not at all pleased!!!

For many years UK conservation groups were demanding protected status for the Badgers, eventually the guvment of the day gave in & made a protected species, etc., etc. After a few years the same conservation groups started to notice that the Hedgehog population was in decline, caused by habitat destruction & you know what, etc. Then somebody had the sheer arrogance & temerity to point out that the staple diet for Badgers, was Hedgehogs & other small animals, the conservationists were not best pleased, strangely!!!

Pamela Matlack-Klein
Reply to  Alan the Brit
October 27, 2021 1:47 am

Delicious irony.

Reply to  Alan the Brit
October 27, 2021 10:35 am

Environmentalists and conservationists seem not to understand a fundamental principle of Nature, namely that all species are in competition with one another for resources, which are limited. Thus, one species can only thrive at the expense of a competitor.

Reply to  Leo Smith
October 26, 2021 2:53 pm

Badgers – we doan need no stinkin’ badgers . . .
(sorry, couldn’t resist)

Reply to  Pamela Matlack-Klein
October 26, 2021 8:34 am

I don’t know about where all of you live”!

I no longer know about where I live. I’m surrounded by hysteria.

Richard Page
Reply to  fretslider
October 26, 2021 9:03 am

That would be ‘a place called hysteria’ then? All we need is for it to be close by ‘a town called malice’ and we’re all set.

October 26, 2021 4:39 am

The climate disaster is the political left. Long past time to remove them permanently from the affairs of the human race.

Gregory Woods
Reply to  2hotel9
October 26, 2021 5:49 am

or just remove them…

James Walter
October 26, 2021 4:47 am

Five (5) Stages of Interest in Ecological/Political Issues

Political scientist Anthony Downs described the downward trajectory of many political movements in an article for the Public Interest, “Up and Down With Ecology: The ‘Issue-Attention Cycle,’ ” published in 1972. Observing the movements that had arisen to address issues like crime, poverty and even the U.S.-Soviet space race, Mr. Downs discerned a five-stage cycle through which political issues pass regularly.
·       The first stage involves groups of experts and activists calling attention to a public problem, which leads quickly to
·       The second stage, wherein the alarmed media and political class discover the issue. The second stage typically includes a large amount of euphoric enthusiasm—you might call it the “dopamine” stage—as activists conceive the issue in terms of global peril and salvation.
·       The third stage: the hinge…there soon comes “a gradually spreading realization that the cost of ‘solving’ the problem is very high indeed.”
·       the fourth stage: a gradual decline in the intensity of public interest in the problem.”
·       The fifth stage – where an issue that has been replaced at the center of public concern moves into a prolonged limbo—a twilight realm of lesser attention or spasmodic recurrences of interest.”

Alan the Brit
Reply to  James Walter
October 26, 2021 7:35 am

Just on tiny we tiddly flaw, there is no such thing as “political science”, it’s either “politics” or it’s science”, full stop, no ifs, buts, or maybes!!! I know people who have studied History, Economics, Flower Arranging, but that doesn’t make it a science!!!

Anders Valland
October 26, 2021 4:50 am

It is not missing, it is just somewhere else. As it always is.

October 26, 2021 5:43 am

From the Guido Fawkes Blog:

COP26 starts this Sunday, so you’d think the SNP-led city council is now in the final stages of preparing Glasgow for a successful summit and showing off the city’s best features. Not so. Instead, here’s a rundown of just how shambolic things are looking with just days to go…

This morning, rail and council workers confirmed they’ll be taking strike action during the summit, with ScotRail striking from the second day of the conference. Unless ScotRail’s pay rise demands are met by tomorrow, the travel infrastructure for thousands of COP attendees will be in total chaos. Binmen are also off, so the city streets will be piled high with weeks’ worth of rubbish just as delegates arrive.

If and when the rail strikes go ahead, travelling by car won’t be much use either: major roads into Glasgow, including the Clydeside Expressway and parts of the M8, will be closed from this week onwards, so those who’ve booked accommodation in Edinburgh will face “serious problems” with enormous Uber fares and journey times. Speaking of accommodation…

Today MPs have been warned of an “accommodation crisis” amongst attendees, with as many as 3000 people still without room bookings, and emergency accommodation now being provided in gyms and community centres. Despite being in the calendar for years, the government’s accommodation provider only managed to book out “around a third” of the Glasgow area’s hotel rooms.

There’s also huge pressure on local hospitals. Outpatient appointments at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde have already been cancelled as a result of the travel disruption, with some patients even being relocated to other hospitals – all as a direct result of COP. A planned climate march of around 100,000 people hasn’t helped, either. That same hospital is also trying to find additional A&E staff to cover the demonstrations…

All this for a summit which won’t even feature the leaders of some of the world’s biggest emitters. No wonder Boris is “very worried“. Thankfully, the SNP’s Glasgow Council leader put fears to rest by insisting the city was ready…”with caveats“. This is the same person who yesterday blamed Glasgow’s rat infestation on Margaret Thatcher… 


Reply to  Alba
October 26, 2021 5:49 am

When it comes to a total fiasco, nobody does it quite like Parliament.(and Holyrood)

If absurdity were a source of renewable energy, the COP26 climate change summit might achieve its aim of saving the planet. Yesterday Mr S brought news that local lawyers are set to join rail engineers, transport operators, catering staff and refuse collectors in timing industrial action to coincide with next week’s eco-jamboree. Now Steerpike learns of a fresh crisis afflicting the UN conference: there’s not enough places to power the luxury electric cars needed to ferry delegates around the city.

Some 240 Jaguar Land Rover vehicles including its I-PACE SUVs will be laid on by the UK government to move the 120 visiting heads of state and their entourages between their hotels and the SEC venue. Unfortunately a lack of charging points means the fleet now has to be re-charged by cooking oil-powered generators. A COP26 spokesperson has confirmed that the substitute generators may have to run on hydrogenated vegetable oil – recycled cooking oil – derived from waste products. 

Compounding the problem is the lack of hotel capacity in the city which means longer energy-zapping journeys to get to the conference centre.


Reply to  fretslider
October 26, 2021 6:09 am

The Jags alone cost between £63,925 and £76,125 each -depending on the model, lets assume the cheapest price and know it’s more than likely well north of that.

240*£63,925 = £15,342,000 and that’s without the highest band insurance and the fuel. I guess cooking oil is cheaper than diesel these days.

Richard Page
Reply to  fretslider
October 26, 2021 6:37 am

Are we running a sweepstake on how many of the 240 Jags will run out of juice mid-journey? I’d be betting on more than half I reckon.

Reply to  Richard Page
October 26, 2021 6:49 am

We should….

Dave Andrews
Reply to  Richard Page
October 26, 2021 8:13 am

As I understand it the I-Paces can only comfortably carry four adults. Assuming a driver is allocated to each car, each will carry three delegates.So 720 delegates can be ferried around. These cars will therefore be allocated to the top leaders, UN apparatchiks, etc.

There are another 3000+ negotiators (plus 25,000 hangers on). They have laid on electric buses but some people are going to be late to the party

Richard Page
Reply to  Dave Andrews
October 26, 2021 12:13 pm

Given that the organisers made a complete cockup with accommodation, having to use gymnasiums and halls in the area, some people may just leave and others will be extremely late to all the parties. I think this will be far more farcical than we’ve seen so far.

October 26, 2021 5:57 am

Discredited Hayhoe?

Why yes. The Friends Of Science Society (FOSS) has done an elegant takedown of her claptrap.

Smart Rock
Reply to  commieBob
October 26, 2021 9:40 am

My cat is a better scientist than Hayhoe.

October 26, 2021 6:05 am

Here is an email I just sent to the Guardian about their BS.


Please all make your own version and bomb them with demands for a correction.


Dear readers’ editor,


Arctic sea ice minimum extent (after the summer melt) in 2020 was the second lowest on the satellite record since 1979.

This year ( 2021 if memory serves me right ) on 18th September, Arctic sea ice minimum extent was 4.725 x 10^6 km^2 compared to 3,818 10^6 km^2 on 16th Sept 2020.

That is 23% increase is just one year ! Why do you chose not to report this year’s good news and prefer to hide that information in favour of last year’s figure ?

Also this year was 13% higher than in 2007, the year of IPCC’s AR4 and Al Gore’s ill-founded and dramatic claims of imminent “ice free summers”.

That was equally 40% higher than the OMG low of 2012 which you covered so heavily at the time.

4.725 x 10^6 km^2 on 18th Sept 2021
3.387 x 10^6 km^2 on 22th Sept 2012
4.155 x 10^6 km^2 on 18th Sept 2007

In fact only 3 years since 2007 have been higher than this year: 2009, 2013,and 2014. All events which you failed to report as well , of course.

I presume as professional journalists you are familiar with the concept of *lying by omission*. This is exactly what you are doing in providing readers with last years figure while deliberately choosing not provide them with the substantially higher ice coverage of this year.

This year was 13% higher than in 2007; 40% higher than the low of 2012; 23% higher than last year, yet you deliberately fail to report all these facts and provide a deliberately misleading impression of ever decreasing Arctic ice coverage.

If this “crisis” is as bad and as certain as you make out, why do you need to lie and mislead?

This LYING by omission needs to stop and the article requires a rapid and timely correction.

Regards, Greg Goodman.

Reply to  Greg
October 26, 2021 7:03 am

They will blank you. Your email went into the trash and they will not reply.

Your best bet – for a reply alone – is the BBC, they do that much at least.

I’ve mailed the Guardian, BBC and Sky (UK) It blows off some steam, but they aren’t interested.

Reply to  fretslider
October 26, 2021 9:41 am

The Graun do reply ( when they think they come up with an excuse ).
Usually when I give them a roasting they put me in the sin bin for 7-10 days. I just change accounts and send them another.

If you are not binned they send a automatic reply, so you know it at least got read when you gave them a bollocking.

John the Econ
October 26, 2021 7:27 am

I stopped caring after I was supposedly killed by climate inaction decades ago.

October 26, 2021 8:43 am

It may sound like a broken record but the media, world wide, has been bought and directed by the Marxist cabal. Davos, Club of Rome, COP, etc? All attended by useful idiots hoping to gain a place in history.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  markl
October 26, 2021 10:06 am

Don’t forget all that taxpayers’ free money waiting in the wings to flow rapidly into their bank accounts!!!

October 26, 2021 8:47 am

A list of disasters from the whole 17th century?

when just this year we have truly catastrophic and exceptional rain events in Germany, china (twice), Turkey, New York and E America, India and Nepal, plus a atmospheric river in California…

This following heatwaves in America (6, including one truly record event), turkey, Greece (record temps), Sicilly (record for Europe), Finland, E Europe and Russia, Iran and sundry other places… a record season for fires too.

It must be hard doing all that explaining away as the adverse impacts mount…

Reply to  griff
October 26, 2021 9:05 am

And yet this year is substantially cooler than last year

How does that work, griff?

Alan the Brit
Reply to  fretslider
October 26, 2021 10:10 am

Don’t ask him too many difficult questions, otherwise his brain will start to hurt, more than it usually does!!!

Reply to  Alan the Brit
October 26, 2021 3:00 pm

griff + brain = oxymoron.

Michael S. Kelly
Reply to  Alan the Brit
October 27, 2021 4:03 am

Where is E America?

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Michael S. Kelly
October 29, 2021 7:59 am

Absolutely no idea!!!

Richard Page
Reply to  griff
October 26, 2021 9:12 am

Don’t be such a delusional asshole Griffy. None of those events are particularly exceptional or really all that unusual. If you actually had a working, functional brain cell you’d have been able to see the history of these places and realise it happens there quite a lot. Nothing is ‘mounting up’ except for the panic and hysteria between your ears. If you really cannot tell the difference between the fantasy you’re regurgitating, and reality; then I suggest, once more, that you need serious professional help. In the short term, it might help if you switch off all news items and just concentrate on your colouring books and crayons dear.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  griff
October 26, 2021 9:48 am

“… plus a atmospheric river in California…”

Half of all the precipitation every year comes from the Pacific atmospheric river. In 1997, a Pineapple Express dropped rain on the snow in January up to 11,000 feet elevation. In the vicinity of Bucks Lake, it flash melted the snow, which ran off in the the sparsely-vegetated Serpentine Canyon of the Feather River, taking out steel suspension bridges high above the Summer water level, and dropping gravel in campgrounds. It was probably only because PG&E had several shallow hydroelectric dams along the river that there wasn’t significant damage in Oroville. I had once remarked to a meteorologist I was working with that it was probably a once in 1,000-year flood (despite the same bridges being taken out in 1964). His remark was that is was probably a maximum possible flood.

See the Great Flood of 1862: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floods_in_California

Dave Fair
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
October 26, 2021 2:29 pm

Please, Clyde; history is not Griff’s strong suit. If it didn’t happen today, it never happened.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  griff
October 26, 2021 10:09 am

Still awaiting a common courtesy reply to my as yet unanswered questions, you gutless snivelling coward!!! It’s been many weeks now, just answer the question, why when their was over 19 times as much CO2 in the atmosphere a few million years ago was the Earth smack bang in the middle of an Ice-Age??? ANSWER THE QUESTION, man!!!

Reply to  griff
October 26, 2021 11:32 am

Since we’ve got everything so mucked up, griff, would you do us the courtesy of defining the RIGHT temperature? The RIGHT amount of rain, heat waves, storms, etc? I notice that you never seem to answer that. If we need to “fix” something you should be able to define exactly what the “fixed” state is.

Bruce Cobb
Reply to  griff
October 26, 2021 11:36 am

Psssssttt! Griffiepoo, it’s called w-e-a-t-h-e-r. Can you say weather? I knew you could. And guess what? We are bombarded with reports of weather 24/7 now, usually by overexcited, hyperventilating weather people, because weather sells.
In the 17th century? Not so much.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
October 26, 2021 2:33 pm

But the weather sure the hell impacted people more in the 17th Century. Weather-related deaths are on a long-term decline, despite increasing population. The Griff’s of the world want the benefits of an industrial society but don’t understand the tradeoffs involved in any human endeavor.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Dave Fair
October 29, 2021 8:04 am

If I was ever stranded on a desert island with Griffy baby, I wouldn’t sleep that easy, he strikes me as the type to terminate all of his fellow “strandees”, one by one by stealth, until all the resources gathered by the survivors were all his & his alone!!! I suspect he is no team player when confronted with such a situation!!!

Dave Fair
Reply to  griff
October 26, 2021 2:26 pm

Please reconcile your science-free recent weather observations with all of CliSciFi’s UN IPCC reportage saying weather events have not deteriorated over the historical period. Either they are wrong or you are. Do you have statistics to back up your fear mongering? They do.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Dave Fair
October 26, 2021 3:20 pm

Statistics aren’t griff’s strong suit either!

Reply to  griff
October 26, 2021 6:29 pm

and this kind of thing has never happened before ? .. eveh ? anywhere ?

Reply to  griff
October 27, 2021 10:50 am

Griff, How many people or square miles does an event have to effect to be significant? How rare does it have to be?

If fire, flood, rain, drought, and wind events were evenly timed, there would 385 ‘once-per-century’ events that affect a million people every single year. You listed 20, many of which don’t even fall into that category.

Remember – any week you DON’T learn of a NEW disaster(s) affecting more than 7 million people is a week that’s below average for a completely stable climate.

October 26, 2021 9:38 am

Abort! Abort! We’re no longer viable.

Reply to  n.n
October 26, 2021 10:31 am

Well Griff certainly isn’t

October 26, 2021 10:17 am

I thought we all d!ed when they rescinded Net Neutrality.

Sweet Old Bob
October 26, 2021 10:36 am

“The Guardian has clearly lost its grip as well! They’ll probably try to tell us next that we all died last year. ”

Is that their excuse for circulation dropping ?

Reply to  Sweet Old Bob
October 26, 2021 2:01 pm

which is why Grauniad is constantly bombarding me with “nag nag whine whine” crap each time I am unlucky enough to get sent onto their web site

Any newspaper that is that desperate for my hard earned cash clearly believes
a/ they are cleverer than me and
b/ used to spending other people’s money without any conscience.

Happens to apply to the BBC too, except that shower lace it with “register now” for the fake news factory, “supplying the best quality BS in town”…

Reply to  pigs_in_space
October 26, 2021 6:46 pm

when news sites block me I just X out & go to another site. I know I can go to another site & find the same story & will be able to read it. I think their greed overrules their common sense & they cut their nose off to spite their face.

Hoyt Clagwell
October 26, 2021 2:11 pm

Reminds me of a classic Steve Martin bit:

The public has a short memory. That’s why all these big stars do these crazy, terrible things and two years later they’re back in the biz, you know. ‘Cause the public has a short memory. Let me give you a little test, okay? This is my thesis — the public has a short memory and, like– How many people remember, a couple of years ago, when the Earth blew up? How many people? See? So few people remember. And you would think that something like that, people would remember. But NOOO! You don’t remember that? The Earth blew up and was completely destroyed? And we escaped to this planet on the giant Space Ark? Where have you people been? And the government decided not to tell the stupider people ’cause they thought that it might affect– [dawning realization, looks around] Ohhhh! Okay! Uh, let’s move on!

Steve Martin

Alexander Vissers
October 27, 2021 12:29 am

An Icelandic tourist guide told me on climate change “enjoy it while it lasts”, I tell my children to embrace our (Dutch) climate improvement, who needs cold summers and freezing winters?

Y. Knott
October 28, 2021 5:54 am

LOVE the photo, but… climbing that rock in spike heels? – she’s a braver man than I! 😉

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