OriginThe elevation of the hockey stick and the whole global warming thing to iconic status makes it a giant with feet of clay – poorly founded and ready to crumble. Time to do some digging…
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”The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser men so full of doubts.” (Bertrand Russell). Well ain’t that so.
On the ‘About’ thread new commenter Wyss Yim said: An important key to understanding UK floods is what really drives the North Atlantic Oscillation. Natural or human-induced changes? For natural drivers we need to include submarine volcanic activity for switching … Continue reading
It’s not unusual to be reading a book quite unrelated to weather, climate, politics or anything to do with to global warming, when a little light goes on in the back of your brain and you think ‘oh – that’s … Continue reading
This news just in… After harsh criticism of its seasonal forecasts, and faced with further government cutbacks, the Met Office has developed an inexpensive new forecasting method.
The period between mid-October and mid-November is sometimes called in weather lore “Autumn Rains and Continental Trains” as one area of low pressure after another races across the Atlantic to dump rain on the UK. This year the trains are … Continue reading
Am I allowed a touch of shadenfreude? Again. Paul Homewood and Pierre Gosselin highlight the embarrassing “Just Say Anything as long as you blame Climate Change” from Met Office Chief Dame Julia Slingo. Last year it was drought: And don’t … Continue reading
It’s Groundhog Day again and I’ve a confession to make. I’ve been trying to write something on this for the past few years. I was trying for sort of imagined diary with apologies to the film of the same name. … Continue reading
This Copernicus journal thing is a mess. I think I’m most angry that the fiasco was probably preventable. I don’t have an opinion on the science other than ‘interesting’, as further than that I don’t feel qualified to comment, but … Continue reading
I’ve had a great day today! Among other things, a visit from one of my favourite clients brought an unexpected conversation. When you’re a climate skeptic, there are some things you just don’t say. Clients are well-known for giving their … Continue reading