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Katharine Says We Can Control The Climate

August 30, 2013

By Paul Homewood


According to Katharine Hayhoe:-




But, there again, Katharine thought that she saw climate change in an increase in Texas winter temperatures. Interviewed by Yale 360, she was asked:-


“have you seen sizeable increases in average temperatures that could be defined as climate change?”

Her reply, from Lubbock, Texas:-


“What we’ve actually seen, at least in West Texas, is an increase primarily in winter temperatures. Our very cold days are getting less frequent and our winter temperatures are increasing in nearly every station we look at across Texas ”.


And the reality?





A trend of 0.0C per decade.

Nice one Katharine!


And they call themselves scientists!

  1. Andy DC permalink
    August 31, 2013 7:24 pm

    You are obviously a tool of big oil and the Koch brothers in order to have the utter nerve to show actual, unadulterated temperature data!

  2. Brian H permalink
    August 31, 2013 10:07 pm

    Ah, but if you start your graph in 1979, you get a nice upslope! Unfortunately getting flatter lately, but …

  3. Terbreugghen permalink
    September 1, 2013 4:36 am

    Thanks, Paul. I went to the NOAA site and played around a bit. While it is true that the graph for Texas shows no upward or downward temperature trend in the period claimed, when you use the NOAA application to investigate the contiguous US, or the Global environment, the graphs are much different, and do show an upward trend in temperature.

    I waited to see some comments before I weighed in. I agree with you that Ms. Hayhoe’s comments are inaccurate. But the bigger picture does seem to support the idea of a significant large scale (national/international) temperature increase.

    I’m with you, and regularly cite this blog to my climate catastrophist peers. But it is also unavoidable to note that we HAVE significantly altered the chemistry of the earth’s atmosphere over the last century or so. (think about what it takes to shift the entire atmosphere’s CO2 content 30%!)

    I do not think that CO2 plays the role in climate that the AGW crowd is claiming. Nor do I think we’ll see a runaway greenhouse effect, though we may see a new equilibrium. Finally, I view the entire enviro-socialist green movement as a way to move control of industrial and commercial energy from the (relatively) free market to appointed government authorities, who will undoubtedly hold national populations hostage simply because they will have the power and incentive to do so.

    How do you see this?

    • September 1, 2013 9:57 am

      There has certainly been a small amount of warming since the LIA. Some of this will be natural rebound, some UHI, and maybe some due to GHG.

      Alarmists have latched onto the uptick after 1970’s, and attempted to project this forward, but it is now clear that much of this was PDO related. There is also no evidence, only models, to back up the forecasts of much larger increases to come.

      The interesting thing about Hayhoe’s comments, was that when asked a straight question – “have you seen sizeable increases in average temperatures that could be defined as climate change” – instead of admitting that the answer was no as far as Texas was concerned, she opted to give a thoroughly misleading and deceptive answer. I think that says a lot about the integrity of many of our climate scientists today.

    • glenncz permalink
      September 2, 2013 3:50 am

      >think about what it takes to shift the entire atmosphere’s CO2 content 30%!

      To think that we changed the atmosphere 50 ppm or .005%, or 1 in 20,000 parts of the atmosphere has changed! Yeah, that’s what I’m worried about. Considering the other factors that DEFINITELY affect our climate like ocean cycles(the main driver), water vapor concentration, clouds, the sun (in a number of possible ways) and planetary orbits. Sure, that .005% change is the driver or shall I say “the drivel”. And it certainly possible that Man only a minor role in raising atmosphere CO2 concentration, because the real climate drivers warmed the earth and ocean a tad, which likely caused the oceans to release CO2 to the atmosphere, and let us not forget land use changes = deforestation which could also be a factor in CO2.

    • Brian H permalink
      October 4, 2013 6:27 am

      It is not at all clear we did so. CO2 has followed temperature by about 800 years historically, and that was about the tail end of the Medieval Warm period. Lagged outgassing may be the real cause.

  4. September 3, 2013 6:54 pm

    What unnerves me is that she comes out with these inanities wearing that smiley face that looks like it belongs on a BoBo Doll.

    (I can’t tell; is she on speed?)

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