Did They Have Global Warming In 1929 As Well, Julia?
By Paul Homewood
Before anybody gets too carried away by claims of record rainfall and biblical floods, they should perhaps take a look back at the winter of 1929/30.
Both for the UK as a whole and in England, total precipitation over the three months was much higher than this winter. In England, it amounted to 33% extra.
Also the monthly rainfalls in November and December 1929 were both higher than last month’s. Clearly there is nothing unprecedented about recent weather.
The Met Office monthly reports make for instructive reading.
The British Rainfall annual publication, issued by the Met Office, adds some other relevant information for 1929/30.
- Although exceptionally wet in that winter, there had been a remarkable run of wet years, probably dating back to 1907.
- In terms of annual rainfall, 1924, 1927 and 1928 had been even wetter.
- As the map shows, the southern half of the country was worst affected, over the six winter months of October to March. (This is a similar picture to the recent pattern, except that the worst rainfall now is slightly more to the south east, rather than south west.)
Perhaps it is time that Dame Julia studied a bit of history, instead of moronically trying to blame everything on global warming.