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Does Geoffrey Lean Ever Check His Facts?

October 29, 2014
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By Paul Homewood  





According to the incredibly dim Geoffrey Lean:


It’s been a frequent debating point from climate sceptics. Recent cold winters in Britain and Europe, they often say, undermine the case that the world is growing warmer. Scientists have tended to reply that that is to mix up the short-term effects of weather in a particular region with long term climate change, and that the cold winters therefore are of little significance.

But now new research suggests that both are wrong – that the icy weather is indeed evidence of change but that, counterintuitively, it reinforces the case for global warming rather than the reverse.

Research at Tokyo University and Japan’s national Institute of Polar Research – published in the current issue of the journal Nature Geoscience – has linked the cold winters with the “rapid decline of Arctic sea ice”, caused by warming, over the past decade.

The most comprehensive computer modelling study on the issue to date, it concludes the risk of severe winters in Europe and Northern Asia has doubled as the result of the climate change.



Apparently nobody has told the Russians.





Meanwhile grant grabbing scientists continue to get away with telling outright lies.

  1. October 29, 2014 12:38 pm

    There it is, that word again:

    Everything is topsy turvy.

    It’s time someone told the emperor he has no clothes on.

  2. October 29, 2014 12:57 pm

    So what caused the cold winters when the ice was melting? What caused the warm winters when the ice was melting? What caused the cold winters when the ice was growing?
    It is hilarious watching these fools try to explain all this away; they have not the brains to pack up their tents, steal off into the night and let the idiot politicians carry the can. After all sensible “scientists” said it “could”, “maybe”, “possibly”, “might”, “in theory” but only politicians said “It will”. That is your “Get Out Of Jail Free” card; use it now and keep what little dignity & reputation that you have left.

  3. Ron C. permalink
    October 29, 2014 1:06 pm

    They know it has been cooling and that it is likely to continue cooling. So they begin the narrative the cooling is proof of warming. Doublethink anyone?
    We will hear more and more of such until an El Nino presents and excuse to talk again about temperatures rising.

  4. October 29, 2014 2:30 pm

    To answer your question regarding Mr Lean. No. Or if he does, it may be that he skews the article to suit his own purposes.

    Lean is the man who, around about the time the Maldives prime minister’s nonsense about imminent swamping by the waves was blown out of the water, wrote a sizeable article totally bereft of accurate data, about the Maldives, FROM that Indian Ocean holiday destination to which allegedly he had received the benefit of an expenses paid visit.

    It is not worth reading what he writes, it is merely there to fill in some of the space between the adverts. Numbers matter not at all to him. What matters to him is his lucrative job. Just like most of the other warmist rent seekers.

    • Ben Vorlich permalink
      October 30, 2014 10:13 am

      From his picture it looks like a lot of expenses paid for lunches are involved, probably with a high carbon footprint.

  5. October 29, 2014 2:53 pm

    sorry was is necessary to go any further than the title ?
    “Does Geoffrey Lean Ever Check His Facts?”
    Much as I dislike simply dismissing an idea cos of the source, there comes a point from experience when you can predict an outcome e.g. “Geoffrey Lean” article with salient facts in
    .. is just as likely as a tossed coin landing standing up on it’s edge

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