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“Warmest Year” Brings Record Harvests For UK

November 6, 2014

By Paul Homewood

 

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https://uk.news.yahoo.com/warmest-warning-issued-131014113.html

 

From YAHOO News:

 

The UK is on course to experience the warmest and one of the wettest years since records began more than a century ago – sparking fears that future droughts and flash floods could cost lives.

New figures published by the Met Office show the period from January to October this year has been the warmest since records began in 1910 while it has also been the second wettest.

Unless November and December are extremely cold, 2014 will enter the record books as the hottest ever.

Experts say the increase is the result of climate change and warn that it could place a burden on the NHS as Britons struggling to cope with predicted heatwaves end up in hospital.

Bob Ward, policy director at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change at the London School of Economics and Political Science, said the elderly and those with health problems are particularly at risk and could end up dying in the heat.

He warned that as Britain warms up it will also grow wetter – raising the spectre of flash floods with could cost lives and cause billions of pounds of damage to households and businesses.

 

 

Only a paid propagandist for global warming could warn us of droughts, after such a wet spell!

As for Yahoo, I am not sure why a “warning” needs to be issued. Either way, both they and Ward miss the point totally. There have been no heatwaves; on the contrary it has been a very pleasant summer, ranking 15th warmest since 1910.

When the statistics come in later this month, we are likely to see premature winter deaths much lower than last year. Meanwhile, a mild winter has enabled everybody to save on energy costs.

But the biggest news story of the lot has been the fantastic news that agricultural yields and output have hit record highs, thanks to the mild, wet winter, early spring and sunny summer.

 

 

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http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/05/hot-dry-weather-cereal-harvest-british-farmers

 

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http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/14/ideal-weather-brings-bumper-uk-apple-harvest

 

 

DEFRA have now published full, provisional statistics for this year’s harvest.

 

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https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/362369/structure-2014-wheatbarleyproduction-10oct14.pdf

 

And they comment:

 

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https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/364157/structure-jun2013prov-UK-16oct14.pdf

 

 

Wheat yields now stand at record high levels, recovering from low levels last year (cold spring) and 2012 (cold,damp summer).

 

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https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/structure-of-the-agricultural-industry-in-england-and-the-uk-at-june

 

 

All of this is excellent news for farmers, the nation and families who will benefit from lower prices. 

Of course, none of this has the slightest to do with “climate change”. With three of the last four years being the coldest since 1996 in the UK, this year’s warm weather has been just that – weather.

No month this year has been the warmest on record. It is simply that nine out of ten months this year have been above average. As the Met Office say,

Things like climate change you look at over a long period of time because we look at trends. So we can’t say it is warmer than other years because of climate change. It could just be natural variation

  

But with the Met Office projecting milder, wetter winters and sunny, dry summers, it seems clear that climate change will bring significant benefits to the UK. Not that you will hear any of this from the “expert” Bob Ward!

6 Comments
  1. Andy DC permalink
    November 6, 2014 5:30 pm

    Here in the US, we also had a fabulous growing season in our corn and soybean growing regions. A mild summer with good timely rains. Record crops with respect to both total grain and yields per acre.

    When you also consider 3 below normal tornado seasons, 9 years without a major landfalling hurricane and below normal wildfires, a case can be made that US weather has been much better than usual. Yet the propaganda continues unabated.

  2. November 6, 2014 9:00 pm

    Reblogged this on the WeatherAction News Blog.

  3. Joe Public permalink
    November 6, 2014 11:12 pm

    “Experts say the increase is the result of climate change and warn that it could place a burden on the NHS as Britons struggling to cope with predicted heatwaves end up in hospital.”

    The so-called “experts” are so f@cking dim, as to not to realise extra warmth in winter saves more UK lives than the isolated heatwaves of summer. The consequence also reduces the burden on the NHS.

  4. John F. Hultquist permalink
    November 7, 2014 1:58 am

    Use a search site with the term “spray bottle” with the images tab. Get a couple of these and on a hot day sneak up on someone and send a mist of H2O over them. This is a lot of fun and when they realize they are not dead, they will thank you.
    When it is very cold you can hand a person a hot potato. It is a lot more work, doesn’t do much, and wastes a potato.
    We deal with temperatures in excess of 38° C (100° F), as do millions of people, almost every year. The Wikipedia site claims the highest temperature ever recorded in the UK was Faversham, Kent on 10 August 2003 when it “soared” to 38.5° C (101.3° F). We were in Arizona (Tucson) when the temp was 47° C (117° F). It is easier to deal with heat than with excessive cold. Been there too.

  5. November 7, 2014 3:48 am

    Catastrophe was predicted, and instead we get mostly pleasant weather and bumper crops. Global so-called Warming never amounted to anything outside of well-recorded historic records.

  6. Brian H permalink
    December 3, 2014 12:11 am

    Crops or ‘sperts? Who to believe? Hmmmm….

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