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More WWF Propaganda About The Philippines

December 15, 2014

By Paul Homewood    




A carbon-curbing deal struck in Lima on Sunday was a watered-down compromise where national intransigence threatened the goal of a pact to save Earth’s climate system, green groups said.

The hard-fought agreement sets out guidelines for the submission of national greenhouse-gas pledges next year.

But, the groups said, initially ambitious standards became weaker the longer the talks wound on.

In a tug-of-war between rich and developing nation interests, the end result was a "lackluster plan with little scientific relevancy," said WWF’s climate expert, Samantha Smith.

"Against the backdrop of extreme weather in the Philippines and potentially the hottest year ever recorded, governments at the UN climate talks in Lima opted for a half-baked plan to cut emissions," she added.


Climate expert, is she? Then she really ought to know that extreme weather is the norm for the Philippines. And don’t just take my word for it, this is what the Philippines own Met Agency, PAGASA, has to say about typhoons:



Analysis of trends of tropical cyclone occurrence or passage within the so-called Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) show that an average of 20 tropical cyclones form and/or cross the PAR per year. The trend shows a high variability over the decades but there is no indication of increase in the frequency. However, there is a very slight increase in the number of tropical cyclones with maximum sustained winds of greater than 150kph and above (typhoon category) being exhibited during El Nino event (See Fig.10)







And extreme rainfall?


However, the trends of increases or decreases in extreme daily rainfall are not statistically significant; although, there have been changes in extreme rain events in certain areas in the Philippines. For instance, intensity of extreme daily rainfall is already being experienced in most parts of the country, but not statistically significant (see in Fig.14). Likewise, the frequency has exhibited an increasing trend, also, not statistically significant (as shown in Fig.15).

  1. Bloke down the pub permalink
    December 15, 2014 12:20 pm

    It’s good to know that there are some met agencies around the world which have yet to be corrupted by Big Green.

    • kramer permalink
      December 15, 2014 1:00 pm

      Wouldn’t be surprised if they get wind of this (no pun intended), that they’ll ‘update’ this page as needed for big global green.

  2. December 15, 2014 12:53 pm

    Here is Samantha Smith’s Linkedin page.
    It appears her qualifications are in the law related to climate change rather than climate change as such.
    Another lucrative field for lawyers!

  3. December 15, 2014 1:08 pm

    The first thing I notice is how out-of-date the data is.

    Figs 9 & 10 go to 2010; figs 14 & 15 go only to 2008.

    • David permalink
      December 15, 2014 2:41 pm

      Still it shows you the history of the weather

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