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Kathy’s Top Of The Pops At The Puff Host

May 11, 2015
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By Paul Homewood

 

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http://lubbockonline.com/filed-online/2015-05-08/hayhoe-chosen-top-10-environmental-leader-huffington-post#.VVByj5N2FOg

 

According to the Lubbock Journal:

Katharine Hayhoe’s reputation as one of the world’s leading experts on climate change continues to grow.

Hayhoe, an associate professor in the department of political science and director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech, was named to the top 10 list of environmental leaders by Huffington Post.

The Huffington Post top 10 list is part of a celebration of the organization’s 10th anniversary. Post editors sought to recognize leaders who are reshaping the environmental movement now and into the future. Hayhoe was chosen for her work in bridging the gaps in communication of climate change to the general public.

  

And no, it’s not April 1st!

Time then to recall some of the junk that our Kathy has come out with over the years:

 

 

 

1) In an interview with Yale Environment 360 back in August, which was published in the UK by the Guardian as well as newspapers in the US, she was asked “have you seen sizeable increases in average temperatures that could be defined as climate change?”. She replied ““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 Oklahoma”.

   REALITY – Katharine was using 1965 as her base point, the bottom point of a cool period in the 60’s. Temperatures in the last 30 years are similar to the period 1920-1950 and the long term trend is down.

https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2011/11/25/whats-katharine-hiding/

 

2) In the same interview she says “our weather is becoming much more extreme, where it’s either feast or famine. I’ve been here [Lubbock]  for five years and in five years we’ve had the longest dry period on record,”

REALITY – The dry period she refers to, 2005/6, is a common event. Texas weather records show similar dry spells about every 5 years.

https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2011/11/28/katharine-and-the-texas-drought/

 

3) In that interview she also says “I’ve been here (in Lubbock) for five years and in five years …… we’ve had two 100-year rain events.”.

     REALITY – There was one localised storm in Lubbock, which was similar in intensity to one in 1981. The next heaviest was 83mm, which is the sort seen every 3 or 4 years.

https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2011/12/12/katharine-and-the-missing-rain/

 

4) She also told Yale 360, “our weather (in Lubbock) is becoming much more extreme”.

REALITY – Not according to the National Weather Service in Lubbock, who say “The horizontal line across the graph below is a 30 year running average of the record, which doesn’t show any notable trend. In looking at the graph, it appears that the first 40 years of record show more year to year variability and include a disproportionate number of very wet and very dry years when compared to the last 40 years of records.”

https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2011/12/15/even-the-national-weather-service-says-hayhoe-is-talking-tripe/

 

5) She also claimed in the interview “The Northeast is particularly vulnerable to heavy precipitation events, not just rainstorms, but snowstorms. We’ve already seen a 50-percent increase in precipitation in the Northeast”

     REALITY – NOAA show an increase of 12% since 1895.

https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2011/12/19/where-does-katharine-get-this-tripe-from/

 

6) And – “The Northeast is particularly vulnerable to heavy precipitation events, not just rainstorms, but snowstorms. We’ve already seen a 50-percent increase in precipitation in the Northeast. It’s very vulnerable to flooding; there have been an enormous amount of flooding events in the Midwest and Northeast.”

REALITY – According to the US Geological Survey – “Only one of four large regions of the United States showed a significant relationship between carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere and the size of floods over the last 100 years. This was in the southwestern region, where floods have become smaller as CO2 has increased. “

https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2011/12/20/katharines-floods/

 

7) According to Katharine – “you find that with higher temperatures you obviously need more water to provide plants with the same amount of irrigation because evaporation is a factor……..So climate change is exacerbating the problem we have, and it’s the same across most of the Southwest, which is very water-short”.

REALITY – NOAA show temperature trends across Texas and the Great Plains are flat since 1895.

https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2011/12/23/global-warming-in-texas/

 

8) In 2007, Katharine was lead author for the “Northeast Climate Impacts Assessment”, which claimed “Changes consistent with global warming are already under way across the Northeast. Since 1970, the region has been warming at a rate of nearly 0.5oF per decade. Winter temperatures have risen even faster, at a rate of 1.3oF per decade from 1970 to 2000” and “More frequent extreme-heat days (maximum temperatures greater than 90°F")”

REALITY – Again Katharine starts her analysis from the cold interval around 1970. Since 1931 the trend is only 0.02F per decade. USHCN records also show a decline in days over 90F.

https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2011/12/28/katharines-northeast-climate-impacts-assessment/

 

9) The Northeast Climate Impacts Assessment also claimed “An increase in heavy rainfall events”, and “Less precipitation falling as snow and more as rain”

REALITY – USHCN records show no trend towards more heavy rainfall events over the last 100 years. Snowfall levels also show no such trend and are higher in the last decade than in the 1940’s.

https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2011/12/30/katharines-northeast-climate-impacts-assessmentpart-ii/

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8 Comments
  1. Ben Vorlich permalink
    May 11, 2015 9:45 am

    It’s the “White Coat Syndrome” a doctor or professor can spout any nonsense they like and 99.999% of the population will take it as gospel truth. It becomes an accepted unalterable truth not to be questioned, just like Ancil Keyes and cholesterol. in about 15 years we’ll move onto the good/bad cholesterol situation for anthropogenic climate change.

  2. Bloke down the pub permalink
    May 11, 2015 10:09 am

    7) According to Katharine – “you find that with higher temperatures you obviously need more water to provide plants with the same amount of irrigation because evaporation is a factor……..So climate change is exacerbating the problem we have, and it’s the same across most of the Southwest, which is very water-short”.

    With higher CO₂ levels the rate of transpiration is reduced so you obviously need less water.

  3. May 11, 2015 1:41 pm

    “…..They said it must be witchcraft, the priests all agreed,
    “Burn the evil witches”, became the priests’ creed.
    So innocent witches were burned at the stake,
    Now we all know those priests’ claims were fake.

    We can laugh at their ignorance, why were they so daft,
    To be persuaded by priests to believe in witchcraft?
    But today it’s no different, same crazy hysteria,
    Priests replaced by politicians and mainstream media.

    The days of burning witches have long since gone,
    Now it’s grants and taxation and Agenda 21.
    We don’t challenge this nonsense, we just chose to “believe”,
    Just like our forefathers we’re still so naïve….”

    Read More: http://wp.me/p3KQlH-wE

  4. May 11, 2015 1:59 pm

    But the climate change religion says you must be qualified, be an actual climate scientist to understand and discuss climate stuff. . . so an associate professor of political science is qualified?? Sheesh. But then, my dad’s favorite saying was, “The only thing we learn from history, is that we don’t learn anything from history.” The older I get, the more right he was.

    • Jason Calley permalink
      September 2, 2015 1:21 pm

      Hey Charles! ” an associate professor of political science is qualified?? ”

      That makes sense, though she is obviously talking about CAGW more from the political side than from the science side.

      It is funny though, how the warmists can claim that Freeman Dyson is unqualified to speak on climate because “he is only a physicist” but Hayhoe is qualified because she is in political science. That says a lot about CAGW.

  5. John F. Hultquist permalink
    May 11, 2015 3:32 pm

    I do not wish to visit the Puffery site to find out the other 9. Weepy Bill? That Science Guy? Barry O? Lewandowsky? Cook? Hansen? … Henny Penny?

  6. May 11, 2015 10:20 pm

    So the serial 9th Commandment breaker is considered something good by huffpo?

    Figueres.

  7. 4TimesAYear permalink
    September 3, 2015 8:39 am

    Reblogged this on 4timesayear's Blog.

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