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Tony Brown’s Historical Perspective On Floods

December 15, 2015

By Paul Homewood 



An excellent letter in the Daily Mail today from Tony Brown:   



  1. Ian Magness permalink
    December 15, 2015 5:50 pm

    The BBC and the Met Office are desperately trying to close this man down as I write. He’s not following the narrative! He’s not being impartial – heaven forbid – only discussing the facts!
    This is disgraceful and he should be ashamed of himself.

    • Graeme No.3 permalink
      December 15, 2015 9:02 pm

      Truthful, factual and not alarmist. He will never get a job at the BBC or the Met.

  2. The Old Bloke permalink
    December 15, 2015 6:10 pm

    Excellent timing Paul, as I have just posted this info on another forum:

    This from the Meteorological Office “monthly weather report” December 1979. (Abridged)

    “Wet and Windy; Mild first half of month”

    Unsettled weather, with winds often reaching gale force, affected all parts of the U.K. throughout the month. The first two weeks were generally mild but colder weather then spread to all districts. (Note: Met Office broke the country down into districts, later to be renamed as regions, which were not the same) Showers or periods of rain occurred frequently, showers being mostly of rain early in the month but later becoming wintry with hail sleet and snow at times, particularly after mid month. Rainfall was occasionally heavy and there was widespread flooding in the South West of England and Wales during the last week. Rainfall totals were well above average almost everywhere in the U.K. with more than twice the average being recorded in many areas of England and wales. Rainfall was particularly on the 4th and 8th over parts of Wales and North West England. On the 25th and 27th excessive rainfall lead to many parts of the South West being flooded. The range of maximum temperatures recorded for all districts of the U.K. were of a minimum of 13.5 degrees (Scotland West) and 16.6 degrees (England and Wales)

    So for 2015 read 1979

  3. rah permalink
    December 15, 2015 6:18 pm

    How big of a paper is the Daily Mail over there? Anyway I’m glad to see that you folks still have your sources that will publish stuff from real Climate Scientists that does not support the scam. Refreshing to see this.

    Here in the states we in the east are having a very mild start to our winter. But then again that has been what has happened 5 out of the last 6 winters when there is an El Nino according to Joe Bastardi at

    Joe says, and has been saying for months now that for us in the eastern US winter will be late and not even really get going until January. But when it does we’re in for colder than normal temps for Jan, Feb, Mar. If the models are right we here in central Indiana and the surrounding states will have a very warm Christmas. No White Christmas for us this year.

    • December 15, 2015 6:23 pm

      Enjoy it while you can, rah. Even in Florida this winter will go out “like a lion”.

      • rah permalink
        December 15, 2015 7:41 pm

        Yep that’s the way it’s looking. Colder than normal for you and and colder than normal with higher than normal winter precip in a band arching down from NYC to the SW to North Central Texas. I HATE it when they send me to places like Atlanta or Dallas when the snow or freezing rain starts flying. At least in the NE after the first blast people can deal with it generally. But down south? Forget about it!

    • Ben Vorlich permalink
      December 15, 2015 7:06 pm

      National Newspaper circulation in the UK
      The Sun 1,978,702
      Daily Mail 1,688,727
      Daily Mirror 992,235
      Daily Telegraph 494,675
      Daily Express 457,914
      Daily Star 425,246
      The Times 396,621
      i 280,351
      Financial Times 219,444
      Daily Record 203,725
      The Guardian 185,429
      The Independent 61,338

      The Record is the Scottish version of the The Mirror, a left wing paper. The Sun, The Times and Financial Times are owned by Rupert Murdoch, Guardian readers hold the Daily Mail in contempt as a fascist rag. The Daily Express and Daily Star are stable mates. The Telegraph is right wing and Guardian left wing both regard themselves as quality purveyors of news and opinion.

      • rah permalink
        December 15, 2015 7:45 pm

        And articles from the Guardian and Telegraph are what we see linked to here in the states far more than any of the others. Thus my question. Thank you very much for going to the trouble to inform me in detail of the lay of the Newspaper land in the UK. I find it funny and yet not it is oh so typical that the Guardian, a newspaper that forbids skeptics from commenting on their website, “hold the Daily Mail in contempt as a fascist rag.”

  4. December 15, 2015 6:19 pm

    Thanks, Paul. As always, Tony Brown is correct,
    Warm is good, cold is bad, for both carbon-based animals and plants.
    In this “modern” bizarre world it is upside down. But nature doesn’t care what we think.
    CO2 feeds us, but we seem not to care and want to bury it underground.
    We have taken to grow food plants and trees to burn. We burn ethanol instead of gasoline, has humanity gone mad?

    • Dave Ward permalink
      December 15, 2015 8:10 pm

      “CO2 feeds us, but we seem not to care and want to bury it underground”

      A daft commenter on a local newspaper story recently claimed that increasing CO2 would reduce the amount of Oxygen available for humans to breathe. As a well known cricketer once said “You can not be serious”

      • saveenergy permalink
        December 16, 2015 1:02 am

        “You can not be serious” (said many times) was the catch phrase of –

        John Patrick McEnroe, Jr. (born February 16, 1959) an American former World No. 1 professional tennis player,

  5. The Old Bloke permalink
    December 15, 2015 6:26 pm

    And for the record, having just analysed a private weather reporting station’s data, which is located in Somerset, just off the M5 near Brent Knoll, the average (their terminology) temperature for a period of 7 and 8 years up to the end of November 2015 shows that the average was 11.15 degrees (Excluding December 2015). Of 2015, the average was 11.14 degrees (Excluding December). Precipitation for the same period of years average in mm was 61.74 (Excluding Dec 2015). Of 2015 (Excluding Dec) was 65.6mm

  6. John F. Hultquist permalink
    December 15, 2015 8:25 pm

    So that’s tonyb? Amazing. If I changed glasses, and put those clothes on we could pass as twins. Well, he’d have to get a short haircut, ’cause I have to keep mine short or my hard hat falls off when I work on trails in the Cascade Mountains.

    Thanks, Paul.

    There is much about the UK I would not know if not for you — and Tony Brown.

  7. December 15, 2015 10:31 pm

    Reblogged this on WeatherAction News.

  8. John F. Hultquist permalink
    December 16, 2015 6:37 am

    One link led to another and I read this: [regarding Skara Brae]
    Uncovered by a storm in 1850, the …

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