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Nice One Julia!

December 21, 2015

By Paul Homewood 





The chief scientist at the Met Office has called an urgent meeting to discuss the effects of climate change, saying the melting of the arctic may be causing the UK’s recent spate of perishing weather.

After a winter in which temperatures dropped as low as −15.6C, Dr Julia Slingo told ITV News global warming may be responsible for the extreme weather, saying she would be convening with top scientists to try and understand how the arctic melt was affecting the UK.

She told the broadcaster: "If this is how climate change could manifest itself, then we need to understand that as a matter of urgency

"We are beginning to think that our climate is being disrupted by the warming of the arctic that we’ve observed very dramatically since 2007.

"It definitely seems like the warming of the arctic is "loading the dice" over cold dry winters."   











Nice one, Julia!

  1. saveenergy permalink
    December 21, 2015 6:19 pm

    in the so called ‘hottest year ever’ with “unprecedented melting” everywhere!! we find that by Dec 21st (the first day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere) –

    • The arctic had gained ~ 1.5million sq kM more ice than at the same date last year (that’s bigger than South Africa).

    • 37% of USA & >98% of Canada is under snow.

    • Scandinavia, Siberia, Western China – all have early deep snow this year.
    (Europe should stay mild until mid Jan)

    •Since Sept 2015, Greenland has been accumulating ~3billion tons of ice per day !!

    •73 snowfields survived the 2015 summer in Scotland. (The most in last 21 years)

    •Antarctica continues growing by ~ 82billion tons/year & is ~120,000 sq kM larger than the 33yr average.

    Courtesy of – British Antarctic Survey, Danish Meteorological Institute, UK Met-office, NASA & NOAA.

  2. Ian Magness permalink
    December 21, 2015 6:24 pm

    Perfect, just perfect. Should be put alongside the great earlier prediction about “enjoy snow while you can etc”, and Slingo’s recent loaded comment about “of course, you shouldn’t directly link a particular weather event with global warming but…this is exactly what we expect.. etc”.
    Seems Slingo is, to coin a phrase, happy to sway with the wind. Shame she doesn’t appear to know much about that wind, however…

  3. December 21, 2015 6:25 pm

    The memory of the media is about 45 seconds. Orwell’s black-is-now-white switch is no longer bizarre, but just scary. The fact that Orwell came up with the 1984 political chicanery after a life in Britain makes me wonder what else we have been told that is, in fact, absolutely the reverse.

    In Canada our black-is-now-white is the polar bear population. Every ground-based group you read about says polar bears are up in numbers, and, in fact, thick ice impedes their hunting and survival. But the press and the government groups say there are less bears and thin ice leads to polar bear starvation.

    Do you think that the world would say we had to build more coal plants if Greenpeace came out with a report saying a CO2 reduction at this time would lead to a “browning” of the world, a reduction in prey for the planet’s predators, and starvation in poor countries with a reduction in agricultural output? Will the motto of Greenpeace 2050 be a cooling tower with its steam photoshopped to look like particulates and CO2?

    Julia could be the Greenpeace Director Emeritus then.

  4. December 21, 2015 6:59 pm

    Any news on “record” temperatures on Friday/Saturday?

    The last I saw, the BBC were talking about “NEAR record temperatures” for the 17th “just 6/10 of a degree away from setting a record” (so not a record) and the best they could come up with for the night of 18th/19th was that it was “the warmest December night for SEVERAL years”.
    A real attempt to make it sound like a record, when it wasn’t.

  5. markl permalink
    December 21, 2015 7:06 pm

    People are taking notice of the bizarre proclamations being attributed to Global Warming. Will we fry or freeze to death? Will the oceans rise 10 feet by the end of this century submerging coastal areas or will they continue their slow rise as normal? Will the polar bears disappear because they have no food or will we have to start culling them because there’s too many of them and they don’t have enough food? Is excess CO2 going to cause catastrophic warming or will it lead to the world being inundated by vegetation leaving us no place to live? The possibilities are endless and the people are on to the scam. People will freeze to death in Europe this winter due to lack of reliable or affordable energy…..what will they blame that on?

  6. Joe Public permalink
    December 21, 2015 7:12 pm

    From the Met Office start-of-Dec report:

    “However there has been a sharp north-south contrast at times with much colder air over Scotland and some frosts.”

    More accurate & less alluding to climate change would be the conclusion from their diagram:

    “However there has been a sharp north-south contrast at times with much cooler air over Scotland and some frosts.”

  7. john cooknell permalink
    December 21, 2015 7:56 pm

    Samuel Pepys 21st jan 1661

    It is strange what weather we have had all this winter; no cold at all; but the ways are dusty, and the flyes fly up and down, and the rose-bushes are full of leaves, such a time of the year as was never known in this world before here.

    House Of Lords 11th jan 1662

    The Fast to be observed in Westm. Abbey, and the Bp. of St. David’s to preach.
    ¶Whereas His Majesty hath been pleased, by Proclamation, upon the Unseasonableness of the Weather, to command a general and public Fast, to be religiously and solemnly kept, within the Cities of London and Westm. and Places adjacent: It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled.

    Samuel Pepys15 jan 1662

    fast day ordered by the Parliament, to pray for more seasonable weather; it having hitherto been summer weather, that it is, both as to warmth and every other thing, just as if it were the middle of May or June, which do threaten a plague (as all men think) to follow, for so it was almost the last winter; and the whole year after hath been a very sickly time to this day

    • saveenergy permalink
      December 21, 2015 8:31 pm

      Nice find

    • Graeme No.3 permalink
      December 21, 2015 9:28 pm

      1665 and 1666 had warm dry summers also. Might explain how the great fire took hold.

  8. BLACK PEARL permalink
    December 21, 2015 8:13 pm

    Spoken like the true political animal that she is, covering her butt as the world starts to cool in the new solar cycle and meandering jet stream.
    Shes got her Dame title now, so time to put her out to grass on tax payers inflated pension.

  9. December 22, 2015 11:55 am

    2016 forecast: even more unprecedented confusion and misdirection from the Met Office.

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