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Back To School For Comrade Harrabin!

January 5, 2016

By Paul Homewood

 

h/t Craigm350

 

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35228779

 

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Phew!!!

26 Comments leave one →
  1. David Richardson permalink
    January 5, 2016 11:46 am

    Well he usually exaggerates a bit, but that is extreme even for him.

    • tom0mason permalink
      January 6, 2016 12:11 am

      Allow me please to speak-up for comrade Harrabin by pointing out that a useful side-effect of his reports is to impart a perception of improved quality to most other BBC reports on the subject.

  2. January 5, 2016 11:56 am

    Reblogged this on WeatherAction News and commented:
    Priceless😀

  3. January 5, 2016 12:09 pm

    Actually this is pretty restrained for Harrabin.

    I think Professor Allen is more extreme and have emailed him on the subject.

    Apparently the UKMO agrees with me.

    • January 5, 2016 1:35 pm

      Was he the idiot interviewed on Today this morning by a crawling woman interviewer? An Oxford” professor” was spouting about the record temperatures and how the models predicted this. We should gratefully pour more money into computer models of the climate.

  4. Graeme No.3 permalink
    January 5, 2016 12:11 pm

    Warmest December since records began in 1910???? I thought London had been settled earlier than that.
    Makes me wonder what the older records show.

  5. January 5, 2016 12:21 pm

    Roger has a new platform to espouse his beliefs:
    https://www.facebook.com/roger.harrabin/

  6. Doug Brodie permalink
    January 5, 2016 1:02 pm

    “It says climate change has raised UK temperatures by around 1C (1.8F) so far, so it will be many decades before this level of extreme weather becomes the new winter norm.”

    These people always try to obfuscate the issue by confusing natural climate change with alleged man-made climate change. The IPCC claims that man-made global warming has caused only about 0.25 degC to date (since 1950). However even this is rebutted by empirical evidence which shows that man-made global warming has been negligible or even non-existent to date. The overall global warming since about 1850 has been about 0.8 degC, mostly natural even according to the IPCC. The propagandists have recently taken to rounding this up to a full 1 degC, perhaps on the basis of the recent short-term El Nino natural warming.

    They use the obfuscatory term “climate change” to suggest it is all man-made. Even the natural global warming trend, which has been going on for centuries, has been at a standstill for almost 20 years (excluding the current natural El Nino warming). Hence it is totally spurious to suggest that man-made global warming is going to create significantly higher temperatures in just “a couple of decades” when even according to the IPCC there has been at most 0.25 degC of man-made global warming in the last 70 years and none at all for almost the last 20 years.

  7. Mark Watney permalink
    January 5, 2016 1:15 pm

    It looks as though he has “corrected” the “1C (34F)” to “1C (1.8F)” but left “4C (39F)” which if not proving his credentials as a prize fool, proves his credentials as sloppy and careless!

  8. January 5, 2016 1:23 pm

    When you seek to promote lies as truth, it is hard to keep all the “non-facts” straight. Just telling the truth by using true scientific methods is a lot easier–don’t have to remember what fib you told yesterday.

  9. January 5, 2016 1:24 pm

    LOL. They have now fixed that, someone must have pointed it out.

    “It says climate change has raised UK temperatures by around 1C (1.8F) so far”

    But too dumb to notice the other one earlier in the piece

    “Mean temperatures were about 4C (39F) above the long-term average.”

    • Mark Watney permalink
      January 5, 2016 1:32 pm

      Proves Harrabin is sloppy and careless as well as a prize idiot!!

    • Mark Watney permalink
      January 5, 2016 1:37 pm

      Proof that Harrabin is sloppy and careless as well….

    • January 5, 2016 3:19 pm

      STEALTH CORRECTION again made after the article has been propagated
      ..It’s almost like it’s an intended practice.
      (Anyone can make errors, so why cover them up ?)

      AS to the 4C one I am also too dumb to notice, if that is incorrect
      Is somone going to elaborate or are we not doing RH’s somework for him again ?

      • woodentop permalink
        January 5, 2016 3:35 pm

        If delta 1C = 1,8F, delta 4C does not = 39F…

      • January 5, 2016 4:57 pm

        It depends what dataset he is talking about and what is meant by “long-term average”.
        The mean December temp, from 1961-90 for 1910 regional dataset is 3.9c and December 2015 was 7.9c, which is a difference of 4c.

      • January 5, 2016 7:19 pm

        He simply converted 4c to Fahrenheit.

  10. NeilC permalink
    January 5, 2016 3:06 pm

    Oh yes Mr Horrabin, temperatures have risen 0.9 Deg C in 356 years (since records began in 1659). 99.99% natural recovery from the little ice age.

    If you are so concerned about man-made climate change stop using any electricity, manufactured goods, or transport produced by or using fossil fuels. See how far that gets you.

  11. Bloke down the pub permalink
    January 5, 2016 5:40 pm

    On the lunchtime news slot, Sophie Raworth said that the Met office had put the blame for the recent wet weather on El Niño and the jet stream. She then handed over to Harrabin who promptly blamed climate change.

    • Roy Hartwell permalink
      January 5, 2016 6:48 pm

      Yep …..on the 6’o’clock news tonight they said quite firmly ‘the Met Office have stated the above average temperatures are due to the jet stream and El Nino ‘ Stuff THAT in your pipe, RH !!!

      • January 5, 2016 7:15 pm

        I wonder why they didn’t forecast it in advance?

  12. Richard Bell permalink
    January 5, 2016 6:11 pm

    http://www.eci.ox.ac.uk/people/mallen.html

    Man with his head in the trough …….. yum, yum, yum …… More Bull Sh** from the BBC !!!

  13. tom0mason permalink
    January 5, 2016 11:59 pm

    A Harrabin report is the very definition of failing to rise to a very low standard.
    With faux facts, fake figures, and frightening forecasts Roger Harrabin once again single-handedly rescues the BBC from informing and educating the public by offering his usual substandard level of unimaginative subjective opinion.

  14. John F. Hultquist permalink
    January 6, 2016 1:39 am

    Old joke. What is 2 + 2?
    The lawyer was interviewed last, and again the final question was, “How much is two plus two?” The lawyer drew all the shades in the room, looked outside to see if anyone was there, checked the telephone for listening devices, and then whispered, “How much do you want it to be?”

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