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Peter Stanford Gets It Wrong Again

August 21, 2016

By Paul Homewood 




He does not get any better, does he? This was Peter Stanford’s little contribution last Sunday.

Note his forecast that temperatures would hit 35C, or even higher.

As I reported on Thursday, temperatures only reached 27C, and that was almost certainly a fohn effect.

As far as the Central England temperature was concerned, it peaked at just 24.1C on Wednesday. Far from being the hottest August day for 13 years, it was simply the hottest since last year!


How much longer will the Telegraph allow itself to be embarrassed by Mr Stanford?

  1. 1saveenergy permalink
    August 21, 2016 11:58 am

    “How much longer will the Telegraph allow itself to be embarrassed by Mr Stanford? ”

    As long as it sells newspapers !

    • August 21, 2016 6:11 pm

      Or as long as he can get his nonsense past dopey warmist-oriented sub-editors?

  2. NeilC permalink
    August 21, 2016 12:19 pm

    If they continue in this vane of “greenery” they will be losing me as a subscriber (30 odd years). I am getting sick and tired of the nonsense spouted some of their journalists.

    Ever since Philip Eden stopped reporting on weather facts, the telegraph has become a cesspit of various green, weather ignorant reporters.

    • August 21, 2016 1:24 pm

      But even Eden in his latter days couldn’t resist the obligatory bow to global warming.

      That said, I think we are in danger of becoming a bit hyper-sensitised. This sort of hype has been on the go since I were a lad, and that’s a year or two since. “Phew! What a scorcher!” has been a stock headline for as long as I can remember but we never used to take it seriously and I doubt anyone does now, at least for longer than it takes to read the first paragraph, mutter ‘same old, same old’, and move on to the tits or the sport.
      Or in the case of we intellectuals, Matt’s cartoon!

      • Annie permalink
        August 22, 2016 7:26 am

        Matt’s cartoons are our main reason for reading the Telegraph.

      • The Right Honourable Clifton Hugh Lancelot de Verdon Baron Wrottesley permalink
        August 22, 2016 11:43 am

        Very true, Annie. Plus some of Charles Moore’s columns.

      • Scallywag permalink
        August 26, 2016 7:36 am

        Matt’s cartoons, Charles Moore, Janet Daley and C Booker in the Sunday Telegraph. Otherwise scarcely worth reading anymore. Too much fence sitting, it seems to me, on most issues. Cancelled my subscription about 2 years ago.

  3. Mr GrimNasty permalink
    August 21, 2016 4:53 pm

    He should have published it today, would have been more accurate, somewhere will probably nudge 30C this week, and with that heat and the sun beating down on city concrete and airport tarmac all day, some freak locality might super-heat. The models for the start of September seem to be suggesting that things will be cooling off in Europe so any further serious heat is probably off the cards after this last plume.

  4. Paul2 permalink
    August 21, 2016 8:42 pm

    Shakes heads slowly.

    He’s finally lost it.

    I just can’t explain it.

    • August 22, 2016 7:55 am

      He lost it some time ago, it now become embarrassing. He is just not worth reading anymore, when you realise that if he can write that tripe then is anything else he writes got any true in it.

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