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More Hottest Year Evah Nonsense From The BBC

November 14, 2016

By Paul Homewood 




I was at the gym this morning and watched bits of the BBC News’ headline story about the “hottest year evah”.

This was, of course, the latest propaganda effort from the WMO, timed to coincide with COP22. We have seen it all before, but here are a few random thoughts as I was riding up the Grossgloeckner.


1) As ever, there was no mention at all of the fact that satellite data shows no such thing at all, with this year running neck and neck with 1998. (UAH, for example, have this year running at 0.007C cooler than 1998.)

2) The report repeatedly showed a sidebar claiming that global warming led to more extreme weather, something for which there is absolutely no evidence at all.

This claim is repeated, on the above online report, by Petteri Taalas, WMO secretary-general:

"Because of climate change, the occurrence and impact of extreme events has risen," said Petteri Taalas.

"’Once in a generation’ heatwaves and flooding are becoming more regular


3) The online story continues this theme with the above grossly dishonest caption about droughts.

Again, there is no evidence that droughts are any worse this year than others, or that global warming has made them worse.

[WUWT has spotted that this picture actually dates back to 2006, and has now been replaced by the BBC!]


4) But the most laughable aspect of the story was their take on Donald Trump’s threat to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, which in turn showed how little they understand about that agreement.

The implication was that the Americans are being jolly unfair in not doing their bit, whilst the rest of the world were going to be busy cutting emissions. For some reason, they seem reluctant to tell viewers that it is only the western world which has pledged to reduce emissions, and that globally, as even the Paris Agreement itself acknowledged, emissions would likely rise by 15% up to 2030.


The real story, which the BBC totally avoided, is that if Trump does carry out his threat the whole scam is likely to quickly collapse. 

  1. November 14, 2016 5:20 pm

    Reblogged this on WeatherAction News and commented:
    The Ponzi scheme is close to collapse…unbelievable rates for the last few suckers investors through the doors

  2. martinbrumby permalink
    November 14, 2016 5:41 pm

    Not only has “The Western World” pledged, the USA (thanks largely to unconventional gas and oil) has actually cut emissions.
    As for the “48 least developed”, as the guy from The “Democratic” Republic of the Congo admits, they are only there in the hope of some of the promised money. (Not before time. It is believed that the ashtray in his Mercedes Maybach is now full,)

  3. AlecM permalink
    November 14, 2016 5:42 pm

    The recent El Nino was the last gasp of late 20th C warming, from natural causes plus Asian industrialisation reducing cloud albedo.

    [CO2] is now steady as ocean temperatures fall and plants grow faster, proving [CO2] is not primarily driven by anthropogenic emissions.

    Therefore the scamsters are in one last desperate attempt to deceive.

    • November 14, 2016 7:39 pm

      The BBC today reported that although El Nino had an impact on the 2016 temperature, “carbon emissions” were the most significant factor (according to wmo scientists).
      Approx. 5 minutes in.

  4. Joe Public permalink
    November 14, 2016 5:51 pm

    “’Once in a generation’ heatwaves and flooding are becoming more regular”

    Yet IPCC AR5 WG2:

    “In summary, there continues to be a lack of evidence and thus low confidence regarding the sign of trend in the magnitude and/or frequency of floods on a global scale.

    [My bold]

    • November 15, 2016 2:07 am

      . . and . .

      IPCC AR5 – Drought

      “There is not enough evidence to support medium or high confidence of attribution of increasing trends to anthropogenic forcings as a result of observational uncertainties and variable results from region to region. .

      . we conclude consistent with SREX that there is low confidence in detection and attribution of changes in drought over global land areas since the mid-20th century.”

      “Recent long-term droughts in western North America cannot definitively be shown to lie outside the very large envelope of natural precipitation variability in this region”

    • sarastro92 permalink
      November 15, 2016 5:11 pm

      The AR5 (WGI1- CH 2) debunked claims of Extreme Weather altogether. Droughts, floods, tornadoes etc. Of six categories of extreme weather only hot summer days showed a higher incidence since 1900. And since global temperatures have risen less than 1 dg C over the past 150 years, there is virtually no Climate Change to speak of. And what little climate change exists is all well within natural variations.

      One upside of Pres. Trump is that he may be induced to clean house at NSAS climate unit, NOAA, NCAR and EPA… replace the activist staff with more serious Climate Scientists who will act neutrally and let the chips fall where they may.

  5. Stonyground permalink
    November 14, 2016 5:57 pm

    Isn’t the BBC going to be in some pretty serious trouble when the climate change bubble bursts? They have been peddling lies about it for a couple of decades now. When it is finally admitted by the powers that be that the whole thing was a massive mistake, I don’t expect them to admit that it was a scam, there are going to be some pretty serious questions to answer.

    • BLACK PEARL permalink
      November 14, 2016 8:00 pm

      They’ll be in as much trouble as Gordon Brown was for selling off our Gold
      Everything just gets swept under the carpet as per usual

    • It doesn't add up... permalink
      November 14, 2016 11:47 pm

      Isn’t that when Harrabin retires, and they blame it all on him? Mind you, I was starting to think the BBC regard him as a national treasure, fit to carry on broadcasting into his 90s like Attenborough.

  6. g stuart permalink
    November 14, 2016 6:04 pm

    The BBC has mislead us so badly on this issue . So what other issues have been falsely peddled ??

    • A C Osborn permalink
      November 14, 2016 6:54 pm

      The EU, Brexit & the US election to name a few.

      • November 14, 2016 7:21 pm

        Add Saudi Arabian actions in Yemen (the good guys bombing people), Russian support for the regime in Syria (the bad-guys bombing people), American policy on Russia under Obama etc.etc.

    • November 14, 2016 7:27 pm

      Almost every word that comes out of the BBC is biased and nuanced to get their climate change/NWO message across. Anti-British, anti-white, anti-democratic, you name it they’ve sullied it.

    • Peter Owen permalink
      November 14, 2016 8:16 pm

      I was reading an article about the Orgrave “riot” yesterday.
      According to this article in “The Week”, The BBC reported, in effect, that the striking miners had attacked the police. The fact is that the police heavy-handedly resisted the miners and used police horses to charge the picket line. After a while the miners got fed up and threw stones at the police lines.

      The BBC news showed these events in the REVERSE order.

      Many miners were arrested and held and charged. NO prosecutions resulted because the evidence would not hold up in court

      • November 15, 2016 5:46 pm

        Yorkshire policing has created a reputation for fairness that exceeds the Met and the “serious crime squad”, but will it ever be investigated…..???

    • tom0mason permalink
      November 15, 2016 9:09 am

      BBC new logo says it all

  7. Athelstan permalink
    November 14, 2016 6:23 pm

    NOAA, Penn State, GISS fiddled the figures….. wot again?!

    Circa 2015, T data sets were ‘reset’ had to be, I mean world temps were not playing ball – it was not showing up so much – know wot I mean innit?……… coz the propaganda drive at the beginning of event Obama care for the world ‘n’ crusade Paris yo – saving da planet man, where’s Beyonce and Leo?

    The WMO are quite possibly and in the face of some very severe competition, it is therefore some tag to be named as the most biased, useless bunch of lying paper clip counters the world ….ah well, western taxpayers anyways has ever had the misfortune to be forced to fund.

    I don’t care, the temps in my backyard have been average, they always nearly are, the rain falls and the sun do shine – thank the Lord and meanwhile the uses this lamentable BBC claim among thousands of similarly exaggerated excreta to browbeat me into funding the lunacy of the green agenda and more expensive though problematic future energy boondoggles coz some idiot halfwit of a politician told me so.

    We’re all off to hell in a handcart, if, only “the Donald” can save us. Nuke the WMO first.

    • November 14, 2016 7:23 pm

      Maybe beyonce and leo will fly in for a day or two?

      • Broadlands permalink
        November 14, 2016 10:42 pm

        They better bring their parkas? “(UAH, for example, have this year running at 0.007C cooler than 1998.)

      • Athelstan permalink
        November 14, 2016 11:17 pm

        Oooh goody! Slebs make a conference, it makes all the little green gremlins feel so good about themselves.

        Hip bloody hooray.

  8. November 14, 2016 6:36 pm

    If only ‘very likely’ had been a viable claim to make in a paper back when i did science, me.

  9. Roy permalink
    November 14, 2016 6:47 pm

    Interesting this story was headline news at 4pm on BBC News on TV (with some guy from E3G spouting the usual rubbish – and of course no one with an alternative view) but it didn’t get a mention on their radio news programme at 5pm.

  10. Alan Hewitt permalink
    November 14, 2016 7:14 pm

    ITV News reported the same story without any challenge, as did some of today’s papers. Very frustrating. Is there no way of getting the facts out there?

  11. BLACK PEARL permalink
    November 14, 2016 8:04 pm

    Same stuff & coloured one sided reporting on Sky this morning
    The whole media system is complicit
    They need to be Trumped … which in the interests true democracy cant happen soon enough … but who’s going to do it here ?

  12. November 14, 2016 8:22 pm

    BBC radio 5 live followed that news with an interview with someone about the effect of more heat on health, as if the UK were about to go tropical, which apparently would be a disaster for health. Something needs to be done about the BBC, besides ignoring it, and not paying the license fee.

    • Roy permalink
      November 14, 2016 9:23 pm

      Yes I heard that. Not surprisingly it was a group from Exeter Uni who’d received funding to tell us what we already know – the body responds to rises in temperature. But no mention of how many more people suffer and die in cold weather, or for that matter that they’d actually studied people living in the real world being affected by global warming! After all, has anyone noticed the slight change in their lifetime?

  13. November 14, 2016 8:22 pm

    Send for Dellers…

    Trump’s War on the Green Blob Will Make (Almost) All of Us Richer, Happier, and Freer

  14. November 14, 2016 8:33 pm

    I’ve never seen so many people calling to close down the BBC since Trump got elected.

    People are finally realising that it is impossible to reform the BBC and that they are just a fifth columnist political party using our money to anti-democratically push their eco-fascist fantasies.

  15. joekano76 permalink
    November 14, 2016 9:32 pm

    Reblogged this on TheFlippinTruth.

  16. November 15, 2016 12:06 am

    Half way through the otherwise excellent Planet Earth2 wildlife episode on mountains last night – David Attenborough broke into speech packed with the finest climate alarmist bollo – about the Himalyan glaciers melting and how it was all man’s fault. Would be good if Paul could do a fact check on the claims made. I noticed how they restricted the alarmist nonsense to a short segment so it can easily be removed for the US market. They don’t miss a trick do they.

  17. tom0mason permalink
    November 15, 2016 1:39 am

    BBC rebroadcasting this junk on the domestic and international services (World Service) – why?
    Trump has all the left-wing elitist outfits panicking.

  18. November 15, 2016 1:45 am

    Rom the BBC nonsense: “According to the WMO analysis, 16 of the 17 warmest years have been recorded this century. The only exception was 1998.”

    How about that? I had no idea that 1998 was a part of the 21st Century.

  19. November 15, 2016 11:54 am

    I think the real problem for us in the UK and Europe of America leaving the Paris Accord is that our politicians are so wedded to the idea of Mann Made Global Warming ™ that they are going to make the costs even worse for us because WE are going to have to cover for all that lovely American money that has been taken away by the evil Trump!

  20. cjw1954 permalink
    November 15, 2016 5:35 pm

    The BBC have just had a story about “fake news” and how it may have cost the progressive intolerant mob that presume to rule us all the US election. Google are going to take action to remedy this.

    So, will this mean a lot of the climate alarmism will no longer be showered on us daily? Somehow I doubt it.

  21. Broadlands permalink
    November 17, 2016 5:55 pm

    NOAA has just released their global October 2016 values. May 2016 tied with 2015. Now both September and October are below their 2015 highs. The year, however, is on track to exceed 2015…unless there are some November and December surprises.

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