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“Hottest Year Evah” Update

January 1, 2017

By Paul Homewood


Supposedly 2016 was the banner year for global warming. So what has it brought?




Arctic sea ice extent finishes the year at the level of the last few years:




NH snow extent was at the second highest on record this autumn:




Greenland’s ice sheet has been growing at a phenomenal rate:




Hurricane activity for the last 12 months has been normal:




The US tornado season has been one of the quietest on record:




US wildfires have been below the 10-year average:




The decline in Central England temperatures since the peak a decade ago continues:





Rainfall in Australia continues to defy the drought doomsters:




Sounds pretty much like any other year to me!

  1. John Palmer permalink
    January 1, 2017 6:41 pm

    Paul… you just don’t understand – but then, you don’t have an ever more threatened multi-billion ££$$ scam to nurture.
    Get with the script, man!

    • Powerful Pierre permalink
      January 1, 2017 7:35 pm

      Love it!

  2. January 1, 2017 8:26 pm

    Temperature is an intensive variable. It is therefore not possible to measure the Earth’s temperature as such a thing does not exist. So it is impossible to say that 2016 was the hottest year ever. Even if the energy content of the oceans, land and atmosphere could be measured, the uncertainty would be such as to make it a meaningless metric. But the BBC won’t let a few scientific facts get in the way of its propaganda. Anybody willing to guess what the BBC’s headline will be?

  3. RAH permalink
    January 1, 2017 8:27 pm

    If the weatherman is right, one climate disaster prediction will come true for you for about a week or two: “………Britain is plunged into a ‘Siberian’ climate by 2020.”

    Of course we Yanks aren’t going to be left out in the warm either.

  4. Timo Soren permalink
    January 1, 2017 8:33 pm

    Gaia is my shepherd;
    I shall not want.
    She maketh me to lie down by green pastures:
    she leadeth me away from the rising waters.
    She scareth my soul.
    She leadeth me in the paths of green righteousness for green’s corporate sake.
    Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of coal,
    I will fear no windmill, for thou art with me;
    thy tower and blade they comfort me.
    Thou preparest a higher bill before me in the presence of mine enemies and they laugh,
    thou anointest my head with burnt nacelle oil;
    my cup is soon empty.
    Surely goodness and greenness shall follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the greens until I freeze or go to the poorhouse.

  5. Mr GrimNasty permalink
    January 1, 2017 8:39 pm

    The DMI Daily mean temperature graph for the Arctic area north of the 80th northern parallel ended 2016 at exactly the same temperature it started, about -20C, with the SST’s in the coldest area now approaching -50C for the first time this winter, some ‘heatwave’!

  6. Terry permalink
    January 1, 2017 10:36 pm

    these images prove that the claim that 2016 was hottest year on record is nonsense. Give these publicity and expose the lying BBC and NOAA.


    On Sun, Jan 1, 2017 at 6:30 PM, NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT wrote:

    > Paul Homewood posted: “By Paul Homewood Supposedly 2016 was the banner > year for global warming. So what has it brought? Arctic sea ice > extent finishes the year at the level of the last few years: >” >

  7. January 2, 2017 2:45 am

    Reblogged this on Climatism.

  8. January 2, 2017 5:33 am

    Reblogged this on cosmoscon and commented:
    Paul Homewood has a site that is a must see for those who are opposed to the AGW cult.

  9. John F. Hultquist permalink
    January 2, 2017 5:40 am

    Wildfires are going to be a problem because of the fuel built up over many years of fire suppression and building of structures (many year-round homes) in the interface of wildland and settlements. Controlled burning is a part of the solution but opponents have reasonable objections, such as asthma. Asthma rates have been surging but the reasons are not known.
    Note in your chart that 2015 was high while years before and 2016 were lower. We’ll see more of this because while under many conditions a fire can be knocked down – and is. The US Forest Service now spends over half of its budget fighting fire, expected to be 2/3rds by 2025. Some weather and landscape situations allow a fire to get very large quickly – mega-fires – and the only option is to get out of the way.
    This issue will loom large in coming years in the US, but it is not because of climate change. (There are some CC in the following, but not a lot.)

    PS: Starting Monday, much of the USA is going to get very cold.

    • Gerry, England permalink
      January 2, 2017 12:18 pm

      Research has shown that as the air has got cleaner in the US the instances of asthma have increased. Other allergies seem to me to be on the increase. As a child there was no such thing as nut allergies but now we have warnings that products might have come with a few feet of a nut so beware. Lactose intolerance is another one. Even if you weed out those on a fad bandwagon there are still more cases around.

      • January 3, 2017 4:03 pm

        …one possibility, though harsh, that plainly follows the laws of nature, is that through modern medicine, we have greatly reduced the effects of natural selection in our species.

    • January 5, 2017 5:52 pm

      “Much of the US is going to get very cold”-
      Here in the Puget Sound part of the Pacific NW, it has been unusually extremely cold for the past few weeks – more so than any year in the twelve that I’ve lived here and heralded in the Fall by an unusual profusion of berries on shrubs.

  10. Richard111 permalink
    January 2, 2017 7:45 am

    With no sun over the Arctic and all the HOT AIR recorded in the region should be good reason to worry. Dumbos claim clouds are TRAPPING THE HEAT!!! That warm air had lots of moisture. They seem unaware that when water vapour condenses it releases heat! Warm air rises. It can’t sink down to melt the ice below.
    A warm Arctic in winter is an indicator of a cooling world.

    • January 2, 2017 8:33 am

      Quite right, but the alarmist in chief and head of climate change propaganda for the BBC – namely Cardinal Harrabin, is an English graduate and does not understand basic physics.

      I note that “The BBC News” is this morning forecasting what will be on Cardinal Harrabin’s BBC Radio 4 programme “Climate Change: The Trump Card” tomorrow evening at 8pm. Since the programme was produced some time ago, “The BBC Fake News” is not news but is forecasting history (only the BBC could do that). It will be interesting to see how desperate the Cardinal has become.

  11. Athelstan permalink
    January 2, 2017 8:44 am

    Blimey, I am ashamed to report, with not a lot to do yesterday at my mam’s – she’s got BBC and thus, with half an eye on the news 24 global warming telly, shriek! up popped the “weather programme” or whatevah they name it between the lines on Snowdonia was the usual other, psciencey, alarmunist propaganda how could they not and disappoint they certainly did.

    I don’t know which is to blame, either the Met office branch of the civil service most useless division [= with Defra} darkly understand how a dynamic system works [defo] and or, they are talking down to a public where patronizing cant is de rigueur – hmm also, rather likely.

    Forlorn sigh, why are taxpayers still having to fork out [Met office] for this bilge crap?

    • Gerry, England permalink
      January 2, 2017 12:13 pm

      Meteogroup take over the service in the Spring. Under TUPE the presenters will most likely stay the same and a lot of the data will come from the Met still. However, it depends on which model they will use for their forecasts as to how well they will do. On the Weatheraction forum, a post recently notes that for Scotland 3 forecasters using different models all said different things. Settled science anyone?

  12. Coeur de Lion permalink
    January 2, 2017 9:25 am

    I have seen in the blogosphere somewhere a use of the ‘harrabin’ as a dimensionless subjective unit of public misinformation. BBC TV ‘Climate Change By Numbers’ was about six harrabins, I believe.

    • mwhite permalink
      January 2, 2017 10:08 am

      Another six tomorrow night.

    • tom0mason permalink
      January 2, 2017 12:04 pm

      The ‘harrabin’ is the AGW advocate’s equivalent of 3D j notation — nothing but imaginary numbers in all dimensions!
      The ‘harrabin’ is plotted on inverse Smith Charts (ordinary Smith Chart here) where the ‘harrabin’ scale is in the center of the spherical graph and all moves out from the center leads to CO2 mediated catastrophic warming.

  13. A SPEICHLEY permalink
    January 2, 2017 10:10 am

    Trump is about to blow climate change out of the water but still the Beeb spreads its totally biased mantra.

    • Gerry, England permalink
      January 2, 2017 12:06 pm

      They are trying to protect the value of their pension funds. A collapse of all things green and stupid will be a disaster for them. Their blatant plugging of all things Tesla and Musk shows that they must have shares there but of course they have refused to answer any FOIA requests to reveal where their money is to check for conflict of interests.

  14. January 2, 2017 3:07 pm

    Paul, any blogger deconstruction of todays R Post Truth prog starring Lew ?
    Put Lewandowsky into a Twitter search using QUOTATION MARKS
    “John Ferris‏
    @aDissentient To be fair, if you want an expert on lying to the public, then Lewandowsky is your man.”
    Ben Pile was quick, but I don’t think he’s blogging anymore.

  15. Singer beneath bridges permalink
    January 2, 2017 3:26 pm

    When are we to get Dutch weather forecasts based upon data supplied by the Met Office? My recollection was that this was to occur last October but I saw no MSM joviality that our weather now came from clog-wearing weather personages, or that presentations were more difficult to understand and must be repeated.

    How soon before we have to stop blaming the Met Office for our weather?

    • Singer beneath bridges permalink
      January 2, 2017 3:29 pm

      Sorry Gerry, missed your post above.

  16. January 2, 2017 5:41 pm

    Once the Californian drought ends, so will CAGW. Crises are local, an American crisis is a global crisis, and a Californian crisis is am American crisis.

    A happy life in San Francisco is a happy life in the Galaxy.

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