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Tarmac at Heathrow proves global warming, say BBC

July 3, 2017

By Paul Homewood


The fake news BBC is peddling more climate science lies.


Very strong’ climate change signal in record June heat


Apparently a thermometer next to the runway at Heathrow, which was nearly a degree higher than anywhere else in the country, but still way below the June record set long ago in 1976, proves “global warming”!

Fortunately just today I posted an analysis of June CET temps which show not the slightest evidence of global warming:

  1. tom0mason permalink
    July 3, 2017 10:26 pm

    What the BBC comment is worth is also what the Paris Accord is worth —

  2. The Old Bloke permalink
    July 3, 2017 10:54 pm

    XMetMan is back!

  3. July 4, 2017 2:19 am

    PH, great post. Shows the warmunist scientific bankruptcy.

  4. dave permalink
    July 4, 2017 6:35 am

    You have to remember what it is that the BBC wankas are really upset about. That is the collapse of the Soviet Union. They have all this pent-up rage against ordinary people for being on the wrong side.

    Now they are doing the equivalent of the maniac in the street shouting, “You are all going to hell, anyway!”

    Vulnerable , stupid, people like Stephen Hawkings are moved to frothing insanity by it all. His latest is that fossil fuel emissions are going to turn us soon into Venus.

    • Roger Simms permalink
      July 4, 2017 9:38 pm

      steven Hawkins has spoken, so it must be right ? Questionable I would say?

  5. roger permalink
    July 4, 2017 7:52 am

    S.H. has a predilection for theories that go out with a bang.
    It is unsurprising that he champions AGW.

    • July 5, 2017 9:43 pm

      Hawking is pretty brainless these days. He published ONE paper in his early 20s and has lived on sympathy for his condition ever since.

  6. Phoenix44 permalink
    July 4, 2017 8:10 am

    So their model shows that if they are right, they are right. Pointless, meaningless gibberish. You can only assign these probabilities if you know all (or at least most of) the natural variation that is possible.

    What we are actually doing is throwing a die with an unknown number of sides. We know that it must have x number of sides because we have thrown those numbers already, but we have no idea how many sides we have yet to throw.

  7. tom0mason permalink
    July 4, 2017 8:20 am

    Dear BBC please go and get educated — stop of at
    and learn a bit of scientific reality.

  8. dave permalink
    July 4, 2017 8:30 am

    “…the natural variation that is possible…”

    Which is seen, at a glance, to be large for many climate related phenomena

  9. tom0mason permalink
    July 4, 2017 9:02 am

    O.T. but for all the Roger Harrabin watchers out there —


    29 Jun: UtilityWeekUK: Jane Gray: New nuclear will deliver ‘best value’ for taxpayers
    EDF Energy’s outgoing chief executive Vincent de Rivaz has promised the firm will “earn” the right to operate a new generation of nuclear plant in the UK.
    To do this, de Rivaz acknowledged, “we must offer the best value for money for taxpayers and we will make it happen”.
    EDF’s boss of 16 years made his comments at Utility Week’s Energy Summit in London where he expressed his pride in having secured a deal for the construction of Hinkley Point C…

    ***Responding to the NAO report, (EX-BBC) Richard Black, director, of the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit said: “The costs of renewables and smart power technology are changing much faster than the government predicted [when the Hinkley deal was struck]”.
    He continued: “What might have looked good value 10 years ago looks much less so now. Arguably new nuclear build isn’t compatible with the government’s smart grid ambitions, and the NAO is surely right to recommend reviewing the case for nuclear power once in every parliament.”
    Black added that he also thought the NOA was “right also to note that given EDF’s ongoing financial and technical woes, Hinkley C isn’t 100 per cent certain to be built.”

    ***The Energy Summit’s chair, BBC broadcaster Roger Harrabin attempted to press EDF Energy’s boss on the number of new nuclear plants he imagines will be built in the UK to support its low carbon future.
    De Rivaz was evasive. He said, “more will follow” the three nuclear power plants already in EDF’s pipeline: Hinkley Point C, Sizewell C and Bradwell B.
    However, he refused to answer Harrabin’s question whether that might mean “more than ten or less than ten?”

    30 Jun: UtilityWeekUK: Tom Grimwood: Debate needed over price of avoiding blackouts
    A public debate is needed over how much consumers and taxpayers are willing to spend to avoid blackouts, an ex-Tory MP has argued.
    There must be greater transparency over the cost of ensuring security of supply as the power system undergoes transformation, Laura Sandys told delegates at the Utility Week Energy Summit in London.
    “I think there does have to be a much bigger debate about the cost of security of supply and what we mean by that,” said Sandys, a former member of the energy and climate change committee and now chief executive of consultancy Challenging Ideas…

    ***Panel chair and BBC environment analyst Roger Harrabin said he, as a domestic consumer, probably wouldn’t be too fussed by the occasional brief blackout.
    “My laptop would still be operating because it’s got its own battery. The fridge wouldn’t defrost. The freezer wouldn’t defrost. The oven would keep on cooking because it’s well insulated. I wouldn’t have any lights but maybe I’d have some battery lights or some candles.
    “It wouldn’t be the end of the world, but we treat it like it would be,” he added.
    However, Harrabin questioned how a debate could ever begin given the “absolute, set in concrete, nature of the mantra – the lights must never go out.”…

    • CheshireRed permalink
      July 4, 2017 10:34 am

      Roger Harrabin ‘probably wouldn’t be too fussed by the occasional brief blackout.’
      Now I’ve heard it all. He’d be ‘fussed’ if it happened at 6:10 during another party political broadcast by the BBC. An astonishing statement from him.

      • Graeme No.3 permalink
        July 4, 2017 11:59 am

        I wonder what would be his reaction after 108 hours without electricity as some customers in South Australia experienced late last year.

      • A C Osborn permalink
        July 4, 2017 2:21 pm

        I wonder what his reaction would be if he on an operating table halfway through a life saving operation that didn’t have adequate backup when the lights went out.

        Plus they never consider the costs of said black outs, no Supermarket tills working, No bank ATMs working, traffic lights, computers, Garage Pumps.
        The guy is spouting nonsense.

      • Russ Wood permalink
        July 4, 2017 2:38 pm

        “The occasional brief blackout” lasting from 1 to 24 hours is only too common in our part of Johannesburg, South Africa. We haven’t yet had retailers having to throw out fridges of defrosted food, but then, most retailers, if they want to keep trading, have installed FOSSIL FUELLED diesel generators. To keep cooking, and even keep warm in winter, we personally have a bottled gas stove, and a similar gas heater. Note – this is propane, another fossil fuel.
        So, Mr Harrabin, just HOW do you cook or keep warm during a blackout? And are you prepared for even longer ones?

    • Gerry, England permalink
      July 4, 2017 12:37 pm

      Couple of points:
      Re Harrabin – I note he neglects to mention that should this be during one of the coldest spells of winter his central heating won’t be on either. And surely he doesn’t have open fires or a stove – all that CO2.

      The idiots we know as MPs and the government, and the civil service as well since they are supposed to advise and guide, have managed to sign a contract that if they dump Hinckley will reimburse EDF for the loss of operational income stretching out into the future. Roughly £22BN at current prices. On the other side, EDF are not keen to proceed either as even at the ridiculous price agreed they will struggle to make any money. No wonder Rivas was not keen to say how many plants will be built.

  10. July 4, 2017 10:40 am

    The Met Office has a decent article about the June weather:

  11. July 4, 2017 3:28 pm

    There are currently about 1600 thermometers in use for the official global temperatures. Does the database allow you to filter for airports? Same question for the UK.
    A one-graph comparison of temps from the 1950s of urban, rural and airport stations would answer a lot of critical questions.

  12. July 4, 2017 9:20 pm

    Blackout = no BBC 🙂

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