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Peter Stanford Still Paid To Write Nonsense

January 16, 2018

By Paul Homewood

 

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In last week’s Sunday Telegraph, Peter Stanford repeated the grossly misleading claim that Storm Eleanor had brought winds of up to 100mph, something originally alleged by the Telegraph at the time.

As we know, this actually referred to wind gusts at the top of Great Dun Fell, 847m up in the Pennines. As such, it had no relevance at all to wind speeds experienced in the rest of the country.

 

  I wonder whether Bob Ward will write to the Telegraph to complain!

 

He finishes his column with a gratuitous puff for the renewable lobby. Quite what that has to do with the weather beats me.

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Is it too much to expect the Telegraph to find somebody that actually knows about weather?

9 Comments
  1. Malcolm Bell permalink
    January 16, 2018 12:12 pm

    Yes.

    The on-line Guardian today drivels on about some renewables are already cheaper than fossil fuels claiming on-shore wind is 2-9p per kWH versus coal at 2-12p per kWH.

    Then a few paragraphs later says tgat without subsidies for on-shore winf electricity bills will increase by a billion pounds. So, renewables are only cheaper if subsidised (from tax?).

    I thought Greenpeace had ageed in Court to stop all this nonesense but clearly they are still feeding stories to Guardian scribblers who are numerically illiterate?

    • Jack Broughton permalink
      January 16, 2018 12:37 pm

      Sadly, the gruaniad searches high and low for such drivel. A once great paper is now more concerned with the party line than it was in its great days on most topics.

    • Gerry, England permalink
      January 16, 2018 1:52 pm

      That argument fails since if there were no subsidies and therefore no renewables, since contrary to their lies they are not economic, electricity would be cheaper since it would come from coal and gas.

  2. January 16, 2018 2:04 pm

    Yes, it is too much to expect the Telegraph to find somebody that actually knows about weather. They employ people like Jillian Ambrose with their degrees in media studies.

    • Curious George permalink
      January 16, 2018 4:27 pm

      They may not know much about weather, but they know a lot about money.

  3. January 16, 2018 5:07 pm

    Kph is Mph in Doublethink, all hail Big Brother.

  4. Harry Passfield permalink
    January 16, 2018 5:11 pm

    He cannot even use the correct collective noun for swans.
    It is, quite beautifully, a lamentation of swans.

  5. Allan M permalink
    January 16, 2018 7:18 pm

    I live about 7 miles from where the photo was taken. There is nothing unusual about that water level in the rainy season. The Severn rises and falls with rainfall more than any other river in the country. I’ve seen it several feet above that photo.

  6. Sheri permalink
    January 18, 2018 5:58 pm

    Wind plants probably produced more energy than diesel generators, too. Anything can look good if you deliberately chose a value that gives you the answer you want. Compare it to natural gas. Or whatever the most used fuel is. It’s looks like the pathetic, money eating enterprise it is.

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