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There’s nothing unprecedented about our current weather – Booker

March 4, 2018

By Paul Homewood

 

 

Booker skewers Monbiot in his column today:

 

 

 Christopher Booker

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Although The Guardian’s George Monbiot waxes famously excitable over anything he can blame on global warming, he got carried away even more than usual last week. As Britain suffered from blizzards and a deep freeze, he noted a recent spike in temperatures in the Arctic, taking them up to 63F (35C) above average. “This is more than just a temperature anomaly,” he tweeted, “it is an off-the-scale event. Why is the Arctic meltdown not headline news in every paper?”

It did not take long for our expert friend Paul Homewood, on his blog Notalotofpeopleknowthat, to track down one answer to that question. He published a graph and charts from the Danish Meteorological Institute showing a similar temperature spike in 1976 which also brought March snow to Britain.

Far from being “crazy”, “weird” and “unprecedented”, as is claimed by various scientists, such events have indeed happened quite often before, says Homewood. They are ascribed to what is known as a Sudden Stratospheric Warming, which even the Met Office explains is a natural phenomenon. This disrupts the normal course of the jet stream, sending warm water from the Atlantic north into the Arctic and freezing air west from Siberia across Europe to Britain.

Homewood also then quoted from Copenhagen University the longest running record of Arctic temperatures going back to before 1800, showing how these have risen and fallen in cycles, with the last period when they were as warm as now in the Thirties and Forties.

Homewood’s only comment was: “Poor George needs to learn the difference between weather and climate.” As for the rest of us, shivering through the “Beast from the East”, it may at least be some consolation to know that this freezing weather is not yet further proof that we are in the grip of man-made global warming.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/03/03/despite-brexiteer-wishful-thinking-no-easy-way-ireland-impasse/

12 Comments
  1. Bloke down the pub permalink
    March 4, 2018 12:40 pm

    Sudden Stratospheric Warming, which even the Met Office explains is a natural phenomenon. This disrupts the normal course of the jet stream, sending warm water from the Atlantic north into the Arctic and freezing air west from Siberia across Europe to Britain.

    Warm water, or warm air? As an SSW is a short term event, I wouldn’t have thought it had much effect on ocean currents.

  2. Jack Broughton permalink
    March 4, 2018 12:49 pm

    Booker did his work well and of course used an impeccable source.

    However, in the business section there is a long article by Jillian Ambrose on the gas supply crisis. She, rightly, criticises the lack of storage for short-term benefits over security, and compares our storage with Germany.

    However, she has not recognised that the major storage in Germany is coal at the power stations, as was the case in the UK before they destroyed so many coal fired stations. She does not mention coal at all, yet this is the lowest cost power source and gives the country financial and political security, even if most of the coal is imported. The great believers are happy to create energy problems and fuel poverty for their ideals.

    As with the Brexit vote, if the people were asked if they wanted to make a negligible / zero contribution to “Climate Change” or have reliable, low cost electricity and the associated jobs the vote would be kick the establishments’ backsides hard.

  3. Bitter@twisted permalink
    March 4, 2018 12:55 pm

    He’s not known as “Moonbat” for nothing. Monbiot is a lunatic.
    Makes sense really “The Gaurnaid” is a paper for ecoloons and watermelons, written by Marxist trustafarians.

    • March 4, 2018 1:16 pm

      Same reason California Governor Jerry Brown is called “Governor Moonbeam.”

    • HotScot permalink
      March 4, 2018 1:27 pm

      When George sticks to his chosen subject, Zoology, I find him entirely credible. My daughter is also a Zoologist, studying now for her Masters. By her own admission, she knows sod all about climate.

    • HotScot permalink
      March 4, 2018 1:43 pm

      PS

      Personally, I think George exhibits many narcissistic qualities. Too many to make him credible in his self education on climate, politics, and many other issues he throws himself into for his own self promotion.

  4. March 4, 2018 1:31 pm

    Reblogged this on Climate Collections.

  5. MrGrimNasty permalink
    March 4, 2018 5:13 pm

    It’s not what they are teaching (brainwashing) the schoolchildren. A geography teacher phoned into ‘five this morning. She enthusiastically described how the recent ‘extreme’ weather in the UK was going to be used as a teaching example of how climate change isn’t just about hotter temperatures in far away countries. Last week one of the main female presenters also disclosed she had just been on another climate change indoctrination course – and the statistics were scary, apparently.

    I really do feel like I’ve died and woken up in a parallel universe.

  6. March 4, 2018 9:59 pm

    Reblogged this on Climatism.

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