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Global Cooling Led To More Extremes Of Rainfall

June 10, 2018

By Paul Homewood


We are constantly told that global warming has led to more extreme rainfall and other weather.

As HH Lamb showed though, monthly extremes in rainfall actually increased sharply during the period of global cooling in the 1960s and 70s:




  1. Saighdear permalink
    June 10, 2018 10:02 am

    For GOODNESS SAKE !! I do not have a website but am Uni Educated and taught, etc etc. once upon a time! I have “known” aka observed this, at least 20 years ago. Surely without going into much detail, which the snowflake Millennials etc wouldn’t comprehend, that when warm ( tropical) or (marine) air masses meet up with VERY cold air ( masses), either “head on”, or thru’ “climbing” over Landmasses, then water will condense out. the greater the Temp diff., the more will condense. Specific heat of masses is so often overlooked by the populist media when discussing. AS in Engineering, it is still important to consider the simple forms of Energy equations – has to balance. – like accounting [ – tell the EU that we’re still waiting for their books to be audited – ever mentioned in Brexit discussions?]

  2. June 10, 2018 10:52 am

    Reblogged this on Climatism and commented:
    ANOTHER victory for the ‘convenient’ name change from “global warming” to “climate change” – more rain, less rain, it’s all your fault. Pay and obey!

  3. June 10, 2018 1:48 pm

    Reblogged this on Climate Collections.

  4. June 10, 2018 5:59 pm

    Wasn’t the theory supposed to be that greater contrast between polar and equatorial climates meant greater weather disturbances, due to larger adjustments having to be made by the climate system?

    In other words, colder poles should mean more and/or greater weather upsets.

    • June 11, 2018 4:07 pm

      Richard Lindzen, Professor of Atmospheric Science states as follows:

      That the promotion of alarm does not follow from the science, is clearly illustrated by the following example.
      According to any textbook on dynamic meteorology, one may reasonably conclude that in a warmer world, extratropical storminess and weather variability will actually decrease. The reasoning is as follows. Judging by historical climate change, changes are greater in high latitudes than in the tropics. Thus, in a warmer world, we would expect that the temperature difference between high and low latitudes would diminish. However, it is precisely this difference that gives rise to extratropical large-scale weather disturbances. Moreover, when in Boston on a winter day we experience unusual warmth, it is because the wind is blowing from the south.
      Similarly, when we experience unusual cold, it is generally because the wind is blowing from the north. The possible extent of these extremes is, not surprisingly, determined by how warm low latitudes are and how cold high latitudes are. Given that we expect that high latitudes will warm much more than low latitudes in a warmer climate, the difference is expected to diminish, leading to less variance.
      Nevertheless, we are told by advocates and the media that exactly the opposite is the case, and that, moreover, the models predict this (which, to their credit, they do not) and that the basic agreement discussed earlier signifies scientific agreement on this matter as well. Clearly more storms and greater extremes are regarded as more alarming than the opposite. Thus, the opposite of our current understanding is invoked in order to promote public concern.
      ‘Is there a basis for global warming alarm?’ Prof. R. Lindzen, 2005

      • dave permalink
        June 11, 2018 4:38 pm

        There is a difference between THUNDER storms and CYCLONIC storms.
        A (sufficiently) warmer world might well have more of the former, but less of the latter.

      • dave permalink
        June 11, 2018 4:41 pm


        Or fewer.

  5. June 10, 2018 10:56 pm

    Reblogged this on WeatherAction News and commented:
    I’d call that climate change alright 😉

  6. dave permalink
    June 11, 2018 8:11 am

    According to Mark Twain,

    “Climate lasts all the time and weather only a few days.”

    It follows that there is a heavy burden of proof upon anyone who says that he has experienced enough weather to announce a change in climate.

  7. June 11, 2018 10:34 am

    I have been searching for this book for ages and even the Kindle one is £40.

  8. Archetype permalink
    June 11, 2018 9:04 pm

    Reblogged this on The Road to Revelation.

  9. Ben Vorlich permalink
    June 12, 2018 6:45 am

    Isn’t the corollary of this that if, as is claimed by alarmists, extreme rainfall events are increasing then despite adjusted global temperatures going up or pausing the world is actually cooling?

    • dave permalink
      June 12, 2018 10:24 am

      “Isn’t the corollary…?

      It would seem so, by contraposition (i.e. asserting the contrapositive).



      x –> y


      ~y –> ~x

      Or, in English,


      One proposition A implies another proposition B


      ‘B is false’ implies that A is false.

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