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Booker & Those “All-Time Heat Records”

July 15, 2018

By Paul Homewood


I’m pleased that Booker has followed up my story about the Washington Post scam:





For those who have not read it, my post on the story was here.



The Stevenson Screen at Strathclyde Park, Motherwell

  1. quaesoveritas permalink
    July 15, 2018 9:52 am

    While I am sure that the additional publicity is welcome, I wonder if Booker does any research himself, other than reading your blog?
    In effect you are largely writing his column for him.

    • Ian Magness permalink
      July 15, 2018 2:13 pm

      Who cares? ANYTHING that publicises in the ignorant British MSM that there is a debate to be had on “climate change” must surely be a good thing.

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  3. July 15, 2018 1:53 pm

    Reblogged this on Climate Collections.

  4. Tom Dowter permalink
    July 16, 2018 5:14 am

    Even if one single weather station in Scotland had actually recorded the highest single day’s temperature ever recorded anywhere in Scotland, it would tell us very little. Only the stupid, ignorant or gullible would imagine that it tells us anything about global warming.

    One never learns much from a single data point, especially if it concerns only a small area, a small period of time and is an outlier, as it will be if it is the hottest, coldest, wettest, driest or whatever since records began. Only by considering substantial quantities of data are we likely to learn anything much.

    As an example of the opposite approach, I have taken a series of ten year moving averages of each of the three main global temperature series from 1880 to 2017. I have then ranked these averages in order of the highest to the lowest. For HadCRUT4 only one of the hottest eighteen averages does not end in the 2,000s. The same is true of the NOAA series whereas all the hottest averages end in the last 18 years for both GISS and the average of all three series.

    This would indicate that global warming has indeed continued. However, it does not tell us what caused it!

    • dave permalink
      July 16, 2018 7:21 am

      “…moving averages…”

      Centred or running, please?

    • July 16, 2018 11:54 am

      Remember, those averages are possibly based on “adjusted” data from thousands of suspect sites.

  5. July 16, 2018 11:10 am

    There are so many problems with the siting of that monitoring station……where to begin. Fencing is tall and intricate. The copious amount of junk and stuff piled around it will absorb heat and affect wind patterns over the instruments. Where there isn’t junk, there is open graveled ground which would affect the heat.

    I would refer people back to the recent photo of the Cornell University station. Now that was well sited.

  6. July 16, 2018 12:45 pm

    Paul, I know you don’t do twitter, but you might be amused by this, from Simon Evans, one of the Carbon Brief propaganda team:

  7. The hoax specialist permalink
    July 17, 2018 10:33 pm

    Well it’s happening in Ireland too, where our own climate changey national broadcaster has been quick off the blocks to scream about “record breaking” heat.

    The inconvenient fact is that Ireland’s highest ever temperature was recorded back in 1887 at 33.3°C and even during subsequent droughts etc (which, in spite of the fact that it rains a lot here are quite a regular cyclical occurrence being recorded roughly every 20 years or so since 1800) has never been topped.

    The report goes on to disparage that era’s technical ability to accurately measure temperatures, which the author can be relied upon NOT to do when its regularly claiming that we’ve warmed up the planet by less than a degree since the Industrial Revolution…..

    The really sad part, or worrying part of all of this is that people trust the national broadcaster to provide accurate and unbiased information.

    The BBC doesn’t and neither does RTE.

  8. July 22, 2018 6:44 pm

    My brother, who takes the Sunday Telegraph, says he can no longer find the Booker column in that newspaper.
    Is it only published on line now, or has it switched to the Daily Telegraph?

    • July 22, 2018 7:43 pm

      It’s on the back page of the Sunday Supplentary Supplement.

      They also seem very slow to update it online

      • July 23, 2018 3:13 pm

        Thanks, I don’t know if he reads that.
        I am sure it used to be in the main newspaper.
        I will let him know.

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