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Wet and Cold Summers The Shape of Summers to Come-Peter Stott -2012

July 29, 2018

By Paul Homewood



Back in 2012, Peter Stott said cold, wet summers in Britain were due to climate change!


Now he reckons heatwaves will be the new norm.


I wonder what he’ll blame average summers on?

  1. Mack permalink
    July 29, 2018 12:01 pm

    Ah, that would be ‘settled science’. When we disagree with their theories we are labelled heretics. When they disagree with the theory thet they were espousing as holy writ just a short time ago, they are lauded as beacons of authority and virtue. Oh, wouldn’t it be great to be a climate scientist. You are always right even when your wrong. Maervelous work if you can get it.

    • July 29, 2018 12:32 pm

      And it is well rewarded too, with a good salary, good working conditions, lots of trips to conferences in exotic locations, good paid holidays, excellent taxpayer funded pensions and honours for the top few. Oh to be a climate “scientist” instead of having a real, productive and useful job.

  2. John Palmer permalink
    July 29, 2018 12:16 pm

    That’s the great benefit of Climate Change® – as opposed the the old and not now used Global Warming description. It’s just so much more versatile. Any old bit of weather can be ascribed to Climate Change®, it’s wonderful!

  3. Doug Shield permalink
    July 29, 2018 12:30 pm

    Just guessing but I’m going for “climate change”!

  4. David Richardson permalink
    July 29, 2018 12:32 pm

    From March 2012 –

    Can anyone spot a cycle developing?

  5. Arthur Taylor permalink
    July 29, 2018 1:32 pm

    I just wish that I had Stott’s e-mail address so that I could forward this piece to him for his comments. It would be a pointless exercise though, because he is always right.

  6. MrGrimNasty permalink
    July 29, 2018 2:34 pm

    Heads I win, tails you lose. CAGW theory is not falsifiable, and as a bonus, every single bit of weather is undeniable empirical evidence that it is correct. I think we knew that already.

    • Bitter@twisted permalink
      July 29, 2018 3:59 pm

      I bet Stott wouldn’t know who Karl Popper was if he got bitten on the @rse by him.
      Stott is just another failed, corrupt, scientist saying what our corrupt Government pays him to say.

  7. July 29, 2018 4:25 pm

    He wouldn’t last long as an engineer.

  8. Josh permalink
    July 29, 2018 4:34 pm

    I wonder what he’ll blame average summers on?
    Averages to an alarmist means getting to the exact mm of rainfall so Stotts will not have to declare anything as average.

  9. July 29, 2018 4:46 pm

    “Climate change is not a nice slow progression where the global climate warms by a few degrees. It means a much greater variability, far more extremes of weather.”
    Which is a great excuse for any particular forecast it wrong.
    Except you have to demonstrate “much greater variability”.

  10. Athelstan permalink
    July 29, 2018 5:26 pm

    Volte face, listen up all yous naysayers, climate change is how we tell them.

    Peter Stott, as fickle as is the British weather, changes in an instant! He is, as forgetful as any UK politician, how convenient it all is and giddy capriciousness, hither and thither just like a summer breeze.

    Stott is just another political sock puppet and egregious advocate, narrating, mythologizing, lying to promote the great green myth, bought and paid for ever since he discovered it paid his mortgage and a very very comfortable sinecure. All you have to do, is ‘sing for your supper’.

  11. Joe Public permalink
    July 29, 2018 9:28 pm

    “Wet and Cold Summers The Shape of Summers to Come-Peter Stott -2012”

    The same Peter Stott who whinged to aunty?

    “Anger over ‘untrue’ climate change claims

    But speaking in a follow-up discussion on Friday morning, Dr Peter Stott from the UK Met Office said the former Chancellor had got the facts wrong.”

  12. July 30, 2018 7:33 am

    Climate alarm propagandists are as predictable as Pavlov’s dog.

  13. July 31, 2018 12:06 pm

    Our Mister Sun, anyone?

  14. August 1, 2018 9:11 am

    The BBC “climate change” propaganda machine goes into action:

  15. August 1, 2018 10:18 am

    Peter Stott was on the BBC News Channel yesterday talking about the latest MO “State of the Climate” report yesterday. Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be a copy of the interview on line.
    He was talking the same old “confirmation bias” rubbish like “our predictions of more extremes are coming true before our eyes now”.

    I do notice that the report does say that in the UK, 2017 was 0.8c warmer than the 61-90 mean, which was a particularly cold period (I think 51-80) was warmer, and recent UK summers had seen 20% more rain than 61-90.
    I don’t think that will be the case this summer but that due to the increased variability brought about by climate change.

  16. manicbeancounter permalink
    August 5, 2018 5:46 pm

    The run of cool damp summers is material to the projection of 7,000 heatwave deaths by the 2050s, as announced by Roger Harrabin.

    It is based upon Hajat et al 2014 “Climate change effects on human health: projections of temperature-related mortality for the UK during the 2020s, 2050s and 2080s”
    This paper was based upon UK regional temperature data for 1993-2006. 2003 had an extreme heatwave and the summer of 2006 was above average temperatures and a severe drought. The Guardian article is based on the summers for 2007 to 2012, data that was available to the authors when they submitted the paper on 31/01/13.

    The paper also assumes lack of adaptation over decades. As most heat-deaths occur in hospitals (heat-deaths, like cold-deaths are nearly all in the vulnerable elderly) this assumption is an implied insult to the many types of health professionals in the NHS.
    Another assumption is of a business-as-usual scenario. That is the Paris Climate Agreement will be a complete failure, and the expensive UK climate policies will be useless. These assumptions are realistic, but should be stated.

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