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The Great British Public Love A Heatwave!

September 5, 2018

By Paul Homewood



This is from You Gov’s latest poll:




Rather says it all!

It shows what most people think about all of those ridiculous yellow warnings out out by the Met Office, advising us all to stay inside, and alarmist articles in the BBC.

  1. MrGrimNasty permalink
    September 5, 2018 11:00 am

    I’m not a fan. I’d prefer 17/18C all year round please – if you are going to fix the climate.

  2. J golding permalink
    September 5, 2018 11:08 am

    Backed up by science no less. Just heard Prof Peter Wilson of Bath Uni state “the weather becoming increasingly hot, better summers, longer days” whilst extolling the virtues of solar farms on BBC Breakfast. So AGW is not only giving us better summers but is slowing the rotation of the Earth, amazing.

  3. Immune to propaganda permalink
    September 5, 2018 11:35 am

    Isn’t that surprising. I assumed people preferred the usual wet, windy and normally cooler summers we have most of the time….Haha.

  4. Tim the Coder permalink
    September 5, 2018 11:48 am

    2018 was a wonderful summer, the best since 1976.
    It’s so good to know that Global Warbling was just the same 42 years ago and hasn’t changed at all in that period! 🙂
    Very much hope we have a few more like it, rather than the Met’s “barbeque summers”.

    • September 5, 2018 4:11 pm

      Wherein the Meto’s predictions get barbecued.

    • September 5, 2018 4:54 pm

      Very few people in the SW would disagree with you, especially anybody involved in the tourist industry. It’s been an excellent year for us gardeners too (although you always get some farmers who will grumble about the weather), with bumper crops of fruit and veg. I’ve never known such abundant wild blackberries – my chest freezer is rapidly filling up – and apple trees are bowing down with the weight of fruit.

  5. Phoenix44 permalink
    September 5, 2018 12:50 pm

    Be interesting to try and tease out what else might have affected the perception – a much better than expected World Cup, with England doing much better than expected for example.

    Personally i thought most of it was great. Got a bit more humid later in London, but the early weeks in particular were fantastic.

  6. September 5, 2018 12:56 pm

    Here they now promote the “feel like” temperatures which make me tired. They are putting in the humidity to make it colder in the winter and hotter in the summer. For example the dire prediction here ca. 7:00 was for temperatures in the 90’s BUT “feel like” temperatures over 100. Anything to scare people and cause the sheep herd to wilt.

  7. Gerry, England permalink
    September 5, 2018 1:50 pm

    It depends on what you are doing. If you work outside like gardening, it was too hot to work in the middle of the day. If you don’t have aircon in your office it would have been very unpleasant. If you were sitting by the pool it was lovely.

  8. September 5, 2018 2:57 pm

    Not a surprise. Most Britons pay to go to warmer countries for their holidays.

  9. September 5, 2018 5:16 pm

    The BBC blamed the very cold spell earlier on on ‘Climate Change’ – and of course the hot summer couldn’t be anything other than the dreaded ‘Climate Change’ – the really amazing thing is that all that is supposed to be the consequence of a 0.8C temperature rise in average global temperatures (always assuming the early measurements were that accurate) since 1880 – isn’t science wonderful!

  10. September 5, 2018 8:14 pm

    I live in Oz, in four months in the UK in 2007, whenever global warming was mentioned, the response was “Yes, please!”

  11. Rosco permalink
    September 5, 2018 10:01 pm

    Where I live our annual mean temperature is 22°C – 7-8°C above global average.

    We have loads of brit migrants who wouldn’t return home if you paid them – obvious family ties tug the heartstrings but the ones I know wouldn’t leave.

    Join them

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