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Fake “Heatwave for Greenland” Claims

July 30, 2019

By Paul Homewood


This story did the rounds last Friday:



Concern” has been voiced by the UN weather agency for the ice sheets in Greenland as a heatwave that swept through Europe makes its way north.

Heat records in France, Belgium, Netherlands and Germany all peaked in recent days after hot air surged from North Africa and Spain.

The UK also saw its hottest day of the year as the capital baked in a sweltering 38.1C.

World Meteorological Organisation spokeswoman Clare Nullis said in Geneva that forecasts suggest the air is heading towards Greenland.

This, she said, "will result in high temperatures and consequently enhanced melting of the Greenland ice sheet".

Ms Nullis said ice has been melting at high levels over the last few weeks in Greenland.

It could reach close or below the record low seen in 2012, the United Nations said on Friday.


Sadly it is junk news, which we see all too often nowadays from the politicised WMO.


In reality, the DMI report that temperatures over most of Greenland have actually been below average in the last four days:





The forecast for the next few days over Greenland is for high pressure to dominate, bringing plenty of sunshine, but maximum temperatures only in the teens. For instance, at Tasiilaq, they will get no higher than 13C. These are not high by historical standards, with temperatures over 20C perfectly common in the past.





And that Greenland ice? The Surface Mass Balance has been well below normal throughout the winter, because of the dry weather. The rate of summer melt, however, has been pretty much normal, contrary to the fake claims of Ms Nullis.

With only a couple of weeks of melt left, it seems extremely unlikely that, even with the sunshine forecast, that the ice will dip below the 2012 figure (which incidentally is only a “record low” since records began in 1981).

  1. July 30, 2019 7:10 pm

    Another headline chasing piece of spin from the usual alarmist sources.

  2. MrGrimNasty permalink
    July 30, 2019 8:42 pm

    As I posted on the other thread, it was normal temps yesterday or so, now it’s the most noticeable heatwave on the globe, will subside quickly.

    How a couple of days of warm weather can affect an ancient ice sheet Kms thick is anybody’s guess!

    The MSM is constantly heatwave ambulance chasing i.e. they are chasing weather – it’s always exceptionally hot (cf ‘normal’) somewhere on earth!

    Global anomaly is current a stonking +0.1C (1979-2000 base) …….. be afraid………

  3. A C Osborn permalink
    July 30, 2019 9:27 pm

    Isn’t the Mass Balance graph always reset to Zero at the beginning of the year?
    So after the record breaking additions last year it is starting from a much higher position.
    It is just a comparitor and doesn’t tell you much about the actual Ice thickness.

    • MrGrimNasty permalink
      July 30, 2019 10:25 pm

      99.7% ‘survived’ the 20th century, I don’t think I’ll be losing any sleep.

  4. July 30, 2019 10:11 pm

    Reblogged this on Climate- Science.

  5. Athelstan. permalink
    July 31, 2019 2:14 am

    […] World Meteorological Organisation spokeswoman Clare Nullis said in Geneva that forecasts suggest the air is heading towards Greenland.

    This, she said, “will result in high temperatures and consequently enhanced melting of the Greenland ice sheet”.[/quote]

    Just read that statement and while you’re doing that, think, imagine about the Geopositional setting of major landmasses in the NH, Next and think – how the **** is hot air drifting North from Europe going to affect Greenland and answers on a post card.

    Clare Nullis (real name?) and the WMO are completely away with the faeries, utter dingbats.

    • July 31, 2019 9:27 am

      Clare Nullis Kapp @ClareKapp
      Clare Nullis, media officer, World Meteorological Organization.
      Tweets in personal capacity and do not represent the views of WMO.
      Please follow @WMO

      Her account has never tweeted but the WMO account has scary tweets about Greenland melting.

      • Athelstan. permalink
        July 31, 2019 11:36 am

        “meejah officer”

        and all on a degree from Cleckheaton University, ‘sandwich course’ major in tea making and dusting, minor – tweeting cimate cr*p and forget about the Geography – innit?

        Thanks for the heads up – btw stewgreen, an eye on the world and watching all the climastrologists – does she know Mikey?

  6. Max permalink
    July 31, 2019 7:39 am

    Way to go at picking only the data you want to see. If you look at the temperature anomaly now, most of Greenland is red or dark red with only a small bit of blue.

    • July 31, 2019 9:50 am

      Utter rubbish.

      That map was the up to date version on DMI yesterday when I captured it.

      And it covers the four days since Nullis span her story.

      Does it change day by day? Of course it does, it’s called weather

      • dave permalink
        July 31, 2019 10:40 am

        “…Utter rubbish..”.

        Especially in the context of the headline and therefore of the real message of the BBC et al:

        “…’Concern for Greenland ice sheets as..[real message..We are going to drown!].'”

        The relevant metric then is not the anomaly (tastefully rendered as the colour of badly burned human skin) but the actual air temperature with the anomaly factored in, and whether this is elevated enough, and will be be so for long enough, to cause much extra melting. Since the actual temperature of the air when forced up to the high elevation over nine-tenths of the ice-sheet, goes way below zero and over the other tenth it is only 5 to 10 C above, and summer is fading there, common sense says no.

        The 500hPa potential map shows that the plume from North Africa has indeed moved North. This is all about the wild jet stream, though.

        ‘CO2 theory’ was that the jet stream would become LESS wild, not more so.
        Solar theory, of course predicted this meandering as normal for this phase of the magnetic activity.

    • Athelstan. permalink
      July 31, 2019 11:39 am

      Are you for real?

      “temperature anomaly” – it’s all utter bollocks and you really should know better – else you’re a snowflake.

    • MrGrimNasty permalink
      July 31, 2019 11:45 am

      Max it’s you and the WMO and MSM constantly cherry picking a very temporary warm weather event. Summit may just make it up to 0C today, by next week it will max out at -15C or colder.

      Do you really believe a few ‘warm’ days can impact an ancient ice sheet 2-3km thick that has already survived significantly warmer times?

      “Today, northwest Greenland hovers in the 30s and low 40s Fahrenheit and weathers snowstorms in summer. But average summer temperatures in the early Holocene (8,000 to 11,000 years ago) and Last Interglacial (116,000 to 130,000 years ago) climbed well into the 50s.”

  7. Martyn Farmer permalink
    July 31, 2019 12:46 pm

    Science Matters link. Worth a look?

  8. Gerry, England permalink
    July 31, 2019 2:04 pm

    You have to laugh at the ecoloons. A climate activist bunch blocked access to a building in Moorgate yesterday waving placards decrying Drax from switching to gas from coal – chiefly because taxes make coal uneconomic and they couldn’t get tax payer cash to burn more prime trees from the US. Had they been a bit more intelligent they might have been aware that Drax moved out over a year ago to another site in the City. The punchline is the building is now home to a leading solar and wind company.

  9. swan101 permalink
    July 31, 2019 10:12 pm

    Reblogged this on ECO-ENERGY DATABASE.

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