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Winds Getting Stronger, As They Slow Down. (Or Something Like That)

November 15, 2019

By Paul Homewood


According to Matt McGrath’s go to boy, Piers Forster, winds are getting stronger because of climate change:


"Most droughts are found to be in part caused by climate change," said Prof Piers Forster.

"Stronger winds, again associated with more energy in the climate system, add to the fire risk and make them more intense and faster moving."


As is so often the case though, it is a case of climate “scientists” making it up as they go along:


The wind isn’t what it used to be. Scientists say surface wind speeds across the planet have fallen by as much as 25% since the 1970s. The eerie phenomenon – dubbed ‘stilling’ – is believed to be a consequence of global warming, and may impact everything from agriculture to the liveability of our cities. It has taken more than a decade for scientists to get a handle on stilling, a term coined by Australian National University ecohydrologist Michael Roderick in 2007.

Roderick had spent years studying a 50-year decline across Europe and North America of a climate metric called pan evaporation. It measures the rate at which water evaporates from a dish left outside. With his colleague biophysicist Graham Farquhar, he found the cause: the sunlight had dimmed due to air pollution. Less light equals slower evaporation.


It is little wonder why so many intelligent people have so little faith in what so called climate experts tell them.

  1. Curious George permalink
    November 15, 2019 10:15 pm

    “Climate scientists are taking note”. Only of things they like.

    • Mack permalink
      November 16, 2019 5:55 am

      Climate scientists are talking shite. There, fixed it for ya. Next!

  2. john cooknell permalink
    November 15, 2019 10:20 pm

    So what are we favouring as a climate change scenario in UK is it flood or is it drought? Or is it paradoxically both at the same time.

    In 2012 it was definitely drought, a strange wet drought, the government spent billions on drought mitigation, only for it to flood.


  3. mjr permalink
    November 15, 2019 10:45 pm

    and of course it is not just BBC Mirror just running the usual old old falsehoods that ClimateChange is making polar bears extinct , and puffins and that we in the UK will get killer mosquitos.. At least the mirror is soft an so absorbent so is good for one thing.

  4. November 15, 2019 11:40 pm

    1. Make up a theory that COULD change anything and everything.
    2. Measure everything.
    3. Attribute all observed changes to your theory.
    4. Also present these changes as evidence of the truth of your theory.

    This is the new science that goes all the way up to Oxford and Harvard. Time for the fuddy duddy old timers to get out of the way and let the new generation move on to their brave new world with their brave new science.

  5. November 16, 2019 8:42 am

    Pielke Jr. has put the boot in and demanded retraction of the paper.

  6. Phoenix44 permalink
    November 16, 2019 8:42 am

    As far as I can tell, Climate Science now “predicts” whatever somewhat out of the ordinary weather has just happened. And the gullible believe it because they do not understand that averages are made up of often highly variable data.

    • MrGrimNasty permalink
      November 16, 2019 9:19 am

      Dangerous man-made CC is an omni not falsifiable theory, in a sane world that would classify it as wrong/junk!

  7. MrGrimNasty permalink
    November 16, 2019 9:13 am

    Notice how the BBC/Matt McGrath misrepresented the nature of the 11,000 ‘scientists’ junk report in a way that could only realistically be intentional, as well as failing to employ even the slightest journalistic investigative curiosity in search of the truth.

  8. A C Osborn permalink
    November 16, 2019 9:19 am

    I thought it was previously taught that it was the Contrast between the Tropics & Poles which controlled the energy in the Atmosphere not the overall temperatures.

  9. November 16, 2019 9:25 am

    “Global warming has reduced the ice coverage on the bay. Not only do they have less ice on which to hunt, but they have less time for hunting – all because of our reckless abuse of the planet.”

    The ice changes daily, Amstrup is the Al Gore of the polar Bear world.

    “The bay has begun to freeze again and some polar bears have moved back onto the ice. One bear near Gordon Point commanded most of the attention from bear watchers, with tundra vehicles taking turns to see it on the ice. Late in the day, a sow and cub were seen walking across on the ice from Halfway Point by a number of vehicles. It was an excellent day for smaller critter sightings including Arctic and red fox, gyrfalcon, Arctic hare and ptarmigan. An impressive sunset finished off the day as groups headed back to town.”

    WWF are still sending visitors there at around $8K a pop.

  10. Coeur de Lion permalink
    November 16, 2019 10:16 am

    Ohh! Off thread sorry but right now windmills are producing 3% of our electricity and coal 4%. We are all doomed.

  11. November 16, 2019 10:49 am

    Reblogged this on Climate-

  12. John Palmer permalink
    November 16, 2019 10:11 pm

    Meanwhile- in the real world, renewables are currently (sorry!) providing us with a whopping 5% of our generating requirements. And that’s before the ‘millions of new ev’s’ mandated to be on the grid sometime soon.
    Wonder if the Bulls**t Broadcasting Co will headline that little gem tomorrow!!
    Comrade Harrabin can only preach to us (those of us who pay any attention to the git) courtesy of the despised but essential fossil fuels.
    What a bunch of ‘merchant bankers’!

  13. November 17, 2019 9:56 am

    Wind speed decreasing? Gee, I wonder what could be contributing to THAT.

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