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BBC’s Climate Check

January 18, 2020

By Paul Homewood



We did not have to wait long for the first of the BBC’s monthly Climate Checks, all part of their indoctrination programme for this year:




According to the introduction, it will give a picture of the “state of our changing climate”. This is in itself absurd, the idea that climate is changing so fast that we can actually see it.

The climate may be slightly warmer than a hundred years ago, and there may be have been some subtle climatic changes during that time. But the simple reality is that the climate that people are used to is today’s, not one from the 19thC. And I defy anybody to honestly state that they’ve spotted any changes in their lifetime.


Predictably it begins with the chart of “rapidly rising” global temperatures, thanks to the con man’s trick of a shortened Y-axis.



A more honest graph might have looked like this, showing that the average global temperature last year, a meaningless concept anyway, was 14.85C, which is 1.07C higher than in 1880:



They might also have mentioned the Little Ice Age, probably the coldest era since the Ice Age.

The climate was so wonderful back then that the famous CIA climate report in 1974 had this to say about it:



Indeed, the BBC could fill a whole documentary explaining how in so many ways the Earth’s climate is now better than it was in the 19thC.


The video then goes on to claim 400 temperature records were broken last year, without putting this figure into any context at all. For instance, how many sites did not set records?

Record breaking ocean temperatures were also quoted, without a warning that the year to year changes are far too small to actually measure in practical terms.


We then hear about how warmer air can hold more moisture, leading to more extreme rainfall. Cue film of floods.

However, regardless of the theory, there is no actual evidence that floods are getting worse, as the IPCC themselves confirmed in AR5, and subsequently in their special 1.5C report:

“There is low confidence due to limited evidence, however, that anthropogenic climate change has affected the frequency and the magnitude of floods.”




Inevitably, we move on to Australian bush fires, and the claim that “scientists say global warming will make these dry years more frequent and extreme” in Australia.

Given that the BBC like their graphs, I wonder why they did not publish this one, showing that the opposite has actually occurred – Australia generally speaking has got a lot wetter as the climate has warmed:



“Unprecedented” fires in the Arctic are also wheeled out, apparently caused by global warming as well. (If high temperatures really are the cause of wildfires, there would never be any in the Arctic!)

The worst of last summer’s fires were in Siberia, yet the BBC themselves debunked the idea they were “unprecedented” last August:





No climate disinformation report would complete without a mention of the Arctic – “temperatures rising twice as quick as the rest of the world”, “melting ice” etc.

In fact temperatures there have barely changed in the last decade, and are at a similar level to the 1930s and 40s:

70-90N MonthlyAnomaly Since1920


Meanwhile September sea ice extent has been stable since 2007:



It seems pretty obvious that future editions of the so-called Climate Check will be little more than a few cherry picked bad weather events, all shown out of context, and all linked to climate change by “scientists say”.

  1. Immune to propaganda permalink
    January 18, 2020 8:23 pm

    We’ll never see or hear the last of this. The MSM are completely left wing and are complicit in lying to everyone. When governments and eco groups are happy to abuse even children by callous exploitation and lies we are dealing with something that is truly evil.

    • Eoin Mc permalink
      January 19, 2020 12:54 pm

      Unfortunately Paul there are grounds, albeit mistaken grounds for people over fifty five years of age, to correctly proclaim that the climate during winters is warmer than when we were kids. Until I started researching this fifteen years ago I had accepted the then emerging hype – that it was caused by burning both fossil fuels and Amazonian forests. In Ireland there is literally only one person who is permitted on broadcast media to bravely express views on current affairs radio panels that the climate changes naturally all the time – but he is involved in the oil industry. I regularly initiate discussions with those I meet on climate from all walks of life. In the dozens I have talked with not one has even a basic understanding of the subject. All agree with the alarm. Neither did I until I started researching it through blogs like this; and even then it took years to fully deprogramme myself. We are now in Peak Delusion. No way back with such a uniformly biased alarmist onslaught by the media globally.

      • dennisambler permalink
        January 19, 2020 3:30 pm

        “proclaim that the climate during winters is warmer than when we were kids.”

        I know what you are saying.

        When I was a kid, in the 50’s, winters were colder than they have been lately. When I was farming in Sussex in the 70’s we had deep snow in April and temperatures of minus 15 C on occasions. We still however, have the same climate, that is, Temperate:

        “Climate change” is a meaningless, ephemeral phrase. Climate is weather over time, 30 years is a very short period in the overall scheme of things. As Paul says, things haven’t really changed over the last 100 years, in spite of some variation along the way.

      • Colin MacDonald permalink
        January 19, 2020 3:50 pm

        Anyone under the age of 40 in the UK will have literally no experience of global warming, given that very few adults have clear memories of what the weather was like when they were 8! I myself have no recollection of 1976 being a hot summer even though I was born in 1967. So let’s suppose you’re a 40year Scot banging on about the weather being warmer than it used to be, (and I’ve heard 30year olds saying the same thing) you should realise that temperatures have increased by an imperceptible 0.4°C since your 8th birthday and that this doesn’t constitute a climate emergency.

      • StephenP permalink
        January 20, 2020 9:20 am

        1962/3, 1967, 1981 we among the winters I remember for being extremely cold with lots of snow.
        A couple of years ago when we had a significant amount of snow there were many road collisions caused be drivers under 40 who had not any real experience of driving on snow.
        As for hot summers, 1959, 1975 and1976 stick in the mind as being particularly hot and dry.
        I remember in 1976 old people quoting 1926 as having been drier and hotter.
        The driest 12 months we had between 1983 and 2013 produced 487 mm rainfall, and the wettest we had 1246 mm.
        So unless you have a few years under your belt every bit of different weather is claimed as being unprecedented and due to climate change.

  2. Philip Mulholland permalink
    January 18, 2020 8:29 pm

    BBC’s Climate Check Cheek
    That’s more like it.

    • layor nala permalink
      January 18, 2020 10:06 pm

      No no – climate CHEAT

  3. Harry Passfield permalink
    January 18, 2020 8:36 pm

    Very sadly, I can’t help but think that 1933 is repeating itself. I’d worry, but only for my children and grand-children. The BBC has lost its raison-detre. [sigh]

  4. jack broughton permalink
    January 18, 2020 8:42 pm

    Their idea of climate history is from 1880 and more so from 1980 (after the last temperature drop was threatening a new ice age). But, no one will be allowed to question the prolefeed, even complaints will be rejected as oldthink by the goodthinking duckspeakers following their bellyfeel. The minitrue thrives in the BBC.

    The media are not left wing, they are owned or controlled by a small number of neo-fascist billionaires and their acolytes whose objective is destruction of the poorer people in society.

    • Immune to propaganda permalink
      January 18, 2020 9:02 pm

      Neo fascist billionaires are usually left wing, think George Soros

  5. Broadlands permalink
    January 18, 2020 9:04 pm

    The thing that is so puzzling (and disturbing) is the fact that so very few understand that, even if true, there is nothing meaningful that humans can possibly do the prevent whatever the climate decides to do. Unpredictable extreme weather from natural variability will always be with us, as it has for eons. Fossil fuels will be needed, especially for transportation. Atmospheric CO2 cannot be lowered in any meaningful amounts, much less safely stored geologically. The rational thing to do is to prepare and adapt for whatever the climates of the future might do. But so much has been invested in this 6% increase in global temperature over the last several hundred years that climate change realism is not likely to soon appear. Expect more scaremongering based on dire model forecasts with no viable solution to the “crisis” on the horizon.

    • Rowland P permalink
      January 19, 2020 10:39 am

      Microsoft thinks it can suck loads of CO2 out of the atmosphere. That will make a difference!!

      • Saighdear permalink
        January 19, 2020 1:08 pm

        I was offering a Service to use CO2 Pellets ( Dry Ice) for Cleaning) – folk thought I was mad – and then the Greens came along and hit it on the head – adding to CO2 emissions!
        Ye cannae make this up. the CO2 pellets saved on pollution and water & Chems use by blast freezing the dirt off.

      • dennisambler permalink
        January 19, 2020 3:32 pm

        They are going to recapture all the CO2 they ever emitted. How are they going to find it and identify it. I don’t want them stealing mine.

  6. Paul Deverson permalink
    January 18, 2020 9:33 pm

    The relentless references to records is totally misleading.
    The fact is that global temperatures were at a low during the Little Ice Age (coldest between 1645 and 1715 AD). Since then, the temperature has been recovering. As modern records began after the LIA, it is entirely expected that during this recovery period, before they fall again, successive decades will be increasingly warmer, setting records.
    This is not something to create headlines and panic about. It’s the natural result of a cyclical pattern.

    • A C Osborn permalink
      January 19, 2020 11:37 am

      It is even worse than that. Paul didn’t actually say it but I bet all those temperatures that the BBC counted were warm ones.
      No mention of the hundreds of Cold temperature records broken.
      Or the Snowfall amounts broken, or the fact that the growing year is getting shorter.

      • Saighdear permalink
        January 19, 2020 1:04 pm

        Yes, the growing year getting shorter, …..OR ? couple of years we had an EARLY spring cereal harvest – as there was around 1976 or7 – finished by first week in August. Spilt grain / shed grain was germinating and flowered / set seed by end November – but reality sent in with December weather and that was that.
        Potatoes: last year we were LATE in planting due to wet Late spring soil conditions – brought home the tribulations of Irish Famine ( ? ) …. Too late to develop properly before Blight came and then a very wet autumn limited what we could harvest – poor crop + Boggy soil.
        ( THinking about Europe FOOD Mountains and Lakes years ago ……. saying no more )

    • CheshireRed permalink
      January 19, 2020 11:56 am

      That’s far too much common sense in one comment. Report to Dr Harrabin immediately for Eco re-indoctrination.

  7. BLACK PEARL permalink
    January 18, 2020 10:12 pm

    Totally stopped viewing BBC & Sly News now for at least 2 years or more.
    Climate Change crap & finally the biased Brexit coverage totally did it in for me.
    Fact checking from this site is invaluable and just shows how corrupt & fake our media has become ….. in line with the politics I guess.
    My message to the MSM (just like Scoldedlocks) “Shame on you”

    • Saighdear permalink
      January 19, 2020 9:35 am

      I feel that way too… just ‘watch’ to keep a finger on the pulse…. European ‘free to air’ TV is not much better – sometimes WORSE, especially the german stuff, often repeating our dross. Radio Scotland drives me mad too.
      No longer hold the weather beauties in high esteem, nor the authoritative ones. what DO they take us for?

      • A C Osborn permalink
        January 19, 2020 11:38 am

        They take us for stupid.

  8. Ian Cook permalink
    January 18, 2020 10:39 pm

    The 1966 Britannica Year Book has a report that research was conducted to examine the theory that CO2 output from human activity was or was likely to affect the global climate. It’s conclusion was that the CO2 thus released was far too small to have measurable consequences. Big place, the planet. Not big enough for an eco-nutter’s ego though.

  9. Gamecock permalink
    January 18, 2020 10:42 pm

    England has a temperate oceanic climate (Köppen: Cfb ). Has for as long as anyone can remember.

    BBC: What has England’s climate changed into?

    Answer: You are stupid. You have no clue what you are talking about. There is no climate change in England. You are too stupid too be embarrassed.

  10. Graeme No.3 permalink
    January 18, 2020 10:50 pm

    I am glad that this was the second warmest year on record. I shudder to think how cold it would have been without that. I live in the Adelaide Hills and this last winter was both long and cold, can I use the word “unprecedented”? It wasn’t, older inhabitants referred back to the 1940’s and others to the 60’s and 70’s.
    I started using gas for heating in March and stopped on December 2. In the 15 years I have lived here I have only used heating gas in March in 2 or 3 years, usually starting around the end of April or into May. I have never used gas for heating after the beginning of November ever before.
    My agapanthus finally started flowering 2 weeks after Christmas. Normally those at the front of the block would flower early December and those near the front door before Christmas (last year 2018 December 22, which was later than the prvious year). This year they have only just started, and no, it is not a lack of water, just a lack of warmth.**

    So I can only assume my flowers know more about the climate than the precious flowers at the BBC.

    **And my reliable early fig tree didn’t have edible fruit until (at least) 4 weeks later than usual.

  11. January 18, 2020 11:02 pm

    What do you expect from the British Biased Company? The climate is ever changing. Now the politico’s and their buddies can see a way to make even more cash out of us. Winter is coming. A ‘Modern Minimum’ is due, according to NASA. The cold times are returning. Prepare!

    • Gamecock permalink
      January 19, 2020 12:33 pm

      “The climate is ever changing.”

      Where? Name one place on earth where climate has changed in the last hundred years.

      • Ken G permalink
        January 19, 2020 8:58 pm

        Its changing, but so slowly as to be almost imperceptible. Which is sort of the point…

  12. bobn permalink
    January 19, 2020 12:00 am

    Tonights cheering song is titled “I’m a denier!” Turn up your volume and enjoy.

  13. January 19, 2020 2:04 am

    The BBC is not alone in promoting fake news. The ABC (Australia) has similar ethics:

  14. January 19, 2020 6:05 am

    From the 2 minute mark to 2:30 an inadvertent admission that the east african cyclones and the australian drought were the creations of the Indian Ocean Dipole.

  15. January 19, 2020 6:39 am

    Is there anyone who did not expect this from the BBC? One can only hope that the incessant propaganda and the telling us that we (who are we?) must give up driving, flying, eating meat etc will completely turn people off and they will realise that is is nothing but propaganda.

    • Gerry, England permalink
      January 19, 2020 11:50 am

      A tipping point? They cried ‘all hands to stave off the climate emergency’ and this time none of the villagers came running up the hill.

  16. George R. Ogden permalink
    January 19, 2020 8:51 am

    More tosh!!!

    Slàinte Mhath!


    • bobn permalink
      January 20, 2020 12:43 am

      But Al Gore told me they were all under water in 2014. You mean they are not flooded like Al promised?! You mean Al Gore is a LIar?!!!! Gosh – the nobel prize for biggest liar of the year, otherwise known as the piece of crap piece prize goes to the BBC.

  17. January 19, 2020 11:48 am

    How many of the temp records were due to urban heat islands and/or unsuitable weather station sites?

  18. Tim Spence permalink
    January 19, 2020 1:33 pm

    Expect even more bludgeoning, 2020 is the big year for the project

  19. John189 permalink
    January 19, 2020 2:11 pm

    In his post our host wrote: ” And I defy anybody to honestly state that they’ve spotted any changes in their lifetime”, and it occured to me that the changes I have observed (I started keeping a weather diary in 1967 at the age or 9) have been due to non-climate/weather reasons. Living on a hillside with a wide view out over an industrial town in the valley the atmosphere has now for many years been purged of the smoke of a thousand mill chimneys. When I was a boy there were many warm weekdays where the sun shone from an opaque sky whilst Sundays had a clearer atmosphere. Since the 1980s, for better or for worse, the grime and smoke are gone and the sunshine is stronger. Otherwise, since 1967 there have been warmer years and cooler years. The heaviest rain storms were in August 1967 and July 1975; most damaging hail storm in July 2015, deepest snow in December 1981 and March 2013 (so not so long ago!), hottest days in August 1975 (not 1976!) and July 2019. This is not catastrophic climate change. It is variable weather, peaks and troughs of both heat and cold. Nothing more.

  20. john cooknell permalink
    January 19, 2020 9:24 pm

    According to the BBC the end of the world has apparently already happened, and I am afraid to my endless shame, I did not notice it.

    As climate change takes hold, I looked for signals of the global extinction event. I could not get any decent bananas in Sainsburys today, perhaps, with this, I have glimpsed the forthcoming apocalypse.

    The strange thing is people and things looked much the same, too many cars on the by-pass and most of them were in my way!

    I decided I would look for comfort from our Parliament, the guardian of the peoples freedom and well being. They have declared a climate emergency so they really should know what they are doing. However it turns out that they appear as confused as I am, often introducing successful policy strategies that fail in implementation. Only a politician with an expensive and exclusive education could understand such reasoning, I thought it was all just a cock up.

    I turned to History to see how my forebears stood up to mass extinction, and as you would expect a lot of them didn’t do too well. Roman invasions, Vikings, William the Conquerer, Black Death, The Great Plague it was all getting pretty disappointing.

    I often find comfort in the writings of Samuel Pepys (after all he was a bit of a lad) and this is what I found.

    1. Samuel Pepys 21st jan 1661
    It is strange what weather we have had all this winter; no cold at all; but the ways are dusty, and the flyes fly up and down, and the rose-bushes are full of leaves, such a time of the year as was never known in this world before here. This day many more of the Fifth Monarchy men were hanged.

    House Of Lords 11th jan 1662 Journal of the House of Lords records.

    The Fast to be observed in Westm. Abbey, and the Bp. of St. David’s to preach.
    ¶Whereas His Majesty hath been pleased, by Proclamation, upon the Unseasonableness of the Weather, to command a general and public Fast, to be religiously and solemnly kept, within the Cities of London and Westm. and Places adjacent: It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Bishop of St. David’s is hereby desired to take the Pains upon him, to preach before the Lords of Parliament, on Wednesday the Fifteenth Day of this Instant January in the Forenoon, in the Abbey Church of Westm. being the accustomed Place where their Lordships have used to meet upon the like Occasion.

    Samuel Pepys 15 jan 1662
    This morning Mr. Berkenshaw came again, and after he had examined me and taught me something in my work, he and I went to breakfast in my chamber upon a collar of brawn, and after we had eaten, asked me whether we had not committed a fault in eating to-day; telling me that it is a fast day ordered by the Parliament, to pray for more seasonable weather; it having hitherto been summer weather, that it is, both as to warmth and every other thing, just as if it were the middle of May or June, which do threaten a plague (as all men think) to follow, for so it was almost the last winter; and the whole year after hath been a very sickly time to this day. I did not stir out of my house all day, but conned my musique, and at night after supper to bed.

    • Rowland P permalink
      January 20, 2020 9:54 am

      Thanks for that; saved me from searching for those quotes again!!

  21. Tim. permalink
    January 19, 2020 9:27 pm

    My weather memories go back further. Motorcycling to work c1959 (Hertfordshire) I found myself on the wrong side of the road; it was thick smog (smoke plus fog). There were many cold winters around that period and the weather seemed to slowly improve as the air slowly lost its smoke filth. Slowly there were less factories/power stations belching muck and by mid 1960s most trains were pulled by diesel or electric engines. 1976 sticks in my memory for the dryness and heat. I remember thinking in May of that year that there was little point in carrying a waterproof to work; the leaves were withering on the trees (Lancashire) and in Derbyshire on a visit I noticed leaves falling off trees and the grass turning brown in a park. 2010 winter we were walking on the frozen River Lune.

  22. Mack permalink
    January 19, 2020 9:50 pm

    No one knows what the global mean surface temperature was in 1880 or, indeed, now. Despite great ‘advances’ in meteorological record keeping and temperature sensing equipment, there remain vast areas of the planet where there is still no accurate data available. And, in the Victorian era, outside of North America, Europe and a few scattered colonial outposts, there was nowhere near enough data available to even hazard a guess at a ‘global’ temperature. When you also consider the current trend in adjusting, massaging, homogenising, losing, altering and infilling historical and current data, siting and technical issues, UHI effects etc etc even today’s figure of a ‘global mean surface temperature’ is merely a punt. We can say with some authority that it’s probably warmed up a bit since the end of the Little Ice Age, possibly somewhere between 1 and 2 degrees, but claiming an accuracy to hundreds of even tenths of a degree centigrade is simply nonsensical.

  23. January 20, 2020 1:00 am

    The campaign has reached the most recent 3rd episode of lovable Dr Who. A more sickening episode of propaganda I have yet to view in one of my most favourite shows.

  24. January 20, 2020 6:36 am

    Reblogged this on The GOLDEN RULE and commented:
    One doesn’t need to look far to see the fraudulent presentation of climate data.
    Accepting that, there is only one interpretation possible – The public are being gypped with lies that “climate change” is a result of atmospheric CO2 emissions.
    There is no valid science to support the alarmists.
    If readers cannot understand this, what is their basis for believing the propaganda?

  25. January 20, 2020 10:04 am

    We can expect more interventions/proclamations from the UN. Even today it gives status to climate change migrants and with such conceptions alludes to world government (socialist world). Climate Change may not be a reality but in the socialist pantheon it is a concept behind which some can show their feelings about all manner of issues that are said to be beyond those of the ‘right’ (who cannot be so understanding and sympathetic). The rhetoric attached to the issue speaks of fear for mankind and the white knight of socialist sympathies superseding even rationality. The UN will soon be the only representative of so many failed evocations of socialism.

    Once you have established yourself as the one, the only one that cares, you have a brand that can promote all manner of conjecture overriding nation states (which have their own agendas); creates a loose confederation which seems to make for a universal truth, its manifesto circles the Earth. Although manufactures and wealth creation have saved, enhanced, the lives of untold millions there is a caution amongst those nations to proclaim their success in eradicating poverty and increasing health benefits which at the moment is being cowed from stating such things. What is being professed is the triumph of jealousy over ambition and, as Paul does on a daily basis, the dwelling on facts, statistics, is the sort of hocus pocus that tries to cloud the evidence of our own eyes, so they suggest. Statements of fact reduced by the romance of language, theatre.

  26. January 20, 2020 10:11 am

    On the 8th of January, 1734-5, arose in the morning a great
    wind, not much unequal to that in November, 1703, as long as it
    continued. It blew down four large trees in St. James’ church-
    yard, it rent the great bar of iron which supported the weather-
    cock on St. Nicholas’ steeple ; it ripped and folded up the lead of
    Temple church as if it had been paper, it blew down many chim-
    neys, untiled many houses, and did great damage to several ships
    which lay in Kingroad. *

  27. Alan Keith permalink
    January 20, 2020 10:17 am

    Wouldn’t it be good if the Scottish Government, before deciding to sacrifice the prosperity of the country, were to “tell the truth” and ask the question as follows:-
    The Scottish Government wishes to set an example to the world of how to achieve zero carbon. By what amount would you be prepared to reduce your present level of annual income per household to achieve this, bearing in mind that no actual benefit would accrue to your progeny for hundreds of years and then only if all other countries followed suit and if CO2 actually is found to be a cause of climate change? £0, £500, £1000, £2000, £5000, £10000. Other ( ). The results would then enable government to work out the year the target could be reached. Any guesses what that would be?

  28. Vernon E permalink
    January 20, 2020 10:51 am

    Paul makes the most pertinent comment – these “global temperatures” are meaningless anyway. What are they – the average between the poles and the equator? From the late 19th century until the mid 1950s our summers were glorious – hence the existence and popularity of Blackpool and the numerous other resorts (I grew up in Rhyl ). Please don’t tell me it was Spanish packages etc that destroyed the resorts – it was the weather pure and simple. Also during those years winters tended to be cooler – so what’s the conclusion? A lemon.

  29. ianprsy permalink
    January 20, 2020 11:38 am

    On a very local level, I have a FOIA request in on my local council about their unmandated policy of zero carbon by 2040, ie what will it cost over and above business as usual, what is the baseline and how will they monitor it. At the same time they’re boosting the amount of money for dealing with fly tipping. A walk along the local lanes (and especially outside schools!) shows the public have zero respect for their local environment, never mind the planet!

    • Saighdear permalink
      January 20, 2020 1:31 pm

      You’re Da’n right. A clean and tidy home / backyard etc instils in itself a clean tidy environment. Roads & Verges / embankments, Ditches hedges unoccupied land. and so on

    • sid permalink
      January 23, 2020 8:52 am

      Many years ago before tipping taxes my area (Peterborough) gave out tags for free saying ‘…you tag it we will take it’. Almost zero fly tipping then. Much cheaper system

  30. January 20, 2020 4:29 pm

    In 1974 the BBC was also in alarmist mode. However…

    Broadcast in the UK on BBC Two on 20 November 1974.the BBC programme “The Weather Machine” was billed as ‘a global investigation into the Earth’s changing climate’.

    “1974 has been a bad year for weather, with disastrous floods and droughts, a failed monsoon in India, unprecedented tornadoes in America, a dismal summer and unseasonable gales in Europe. The machine that makes the world’s weather is changing gear – and the shift is downward, against mankind. The smallest change means loss of life in flood or drought, and the wholesale destruction of crops. For us, the price of food goes up; for millions more, it brings hunger or starvation. In the background looms the threat of ice, and the obliteration of northern lands – including Britain.

    The next ice-age is already overdue. The trends are revealed in cores drilled from deep beneath the Greenland ice-cap; by instruments high on a volcano in Hawaii, acting as a breathalyser for our planet; by ships that probe the depths of the sea for clues to the weather of 18,000 years ago; and by satellites that look down from space to encompass the storms of half a world. In the Pacific and Atlantic oceans we see the beginnings of a concerted global assault on the problems of our ever-changing climate.

    Perhaps just in time, the nations are uniting in the war against bad weather.”

  31. Dave Pattison permalink
    January 20, 2020 4:36 pm

    In 1974 the BBC was already in alarmist mode. But the message was a little different…

    “The Weather Machine”, broadcast in the UK on BBC Two on 20 November 1974.

    “1974 has been a bad year for weather, with disastrous floods and droughts, a failed monsoon in India, unprecedented tornadoes in America, a dismal summer and unseasonable gales in Europe. The machine that makes the world’s weather is changing gear – and the shift is downward, against mankind. The smallest change means loss of life in flood or drought, and the wholesale destruction of crops. For us, the price of food goes up; for millions more, it brings hunger or starvation. In the background looms the threat of ice, and the obliteration of northern lands – including Britain.

    The next ice-age is already overdue. The trends are revealed in cores drilled from deep beneath the Greenland ice-cap; by instruments high on a volcano in Hawaii, acting as a breathalyser for our planet; by ships that probe the depths of the sea for clues to the weather of 18,000 years ago; and by satellites that look down from space to encompass the storms of half a world. In the Pacific and Atlantic oceans we see the beginnings of a concerted global assault on the problems of our ever-changing climate

    Perhaps just in time, the nations are uniting in the war against bad weather.”

  32. It doesn't add up... permalink
    January 20, 2020 5:42 pm

    For a true zero, you should plot you temperature chart in Kelvin.

    Meanwhile, the BBC’s Climate Check will still go ka’ching until they are forced to finance themselves.

  33. saparonia permalink
    January 20, 2020 7:16 pm

    These people who are buying expensive deep underground shelters for when the Cold comes with a vengeance, they will be stocking up on things like food and coal. (For instance, there’s a mountain of coal on Antarctica and stocks of food in the polar shelters.) They are very much aware of what is coming but if everyone else cottoned on they would be rumbled, so they make up this huge Chicken Licken story that the sky is falling on our heads so we all look the other way. I think we should maybe stock up on stuff to throw down their holes to make sure that once underground, they don’t ever come back up.

  34. Post Brexit permalink
    January 21, 2020 9:54 pm

    The BBC are always ready to broadcast St Greta or David Attenborough, neither of whom have any climate science qualifications,to lead on the Climate ‘crisis’, A ‘crisis’ that has been running for 20 yeras yet most people cannot tell what the weather was like last month never mind predict next weeks. Even the Met Office stopped the Long Range Forecast.
    I remember how the recently deceased David Bellamy was frozen oy bt the BBC because he was a ‘denier’:
    The Climate ‘crisis’ is groupthink in action, who knows when the turning point will come!

    • Saighdear permalink
      January 22, 2020 2:11 pm

      You’re darned right in all you say: Has vexed me considerably – how to bust stupid “group think” Does it need to be fragmented – or will that make matters worse?. Would have to be some nuclear device to fragment and disinfect at the same time. this denier groupthink looking in mirrors as well, does not do the Realists any favours either. …….

  35. Mike Ryan permalink
    January 21, 2020 11:28 pm

    Another trick used by the BBC is to employ a graph produced by Professor Hawkins at the University of Reading. It looks like a bar code and purports to show how the global temperature has changed since 1850.
    ‘It uses a coloured stripe to represent the global average temperature for each year since 1850 – blue for cooler temperatures and red for hotter years.’ And guess what, most of the graph shows blue temperatures until, hey presto, we get to some more recent years and there’s lots of red. But I can’t find any indication as to a temperature scale. Maybe it’s there somewhere but I could not find it. It just looks like a different version of the notorious hockey stick graph.

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