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UK State Of The Climate Report 2019

April 16, 2020

By Paul Homewood


GWPF has just published its latest UK Climate Report:


London, 16 April: The floods that affected northern England in the autumn of 2019 were nothing out of the ordinary. That’s according to a new review of the UK’s 2019 weather.

Author Paul Homewood says that although rainfall in the region was high, it has been exceeded several times in the past, right back to the 19th century.

It’s easy for people to reach for the climate change bogeyman when there is an extreme weather event”, says Homewood, “but we are seeing very little that we haven’t seen before”.

Homewood points out that the Met Office’s own data support his case.

If you look at Met Office data extreme rainfall, extreme drought or storms, there is very little to write home about. Winters are a bit milder, and in Scotland a bit wetter, but that’s about it”.

Homewood’s third annual review of the UK’s weather has just been published by the Global Warming Policy Foundation.

Key findings

* After a rising trend between the 1980s and early 2000s, temperature trends have stabilised in the UK.

* Heatwaves are not becoming more intense, but extremely cold weather has become much less common.

* There is little in the way of long-term trends in rainfall in England and Wales.

* Sea-level rise around British coasts is not accelerating.

The UK’s Weather in 2019: More of the same, again (PDF)

  1. Hugh Sharman permalink
    April 16, 2020 2:17 pm

    Bravo, Paul!

  2. johnbillscott permalink
    April 16, 2020 3:38 pm

    Well done Paul. Excellent paper based on facts and should have the status of “must read” by politicians, policy makers, Met Office management, Deben’s Climate Change Committee and the BBC, to name a few.

  3. Nancy & John Hultquist permalink
    April 16, 2020 3:50 pm

    Thanks Paul. Gold Star!
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    “The weather is weird, and that’s the only thing normal about it.”
    {An old farmer.}

  4. April 16, 2020 7:19 pm

    Excellent, Paul, very well done. Encouraging, and comforting, reading (for a sceptic). This publication should be distributed to ALL the news media and, naturally, all politicians – and include the teaching profession here as well – and maybe some of the more misinformed ”celebrities”.

    • MrGrimNasty permalink
      April 17, 2020 10:44 am

      Unfortunately, the climate change movement has the resources to have people full-time bullying and threatening news editors etc. into putting out only their approved content – in the vast majority of cases submissions like Paul’s will be ‘filed in the waste paper bin’ to avoid hassle.

  5. Phillip Bratby permalink
    April 16, 2020 7:33 pm

    Good work Paul. Keep up the good work.

  6. Harry Passfield permalink
    April 16, 2020 8:17 pm

    Is it not also the case that flooding in the 19th C would not have affected so much urban development as now exists in the modern day, so would not have been so remarkable? It is, surely, a fact of modern living that any flooding of the urban environment has larger consequences. But that is not a factor of climate change, but of land-use change.

  7. April 17, 2020 2:01 am

    The state of the climate is not the issue.
    The issue is whether the state of the climate is responsive to fossil fuel emissions.

    • saparonia permalink
      April 17, 2020 10:25 pm

      During my time at university I studied Ice Ages. The onset of Ice Ages is typically preceeded by increased volcanism. Nobody on earth can stop volcanoes and the increase of eruptions at the moment is trending towards one of the super-volcano erupting. We only need one major eruption to throw us into an Ice Age. Melt at the poles is another signal of cooling, the ice is being redistributed. Fossil fuels are a minor consideration. If everyone suddenly went carbon free and stopped breathing, it would be like a drop in the ocean.

  8. MrGrimNasty permalink
    April 17, 2020 10:39 am

    Nice one, I sensed you’d been working on something.

  9. April 17, 2020 11:48 am

    Batty Matty is now pushing the ‘US megadrought’ 🙄

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