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Weather Extremes–Are They Caused By Global Warming

June 4, 2020

By Paul Homewood



The GWPF have published a new paper analysing trends in weather extremes:





Critical Review Confirms IPCC Assessment On Extreme Weather



  1. Broadlands permalink
    June 4, 2020 2:15 pm

    “Extreme weather conditions are produced by natural patterns in the climate system not global warming.” That sums it up. The human additions of CO2 cannot control natural variability…the jet streams, the ENSOs, volcanic eruptions. It is illogical to think otherwise?

  2. Thomas Carr permalink
    June 4, 2020 2:44 pm

    Thank you for circulating the summary of Dr. Alexander’s paper. So how would we discover that has also been read by G. Mombiot. R. Harrabin, D.Attenborough and all the others? Never , I suspect, as it could involve an appalling loss of face for some and serious difficulty for commercial investment opportunists.

  3. arfurbryant permalink
    June 4, 2020 2:47 pm

    And don’t forget the method of observing and recording data has changed drastically since c1980. Almost continuous temperature recording (every minute by electric platinum thermometer) means it is far more likely that an ‘extreme’ recording can be made, against the human-recording-mercury-thermometer every hour (at most) pre-1980 (UK). The method of collecting and recording rainfall has also changed. Apples and Oranges yet again…!

    • Geoff B permalink
      June 4, 2020 3:17 pm

      The mercury and alcohol max min thermometer (the U shaped one), had a pretty high thermal mass and would never detect short term transients, such as a jet going by the heathrow temperature gauge

    • Mack permalink
      June 4, 2020 7:24 pm

      Indeed Arfur, and how many hurricanes, cyclones and tornadoes are picked up by satellites now as compared to the pre-satellite era when such weather events were only recorded if they actually bumped into something or someone? Many a hurricane or tornado arose in the wilderness of the oceans or Great Plains of the US in times gone by and quickly fizzled out, unbeknown to mankind. Even the damp squibs get recorded these days by the all seeing eyes in the skies.

      • arfurbryant permalink
        June 4, 2020 8:42 pm

        Completely agree, Mack.
        Objectivity, once the cornerstone of good science, has been sold down the river of media hyperbole. Rather sad.

  4. June 4, 2020 2:48 pm

    Is this an example of extreme conditions that evokes this statement?
    “Meteorologists say they are amazed at the sudden switch from extreme wet to extreme dry – it is not “British” weather.”

    Giving the weather forecast on BBC Breakfast on Wednesday morning, Carol Kirkwood said temperatures are set to plummet by almost 15C this weekend after the mercury hit 29.6C on Tuesday. The BBC Weather forecaster was shocked to report sleet and snow will hit parts of Scotland on Friday prompting her to ask “can you believe that?”. She said: “Temperatures today down from yesterday. The top temperature yesterday was down at Southampton at 29.6C but today it’s going to be more like 18C and 17C.

    • June 4, 2020 4:15 pm

      “Plumetted” 14 degrees over four days? Go away with you silly woman! More climate porn! Certainly a credible example of “extreme” language (I begin to see a positive correlation which can be derived by cross plotting public funding of the alarmist religion vs.extreme language they use, the more money they get, the more extreme the language they use so the more money they get! If we want to learn about significant temperature fluctuation look no further than what occurs in Dallas TX in late autumn. There the temperature can drop more than 30deg C in a couple of hours. As for meteorologists, they “should” know better and temper their language to “unusual but NOT unique”. Seems they have conveniently “forgotten” about the late Spring FROSTS which can cause havoc with fruit blossom.
      It is simply not good enough for supposed scientifically qualified professionals to indulge in the language of the at best social science or politics degreed activist!

      • June 4, 2020 4:16 pm

        Ugh! I saw the “m” missing in plummeted just as I pressed send. Excuse.

      • June 4, 2020 7:20 pm

        I realized also that I missed commenting on a standard ploy of the “impartial” BBC which is to sex up their climate porn by acting (in this case) as if there has to be some comment worthy relationship between weather on the English riviera and the Highlands of Scotland. They mix quantitative and qualitative information. I eat people alive who write reports in that manner. Like a fantastically written and directed movie, the reader has to pay very close attention to catch all the hidden meanings because in this case their prose is deliberately written so their preferred story is picked up by a habitual scanner of news items, where as a completely different story is clear to the person who has the time knowledge and patience to forensically dissect every piece of climate porn they pump out. This is not how news of any kind in a free and open Western democracy should be presented, because otherwise one may draw the conclusion that the BBC is setting out with the deliberate and wilful intention to deceive.

  5. Geoff B permalink
    June 4, 2020 3:14 pm

    The GWPF produce excellent reports, but I do not recollect ever seeing them mentioned in the MSM. Probably not enough cuddly animals in them or more likely too long a read for our present day journalists.

    • June 4, 2020 4:21 pm

      Hmmm… are you suggesting sources like the “impartial” and “Why you can trust the BBC” BBC and the Grauniad “providers of independent and quality news” might be delivering news only which fits a particular view point, albeit a massively funded view point?

    • June 4, 2020 5:20 pm

      When the GWPF sign top climate expert Greta Thunberg the media will be all over them 🙄

    • Pancho Plail permalink
      June 4, 2020 6:39 pm

      If mentioned at all, always introduced by “Extreme Right Wing Think Tank”

  6. June 4, 2020 4:38 pm

    Glad to see someone writing who agrees with the laws of thermodynamics. Not surprisingly the DATA supports that view. Contrast that with media and activist outpourings who contradict said laws with every claim about extreme weather, but then the Enlightenment is over and adherence to the scientific method and empiricism no longer apply when there is MONEY and power to be had and useful idiots to help you get it!

  7. Chaswarnertoo permalink
    June 4, 2020 5:16 pm

    As there are no recent weather extremes they cannot be caused by AGW. ( Unless AGW is also untrue)

  8. bobn permalink
    June 5, 2020 12:59 am

    off topic but needs coverage. The conspiracy by the establishment to debase and fake science in a political cause.
    Trump has recommended the drug Hydroxychloroquine against covid19 for which there is an ever mounting body of evidential support. However the ‘establishment’ have tried every trick to discredit this claim with the latest being ‘The Lancet’ (now a biased anti-science propaganda journal) [publishing an unreviewed hit-piece faked study that garnered MSM headlines. However many professionals looked at the study and found it flawed and faked – now withdrawn.
    Where have we seen this sort of 97% of scientists oppose the Hydroxy drug type tactic used before? They’ve been caught out big time on this and the parallels to other propaganda by fake scientists needs to be publisized.

  9. Frosty Oz permalink
    June 5, 2020 3:29 am

    The full paper is here:

    Click to access Alexander-Weather-Extremes.pdf

  10. Eddie P permalink
    June 6, 2020 8:51 pm

    I’m sorry but I get this when trying to view the images –

  11. Eddie P permalink
    June 7, 2020 6:11 am

    That works – thanks Paul.

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