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UK warned it is unprepared for climate chaos-Chris Stark

June 17, 2021

By Paul Homewood



The UK is woefully unprepared to deal with changes occurring to the climate, government advisers say.

A report by the independent Climate Change Committee predicts warming will hit the UK harder than first thought.

It warns of more severe heatwaves, especially in big cities, and more intense rainfall, with an increased flood risk across most of the UK.

It says homes, infrastructure and services must be made resilient to floods, heat and humid nights.

The authors of the report on adaptation, or "climate-proofing", warn that global warming can cause damage running into tens of billions of pounds over short periods – and they say they’re frustrated at the lack of government action.

The committee, also known as the CCC, says the UK is even worse prepared than it was five years ago, at the time of its last report on the risks of climate change.

The committee’s chief executive, Chris Stark, said CCC members were so frustrated with the lack of progress on climate-proofing the UK that they deliberately made this report "spiky".

He said: "It’s really troubling how little attention the government has paid to this." He told BBC News: "The extent of planning for many of the risks is really shocking. We are not thinking clearly about what lies ahead."

While the world could warm by an average of 4C by 2100, the report say the UK government’s plans are inadequate to cope even with a 2C temperature rise.


Stark forgets that it is not his job to order the government to do anything, not least to spend hundreds of billions of taxpayer money on a a climate bogeyman in 100 years time.

There is no evidence at all, as he must surely be aware, that any of these “climate nasties”, which he mentions, are actually happening now. And even if the weather did get worse in a few decades time, governments then would surely be more than capable of taking any action needed.

  1. The Informed Consumer permalink
    June 17, 2021 10:29 am

    Emboldened by Covid, the lies are coming thick and fast now.

    • mjr permalink
      June 17, 2021 2:34 pm

      too true.. the BBC have seen how gullible the people are and how much covid bullshit they have accepted without questions, that now any bullshit will be swallowed

  2. JimW permalink
    June 17, 2021 10:43 am

    i am wondering if this is good news or bad news. Bad news if its a last minute attempt to influence the govt’s residential energy use paper due this month, or good news if the nutters know it doesn’t contain some of their more outlandish policies.

  3. Jack Broughton permalink
    June 17, 2021 10:43 am

    This has been redacted from the BBC website today. I think that the silence after the initial shouting by the tame-meja is because it is such clear junk, and it does not help their push for low carbon irrespective of cost and benefits to tell people what is really ahead due to their policies.

    • James Neill permalink
      June 17, 2021 11:58 am

      The link is still there. What exactly was redacted by the BBC?

      • Jack Broughton permalink
        June 17, 2021 5:02 pm

        Sorry, I didn’t search the other parts of the BBC website. The article had been moved from the main page. I think that this article, and the foolish CCC report that lies behind it, could rebound on the CCC and BBC as it shows that no climate change has occurred and that the risk to the UK is massive.

      • James Neill permalink
        June 17, 2021 5:19 pm

        Thank you Jack. The other analogy is, of course, the emperor’s new clothes!

    • June 17, 2021 9:55 pm

      What climate increase? I do nor acept the climate change nonsense, the Climate will behave as it has always done and keep going as it pleases.

  4. June 17, 2021 10:43 am

    Exactly so. We know they’re lying, they know we know they’re lying but they jusy carry on regardless as the options for us to do anything are effectively nil. We’re heading towards Zero Democracy.

    • Harry Passfield permalink
      June 17, 2021 2:26 pm

      A NZC democracy?

  5. A man of no rank permalink
    June 17, 2021 10:47 am

    “450 experts from 130 organisations”
    So many? That’s a lot of wages to pay, hope its not all coming from my income tax.

  6. Andrew Harding permalink
    June 17, 2021 10:59 am

    I’ve been listening to this drivel for over 30 years, the climate is no different now than it was when my now, grown up children were babies!

    • Harry Passfield permalink
      June 17, 2021 2:33 pm

      Andrew, I like to tell my children that there are no children graduating Uni now who have ever experienced MM Global Warming. They have to understand that they have been lied to by their teachers and government. Al Gore and the Greta Bore have a lot to answer for – not least that they have condemned a new generation to poverty – of mind, soul and being.

  7. Tim Leeney permalink
    June 17, 2021 11:09 am

    They are getting so absurd that someone even in this government must surely wake up soon. If not, in any case the imminent failure of COP 26 should do the trick.

  8. Michael Whitton permalink
    June 17, 2021 11:22 am

    How can the climate change committee be independent?

    • June 17, 2021 10:00 pm

      They aren’t, they follow the money, end of?

  9. cookers52 permalink
    June 17, 2021 11:33 am

    I thought the UK climate was a product of latitude, geography, and the North Atlantic jet stream.

    Perhaps I won’t order the sun awnings just yet.

  10. June 17, 2021 11:35 am

    The “independent” CCC is run by an ex Conservative Minister and is full of ignorant green nutters. It should be got rid of, together with the Climatic Change Act.

    • Harry Passfield permalink
      June 17, 2021 2:36 pm

      +many 100s, Phillip.
      We only need to find a Henry who can rid us of this meddlesome green priest.

  11. It doesn't add up... permalink
    June 17, 2021 11:39 am

    One thing is for sure. If we spend trillions on trying to get to net zero, we will not be able to afford to spend on these kinds of adaptations necessary to evade some climate Armageddon. And that Armageddon will be no less likely, since net zero is so costly that it will only be approached in a handful of now rich, soon poor countries. The rest will not be able to afford it, and will not want to when they see the damage caused. They will be much better placed to handle such changes as occur.

    Of course, since the reality is that other sources of global Armageddon are much more likely in the form of wars, the tune will soon start to change. Even Bloomberg is now starting to worry about the future of solar, with 45% of global polysilicon produced in Xinkiang, mainly with slave labour. Prices are rising, and if you want to exclude slave labour, there will be a shortage. Perhaps they omitted to mention that China has already said that criticism of their internal affairs will mean that climate targets are mull and void.

    What we have in the CCC are a bunch of witch doctors who are starting to lose the confidence of the village, threatening to bring down ever greater curses if they are not accorded respect and subservience.

    • June 17, 2021 5:49 pm

      I thought all the witch doctors were busy stirring the covid crisis pot?!

  12. Mack permalink
    June 17, 2021 11:52 am

    One has to laugh. The CCC base a lot of this nonsense on the climate modelling of the ouija computer rats at the Met Office. Having just checked the Met’s long range forecast they have ‘low confidence’ in predicting any type of weather occurring more than 2 weeks out this summer. Temps might be close to normal, but they might not. Some dry spells are possible but so are cooler interludes with a bit of rain and thunderstorms possibly thrown in to the mix. In short, their multi million pound computer modelling for a fortnight out, never mind decades to come, has about the same predictive value as a £10 tarot reading from Madame Pelungo at your local gypsy site. And our government listens to these clowns.

    • June 17, 2021 12:01 pm

      Are you sure it’s only a £ multi-million computer? I thought we gullible taxpayers had been forced to cough up for a £ billion piece of kit; to ensure we get their inaccurate forecasts quicker?

      • Mack permalink
        June 17, 2021 12:10 pm

        The £1.2 billion Microsoft designed ouija board is meant to come on stream next summer but yes, the cost will be coming out of our taxes now. Can’t wait zzzzz.

  13. June 17, 2021 12:06 pm

    Just how did you survive the Blitz? And survive it you did.

    • Harry Passfield permalink
      June 17, 2021 3:22 pm

      Just what I was thinking, Joan, as I sit here under the frame of my GF’s ‘Dead Man’s Penny’ from WWI.
      Of course, if he had survived that he’d have had to get through the Spanish ‘flu, the Wall Street crash and the Great Depression. Then, his son would need to get through WWII, Korea, Viet Nam and, in the UK, the unions determined to create their own Soviet.
      Then, my turn came with post-war rationing, real pollution, European and Middle-Eastern wars, unions (again) and the property crash of the 80s and the bank crash of the 90s.
      All in all, I figure the best times were the late 60s, 70s and, maybe, early 80s.
      But then, the UN. It started life as a way of preventing further wars (that went well) but has now morphed into an major anti-democratic organisation bent world domination (unless the Chinese beat them to it). For their needs they managed to bring on board their own useful idiots: the Gores and (Greta) bores, the Mannish activists and outright liars (probably one and the same) and the carpetbaggers like Deben and Goldsmith (add others like Lucas – add others as required).
      For all that, I figure that my ‘fellow-man’ (a generic, neutral noun!!) will find a way through, otherwise my young grandson will not enjoy a free life in his future.

      • June 18, 2021 12:33 pm

        My late father (b. 1901) was just too young for WWI and too old for WWII. But he and my late mother came through the depression. During WWII, my 2 brothers were young and mother talked about the rationing and keeping them in shoes. Daddy had to tend w/ tires and gasoline. I was born in Nov. 1944 and my first memory was when I must have been 4 so we are talking 1948. We went up to the attic to get something from a large plywood chest daddy had made. There in the bottom of the chest were 2 25lb. bags of sugar. It took time to get over the rationing.

        My great grandfather Reynolds (mother’s side) was in Company K of the 50th Virginia during the Civil War (that was the Confederate Stonewall Brigade). From VA near the NC border, he was 19 when the war began. He was in the battles of Monocacy, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg (age 22), Spotsylvania and captured at Fisher’s Hill which in near the end of our eastern panhandle. Taken to Pt. Lookout, MD prison camp he survived the winter and was paroled just before Appomattox. He mostly walked home. While WVU has his war letters, I was given one by relatives which is his account of walking from Meadows of Dan to Richmond to enter college in fall 1866. He came to WVU in 1885 as chair of English and would become VP, Chaplain, Acting President twice and the first Dean of Arts and Sciences. He was known for his Christian character (he became a Christian as a result of the Battle of Gettysburg and that is quite a letter), his problem-solving abilities, business acumen and his sense of humor.

    • Harry Passfield permalink
      June 17, 2021 3:45 pm

      Joan, Here’s a first for me: Paul seems to have disappeared my reply to you. Don’t know why. I was explaining how our generations – past and present – went though so much (the blitz, for one) and more, yet we survived. I ended up doubting that our future generations will survive the greens and their onslaught.

      • June 17, 2021 4:26 pm

        Just found it in the spam box!

      • Harry Passfield permalink
        June 17, 2021 5:24 pm

        Thank you, Paul.

      • June 18, 2021 12:56 pm

        People are really beginning to rise up here. Parents are going to school boards and raising heck about the masks and critical race garbage. In TX, when they arrived at a meeting, the board skedaddled. SO, the large body of people who came to protest, said, “they have left so we will elect another board”. And they did just that.

        People are paying attention and are learning that Constitution gives the power to “We the People” instead of “they the government.” Local people and State Governments are getting on board w/ defying un-Constitutional edicts from on high. TX, Gov. Abbot; FL Gov. DeSantis; SD Gov. Noem, etc. Also CA collected reams more signatures than needed to begin the recall of Gov. Newsom. There is noise about ridding MI of Whitmer. She and other governors (Cuomo-NY, WolfePA, Murphy-NJ) are also in the hot seat over putting covid patients into nursing homes to up the death count.

        Arizona has become the gold standard for a forensic audit of the election. Some 13 states have sent representatives to observe how and what they are doing. As the Audit winds up in AZ other states will be doing audits. Machines in many states in addition to AZ, PA, WI, MI, GA and NV which were not of the Dominion group have been revealed to also have been put online. Naughty, naughty….. The down-ballot races were also affected. It may be that be the time we are done, there will be a new election…ONE day and paper ballots.

        All of this has served to awaken people who are now getting involved and defying the elites. Turning Point USA just had a very successful conference with high school/college-age young women. They are amazing.

  14. ThinkingScientist permalink
    June 17, 2021 1:35 pm

    No point in being prepared for something which is never going to happen, surely?

  15. Phil permalink
    June 17, 2021 1:41 pm

    The funny thing is that the prediction of the UK being unprepared for a climate crisis towards the end of this decade might unwittingly have some truth: if from 2025 the Earth does enter its coolest thirty year spell since the early 1800s, with a combination of GSM conditions and the AMO In a cool phase after multi decades of its warm phase: also with the depths of the GSM probably in 2030: exactly the time when Boris Johnson is predicting much of our energy will be wind powered. The alarmists have got everything the wrong way round.

  16. MrGrimNasty permalink
    June 17, 2021 1:59 pm

    ‘Co-author Prof Richard Betts, head of climate impacts research at the Met Office, told BBC News: “The main thing is that the risks of climate change to the UK are even higher than we appreciated five years ago.”‘

    Said in what must be the full knowledge that there is not a shred of indisputable evidence currently. and that every single model/prediction ever made about climate catastrophe has failed.

    If ever we needed more proof of the ruination/perversion of a once great national institution.

  17. Broadlands permalink
    June 17, 2021 2:07 pm

    We will have to adapt regardless of what Earth’s natural variability decides to do. CO2 is not the control knob. The problem is that we are relying on all those dire forecasts from climate models to attempt the impossible. CO2 mitigation to zero and Net-zero. Both a waste of time and resources, with serious social and economic consequences that are unavoidable.

    • Russ Wood permalink
      June 18, 2021 3:39 pm

      When the Brits are freezing in the dark, then they can console themselves that the UK was the LEADER in destroying its economy!

  18. AC Osborn permalink
    June 17, 2021 2:14 pm

    “It warns of more severe heatwaves, especially in big cities,”

    Obviously totally unaware of UHI affects then.

  19. MrGrimNasty permalink
    June 17, 2021 2:23 pm

    And hands up, how many of you think the UK has already reached 30C this year thanks to the recent BBC news/weather coverage of the rather pleasant recent weather? Nope.

    The SE was also meant to be destroyed by the much over-egged wild thundery breakdown last night (i.e. a normal British summer pattern).

    The Met Office report is fronted with a picture of York flooded 2015.

    Yes, never happened climate change did it!

    • Sara Hall permalink
      June 17, 2021 10:50 pm

      I was really looking forward to a good old fashioned thunderstorm late last night as I walked home from a friend’s house. What a damp squib that turned out to be!

      • MrGrimNasty permalink
        June 18, 2021 9:16 am

        The forecasts have/are still massively over-playing the thunder/lightning factor, there is some around (see the IOW lightening detector site etc.) but nothing like as widespread/severe as promised so far.

  20. Phoenix44 permalink
    June 17, 2021 2:24 pm

    It’s amazing how such settled science keeps discovering that things are actually far worse than we thought.

  21. James Neill permalink
    June 17, 2021 2:39 pm

    Especially with the knowledge of a major climate conference happening in the UK later this year!

  22. Coeur de Lion permalink
    June 17, 2021 4:54 pm

    Why doesn’t the GWPF take up my suggestion that the Climate Emergency deserves the same treatment as the COVID Emergency with the CCC daily on a podium answering the questions. Stark I’m sure has answers to such as: “what effect will your decarbonisation have on global temperature in 2100? “. “What is the CCC’s number for ECS?” “Have you read Dr Kelly’s paper on Net Zero?” “Do you support coal fired power stations for sub Saharan Africa? “. Etc

    • devonblueboy permalink
      June 18, 2021 7:13 am

      If they got the same treatment then the climate loonies would spout lies which would be accepted wholesale by the assembled journalists

  23. Robert Jones permalink
    June 17, 2021 5:28 pm

    The Climate Change Committee has been ‘independent’ for far too long and should now come under firm scrutiny by a suitably-qualified and experienced climate realist, probably someone with a foot in the Global Warming Policy Forum. The CCC has an unhealthy approach to the overly-expensive solutions to so-called ‘global warming’ (a dubious theory which needs to be subjected to fact-checking before it exposes the world’s leaders to lengthy ridicule). The nonsense must stop.

  24. tao-das permalink
    June 17, 2021 6:03 pm

    we really need to understand that reports such as this by the CCC are mandated by the Climate Change Act and whilst we might all laugh at them, we have the realise that the climate change Act was passed by Parliament when Gordon Brown was Prime Minister and is still in force. I have just scanned the Technical report that fed into the main document and
    you can see that what we have is speculation by a myriad of consultants drawing upon disparate studies an example of the sort of thing used as evidence in the report can be seen here.

    My view is that we should be canvassing our MPs to reverse the statutory nature of these reports that appear to be funded by our government to feed both researchers and consultants that are unwilling to question the flawed science that underpins their assumptions. we appear to have created a gravy train that is unstoppable .

    • June 18, 2021 8:00 am

      Tao Das,

      while I have an M.P. who has stated that the Climate Change Act should be repealed he is very rare. I believe that most M.P.s are fully supportive of this act irrespective of party?
      I wish that it were not, but I can’t see that law being repealed?
      I also think that until some real negative effect of policy occurs, that there will be no change of direction.
      It is good to see that GB News is airing some of the doubts on this matter and I trust they ill continue to do so.

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