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Sky News Doomsday Climate Report Flooded with Misleading Sea Rise Claims–Guido

October 12, 2021
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By Paul Homewood

 

Congratulations to Guido, who beat me to it!

 

 

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Doom-mongering journalists at Sky News are reporting unsubstantiated graphic claims that London is on course to be flooded, illustrated with an image of Buckingham Palace in 3 metres of water. The only thing that is flooded is the report – flooded with misleading climate claims. Using graphics from hyperbolic campaign group, Climate Central, Sky News implies that famous world sites including Buckingham Palace, the Burj Khalifa and the Lincoln Memorial will be completely flooded by water due to fast rising sea levels if the UK fails to halve annual emissions by 2030. Hardly water tight journalism…

Full story here.

 

Where are Facebook’s fake factcheckers like Zeke Hausfather now?

39 Comments
  1. October 12, 2021 7:23 pm

    I find it incredible to see the difference between Sky News UK and Sky News Oz. I ONLY watch Sky News Australia. Sky UK is a fiction factory, the clowns version as opposed to the BBC the Milli tant version

    • Gerry, England permalink
      October 13, 2021 10:17 am

      That’s what made me laugh when I saw the advert for Sky News via Sky Sports where they claim they send out their intrepid reporters to provide you with the facts so that you can make your mind up instead of them preaching to you. Whoever made it has obviously never watched Sky News UK.

      • October 13, 2021 10:39 am

        Don’t you mean “provide you with THEIR facts”, i.e. they’ll preach at you and make it sound like you’re making an independent decision.

  2. October 12, 2021 7:24 pm

    The people are not conforming so the people pulling the strings from the shadows shouted MORE PROPAGANDA!

    • Broadlands permalink
      October 12, 2021 8:15 pm

      It’s difficult to have much more propaganda than we get almost daily. And wait until the conference in Scotland starts…a new heat dome?

      • Mack permalink
        October 12, 2021 9:38 pm

        Wait until it starts? Jeez, the EA went full ‘end of days’ catastrophe today with their head worrier’s claims being broadcast all over the Beeb. ‘Adapt or die’ folks! Yep, short of emulating Noah and building our own arks, we are all going to drown in man made flooding unless we repent our carbon sins immediately. I’m a bit shaky on my biblical history but I have a funny feeling that a plague of locusts might be just around the corner and the murder of the first born is an absolute shoe in for the COP 26 opening jamboree. I think most visitors here are living in a parallel universe to the increasingly disturbed individuals who seem to have the levers of power in the West at the moment.

  3. Broadlands permalink
    October 12, 2021 7:26 pm

    “Where are Facebook’s fake factcheckers like the con merchant Hausfather now?”

    Professor Hausfather doesn’t answer questions directed to him…at least since he left graduate school. He’s waiting to win the Al Gore look-alike contest and get a chance to meet Greta?:)

  4. October 12, 2021 7:36 pm

    Hopefully things will return to slightly more ‘normal’ after the COP26 propaganda show (where normal is lots of climate change propaganda, not 100% climate change propaganda). Has anybody heard or seen any BBC programme recently that doesn’t mention climate change or the climate catastrophe? I notice that next week there will be a BBC propaganda programme on hiding the decline. I wonder if the BBC has turned to Andrew Montford for the facts!

    • Mack permalink
      October 12, 2021 8:02 pm

      Had to laugh at BBC’s Countryfile on Sunday claiming that climate change was devastating not only national, but international, global spud production. Zzzzzzz. Back on planet earth, some countries had experienced local ‘weather’ issues over the past year that impacted production and some spud farmers have diversified to more profitable crops but, since man made climate change became an ‘issue’, global crop yields have been growing steadily. On the basis that, in the ‘Green Playbook’, correlation is causation, I would suggest that man made climate change has been an absolute boon for lovers of crisps, chips and a decent roastie! Despite what the BBC would have you believe. And long may the trend continue.

    • 1saveenergy permalink
      October 12, 2021 8:42 pm

      In the hottest year evhaaaa ….
      BBC gardeners question time last Sunday, the panel all agreed that it had been a cool year with low levels of sunlight was the reason many exotic plants had a poor showing this year, but indigenous plants had done well.

      • George Lawson permalink
        October 12, 2021 11:52 pm

        The BBC News today suddenly found that floods, drought, hot weather. storms, tornados and many other weather related incidences occur across the world every year! They also mentioned last week that a drought in a part of Africa, caused by global warming, was the worst in 90 years!!!

    • Harry Passfield permalink
      October 13, 2021 9:51 am

      I don’t know why they just don’t hold all future COP-outs in Nuremburg.

  5. deejaym permalink
    October 12, 2021 7:48 pm

    & yet Gore & Obama purchase shoreside properties……..its almost as if they don’t believe in any of this sea level rise stuff……

  6. Broadlands permalink
    October 12, 2021 8:10 pm

    “Where are Facebook’s fake factcheckers like Zeke Hausfather now?”

    Professor Hausfather doesn’t take questions, especially those that question his views. Factcheckers are not allowed.

    • Phoenix44 permalink
      October 13, 2021 8:59 am

      As the Athenians asked (in spirit) who fact checks the fact checkers?

  7. October 12, 2021 9:36 pm

    Complaints to the broadcasting regulator, me thinks.

    • Cheshire Red permalink
      October 12, 2021 10:31 pm

      Yep, 100%.

      SKY’s claims can be shown to be at the very least so unlikely as to effectively be false, unrealistic or pure propaganda.

      They deserve to get it where it hurts.

  8. October 12, 2021 9:38 pm

    Here in the US we are getting the same non-stop propaganda. It even extends down to the local news that never bothered to cover these stories before. I hope that once COPO26 is over that things will return to normal

  9. October 12, 2021 9:45 pm

    But we are the best at demolishing power stations, what could possibly go wrong.

  10. October 12, 2021 9:51 pm

    In among the EA predictions of doom there is a nugget of truth, the UK population increased from 65m to 75m from 1990 to 2019.

    The last major reservoir was built in 1991 our water supply system will not stand a drought, net zero will not solve this.

    • Douglas Dragonfly permalink
      October 13, 2021 12:28 am

      Lack of drinking water and man made climate catastrophe are not quite top of the list in my local news rag.

      No.1 is still some respiratory money tree.
      Resulting in a massive population decline. So tap water not an issue.

      Either way, fear tactics that are best dismissed.

      More focus by the journalists on how we not only keep the lights on but how we all we all keep warm would be applauded right now …
      Just saying.

    • Douglas Dragonfly permalink
      October 13, 2021 12:28 am

      Lack of drinking water and man made climate catastrophe are not quite top of the list in my local news rag.

      No.1 is still some respiratory money tree.
      Resulting in a massive population decline. So tap water not an issue.

      Either way, fear tactics that are best dismissed.

      More focus by the journalists on how we not only keep the lights on but how we all we all keep warm would be applauded right now …
      Just saying.

  11. Gamecock permalink
    October 12, 2021 10:27 pm

    ‘illustrated with an image of Buckingham Palace in 3 metres of water’

    Back of the napkin math:

    With the highest estimate of sea level rise over the last few decades, 3mm per year, and Google Earth showing BP at 17 feet above sea level – wait . . . ‘in 3 meters of water; make that 17 +10, 27 feet rise – it will take 2,743 years.

    By 4764 AD, Gamecock expects to be fully, completely, irrevocably DEAD.

    • Phoenix44 permalink
      October 13, 2021 8:52 am

      Ah yes but at the tipping point, all of Greenland melts…

      These are absolute extreme possibilities, not mainstream forecasts, but the media either does know or doesn’t care to know.

  12. George Lawson permalink
    October 12, 2021 11:40 pm

    Everything in the media is geared to projecting the worst possible series of falsehoods in order to bolster the loosing message of global warming in order to set a stronger agenda for the already failing COP26 in November. And when the Jamboree fails to achieve any agreement on how to deal with the non-existent problem then perhaps the BBC, Sky, The main media, the brainless academics, the grant sucking, easy living, statistic bungling so called global warming scientists will then quieten down from projecting their many falsehoods. The sensible masses will then realise more than ever that we have been conned into believing in the biggest and the most expensive scam the world has ever seen

  13. Mewswithaview permalink
    October 13, 2021 7:03 am

    The ice caps are melting, oh ho ho ho!
    All the world is drowning, oh ho ho ho ho.

  14. Mewswithaview permalink
    October 13, 2021 7:27 am

    Ironic that the “energy” companies are coming down with the old coal fired plants.

    • October 13, 2021 9:33 am

      It’s also amazing that all these so-called ‘renewable energy’ companies are collapsing because of the price of gas. Isn’t it time to report their ‘renewable’ claims to Advertising Standards?

  15. cookers52 permalink
    October 13, 2021 7:47 am

    I fact checked thiis SKY news report against the science, it is complete hogwash.

    https://ntslf.org/products/sea-level-trends

    However the large amplitudes in tide levels recorded at the start of 20th C are largely unexplained, but in effect this means that high tide levels now are about the same as 150years ago, and to my knowledge we didn’t all drown.

  16. October 13, 2021 8:40 am

    Sky needs to come back down to Earth, maybe watch a few soap operas…ohh…

    British Soaps And Continuing Drama Join Forces To Highlight Climate Change
    Tuesday 12 October

    https://www.itv.com/coronationstreet/articles/british-soaps-and-continuing-drama-join-forces-to-highlight-climate-change

    • cookers52 permalink
      October 13, 2021 9:18 am

      Perhaps the luvvies could include some real social problems in their fictional creations.

      How about real people unable to pay energy bills and a feasible scenario of no drinking water as the government decided not to build any more reservoirs.

  17. Phoenix44 permalink
    October 13, 2021 8:57 am

    At some point (if not already) this propaganda becomes counterproductive. We are at the stage where the high priests still think we don’t care enough because we are not aware enough. Quite soon they will shift to outright coercion, a signal that a substantial proportion of thd population is unwilling to sacrifice their virgins to the volcanoes voluntarily. That is the end of the beginning, to coin a phrase.

  18. October 13, 2021 9:58 am

    Where is the Environment Agency getting its ‘expected’ numbers from?

    OCTOBER 13, 2021
    Climate change: England must ‘adapt or die,’ agency warns

    The report also warned that London’s sea level is expected to rise by between 23 centimeters and 29 centimeters (9 to 11 inches) by the 2050s, and around 45 centimeters by the 2080s.

    https://phys.org/news/2021-10-climate-england-die-agency.html

    • October 13, 2021 7:36 pm

      Sea level rise is difficult to observe and varies across the country. A UK-wide sea level
      index suggests that sea level has risen by between 1.2 and 1.6mm per year since 1901.

      — Environment Agency report issued today (link below).

      Another 30 years at that rate is about 45mm (4.5cm) by 2050, not 23-29cm.

  19. cookers52 permalink
    October 13, 2021 11:08 am

    She is right about our vulnerability to drought, but that is nothing to do with climate change, the government have inexplicably not built any new reservoirs since 1991, even though population has exploded from 57m to 67m, mainly fueled by net migration of 300k per year.

    • Adam Gallon permalink
      October 14, 2021 10:01 am

      Nothing inexplicable about it.
      The Nimbys won’t let all that farmland be lost to a reservoir, just cover it with solar subsidy farming panels instead.

  20. Stuart Hamish permalink
    October 13, 2021 11:54 am

    ” Doom – mongering journalists at Sky News [ UK ] are reporting unsubstantiated graphic claims that London is on course to be flooded ………Using graphics from hyperbolic campaign group Climate Central ” …….

    James Murdoch is the former CEO and non executive chairman of Sky UK – a climate catastrophist extraordinaire like his wife Kathryn Murdoch who ,after her Damascus Road experience enraptured by one of climate svengali Al Gore’s sermons , converted to the global warming cult joined the Clinton Climate Initiative and happens to be a trustee board member of Climate Central The Climate Central website is notorious for deceptive misleading graphics and mendacious climate propaganda So too UK Sky News . Even the IPCC policymaker assessments found there was ‘low confidence ‘ in flood trends attributable to global warming and the United Kingdom’s carbon dioxide emissions [ less than 2% of the world total ] cannot possibly have any conceivable influence on rising seas
    Elena Gorokhova’s famous quote [ often misattributed to Alexander Solshenitsyn ] comes to mind with this latest prophetic London flooding rubbish : ” The rules are simple : they lie to us ,we know they’re lying ,they know we know they’re lying ,but they keep lying to us… “

    • October 15, 2021 9:20 am

      Remember that SkyNews is owned by ComCast
      as Rupert Murdoch sold it off.

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