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The World Has Been Getting Much Colder For The Last Six Years

January 11, 2022

By Paul Homewood

 

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The past seven years have been the hottest on record, according to new data from the EU’s satellite system.

The Copernicus Climate Change Service said 2021 was the fifth-warmest year, with record-breaking heat in some regions.

And the amount of warming gases in our atmosphere continued to increase.

Governments are committed to limiting global temperature rise to 1.5C to curb climate change. But scientists warn that time is fast running out.

The environmental, human and economic costs of hotter temperatures are already being seen globally.

Europe lived through its warmest summer, and temperature records in western US and Canada were broken by several degrees. Extreme wildfires in July and August burnt almost entire towns to the ground and killed hundreds.

"These events are a stark reminder of the need to change our ways, take decisive and effective steps toward a sustainable society and work towards reducing net carbon emissions," Carlo Buontempo, director of the Copernicus Climate Change Service, explains.

The Copernicus data comes from a constellation of Sentinel satellites that monitor the Earth from orbit, as well as measurements taken at ground level.

Fifth-warmest year

Copernicus data showed that 2021 was the fifth-hottest on record, marginally warmer than 2015 and 2018. Taken together, the past seven years were the hottest seven years on record by a clear margin, the agency explained.

The 2021 average temperature was 1.1-1.2C above the pre-industrial level around 150 years ago.

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Analysis box by Justin Rowlatt, climate editor

It would be easy to dismiss the latest global temperature figure as a non-event. Who celebrates fifth place in anything?

If we were in a film, these annual temperature updates would be the ominous drum beat signalling the plot is darkening.

They measure out the pace of change in our world. The increments may be tiny – a fraction of a degree – but the direction of travel is inescapable.

And make no mistake, the rhythm they mark out increasingly sets the pace for all our lives. Think of the fires and floods that affected so many people in 2021.

And now look again at what the data is telling us: the seven hottest years ever recorded have been the last seven years.

We can’t say we weren’t warned.

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-59915690

 

Quite what a picture of a girl cooling herself down has to do with anything beats me. Evidently we did not have hot weather in the past!

 

Despite the visions of apocalypse, Justin Rowlatt misses the crucial issue. Global warming is taking place far more slowly than the models predicted:

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RSS Satellite Global Temperature anomalies v Climate Models

https://www.remss.com/research/climate/#:~:text=The%20RSS%20merged%20lower%20stratospheric%20temperature%20data%20product,in%20well-mixed%20greenhouse%20gases%20causes%20by%20human%20activity.

 

It is those computer models that dictated UN climate policies, based on ludicrous projections of rapid warming. In reality, the amount of warming since 1979 has been tiny.

Indeed, when you factor in margins of error, there has been no statistically significant warming since 1998.

You might also note that the satellite data begins in 1979, which just so happens to be the coldest period of the 20thC. At the time it was acknowledged that global temperatures had decline by 0.5C since 1940, which offsets most of the increase since 1979.

This decline in temperatures coincides with the cold phase of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation, which has been in warm phase since the 1990s and is soon due to revert to cold.

 

https://psl.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/gcos_wgsp/tsanalysis.pl?tstype1=91&tstype2=0&year1=&year2=&itypea=0&axistype=0&anom=0&plotstyle=0&climo1=&climo2=&y1=&y2=&y21=&y22=&length=&lag=&iall=0&iseas=0&mon1=0&mon2=11&Submit=Calculate+Results

 

Everything therefore points to a standstill in global warming for coming decades, and quite probably a period of cooling.

None of this justifies the hysteria promulgated by the BBC, or the Net Zero policies being enforced across the western world.

Final comment.

The BBC makes a big issue about the supposed “warmest summer in Europe”. Let us suppose we had a thermostat to take the world’s climate back to those halcyon days of the 18thC.

I wonder what Justin Rowlatt would have made of headlines that read:

“Europe has just had its coldest year on record”

57 Comments
  1. January 11, 2022 11:18 pm

    The Beeb claims that its programs are “fact checked” by their Fact Check Division. I would posit that while they may check facts for “wrong thinkers” on the outside of the Beeb Bubble they demonstrably do not check on their in-house idiots like Rowlatt.

    • Robert Christopher permalink
      January 12, 2022 1:15 am

      “fact checked” is when YOU are told someone else’s judgement, and expected to accept it, without question, no matter how at odds it is with the current information on it: typical BBC. It is so very similar to the leaks the US press received and reported that then ‘confirmed’ the fabricated stories that the security services wanted validating.

      “given evidence” is when YOU are invited to pass comment, not necessarily to pass a quick judgement, because it is expected to be the start of a conversation.

  2. jimlemaistre permalink
    January 11, 2022 11:18 pm

    Paul . . . On behalf of all of us who regularly read your posts . . . Many thanks for debunking the incessant ‘misinformation’ that is designed to ‘grab headlines’ in a society too busy to check for themselves. You Sir are our ‘Ray of Hope’ !! Keep it coming . . . the Truth is hard to come by.

  3. Broadlands permalink
    January 12, 2022 12:42 am

    “The 2021 average temperature was 1.1-1.2C above the pre-industrial level around 150 years ago.”

    What was the average temperature 150 years ago? NOAA says that the 20th century average was 14.0°C. 1.2°C above that last year would be 15.2°C. 59.4°F. So, how much cooler was the Earth around 1871? Who recorded it? Should they have warned us Justin?

  4. jimlemaistre permalink
    January 12, 2022 2:31 am

    James Watt and Mathew Bolton started selling the steam engine in 1775 . . . That is the beginning of the industrial revolution. Pre Industrial ‘means’ before that . . . 1750 was the second coldest time in 10,000 years almost matching 350 BC . . . the coldest . . .
    For more detail see . . .

    https://www.academia.edu/51184433/Climate_Change_For_the_21_st_Century

    You might find this interesting . . .

    • Stuart Hamish permalink
      January 12, 2022 7:39 am

      Yes interesting ….. 1601 is recognized as the coldest of the 1000 year NH air -surface temperature reconstruction and 1691 – 1700 the coldest decade of the millennium . The 1340’s and 1430s were also exceptionally cold . 1750 is not rated anywhere close to the second coldest of the Holocene . [ See Figure 7 ] 1740 was much colder again . AD 536 and AD 540 were almost certainly colder than 350 BC .. Time for a re-boot’ Jim Le Maistre ? Yes thank you Paul for debunking the incessant climate misinformation ,downright lies and permitting other contributors to do so on your page ..

      ‘ Frost Fairs Sunspots and the Little Ice Age….’
      https://acacemic.oup.com/astrogeo/article/58/2/2.17/3074082

      ” High resolution paleoclimatic records for the last millennium : interpretation ,integration and comparison with General Circulation Model control -run temperatures , K.R Briffa et al The Holocene , May 1998

      • jimlemaistre permalink
        January 12, 2022 5:38 pm

        Forgive me Mr. Hamish my references are inclined toward the long term ‘Trends’ of life on Planet Earth . . . . ‘One Off’s’ of greater and lesser peaks and valleys abound as you so clearly point out.

        My goal is to point out that Nature is cyclical beyond seasons or years or even decades . . . 1,000 years barley scratches the surface . . . That is why Michael Mann’s Hockey stick ‘Sham’ is so useless. Pages 3 & 4 . . .

        https://www.academia.edu/51184433/Climate_Change_For_the_21_st_Century

        Life on Earth Re: Climate and Climate Change Requires the LONG view. Then, Nature and it’s cyclical tendency’s become more evident . . .

        My thoughts . . . .

    • Stuart Hamish permalink
      January 13, 2022 5:55 am

      You referenced 1750 AD which is not the second coldest year of the Holocene . It does not even register anywhere on the spectrum let alone the last 1000 years and it is very doubtful 350 BCE is the coldest .. 10 000 years is not a ‘long view ‘ . Not compared to the temperature oscillations of the past 5 million years at a minimum . Agreed Mike Mann’s Hockey Stick graph is shambolically deceptive

      • jimlemaistre permalink
        January 13, 2022 6:51 am

        Mr. Hamish,

        I reference the oscillations of the Holocene to bring references beyond the facile ‘Man-Made Climate Change’ discussions that pic and choose 150 or 250 years upon which to dictate international government policies.

        I recognize very clearly that Today in what is described as ‘An Inter Glacial Period’, The Holocene, Planet Earth is warm for only the second time in 250 thousand years. This Warming Period permits Food Production in the Prairies, Europe and China. Places where 10 kilometers of Ice would usually stand. For little more than 10 thousand years Humanity has had it good. Life for 7 billion people is possible. A mere 25 million souls occupied Equatorial regions of the Earth when Volcanoes and Ice Ruled the World. Let us learn to give thanks to Global Warming and learn to respect Nature as the Supreme Ruler of our Climate and of true Climate Change on our Little Blue Planet.

        So please I do not wish to ‘Split Hairs’. Let’s look at the tides of change over the last 10,000 years or so and describe Warming and Cooling ‘trends that peak or bottom out along ‘general timelines’. peaking or bottoming out round about year X or Y. it’s about demonstrating trends that Nature ALONE dictated for thousands of years absent human influence, since the end of the stone age.

        Homo Sapiens have evolved the most, during the Holocene Interglacial Epoch. We have gone from being Hunter Gatherers and Stone Age People, to exploring the Universe and building robots. Over the last 50 years, we have even genetically altered life itself. A mere 9,000 years ago Farming first appeared. 4,000 years ago, we learned to Sail. 3,300 years ago, we began to make Bronze. 2,500 years ago, we learned how to make Iron and then Steel. 1, 000 years ago the Vikings crossed the Atlantic. 600 Years ago, Europeans began exploring the world. 270 years ago, James Watt and Mathew Bolton began selling Steam Engines. 120 years ago, we started using gasoline engines in Motorcars. Barely 100 years ago . . . the first Grocery Store was opened. This is but a snapshot of Human Evolution . . .

        I attempt to take ‘A Big Picture Approach’ getting bogged down in minutiae looses the storyline of cycles of nature as shown by Dansgaard et al. I attempt to teach these lessons so all can see . . . NOT to train second year graduate students in Climate Science . . .

        https://www.academia.edu/49421861/CO2_Cradle_of_Life_on_Planet_Earth

        I hope you see my goal in all of this . . .

      • Stuart Hamish permalink
        January 15, 2022 4:23 am

        I see your goal in all of this alright…Hopefully this gives you a ‘nudge’

        ” The Gish gallop is a rhetorical technique that involves overwhelming [ an ] opponent with as many arguments as possible ,with no regard for the accuracy , validity ,or relevance of those arguments . For example a person using the Gish gallop might attempt to support their stance by bringing up in rapid succession , a large number of vague claims ,anecdotal statements , misinterpreted facts and irrelevant comments ……..also known as argument by verbosity , proof by verbosity and shotgun argumentation ”

        https://effectviology.com/gish-gallop/

      • jimlemaistre permalink
        January 15, 2022 4:35 pm

        Obviously my dear sir . . . You have studied the ‘Gish-Gallop’ with great success . . . any relevant concept can be extinguished with statistical anomalies with the aim of disruption . . . One of the oldest tricks of debaters . . . why study Your opponent’s hypothesis when you can point to statistical Error ? . . . No wonder the world of modern Science and Global Governance have so little rudder . . . fear of the ‘statistical anomaly’ . . . absent Common Sense . . .

  5. trevor collins permalink
    January 12, 2022 2:38 am

    temp experts in New Zealand tell us that this is the .hottest summer since 1908, (when records started) I have NIWA what was is like in 1899, 0r…..1723?? regards from Trevor..

    • January 12, 2022 9:40 am

      Kiwis should be grateful for warming of maximum temperatures, it was noticeably cooler there in the late 18th century in all seasons:

  6. cookers52 permalink
    January 12, 2022 5:13 am

    World population at the start of the satellite era in 1979 was 4.3 billion it is now 7.7 billion.

    When I was young in the 1950’s this growth was declared a population crisis and every famine and war etc was blamed on the population growth.

    It is actually remarkable that the effect of all these extra people has gone largely unnoticed by the “environment ” which still seems to be doing OK.

  7. jimlemaistre permalink
    January 12, 2022 5:26 am

    The Irony of The Written Word

    Modern society . . . such an interesting construct. Less than 30% of high school graduates go on to attain Under Graduate Degrees from university. 65 % of those study in the realm of ‘Letters’, the many fields of The Arts. First, research published works, summarize the findings then write a legible, well documented and concise review. We have created wordsmiths, not interrogative minds, not scientific inquisitors. Not minds that doubt – respectfully – We have created ‘Intellectual Parrots’. This . . . represents the learning and rational thinking of the vast majority of our leaders. Teachers, Journalists, Political Advisors, Publicists, and yes Environmentalists. In all these fields of study consensus is the ruling doctrine. Researchers whose works are most often ‘referenced’ rise to the top of their fields. Quality and content are judged not so much by an analytical review of the input data . . . judgement is based on ‘Peer Review’.

    Aristotle’s contention that The Earth was the center of the Universe lasted 1,600 years or so as The Prevailing Doctrine. When Galileo, thanks to scientific observation through a telescope, demonstrated that the Sun was the center of the Universe, the Science supporting this observation was categorically rejected and deemed ‘Blasphemous’.

    Today . . . in the 21st century . . . little has changed. Scientific reviews challenging Globally accepted ‘Consensus Views’ are treated as ‘Blasphemous Aspersions’ being cast upon ‘The Peers’ and ‘The Writers’ who have come to be known and loved. More energy is expended defending prevailing positions than will ever be spent examining the ‘Descenting Science’. Common sense in the face of change evaporates. Counter-prevailing research and the Authors behind it are defamed, and aspersions are cast while the elite of the prevailing views spend vast energy reinforcing and reiterating their prevailing views . . . At times, even the courts are used to confront ‘Descenting Scientific Research’ that is counter to prevailing consensus views.

    Galileo, the father of ‘The Modern Scientific Methods’, suffered 5 years of imprisonment and lived out his life under house arrest for his ‘Blasphemous Scientific Research’. The more things change . . . the more they stay the same. Environmentalism, today, is the new ‘Religion’ defining the prevailing ‘Global Consensus’ Views on Climate Change. The 2001 united nations document co-authored by Michael Mann that included his now famous ‘Hockey Stick Graph’ has become the new ‘Holy Grail’. Research . . . any Scientific Research counter to this Globally accepted consensus view that Climate Change is caused by humanity burning Fossil Fuels shall be deemed blasphemous to the ruling doctrine of our time, akin to ‘Satanic Worship’.

    The Truth . . . The Environment as a subject, is Explosive! You speak against its Edicts at your Peril. Accept the truth as prescribed from upon high, or suffer the Scorn and the Ridicule among your peers. Not to mention by society as a whole. Environmentalism is a relatively New Science and it is being truly tested for the first time. If Climategate starting in 2009 is any example, we can only imagine what is yet to come. When that One Stone gets overturned proving Collusion and Willful Deception. The un-scientific foundations that have been supporting the Environmental Movement since its inception will render it . . . Null.

    Sadly, to date, no self-respecting Media Representative wants to risk the Ire of their Peers or the Mandarins ruling the Environmental Movement or The Purveyors of Globalization in our New Social Construct. For they are ‘Brothers-in-Arms’, so to speak. Who wants to be the one to open Pandora’s Box? . . . It would be like pulling Hans Brinker’s finger from the Dyke or Killing the Goose that Lays the Golden Egg . . . The old adage . . .

    There are none so blind as those who will not see . . . How Ironic . . .

    Jim Le Maistre
    Copyright 2022

    • Sapper2 permalink
      January 12, 2022 6:09 am

      Brilliant exposition. Congratulations. May I use it to pass on to my MP, please, and some of my friends. Of course attribution will be yours. Thank you.

      • jimlemaistre permalink
        January 12, 2022 5:40 pm

        My Pleasure . . . Thanks for your generous commentary . . .

    • January 12, 2022 8:05 am

      ‘Peer Review’ – Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet.

      “Peer review to the public is portrayed as a quasi-sacred process that helps to make science our most objective truth teller, but we know that the system of peer review is biased, unjust, unaccountable, incomplete, easily fixed, often insulting, usually ignorant, occasionally foolish, and frequently wrong”

    • January 12, 2022 2:29 pm

      Jim, an excellent appraisal of the current situation. As a retired engineer with a more than passing interest in the history of science I have long been aware of the ‘curse of consensus’. The history of science is littered with the bones of such failed, ‘consensus’. From the failure of Claudius Ptolemy to accurately predict the future, the discoveries of Kepler from the measured data of Tycho Brahe and, their accurate quantification by Isaac Newton, honest analysts have sought to discover what mechanisms lie behind the data. We should remember Newton’s honest rejection of Will Stukeley’s proposal of gravitation as a universal property of matter, ‘Hypothesis non fingo!’ Newton was well aware that the attempted application of a singular mathematical model as a physical absolute, was bound to be found to limited in future applications – as he makes clear in his ‘Principia Mathematica’ and in his ‘Optics’.
      Unfortunately, since the end of the 18th century, we have become obsessed with a mathematical formulation called linear algebra, generated by Continental mathematicians in an attempt to avoid the problems raised by Newton, in his ‘Principia’. Rather than tackle these deficiencies, they generated a ‘closed’ algorithmic system of ‘software’ in which they wrongly considered the problems could not occur. This is the mathematical system we call ‘classical’ and wrongly attribute to Newton – Newton was well aware of the mathematical difficulties that occurred with successive temporal approximations based on artificially closed boundary conditions – he complained that his attempts to understand the theory of the Moon’s orbital motion, ‘makes my head ache!’
      Yet, every undergraduate is taught that algebraic principles are fundamental absolutes that can be applied to physical systems, without apriori considerations! This is exactly what has happened with Climate modelling using computers. The crude,linear, ‘steady state’ model, produced by Mann and others, using eigenvectors and singular forcings, must in its long term extrapolation in time series, diverge from physical rigour.
      The divergence from measured data has been well demostrated by Paul; yes, some climate change is occurring – I can observe that in my garden as the weeds tuck into the CO2. And the increased CO2 must have some contributary effect. But, on the basis of the data, the rate of change has been grossly overestimated by the models. The only thing that can be ‘proved’ using linear algebra, are the consistency of the theorems of linear algebra – as with any other branch of software. Their application to the physical world gives guidance to wise men but requires the blind obedience of fools!

    • not banned yet permalink
      January 12, 2022 2:43 pm

      The sun is the approximate centre of our solar system, not the universe as reportedly postulated by Copernicus:

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copernican_heliocentrism

  8. John Peter permalink
    January 12, 2022 8:00 am

    Judith Curry has observed in her article
    https://judithcurry.com/2021/10/06/ipcc-ar6-breaking-the-hegemony-of-global-climate-models/
    “A substantial number of the CMIP6 models are running way too hot, which has been noted in many publications.”, so, the divergence between models and actual would be wider if AR6 model outputs were used rather than AR5 as indicated above. By using RSS rather than UAH it cannot be argued that actual temperatures are too low as has been done by some activists. It would appear that in the medium term it is reasonable to argue that temperatures are as likely to drop as increase. I wonder to what extent and for how long a temperature drop could be hidden by continuous ‘adjustments’.

    • January 12, 2022 9:56 am

      There is also the issue of the decline of monthly GHCN, which appears now to have the sole purpose of feeding the Global Land Temperature products, but only with mean temperatures (no maxima or minima), and for an insufficient density of still-reporting stations, insufficient to detect/correct inhomogeneities, and with much missing data due to unreliable automatic weather stations.

  9. mjr permalink
    January 12, 2022 8:14 am

    Last night BBC4 showed an old Horizon from 2014 which attempts to link “extreme weather” (which in my youth was just called “weather” ) to climate change. Lots about disappearing arctic ice affecting jet stream etc. Dont think it has worn well over the 8 years

  10. Mark Hodgson permalink
    January 12, 2022 8:20 am

    Thanks Paul. Here’s my take on it:

    Top Spin

  11. Graeme No.3 permalink
    January 12, 2022 8:39 am

    And my take:
    1901 Professor receives message from Mars.
    Scientist claims he can speak to the Martians.
    1911 Martians have built 2 new canals in very short time.
    1915 Scientists explain how the Martians built their canals.
    1920 Professor explains that Martians are clearly more advanced than us.
    1921 No doubt about life on Mars
    1926, our top scientists had proof there is life on Mars, photographs show that the dark areas
    in Mars can only be explained by vegetation
    1928 Professor believes Martians are signalling Earth
    1940 Scientist – a new green oasis has been photographed on Mars
    1965 a noted astronomer said photographs from Mariner IV showed canals and oases. 1996 Scientists from NASA claim that life has existed on Mars

    The rush into publication doesn’t seem to involve proof.

    • jimlemaistre permalink
      January 12, 2022 5:17 pm

      Touché . . .

  12. January 12, 2022 9:05 am

    It would be easy to dismiss the latest global temperature figure as a non-event. – Rowlatt

    OK…it’s a non-event, get used to it. Next!

    • jimlemaistre permalink
      January 12, 2022 6:14 pm

      I would love to get used to it and move on . . . But every time one of these ‘Exaggerations’ lands on the front pages . . . more consensus is built . . . the less ‘Fact’ and ‘Truth’ have meaning . . . The result is the incessant destruction of our western economies in favor of a ‘Clean Green’ economy. Meanwhile the rest of the world becomes more polluted . . . But hey, we look sooo good . . . on paper . . .

      https://www.academia.edu/49676862/Social_Engineering_Environmentalism_and_Globalization_A_New_World_Order

      My thoughts . . .

      • January 13, 2022 9:18 am

        Manipulation of data to produce worthless increases of 1/100ths of a degree in so-called global temperature and then shouting ‘look a record!’ is absurd, of course.

  13. europeanonion permalink
    January 12, 2022 9:34 am

    If Climate Change was Covid, well. We have seen the attachment that the state has to the infiltration of ‘scientific’ input. All this rather makes you wonder what politics is for. Once the government made the decisions with a mandate based on universal suffrage. To think that a scientist can now bid us to do what once Governments used to do is a little disturbing. This will be especially so when you have a collection of folk sitting around a table who studied ‘Greats’ at Oxbridge, mainly because they found maths bewildering and the arts, well they only required a livid imagination and a scornful approach to facts. Where does the authority now lie?

    The Bond villain, Eliot Carver, made his money and formed his tyranny around ‘making’ the news. What if these advisers to our decision makers were in thrall to some other power? Atomic weaponry, armies, would be a thing of the past. To make change you have to take the people with you else it just won’t stick. At the moment we are being ‘nudged’, as they say, in so many departures, vilified and prosecuted, our lives are not our own and control is everything. The Covid experience, its application, give us an insight into the process. No wonder there seems to be no rhyme or reason to the state’s Green policies. Now we know how the system works.

  14. Phoenix44 permalink
    January 12, 2022 9:36 am

    “The past seven years…”

    Stopped reading at that point. What’s seven years? An obviously cherry-picked period. Why not ten or twenty? Shouldn’t the last 20 years be the warmest on record?

    • Cheshire Red permalink
      January 12, 2022 12:39 pm

      When the early 00’s Pause was at 7 years the likes of Rowlatt didn’t want to know.

      ‘Too short a timescale’, they chirruped. Of course that was correct, but it seems some 7 year periods are more equal than others.

  15. Phoenix44 permalink
    January 12, 2022 9:42 am

    I’m also curious about “Europe’s warmest summer'”? I was in France for much of the summer and it was distinctly cool most days. We had a couple of days twice when it was very hot but the rest of the time it was below average. Seems dubious.

    • Mike Jackson permalink
      January 12, 2022 11:48 am

      I have records for 10 years for a site in SE Burgundy.
      The average maximum (weekly) for June-August was 30.3 which was the lowest since 2016. The average minimum (tied with 2020) was the lowest in the 10 years.
      The average mean (21.3) was the lowest since 2017.

      We are talking fractions of a degree here, of course, but 2021 was definitely not a great summer. And followed a vicious April frost that put paid to the entire plum and pear crop, not to mention the local grapes!

  16. January 12, 2022 9:46 am

    Classic deception via careful selection of statistical soundbites, i.e Marketing 101. If you want to hide the fact that you are nearing the summit of a hill, say “recent steps are the highest today”.

  17. Harry Passfield permalink
    January 12, 2022 10:43 am

    What I have a lot of trouble with is the way that these reports – and the way Rowlatt spins them – are considered as tablets in stone. Or rather, how the comparative temps from the 19th C are considered such an accurate and precise comparator to today’s incredible (to 19th C Man) precision instruments and satellites. There is also the problem of global coverage today compared to 150+ years ago. But the propaganda convinces people that there is such a thing as GAT – and that it has been a constant and accurate measure for hundreds of years. It’s a con.

    • jimlemaistre permalink
      January 13, 2022 8:03 pm

      Respectfully, there are two sides to freedom of the press.

      Being denied freedom of expression by the press is another kind of suppression of free speech. Editorial decisions can limit free speech. Selecting which voices are to be heard is a form of autocratic bias. By exclusion, only those that are vetted may be heard. Right or wrong this is suppression of free speech.

      Vertical integration of Global Media ownership has limited the once broad-based hearing process where counterintuitive positions were proposed and could find a voice and a hearing in public opinion.

      – Robert Oppenheimer – is quoted to have said . . .

      We do not believe any group of people adequate enough or wise enough to operate without scrutiny or without criticism. We know that the only way to avoid error is to detect it, that the only way to detect it, is to be free to inquire.”

      That freedom of expression is paramount in democratic societies Worldwide . . . that freedom breaks down when elitist intellectualism stifles the voices of those who think and speak outside the ‘Mainstream perspective’. Populism results because the common people, 80% of society, need to ‘feel heard and be heard’ even when the Intellectual Elites disagree.

      The movement to protect the environment is undeniably one of the strongest voices being heard throughout Western Democracies. A fantastic job has been done bringing human incessant destruction of the planet and it’s ecosystems into focus.

      Sadly though, within this well-intentioned service to humanity and the long-overlooked need to protect our planet, well placed individuals within the movement have disseminated false data and have manipulated research to make points based on their own personal views. It is extremely complex detailed analysis that most people do not take the time for, or have the aptitude to verify. We count on peer reviewed scientific research to accredit what we read. That said, a huge evolution has been made in Science and Technology through the digital sharing of information over the last 30 years. When mistakes are found in older research that has led to our current views, a stringent review is required.

      If that research shows Dramatic Inconsistencies or False Assumptions then credibility collapses. When that review exposes a failure of the ‘checks and balances’ within systems, the message, as currently accepted must be expunged from the record. Misinformation or Exaggeration in any foundational science of any movement creates suspicion. Worse though, is that the researchers and the peer group from which these falsehoods ascend become tainted as a whole. Pollution must be eradicated yes! Pollution is manmade yes! But climate change is now and has always been a Natural Event over which man has Never had any influence. Members of international political hierarchies co-joined the pollution and climate change anomalies to amplify the message of Human over pollution of the planet – the connection however is false and Scientifically unsupportable.

      Three Scientific Facts were Inadvertently and Falsely combined . . .

      · One . . . James Watt, and Mathew Bolton started selling steam engines that burned Fossil Fuels. 1775 became the end-date for ‘Pre-Industrial’ life and the beginning of Industrialization and the introduction of Man-Made CO2 . . . Before that . . . The much-used phrase . . . ‘Pre-Industrial Times’

      · Two . . . From 1300 -1750 Temperatures had fallen dramatically – Globally. By 1450 it was so cold the Vikings ended their 500-year life of Trading and Farming in Greenland. By 1750 the world had reached its Coldest Temperatures in 2500 years . . . The second coldest in 10,000 years. That’s why it is Normal for temperatures to be Rising now!

      · Three . . . From 1724 up until today we have had the Mercury Thermostat invented by Fahrenheit. Giving us the third parallel line . . . Recorded Temperatures . . . the start of . . . ‘Recorded history’.

      We get these Three Scientifically Verifiable Parallel Lines. Co-joined by Activist Researchers in the late 1990’s Authoring and Submitting their assumptions to the United Nations. This then became the New Narrative on Climate Change based on the 2001 IPCC document. Combined, those Three Parallel Lines created the ‘indisputable’ demonstration of Climate Change, from ‘Man-Made’ sources. Proof it was said, comes from the increased burning of Fossil Fuels and a simultaneous rising trend in temperatures recorded daily by Scientists from all over the world since 1724. The action resulting from publishing this 2001 IPCC report at the United Nations evolved into the Foundational Narrative for Environmental Activism World-Wide . . . However . . .

      None of these factors have ever been linked, Directly . . . Scientifically . . .

      All three events occurred Independent of the other two . . .

      Correlation must Never be described as Causation . . . Scientifically

      Yet . . . the Environmentalist Narrative thanks to the IPCC, has done so . . . Without Open Challenge . . .

      Global Warming with even Higher Temperatures has happened on 5 other occasions in the last 8,000 years. Each of these 5 Warming Periods took place without burning Fossil Fuels, without writing down temperatures, and the CO2 had remained constant at 280 ppm in each of these Warming Periods . . . also during the Cooling Periods in-between. So why Now do we blame Climate Change on CO2 when it Can Not be linked to previous periods of Climate Change of any kind, with 10,000 years of Scientific records, from History?

      Today in what is described as ‘An Inter Glacial Period’, The Holocene, we are having a reprieve from the incessant Violence brought upon the World by Volcanoes. Planet Earth is warm for only the second time in 250 thousand years. This Warming Period permits Food Production in the Prairies, Europe and China. Places where 10 kilometers of Ice Usually would stand. For little more than 10 thousand years Humanity has had it good. Life for7 billion people is possible. A mere 25 million souls occupied Equatorial regions of the Earth when Volcanoes and Ice Ruled the World. Let us learn to give thanks to Global Warming and learn to respect Nature as the Supreme Ruler of our Climate and of True Climate Change on our Little Blue Planet.

      Stop pollution at all costs!
      Climate Change is now, and Always has been Nature’s Domain.
      Evidence from History and Science.
      Humans are no more likely to influence Climate Change with CO2, than setting off an Atomic Bomb will alter the Earth’s path as it circles the Sun . . . for more . . .

      https://www.academia.edu/45570971/The_Environmentalist_and_The_Neanderthal

      My thoughts . . . .

      • January 14, 2022 8:23 am

        Well said Sir. Your pen name could easily be ‘Le Maitre’

      • jimlemaistre permalink
        January 14, 2022 5:40 pm

        Birthright is without choice, nor is my Jersey lineage . . . all blessings or curses of birth . . . random universal preconditions of living . . .

  18. Nial permalink
    January 12, 2022 12:50 pm

    “Europe has just had its coldest year on record”

    Eh?

  19. Penda100 permalink
    January 12, 2022 4:16 pm

    “A lie repeated often enough becomes the truth” and how the BBC lies.

    • devonblueboy permalink
      January 12, 2022 4:33 pm

      I wonder what the BBC ‘wokies’ would do if they realised that they were demonstrating, almost perfectly, the Joseph Geobbels dictum?
      Much wailing, gnashing of teeth and renting of garments no doubt?

    • devonblueboy permalink
      January 12, 2022 4:37 pm

      I wonder what the ‘wokies’ in the BBC would do if they realised they were demonstrating, almost perfectly, the Joseph Geobbels dictum?
      Much wailing, gnashing of teeth and renting of garments no doubt?

  20. Colin R Brooks AKA Dung permalink
    January 12, 2022 6:44 pm

    Does anyone actually believe that maeasurements of GLOBAL TEMPERATURE are in any way accurate? Has anyone given a satisfactory definition for GLOBAL TEMPERATURE? And don’t start me off on measuring global CO2 half way up an active volcano in Hawaii.

    • jimlemaistre permalink
      January 12, 2022 7:51 pm

      If we are looking at reasonably long term trend lines yes, I believe in ‘Global Temperatures’. However, that even comes with the cavate of who is publishing the data? Pure and applied scientists deriving data from Ice Cores under strict scientific protocols or mud samples from lake bottoms or Tree Ring analysis all have their place . . . In Context.

      5, 10 or 50 years Nah . . . not even 100 years. They all fall into the much longer trends of life on Planet Earth that are Ruled by Nature through the shifting of Tectonic Plates, Volcanism and the Major movements in Jet Streams, planetary tilts and Sooo much more . . . Global Temperatures are almost useless outside these contexts . . . Nature Rules !!

      https://www.academia.edu/49421861/CO2_Cradle_of_Life_on_Planet_Earth

    • January 12, 2022 10:31 pm

      The key word missing is CHANGE, don’t know why its not explained better. There is no problem with estimating how temperature has changed at many places, over say 100 years, then averaging all those changes to give a global figure. It is certainly not an absolute temperature.

  21. Phil O'Sophical permalink
    January 12, 2022 9:28 pm

    Article in today’s Telegraph says that, according to NOAA, so it must be true, after a year of record breaking ocean temperatures more people died in the US of natural disasters than since, well, since 2011. Hmm. Why look back only a decade?

    They fail to say that between 1930 and 1975 the number of climate-related deaths fell by 90%, and they halved again up to 2018. So in 2018 there were 95% fewer lives lost to climate-related disasters than in 1930.

    So if they claim deaths are UP recently because of climate change (and ironically many of those in the US were due to the Texas freeze infrastructure fiasco – not the weather per se) they must surely accept by the same linkage that a 95% reduction over 90 years, MUST mean climate is ameliorating not getting worse, or that fossil fuels have helped us to become safer, healthier and more prosperous, in countless ways.

    • jimlemaistre permalink
      January 12, 2022 10:06 pm

      As always . . . Perspective . . . Context . . . Objectivity . . . All absent from our media . . . .

      • January 13, 2022 8:03 am

        Along with honesty

      • jimlemaistre permalink
        January 13, 2022 8:19 pm

        Mr. devonblueboy,

        Honesty . . . yes . . . All the ‘Recommended Solutions’ to offset the burning of fossil fuels perpetuate the burning of fossil fuels and add untold harm to the environment far away from western countries . . . out of sight out of mind . . . This research we need to share if ‘Honesty’ is to have a place. However, ALL of this data remains Unreported. Sadly, to date, no self-respecting Media Representative wants to risk the Ire of their Peers or the Mandarins ruling the Environmental Movement or The Purveyors of Globalization in our New Social Construct. For they are ‘Brothers-in-Arms’, so to speak.

        https://www.academia.edu/52039545/All_Electricity_Poisons_Planet_Earth

        https://www.academia.edu/64085546/Electric_Cars_The_Untold_Story_

        If ‘Honesty’ had a place in the realm of Environmentalism and their Eternal supporters in our ‘Modern Media’ . . . All of these ‘Facts’ long ago would have been exposed . . .

        My thoughts . . .

  22. Stephen H permalink
    January 13, 2022 3:36 pm

    Hilarious that today’s scare story being aggressively promoted by the BBC is a record temperature in a part of Western Australia, far from any major centre of population

  23. January 13, 2022 6:25 pm

    Google and YouTube are on a censorship rampage. They cannot defund my fact based climate videos because they have always been 100% nonprofit and free of advertisements. So YouTube has slashed my tires in the middle of the night by delisting my videos, which means they cannot be found by a title search on the YouTube search engine, and do not show up on any search. They have been disappeared, just like free thinking people in China. This is censorship, very much like they have in China and North Korea. The Democratic Party should rename itself the Totalitarian Group-Think Party. They believe in a dictatorial one party monologue, not a multi-party dialogue. When you flush free speech down the toilet, you flush science and democracy down the toilet with it.

    • jimlemaistre permalink
      January 13, 2022 8:30 pm

      Mr. Calder,

      Honestly, that is scandalous ! I just finished writing this above . . .

      Respectfully, there are two sides to freedom of the press.

      Being denied freedom of expression by the press is another kind of suppression of free speech. Editorial decisions can limit free speech. Selecting which voices are to be heard is a form of autocratic bias. By exclusion, only those that are vetted may be heard. Right or wrong this is suppression of free speech.

      I am truly shocked that this has happened to you . . . Can you ‘rename and reload’ ?

      The suppression of ‘Free Speech’, in context poisons the precepts of free speech and shakes the foundations of democracy . . .

      My condolences . . .

    • bobn permalink
      January 14, 2022 2:28 pm

      Move to bitshute (Joe rogan here), Newtube (Tony Heller here) or other uncensored service. Thinking people are leaving Google utube. Post you links here and we’ll follow and find them.

  24. Athelstan. permalink
    January 13, 2022 7:08 pm

    Warmest what, where?

    It’s the Sun, and the Sun is going ‘quiet’, be prepared for much cooler.

  25. TL Winslow permalink
    January 14, 2022 1:08 pm

    Just where is the “last six years” shown in the graph? That would have to be 2017-22, yet it ends abruptly at 2017. Is there another graph you didn’t show us?

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