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Patrick Moore–Fake Catastrophes

August 13, 2022

By Paul Homewood


h/t Mike Rennoldson

Dr Patrick Moore, co-founder of Greenpeace, has produced this very watchable video:




  1. MrGrimNasty permalink
    August 13, 2022 8:11 pm

    The BBC just framed an obviously long dead (not drought affected) tree with the glaring sun behind it, to round off their tale of UK heatwave doom. Remember the BBC promised 5 consecutive days over 35C, so far none, today’s gotta hurt, 34.9C provisionally.

    • Harry Passfield permalink
      August 13, 2022 8:42 pm

      Hi Mr G! Am sitting on my terrace watching the sun go down and in front of me is a lovely clipped Rosemary Bush, about 2′ x 2′ x 4′. It’s perfectly green, yet the grass in front of it is parched. So, when is science going to figure out why Rosemary stays green but grass doesn’t. Maybe a bit of genetic engineering would do it……

      • MrGrimNasty permalink
        August 13, 2022 11:08 pm

        Different adaptations and survival strategies and tolerance limits.

      • Ben Vorlich permalink
        August 14, 2022 7:30 am

        Derby had several heavy showers in the week after 14th July, I know this for certain without reference to anything. Hence the grass fields round here still have touch of green. I don’t know about elsewhere but Derby City Council left a lot of open grass areas unmowed in May, part of April and June too, for Bees and insects allegedly but to save money in reality. When cut they left the mowing as a fire hazard.
        I was advised many years ago not to water the garden until plants showed signs of severe stress as watering encourages surface roots which makes drought sensitivity worse.

        Grass is one of many surface rooted plants. Deep rooted plants seem to be fine. Trees have not started to protect themselves by going into early autumn shutdown. I’ve yet to see a BBC report showing “dying” trees where this has happened.
        Derby should expect some flash flooding when we get heavy rain as the drains and gutters are filled with grass and detritus as money has been saved there too

      • August 14, 2022 8:51 am

        root depth is the answer

      • Roy Hartwell permalink
        August 14, 2022 11:48 am

        I spoke with a specialist cricket pitch care expert. He clearly stated not to water grass during drought as it encourages shallow roots, Grass will quickly recover once the ground becomes moist and will be stronger for it having developed a deeper more robust root system. Nature has much more experience surviving such situations than we have.

      • August 14, 2022 12:04 pm

        Rosemary is a plant of the Mediterranean area. As such is survives w/ relatively shallow roots in dry soils……strategy. Its thick and somewhat rolled leaves serve to conserve moisture.

    • Crowcatcher permalink
      August 14, 2022 5:09 am

      My maximum temperature is 4C below Met Offce/BBC predicted value, that’s how good they are!!!!

  2. John Hultquist permalink
    August 13, 2022 8:15 pm

    A good report. Good visuals. Easy to understand.
    Every government should assemble the people in every agency and have them watch this.
    This won’t be done or have much effect because the Climate Cult™ has invested 50 years into this and have indoctrinated a large percentage of people into internalizing the AGW-CO2 doom and gloom axiom.
    Un-learning something of this nature is nearly impossible. A new generation that does not accept this axiom is necessary.
    [Search-up the issues with “un-learning.]

  3. that man permalink
    August 13, 2022 8:27 pm

    Just finished viewing, learned a lot —well worth the 1/2 hour or so, concluding with a celebration of CO2!

  4. Tim Leeney permalink
    August 13, 2022 8:49 pm

    It doesn’t play, just an endlessly circling arrow. Has it been nobbled perhaps?

  5. woodburner0 permalink
    August 14, 2022 8:09 am

    Well said, Ben Vorlich, about the fire hazard from mowings left uncleared. Your point about the possibility of flooding due to detritus in drains is spot on, too.

  6. mjr permalink
    August 14, 2022 8:29 am

    off topic but BBC bullsh*t . Just watched last weeks countryfile which was centred on Hadrians wall. Following a piece interviewing the Cumbria fire brigade’s diversity manager (Mohammed) about celebrating the diversity of the romans stationed on the wall (note to BBC I thought colonialism was a bad thing… I am confused) , a feature on how Climate change was causing the damage to hidden artefacts at a yet unearthed roman fort. climate change causing the surrounding peat to dry out and and shrink. Really? has Northumberland got drier? How did it survive the the middle ages warming? One for Paul to debunk.

    • August 14, 2022 8:58 am

      Weather and the child it spawns climate is cyclic. There are multiple over printings of cycles. This is not secret information so there is no excuse for the behaviour of the BBC or worse the MetOffice. The propagandists only quote one “useful” part of any given cycle. Sadly critical thinking is not part (deliberately) of school curriculums any more, so the willing masses imbibe the doom without question. We is being ‘ad!

      • Izzy permalink
        August 14, 2022 5:17 pm

        A private members bill entitled “Climate Education Bill” has been proposed by Nadia Whittome (labour MP for Nottingham East). It has apparently been written by students led by 18 year old Scarlett Westbrook. The Bill “requires matters relating to climate change and sustainability to be integrated throughout the curriculum in primary and secondary schools and included in vocational training courses, and for connected purposes”. (What ‘connected purposes’?) The students want significant changes in the curriculum: “the education system should centre the climate crisis into every single subject”.
        The Bill is supported by Jeremy Corbin, Caroline Lucas, Yvette Cooper, Rebecca Long Bailey, Zarah Sultana, Clive Lewis, Darren Jones, Layla Moran, Mhairi Black, Robert Halfon and Sir Philip Dunne.
        There are several ardent and enthusiastic discussions about this Bill on various websites. I haven’t yet found one against it. I find the clever manipulation quite scary.

        I believe The Royal Society of Psychiatrists has officially recognised Climate Anxiety as a new mental health problem. I’m not surprised!

    • August 14, 2022 9:11 am

      Yes it is interesting how “good for us” diversity is when at the same time we are told it is bad if it is the other way around. Douglas Murray, one of the most brilliant minds to come out of the British Isles during the past 50 years comments frequently on the fact that the talk of diversity only goes one way, when it is coming at us. He asks (tongue in cheek) if as we are told, diversity is out strength why is no one suggesting that perhaps Uganda needs an infusion of Welsh people to enrich their country? Even Blind Freddie can see the language totally changes depending on the direction of flow. This asininity only survives (like all the other absurdities including the climate narrative) promoted by the rabid left because natural discourse is not only discouraged it is actively attacked

    • MrGrimNasty permalink
      August 14, 2022 10:45 am

      I posted similarly last week.

      More BBC laughs, ludicrous ‘kite’ wind power alternative, then they plug the most
      expensive form of wind energy known to man, floating turbines!

  7. Bill permalink
    August 14, 2022 11:36 am

    I really enjoyed watching it, I hope may more will watch it.

  8. Harry Passfield permalink
    August 14, 2022 11:56 am

    Great piece in Business News in the DT today, Paul, about how successive energy ministers screwed up this country.

    • Micky R permalink
      August 15, 2022 7:55 am

      ” Great piece in Business News in the DT today, Paul, about how successive energy ministers screwed up this country”

      The dangerously incompetent Miliband followed by the criminal Huhne is a toxic combination. The cold snap in late Feb 2018 indicated the weakness of the UK’s gas storage facilities, but no lessons were learnt.

  9. August 14, 2022 12:07 pm

    I am reading his book right now. Great read. Even some humor. Several things he goes over are outside my area of any expertise, but he is also questioning them.

  10. Hugh Sharman permalink
    August 14, 2022 1:58 pm

    Thank you for this, Paul! Patrick More is meticulously well qualified to describe Greenpeace as it become these days and strengthen my weakening backbone!

  11. Robert Evans permalink
    August 14, 2022 5:30 pm

    Looking at the official current temperature charts they show a wide range of temperatures. from 29c to 36c Its the same where I live Nr Bristol from 35c at a site in Central Bristol to 31c in the country areas, how can historical temperatures compare with todays.

  12. August 14, 2022 6:22 pm

    For years there was a never ending stream of shrill horror stories about the plight of polar bears – decreasing numbers – starving – food sources dried up – not enough ice for their survival, etc. In the last couple of years, there’s hardly an article to be found.

    They know – just don’t want the public to find out.

  13. Gamecock permalink
    August 14, 2022 10:31 pm

    Good stuff.

    I do take exception to his pronouncements around 32:00. He doesn’t understand the difference between military and civilian applications of nuclear energy.

  14. MR PETER SEWARDS permalink
    August 15, 2022 11:29 am

    An excellent watch!

  15. Don Vickers permalink
    August 15, 2022 12:12 pm

    By god he said it all, I have been trying for a long time to get all my arguments together for the blitzkreig of the the warmanistas now I have it. Thank you Patrick Moore

  16. Slingshot permalink
    August 16, 2022 8:48 pm

    Anyone remember imminent catastrophe of acid rain?

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