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Can We All Relax?

May 19, 2023

By Paul Homewood

 

Brilliant stuff from JHB again. I actually felt a bit sorry for the pratt she was interviewing!

 

 

25 Comments
  1. Harry Passfield permalink
    May 19, 2023 7:29 pm

    Pity she didn’t push a bit more at the open door that the 5-year forecast was made…..five years ago. She could also have explained that an ‘exponential’ increase in ‘carbon’ (it’s not) does not mean that there is a similar ‘exponential’ effect. But then again, the guy failed as soon as he talked about ‘climate deniers’. He would have been better advised to call us sceptics – and being a scientist, he would, of course, shared that scepticism, no?

  2. lordelate permalink
    May 19, 2023 7:37 pm

    Slowly things are turning.

  3. It doesn't add up... permalink
    May 19, 2023 7:46 pm

    The standard YouTube disclaimer reads

    Climate Change · Climate change refers to long-term shifts in temperatures and weather patterns, mainly caused by human activities, especially the burning of fossil fuels

    Does that mean that if the climate changes, but it is not mainly caused by human activities or the burning of fossil fuels it is not “climate change”?

  4. AZ1971 permalink
    May 19, 2023 8:24 pm

    If everything is attributable to climate change (redundant terminology, I might add) then how would we ever know if the efforts we’re doing to mitigate climate change is having an effect? And why would ANYONE feel sorry for that prat to begin with??

  5. HotScot permalink
    May 19, 2023 9:04 pm

    F’kn tw@t – Not Julia BTW!

    Like all these alarmists, absolutely unwilling to consider facts. It really is a mental illness.

    No one else but this tw@t understands how an urban heat island at an airport, with jet aircraft whizzing by works.

    And, of course, it doesn’t matter that people die from the cold.

    I hope someone whose mother died of hypothermia gets hold of the tw@t and educates him.

    • gezza1298 permalink
      May 20, 2023 12:34 pm

      It is worse than you thought. Jo Nova and Jennifer Maharosy have exposed that electronic temperature systems are vulnerable to noise such as that generated by radar systems, radio communications etc. An excellent post by Jo with a very good discussion of the problems in comments. That the BoM is fighting hard to not have to release comparison data between mercury in glass and electronic systems tells you all you need to know as to the reliability of electronic recording.

      • Phil O‘Sophical permalink
        May 20, 2023 4:26 pm

        *Marohasy

  6. catweazle666 permalink
    May 19, 2023 9:19 pm

    She’s gorgeous!

  7. Up2snuff permalink
    May 19, 2023 9:30 pm

    #metoo

    • Mr T permalink
      May 20, 2023 7:13 am

      Very glad that you consider yourself gorgeous too. Positive thinking should be encouraged.

  8. Derek Holt permalink
    May 19, 2023 10:12 pm

    Julia I love you

    You sort out these nutters leaving them speechless. Ask them to read ‘There is no climate change emergency ‘ signed by Ivor Giaever – a Physics Noble Laurate plus 1000 world scientists proving that there is no climate change emerngency. Our. Kids are relaying o no to get the truth out, it;Salk a scam,

    Let’s encourage a discussion at least

  9. May 19, 2023 10:19 pm

    Lois and I have both met Jim live in air. He hasn’t a clue and doesn’t know the numbers, facts, and can’t distinguish regional weather from global 30 year time scale averages – for starters. It’s a shame to take the money. He takes a knife to a gun fight, and believes he wins, ignoring all the holes shot in his arguments. He is also now an expert on the physics and facts of energy use in vehicle heating, vehicular and industrial use, and has no obvious formation in related subjects. He is good on presumption and assertion, weak on facts.Enjoy.

  10. John Hultquist permalink
    May 20, 2023 4:28 am

    If I were the boss, I wouldn’t allow that guy -Jim Dale- to appear in public. He would be in the receiving room sorting incoming packages and mail.

    • Rob Brown permalink
      May 20, 2023 10:19 am

      He is the boss.

    • gezza1298 permalink
      May 20, 2023 12:37 pm

      You might be making the mistake of thinking that his boss might not be as thick as he is.

  11. mjr permalink
    May 20, 2023 5:10 am

    As i mentioned on another thread on Thursday where i had posted about this interview, a couple of hours later at 9.40 JHB interviewed a really interesting guy called Rupert Darwall (author of a book called “Green Tyranny”) . Very sensible man pointing out the issues with the 1.5 degree political bunkum and context of changing climate (little ice age and medieval warm period, and oscillations etc). Again worth a watch as this is the kind of common sense rebuttal you never see on MSM

  12. Farmer Sooticle permalink
    May 20, 2023 8:21 am

    Jim used to be a lot funnier in the Carry On films.

  13. Mad Mike permalink
    May 20, 2023 11:22 am

    I’m not keen on JHB as an interviewer. She cuts across what the interviewee is saying all the time so doesn’t let Jim, in this case, hang himself so to speak. What he says is easily refuted by reasoned, informed questioning but the opportunity is lost by her ranting. I don’t know what to make of Jim Dale. I don’t know whether he is dedicated to his cause or just thick. He must know that his views will be only partially allowed to be aired yet he comes back for more. Rees-Mogg would have done a better job.

    • Mike Jackson permalink
      May 20, 2023 2:31 pm

      I made the same point about the last posting of one of her interviews.
      Hectoring the interviewee just makes the viewer more inclined to sympathise and so more inclined to agree.
      At the same time it reduces his opportunity to hang himself.
      There are so many examples of flabby thinking — the use of “carbon” when the proper term is “carbon dioxide” is, on its own, enough to throw the average believer off course — that any interviewer should be able to the subject in knots. And more effectively if they are encouraged to tie the knot themselves.

  14. Stonyground permalink
    May 20, 2023 5:32 pm

    I’ve never quite understood why one and a half degrees of warming over two hundred years is supposed to be such a catastrophe. The predictions about food shortages go back decades and have been consistently wrong. There is abundant archeological evidence that the world has been warmer in the past and the world didn’t end then so why should it now?

    I love the way that the guy tried to defend a temperature record set at an airport by claiming that only a qualified meteorologist knows how to measure temperatures at airports.

    • May 20, 2023 7:19 pm

      Having spent many years in the RAF on baking hot runways in the sunshine, I can only comment that only a village idiot would claim a record from a weather station next to acres of hot tarmac – as was the case at RAF Coningsby! A friend who lives in a nearby village said that the local temperature got to nowhere near 40degC.

      • catweazle666 permalink
        May 20, 2023 7:51 pm

        Heathrow C. 1950:

        Heathrow 2024:

    • dave permalink
      May 23, 2023 9:56 am

      “…a catastrophe…”

      I imagine it goes back to the erroneous idea that there could be such a thing as “run away” warming from present conditions, and that a little more warming will be analogous to ammunition reaching critical temperature and ‘cooking off.’ Since thermal radiation from a generally warming Earth – rejecting energy into space – would rise as the fourth power of absolute temperature*, it is silly.

      It is probably also not understood by the superficially-educated activist that the thermal capacity of the oceans is 1,600 times that of the atmosphere, that the oceans and the atmosphere form one system*, and that the great mass of that enormous ‘heat sink’ is still very, very cold. (In Cretaceous times the whole ocean was about 15 C. So it can eventually heat up. But we will be ancient dustbefore that happens.)

      If every single temperature everywhere** on Earth were suddenly three degrees C more than it ‘is now,’ that would be a 1% increase in absolute temperatures, and would instantly result in the rate of rejection of heat to space increasing by 4%. An astronomer on Mars would notice that we were glowing more strongly.
      The Earth would simply cool back down. The atmosphere would, of course, drop back in temperature faster than the ocean.

      * Reacting on one another in a variety of ways of course and on varying time-scales.

      **Where it matters! That is, in the atmosphere and in the top hundred feet of the ocean where full mixing happens because of winds.

      • catweazle666 permalink
        May 23, 2023 6:34 pm

        Also worth noting that the difference in thermal radiation between the polar and equatorial regions is such that the thermal gradient between them is also ruled by the fourth power rule – ie the equatorial regions radiate considerably more than the polar regions, so the energy gradient which is what drive weather systems are also reduced, so contrary to the Warmists claims that increased temperature causes more of them, in fact there should be a decrease in extreme weather events.

      • May 23, 2023 9:57 pm

        While writing about the SMB loss of 300Gt pa research quickly revealed it was less, and positive, and clearly accumulated faster during the Holocene optimum, than now so… so wrote this…

        Any way, it does rather neatly show similar accumulation of ice during the short Holocene, at a rate roughly TEN times faster than the glacial period accretion, and while the ice is disappearing from the land in Europe and N America during the interglacial warming?, perhaps because that precipitation is falling as rain on the land based ice sheets in summer, but as snow in Greenland at higher altitudes, presumably.

        Also it seems, to me, ice has accumulated more when it was warmer in the Holocene optimum than now in the colder neo glacial… so this effect may be the reverse of what the tipping point merchants worry about. Perhaps it is now too cold to snow enough in the winter for a positive annual SMB and net accumulation will return nearer to the glacial phase.…….as the winter snow precipitation again exceeds the summer loss. There’s a thought for you to chew on…

        Counter intuitive bur possible. Just sayin’ – also for the academic lurkers desperate for a new grant from the energy poot taxpayer for more net zero value modelling “work”.

        To be continued. When my paper is complete.

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