By Paul Homewood
Following the wet summer in the UK last year, the Met Office provided the Environment Agency with a briefing document, giving an overview of the weather. This was discussed at the September Board Meeting of the Environment Agency, which Met Office officials attended.
As far as I know, this document, which I obtained through FOI, has never entered the public domain. It is brutally honest in admitting how little the Met’s scientists understand about what affects our climate, and, in particular, what caused the unusual weather last year. This is in stark contrast to many of the hyped up claims, made in public statements in the recent past by, among others, the Met Office themselves.
The full document is reproduced below, but there are four particular areas I wish to focus on.
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While some claims have been made that “Alaska is Ground Zero for Global Warming” it turns out that the state of Alaska was significantly below normal in 2012. For example, Fairbanks had the coldest year in the 21st century so far, and it was also the second coldest year in more than 40 years accroding to the data presented in this report below. – Anthony
Gerd Wendler, Blake Moore and Kevin Galloway
Alaska Climate Research Center, Geophysical Institute, UAF
This review of the climate of Alaska is predominantly based on the 20 first order climatological stations in Alaska, which are operated by NOAA’s National Weather Service. These stations are all of high quality, operated by professional meteorologists with identical or similar meteorological instrumentation and observational practices. However, this should not be taken as a sign that other stations…
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Dennis Prager talks about the perverse priorities of environmentalism.
Last week, Bjorn Lomborg, the widely published Danish professor and director of one of the world’s leading environmental think tanks, the Copenhagen Consensus Center, published an article about the Philippines’ decision, after 12 years, to allow genetically modified (GM) rice — “golden rice” — to be grown and consumed in that country.
The reason for the delay was environmentalist opposition to GM rice; and the reason for the change in Philippine policy was that 4.4 million Filipino children suffer from vitamin A deficiency. That deficiency, Lomborg writes, “according to the World Health Organization, causes 250,000 to 500,000 children to go blind each year. Of these, half die within a year.”
During the 12-year delay, Lomborg continues, “About eight million children worldwide died from vitamin A deficiency.”
“Golden rice” contains vitamin A, making it by far the most effective and cheapest way…
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By Paul Homewood
The heatwaves and droughts that affected large swathes of America in the 1930’s are a historical fact. The hottest year of the decade was 1934, but just how hot was it? NCDC insist that 2012 was 1.2F hotter, with 1934 beaten into 4th place by 2006 and 1998, but are they right?
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Here’s a headline that could change our financial security for the remainder of our lives and our children’s forever!
Baird last week was hand in hand with John Kerry welcoming him to the White House and basically trying to show the world that Canada is in “lock-step” with all the U.S. initiatives to fight “Global Warming” (LIE) and that whatever the U.S. does to fight it, we will follow suit!
Obama must thank his “green followers” for helping him win his second term into the White House and here comes the “pay-off”!
Huge deep pockets of “green money” have been thrown around to less than honest “charity groups” all dressed up in their “Cloak of Green” to basically stop our Oil Sands from producing one more drop of oil. Why?
The Hollywood/billionaires have all the same message: “ending all fossil fuelled electrical generation will save the world from…
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By Paul Homewood
Under its Global Climate Change Research Program, the US government has set up the National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee or NCADAC, which has just released its Draft Climate Assessment Report. It will come as no surprise that this report contains reams of alarmist statements and predictions.
We have already seen that its claims about worsening floods are not supported by the experts at the USGS.
Now let’s examine what it has to say about temperatures.
U.S. average temperature has increased by about 1.5°F since 1895; more than 80% of this increase has occurred since 1980.
This may sound rather startling, until you look at the full picture, which they seem remarkably reluctant to show.
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During the 1970s, everyone knew that the world was cooling. NASA has since erased the record of this event.
The CRU director said the world was cooling, as did the National Academy of Sciences and NCAR.
NASA has since rewritten the historical record – to eliminate this cooling.