On the BBC website, there’s still not a shred of attempted analysis of why this winter has so far been so cold not just here but now in the US – and why their beloved Met Office has got it so wrong. Odd, perhaps, in the context of the BBC’s warming fervour? Elsewhere on the web, there’s acres of discussion, and the warmists themselves have gone into overdrive trying to tell us that this is not climate, it’s weather, and in any case, the severe cooling is actually warming because we might be cold but Greenland isn’t. What will it take, I wonder, for Richard Black or Roger Harrabin to spring into action?

Meanwhile, as the boys and girls of the BBC polish their silence in their nice warm offices, even the BBC’s leading cricket commentator, Jonathan Agnew, has filed this from Melbourne:

It seems a bit odd saying this but for summer it is very cold here. Temperatures have been down at around 13 degrees with a biting wind. It is not much fun sitting in a big ground like that with virtually no sunshine, freezing to death.

A whole army of Neros (back at base) fiddling while Rome burns?

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  1. John Anderson says:

    As a supporter of the Australian cricket team I am praying for snow to come up from Tasmania to stop play at the MCG.   Or anything to ease the pain !,0,5891761.story


    • Demon1001 says:

      I thought Ponting was causing global warming all by himself this morning.  😉


    • john says:

      John A

      Please, please let us (England and Wales) have our moment in the sun.
      And if the BBC are to be believed that’s all we can look forward to from now on.
      In conjunction with the University of East Anglaria, are the BBC suggesting we might retain the Ashes through default ?


    • hippiepooter says:

      You support Australia?  Are you Australian, or is it just some quirk?


      • John Anderson says:

        My father was an ANZAC – but got stuck in England at the start of WW2,  he was too old to be allowed to go to sea again.  He was never able to return to Melbourne after the war.   

        He took me to the Oval in 1948 – so I “saw” Don Bradman – but I cannot remember !

        All through my younger years Australia mostly did magnificently at cricket,  at the Olympics and at Wimbledon tennis.  So I remain an OZ supporter,  through thick and (now) through thin.


  2. Natsman says:

    Why should Greenland not be warm?  It always was, and it was settled (by the Norse if I recall), hence its name.

    Of course, “since records began” conveniently doesn’t quite go back that far, does it?  And we ALL know that we must judge the weather and climate of the past purely in terms of “since records began” (a couple of hundred years, tops), and not the last 4.5 billion years of weather and cllimate, oh, no


    • deegee says:

      The name Greenland comes from the early Scandinavian settlers. In the Icelandic sagas, it is said that Norwegian-born Erik the Red was exiled from Iceland for murder. He, along with his extended family and thralls, set out in ships to find a land rumoured to lie to the northwest. After settling there, he named the land Grœnland(“Greenland”), supposedly in the hope that the pleasant name would attract settlers.

      Greenland was also called Gruntland (“Ground-land”) and Engronelant (or Engroneland) on early maps. Whether green is an erroneous transcription of grunt (“ground”), which refers to shallow bays, or vice versa, is not known. The southern portion of Greenland (not covered by glaciers) is green in the summer.

      Thank you, Wikipedia.


  3. David Preiser (USA) says:

    Here’s Piers Corbyn on Fox News saying that Warmism is BS based on ideology and faked science:

    Mocked meteorologist gets last laugh

    Note how the Fox News guy introduces the segment by saying that the Met got it wrong.  Even the US is aware of the joke.  You’ll never see Corbyn on the BBC these days because they are biased in favor of Warmist ideology.  Until Corbyn is featured prominently on the BBC, we’ll know they are dishonest about the climate debate.

    Fox News is supposed to have a Right-wing bias.  So if Fox is reporting the opposite of what the BBC claims, the BBC must therefore have a Left-wing bias.


  4. Cassandra King says:

    As is usual with the BBC they are waiting and enacting the old blackout routine until theior comrades can fabricate a defence/explanation/excuse for the utter failure of the CAGW models.

    Think of the climategate emails, a complete silence then the counter aaccusations and the smear actions and then the grudging airing only when the fraudsters had cobbled together a flacid Jerry built series of ‘it wasnt me, a big boy did it and ran away’ type dealies.

    Those bought off stooge scum Black/Harrabin/Shukman are ringing round desperate for the next series of lame duck half arse b#llocks to be churned out by the CAGW fraudsters.

    CO2 a harmless trace gas plant food present in the atmosphere at the incredible level of 0.040% of which humanity is responsible for just about 5% and this now causes warming and cooling and wet and dry and floods and famine and drought and melts ice and creates ice and brings snow and takes it away and brings diseases and kills wildlife and renders the oceans dead? And who can forget such BBC reports like the birds are getting smaller and spring is coming earlier and the summer landscape of the UK will be desert like and the bees…!

    This CO2 must be a real demon eh! It could be the great Satan himself come in the form of a harmless trace gas to befoul and befuddle the lands and seas.


  5. Ed (ex RSA) says:

    NASA GISS surface temperature anomalies for November are available, but not yet December. Note negative anomalies over North West Europe and Pacific, positive anomalies over Alaska, Canada and Siberia.


    • Cassandra King says:

      How many measuring points do GISS use when they smear the area with deep red? Look at the actual number of data points and notice that GISS is the king of wild extrapolation.

      NASA GISS? I wouldnt trust their cartoons/maps/predictions/forecasts further than I could throw John Prescott, look at the difference between satellite maps and GISS ground station maps.


  6. Mailman says:

    The first time I ever visited Melbourne, I ended up nearly freezing to death…and that was in March 1999!



  7. Mailman says:

    Further more…so many scientists, politicians and eco-terrorists have invested so much time, effort and money in to the religion of Mann Made Global Warming ™ that they will simply not allow their religion to fade away peacefully.

    Especially scientists, who have built their careers on Mann Made Global Warming ™, to them they believe that they simply cannot be wrong.



  8. Cassandra King says:

    The thing about the CAGW cult and the BBC is that there is NO PAST!

    Past projections so loudly and aggressively pimped become airbrushed from the record. No trace of forecasts and projections are revisted and examined and none of these many BBC reports are questioned.

    The BBC science reporters have quoted and used hundreds of reports and predictions by CAGW groups from the UKMO/UAE/GISS/NASA/GP/WWF and all the rest, for years we were bombarded with report after report promising the last word in accuracy to the next century and beyond. Hockey stick anyone?

    Now we all remember the hundreds of BBC reports clearly and we remember what they promised and predicted, every day for years on they went with the same mantra and the same predictions, it was the consensus no denial and no doubt AND they were all WRONG, as WRONG as WRONG can be.

    How do we know the BBC is a lying cheating biased gang of perverted crooks?

    The BBC historical airbrush takes away the evidence of incompetence and stupidity and error and ignorance and bias, history is missing with great gaps appearing. We know that the BBC is hiding the truth because the past record simply does not exist, it has been wiped away like serial liars wipe their dirty conscience clean.

    No CAGW report will be revisited, no scientist will be challenged about past predictions and promises. No BBC reporter will look back at past reports and update them with reality. The BBC past is wiped clean, those who made so very many mistakes and errors and told so many lies are protected, so many trash reports locked away never to be seen again, all that money spent flying here and there to show selective scenes of CAGW utterly wasted.

    Like the BBC future, the BBC past bears no resemblance to actual reality, the BBC must be the true heirs and successors to the MSM of Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia. Dont like the past? rewrite it! The future? Easy, just lie and cheat and decieve and manipulate, its all in a good cause eh? The ends justify the means dont they?


    • John Anderson says:

      Superb post, Cassandra.  As you say,  their behaviour is positively Orwellian.


      • Cassandra King says:

        Mnay thanks for the ind words John A.


        On a lighter note, who would be HarrabinShukmanBlack? There names and work will one day be riducled and pulled to shreds by the mob that once supprted them. The people they so eagerly and slavishly quoted will turn on them in the hope they will be saved from the greedy beast of scapegoating. The BBC upper commissars will throw them into the pit in the hope of saving themselves.  ‘be sure your sins will find you out’ what can the beeboid stooges do? Either they turn supergrass first or they are sacrificed first, the latter is more likely of course as Harrabinblackshukman appear to have all the common sense of a stunned mullet. Perhaps thats why they were chosen of course, a trio of patsy mugs used and set up for the big fall? Aaaah one can hope eh?

        A happy and prosperous new year to all my friends, may your tribe increase and may you drive your enemies before you 😀 .


  9. Cassandra King says:

    BTW Now that the CAGW fraudsters have rigged up a Jerry built excuse for the bitter winters the BBC is all in without a shred of shame as it pimps the latest lies.

    Man made global warming? We were promised in hundreds of BBC reports that it would cause warming, no report predicted cooling and snow and bitter winters UNTIL the actual cooling that sceptics predicted happened but now the CAGW claim that warming causes cooling? CAGW will bring cold winters? Just more lies!


  10. John Anderson says:

    Saying that GW causes milder winters AND colder winters is an unverifiable statement.  Therefore as it is unverifiable – it cannot be a testable hypothesis,  it is therefore unscientific.

    Par for the course with the Warmist religion.


  11. jazznick says:

    Those who believe the Met Office/BBC statement that it’s warm in Greenland right now should be informed

    it’s minus 49C at the moment.