Storm in a teacup

 

The BBC has been pushing the narrative that the floods are due to climate change….warmer weather leads to more water in the atmosphere and more rain they tell us….Harrabin told us that it would lead to more intense rainfall rather than prolonged wet weather.

Does the BBC use science or reading the tea leaves to predict the climate because the BBC itself tells us that water vapour hasn’t increased

The most important of these greenhouse gases in terms of its contribution to warming is water vapour, but concentrations show little change and it persists in the atmosphere for only a few days.

Anyway….apparently climate change doesn’t lead to warmer wetter winters…..who says so?  The Met. Office…

Met Office: Arctic sea-ice loss linked to colder, drier UK winters

The reduction in Arctic sea ice caused by climate change is playing a role in the UK’s recent colder and drier winter weather, according to the Met Office.

Colder, dryer winters due to climate change….who knew?

Or how about this from the Met. Office…

Three summers (2012, 2011, 2007) have seen the triple ‘disappointment’ of having below average temperatures, below average sunshine, and above average rainfall.

So low temperatures, below average sunshine…and above average rain…..sounds the opposite to warm weather producing more rain doesn’t it?

Direct from the Met. Office:   ‘There’s currently no evidence to suggest that the UK is increasing in storminess.’

 

Somebody’s lying through their teeth.

 

 

 

 

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8 Responses to Storm in a teacup

  1. Edward says:

    “Somebody’s lying through their teeth.”

    Or somebody doesn’t know how to interpret the statistics or is reading the facts from a biased point of view (more like).

    “The most important of these greenhouse gases in terms of its contribution to warming is water vapour, but concentrations show little change and it persists in the atmosphere for only a few days.”

    If you view this statement as evidence that the climate is not changing, then you are guilty of ‘quote mining’. What the statement is actually saying (obviously) is that measuring water vapour is inefficient in forecasting climate change because it only hangs around for a short time (a few days) unlike CO2 levels that hang around for a lot longer.

    Still doubting me? Read on…
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24021772

    “Since the industrial revolution began in 1750, CO2 levels have risen by more than 30% and methane levels have risen more than 140%. The concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere is now higher than at any time in at least 800,000 years.”

    800,000 years??? How the f**k do they know that?

    Radiocarbon dating obviously. But who is actually bullshitting who here?

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    • BBC delenda est says:

      Edward, Edward? Edward!
      “800,000 years” Radiocarbon dating obviously”
      C14 dating?

      Edward, you must be three years old, may I congratulate you on your command of, and expertise in, written English language at such an early age.

      Edward, I can now imagine your thought processes on reading the previous sentence.

      Such as “How can this contributor, who I have never met, who knows nothing about me, guess my age correctly? Has this person the gift of telepathy? Can this individual see into the past and the future through space and time?”

      Edward, the answer is no, I possess no paranormal abilities whatsoever.
      What I do know is what every that every four year old British child is aware of.

      That the half life of C14 is too short to enable events C50,000 YBP to be reliably dated.

      So your source, BBC?, has changed the properties of matter, I would like to know how this was achieved, Quote mining anyone?

      Come on Islamic Al-Beeb, surely there is someone in your arts section you could instruct to spend their extended tea-breaks in the lavish staff canteens (paid for, unwillingly, by your enemies), who could do a better job.

      GB Shaw and Winston Churchill had a mutual detestation. Shaw sent two tickets for the first night of his latest play to Churchill, with a note “Bring a friend, if you have one”. Churchill sent the tickets back, with a note “Cannot attend, I can come to the second performance, if there is one”. QFMNV.

      Here on BBBC we are becoming flabby and indolent, Islamic Al-Beeb send a troll to challenge us, if you have one.

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    • Richard Pinder says:

      “The concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere is now higher than at any time in at least 800,000 years.”

      This piece of scientific fraud is produced by ignoring these findings.

      Over the first 80 years that Ice Cores are formed CO2 is absorbed by cold water, there has been 180 years of Atmospheric CO2 gas analysis by chemical methods (Beck, 2007). This means that from 1810 to 1930 we have both Ice core and direct measurements of CO2 in the Atmosphere. This shows that ice cores have CO2 levels about 40 percent lower than the original atmosphere (Jaworowski, 2007). This also shows that CO2 levels were 470ppm in 1828 and 290ppm in 1888.

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      • Edward says:

        In the context of a period of 800,000 years, comparing CO2 levels within a period of 60 years is practically useless.

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  2. Lakeman says:

    So, once again the Al-Beeb have conveniently forgotten their real journalistic purpose and blames this current crop of storms on climate change instead of linking at least some of it to El Nino which was first recognised in the 1600s – of course that’s when climate change must have begun.

    Yet, on today’s BBC news website they have a story on, ….ta da…., El Nino 2015.

    “El Nino weather: Worries grow over humanitarian impact” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-35159826

    Obviously, as the Al-Beeb so so regularly, it is having its cake and eating it as well.

    As an aside, I read a great letter in the Telegraph last week about the current storms (paraphrased) “I wish they would stop this new habit of naming storms. It only encourages them”

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  3. chrisH says:

    And as ever-the BBC refuse to join the dots.
    Last night old Beckham hauled his sorry arse around all seven continents to have a game of footy.
    The BBC tell me that this was a challenge to him-and I`d have to stay tuned to find out if he, his family and his crew, personal tasters, dressers and assorted BBC filming monkeys would see “history being made”.
    Hasn`t he already “played footy” round at least six of the continents when he was fabulously rewarded so to do?
    And what about the bloody carbon footprint then BBC-how many seals were pressed to make the oil needed to run those floodlit kickabouts?
    But no Harrabin here-sod York and Bangladesh…Bex is doing this “For the Love Of the Game”.
    Not for the Love of the Green Myths and Gais ballacks…for that`s Gores, Snows, Collins/Edmonds…Sting and Madoone…Bono and Dimblebys…different game of worldwide first class tickets and stuff Climate Change.
    Until granny Pleb wants to see her kids in Magaluf,,,then she can f***in walk, the polar bears are crying then…
    Hippie hypocrites for Gaia…are there any worse on the planet?
    As someone said-John Bishop gets back to Australia to recreate his cycle across the country.
    But he did exactly the same across North Wales…but neither he, nor the BBC seemed to want THAT one filmed did they?

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  4. Richard Pinder says:

    If there has not been any Global Warming since 1997, then there would not be any increase in water vapour in the 21st Century. But water vapour is as irrelevant as carbon dioxide, and responds to changes in temperatures caused ultimately by the Sun’s ability to keep out high energy cosmic rays, and their ability to influence the reflectivity of low level clouds.

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