. . . is just one of the things you’ll hear on this excellent demolition of the great AGW scare.  (H/T The Filthy Engineer.)


Something To Brighten Your Day

“UN climate deal hopes in Mexico look bleak”  Not all bad news, then.

The BBC report contains the comment “Small island states are looking at ways to evacuate their entire populations, says UN chief” which shows none of these twerps know how coral islands are formed; they rise as the sea level increases.

The really scary stuff has been reported by Viscount Monckton.  (H/T JoNova)  And we’re supposed to worry about the Bilderberg Group!  Welcome to the new world order.

Don’t Mention The Temperature!

With exquisite timing, the Met Office has chosen the coldest November for about 25 years to announce that 2010 is on course to become the warmest on record.  You have to admire their audacity.  To paraphrase Bill Hicks, these people must have cojones so big they have to carry them around in a wheelbarrow.  Of course, they are talking about average global temperature, a concept which (many* would argue) has no meaning whatsoever.

How much warmer?  A whole 0.03°C; a number which is a triumph of resolution over accuracy.  Air temperature sensors just aren’t this good, but then the figure is a phantom created by statistical jiggery-pokery (helped by the infamous CRU at UEA).  The best part is that they have also “adjusted” the figures to account for the fact that they are using different sensors (buoys rather than ships) and so are therefore comparing apples and oranges.  Mr. Cochrane (my instructor at the old Met Office training school at Stanmore) would have laughed these results out of court.  It says a lot for the calibre of the current Met staff that they don’t realise the nonsense they are promulgating.

You just can’t get the wood.

(*Me being one of them.)

Crocodile Tears from FoE Spokesman re: Winter Deaths

The ONS have published the official figures for ‘excess’ deaths for the last winter. There seems to have been a slight drop compared to the previous winter, despite the exceptionally cold weather. The suggestion is that the absence of a ‘flu epidemic helped keep the figures low.

And then we have this from Dave Timms of Friends of the Earth: “Cold homes cost lives and cause climate change. It is a national disgrace that millions of people live in properties lacking basic insulation – every winter households have to choose between heating and eating.”

He hasn’t thought this through, has he? Perhaps the reason these households have to choose between heating and eating is because their energy bills have been inflated by loadings for feed-in tariffs, carbon taxes, etc. All because of the myth of AGW promoted by his own organisation.

Get a grip, mate.

The Ongarian Goulash Award* for Having Your Cake & Eating It . . .

. . . goes to the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research for stating that Climate Change may lead to colder winters (as reported here).

This isn’t really news, as the proposition has been made before (e.g. here in 2003) but it seems to indicate that the AGW lobby are still intent on twisting the theory to suit recent experience (but not in a Popperian way).  So whether you freeze or burn it’ll all be the fault of carbon dioxide.

Such are the contortions by these desperate folk that perhaps Cirque du Soleil could put on a new show on the theme of AGW.  See the twists and turns!  Gasp as the CRU team vanish up their own fundaments!  Watch as the MSM swallows gigantic porkies whole!

These people are the real climate change deniers;  they seem to think that the climate should remain static, in some imagined “normal” condition when, of course, the climate has always changed.  It’s a little like taking a train from London to Penzance with your head stuck in the newspaper, then looking out of the window five minutes from the end and saying “Hmm, this must have been the view all the way along.”

*otherwise known as a Goulie. More (in various categories) to be awarded as time goes on.