Can Slingo Get Anything Right?


By Paul Homewood




Only three months ago, Julia Slingo was trying to blame Britain’s cold weather on global warming. Evidently she thought that a few missing ice cubes in the Arctic had caused the jet stream to move south. (Even though she herself had just written a report stating that meteorological conditions were almost identical to 1962, when it was equally cold, but also when Arctic ice was growing).


She even talked about convening an emergency meeting of top scientists to try to prove a connection with the Arctic.


It appears that the jet stream has now gone back up north and as a result Britain is enjoying a nice little heatwave.

Perhaps this is also because of melting Arctic ice?




In other news, the Met Office accounts for 2012/13 confirm that a £30K bonus was paid to a J Slingo.  [Surely…

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Satellite Images: A Closer Look at Flood Damage in India


A Closer Look at Flood Damage in India

acquired June 26, 2013                                     download large image (4 MB, JPEG, 3456×5184)
A Closer Look at Flood Damage in India
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Exceptional, early monsoon rains in northern India and Nepal combined with melting snow to bring horrific flooding and landslides to the region in mid-June 2013. According to national and international relief agencies, more than 1,050 people died, thousands more went missing, and hundreds of thousands had their lives disrupted (mostly through the damage or loss of their homes). Indian government officials reported that 744 villages and hamlets had lost some or all of their connectivity—roads, water, or electric power—to the rest of the country.

Three weeks after the disaster, people were trying to pick up the pieces of their lives, and scientists and government officials were trying to piece together what happened. Instruments such as cameras on the International Space Station (ISS) and an imager on the Landsat…

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Met Office Forecast Cold July!


By Paul Homewood




While we’re all getting the barbies out, reader Charles Duncan reminds me that just a week ago the Met were predicting below average temperatures for July.





I don’t want to put the mockers on things, but the latest forecasts suggest that the heatwave will continue for a week or two yet.

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