Long Term Central England Temperature Trends

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

 

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/hadobs/hadcet/graphs/HadCET_graph_ylybars_uptodate.gif

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/hadobs/hadcet/graphs/HadCET_graph_ylybars_uptodate.gif

 

Attention is often focussed on the late 20thC increase in CET, which is in turn linked to IPCC claims that this was when global warming began in earnest. This argument, of course, rather falls flat on its face with the rapid decline in CET since 2006.

However, we need to ask ourselves, is it appropriate to look at temperature trends over such a short period of time? Global temperatures are affected by the AMO, or Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation, a totally natural phenomenon which  runs on a cycle of about 50 – 60 years. The AMO has been in the warm phase since the mid 1990’s, but has actually been recovering from the bottom of its cold phase since the mid 1970’s.

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Watching volcanoes from space: Part 1

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On 1 April 1960 US Army Signal Corps pilot Captain William M. Templeton lifted off in a Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw helicopter from Camp Evans, part of the Fort Monmouth complex in New Jersey, for the short journey to Monmouth County Airport. On board he was carrying precious cargo. At the airfield, Captains Lloyd J. Petty and Robert C. Jones were preparing their L-23 Seminole aircraft to speed the package on the next leg of its journey. After takeoff they headed south, towards Bolling air force base in the southern suburbs of Washington, DC. On arrival their cargo was put in a vehicle and whisked away to the headquarters of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and within hours was being presented to President Eisenhower himself.

What cargo could be so precious as to warrant such treatment?

Inside the package were the first images taken by NASA’s TIROS-1 (Television Infrared Observation…

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Watching volcanoes from space: Part 1

VolcanoCafé

On 1 April 1960 US Army Signal Corps pilot Captain William M. Templeton lifted off in a Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw helicopter from Camp Evans, part of the Fort Monmouth complex in New Jersey, for the short journey to Monmouth County Airport. On board he was carrying precious cargo. At the airfield, Captains Lloyd J. Petty and Robert C. Jones were preparing their L-23 Seminole aircraft to speed the package on the next leg of its journey. After takeoff they headed south, towards Bolling air force base in the southern suburbs of Washington, DC. On arrival their cargo was put in a vehicle and whisked away to the headquarters of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and within hours was being presented to President Eisenhower himself.

What cargo could be so precious as to warrant such treatment?

Inside the package were the first images taken by NASA’s TIROS-1 (Television Infrared Observation…

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Long Term Central England Temperature Trends

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

 

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/hadobs/hadcet/graphs/HadCET_graph_ylybars_uptodate.gif

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/hadobs/hadcet/graphs/HadCET_graph_ylybars_uptodate.gif

 

Attention is often focussed on the late 20thC increase in CET, which is in turn linked to IPCC claims that this was when global warming began in earnest. This argument, of course, rather falls flat on its face with the rapid decline in CET since 2006.

However, we need to ask ourselves, is it appropriate to look at temperature trends over such a short period of time? Global temperatures are affected by the AMO, or Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation, a totally natural phenomenon which  runs on a cycle of about 50 – 60 years. The AMO has been in the warm phase since the mid 1990’s, but has actually been recovering from the bottom of its cold phase since the mid 1970’s.

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GISS Contradicts Eyewitness Accounts

Real Science

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19 Mar 1912 – CHANGE IN CLIMATE. “GREEN CHRISTMASES.”

People in Europe and North America observed a strong warming trend prior to 1912, and glaciers were melting all over the world

The Braidwood Dispatch and Mining Journal  – Wednesday 28 September 1910

Except over a small area, it is generally understood, the glaciers of the world are retreating to the mountains

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28 Sep 1910 – RECEDING GLACIERS.

Hansen shows that period of warming as a strong cooling trend, and the coldest years ever.

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Oh, what a tangled web we weave. When first we practise to deceive!

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Tim Farron Worries About Damaging The Countryside (Unless It’s With Wind Farms!)

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

 

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/liberaldemocrats/10220853/Lib-Dem-president-Tim-Farron-warns-fracking-could-harm-countryside-for-decades.html

 

Tim Farron represents the sandal-wearing faction of the Fruit Loop Lib Dem Party. According to the Telegraph, he is now concerned that fracking will “damage the countryside for decades”.

I am sure countryside dwellers will appreciate his comments. But, they might be a lot happier if he made the same comments about wind farms, which are thousands of times more damaging to the countryside.

 

However, if you read on, you will see the real reason for Farron’s concern.

Mr Farron, a respected figure within the party tipped by many to succeed Mr Clegg, said he opposed shale-gas mining because it would………………… maintain Britain’s reliance on fossil fuels.

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