10 Things The Archbishop Needs To Know About Climate Change

An Archbishop appeals to a higher authority…who knew it was the IPCC?

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/10732121/Rowan-Williams-warns-of-climate-catastrophe.html

The former Archbishop of Canterbury, in his new capacity as chairman of Christian Aid, has weighed in a subject, that he appears to know precisely zip all about. The Telegraph report:

Dr Rowan Williams, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, has attacked Western lifestyles for causing climate change that is “pushing the environment towards crisis”.

Writing in the Telegraph, Dr Williams says that the “appalling” floods and storms that devastated parts of Britain this winter were a demonstration of “what we can expect” in the future.

He also takes a sideswipe at climate change sceptics.

The floods in Britain and weather-related “catastrophes” in the poorest countries on Earth, he insists, are the clearest indications yet that predictions of “accelerated warming of the Earth” caused by “the uncontrolled burning of fossil fuels … are coming true”.

His plea to combat global warming by reducing consumption of fossil…

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CET & And The Bit The Met Office Don’t Want You To See!

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

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http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/hadobs/hadcet/

The Met Office show the above graph in a prominent position on their website, showing how Central England Temperatures have changed since 1772. The climb in temperatures in the last couple of decades of the 20thC stands out, albeit with a decline since.

Yet the CET dataset actually starts in 1659, so why don’t the Met Office show the whole series?

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http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/hadobs/hadcet/data/download.html

Could it be they don’t want you to see that there was a much bigger and steeper climb in temperatures in the early 18thC?

Could it be they don’t want you to know that the temperature in 1733 was within a whisker of the record set in 2006?

Could it be they don’t want you to realise that the average over the last 5 years is actually less than it was in the 5 years leading up to 1730?

I wonder what else they…

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Earth Hour ‘Darkness turning away the light’

While more than a billion people participate by shutting off their lights for an hour — and saving at most the equivalent of China halting its CO2 emissions for fewer than four minutes — 1.3 billion people across the developing world will continue to live without electricity as they do every other night of the year.

Almost 3 billion people still burn dung, twigs and other traditional fuels indoors to cook and keep warm. These fuels give off noxious fumes that are linked to 4.3 million deaths each year, mostly women and children.In fact, it was the advent of widespread electrical power that freed us from these harmful practices that still affect large parts of the developing world.

Celebrating darkness signals a turn away from an ever brighter future. 

Bjorn Lomborg, USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2014/03/27/bjorn-lomborg-earth-hour-electricity-column/6975265/

NCDC Introduce More Temperature Adjustments–And Guess Which Way They Go!

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

NCDC have introduced a new method this month of calculating state, (but not national) temperatures in the US.

This is what they say about the old system.

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http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/monitoring-references/maps/us-climate-divisions.php

And the new system.

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http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/monitoring-references/maps/us-climate-divisions.php

It will come as no surprise to anyone, that the new system makes the past cooler again. For instance, Alabama:

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http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/temp-and-precip/divisional-comparison/

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Extreme Daily Rainfall At Bradford

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

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http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/media/pdf/4/8/Drivers_and_impacts_of_seasonal_weather_in_the_UK.pdf

I looked yesterday at the Met Office’s claim that :

There are suggestions, however, that the character of daily UK precipitation has changed over the last 50 years. There is evidence that heavy rainfall events may have become more frequent over time: What in the 1960s and 1970s might have been a 1 in 125 day event is now more likely a 1 in 85 day event (see figure 4.1)

As I pointed out, their time series began in the 1960’s, the start of an unusually dry period. Doing the same exercise, using Oxford data starting in 1930, showed that there was no increasing trend of heavy rainfall events there, and that the rise shown on the Met Office graph was simply part of a cycle.

I also have daily rainfall data from the Met Office for Bradford, which goes back to 1911, giving us a…

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IPCC admission from new report: ‘no evidence climate change has led to even a single species becoming extinct’

Watts Up With That?

In 2007, the IPCC predicted that rising global temperatures would kill off many species. But in its new report, part of which will be presented next Monday, the UN climate change body backtracks. There is a shortage of evidence, a draft version claims.

Global warming is said to be threatening thousands of animal and plant species with extinction. That, at least, is what the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been predicting for years.

But the UN climate body now says it is no longer so certain. The second part of the IPCC’s new assessment report is due to be presented next Monday in Yokohama, Japan. On the one hand, a classified draft of the report notes that a further “increased extinction risk for a substantial number of species during and beyond the 21st century” is to be expected. On the other hand, the IPCC admits that there…

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Now even Australia’s ABC is asking questions about the new IPCC report and why Dr. Richard Tol asked his name to be removed from it

Watts Up With That?

h/t to WUWT reader Pat. We are witnessing the crumbling of the consensus mindset. Stern looked like a deer in headlights.

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Nicholas Stern is challenged by ABC’s Tony Jones on China/coal/renewables propaganda, and comes out looking very foolish indeed. The Richard Tol stuff is predictable:

VIDEO/TRANSCRIPT: 27 March: ABC Lateline: Back tracking on carbon pricing will damage Australia

TONY JONES, PRESENTER: We were joined just a short time ago from London by Lord Nicholas Stern who headed the review on the economics of climate change published in 2006.

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