Heavy Rainfall Events? Certainly Not Increasing In England

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

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One of the claims about global warming that keeps being wheeled out is that heavy rainfall events are increasing.

Science Daily brings us news of one more study:

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http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/07/150708100619.htm

I am extremely suspicious of studies such as these because of the sparsity and unreliability of historic rainfall data. For instance, the paper claims that South East Asia is one of the areas experiencing the biggest increase in extreme rainfall events. But how can we be sure that rainfall records there were properly collected and maintained in the past? Would observers have been focussed on accurately monitoring rainfall, when they were being invaded by the Japanese, bombed by the Americans, shot by the Viet Cong or at the tender mercies of Pol Pot?

It only takes a few days of missed readings to totally transform the daily distribution of extreme events.

In any event, the whole business of…

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