Joe Bastardi has realised for some the debate is settled and it doesn’t matter what you say or what has happened before, the agenda is all that matters. I look forward to his new posts putting perspective on the unprecedented meme.
Not because my ideas have changed, but because you can only say the same thing and show the same charts so many times.
From now on, I will focus on how the weather events you see, when they are brought up as “the worst ever,” have happened before. I am particularly nervous about this hurricane season, as sea surface temperatures on the East Coast are very close to the period 1954-1960. [see screnshot above from WeatherBell Saturday Summary], when eight major hurricanes ran the coast over seven years! Given the media today, if a repeat of some of the blasts from the past occur, we will need someone who knows where to go to find examples, and that will be by my niche.
But being obsessed with fighting an issue that to me has wasted far too much of our nation’s time and treasure is no longer something I need to do. It is now akin to the “Monty Python” scene with the Black Knight guarding the bridge. (One needs a sense of humor about all this.) How many times can you show and refute something before it’s simply getting in the way of what you are meant to be doing?
…people behind [climate change hysteria] have admitted is intended to destroy capitalism. Nothing summed it up better from the article than this:
So my role in all this is now simple. When called upon for previous events that match or exceed “worst ever” hysteria, I will set the record straight on here.
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A short but good video by weatherman Liam Dutton which puts the current June heat into context (which was well forecast by WeatherAction’s Piers Corbyn). Unlike 1976 this heat will be gone before the week is out. The deluge following the drought is always nice to see as it’s something easily forgotten but good to know next time we’re warned of unending droughts, although it might be sensible to build done more reservoirs.
A global warming research study in Canada has been cancelled because of “unprecedented” thick summer ice.
Naturally, the scientist in charge has blamed it on ‘climate change.’
According to Vice:
The study, entitled BaySys, is a $17-million four-year-long program headed by the University of Manitoba. It was planning to conduct the third leg of its research by sending 40 scientists from five Canadian universities out into the Bay on the Canadian Research Icebreaker CCGS Amundsen to study “contributions of climate change and regulation on the Hudson Bay system.”
But it had to be cancelled because the scientists’ icebreaker was required by the Canadian Coast Guard for a rather more urgent purpose – rescuing fishing boats and supply ships which had got stuck in the “unprecedented ice conditions”.
“It became clear to me very quickly that these weren’t just heavy ice conditions, these were unprecedented ice conditions,” Dr. David Barber, the lead scientist on the study, told VICE. “We were finding thick multi-year sea ice floes which on level ice were five metres thick… it was much, much thicker and much, much heavier than anything you would expect at that latitude and at that time of year.”
Clearly not one to let a crisis go to waste, Barber seized the opportunity to perform the usual alarmist clown dance for the media, explaining why this incident definitely shows that global warming is a major problem and deserving of our urgent attention.
He told Vice:
“It was clear it was from the Arctic, I just needed to be among the ice to see it,” said Dr. Barber. “What was also clear to me was that climate change has caused this event to happen.”
Warming to his theme, he told Global News:
“This is climate change fully in action – affecting our ability to make use of marine resources and transport things.”
“This is a wake-up call for all of us in the country.”
Of course it is. Now Barber has the perfect excuse to share his war stories with all the other global warming experts who have had their research expeditions/publicity stunts stymied by unseasonal bouts of global warming.