Monday, October 10, 2011

Global Warming causes Little Ice Age, or something

A little over a year go, Louise Gray, Environmental Correspondent for The Telegraph, wrote "Met Office report: global warming evidence is 'unmistakable'.

"The State of the Climate report shows “unequivocally that the world is warming and has been for more than three decades. And despite the cold winter in Europe and north east America, this year is set to be the hottest on record."

Quoting Dr Peter Stott, Head of Climate Monitoring and Attribution at the Met Office, Ms. Gray wrote, "“Despite the fact people say global warming has stopped, the new data, added onto existing data, gives us the greatest evidence we have ever had,” he said."

But, wait...
Today, The Canada Free Press reports, "New Climate Scare:  Europe May be Facing Return Of ‘Little Ice Age."
"The Met Office is working with academics to try and predict the likelihood of severe winters over the next 20-30 years. The work aims to help transport authorities understand the risks of further severe winters after the coldest December since records began in 1910. But the work was criticised this week by Benny Peiser, director of the Global Warming Policy Foundation. “I would strongly advise not to rely on any 20-30 year winter forecasts,” he said. “The point is that nobody really understands the basic feedbacks and climate dynamics that drive annual winter variability, let alone that long in advance.”
All emphasis in quotes is, of course, mine.
However, with cleverly crafted data (random phone numbers) fed into the appropriate computer models (hockeystick V1.0), warmists can accurately predict that the earth will be burnt to a crisp due to Global warming 50 years or 100 years from now, whichever comes first.
Someone has not been reading the interoffice memos regarding the correct climate narrative. They obviously have a serious messaging problem at the Met.
For a less snarky, and more sciency, post, head over to Al Fin. which is what set me off on this little rant in the first place.


  1. I see you're picking up the slack of my Junk Science blogging while the Muse has been silent.


  2. More than happy to serve in the Auxiliary AGW Snark Patrol.
    Unfortunate that the Brits invested in wind turbines that fail to operate in freezing temperatures instead of snow plows. Policy influenced in part by the MET, no less.
    It's going to be a cold 20 or 30 years in the formerly great Britain.


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