By Paul Homewood
h/t Ian Magness
Apparently this is what the BBC call factual reporting!
Heat. Wildfires. Torrential rain. Typhoons and hurricanes. Much of the northern hemisphere has been battered by extreme weather this summer.
Not all these events can be immediately linked to climate change. It can take a while for scientists to untangle what exactly is going on – plus, the planet’s natural weather and climate systems are powerful and also affect the weather.
But in the past few weeks, significant meteorological records have been broken in quick succession, to the concern of climate change experts.
As the summer draws to a close, let’s look back at what on earth happened – and how it is connected to climate change.
The BBC must be getting really desperate now to sell its Net Zero agenda, which is increasingly turning off the public.
This article is the usual list of bad weather events, which could have been cherry picked from any year in the past. For each one, as we shall see, they accept that natural factors are at play, but then try to pin the blame on climate change anyway.
Hottest June Evah
They conveniently ignore the fact that June 1846 was much hotter, not to mention 1676, 1822 and 1826.
Heatwaves In Europe
Heatwaves in the Mediterranean are not exactly new, and temperatures of 40C in Rome are hardly unheard of:
Wildfires in Greece
Forests are always tinder boxes in summer in Greece; but it takes a spark to start them, and most of this year’s fires were caused by arson, not climate change:
Meanwhile, the long term trend for wildfire acreage around the Mediterranean is clearly downwards.
Even this year’s burnt area in Greece is about a third lower than in 2007.
Confusing Computer Models With Actual Data
The BBC omitted to mention that global hurricane activity has been close to record lows during the last 12 months:
Climate change MAY have contributed? Why even mention it then, if you don’t know, BBC?
The BBC are an utter disgrace for not acknowledging that Maui is always hot and dry in summer. Or the fact that the fire spread so quickly because of the unmanaged growth of savanna type grasses in recent years, which have invaded abandoned plantations.
Wildfires in Canada
No mention then that the long term trend in Canadian wildfires is actually down.
Nor that fires this year in the US are the lowest for more than a decade for the time of year.
Tropical Storm Hilary
Although it is rare for tropical storms to hit California, it is not unheard of, and has zero to do with climate change.
As for the hysterical nonsense about flooding, both the El Cordonazo in 1939, and Hurricane Kathleen in 1976, which both followed similar tracks to Hilary, dumped much more rain on Southern California.
Every year there are floods, heatwaves, droughts, hurricanes and wildfires. There is no evidence whatsoever that this year’s batch is any worse then before.
Which of course brings us back to the BBC’s real agenda: