Tuesday, 2 June 2020

More Climate Change Bollocks

This spring has been a tough one for the Alarmists. All across the world, economies have slowed down, skies have cleared, so that, for instance, Mt Everest is visible from Kathmandu for the first time in living memory. The Alarmist message has been churned out "look what we could do if we only make the effort", neatly avoiding the conclusion if that's all wrecking half the world's economies gets us, then what's it going to take to get the full "save the planet" reduction in emissions. However, from the moment the Lockdown movement spread across the world like wildfire, the weather in the UK has been amazingly sunny.

Now it turns out that May was the sunniest month on record and the Alarmists have a dilemma: do they shout "Global Warming, we're all going to die" and risk people drawing the obvious conclusion that the much-vaunted reduction in emissions seems to have had the opposite effect to what it is supposed to have, or do they just keep schtum and hope people don't notice?

I've been wondering these last few days just when they would crack and, from the BBC article, it looks like the temptation to preach has become just too strong. Mind you, it's reasonably impressive that they held themselves in for this long, but I expect we will be seeing that picture of a starving polar bear again soon.

11 comments:

Mark Wadsworth said...

What this actually illustrates is that fewer aeroplanes = fewer high clouds.

Fewer high clouds = less sun light reflected in the day time = more sun = higher day time temperatures.

The flip side is, it gets a lot colder at night. But overall, a bit warmer.

So if you want to "save the planet" and prevent "catastrophic global heating", just get the skies full of aeroplanes again!!

Mark Wadsworth said...

... and in fairness to the MMGW crowd, it is not daily emission levels that would change temperatures, it is the total amount of CO2 in the atmosphere, which is still climbing slowly but steadily.

Lola said...

MW. So if we start taking CO2 out of the atmosphere to synthesise petrol that'll be a Good Thing then?

Mark Wadsworth said...

L, the plants won't thank you.

ontheotherhand said...

That story starts with a picture of a reservoir with low water levels, which is then not referenced in the story. It's the kind of hinting-without-saying that the BBC often uses. It is a story about climate change, and they are implying that we are short of water because of climate change, whereas their story a couple of days earlier says that reservoirs are 85% full, and that it is a matter of unprecedented demand and not being able to treat the water fast enough

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-52875417

Mark Wadsworth said...

OTOH, I'm glad to hear that. There's been hardly any rain for two months, but at least the reservoirs are still 85% full.

Lola said...

MW. Until the Triffids hatch I'm not going to worry about that.

Mark Wadsworth said...

L, triffids are vicious beasts anyway, they don't need an excuse to sting you.

Bayard said...

OTOH, thatnks for that snippet, which was what I sort of suspected from the Beeb, which is why I mentioned the polar bear picture.

Graeme said...

I find it interesting that they say "sunniest". That means it cannot be the hottest, wettest, driest or coldest so, to be able to use a superlative they go for sunniest. Which is meaningless. If it is sunniest then why is it not the hottest? Where else does the heat come from? Since CO2 levels are steadily climbing, why isn't the sunniness being trapped in the atmosphere?

Bayard said...

G, it was interesting to observe how the air temperature plummeted once the weather became cloudy, but the Alarmists were too busy preaching that we're all going to fry to point that out, which would have neatly answered the objection, "Why are clear skies a good thing if they mean more sunshine?". OTOH, they would then have to explain where all the heat was going or perhaps they could have just hand-waved that away, as Mark says in the post above about the lack of the "greenhouse effect" on Mars, "because...reasons".