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Sunday
Mar092014

An MSM outing for Paul Homewood

The East Anglian Daily Times has published a supplement on climate change and has invited Paul Homewood to write about that region's climate history. Suffice it to say, it's hard to detect any change in recent years.

Read it here.

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Reader Comments (15)

Paul's piece is fine and convincing. But its buried in a sandwich of hysterical unscientific nonsense.

Mar 9, 2014 at 8:55 AM | Unregistered Commentermichel

An excellent and well-argued article. The EADT is run by Archant, which is well known for its alarmist rhetoric, so this represents a bit of sanity in a sea of green and alarmist nonsense.

Mar 9, 2014 at 9:20 AM | Registered CommenterPhillip Bratby

Well done Paul and The East Anglian Daily Times on injecting a bit of sanity into the round of tired old articles.

If I was worried about CO2 I’d be very depressed by this little pullout. I don’t blame the paper because it only reflects what there is out there. What is it about AGW that attracts so many HHGTTG B Arkers? How long has this country being banging on about CO2 and yet the message is much the same (but even less effective) as ten or more years ago. The horse isn’t just dead, it’s dried up and blown away, so stop whipping!

FFS warmists get some new material!

Mar 9, 2014 at 11:21 AM | Unregistered CommenterTinyCO2

TinyCO2
"FFS warmists get some new material!"

The horse might be dead but it can still make money

Biodiversity at risk - they need to sell more fluffy toys
Ocean acidification - they need money to save the coral - unfortunately they are more affected by the cold
Extreme weather - Julia Slingo can see the signature - perhaps it is the grant money she sees

The horse is not dead just resting to paraphrase Monty Python

Julia Slingo and her flowerpot men have still some wind left in their sail. Didn't Myles Allen recently suggest spending more money on flood modelling. What's £10M a year?

I am sure we will hear more alarmism from the usual suspects in the near future.

Mar 9, 2014 at 11:49 AM | Unregistered CommenterCharmingQuark

Citizen sense! A calm view of climate and in East Anglia of all places.

A calmer view
Quite near to CRU
Whatever shall the dumbos do?
Imagine if their dreadful slew
Of climate scares for me and you
Was met with far far less ado
By citizens so unimpressed by automata
That they themselves will check the data.

Mar 9, 2014 at 12:45 PM | Registered CommenterJohn Shade

"...a graph which he says shows..." c' mon, please.

Mar 9, 2014 at 1:07 PM | Unregistered Commenterabacab

Nicely done: Succinct, empirical and measured. It will indeed be interesting to see the reactions.

Mar 9, 2014 at 5:06 PM | Unregistered Commenterbernie1815

I dare say the Anglian Daily Times is probably being flooded, pardon the pun, by outrageously outragety catastrophiliacs appalled by a denier being given airtime to spread his "lies and misinformation".

Regards

Mailman

Mar 9, 2014 at 6:05 PM | Unregistered CommenterMailman

Most western countries have some form of homogenized temperature and precip records back to around 1900, though aren't disseminated in a useable form to the public. I find it provides very helpful context for people to be able to see the climate history of their own region, since memory and activist rhetoric are such unreliable guides for understanding how this year's weather compared to that too that of years past. I've just made a website called yourenvironment.ca that allows people in Canada easily to see the complete environmental record of just about any community across the country, including monthly average daytime highs back to 1900. It's set up to be easy and intuitive to navigate. I encourage people who are also interested in promoting understanding of the historical context of modern day environmental issues to consider making a similar kind of website for your countries.

Mar 9, 2014 at 6:25 PM | Unregistered CommenterRoss McKitrick

New ozone-destroying chemicals found in atmosphere.
In December, Nasa researchers revealed the discovery of a new greenhouse gas that is 7,000 times more powerful than carbon dioxide at warming the Earth and which has been in use by the electrical industry since the mid-20th century.

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/09/ozone-hole-antarctica-chemicals?commentpage=1

Mar 9, 2014 at 6:39 PM | Unregistered Commenterhusq

Ross McKitrick

Good stuff. Just tried it out for Grand Falls Newfoundland, because I spent some time copper prospecting in the woods and ponds there in the 60's. As I suspected, same as it ever was, and I'm sure the mossies, deer flies and no-see-ums are still just as bad, but you probably don't have to hide your bottles of Labatts in a brown paper bag anymore.

Mar 9, 2014 at 7:54 PM | Registered CommenterPharos

An MSM outing for Paul Homewood

EADT is not MSM. It's a pathetic little east anglian rag. I lived there for 25 years and nobody thought highly of it BUT well done to Paul just to get a letter into a rag such as this is a good achievement for a known sceptic.

Mar 9, 2014 at 7:55 PM | Unregistered CommenterStephen Richards

Husq (Mar 9, 2014 at 6:39 PM): does the chlorine spewing out of the Antarctic volcano, Mount Erebus, have nothing to do with this damage to the ozone? Or is it a benign chlorine, being of natural origin?

Curious how the “…identified … previously unknown compounds” are not actually identified, other than by rather vague references to CFCs and HCFCs. I am afraid that this smacks more of yet another scare story, with little scientific backing. Perhaps this is more of a reflection of the damage to scientific credibility that has been done by the AGWistas, that I, a scientific illiterate and general numpty, actively seek and find the huge flaws in the reportage.

All in all, though (and getting back on-topic), it is good to see an article that the general population can have easy access to is being published, even if buried amongst a load of dross.

Mar 9, 2014 at 8:34 PM | Registered CommenterRadical Rodent

Kudos to Terry Hunt, EADT's Editor, for allowing Paul's alternative view to be presented.

With Terry having both UEA-CRU & Hadley Centre within his readership area, I suspect a certain amount of 'political' pressure will be brought to bear.

Whilst EADT is not exactly the NYT, it's demonstrated it's more open-minded than the Grauniad.

Mar 9, 2014 at 9:18 PM | Unregistered CommenterJoe Public

Paul's piece, by including a factual data graph showing no appreciable change, rather dominates the whole supplement.

Well done.

Mar 9, 2014 at 10:08 PM | Registered CommenterPharos

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