There Is No Link Between Rising Temperatures And Increased Rainfall

Graphs show Total Precipitation (TP), Wet Days (WD) and Precipitation Intensity (Pi)  for the Trentino-South Tyrol region of the European Alps

Graphs show Total Precipitation (TP), Wet Days (WD) and Precipitation Intensity (Pi) for the Trentino-South Tyrol region of the European Alps

Anyone who lives in, or has visited Britain in the last 6 months will be aware that it has rained here a lot, the 40 days and nights of biblical misery does not even come close to the amount of rain that has fallen on the country.

No doubt about it, 2012 was one of the wettest years ever recorded, another potentially doom laden record that has naturally been grabbed by the doomsayers of Climate Change religion as irrefutable proof of Anthropogenic Global Warming.

Viewers of Sky News last night were treated to a warmist scientist pontificating about the endless rain being caused by Climate Change and rising temperatures, while conveniently ignoring the fact that even the UK Met Office has acknowledged, global temperatures have remained static for the last 16 years:

Professor Julia Slingo, chief scientist at the Met Office, said: “The trend towards more extreme rainfall events is one we are seeing around the world, in countries such as India and China, and now potentially here in the UK.

She added: “It’s essential we look at how this may impact our rainfall patterns going forward over the next decade and beyond, so we can advise on the frequency of extreme weather in the future and the potential for more surface and river flooding.”

The top five wettest years in the records dating back to 1910 are 2000, 2012, 1954, 2008 and 2002, the figures show.

Mike Childs, Friends of the Earth head of policy, said climate change was already affecting the UK.

“Four of the five wettest years in the UK have occurred since 2000, and experts including the Met Office expect extreme weather events such as intense rainfall to become more common as global warming takes hold.”

The typical unbalanced approach so typical of most MSM outlets when Climate Change is mentioned, warmists from the Met Office and FoE say the rain is caused by AGW so that is the truth, a bit of balance and someone like Piers Corbyn giving the other side of the argument would have left viewers informed, not brain washed.

Still as with all Green propaganda there is a vast chasm between the Green lies and propaganda narrative and the observed empirical evidence, as this paper entitled High-resolution analysis of daily precipitation trends in the central Alps over the last century and published in the International Journal of Climatology shows:

Brugnara et al. (2012) indicate that precipitation is one of the most challenging variables in the climate sciences, adding that “it has a crucial influence on the biosphere and human activities.” And, therefore, they say that “understanding the characteristics of its variability” is “becoming a priority for researchers, especially in the context of an unprecedented global climate change.”

There is a major divide between the warmist propaganda machine which always attributes any weather event to man made climate change, and the warmist’s own scientists who say there is no link.

In viewing the three portions of the above figure, it can readily be seen that from approximately 1939-2009, there were no significant trends in any of the three precipitation parameters over that seven-decade interval, when the bulk of the global warming most recently experienced by the Earth has been claimed by climate alarmists to have been unprecedented with respect to the past millennium or two. In addition, they note that the most intense events (those over the 90th, 95th and 99th percentiles) have small trends over the full period analyzed, which are rarely significant even on a local scale. And these sets of observations cast a huge amount of doubt upon climate-alarmist predictions of greater precipitation – including more intense precipitation extremes – occurring in tandem with rising temperatures.

About Tory Aardvark

Climate Realist, Conservative and proud NRA member. I don't buy into the Man Made Global Warming Scam, science is never settled. @ToryAardvark on Twitter ToryAardvark on Facebook

Posted on January 4, 2013, in Anthropogenic Global Warming, Carbon Capture and Storage, Church Of Climatology, Climate Change, Extreme Weather Events, Global Warming, Green Environmental Holocaust, Green Lies and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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