Category Archives: Extreme Weather Events

The Great Texas Fracking Drought That Was Not Caused by Fracking

A very small town in Texas has allegedly run out of water, the cause of the water shortage is of course, facking and the oil industry.

A very small town in Texas has allegedly run out of water, the cause of the water shortage is of course, facking and the oil industry.

The Greens global campaign against fracking continues unabated with this latest flimsy story from the keyboard of Green junk journalist Suzanne Goldenberg at the Guardian where a very small town in Texas has apparently run out of water.

The story is actually over 2 months old, but in true Grauniad tradition has been dusted off and vaguely presented to appear as though the events are current and that the town is still dry.

To be honest, Goldenberg and yours truly have history, not in the biblical sense, but we have crossed swords on Twitter, the net result being that Goldenberg blocked me on Twitter from following her, or Tweeting with her, quite simply because I asked her question about one of her posts in the Grauniad. So in the interests of impartiality this is what Bishop Hill has to say about Goldenberg:

Meanwhile Roger Harrabin tweets a link to a story from the Guardian’s Suzanne Goldenberg, who enjoys a reputation for a less-than-diligent approach to truth and accuracy.

The story has naturally been resurrected in the light of David Cameron’s statement on Shale Gas at the weekend that “Britain cannot afford to miss out on Shale Gas

Always one to keep her reputation intact Goldenberg is as always, true to form with this story: Read the rest of this entry

The Green Madness Of Connie Hedegaard – Make Your Own Climate

A world you like. With a climate you like, according to Commissar Connie and her dwindling band of Green followers the human race can pick and choose the weather by simply believing in climate religion.

A world you like. With a climate you like, according to unelected EU Climate Commissar Connie and her dwindling band of Green followers the human race can pick and choose the climate by simply believing in climate religion .

The ongoing decline of Green climate religion is creating some absurd scenarios that are continuing to cost the citizens of EU prosperity, affordable energy and jobs as the Green boondoggle comes apart, the most absurd is not actually the notion that the human race can selectively pick the weather of its own choosing, and ultimately the climate, but, the massive policy confusion inside the EU Commissariat on Climate Change.

The dawn of realisation that nobly leading the way to a Green economic disaster is not an example the rest of the world has any intention of following has dawned on finance ministers in the Brussels Kremlin, but has been missed completely ignored by Comrade Connie and her new friend, Britain’s Climate Change Fool Ed Davey, for whom every day is Groundhog day 2008, with a prosperous Green economy, zillions of Green jobs, electric cars, and a European landscape covered with Green religious symbols monuments to Green folly aka wind turbines.

In the run up to COP18 last November, Hedegaard was pushing fear stories of global climatic apocalypse using the much beloved and completely erroneous, warmist science of event attribution and muttering darkly about the human race being able to select the climate of its own choosing.

Well today sees the launch of an EU campaign, doubtless costing untold millions, called #worldulike the campaign slogan being “A world you like with a climate you like“, there is no mention yet on the web site of turning base metals into gold, but it can only be a question of time: Read the rest of this entry

Stop The Green Decline Use The Health Fear Meme

New research shows that framing climate change as a health risk can help keep the AGW boondoggle alive

New research shows that framing climate change as a health risk can help keep the AGW boondoggle alive

The problem for the Greens, Liberals and Socialists right now is that their Climate Change scam is melting away faster than their junk science computer models predicted the Arctic ice cap would, back in 2007 the Green peddlers of fear were predicting that the Arctic would be ice free, during the summer months no later than 2012.

As always this was  just more Green wishful thinking and hoping for a real climate disaster, something to give their fear stories some legitimacy at last, the hope that one day the wolf they have cried for so many times will actually turn up and lay waste to a significant portion of our planet.

It is this immediate compulsion to cry wolf that has been a significant factor in the decline of Big Green, the failed prediction factor, the lack of any statistically significant warming for 17 years another, the truth coming out about the real costs of Green energy, the smug do what we say not what we do platitudes of the Champagne Celebrity Greens, and of course, observed empirical evidence which bears no relation to the warming predicted by their junk science computer models.

As the decline in Climate Religion carries on unabated the warmists are scratching around in the dirt looking for new ways to keep their scam alive and what better possible way could there be than another fear story? Read the rest of this entry

Wow! CO2 Makes Volcanoes Erupt

The power of Carbon Dioxide, according to the teachings of the Church of Climatology

The power of Carbon Dioxide, according to the teachings of the Church of Climatology

For an inert trace gas which comprises just 0.04% of Earths atmosphere, CO2 has some incredible properties and powers attributed to it by the superstitious believers of the cult of Anthropogenic Global Warming.

The decline of Climate Religion has meant desperate measures for desperate times, most desperate measures, are in reality no more than a Forlorn Hope, take for example the warming alarmist tactic of event attribution.

Every extreme weather event of recent years has been attributed to CO2 induced global warming, event attribution as it is referred to was started by once Green Pope, and now major Green embarrassment Al Gore, and since that moment has become the trumpet call of all the major players in the scam, including EU Climate Commissar Connie Hedegaard, Christiana Figueres, Ban Ki-Moon, almost to the point where everyone involved in the Green cabal is an attributionist. Read the rest of this entry

Ed Davey “Climate Change Science Is Irrefutable”

Liberal Democrat Climate Fool Ed Davey believes that Climate Science if irrefutable.

Liberal Democrat Climate Fool Ed Davey believes that Climate Science is irrefutable.

This would be funny, or possibly just plain boring if it were one of the usual Green suspects like Ban Ki-Moon, Connie Hedegaard, Christiana Figueres or one the banshee wailing NGO’s, instead it is a British Government minister who has a very big say in the energy mix and energy security of Britain.

Ed Davey is the replacement Liberal Democrat Climate Change secretary in the lack lustre coalition government that is currently compounding the damage done to the country by the previous Labour Regime of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.

Davey’s predecessor as Climate Change secretary, Liberal Democrat Chris Huhne has gone, guilty of the serious crime of Perverting the Course of Justice, Huhne is currently awaiting what is most likely a custodial prison sentence.

Huhne in his day was a formidable politician, a devout member of the Church of Climatology, at the annual UN Climate Circus meetings Huhne could usually be found with his nose up Connie Hedegaard’s butt, busily trying to give away more money that Britain did not have.

Davey by comparison to Huhne is a glove puppet, more akin to one operated by a limp wristed puppeteer come to think of it, Davey is a political lightweight so it is not surprising he should choose to make his irrefutable science claims to an audience of the converted: Read the rest of this entry

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: Read the rest of this entry