Monday, 1 June 2015

Whither weather, whether or not.

If you are interested in the weather, and what Brit isn't? then reading today's papers could have you wondering what is going on. The Independent is typical of most papers. Today it gives two separate reports that, spliced together, indicate torrential rain, with low temperatures, and winds of up to 70mph, followed from Wednesday by a heatwave of up to 30C. So I've had a look at the BBC weather site and put in the forecast for a number of areas, most of which are the same. Daytime temperatures from 14C to 23C, and wind speeds (mph) 8 to 20. Pretty ordinary really.

So are they all just making it up as they go along. If that's the best they can do looking over the next week no wonder people are skeptical about the catastrophic pronouncements predicted for the future. Interestingly Dr Ellis, who has predicted the inundation of Hull is described by the Independent as "an expert", yet then admits he is in fact "head of policy at the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA)" Bit of a tenuous link to climate change expertise I think. I wonder if Dr Ellis is related to Harold Camping.

And I'm continuously told I've just experienced the hottest year on record, when I distinctly remember the weather, especially through the summer, as being shit. I remember the summer of 1976. Don't tell me last year was hot.

You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.

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