Hottest Year Ever : “Britain braves coldest October night for 17 years”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/8085946/Frozen-Britain-braves-coldest-October-night-for-17-years.html

h/t to reader “Green Sand”

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5 Responses to Hottest Year Ever : “Britain braves coldest October night for 17 years”

  1. Amino Acids in Meteorites says:

    Ahh, just weather.

    Now if it was the hottest night in 17 years then that’s global warming climate.

    ;o)

    • Brendon says:

      I would say it’s the long term trend since the emissions of GHG’s that’s more relevant to global warming.

      That said, a new record hot temp is noteable, just as a new record low temp would be noteable. A new high/low for XX years is not very exciting.

  2. Yarmy says:

    The picture of Derwentwater is from January (as the caption says). Very pretty though.

  3. Green Sand says:

    Even our much maligned Met Office say it is getting colder: –

    http://hadobs.metoffice.com/hadcet/cet_info_mean.html

    and has been doing so for at least 6 years:-

    Please send pelts, we can’t even skin a squirrel:-)

  4. TinyCO2 says:

    While digging out info about climate models I rembered that back in 2006 the BBC tried an experiment using a computer model that used spare processing power on anyone who downloaded it to predict future climate. They initially had to withdraw it because they’d got the sulphur dioxide (I think) effects wrong and the models were sliding way off. It was a bit of a blooper because I don’t think anywhere near as many people signed up for version 2.

    The site isn’t a bad primer for understanding climate models… and how crap they are.

    The model starts at least in 1920 (didn’t download it so I’m going on the graphics) and runs up to 2080. But they started the graphs in 1960.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/climateexperiment/theexperiment/abouttheexperiment.shtml

    If you look at the results for the UK

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/climateexperiment/theresult/abouttheresults.shtml

    The values are already well off the mark. We’re now at or below zero anomaly and the last two years were towards the lower end of the model. Still I expect that’s just natural variation. Ha, ha. /sarc.

    http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climatechange/science/monitoring/hadcet.html

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