More Policy Based Evidence Making (PBEM) At The Met Office

Met Office chief scientist Julia Slingo said climate change was “loading the dice” towards freezing, drier weather — and called publicly for the first time for an urgent investigation.

Prof Slingo said: “If you look at the way our weather patterns have behaved over the past four or five years, we’re beginning to think that there is something happening.

“Our climate is being disrupted by the warming of the Arctic that we have observed very dramatically since 2007.

We should pull together the best scientists to see how we can detect the influence of the Arctic on the jet stream, and on weather around the world.

Is the UK heading for another Ice Age? | The Sun |News

Translation :

Our theory failed, so we made up a sciency sounding story which hopefully will keep our funding coming in. Now we need lots of money to produce fake evidence that our fake theory is correct.

Britain facing cold polar winters – Supposedly caused by global warming

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35 Responses to More Policy Based Evidence Making (PBEM) At The Met Office

  1. darwin says:

    A supposedly warming Arctic causes cold temperatures in the UK.

    You know what’s really scary? Millions of non-thinking idiots believe it. We now have information at our fingertips. Anything you might want to know or are curious about is there for the taking. All it takes is a little time on the internet and here’s the toughest part … using your brain.

    We have millions of people who won’t take five minutes to research if what they’re being told is true. The perfect army of ignorant drones for the left.

    The left: “Global warming caused the bitter cold and snow”.

    Ignorant drones: “Yes, skeptics are Nazi’s. We must pay a carbon tax to save the planet. Using food for fuel is good and killing babies is a right”.

  2. David says:

    Got to reading this and wasn’t paying attention and my cokes froze and burst in the oven. Must have had the oven turned up to high.

  3. tckev says:

    Met Office chief scientist Julia Slingo said climate change was “loading the dice” towards freezing, drier weather …
    The referees immediately called foul when one of Ms Slingo’s die was taken for routine testing, as the evidence in the link can atest.

    • Andy DC says:

      I don’t know about the dice, but Ms. Slingo’s brain is definitely loaded, with lots of powerful mind altering junk.

      • Jimbo says:

        Slingbat should be fired. She just wants more money to study the weather and produce more climate prediction crap. Why can’t she put her hand up and say we are shit.

  4. terrence says:

    From Gateway Pundit (URL below)

    Junk Scientists: Chinese Coal Plants Actually Reduce Global Warming
    Just when you thought they couldn’t get any weirder…
    Junk Scientists believe Chinese coal plants actually reduced global warming in this decade.

    Michael D. Lemonick at Climate Central reported on this curious development back in 2011:
    Trenberth himself has suggested that the slowdown in the 2000’s happened because excess heat was being stored temporarily in the deep ocean. But a new paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences offers a different explanation. The cause, argues lead author Robert K. Kaufmann, of Boston University’s Center for Energy and Environmental Studies, is another type of pollution — specifically, sulfur emissions from Chinese power plants. “Chinese coal consumption,” he points out, “has doubled in just four years, and they were using plenty to begin with.”

    If unchecked by pollution controls, the sulfur creates atmospheric particles that reflect some sunlight back into space, counteracting the warming effect from rising amounts of CO2. “The short story,” says Kaufmann, “is that all of a sudden the human effects on climate cancel out during this period.”

    It wouldn’t be the first time this has happened. During the middle of the 20th century, the planet went into a slight cooling phase that lasted for about 30 years. The cause: a rise in sulfate particles as the world’s economy boomed after World War II.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/04/junk-scientists-chinese-coal-plants-actually-reduce-global-warming/

    • Bruce of Newcastle says:

      The alarmist climate scientists don’t like to emphasise this one for good reason.

      If it was true (which it isn’t) it would offer a way to fix global warming that would actually save the world money: simply turn off all the flue gas desulfurization FGD) units which the EPA made the coal fired power stations add to their plants in the last few decades.

      Then relax the sulfur limits on coal and oil which the EPA brought in during the acid rain scare.

      Global warming would be fixed by burning more dirtier coal than we burn now.

      This is the logical conclusion from the its-China-wot-dun-it hypothesis. Very very inconvenient for our politically motivated alarmist friends, so they tend not to talk about it much.

  5. Video with Prof Slingo on the page:
    “Met Office investigating Arctic link to record low temperatures in UK”
    http://www.itv.com/news/2013-04-10/met-office-investigating-arctic-link-in-record-low-temperatures/

    Or the video with Dr Jennifer Francis on the page:
    “Arctic changes ‘very likely’ affecting UK weather”
    http://www.itv.com/news/update/2013-04-10/very-likely-that-arctic-changes-affecting-uk-weather/

  6. kirkmyers says:

    With each flimsy new attempt to shore up their disintegrating AGW theory, the alarmist soothsayers are becoming the laughingstock of the scientific community. They simply refuse to concede the obvious: there is no CO2-induced catastrophic global warming. Yet they cling desperately to their failed climate models, all the while disparaging the mountain of contrary observational evidence staring them in the face. Like jilted lovers, they cannot part with the object of their affection.

  7. gofer says:

    Now Van Jones and Romm are trying to connect AGW to MLK, Jr. and civil rights. This is the most laughable article yet and hard to believe it was written with a straight face.

    http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/04/11/3337318/martin-luther-king-and-the-call.html

  8. Mike says:

    It’s time for Slingo to step down and allow Jonathan Cainer take over.

    He’s got a higher success rate and doesn’t need a super computer.

  9. Dave N says:

    Must be “dry” snow they’ve been experiencing lately. Seriously, does Slingo even have a window she can look out of?

  10. She starts off with a hunch:

    “Our climate is being disrupted by the warming of the Arctic that we have observed very dramatically since 2007.”

    Problem…. there is no evidence for this claim. But this can be fixed using the usual methods:

    “We should pull together the best scientists to see how we can detect the influence of the Arctic on the jet stream, and on weather around the world.”

    It’s called The New Age Scientific Method.

  11. Andy Oz says:

    She has to be friends with Lance Armstrong. She should be stripped of any degrees or awards received and drug tested as well!

  12. miked1947 says:

    Send more money so they can tell you more lies!

  13. Justa Joe says:

    This broad should be fired. She’s actually paid big bucks to just dream up crap and throw it out there? What good does it do the tax payers?

  14. Mike says:

    Check out the poll results below on an article that worships Mann:

    Michael Mann is a Modern Hero and we need to acknowledge that!

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/03/09/1072828/-Michael-Mann-is-a-Modern-Hero-and-we-need-to-acknowledge-that

    Poll:

    Michael Mann

    did not choose to became a symbol 0% 16 votes

    has been attacked in many of the same ways that the President and John Kerry were 0% 13 votes

    Is an outstanding scientist and human being 0% 14 votes

    all of the above 1% 66 votes

    is distorting evidence to prove his point 71% 3225 votes

    should be fired from the university 26% 1195 votes

    | 4533 votes | Results

    98% say he is distorting evidence to prove his point or should be fired from the university

  15. Justa Joe says:

    Met Office chief scientist Julia Slingo said climate change was “loading the dice” towards freezing, drier weather

    If we are “loading the dice” (actually a flawed analogy) without intent or design why does it always result in bad things happening? Shouldn’t the results be randomly distributed between good and bad thing?

    • Mike says:

      Slingherhook talks about a dice, but flips like a coin.

    • I think you can put forward the argument that farmland is located in regions that are presently arable and that *any* change would have a negative impact for humans. I think that is a reasonable point to make, but if we’re talking about small changes over 100 years or so, then we’re going to have time to adapt, so it’s something of a moot point.

      • Justa Joe says:

        I appreciate your explanation of the warmist rationale, but I cannot accept it. Nowhere is the climate custom made to order to what man wants. Every usage of the environment that man does is done at a compromise with mother nature. Arable land spans many various local climates. It would take a helluva change to really affect it detrimentally, and some changes could actually improve it.

  16. Larry Fields says:

    In light of the late Steven Schneider’s premature ice age alarmism of the 1970s, we could call this latest episode, “Back to the Future.” Or is that “Blast from the past?” Ouch, my head hurts.

  17. Laurence Clark Crossen says:

    It is a weak reply by skeptics to say AGW does not cause more extreme weather. Warming causes less extreme weather by reducing seasonality by reducing the temperature gradient from poles to equator. It is weak reply to say AGW does not cause more desertification when it causes less.

  18. phodges says:

    Laurence Clark Crossen says:
    April 15, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Is it just me, or is that really complete nonsense???

  19. Laurence Clark Crossen says:

    it is you. the warmer the earth’s mean annual temperature, the less the temperature gradient from pole to equator.

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