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I’m moving to Antarctica and buying a beachfront home there.

(Wednesday/Thursday blog)

Here’s part of an excited BBC report from a few days ago:

A record high temperature of 18.3C (64.9F) has been logged on the continent of Antarctica.

The reading, taken on Thursday by Argentine research base Esperanza, is 0.8C hotter than the previous peak temperature of 17.5C, in March 2015.

The temperature was recorded in the Antarctic Peninsula, on the continent’s north-west tip – one of the fastest-warming regions on earth.

It is being verified by the UN World Meteorological Organisation (WMO).

“[This] is not a figure you would normally associate with Antarctica, even in the summertime,” WMO spokeswoman Clare Nullis told reporters in Geneva.

Temperatures on the Antarctic continent have risen by almost 3C over the past 50 years, the organisation said, and about 87% of the glaciers along its west coast have “retreated” in that time.

The glaciers have shown an “accelerated retreat” in the past 12 years, the WMO added, due to global warming.

But before you get out your bathing gear and your suntan lotion and start looking to book your next summer holiday in Antarctica, here’s the inimitable Tony Heller explaining why this latest ‘shock, horror’ supposed story is just yet another ecofascist scam.

Given that our useless, Greta-worshipping government is about to ban petrol and diesel cars and gas central heating, it’s sort of important to know that the whole ‘save the planet from Climate Breakdown’ is just a massive pack of lies cobbled together by capitalism-loathing, anarchist, lefty-scumbags.

Anyway, here’s Tony Heller:

9 comments to I’m moving to Antarctica and buying a beachfront home there.

  • William Boreham

    Meanwhile our climate change morons are full steam ahead to reduce this country’s standard of living to that of Zimbabwe. I see our idiot transport secretary is now studying the options to ban petrol and diesel cars in 2032! In the meantime, according to Fortune, (Nov 2019) China has enough coal power plants in the pipeline to match the entire capacity of the European Union, driving the expansion in global coal power and confounding the movement against the polluting fossil fuel, according to a report. The nation has almost 148 gigawatts of coal-fired capacity under active construction or likely to be resumed after being suspended, Global Energy Monitor, a non-profit group that tracks coal stations, said in the report Thursday based on plant-by-plant data. That’s almost equivalent to 150 gigawatts of existing coal fleet capacity in the EU and more than the combined 105 gigawatts under construction in the rest of the world, it said. That is of course, if they don’t all die of coronavirus in the meantime.

  • Jeff Palmer

    I knew the announcement of a ‘Record High Temperature’ was a lie the moment I read it. Just as the announcement of a ‘Record High Temperature’ last year in Australia, during the bush fires, was also a proven lie. But hey, let’s not let facts get in the way of the doomsday cult’s myths.

    I read yesterday that the Beeb has announced a documentary series about highly qualified teenage climate scientist and modern-day saint Greta Thunberg, breathlessly describing it as – ”an extraordinary privilege, getting an inside view on what it’s like being a global icon and one of the most famous faces on the planet”.

    Doubtless Ms Thunberg is being set up for Attenborough’s gig after he retires, and maybe even a candidate for the job of BBC Director General after Tony Hall goes. She has most of the ‘correct’ qualifications for the job in the modern BBC era – though her ethnicity might attract comment from certain employees of that organisation.

    What was that about de-criminalising refusal to pay the BBC tax, Boris? Or are you now terrified of another hysterical ‘How Dare You’ rant, now that the Thunberg organisation have got their feet under the table at the BBC?

  • A Thorpe

    What is going on in the world today? Is there an unidentified virus going round that stops rational thought? Listening to qualified scientists talking about human caused climate change increasingly looks to me as though they genuinely believe it, but there is no physics to support it and no empirical evidence.

    The idea of carbon dioxide heating the atmosphere has been around since the 19th century and the Swedish scientist Arrhenius was a supporter. Greta is related to him. The Irish scientist Tyndall also did experimental work which he claimed supported trapping of heat. Both are used today to support the theory. If I had been given Tyndall’s apparatus at university and made the same conclusion as him I would not have received a degree. Science often gets things wrong, but science is about constant questioning and correcting mistakes. Climate science seems to be full of mistakes and has collected people who left the fundamentals of science behind long ago. What is worse than the climate scientists is that apparently well educated people have no ability for rational thought.

    All the climate model results are based on an average annual global temperature, and small changes to it. Such a temperature has no physical meaning anyway. But now this seems to have been replaced with concerns about ever increasing maximum temperatures at random places on earth. I have never seen a prediction of a maximum temperature from any climate model.

    We often talk about averages but they are a statistic with a distribution. Temperatures are just the same but we never hear a word about this. Darko Butina has done a statistical analysis and his work is easy to find. Most of the temperatures are within two standard deviations of the mean and just a small number are extremes. This is all we are seeing with very high and very low temperatures. They do not happen often, but they happen. Climate science seems to be based on the ridiculous idea that we can make all temperatures be the average. It is just like saying that all men should be the average height and there is something wrong with them if they are very tall or short and something has to be done to prevent it happening.

    It is astonishing that human caused climate change has taken such a hold and my concern now is the state of education that has allowed this to get a grip. A school drop out is now influencing the political agenda. This is the stuff of comedy but it is now real life and even Boris has fallen for it. Trump is our only hope.

  • chris

    I have acquaintances who vociferously pontificate about saving our planet by de-carbonising. They are, without exception, hypocrites.

    They are all very comfortably off. They have useless but well paid sinecure jobs in teaching, marketing, civil service etc. They have never personally investigated the ‘so called’ science of climate change because they rarely have a decent grade in ‘O’ level physics or maths. They own holiday homes. Some have motor boats. They fly on holiday 2 or 3 times a year. Their families have one car per person but one is a Tesla. They are nominally vegans but buy luxury vegetables like Waitrose asparagus and avocados flown in from Mexico and Peru. Their dinner parties are like a monastery penance. The food is bland, they tut-tut about Trump, gender pronouns. and lecture me about ethical investment. They regret it but believe Chilean miners risking death and injury to extract lithium for car batteries is a price worth paying to save the planet. They regret birds being chopped up by power windmills but again believe it is a price worth paying.

    They can easily afford to pay more to heat both of their homes, travel and eat luxury vegan food, yet these zealots do not intend to give up their own luxuious lifestyle. No, they they expect others, who are less well off, to pay for the devastating societal cost of their deluded religion.

  • Stillreading

    @chris: Absolutely typical of these idiotic devotees of the new climate change religion. I’ve suspected for some time that there’s a deliberate agenda behind the dumbing down in education of the sciences and maths. Keep ’em ignorant and you keep ’em controllable. If they know no science, they will accept whatever they are told. Lambs to the slaughter, lemmings over the cliff. And as we know, any genuine scientist who dares to state publicly his disagreement with the accepted religion is ostracised and may never work again. On a personal level, the hypocrisy of the people you describe is nauseating. Most of us have met their ilk at some time. Doubtless they vote Green or Lib Dem, thus effectively opting out of any effective political influence, leaving traditional Labour or the Tories to do the heavy national and international political lifting. Do people like this give a thought to single pensioners having to choose between heating or eating, because “green” policies have caused fuel prices to escalate? Of course not! As for the woke St. Greta worshipping generation, are they willing to switch off their mobiles and abstain from their plethora of narcissistic “social network” activities in order to reduce electricity consumption? No, I thought not!

  • Jeff Palmer

    The latest lunacy, I read, is the notion to build two huge dykes between northern Scotland and western Norway, and a second 100-mile structure between south-west England and north-western France, in order to protect European coastlines from ‘rising sea levels’.
    Never mind the fact that none of Al Gore’s predictions about rising sea levels have displayed the slightest evidence of coming true. The mere proposal for such a scheme is regarded by the feeble-minded as evidence that it’s actually happening.

  • Jeff Palmer

    Should have read ‘one between Scotland & Norway, and a second..’ etc

  • Stillreading

    I awoke during the night and switched on the World Service just in time to hear the end of a discussion on climate change – or I guess that’s what it had been. A most rational-sounding scientist was denouncing Al Gore and his predictions of gloom, pointing out that none of what he predicted would have happened by now actually has occurred and that climate variations are a natural phenomenon. I’m surprised the BBC gave this man air-time and it would be interesting to hear the entire item. Can’t seem to find a means to access past broadcasts though unless they appear on podcasts and I’ve no idea what was the title of the broadcast.

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