The World Meteorological Organisation has released a statement about global temperature in 2013…it starts off with this alarming claim:
The year 2013 is currently on course to be among the top ten warmest years since modern records began in 1850, according to the World Meteorological Organization.
Harrabin jumps eagerly aboard that bandwagon with his own alarming heading:
2013 ‘one of warmest’ on record
Sounds bad doesn’t it? Maybe not so bad when you read the following from the WMO (and also consider the Medieval Warming Period….long, long before the Industrial Revolution and yet just as hot):
“Temperatures so far this year are about the same as the average during 2001-2010, which was the warmest decade on record,” said WMO Secretary-General Michel Jarraud.
So…..far from warming the standstill continues….which begs the question why Harrabin is spreading alarm?…..maybe this next quote answers that:
Mr Kim [President of the World Bank] said the overall trend was clear. He urged governments to end subsidies for fossil fuels and give people clean energy sources.
So Roger, let’s be clear…Mr Kim is saying make fossil fuels more expensive, and then on top of that pay for the green power generation and on top of that keep the old fossil fuel generators going as back up….and of course, as prices are now so high, a very expensive backup.
So we’re to pay to keep the old fossil fuel generation going, and double up with a second, and redundant, layer of green generation.
Harrabin is clearly pushing the green taxes agenda, the Miliband solution…ironically….the man who wants to freeze fuel prices that he caused to rise.
Harrabin rounds it all off with confirmation of his agenda with this dig at Cameron:
In the UK, which has led the world in climate change policy, the Prime Minister David Cameron has shifted the emphasis from tackling climate change to holding down consumers’ bills.
The WMO is definitely massaging the message…and Harrabin is happy to help out….the WMO also ties in the hurricane Haiyan with climate change and then takes a look at the Antarctic telling us that:
For the second year in a row, Antarctic sea ice extent in September reached a record maximum of 19.47 million square kilometers according to NSIDC.
So the Antarctic is putting on ice……in a world that is warming….how can that be?
The WMO has the solution….ignore it…..
Antarctica differs from the Arctic in that the Arctic is comprised of water surrounded by land. Conversely, the Antarctic is comprised of land surrounded by open ocean water. Wind patterns and ocean currents tend to isolate Antarctica from global weather patterns, keeping it cold.
….all that record breaking ice…it’s just a bit of local weather.
Curious that they tried to dismiss the Medieval Warm Period by claiming the warmth was regional and not spread across the whole globe….different story now then…..as shown here…
During the first nine months of 2013, most of the world’s land areas had above-average temperatures, most notably in Australia northern North America, northeastern South America, northern Africa, and much of Eurasia. Cooler-than-average temperatures were observed across a concentrated region of North America, central South America and the eastern Pacific Ocean waters off the coast of Ecuador, a small region of northern Russia, and parts of northeastern Asia.
So ‘cooler than average’ for much of the globe?….you can see they use careful wording to try and limit that belief….‘a small region‘, a ‘concentrated region’, and ‘parts of’……but that’s not true….vast areas have been getting colder…breaking records in fact….Russia, China, South America, India, and Europe with record snow falls.
Of course…erm…global warming is to cause for the massive freeze up.
Here are some interesting climate links via Bishop Hill and WUWT: