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UK Long Underwear Sales to Increase

Harrod's new line of exclusive long johns from Burberry. Optional flap in the back and your choice of Abalone or Ivory buttons.

Here we have a prediction that it’s going to be so cold in Britain this winter that’s it will freeze the balls of pool tables. Based upon this, I’m making the prediction that long underwear sales in the UK will increase during the 2010-2011 winter. Sorry I don’t have any charts for you from GISS showing that this intense cold will be the result of global warming. You’ll just have to wait until James Hansen gets out of jail.

Per the Telegraph we have an article titled “Britain ‘in for another big freeze winter'” we get this……

Jonathan Powell of Positive Weather Solutions said the country should prepare itself for “back-to-back” harsh winters.

Uh-ohhh!!! Going to be colder than a well digger’s ass folks. Better stock up on long underwear, gloves, snowmobile suits, electric boots, down sleeping bags, snow shovels and other accouterments normally found in Siberia.

So what does the MET Office have to say about this? Evidently not much. If you remember the winter of 2009-2010 they predicted the warmest winter since records were kept. A prediction they had to eat when it turned out to be the coldest winter in 31 years. Now they have gone chicken.

The Met Office now limits its public predictions to 30 days.

It is predicting an “unsettled period” for October, with mild, wet and windy weather giving way mid-month to calmer conditions and near-normal temperatures – which will mean frosts for parts of the country – for the remainder.

Kind of sounds like the “safe” predictions I hear about the weather on some local radio and TV. Partly sunny, partly cloudy, chance of rain, chance of sun, chance of hot, chance of cold, chance of snow. A prediction you can’t go wrong with.

Sounds like Prince Charles better get Camilla a fur bra for Christmas. I wonder if Harrod’s has them in stock?

More CO2 Insanity.

Source: Telegraph

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What’s better for weather forecasts an £30,000,000 or an £1000 computer?

Who do you trust more? An £1000 computer or an £30 million computer?

The good old MET Office in the UK should be so embarrassed by this.  Here we have one person with a £1,000 weather station who is evidently more accurate than the MET Office with their £30 million and a building full of people.

Per the Daily Mail today here, the local farmers have much more confidence in a local named Simon Cansick compared to the MET Office. If you read up on things you should remember the MET Office seems to regularly screw their forecasts up, not to mention global warming predictions. They’re the entity who brought you.

  • The forecast for a “barbecue summer” that never did really get that hot
  • The forecast that the 2009-2010 winter in the UK would be the “warmest on record” which turned out to be the coldest in 30 years.
  • The great ash cloud forecast when the volcano in Iceland went off that grounded the airline industry in most of Europe for days, costing billions and was inaccurate, a result of a useless computer model. (garbage in garbage out).

Simon just finally got tired of the BS.

The Met Office’s forecasts were guaranteed to drive Simon Cansick and his neighbours into a deep depression.

It seemed the professional weather experts could never get it right.

So 47-year-old Mr Cansick decided to see if he could do better himself.

He bought his own weather station, positioned it on the roof and linked it to the internet.

So what was the result? This made me laugh.

And it has proved so accurate that farmers in the North Yorkshire village of Duggleby, near Malton, are ignoring the Met Office forecasts in favour of his readings.

Well, chalk up another MET Office failure to what appears to be a growing list. This is why I laugh at their global warming predictions. They can’t even beat an amateur on the forecast for next day, so why should anyone believe anything else they come up with?

Source: Daily Mail

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MET Office Strikes Again!

Remember earlier in the year, the MET Office in the UK was touting the 2009-2010 winter was going to be “the warmest winter in living memory?” Then remember how about a month later they had to admit it was the coldest winter in Britain in the past 30 years? Well, they’re at it again, only this time they grounded practically every airline in Europe due to their “wonderful” computer models again.  More CO2 insanity (volcanoes do emit CO2 yanno).

Per this article from Telegraph.co.uk titled “Volcanic ash cloud: Met Office blamed for unnecessary 6 day closure” we find the following…

The government agency was accused of using a scientific model based on “probability” rather than fact to forecast the spread of the volcanic ash cloud that made Europe a no-fly zone and ruined the plans of more than 2.5 million travellers in and out of Britain.

See, we again have “scientific probability” and computer models making incorrect predictions again.

Much of the blame was directed at the Met Office’s Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC). It provided the initial warning, which triggered the European-wide ban via Eurocontrol, the air traffic control centre in Brussels.

Matthias Ruete, the European Commission’s director-general of transport, said air traffic authorities should not have relied on a single source of scientific evidence before imposing the widespread ban. He suggested the no-fly zone should have been restricted to a 20 to 30-mile limit around the volcano. “The science behind the model we are running at the moment is based on certain assumptions where we do not have clear scientific evidence,” he said.

Sounds amazingly familiar doesn’t it?  Kind of like telling us we have anthropogenic global warming based on computer models that conveniently alter the data to prove their theory instead of the other way around, which is the way it should be.  (i.e., you get the data, then arrive at a conclusion, you don’t invent a conclusion, then make sure the data proves what you want).

Now they may get sued over all of this.  I wish someone would sue them over AGW, but they’ve been whitewashed into innocence by a group of convenient peers.  Still one can hope.

“This may well open the way for wider litigation against the Met Office and other government agencies who are found to have failed in their duty of care. The damages and legal costs could break the £1?billion mark.”

You want more proof that these computer models “suck” whether they are about climate or volcanic ash you can go to C3 and read this article regarding a NASA scientists comments about their computer models.

Enough with the computer models please.  Can we just get the straight, unaltered data, and see what it points to before we run around screaming the sky is falling?

Source:  Telegraph.co.uk

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