UK Climate Trends: Plus Ça Change

  • Date: 27/09/19
  • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Foundation

Climate hysteria is unjustified

The UK’s key climate indicators have barely changed for 20 years. That’s according to a new paper from the Global Warming Policy Foundation, which rebuts claims that the weather is getting worse.

According to author Paul Homewood, the Met Office’s Central England Temperature Record shows that temperatures have barely changed in 20 years and that there has been no increase in extremely hot days either:

The summer of 2018 had just one day over 30 degrees, while 1976 had six. The Met Office’s data show that hot days are just not becoming more common.”

And there seems to be little to worry about on bad weather front either. There has been a gentle decline in storminess, and in most of the UK, there has been no change in either average rainfall or rainfall extremes:

Only in Scotland has there been a noticeable increase”, says Homewood. “Climate hysteria is entirely overdone.”

Paul Homewood: Plus Ça Change: The UK Climate in 2018 (pdf)

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