Government in UK can't keep their global warming story straight
Summers in Britain will be drier, oh wait, make that rainier. Well something bad is going to happen and you can bet it will be the fault of global warming, oh wait, make that climate change, uh…actually, make it climate disruption. For now, anyway. Stand by.
Andrew Bolt, writing in Australia’s Herald-Sun, has great fun with the changing story from Britain’s official worrywarts:
Britain’s Environment Department in 2009 warns of drier summers:
The UK Climate Projections show what the major changes to the UK’s climate would most likely be in the absence of such action to cut global emissions. Broadly speaking, we can characterise these as warmer and wetter winters,hotter and drier summers…
But now that Britain has got heavy rains instead, researchers adjust their predictions:
SHORT, sharp downpours could become an increasingly unwanted characteristic of the British summer if the effects of global warming are to continue, experts have warned.
A landmark study by the Met Office and Newcastle University has identified howclimate change could result in heavier summer rainfall, which in turn could increase the risk of flash flooding.
A change in the North Atlantic current could lead to the end of soggy British summers, researchers have claimed.
Whatever bad weather happens, we can be sure that someone will come up wit a model that predicted it. After it happened. And when the weather changes, they’ll come up with another model.
Hat tip: John McMahon