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Debunk of the Times Heatwave death story
- The Times : "540 and 760 people in England in the first nine days." of the heatwave
- Full Fact provide context ..pointing out 11,000 people would be expected to normally die over such a period
So what Prof. Armstrong’s research shows is a rate of deaths 4.7–6.6% higher than the crude average for the year.
- The usual quote is that far more excess deaths are caused by cold snaps in the UK than heatwaves

Jul 18, 2013 at 8:34 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen


"It wouldn't have taken very long with Google..."

As well he knows, but it might also have provided some inconvenient opposing truths, and then he'd have had to do some journalism...

Jul 18, 2013 at 8:14 PM | Registered Commenterjamesp

This guy digs up a great quotation from Scientific American, in 1959:

“THE EARTH’S CARBON CYCLE There have been suggestions that the burning of fossil fuels may so increase the carbon dioxide content of the atmosphere as to cause a drastic climatic change. … Dr. Edward Teller, the “father” of the hydrogen bomb, gave members of the American Chemical Society a solemn warning about the effects of the burning of coal and oil fuel on the atmosphere of the Earth.”

The inspiration for Dr Strangelove AND warmology - ho ho...

Jul 18, 2013 at 8:11 PM | Registered Commenterjamesp


Looks like you're right, although apparently JJ made it famous first! More details here and it looks like the ambiguous name was deliberate. It puzzled me quite a bit when I was (a lot) younger!

Having an affair with Janis Joplin must have been diverting...

Jul 18, 2013 at 8:04 PM | Registered Commenterjamesp

- digging brings up another article condeming Harrabin and pandering to things re-inforcing your own prejudices
Why Do the Media Act as a Mouthpiece for Vested Interests? (see last half)
"Roger Harrabin of the BBC reported that 55 organisations and companies had issued a joint statement in favour to Tim Yeo's absurd attempt to bind the UK to going practically carbon-free by 2030 (of course, Yeo himself is now in trouble over his own lobbying links). Harrabin describes the signatories to the statement as "from green groups to manufacturing bodies". ..A responsible journalist would have provided his readers with some context. It wouldn't have taken very long with Google..."

Jul 18, 2013 at 7:37 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

BBC TV News at 6pm .."wow this could be the hottest July ever" .."fires everywhere", "heat deaths" blah blah
- BBC TV Hull and Lincs at 6.45pm the weatherman you can trust Paul Hudson "well we'll see a change at the weekend with max temps in our region being 19C on Saturday and Sunday with heat picking up again after Monday"

Jul 18, 2013 at 7:03 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

We can Smooth Electricity Load Spikes by Just Configuring the aircon in the Marriott I just caught this Malicious Deception by Harrabin on BBC Radio 4 PM in piece plugging a company called Kiwi Power "buzzword : "Demand Response"
- All the non engineers would being lapping up.
- Apparently there the Marriot is trundling along using 70KVA when they receive the message to cut load. The Demand Response software shuts down the water chiller part of the aircon so load cuts to 10KVA. Meanwhile the fans keeps the hotel cool by circulating air cooled over the chilled water and no one notices cos in the "off hour" the water only warms from 4C to 6C.

- meanwhile aircon engineers would see that the reality is different as they mentioned 2 years ago

- Doesn't Harrabin seem to spend a lot of time at the
Marriott at Climate and Energy Summits producing lots of CO2 with Trougher Yeo ! Edward Davey, Greenpeace & other activists

- B.BBC suggest a standard Harrabin disclaimer : ‘I, Roger Harrabin, non-scientific greenie of Hampstead, hereby declare my unconditional belief in man-made global warming, and swear my loyalty to only ‘renewable’ energy development regardless of cost, and dedicate my total political opposition to energy derived from coal, gas, oil and nuclear power regardless of the consequences.’

Oh and marriott benefit from a grand subsidy that Davey and all cooked up at the Marriot conferences "doing this on a daily basis would gain Marriott a subsidy of around £5,000 a quarter"

Jul 18, 2013 at 7:00 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

enough about C&W already

Jul 18, 2013 at 6:41 PM | Unregistered CommenterBig Oil

John Shade

Great song and a great guy and that from a fan of rock music ^.^

Jul 18, 2013 at 4:25 PM | Registered CommenterDung

One of my all time favorite albums, I have bought it in three formats over the years and am resisting paying again from Apple. I even managed to indoctrinated my now in their 20s sons :)

Are you sure about the author though, I've always thought all the tracks were written by Kristofferson . Despite all the different formats purchased I haven't got anything at hand to check the credits.

Jul 18, 2013 at 3:18 PM | Unregistered CommenterSandyS

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