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Must be time to hedge your bets:

Britain's climate could get cooler over the next 80 years, a major UN report on global warming is to suggest.

For the first time the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is due to give a clear prediction of how global warming will affect currents in the Atlantic Ocean.

It will say that the circulation of warm and cold water in the Atlantic, which includes the Gulf Stream, will weaken by between 20 and 44 per cent by the end of the century.

Scientists claim that such a slowdown in the Gulf Stream, which gives Britain its mild climate, will have a major impact on the UK, causing cooling of around 1 degree C and disrupting weather patterns.

Whatever happens in practice, they need to be able to say "We told you so!"

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/climatechange/10337064/IPCC-report-Britain-could-cool-if-Gulf-Stream-slows.html

Sep 26, 2013 at 7:48 PM | Registered Commentermatthu

Ah, Brian Cox, erstwhile keyboardist for D:Ream. Who, as Reeves and Mortimer pointed out, were S:Hit.

I saw them once, at the Keble College ball. It was a truly awful experience. To be fair, I was in a pretty foul mood to begin with. I pushed my way into the middle of the packed audience and proceeded to make loud, rude remarks about the utter awfulness of what was going on. I was physically ejected from the throng by irate youngsters.

Sep 26, 2013 at 6:54 PM | Unregistered CommenterJames Evans

Just sat through Brian (buffoon) Cox on his trawl through British scientific achievement which, in the main, is an interesting journey through Britain's great scientific heritage.
Spoiled for me towards the end of episode 2 where Cox interviews the editor of Nature magazine.
It goes something like this.
Cox "Scientists almost all agree that global warming is real and caused by human activity".
Nature editor "Yes, I would love to disprove that, but we don't get any papers like that submitted to us".
This after Cox waxes lyrical about the scientific method and the infallibility of peer review. What a shame that he fails to see the irony of his blind acceptance of the warmist propaganda and refusal to contemplate any possible alternative viewpoint.
Prize dunce and hypocrite.

Sep 26, 2013 at 5:48 PM | Unregistered CommenterJohn Carter

A further example that the BBC hard core greenies aren't writing the headlines today Europe's key animals 'making a comeback'
"And for a lot of these species, where we have seen the gains, we might lose them again if we are not careful. So it's our job to keep our eye on the ball."
(the page doesn't mention climate)

Sep 26, 2013 at 5:39 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Watching newsnight on iplayer I hear the theory expressed that the “missing heat” is somehow to be found in the deep oceans. A few question popped up in my mind and I would like some help from the experts.

1. How do we know the missing heat is actually there; who has measure and quantified the change in deep ocean
temperature and reliably attributed it to atmospheric warming.

2. How did it get there. Was it detected at the surface on it’s way ? If so where is the evidence.
If the experts believe it is there they must have some theory to describe how it got there. Lets hear it.

3. How is it going to get back to warm the atmosphere. If it is by upwelling (like La Nina) it is going to cool the
atmosphere reducing global temperature . I think I am right in assuming the temperature gradient at the surface will
be negative if water from the deep ocean comes to the surface. If it is going to stay there where’s the problem.

4. Why is it only now that this is happening. Why has it never been observed before.

Sep 26, 2013 at 5:14 PM | Unregistered CommenterRoss Lea

Tomorrow's IPCC Report

A 2010 editorial in Nature called it "the gold standard for independent scientific assessment."
- More like "The Fool's-Gold Standard."

Sep 26, 2013 at 4:03 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

German Green leaders quit after big election setback BBC headline today

Three leaders of Germany's Green Party have announced their resignations after the party came fourth in the election won by the ruling conservatives.

- Hey what's happening at the BBC news dept ? up until now it seemed to be that the orders were that "Green Dream Religion" and it's alternative reality should be pushed at all costs. ..yet today they link to the UK's highest rated Climate Realist website (i.e. BH) and print a negatrive story about the German greens.
(maybe the interns are working today while the stalwarts are busy preparing hyperbole for the IPCC scare stories tomorrow.)
- Greens seemed to have lost about 20% of their vote (I think in alternative reality speak that means "a trend towards victory continues") :Der Spiegel 'Fatal Mistake': Green Party Takes Stock after Election Flop
- See also notrickszone.com report
- NOTE Germans Greens have a habit of championing minority causes and so were hit by a past scandal Jürgen Trittin, the party's top candidate was responsible for a 1981 election platform that included a call for the decriminalization of sex between minors (14 year old) and adults.

Sep 26, 2013 at 3:54 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Many thanks, stew - that works perfectly!

Sep 26, 2013 at 1:33 PM | Registered CommenterRobin Guenier

@JamesP What a surprise to find a "green mafia" business being plugged on a website called LOVEMONEY.COM
.. as ever it is more about Green Notes rather than Green Environment

Sep 26, 2013 at 12:51 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

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