Storm goes up to Six

“Climate scientists meeting at a conference in the New Zealand city of Wellington have floated the idea of creating a category six to reflect the increasing severity of tropical cyclones in the wake of warming sea temperatures and climate change.” https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/feb/22/category-six-storms-cyclones

Unfortunately the floating idea was quickly inundated by a small, localised whirlpool of category zero point one.

Troublespeak

“…the language used by some [US] federal employees around climate change. … terms that should be avoided by staff and those that should replace them. “Climate change” is in the “avoid” category, to be replaced by “weather extremes”. Instead of “climate change adaption”, staff are asked to use “resilience to weather extremes”.” https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/07/usda-climate-change-language-censorship-emails

“Evidence” is to be replaced by “fake news”, “science” is to be replaced by “Chinese conspiracy”, and “experts” should not be used, but instead “communist libertarians.”

Climate Alarmist

“The Bank of England governor has given a stark warning that climate change poses a huge risk to global stability. … Mark Carney pointed out the rapid increase in weather-related catastrophes and the jump in both the physical and financial costs. He said the challenges currently posed by climate change ‘pale in significance compared with what might come’.” (http://www.wwf.org.uk/about_wwf/press_centre/index.cfm?uNewsID=7688)

Him too? Must be another of Rupert Murdoch’s “Extreme greenies, … Against growth and subsequent jobs.” (https://twitter.com/rupertmurdoch/status/639405066433220608)

Lunar Power

“If the weather is clear on Friday morning the European grid will suddenly lose the equivalent generation of eight to ten very large coal power plants as the moon passes between solar panels and the sun. … In the UK, more than half of the solar generation could be lost. But this will be largely offset by the drop in demand caused by people stopping what they are doing.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/18/solar-eclipse-unprecedented-test-european-power-grid)

In Scotland, Stratus Power and productivity will continue entirely unabated.

Weathermongering

“The use of the weather as a weapon was banned in 1978.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/15/spy-agencies-fund-climate-research-weather-weapon-claim)

The use of climate as a cash cow isn’t looking so hot either.

“Investors are starting to think by 2030 the world will be in such a panic about climate change that either by law or by price it will be very hard to burn fossil fuels on anything like the scale we are doing at the moment.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/15/fossil-fuel-industry-must-take-stranded-assets-seriously-say-tim-yeo)

“AJ Lucas … a founding investor in Cuadrilla, which plans to exploit fracking licences in the UK … has lost 71% of its value in the last 12 months.” (http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/2753599/fracking_company_valuation_sinks_to_new_lows.html)

Hypothurtle

“More than 50 green sea turtles were released into the Gulf of Mexico off the Texas coast on Friday after recovering from cold-stunning, or hypothermia, brought on by a drastic drop in water temperature.” (http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/11/28/us-usa-texas-turtles-idUKKCN0JC23S20141128)

This phenomenon usually afflicts Cold Snapping Turtles.

El Miño

“Children in areas apparently hardest hit by floods were 4 cm (1.6 inches) shorter than normal by the age of 10. Stunting has been linked with decreased mental and physical capacity in later life.” (http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/11/25/us-climatechange-peru-idUKKCN0J902K20141125)

Climate change: it’s sink or shrink.

Weathminster

“The pollution [in the south-east of England] is likely to be localised, with clear skies over Scotland as people cast their ballots in the independence referendum.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/18/high-air-pollution-levels-hit-south-east-england)

Any ideas where a load of dirty, hot air came from?

Britair

“The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) reports that more than 20 areas from northern England down to the South East are still gripped by high levels of pollution … But a fresh air mass arriving later today is expected to push the pollution eastwards over the North Sea.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/04/pollution-levels-forecast-drop-england-wales)

To mainland Europe, love from Britain.