Did you throw your winter clothes away yet?

Winter is only a short 9 days old in the UK and elsewhere.

Something seems to be up, but unfortunately warmth is not it. Has anybody checked with Al Gore?

If somebody wants to tax your energy suppliers, to prevent global warming, I think I would be upset.

If somebody doesn’t want cheap heating oil and coal, I think I would be upset.

Mostly I burn firewood. Looks like I am going to have to expand the woodlot. Oh, well. I’ve been planning for it for 3 or 4 years. Burning firewood is GREAT; especially when heating oil is too expensive.

BRITAIN’S winter is the coldest since 1683 and close to being the chilliest in nearly 1,000 years.

WINTER MAY BE COLDEST IN 1000 YEARS

30th December 2010 By Steve Hughes
BRITAIN’S winter is the coldest since 1683 and close to being the chilliest in nearly 1,000 years.

Latest figures reveal that the average temperature since December 1 has been a perishing -1C.

That makes it the second coldest since records began in 1659.

The chilliest on record was 1683/84, when the average was -1.17C and the River Thames froze over for two months.

But with January and February to come, experts believe we could suffer the most freezing cold winter in the last 1,000 years.

30th December 2010 By Steve Hughes

Wind Power Quits

So, you better have back up fast-start capacity. Nukes come in handy. And nuke power is a fraction of the cost of wind. Unfortunately, nukes take a long time to build. Earth may be getting cooler fast. During really cold weather, wind turbines may put out only 2.5% to 10% of the rated power.

When cold air is trapped near the ground, wind is often quiet

‘Green’ Scotland relying on French nuclear power

(Seen first at Gateway Pundit. Article dated Wednesday, 29-December; emphasis added)

Over the past ten days, when temperatures have plunged across Scotland, the average power generation from Britain’s wind developments – the majority of which are in Scotland – was 261 megawatts (MW), just 10.75 per cent of the total possible of 2,430MW.

Last Monday and Tuesday afternoon wind production fell to a major low while electricity usage peaked close to its highest level.

Shortly before 5:30pm on both days, wind power production fell to 62MW and 61 MW respectively – just 2.5 per cent of its total capacity.

At the same time on both occasions, the UK’s electricity usage rose to about 60,000MW – one of the highest ever levels of demand. Electricity demand in the UK rarely rises above 60,000MW.

Wind farms are designed to run at an average of 30 per cent of their generation capacity throughout a year.

Obama Consults On Global Warming

This is DIRECT from Obama, certified genius. He comments formally on global warming science.

Obama graduated from Harvard so you should definitely check this out (Harvard has reserved the right to sue Obama for damages):

Obama Addresses New York on Climate

Result of Increasing Carbon Dioxide in Atmosphere

Scientists, mostly funded and thus directed by various and sundry (and I use this term lightly) governments, determined that 1) global temperatures were rising 2) the rise in temperature was caused by the greenhouse effect aided for the first time by anthropogenic carbon dioxide 3) the Earth is doomed to rapidly increasing temperatures with all possible future rates of anthropogenic carbon dioxide addition taken into account.

The result of increasing carbon dioxide in atmosphere is far beyond the ability of science to observe today. It is nothing. Few omnipotent big-government scientists will admit this. It is possible that even scientists can learn, though unlikely when government funds them.

This cold wave is caused by something else, and may be the harbinger of harsh reality virtually UNIMAGINED* IN SCIENCE, at least government funded science, even though it is merely the repitition of well-known history.

Large to vast numbers of human deaths could occur within the next 30 – 100 years due to intense cold and its effect on growing seasons. Government, and the vast cadre of scientists it has suborned, are helpless.

The result of increasing carbon dioxide in atmosphere is nothing of practical significance today and far into the future.

(*By “unimagined” here, I actually intend “criminally denied,” but it would destroy the flow of the brief post. I permitted myself an obscure joke at the expense of “government science.” Perhaps we will elucidate in a new post).
Story here: Coldest day ever recorded in Ireland
December 25, 2010

Coldest Day Ever Recorded in Ireland

Jack Cashill

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On Tuesday this week, the high temperature in Ballyhaise, County Cavan, clocked in at 16 degrees Fahrenheit. As Head forecaster Gerald Fleming told the Irish Times, “That’s the lowest daily maximum ever recorded in Ireland, which makes it the coldest day ever recorded in Ireland.”

This new low did not shock the Irish. They have been getting used to sub-freezing temperatures. This is the coldest December on record in Ireland and throughout much of Northern Europe. It is likely the snowiest as well. The weather has thoroughly disrupted European travel and is starting to damage the economy.
Not all winters are like this. I saw no snow the year I lived in Ireland in the early 1990s, and in the early 1980s, during the winter I spent in France-Nancy to be precise-the temperature never dropped below freezing, even at night.
For old time’s sake, I have been tracking the weather reports out of Europe. Yet in all that I have read in the mainstream European press, I have seen no attempt to reconcile the present cold with the promised heat, not even to chalk the flagrant disparity up to “climate change.” It is as if the reader is not supposed to notice.
But many do. The blogs and editorial letters boil over with outrage. Writes one not atypical letter writer in the UK, “Snowfall, ice, Arctic-level cold and all the rest have caused major disruption to the UK infrastructure in the last few weeks, not least because our gilded civil servants have been looking in the wrong direction. And they still are. . . . The country is grinding to a halt NOW, and they are still prattling about global warming in the period 2030 to 2100? These people are truly off their trolleys. They are seriously mentally ill.”
The Europeans are learning what we have always known, as Michael Savage might put it, “Liberalism is a mental disorder.”

Dalton, or Maunder?

If we knew the sun, we would know the answer.

Failure to develop energy resources in reasonable anticipation of these frequent natural events regulated by the sun will seriously compound the tragedy, either way.

Government is the mortal enemy of science and humanity.  “That government is best, which governs least,”  (variously attributed to Paine, Jefferson, and Thoreau) – which excuses Obama completely.

There’s a mini ice age coming, says man who beats weather experts

Piers Corbyn not only predicted the current weather, but he believes things are going to get much worse, says Boris Johnson, London’s mayor

The man who repeatedly beats the Met Office at its own game

Well, folks, it’s tea-time on Sunday and for anyone involved in keeping people moving it has been a hell of a weekend. Thousands have had their journeys wrecked, tens of thousands have been delayed getting away for Christmas; and for those Londoners who feel aggrieved by the performance of any part of our transport services, I can only say that we are doing our level best.

Almost the entire Tube system was running on Sunday and we would have done even better if it had not been for a suicide on the Northern Line, and the temporary stoppage that these tragedies entail. Of London’s 700 bus services, only 50 were on diversion, mainly in the hillier areas. On Saturday, we managed to keep the West End plentifully supplied with customers, and retailers reported excellent takings on what is one of the busiest shopping days of the year.

Advertisement: Story continues below We have kept the Transport for London road network open throughout all this. We have about 90,000 tons of grit in stock, and the gritters were out all night to deal with this morning’s rush. And yet we have to face the reality of the position across the country.

It is no use my saying that London Underground and bus networks are performing relatively well – touch wood – when Heathrow, our major international airport, is still effectively closed two days after the last heavy snowfall; when substantial parts of our national rail network are still struggling; when there are abandoned cars to be seen on hard shoulders all over the country; and when yet more snow is expected today, especially in the north.

In a few brief hours, we are told, the snowy superfortresses will be above us again, bomb bays bulging with blizzard. It may be that in the next hours and days we have to step up our de-icing, our gritting and our shovelling. So let me seize this brief gap in the aerial bombardment to pose a question that is bugging me. Why did the Met Office forecast a “mild winter”?

Do you remember? They said it would be mild and damp, and between one degree and one and a half degrees warmer than average. Well, I am now 46 and that means I have seen more winters than most people on this planet, and I can tell you that this one is a corker.

Never mind the record low attained in Northern Ireland this weekend. I can’t remember a time when so much snow has lain so thickly on the ground, and we haven’t even reached Christmas. And this is the third tough winter in a row. Is it really true that no one saw this coming?

Actually, they did. (Emphasis added) Allow me to introduce readers to Piers Corbyn, meteorologist and brother of my old chum, bearded leftie MP Jeremy. Piers Corbyn works in an undistinguished office in Borough High Street. He has no telescope or supercomputer. Armed only with a laptop, huge quantities of publicly available data and a first-class degree in astrophysics, he gets it right again and again.

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A Dalton Minimum Repeat is Shaping Up

It's OK with government if calamitous history repeats

Coldest December ever in UK

Since records began, this December is colder than any other has been in the UK.

Coldest December ever recorded in UK (records started 1910)

Britain has Coldest December on Record: Where are the Alarmists?

Coldest December since records began as temperatures plummet to minus 10C bringing travel chaos across Britain

Climate Scientists Petition Ban On Dihydrogen Monoxide

More dangerous by far than anthropogenic carbon dioxide is the highly lethal dihydrogen monoxide.

Our climate scientists are fully occupied selflessly applying their genius to save the world. What stalwarts.

Hilarious!… Green Activists Fall For the Old “Dihydrogen Monoxide” Petition Prank at Cancun Global Warming Summit (Video)