And the hype continues… This is all part of the ongoing effort to create FUD in support of the political climate change agenda that services a lavish money train. The Daily Wail is happy to play its part spreading the propaganda.
Have you noticed how until fairly recently weather forecasts just predicted the weather that was expected (to the usual mediocre standard). But now it is a more common sight to see the weather forecaster standing in front of a split screen with the map on the left and large ‘weather warning’ triangles on the right. But the weather warnings are seldom extreme events, they are the same kind of conditions we have long been used to on a sporadic basis, but now instead as simply being accepted as the varying nature of our weather they are presented in a way that deliberately suggests the conditions are somehow extreme, out of the ordinary and cause for concern.
I can think back to a May in the late 1980s where I was on my way to the coast and we had snow in southern England. I can think of numerous occasions where heavy rain resulted in serious floods that covered playing local fields and football pitches. Even ditches became small rivers and we kids built makeshift rafts to sail along them and try to sink each other. I can think of several rotten summers where school holidays were characterised by rain, lack of sun and cooler than usual conditions that made a day jumping in the local river and larking about on the riverbank in our swimming trunks less than balmy. What we are seeing now is not exceptional at all, and I doubt previous generations going back centuries would find them exceptional either.
The issue here is not that the weather has suddenly got very bad, it is that the weather is failing to conform with the Met Office’s predictions for a global warming thermaggedon.
The real reason for this hyped up meeting it that, having had to quietly and reluctantly dial down the rhetoric on ‘global warming’ in the face of observed events, the Met Office is seeking to reinforce its push of the ‘climate change’ narrative, where even conditions that run contrary to the Met Office’s previous predictions (not warmer, not drier, and not less snowy after all) just happen to have the same human induced carbon root cause requiring the same politically driven taxpayer funded ‘solutions’. There is nothing new under the sun here, apart for the desperate and cobbled together justifications for ‘action’ being presented to us.
Anyone being taken in by these hyperbolemongers deserves to be taken for fools. The Met Office remains a poorly performing laughing stock devoted to hype in service of their and the government’s vested financial interests.