Stop scaremongering

I AM convinced the weather changes one frequently reads about are nothing to do with man’s activities.

We are but an insignificant dot in the universe, the weather was here long before us and history tells us that even this country has experienced desert heat and ice ages. The story of Noah’s Ark is probably not fetched from thin air.

The damage one volcanic eruption causes is much worse than anything man can do. So please stop all the scaremongering. I am also told by people who have lived in York longer than me that the Ouse has always flooded, while Britain is almost famous for being one of the wettest countries in Europe. Old pictures show London in fog, or you would see the gentlemen walk with their bowler hats and brollies on their arms. And most archive photos in The Press documenting Royal or other VIP visits/military parades seem to show York in the rain.

There are quite a number of things we can do to protect homes/businesses from being flooded: reintroducing natural flood plains; no more building near rivers; maintaining all gutters/ditches; frequently dredging the Ouse, as was done in the past. Our antiquated sewers and water pipes are overstretched and can no longer cope with daily showers/baths, washing machines, dishwashers and more and more homes. And paving every bit of naked soil does not help: no wonder water has nowhere to run but into homes.

Barbara Hudson, Badger Hill, Eastfield Crescent, York.

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10:47am Fri 4 Jan 13

pedalling paul says...

So why is Arctic ice melting at a phenomenal rate....? I reckon that our descendants will have to develop webbed feet and gills.
So why is Arctic ice melting at a phenomenal rate....? I reckon that our descendants will have to develop webbed feet and gills. pedalling paul

11:00am Fri 4 Jan 13

sheps lad says...

Wouldn't fancy trying to pedal a bike with webbed feet!
Wouldn't fancy trying to pedal a bike with webbed feet! sheps lad

11:09am Fri 4 Jan 13

The Great Buda says...

The Story of Noahs Ark is stollen from the Romans, who in turn stole it from the Greeks and so on and so on untill we get to some tribes living by the banks of the Black Sea after the last ice age. There the story is of some children who escaped the flood water (caused by melting ice), in a small canoe.

I wish Climate Change was as made up as the stories in the bible are.
The Story of Noahs Ark is stollen from the Romans, who in turn stole it from the Greeks and so on and so on untill we get to some tribes living by the banks of the Black Sea after the last ice age. There the story is of some children who escaped the flood water (caused by melting ice), in a small canoe. I wish Climate Change was as made up as the stories in the bible are. The Great Buda

12:48pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Prob says...

Cold as Christmas hasn't replied yet?

Is he on holiday? He would love this
Cold as Christmas hasn't replied yet? Is he on holiday? He would love this Prob

2:05pm Fri 4 Jan 13

strangebuttrue? says...

I would like to bet that if you traced the route of the climate change lobby back to its origins you would no doubt find someone or a group who are now sitting on their air conditioned luxury yachts laughing all the way to the bank at your latest contribution to their fortunes paid for via your energy bills.

Who pays for all of these scientists? where does their funding come from? Now let me guess!!
I would like to bet that if you traced the route of the climate change lobby back to its origins you would no doubt find someone or a group who are now sitting on their air conditioned luxury yachts laughing all the way to the bank at your latest contribution to their fortunes paid for via your energy bills. Who pays for all of these scientists? where does their funding come from? Now let me guess!! strangebuttrue?

4:19pm Fri 4 Jan 13

/kev/null says...

Noah's Ark is 'probably' a true story but climate change definitely isn't?

Someone needs to recalibrate his bull****ometer.
Noah's Ark is 'probably' a true story but climate change definitely isn't? Someone needs to recalibrate his bull****ometer. /kev/null

9:26pm Fri 4 Jan 13

ColdAsChristmas says...

Pedalling Paul, is the Arctic melting at an alarming rate? If you open the enclosed link you can click on a number of locations and a box will appear with the Meteorological information, including the current temperature. Anywhere inside the Arctic circle (That is the Arctic you refer to) you will see that the temperature is below freezing.
When was the last time you were in the Arctic anyway? The problem is, most of these scare reports come in every July/August at the time of the annual maximum Summer ice melt.
Antarctica, on the other hand reached maximum recorded ice extent last September but don't be surprised to hear of ice melting, especially on the Western peninsular during this month and next.
Incidentally, did you know that the highest temperature ever recorded in Antarctica was set in 1974? What happened to the warming of recent decades?
Kate Lock etc are nothing but a bunch of scaremongers, without the likes of, this scam would have collapsed a long time ago.
We are currently experiencing mild damp conditions due to South West air flows. But spare a thought for the People well East of us. On Christmas Day last, the temperature in Moscow was down to -50C and other parts of Russia saw -73C. Weather and climate systems are complex and chaotic, how on Earth can a minute amount of man made CO2 cause catastrophic warming for which we continue to wait for? (But still pay for) The truth is it doesn't but it certainly raises a lot of money in one form or another.
Algore's latest additional home is in the San Francisco bay where not that long ago he was frightening people that it would soon be under water.
No Global Warming since 1997 so they called it Climate Change. Well the climate has been changing for as long as the Earth has orbited the Sun so fine, except that now man made CO2 is supposed to be changing the climate where it used to occur naturally, the same substance that was earlier causing warming?
Let us not forget that for the last two Springs there were UK wide drought warnings and for that reason, no one in a scientific capacity can tell you that recent higher levels of precipitation are due to man made warming, because they just don't know! I'm really looking forward to the IPCC's latest report. If it's anything like the draft then it will be a big climb down to the last lot of scare stories because they are just not happening.

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Pedalling Paul, is the Arctic melting at an alarming rate? If you open the enclosed link you can click on a number of locations and a box will appear with the Meteorological information, including the current temperature. Anywhere inside the Arctic circle (That is the Arctic you refer to) you will see that the temperature is below freezing. When was the last time you were in the Arctic anyway? The problem is, most of these scare reports come in every July/August at the time of the annual maximum Summer ice melt. Antarctica, on the other hand reached maximum recorded ice extent last September but don't be surprised to hear of ice melting, especially on the Western peninsular during this month and next. Incidentally, did you know that the highest temperature ever recorded in Antarctica was set in 1974? What happened to the warming of recent decades? Kate Lock etc are nothing but a bunch of scaremongers, without the likes of, this scam would have collapsed a long time ago. We are currently experiencing mild damp conditions due to South West air flows. But spare a thought for the People well East of us. On Christmas Day last, the temperature in Moscow was down to -50C and other parts of Russia saw -73C. Weather and climate systems are complex and chaotic, how on Earth can a minute amount of man made CO2 cause catastrophic warming for which we continue to wait for? (But still pay for) The truth is it doesn't but it certainly raises a lot of money in one form or another. Algore's latest additional home is in the San Francisco bay where not that long ago he was frightening people that it would soon be under water. No Global Warming since 1997 so they called it Climate Change. Well the climate has been changing for as long as the Earth has orbited the Sun so fine, except that now man made CO2 is supposed to be changing the climate where it used to occur naturally, the same substance that was earlier causing warming? Let us not forget that for the last two Springs there were UK wide drought warnings and for that reason, no one in a scientific capacity can tell you that recent higher levels of precipitation are due to man made warming, because they just don't know! I'm really looking forward to the IPCC's latest report. If it's anything like the draft then it will be a big climb down to the last lot of scare stories because they are just not happening. http://www.google.co .uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q =&esrc=s&frm=1&sourc e=web&cd=2&cad=rja&s qi=2&ved=0CDsQFjAB&u rl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww. athropolis.com%2Fmap 2.htm&ei=jTjnULfzHOS a0QWkp4DYCg&usg=AFQj CNH7iBjhv-dr1jF2KkHj EvC7ccezJg ColdAsChristmas

11:55pm Fri 4 Jan 13

akaroa says...

Mass hypothetical hysteria. Hope global warming arrives this summer, good for the tourist industry, good for the York economy
Mass hypothetical hysteria. Hope global warming arrives this summer, good for the tourist industry, good for the York economy akaroa

1:52am Sat 5 Jan 13

ColdAsChristmas says...

Good for my energy bills too. Oooooh and lowering my CO2 emissions!
Good for my energy bills too. Oooooh and lowering my CO2 emissions! ColdAsChristmas

4:28am Sat 5 Jan 13

Magicman! says...

/kev/null wrote:
Noah's Ark is 'probably' a true story but climate change definitely isn't?

Someone needs to recalibrate his bull****ometer.
Bravo! Somebody who's head is screwed on with a wrench rather than 'hand tight'.

Without going into the whole God Vs No God debate, if you believe in a God then Climate Change makes no sense as God would not allow it, so that leaves the mind open to accept logic that it is just part of a natural cycle; If you don't believe in God you have to believe that climate change will kill us all etc etc....

My own belief is that the Americans are causing our bad weather. I still remain highly suspicious that the only period of properly GOOD weather we had in 2012 was during the Olympics, two weeks when America's finest would be cheered on from home and so having rain during the events would hinder them. Probably sounds a bit stupid written down, but do the reasearch and have an open mind and you might just realise that CLimate Change is a massive smokescreen invented by the most arrogant nation on the planet partly to hide what, if revealed, might just start a huge war, and also partly to feed the national arrogance: make up some global doom disaster and then make up the solution to this made up disaster and america then looks awesome again.

BTW, Ice levels in Antartica are growing, if you read the real statistics.
[quote][p][bold]/kev/null[/bold] wrote: Noah's Ark is 'probably' a true story but climate change definitely isn't? Someone needs to recalibrate his bull****ometer.[/p][/quote]Bravo! Somebody who's head is screwed on with a wrench rather than 'hand tight'. Without going into the whole God Vs No God debate, if you believe in a God then Climate Change makes no sense as God would not allow it, so that leaves the mind open to accept logic that it is just part of a natural cycle; If you don't believe in God you have to believe that climate change will kill us all etc etc.... My own belief is that the Americans are causing our bad weather. I still remain highly suspicious that the only period of properly GOOD weather we had in 2012 was during the Olympics, two weeks when America's finest would be cheered on from home and so having rain during the events would hinder them. Probably sounds a bit stupid written down, but do the reasearch and have an open mind and you might just realise that CLimate Change is a massive smokescreen invented by the most arrogant nation on the planet partly to hide what, if revealed, might just start a huge war, and also partly to feed the national arrogance: make up some global doom disaster and then make up the solution to this made up disaster and america then looks awesome again. BTW, Ice levels in Antartica are growing, if you read the real statistics. Magicman!

2:51am Mon 7 Jan 13

ColdAsChristmas says...

OK pedaling Paul, why is Alaska getting colder if ' Arctic ice melting at a phenomenal rate....? ' Climate goes in cycles but not to be confused with bicycles!
Check out the link below on Alaskan cooling. Don't expect to read about it in the Guardian or hear about it on the BBC though.
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OK pedaling Paul, why is Alaska getting colder if ' Arctic ice melting at a phenomenal rate....? ' Climate goes in cycles but not to be confused with bicycles! Check out the link below on Alaskan cooling. Don't expect to read about it in the Guardian or hear about it on the BBC though. http://www.google.co .uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q =&esrc=s&frm=1&sourc e=newssearch&cd=9&ca d=rja&ved=0CEYQqQIoA DAI&url=http%3A%2F%2 Fwww.dailymail.co.uk %2Fnews%2Farticle-22 56188%2FWhat-global- warming-Alaska-heade d-ice-age-scientists -report-states-stead y-temperature-declin e.html%3Fito%3Dfeeds -newsxml&ei=xDfqUNnn MMSS0QWV5oDAAw&usg=A FQjCNG2S92kU0o2i2JAp grv52urF_SUwg&bvm=bv .1355534169,d.ZG4 ColdAsChristmas

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