The most recent example comes from the UK Met office and its head Dame Julia Slingo, the Met Office’s chief scientist. Here is what she had to say,
“In a nutshell, while there is no definitive answer for the current weather patterns that we have seen, all the evidence suggests that climate change has a role to play in it,”
Of course she presents no such evidence and the "journalist" seems not to be interested in any evidence but there may be a very good reason for this, There is no evidence, how could there be when there has been no warming? But consider what the "senior scientist" actually said. On the one hand "there is no definitive answer for the current weather pattern," yet somehow "all the evidence suggests that climate change has a role to play in it,"
What "climate change" is presenting the evidence? It is like saying that "climate change" broke down the Arctic vortex causing cold weather in the United States this winter. What was the "climate change" that caused this? As far as I am aware there is only one. The World Wildlife Fund describes it very well, the narrative that is:
The increase of CO2 in the atmosphere thickens the 'greenhouse blanket', with the result that too much heat is trapped into the Earth's atmosphere. This causes global warming: global temperatures rise and cause climate change.This is what Dame Julia is talking about right? The climate change caused by global warming caused by man's CO2 right? Well how could this flooding event be consistent with or evidence of something that is not occurring? The Met Office itself has gone to great lengths to explain this "pause" in global warming:
The recent pause in warming
Climate projections over the globe
July 2013 - Global mean surface temperatures rose rapidly from the 1970s, but have been relatively flat over the most recent 15 years to 2013. This has prompted speculation that human induced global warming is no longer happening, or at least will be much smaller than predicted. Others maintain that this is a temporary pause and that temperatures will again rise at rates seen previously.
The Met Office Hadley Centre has written three reports that address the recent pause in global warming....
In fact in one of the Met Offices own reports trying to explain away the pause in global warming says:
There is greater uncertainty in recent changes in surface specific and relative humidity (RH) over the oceans than over the land. It is also important to note that changes in relative humidity (RH)6, a measure which more directly relates to human comfort and other societal impacts, has declined over land during the last decade.
This drying out over land (in the relative sense) may be linked to the fact that the oceans, the major source for water vapour, have warmed slower than the land. This may also be linked to changes in global circulation and therefore regional rainfall patterns. Provisional research suggests that a decrease in RH in the mid-latitudes is partially offset by an increase in some other regions.So how is a drying out of the atmosphere over land, in the mid latitudes,
despite the fact that" there is no definitive answer for the current weather patterns " they actually have a dozy. It is the result of rain in Indonesia:
According to new analysis from the Met Office, persistent rainfall over Indonesia and the tropical West Pacific triggered a global weather system that included the severe storms that have flooded thousands of homes in Britain, as well as the exceptionally cold weather in North America.
Let's put this in a formula shall we?
Increased CO2 = No global warming = climate change = heavy rain in Indonesia = floods in Britain and cold weather in North America.
Now that non global warming caused climate change induced rain storm in Indonesia is the reason for record snow fall in Boston and floods in Moorland in Somerset, Great Britain.
Makes sense to me how about you?