Did Adam Scaife Lie About The Beast From The East?

Looks like this one could get very interesting


By Paul Homewood

Readers will recall the story from a few weeks ago, about how Adam Scaife, head of long-range forecasting at the Met Office, claimed to have briefed the Cabinet Office about the Beast from the East in early February.

This is how it was reported in The Times:


Britain’s freezing “Beast from the East” exploded into life thousands of miles away, in the tropical waters of the western Pacific — and ministers were warned that it was coming a month ago.

Adam Scaife, head of long-range forecasting at the Met Office, briefed the Cabinet Office four weeks ago, warning of a freeze. He was confident enough to stock up his home with extra supplies.

Scaife stocked up with wood and other supplies

Scaife stocked up with wood and other supplies


“I got extra oil, food and logs in, knowing this was coming,” he said last week.

His warning came after his team spotted a massive…

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The Week of The Beast Unplugged – Euan Mearns

An excellent post in Energy Matters today:


which concludes:

There are two main objectives of this post 1) to document the precarious state of the UK grid during late February and early March 2018 when easterly winds brought Siberia to Europe and the UK. All dispatchable sources of electricity were running flat out, we were running short of gas and asking industrial suppliers to reduce consumption.  And 2) to raise the question about how the UK grid could stay afloat without the current 10.6 GW of coal that the UK government proposes to close down by 2022-2025?


Inconvenient data: Fewer and fewer people die from climate-related natural disasters

Watts Up With That?

Bjørn Lomborg writes on his Facebook page of a reverse hockey stick graph, one that is certainly inconvenient to the gloom and doom message of climate alarmists who try to link regular weather events to climate. So, Lomborg plays their game, and the results are surprising.

Fewer and fewer people die from climate-related natural disasters

This is clearly opposite of what you normally hear, but that is because we’re often just being told of one disaster after another – telling us how *many* events are happening. The number of reported events is increasing, but that is mainly due to better reporting, lower thresholds and better accessibility (the CNN effect). For instance, for Denmark, the database only shows events starting from 1976.

Instead, look at the number of dead per year, which is much harder to fudge. Given that these numbers fluctuate enormously from year to year (especially in the past…

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