UK Hammered by Climate Fueled Storms

Peter Sinclair (ClimateCrocks) published a new video, covering the recent […]

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February 25, 2014

Peter Sinclair (ClimateCrocks) published a new video, covering the recent unprecedented flooding and storm onslaught in Britain.

UK suffers wettest winter on record | Environment | #UK #climate #flood

— John Lundin (@johnlundin) February 21, 2014

Peter Sinclair: I first interviewed Dr. Alun Hubbard on the edge of the Watson River in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland last summer. His vivid language and lucid storytelling made that video on of the most popular in the Yale Series. (see below)

Both Dr. Hubbard, and my Dark Snow Project cohort, Sara Penrhyn Jones, live in the tiny village of Aberystwyth, on the coast of Wales, and teach at the local university. I skyped with Alun a week or so ago in the midst of the storms hammering the area. Shortly after that he wrote me to explain that his roof had just blown off in hurricane force winds.

Sara was kind enough to shoot some video of the surf pounding the area, although not at the height of the storms, and she caught up with Hubbard long enough for a colorful and well informed take on a sentinel weather event.

I’ll cut together some of Aluns’ further remarks that did not make this video in the next day or so – see Hubbard’s Greenland interview below:

“RT:Floods making #climatesceptics hot under the collar #environment #climatechange #sustainability #renewableenergy

— Anam Rathor™ (@AnamRathor) February 18, 2014

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  1. raverdeath100 February 25, 2014 at 4:19 pm - Reply

    just waiting for the dickheads who will insist nothing is happening. this
    is climate change in action!

  2. simon24h February 25, 2014 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    Lucky there is Great Britain in the way.

  3. Will Hawkins February 25, 2014 at 5:24 pm - Reply
  4. Rand Huso February 25, 2014 at 6:16 pm - Reply

    “when it subsides”?

  5. Maria luisa arenas ortega February 25, 2014 at 7:20 pm - Reply

    ¿La costa este no?

  6. illyounotme February 25, 2014 at 8:00 pm - Reply

    I have to say I was a bit annoyed at the repeated blame of UK weather on US
    weather, like it was the US’s fault. Especially since the actuality is US
    weather can be blamed on Indonesian weather. The string of cause and effect
    goes further than across the Atlantic but across the Pacific too.

    Of course in a way there is blame to be had for the EU and US and China
    (the top 3 co2 and other greenhouse gas emitters) and others for the
    weather problems. Since they are all contributing large amounts of
    greenhouse gases. So if we want to put blame, lets blame the politicians
    who are dragging their heels on the issue of Climate Change, and the
    corporations who are funding the massive effort to deny Climate Change. It
    is not one country over another, but the business interests who are
    destroying the planet’s natural systems and causing $ billions in damages.

  7. Twostones00 February 25, 2014 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    By the time a child born today reaches the age of 20 clean water and pure
    food will be difficult to find right here in America. The polar ice cap
    will be gone and summer temperatures will reach 130 degrees for months at a
    time killing birds, animals livestock and people. There will be 9.3 billion
    people on earth fighting for water to drink. Think about that before you
    have kids.
    Stop Having Kids. It took until 1830 for the first billion people on earth.
    Now there are 7.4 billion people in 20 years there will be 9.3 billion
    people. Global warming, fracking and other environment destruction will
    make being alive hell. Don’t bring a child into this world to suffer. There
    will be no peace and our garden of Eden will be altered forever. Because
    of the ignorance of mankind, a child born today will witness the
    destruction of civilization due to overpopulation, the destruction of our
    ecosystem and the pollution of our environment. Wars will be common. Mans
    existence will return to the times of the dark ages as a result. It is
    possible man could make himself extinct in the process. Stop having kids.
    A kid born today will have a terrible future

  8. Twostones00 February 25, 2014 at 8:24 pm - Reply

    “We as a species have never experienced 400 parts per million of carbon
    dioxide in the atmosphere,” Guy McPherson, professor emeritus of
    evolutionary biology, natural resources, and ecology at the University of
    Arizona and a climate change expert of 25 years, told me. “We’ve never been
    on a planet with no Arctic ice, and we will hit the average of 400
    ppm…within the next couple of years. At that time, we’ll also see the loss
    of Arctic ice in the summers…This planet has not experienced an ice-free
    Arctic for at least the last three million years.”
    For the uninitiated, in the simplest terms, here’s what an ice-free Arctic
    would mean when it comes to heating the planet: minus the reflective ice
    cover on Arctic waters, solar radiation would be absorbed, not reflected,
    by the Arctic Ocean. That would heat those waters, and hence the planet,
    further. This effect has the potential to change global weather patterns,
    vary the flow of winds, and even someday possibly alter the position of the
    jet stream. Polar jet streams are fast flowing rivers of wind positioned
    high in the Earth’s atmosphere that push cold and warm air masses around,
    playing a critical role in determining the weather of our planet.
    According to current data, he estimates “with 95 percent confidence” that
    the Arctic will have completely ice-free summers by 2018. (US Navy
    researchers have predicted an ice-free Arctic even earlier—by 2016.

  9. Atheist Psyconaut February 26, 2014 at 1:38 am - Reply

    Blame Canada. :D

  10. Mydden February 26, 2014 at 2:22 am - Reply

    wow… I had no idea of the extent of the damage over there… this is
    incredible. thank you for sharing this!

  11. Doug Alder February 26, 2014 at 4:01 am - Reply

    Don’t live on the West Coast of the UK? Be very very grateful.

    #storms2014 #historicstorms #globalclimatechange

  12. Randall Moore February 26, 2014 at 7:40 am - Reply

    ————– I Book of Enoch 34:1-3

  13. Desertphile February 26, 2014 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    A fine video, except for the porno movie soundtrack.

  14. vengencefrom1979 February 26, 2014 at 4:35 pm - Reply

    meanwhile, the oceans rose a record inch 2011 thru 2013.

  15. steven fowler February 26, 2014 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    “…we had, I think, a 100-150 year storm in the first week of
    January…then three weeks later we had another 100 year storm event…then
    we had a 50 year storm a week ago last Saturday, and then yesterday,…we
    had a hurricane come through…” Dr. Alun Hubbard #climatechange

  16. alex g February 26, 2014 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    Brits would blame there problems on U.S

  17. Alan Decker February 27, 2014 at 12:24 am - Reply

    well living was fun while it lasted…

  18. mrstarfighter2 February 27, 2014 at 12:51 am - Reply

    Planet X crosses in 2016, and

  19. Jean Marc VAN BELLE February 28, 2014 at 11:33 am - Reply

    Hmmm, let us be a little bit more realistic with history (from Belgium):

    Storm flood 1014
    Storm flood 1042
    Storm flood 1134
    Storm flood 1322
    Saint Clemen flood 1334
    Storm flood 1377
    Saint Elisabeth flood 1404
    Saint Elisabeth flood 1421 (and there was a third)
    Cosma- and Damaniusflood 1477
    Saint Felix flood 1530
    All Saints flood 1570
    Storm flood 1682
    Storm flood 1703
    January 14th, 1808: lots of deads with Storm Flood Westerschelde
    August 16th, 1850: 6 drowned, Charleroi + Namur flooded
    June 3rd, 1859: 14 drowned Amblève Valley flooded
    May 1st, 1888: 19 men died from De Panne in spring storm Iceland (a total
    of 165 fishermen drowned)
    1894: Leie (Lys) en Schelde (Scaldis) flooded: higher level in
    Kortrijk/Courtrai than ever after uptill now
    May 17th, 1906: very heavy cloud-bursts, at least 10 people killed by
    December 6th, 1909: 10 people killed in Blankenberg + Ostend by heavy storm
    (one passenger on the quay)
    (during War other topics in journals than storms – exception: gigantic
    fishing result praws and fish at Zeebruges + Ostend; a lot of people think
    it’s a miracle by God)
    July 18th 1924: Heavy costal storm: 13 fishing boats thrown on the beach;
    26 people killed on 3 (other?) fishing boats
    December 3th till 6th, 1930: deadly mist in Valley of Maas/Meuse kills 67
    people: after investigation fluor from industrial accident, combination
    with windless weather conditions
    1925-1926: heavy floods by melting of enormous quantities snow (indeed)
    January 31th 1953: Heavy waterflood: unknow number of deads; Same in
    England, lead to plans to ‘never again’
    1976: inundation in Ruisbroek leads to Sigmaplan in Belgium
    July 1980: Trafic on Maas/Meuse shut down after several flooding casualties
    with deads
    1987: 3 victims after flooding of the Bieme
    1993 en 1995: flood of valley of Maas/Meuse
    1998: submersion in Valley of Demer
    2010: heavy november rainfall
    On the other hand, now, January 2014: least particulates, not even one smog
    alarm (no income for police) for Flandres (reason: Sun activity regained,
    so more wind and no windless days/nights)

    More rain?

  20. ThatDrunkGamerGuy February 28, 2014 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    I freaking love hubbard

  21. JimLondonW6 March 1, 2014 at 10:24 pm - Reply

    Why does the Yale Climate Forum think it helps people to understand this
    video if the commentary has to compete with a highly intrusive music track?

  22. Jessica Ramos March 2, 2014 at 4:41 am - Reply
  23. julesdingle March 2, 2014 at 11:58 am - Reply

    I live inland from Aber- and in autumn commenced a building project when I
    joked it would all go to plan unless we had the wettest winter on record! I
    recently joked [whilst trying to nail the roof down in the storm] that
    summer may be the driest.

    Climate change is really coming home- my home!

  24. Community ARK Project March 8, 2014 at 6:45 am - Reply

    Does it matter whether global warming is due to man made or natural
    causes? The devastating effects are still the same. It’s like wasting
    resource and time arguing over whether the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant
    disaster is cause by nature or by human negligence, the effects are still
    the same. So if the elites, having access to think tanks and vast number
    of scientists, have figured out that the environment is going to collapse;
    and they are preparing by building underground cities and seed vault for
    themselves using public tax money. Why aren’t the common folks taking
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    hint. Just food for thoughts. This is a gathering call. For more info,
    check out the “about” section of the Project channel.

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