Friday, 21 February 2014

# 300 - WAR - Is it the wettest winter on record??

Last night I complined on line to the BBC about their 10 o'clock news report on the this now officially being the wettest winter on record.

Below is the automatic reply from the BBC and the detail of my complaint:-

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Complaint Summary: Rainfall figures were confusing and inaccurate.

Full Complaint: The news item on the amount of rainfall in essence stated that it has been the wettest winter since records began in 1910. Your figures were confusing but I believe you said that in the three months from Dec 2013 to the end of February 2014 the amount of rainfall would be 486.8mm. My research anticipates the rainfall for those three months is more likely to be 650mm. However in 1929 the total for the same three months was 812mm. So this has NOT been the wettest since records began. Also the news item talked about both climate change, as it always does, and global warming which it has NOT done in the last 10 years. I'm aware that your staff have been indoctrinated with the false science of global warming/ climate change and your reports on these matters are bias. However you have in this report, if my research is correct, used figures that are simply not true. One final point I gather weather records go back to 1766 and not 1910 as you state. I await your reply with interest.

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