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October 2019 ‘Climate Crisis’ Update

Climate Scepticism

Nothing about the British weather this year lends credibility to the Met Office’s and other’s insistence that we should be alarmed by our changing climate.

Following on from the September Climate Crisis Update, one month later and it’s even worse than we thought. Whereas September in the UK, although only the 24th warmest, was still in the top 25% warmest since 1910, October 2019 is in the bottom 33% coolest since that time. It is a full half a degree cooler than the 1981-2010 average and over 3 degrees cooler than the warmest October in 2001.


One again, just like the month of September, the warmth in October appears to have peaked and is now on a downward trend.

Also, whereas September 2019 was a balmy 68th warmest in the long running Central England series, October 2019 ranks 161 places behind other, warmer Octobers. At exactly 10°C mean monthly temperature, it ranks equal with ten other years: 1659, 1660, 1663, 1668, 1669, 1670, 1702, 1709, 1722 and 1753. It’s remarkable that 6 out of 10 of those years were in the 11 year period 1659-1670, right at the beginning of the CET series and 8 out of 10 occurred within the Maunder Minimum (1645-1715).

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