BBC promotes its climate agenda on the back of recent train crash

Posted: August 14, 2020 by oldbrew in climate, propaganda, Travel, weather
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Another round of the usual ‘scientists agree’ assertions without saying which scientists, what exactly they supposedly agree on, and where the evidence – if it exists – can be found.
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It’s already clear that torrential rain played a significant part in the first fatal derailment in the UK since 2007.

Scotland’s Transport Minister Michael Matheson has confirmed the conditions were a factor and Network Rail footage shows there were landslides in the area.

The climate is changing and scientists agree it’s very different to when the railways were built by our Victorian ancestors, claims BBC News.

Though landslips are not uncommon, particularly in that area around Stonehaven, climate change means they are happening much more frequently as the land struggles to cope with the volume of water.

Just two years ago a passenger train hit a landslide on the West Highland line near Glenfinnan.

Fortunately, in that crash no-one was hurt.

There are questions over how we can modernise the railway and strengthen its resilience.

So are we doing enough?

Rail engineering consultant Gareth Dennis told BBC Scotland: “More could always be done. You’re looking at investment in new technology to manage and monitor assets remotely which means a better use of resources.

“Ultimately the pressures aren’t really financial, they are about human resources; the number of skilled people we have to maintain this infrastructure.”

The main line of defence just now are yellow trains, nicknamed the Flying Bananas, which run over every stretch of the network about once every two weeks.

They are called New Measurement Trains and cameras film the track at speeds of up to 125mph while computers on board carry out hundreds of checks a second.

But the breaches can come suddenly, particularly with freak storms.

Continued here.

Comments
  1. tom0mason says:

    The BBC is not there to inform people of reality, it is there to propagandize the left-wing, globalist views.
    https://www.defundbbc.uk/

  2. craigm350 says:

    Reblogged this on WeatherAction News and commented:
    Climate Amnesia

    August 1829

    In Stonehaven the houses in Cameron Street, Arbuthnot
    Street, Ann Street, and part of Barclay Street were inundated to the depth of many feet. Many of the inhabitants only received the first intimation of their perilous situation by the water coming in contact with their warm beds. Two wooden bridges over the Carron were swept down the stream.

    August 1958

    The Mearns Leader described how heavy rain at the start of August had lead to a hurried evacuation of the Mill Lade campsite due to flooding from the Cowie and rainwater, and that “Householders near the lower reaches of the Carron, which was also running high, took precautions against the flooding of their properties”. At the end of the month there was a further flood event on the Cowie, and landslides at the Bervie Braes, although no mention of flooding from the Carron was made.

    Aberdeenshire Council Appendix A: Stonehaven December 2012 Flood Event Review

  3. oldbrew says:

    Here a Stonehaven chip shop owner says it was his fourth flood in nine years.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-53748192

    However none of the others were associated with rail disasters. Possibly some local landslips with those events?

    Update: Bervie Braes road in Stonehaven reopens for summer
    18 April 2013

    The Bervie Braes road in Stonehaven – which has been closed for several years – is to reopen during the summer months.
    . . .
    It was closed due to landslips.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-22185391

  4. craigm350 says:

    I had a look at the comments on the BBC article 🤣

  5. oldbrew says:

    So these local landslips date back nearly 200 years at least, irrespective of a ‘changing climate’.

  6. Johna says:

    Sure; another BBC/UN Agenda 21 piece o f crap – all emanating from the desire by the rich and mighty to wipe out as many as they can of the poor and weak. So they can inherit an Earth which they will control and keep having the life o f riley their accustomed to.
    Yup, believe it or not but once upon a time we had private railways who like BR led the World with a joined up approach i.e. track gangs eyeballing the track, more severe weather than this, management systems fully coordinated; controlling track choo-choos buildings, bridges, etc, etc, etc. and BR sarnies – yummy!
    BTW you can add in all things AGW and SARS-CoV-2 as these too are products of the NWO – that’s why Trumps says sfa and DC BJ are laughing their f bollocks off as weave no F democracy – Thatcher and her puddle Blair made sure o that!
    My sympathy’s do however go to those who are affected with this tragedy. As like those who have been literally murdered buy SARS-CoV-2 virus this was done with Herd Immunity as being a gun on the gun-boat of their NWO.

  7. Chaswarnertoo says:

    Railways are efficient killers. 3 times as lethal as road transport.

  8. Johna says:

    Re Chaswarnertoo says:
    August 15, 2020 at 11:57 am
    Railways are efficient killers. 3 times as lethal as road transport.

    Where did you get this statistic from?

  9. cognog2 says:

    I recall circa 1945 at aged 10 visiting a site in Llangothlan? where a goods train was derailed due to the canal bursting its banks and washing away the rails. Climate Change?

  10. stpaulchuck says:

    maybe they should do a modern version of the old ‘cow catcher’ front on the engines

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