Summers in the UK could last almost six months by 2100, claim researchers

Posted: March 10, 2021 by oldbrew in climate, predictions, propaganda, research, Temperature

Fine summer weather [image credit: BBC]

That was the Daily Mail headline, but the research paper is not about the UK only. An obvious problem is that their data only runs up to 2011 (from 1952). The paper asserts: ‘We find that lengths and start dates of the four seasons have changed, and the changes will be amplified in the future’. Crystal ball-gazing climate alarmism can be so tedious and predictable.
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Unless measures are taken to curb climate change, summers in the UK and the rest of the northern hemisphere could last for six months come 2100, a study warned.

Researchers from China used historical climate data and modelling to determine how the seasons have shifted in the past, and will likely alter in the future, says the Daily Mail.


‘Numerous studies have already shown that the changing seasons cause significant environmental and health risks,’ said paper author Yuping Guan.

Disruptions to the established seasonal cycles causes, for example, birds to shift their migration patterns and plants to emerge and flower at different times.

This can lead to mismatches between animals and their food sources — disrupting ecosystems.

Continued here.

  1. ilma630 says:

    So wouldn’t the rational and moral response be to recommend the provision of adequate fresh water storage, processing and distribution for agricultural, industrial and domestic use?

  2. Chaswarnertoo says:

    After today, yes please.

  3. oldbrew says:

    Unless measures are taken to curb climate change

    The rest is redundant as no such ‘measures’ exist.

  4. tom0mason says:

    LOL! Like humans control the weather or even the climate. Idiots!

  5. ivan says:

    for example, birds to shift their migration patterns

    When they came out with that twaddle did they look at the number of bird killing wind farms were built on the old migration flight paths? If not, why not?

    It is also interesting that the ‘researchers’ used such an extremely long timeline to base their data on In their study, Dr Guan and colleagues analysed historical climate data on the Northern Hemisphere that was collected daily from 1952–2011 in order to determine how the length and onset of each season has been changing with time. and they then beat that data into submission in a computer model to force it to give a result for 2100. If anyone believes that I have a number of bridges for sale.

  6. Kip Hansen says:

    Would someone please explain to these people that the seasons are caused the tilt of the plant on its axis and that unless the planet straightens up summers will remain as always.

    Springs may warm up (thank goodness) and Falls may be a bit warmer (hopefully) and temperatures may be a little more comfortable allowing more beach days — but Summers will NOT Last Six Months.

  7. Adam Gallon says:

    Well, it seems that “Climate Change” is damaging Knebworth House!

  8. LeedsChris says:

    Yeeeeah! Great!

  9. Peter says:

    Doesn’t the precession of the earth’s axis advance approximately 1 degree every 72 years or so? I always see this referenced against the stars, but surely there is an element of change in orientation at perihelion / aphelion of the earth’s orbit in relation to the sun as well?

  10. Gamecock says:

    ‘summers in the UK and the rest of the northern hemisphere could last for six months come 2100’

    And the bad news?

  11. Phil Salmon says:

    This article is about the “baby bust” – a sharp fall in birth rates caused by the current covid19 pandemic. But it also makes the point that climate doom-mongering about illusory future crises and extinctions is also depressing birth rates.

    In the economic sphere climate catastrophism is thus achieving a degree of self-fulfilment by driving down birth rates.

    But scaring people into stopping having children is no doubt intentional. Climate alarmism feeds on a bilious misanthropy.

  12. Phoenix44 says:

    Going from our traditional one week summer to six months seems a stretch even for Climate Change.

  13. oldbrew says:

    Supposing a six month summer at 50+ degrees (UK) latitude, how long would summer be at 40 or 30 degrees latitude? Farcical.

    A six-week UK summer would be nice if it meant reliable sunny weather.

  14. Stephen Richards says:

    Summers are not that long at 45° S. The planet really will be boiling if that happens

  15. oldbrew says:

    Back in the real world…

    Danish Institute Data: Greenland Ice Melt Has Slowed Down Significantly Over Past Decade
    By P Gosselin on 10. March 2021

    The media and activists, among them a number of “Climate scientists”, have been declaring that Greenland ice melt has been accelerating.

    Today the German Klimaschau climate news video reports, however, that this has not been the case over the recent years. All the recent talk about accelerating Greenland ice loss over the past years is false.
    . . .
    Though the annual SMB [surface mass balance] values declined from 1985 to 2012, the trend has rebounded since.
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    NASA noted the same trend two years ago…

    June 18, 2019
    Jakobshavn Glacier Grows for Third Straight Year

    New NASA data shows that Jakobshavn Glacier — Greenland’s fastest-moving and fastest-thinning glacier for most of the 2000s — grew from 2018 into 2019, marking three consecutive years of growth.
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    So trying to extrapolate from data that ends in 2011 is not going to work. Wonder why the ‘6 month summer’ crew don’t include more recent data? Not convenient perhaps 🤔

  16. stpaulchuck says:

    the, what seems to be, eternal rent seeking based on a made up boogeyman called (now) climate crisis. How many ways can they rewrite this scare story?

    Then as noted by others, why stop at 2011?? It smacks of the cherry picked, “since the beginning of the Industrial Age”, which coincidentally happens to also be the end of the LIA.

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