Sky News to broadcast ‘The Daily Climate Show’

Posted: March 29, 2021 by oldbrew in climate, Energy, media, propaganda
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Does Sky think it has a ready-made successor to its daily Covid news bombardment? Welcome to the world of dodgy climate data, viewers.
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Starting this week, Sky News will get deadly serious in its coverage of climate change by highlighting every night the time we have left until the planet overheats, says I-news.

The figure is already less than 12 years, and the on-screen ticker will be counting down, second by second, as we head towards the ominous limit of 1.5°C hotter than when the Earth’s temperature was first comprehensively measured in 1880.

That ceiling was set in Paris at COP21, the 2015 UN Climate Change Conference, and Sky News has made its bold statement as we approach COP26 in Glasgow in November.

The ticking clock, built by Concordia University in Canada, will feature on a giant dashboard that will be a permanent studio fixture on The Daily Climate Show, which begins on 7 April as the UK’s first prime-time news show dedicated to the environment crisis.

John Ryley, head of Sky News, had the idea for the show while mulling the role that hard data has had in our understanding of the Covid pandemic.

He said: “In today’s world, the public and consumers understand data. It dawned on me during the pandemic that we can use data very effectively in tackling the climate story.”

The data wall on the new show, hosted by Anna Jones, will include “dynamic” numbers from the University of Oxford’s Global Warming Index, revealing how the Earth’s temperature is steadily rising in fractions of a degree (it’s already above 1.1°C hotter than in 1880), and a running total of global CO2 emissions in millions of tonnes.

Another stat, from the National Grid, will show the evolving split in UK energy use between fossil fuels, nuclear and renewables.

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Comments
  1. oldbrew says:

    As they don’t even have historical data for large parts of the world, any temperature claims can be treated as just that – claims, and nothing more.

  2. Kip Hansen says:

    The Climate News Cabal strikes again — “every story is a climate story” — a climate disaster-ism story. Columbia School of Propaganda (they call it journalism) is the center of the cabal — they brag about it, promote it, and see nothing wrong with publishing and promoting biased (and false) news.

  3. Coeur de Lion says:

    People will get tired of it when nothing happens and when the globe cools.

  4. avro607 says:

    Hi TB.Just to compare,do you have a past post in your library of the Temp. at the time of coming out of the last ice age.I wasthinking of sending something to Sky to debunk,and of course newspapers,if they take up ths Sky nonsense.Ta!

  5. Gamecock says:

    Correct, oldbrew.

    ‘as we head towards the ominous limit of 1.5°C hotter than when the Earth’s temperature was first comprehensively measured in 1880’

    Until the satellite age, 1979, we had no way of measuring ‘Earth’s temperature.’

    We know nothing.

    ‘revealing how the Earth’s temperature is steadily rising in fractions of a degree (it’s already above 1.1°C hotter than in 1880)’

    You’re making up a hundred year’s data. We simply don’t know.

  6. Curious George says:

    Imagine an ultimate horror – visiting Scotland without shivering.

  7. oldbrew says:

    Don’t mention the Little Ice Age…the one Mann and Jones couldn’t find, but is clear in HH Lamb’s CET record.

    Little Ice Age
    The term Little Ice Age was introduced to the scientific literature by Dutch-born American geologist F.E. Matthes in 1939. Originally the phrase was used to refer to Earth’s most recent 4,000-year period of mountain-glacier expansion and retreat. Today some scientists use it to distinguish only the period 1500–1850, when mountain glaciers expanded to their greatest extent, but the phrase is more commonly applied to the broader period 1300–1850. The Little Ice Age followed the Medieval Warming Period (roughly 900–1300 CE) and preceded the present period of warming that began in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

    https://www.britannica.com/science/Little-Ice-Age

  8. Phoenix44 says:

    They are going to find out pretty quickly how boring this stuff actually is. It’s the same “news” over and over again, the same claims rehashed and the same wet/dry/hot/cold somewhere reports. I suspect they actually believe the BS and think that like Covid there will be new data every day. Shows how little they understand the subject.

  9. oldbrew says:

    No doubt there will be an endless parade of ‘climate experts’ and politicians, itching to tell us how doomed we are if we don’t repent and conform to fatuous green ideology.

    The same ones who fly everywhere to climate conferences.

  10. Paul Vaughan says:

    UK media handlers appear to believe the energy aftermath of war is racing towards the west. I take this as a warning that they are short of the wisdom presently needed in the west. Prediction: Ethical leadership to protect the environment (rather than aggressively lie about climate) and reduce financial inequality (rather than aggressively promote it by stoking rich panic) won’t be coming from UK.

  11. Paul Vaughan says:

    “People will get tired of it when nothing happens and when the globe cools.”

    I suspect some “trade secret” models predict nearly 4000 years of natural warming (plus or minus higher-frequency variations) while others predict nearly 3000 years (starting from LIA).

  12. Paul Vaughan says:

    OB: It’s in neither the strategic nor tactical interest of any major military power to submit graphically to North Atlantic IRD (ice rafted debris).

  13. dennisambler says:

    “as we head towards the ominous limit of 1.5°C hotter than when the Earth’s temperature was first comprehensively measured in 1880.”

    Less than half a degree to go then…as a BEST guess.

  14. dennisambler says:

    Bob Tisdale in 2018:

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/11/27/what-was-earths-preindustrial-global-mean-surface-temperature-in-absolute-terms-not-anomalies/

    “And What Have the Average Temperatures of Earth’s Surfaces Been Recently in Absolute Terms, Not Anomalies? The answers may surprise you.

    As is plainly visible.., The Most-Recent 30-Year Averages of Observed Global Surface Temperatures Have Not Yet Reached the Warmest of the Modeled Preindustrial Global Temperatures!

    In other words, based on 30-year climatological averages, recent global mean absolute surface temperatures have yet to reach the high end of the range of preindustrial global mean surface temperatures as hindcast by the climate models used by the IPCC for their 5th Assessment Report.

    It could, therefore, be argued that recent global mean surface temperatures are still within the realm of preindustrial natural variability, regardless of the 1 deg C that the Earth’s surfaces have risen since pre-industrial times.”

  15. stpaulchuck says:

    aka The Daily Clown Show

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