|Winds Getting Stronger, As They Slow Down. (Or Something Like That)|
NOVEMBER 15, 2019
By Paul Homewood
According to Matt McGrath’s go to boy, Piers Forster, winds are getting stronger because of climate change:
"Most droughts are found to be in part caused by climate change," said Prof Piers Forster.
"Stronger winds, again associated with more energy in the climate system, add to the fire risk and make them more intense and faster moving."
As is so often the case though, it is a case of climate “scientists” making it up as they go along:
The wind isn’t what it used to be. Scientists say surface wind speeds across the planet have fallen by as much as 25% since the 1970s. The eerie phenomenon – dubbed ‘stilling’ – is believed to be a consequence of global warming, and may impact everything from agriculture to the liveability of our cities. It has taken more than a decade for scientists to get a handle on stilling, a term coined by Australian National University ecohydrologist Michael Roderick in 2007.
Roderick had spent years studying a 50-year decline across Europe and North America of a climate metric called pan evaporation. It measures the rate at which water evaporates from a dish left outside. With his colleague biophysicist Graham Farquhar, he found the cause: the sunlight had dimmed due to air pollution. Less light equals slower evaporation.
It is little wonder why so many intelligent people have so little faith in what so called climate experts tell them.