Storm, what storm?

“Oh there’s going to be a terrible, terrible storm,” chorused the meteorologists at the met. office, echoed by the CAGWARTs of the BBC and the fearmongers of the political establishment. “Winds so strong they would blow a nun’s knickers off or blow the sun out of its orbit around Brian Cox’s grin, raid so hard it would wash clean the blood from Macbeth’s hand (link) and shit in such copious shitloads it would stop all travel, business, commerce and sexual activity all over Britain for months.

So what happened? I drove from Accrington to Bolton over an exposed road across the moors earlier and it was a bit windy but not enough to curtail my speed. There was a bit of rain but never enough to warrant putting the wipers on high speed. And businesses were doing business as usual.

“Ah but aren’t you northerners well hard and used to such atrocious conditions Little Nicky, you might well ask.

Yes and no, yes we are used to such conditions and no they are not atrocious, if fact they are pretty normal for this time of year.

Could it be the computer models that promised us global warming at an accelerating rate until we all fried just as the time global getting a little bit milder accelerated to a standstill got it wrong again?

Was it all just hyperbole or do the science worshipper so desperately need to belive that if we do not shout down all conventional power generation now and reclaim the lifestyles of bronze age goat botherers, the demon Carbonzebub will destroy the world?

Maybe the CAGWARTs hyped the threat of this weather system in the hope that the principle of cosmic attraction would attract a storm that they could then blame on global warming, you know like Noel Edmonds wished for a television comeback. Weell much as I would like to blame global warning for Noel Edmonds, that’s stretching things a bit far.

No, these believers in magic, miracles and fairies hoped to use the storm to press their case for covering our beautiful landscape in windmills and mirrors ,to further their agenda of living in a clean green dystopia with no heat, light, television or recorded music.

Here’s an interesting infographic showing how much of our beautiful landscape would have to be covered in ugly technological monstrosities to make up for just one large power station.

And as you digest that remember no matter how many of those bloody things are installed, they still don’t generate electricity when the wind doesn’t blow and the sun does not shine.

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    1. No matter how much lefties wail and gnash their teeth, and demand that we spend a billion, trillion, squillion pounds to prevent everybody dying from anything ever, we will never be able to stop natural accidents killing people occasionally (well regularly).

      Have you any idea how many people die every day simply because they are in the wrong place at the wrong time. Around ten a day. Not their fault, nothing anyone could do to save them. That’s life and like our ancestors have for millions of years, we must just cope with it.

      There’s just no getting away from reality. We poor little humans are dominated by it. Today was not a bad storm, nothing like as bad as some we’ve had in recent years, a flood in the lake district a few years ago killed more than four I remember. Can’t recall much fuss about that one. Oh well they were only northerners.

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