Over the past year, I have been reading Piers Corbyn’s WeatherAction site postings.
I haven’t yet subscribed, although it is tempting, because Corbyn — Labour MP (Islington North) Jeremy Corbyn’s brother — has uncanny scientific predictions based on solar activity.
His weather predictions first attracted general interest in 1990. What is now known as WeatherAction was first listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) as ‘Weather Action Holdings plc’ in 1997. WeatherAction left the AIM in 1999, albeit with a share loss of 55p (79p to 24p).
Today, he offers subscriptions on a somewhat primitive looking site. Get past the hype and you might be able to appreciate that his ‘Solar Weather Technique’ analyses more than a century of data relating to the sun combined with his own observations.
Although he does not normally appreciate being quoted by the average blogger, his latest post dated January 5, 2014, carries this message (emphases in the original):
PLEASE CIRCULATE THIS FORECAST AND COMMENT WITH ACKNOWLEDGEMENT. Thank you.
In it he has a pop at the global warmists who are surprised at what he calls the ‘Antarctic Too Much Ice Crisis’. Below are excerpts from his post:
The Green Fools are fleeing! So when will the grip of the ice loosen? …
Piers says “The Ice will weaken as winds change in WeatherAction’s next big circulation change which is around ~17 JAN so maybe by 20th or so they could have another go at getting the ship(s) out. We base this estimate on the fact that the world weather system is just that – a world system. Major changes in the NH [Northern Hemisphere] circulation and Jet stream have correspondences in the SH [Southern Hemisphere]…
Of course, when this happens the Warmist liars in BBC and the intellectually strained Independent, Guardian and New York Times will doubtless say the wind change is a sign of their lost Global Warming cause being redeemed. I urge all who support evidence-based science and accountable policies THIS YEAR to give these fraudsters, spongers and thieves NO QUARTER WHATSOEVER. We have to make 2014 so uncomforable for them and their lie machine that they would wish they could return to the sanctuary of an ice-bound ship or a Russian jail to escape the wrath of the people who are now suffering – and some d[y]ing – under rising fuel charges and hiked food prices and taxes which are a direct consequence of the insane policies these green parasites have foisted upon the world”.
As for us in January 2014, Piers advises (with dramatic photos at the aforementioned link):
Don’t sit beside the sea during a WeatherAction R5+ storm even if MetOffice didnt expect that much.
I get more information from Piers and Météo France than I do from most British forecasters, the exception being ITV. However, because Piers and Météo France are so accurate, I haven’t really needed to watch ITV’s forecasts for about a year.