Climate change: Rise in Brecon Beacons landslips ‘a clear warning’

By Paul Homewood


h/t Paul R


Today’s propaganda from the BBC (How many environmental reporters do they have?)



Reservoirs in the Brecon Beacons are increasingly being polluted by landslides that have been described as a "dramatic" warning of climate change.

Extreme rainfall in recent years has led to an increase in the slips, the National Trust and Welsh Water said.

They result in pink, silty water that needs extra treatment, using additional chemicals and energy.

Now, thousands of trees are being planted in an effort to stabilise land around the reservoirs.

It is a tangible – and worrying – example of the impact global warming is already having on Wales, according to Keith Jones, the National Trust’s adviser on climate change.

Landslips were never unusual on these steep-sided slopes, Mr Jones explains, but are now happening with increasing regularity.

A quick glance further up the valley towards the summit of Pen y Fan – the highest peak in south Wales – and two more are clearly visible, with a further "seven or eight" out of sight, he says.

"What we have here is an indicator of quite dramatic change – more rainfall in winter, less in summer and the combination of that is causing problems at a landscape scale.

"[Remember] that old saying about canaries in the mines sensing danger? To me these are the canaries on climate change and they’re singing very loudly now."

But where actually is your evidence, Mr Jones?

The monthly rainfall data for SW England & S Wales shows your claims to be fanciful. The much talked about Storm Dennis and the rest of February 2020 only brought 196mm of rainfall, a  common occurrence.

Even December 2012 and January 2014, 225 and 235mm respectively, were well short of the wettest month, November 1929, which saw 273mm, or December 1934 and November 1903, 251 and 241mm:





Neither has daily rainfall been excessive in recent years. Storm Dennis brought 33mm of rain, only the 14th wettest day since 1931.





And, of course, a couple of cherry picked weather events are not evidence of “climate change”, and certainly not man made.


June 1, 2021 at 08:39AM

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