Your headline tells us more about the Guardian writer than it does about 'climate sceptics' - which I take to mean people who are not convinced that man-made CO2 is a driver (or significant driver) of changes in modern day Climate.
I get the impression that you (Guardian) regard climate change scepticism as a conspiracy theory (because of eg sceptic claims of connections between those who have been fiddling temperature data around the world). If that is so then obviously the headline holds but does that mean climate change scepticism (CCS) is less justified.? What you are really saying is CCS is a CT (Conspiracy theory) and therefore wrong. This is of course a stupid argument because not all CT are wrong. Take the case of claims about the govt's intentions and the 1984 miners strike. Arthur Scargill was denounced as a conspiracy theorist yet subsequently EVERYTHING he claimed turned out to be true.
Suppose you do establish that more climate sceptics than AGW believers accept some conspiracy theory or other; what does that tell us about climate scepticism? Nothing! Example, maybe most CCS would have been supporters of the conspiracy theory that the banks were fiddling the Libor rate (before it was widely accepted that they were), what does that tell us about CCS? Nothing! CTs can be good?
The Olympics opening event was hit by a long downpour (BBC description; at around 8 - 8.20pm).
Piers says "We are very pleased. We made one forecast and one forecast only 42 days ahead and our call was for thundery downpours likely, based on predictable aspects of solar particle activity and lunar modulation.
The Met Office made many forecasts based on shed-fulls of computing power and deluded Co2-warmist meteorology funded by shed-loads of taxpayers money. Their last call was for dry.
The power of our physics-based Solar Lunar Action Technique was confirmed by serious thundery downpours in many places and one hit the ceremony. The failure of standard meteorology earth-centered 'models' in the face of WeatherAction predicted solar-driven 'Red warnings' is laid bare.
Thundery rain and deluges will cause difficulties for most of the Olympics and the Met Office will underestimate the problems. WeatherAction will make key warnings available free. Our full August forecasts for Britain & Ireland, Europe and the USA spell out important changes through the month including dramatic shifts in the jet stream which show the world is heading for 'A little Ice Age' while the UN and failed CO2 warmist alarmism is pointing the world in the wrong direction. Thank-you"
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Also: see below for MUST SEE "Olympic Rain" reports...
The MetO-BBC much trumpeted burst of summer ready for the Olympic ceremony 27th July looks doomed to turn into the deluges Piers Corbyn ,WeatherAction, predicted 42 days ahead – and which Boris Johnson Mayor of London reported in The Telegraph.
Piers says: “Our forecasts have been soundly beating all-comers. I offered to BBC to explain what shifts the jet stream, and announce Olympic weather and when the rains will properly end.
They and the Govt are not interested and are hell-bent to hide the truth from the public and propagate silly forecasts and the failed methods and delusional nonsense of CO2-warmism.
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Piers Corbyn - Weather Action Long range weather and climate forecaster discusses extreme weather events, the jet stream, long range weather forecasting, CO2 global warming alarmists, and forecasts the weather for the London Olympics.
So what if the expert view is that an Ice Age is imminent – the cold never held Britain back
I put down the phone and gazed at the teeming skies. I considered my options. Maybe it was time for prayer. Perhaps we could stage a pagan ritual at Stonehenge, involving either the sacrifice of maidens (if there are any these days), or a goat, or a rabbit, or maybe just a worm — whatever the RSPCA would allow.
Maybe it was time to call upon the sun god Ra, or Phoebus Apollo, or Sol Victrix, or whatever name he now goes by, and lift our hands in chanting entreaty. Come on, O thou fiery spirit that animates the world. Come on out from wherever you are hiding. Shine the light of your countenance upon us, you miserable blighter. Extend thy beams, so reverend and strong, and dry the water from our upturned cheeks. Flatter the mountain tops with your sovereign eye, vaporise the thunderheads, and give us all a break.
Give us poor Britons some kind of a summer – before the entire country dissolves like a sugar cube and sinks into the sea. If you think July has been wet so far, you should hear the forecast I have just been given. In fact, I am about to pass on the news, but before I do so I want you to know (a) that I flatly refuse to believe it and (b) that even if it turns out to be true, then I know that it will make not a bean of difference to our collective morale or to the global festival of sport that we are about to lay on in London.
Earth facing X Flares & resulting specific predicted 'Major Red Warning' deluges & thunder systems USA & Europe confirmed to the day Weather Action Long Range warnings issued end June for Solar and consequent extreme weather events USA, Britain, Ireland and Europe.
Top American science blog challenges maverick British forecaster to beat the best of the rest in a July shootout. Piers Corbyn of Weather Action takes the test in a month he predicts will be “terrible” and “full of extremes.”
The WeatherAction front man is boldly predicting that July 2012 will show, “Ongoing extremes and major contrasts across USA and Europe and associated large amplitude swings in the Jet Stream are aspects of pre-Little Ice Age weather patterns as the world descends towards a new Little Ice Age of a colder climate caused by low solar activity especially around 2020-45.”
Carnival Barker Makes Fantastic Claims
Anyone and everyone may use Corbyn’s predictions and partake in the test after WUWT’s Anthony Watts threw down the gauntlet after labeling Corbyn a “carnival barker” who makes “fantastic claims.” But even cynic Anthony Watts appears to concede that if Corbyn wasn’t any good he wouldn’t still be in business. [1.]
Piers is very much a betting man as evidenced when Britain’s biggest bookmakers, William Hill, banned him after he cleaned up with a slew of correct forecasting bets. The avuncular Londoner proclaims, “WeatherAction forecasts are about getting the best long range picture for useful decision making and they work and win on scientific bets. Farmers use them to see around when is there a chance of dry time for harvest/rain, etc.”
There has been an exchange of words between Piers Corbyn and Anthony Watts at WUWT below.....First news of the Jet Stream location, just download the RT link and listen to what Piers has to say in this interview about the Russian Floods
=> Piers Corbyn Video RussiaToday 9July http://bit.ly/McAFcY on 'Water Avalanche' in East Black Sea Montains & World Extremes warned by WeatherAction - the shifted Jet stream and when it might change.
(i) There are a number of very foolish ignorant churlish remarks some from people I thought better of but nearly all from the usual dishonest standard Met / warmist freaks, which should be dealt with.
(ii) Nevertheless the main point of posting there is to get through to people who say nothing and need to be informed of the unique applicability of our forecasts to decision making and better warnings. Real WeatherAction users KNOW what they have to say.