|As the Global Warming stalls,|
this is the SMH's fantasy.
Their latest effort under the heading Six degrees of devastation continues with "See what awaits if global temperatures continue to climb above pre-industrial levels." Note that little word "IF."
That's the last piece of almost reality in their article. From then on it is a fantasy.
One interesting piece:
Lots of farms have shut down – more than 90 per cent of dairy and fruit and vegetable production from irrigated farms in the Murray-Darling Basin has ceased.Perhaps that is close to reality as the MBP plan continues to rob the farmers of the water allowances from the river system. (Link)
Wheat production has plummeted and the wine industry has shrunk, with fewer vineyards and poorer grape quality.Recent news items (news not fantasy) have announced that due to cooler weather, the grape crop is down and there will be less wine available for the cleanskin market.
- NZ Winegrowers chief executive Philip Gregan said that after a cool spring and summer the expectation among growers and wineries was that the 2012 grape harvest would be smaller than last year. (LINK)
- SMALLER grape harvests in Australia and Europe have all but wiped out the global wine surplus, spelling an end to "two-buck chuck" cleanskins, but stiff retail competition means the price of most tipples will rise only slightly. (LINK)
The "alarming" paper for the Doha COP18 Climate Change Conference was published in Nature Climate Change on 2 December 2012. (LINK)
The latest carbon dioxide emissions continue to track the high end of emission scenarios, making it even less likely global warming will stay below 2 °C.They don't even attempt to show a causal link between CO2 and temperature.
Meanwhile, SMH, ignores details printed by other news sources:
- No warming for 16 years (link)
- Phil Jones - "no statistically-significant “global warming” for 15 years" (link)
- Scientific Evidence woefully short of supporting Alarmists assertions (link)
- Accelerating Increase in Greenland Ice Sheet (link)
- Current Scientific Knowledge doesn't substantiate UN assertions (Link)
- Cold Weather BEAST to hit UK (link)