Scientist A: Gee, the Globe is still Cooling. What are we going to do?
Scientist B: Issue another scare report.
Scientist A: What, tell them there's another ice age coming?
Scientist B: We can't do that after we've been pushing warming for years.
Scientist A: We'll con the hicks in the Dreaming, why not tell them it's the hottest ever.
Scientist B: But, hey "A", the Globe is cooling.....
Scientist A: So what, we'll just say it's hotter while it's still summer here in the Dreaming.
Scientist B: But, how will we get away with it?
Scientist A: Well, remember when the globe cooled between the mid 40s and the mid 70s? We'll compare current temperatures with that cool period.
Scientist B: But, hey, won't we get accused of cherry picking?
Scientist A: Well instead of comparing with, say 1945 to 1975, we'll disguise it a little and compare with...say...pick a period mainly in that time frame....
Scientist B: How about...er...1950 to 1980?
Scientist A: Great. Good one. It still will be a cooler period. Let's disguise it just a little more and say 1951 to 1980.
Scientist B: Settled. The scare is on! No wonder they call us "global warming Nazis."
Dale Kerrigan: Tell 'em they're Dreaming!
Well. that's how they do it in the Dreaming, meanwhile here's a report from Australia's CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology:
Again, remember that this is just Australia, whereas GLOBAL warming applies to....well...the planet.
Seven of the ten warmest years on record have occurred since 1998. Over the past 15 years, the frequency of very warm months has increased five-fold and the frequency of very cool months has declined by around a third, compared to 1951-1980.
|Prof Ole Humlum's Climate4You|
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