If we examine some of Prof Garnault items.....
No 3: Global emission trends. Garnaut noted that the IPCC, IEA and other organisations had grossly underestimated the emissions path of the major developing economiesIsn't it interesting that first the alarmists dropped the DIOXIDE from carbon dioxide emissions and now they have even dropped the carbon. However this approach won't work on their call for a Carbon Dioxide Tax = Carbon Tax=TAX. However, the hypothesis that "human-caused carbon dioxide emissions are causing dangerous global warming" has been falsified by failing SIX Tests. See link here.
No 5: Climate science. Garnaut says the latest IPCC compendium was published in 2007, but effectively only included peer reviewed science up until about 2005, and he intends to look at what’s been added since that time.
In “Peer Review? What Peer Review?” McLean writes, “The IPCC would have us believe that its reports are diligently reviewed by many hundreds of scientists and that these reviewers endorse the contents of the report. Analyses of reviewer comments show a very different and disturbing story.”
A little more study is needed, Professor, before you issue your next installment!
On Lateline, Professor Ross Garnaut says weather events are likely to become more and more severe unless global warming is slowed.
ROSS GARNAUT, CLIMATE CHANGE ADVISOR: While Australia has always been a place of variable climate, a place of drought and flooding rains, the greater energy in the atmosphere and the seas can intensify extreme events and I'm afraid that we're feeling some of that today. And we are feeling that at a time when global warming is in its early stages.
A warming climate does lead to intensification of these sorts of extreme climatic events that we've seen in Queensland and I think that people are wishing to avoid those awful challenges in Queensland will be amongst the people supporting effective action on climate change.
They say if you put five economists in a room you will get six different opinions. So, does a warming climate does lead to intensification of these sorts of extreme climatic events? From the BoM site (via Andrew Bolt):
So we had global cooling from ~1945-1975 and 6 tropical cyclones. We had warming from ~1975 to the turn of the century and, gulp, only Larry during the warming. Garnault says : "A warming climate does lead to intensification of these sorts of extreme climatic events that we've seen in Queensland..."There have been 207 known impacts from tropical cyclones along the east coast since 1858. Major east coast tropical cyclones impacts include 1890 Cardwell; 1893 Brisbane; 1898 NSW; 1899 Bathurst Bay; 1918 Innisfail; 1918 Mackay; 1927 Cairns and inland areas; 1934 Port Douglas; 1949 Rockhampton; 1954 Gold Coast; 1967 Dinah, Southern Queensland; 1970 Ada, Whitsunday Islands; 1971 Althea, Townsville; 1974 Wanda, Brisbane; and 2006 Larry, Innisfail.
Does the data support Prof Garnault's outburst?