Tuesday, 4 March 2014

The Globe is cooling, but let's say it's getting hotter.

Conversation in a Laboratory somewhere in the Dreaming:

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."

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Dale Kerrigan: Tell 'em they're Dreaming!

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Well. that's how they do it in the Dreaming, meanwhile here's a report from Australia's CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology:

which included

  • 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.
  • Again, remember that this is just Australia, whereas GLOBAL warming applies to....well...the planet.

    Prof Ole Humlum's Climate4You
    used in graphic above