Extreme cold means nothing, extreme heat means global warming
NSW was bracing for a heatwave today as the Australian Bureau of Meteorology published its annual report showing last year to be one of the hottest on record and predicting more scorching temperatures this summer.
One of the hottest on record? Actually the 14th hottest, since, er, 1850. It was the coolest year since 2001... And by the way, what do surface temperature measurements show? Urbanisation, not climate. Look at the satellite records if you want the true global temperature trend.
"This is entirely consistent with climate change projections," Dr David Jones [of the National Climate Centre] said.
So what about the record cold? Is that "entirely consistent with climate change projections" then? Climate nonsense.
Read it here.
UPDATE: Mercifully, an antidote in The Australian: "The Warmaholics' Fantasy"