Fairytale Facts - "global warming" blamed for heat deaths
One of the authors, Andy Pitman, said the research should not be interpreted as diminishing the climate change problem for Australia. [Course not, gotta keep that funding bandwagon rollin' - Ed] He said the study found the 2- to 3-degree temperature rise would generate even fiercer heatwaves than Victoria and South Australia had this year and would have a big impact on human health and the ability of societies to cope. "The lower figures are not as bad as 3 to 5 degrees but they're still very bad and emphasise the need to aggressively cut greenhouse gases on a global scale," Professor Pitman said.
The report then blamed the higher deaths in heatwaves on "global warming" (which stopped in 2001, and since when the earth has cooled...):
"What we are saying is that with global warming, those temperatures that are rare, like those in Melbourne, will be 3 degrees warmer," Dr Pitman said. "That has really major impacts on infrastructure, power grids and human health."
I there was me thinking it was because the moonbat premiers told people to keep their air-conditioners turned off to cut emissions...
Read it here.