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Australian Climate Madness

Sunday, August 30, 2009

More climate nonsense from The Age

The Age's headline screams:
It's not drought, it's climate change, say scientists

The reality:

(source: Bureau of Meteorology)

Read it here, but honestly, I wouldn't bother.


  • And how did they prove it?

    "But to see what role greenhouse gases played in the recent intensification, the scientists used sophisticated American computer climate models."

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At August 30, 2009 at 8:15 AM  

  • So, is the news that the 'Big Dry' is caused by the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) and not 'Climate Change' just too new for these folks to have heard of it, or are they just ignoring it since it doesn't support their consensus compliant convictions?

    The discussion about the IOD's impact on Australian droughts even persists on AGW fanatic Wikipedia:

    PS. New poster here (from Virginia USA), congrats on a nice blog. I've read and liked several articles here. Also appreciate your Blog Roll sidebar, very handy.

    By Blogger MikeW, At August 30, 2009 at 12:29 PM  

  • It really is a madness, isn't it?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At August 30, 2009 at 5:12 PM  

  • I read the article in the paper - unfortunately I couldn't get the Australian that day so picked up The Age instead. Like the poster above, I got to the end (somehow) only to read the so-called proof: more computer models. I just shook my head in disgust at the wilfull naive stupidity of reporters who reprint this muck without the slightest hint of critical analysis.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At August 31, 2009 at 7:08 AM  

  • I just read an interesting article on the blog of Warwick Hughes. He writes "weather station in Melbournes CBD [...] shows a negative trend of 90mm (a stunning 13% of mean annual rain) over the last 153 years when compared to the nearest HQ station, Yan Yean 35 km NNW."

    The graph on his blog tells it all:

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At August 31, 2009 at 11:25 PM  

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