By Viv Forbes, Chairman,
Cartoon: By Pickering.
The first climate scare was man-made “global warming”.
But the warming refused to appear as fast as the models predicted, so it became “climate change”.
But people were not stupid and soon were saying “but climate always changes”.
So now the climate scare industry is focussing on “extreme weather events”, and naturally they still claim these are caused by man-made carbon dioxide.
Timed beautifully for the meeting of the climatists in Durban, the UN IPCC has outdone themselves in forecasting extreme weather events – "weather on steroids". Determined to scare up a consensus in Durban, this weather scare is sprinkled with warnings of "diluvian rains", and droughts, cyclones, heat-waves of such magnitude or frequency that "settlement in some areas could be wiped out" and "some areas will become increasingly marginal as places to live" and "it is possible that many residents will have to relocate.''
Source (With thanks to CCNet):
Maybe they should be reminded that extreme weather events have been occurring as far back as earth history has been recorded. Here is a listing of "extreme events" over 1900 years, prepared by James Marusek: Check them out here:
Here is another list of droughts, fires, floods and disappearing or growing ice. It starts with a record of sea floods that drowned 100,000 people in Holland in 1481. See:
Maybe "extreme weather events" are "normal" here on earth and man has very little to do with most of them. Someone needs to tell the pampered pontificators of the IPCC: "Bad Stuff Happens– get used to it, make appropriate preparations – you are not going to stop it."
A comment on extreme weather from the Soviet era:
"Soviet farm production was down again because of the 23rd consecutive year of unusual drought."
Back to the Dark Ages
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How to Get Expelled from School
Professor Ian Plimer has written a new book on climate change, a sequel to his best seller "Heaven and Earth". It is entitled "How to get expelled from school." Here is a Synopsis of the book:
The IPA is holding a book launch in several places. The details for the Brisbane event are:
• Date: Thursday 15 December 2011
• Time: 5.30pm to 7.30pm
• Venue: Brisbane Polo Club, Naldham House, 193 Mary St, Brisbane
At the launch, Ian will talk about his new book and the latest on the new 'Climategate' scandal. Entry is complimentary. Please feel free to bring friends and relatives. If you'd like to come please email Rachel Leigh at email@example.com or call her on 03 9600 4744. Further details are here.
The Turd in the Swimming Pool.
Have you wondered what other countries think of Australia's carbon tax?
Reproduced with thanks from Andy Semple