Monday, September 15, 2008

Global confusion

The glaciers are melting. That's Global Warming according to Jim Salinger. Never mind this:
Niwa principal scientist Jim Salinger said glaciers were fed by snow, but because of the La Nina weather system over New Zealand, more easterly winds and warmer than normal temperatures during the period, there was lesssnow in the Southern Alps and more snowmelt.
You'd think a NIWA scientists would know the difference between 'Global Warming' and a La Nina weather pattern.

Meanwhile, in the North Island:
The Mt Ruapehu ski season in the central North Island has been extended after some of the best snow falls on record.

Mt Ruapehu marketing manager Mike Smith said the continuous snowfalls from mid-July to late August were responsible for the extension.
But, but, but, the politicians say the science is settled. What's the inconvenient truth?

Here's the inconvenient truth.

The first half of this year was the coolest in at least five years, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). And the global warming that has taken place during the past 30 years is over, says geologist Don J. Easterbrook, a professor emeritus at Western Washington University.

Easterbrook, who has written eight books and 150 journal publications, predicts that temperatures will cool between 2065 and 2100 and that global temperatures at the end of the century will be less than 1 degree cooler than now. This is in contrast to other theories saying that temperatures will warm by as much as 10 degrees by 2100.

In March, Easterbrook said he was putting his “reputation on the line” by predicting global cooling.

Hey punters, how's that $3K a year looking for your Emissions Taxation Scam?

National's $50 p/w tax cut will give you $2,500 of it.

You can go and borrow the rest from Merrill Lynch :).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Jim hasnt quite clicked on to how we have had a warming period and lately we've started a cooling period. He'll catch up.