Saturday, December 12, 2009

Most bullshit ever

Next year will be the "hottest ever" according to yet another fear-factor headline.

So the Met office has been recording temperatures for 160 years of the 5 billion years the earth has been in existence.
That's 0.0000032% of "ever".
These people seem to conveniently forget that the world has been heating and cooling in natural cycles that far exceed what we are experiencing now. So there is about a 0.00000% chance that next year will be the hottest ever. There is plenty of evidence to show that the world has been hotter than now, even the recent middle ages were warmer.

It seems that weather reporting is now firmly in the hands of hyperbole.
Everything is "extreme" when the reality is that we live in average times.

The weather is actually our friend.
Sure we get good days and some bad days but to promote it as something to fear is pathetic.
We should just be thankful that we can enjoy the planet whilst it is in an interglacial period.

Here is a photo of what extreme temperature really looks like. Some time in the past ( B.C. Before Carbon) this would have been a photo of a large chunk of ice.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

well according to the vege guy on national radio this arvo, the reason they are still so expensive is that October was the coldest in 60 years and its slowed all the growth.

Sounds like he hasnt got the memo yet?

The Silent Majority said...

I am told that Jim Salinger, the man responsible for the NIWA temperature adjustments will be on RadioLive tomorrow Sunday after 11am with
Graham Hill.

He will be taking calls. The number to call is on 0800 723465.

http://www.radiolive.co.nz/WeekendHosts/GraemeHill/tabid/105/Default.aspx

11:00

"What’s going on at Copenhagen, and what is at stake?
Ask a Climate scientist, with Professor Al Gillespie and Jim Salinger
formerly of NIWA (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric
Research). Lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change, which was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 for their
efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made
climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are
needed to counteract such change.

In 2006, he was elected to the position of President of the Commission
for Agricultural Meteorology at the World Meteorological Organization.

Jim is a world authority on climate change for NZ, specialising in
glaciers and ice."

If you're free, call him and ask some awkward questions.

stephen said...

It seems that weather reporting is now firmly in the hands of hyperbole.

Headline writing. And shitty newspaper article writing. So what's new. Leave the scientists out of it.

Sounds like he hasnt got the memo yet?

Climate change != warm everywhere. Clown.

Lou Taylor said...

"Leave the scientists out of it."

Yeah right.

They have betrayed their honourable profession with cheating, lies and deceit.