"It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong." Richard P. Feynman

Monday, January 24, 2011

Green ( Loonie) Left With a Double Back Flip with Pike!

The Green Left has determined that Global Warming is causing an increase in water vapour and thus the  recent floods were obviously caused by Global Warming which has also caused the drought!


If a city drowns beneath a once-in-a-hundred-years flood, that's weather. Such things have happened in the past.
But when hundred-year floods start happening every few decades, that's no longer just weather. The dice have become loaded for different outcomes. Climate — that is, the average of weather — is changing.
So let's get down to the question everyone's asking. Were this summer's floods the result of climate change?
Justifiably, scientists are cagey about assigning single causes to complex events. But there's a question we can legitimately ask: do the floods fit into a broad picture of weather trends that would confirm global warming? Here the answer is clearly yes.


As its temperature rises, air can hold sharply rising amounts of water vapour. Climate scientist Kevin Trenberth, head of the Climate Analysis Section at the US National Center for Atmospheric Research, has explained that the global atmosphere now contains about 4% more water vapour than just 30 years ago.
To this, add the effect of warmer oceans in speeding evaporation. The oceans are where as much as 90% of the extra heat held in by the earth's growing blanket of greenhouse gases finishes up. Average sea surface temperatures, the European Environment Agency reports, have risen by an average of about 1°C since pre-industrial times.

Of course these turkeys do not mention that the recent flood was minor compared those that pre-date the Global Warming Scam so maybe warming is reducing the magnitude of the floods. We can see that the frequency and severity of the floods was also much greater in the early 1800's probably caused by the large number of 1 HP SUV's on the road at the time!
Highest annual flood peaks for Brisbane







The loonie left has been plugging the warming-causes-drought message incessantly up until the recent floods put a spanner into the works as the articles  below show - mentions of floods and excess rainfall are as scarce as positive comments about Tony Abbott!









Drought-proof our parks: socialist candidate




on how to drought-proof parks. Socialist Alliance candidate Vannessa Hearman told a "meet ... /22/2008 - 11:00 (776, Australian News, Sue Bolton) ...


Water trading is drought profiteering




The worst drought in 1000 years means that water shortage is as burning issue across Australia, cutting across the city-country divide. A Morgan poll, back in October 2005, found that 80% of Australians ... of drinking water, as are many other towns across rural Australia. Australian Conservation Foundation ...


Summit fiddles while drought burns Australia




that the current drought is the worst in 1000 years, the opposition parties criticised the governments for fiddling while the drought worsens. Greens Senator Rachel Siewert claimed the summit "shied away from making ... industrial and agricultural users are being propped up. The Australian Conservation Foundation has called ...


Drought, bushfires and global warming: Howard fiddles while Australia burns




is occurring in the context of the worst drought in Australia since reliable records began in 1910. The drought... that droughts and wild bushfires go hand in hand. Dry grass, parched native shrubs and dead leaves and twigs are a bushfire's basic fuel. During droughts and in very hot, windy weather, even heavy fuels like large logs ...


Drought




satisfy its hunger Let it take me, quickly, as a sacrifice to take the drought. BY MOHSEN SOLTANY [The writer spent four years in an Australian immigration detention centre.] From Green Left ...

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