Monday, 3 July 2006

Where's global warming when you need it?

Coldest May for ten years. Coldest June since 1972. Where's that global warming when you need it, eh?

LINK: Coldest June since 1972, with more snow set for holidays - NZ Herald
Cold May, cool science - Not PC (June 5, 2006)

TAGS: Global_Warming


  1. One month does not a winter make...

    From the same article (emphasis mine):


    But the sun shone to record-breaking levels in Dargaville, Auckland, Hamilton, Stratford and Dunedin because of an unusually high number of high pressure systems moving over the country from the west which brought clear skies and polar-tinged southerlies straight from Antarctica.

    "The thing about winters in the last decade has been that they have been warm and suddenly we got a cold month," Dr Salinger said.


    So, warmer winters up to now, when we suddenly get a record-breaking month for the seemingly mutually exclusive sunshine hours and cold.

    I thought more extreme weather events was one of the effects predicted by global climate change?

  2. I must confess I made a private bet with myself to see how long it would be before someone posted arguing that global warming in fact makes temperatures colder -- a similar argument was made if I recall in the last Northern Hemisphere winter.

    Thanks, James, for ensuring I wasn't disappointed.

  3. Maybe we should call it Gloabl Storming?

  4. ooops I meant Global Storming

  5. Fact is, whatever unusual weather we get now is blamed by enviroloonies on "global climate change", since global warming is so obviously a crock.
    Bloody typical..they just change the terminology and move the goalposts.


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