"Global warming is killing the world" says the Herald headline.
Global warming? The earth hasn't been warming since 1998's El Nino put an end to the '79 to '98 warming splurge (before which there were several decades of cooling after the highs of the thirties and forties).
"Regional warming" is killing the glaciers, says NIWA's Jim Salinger.
Regional warming? According to Salinger's own organisation, New Zealand's average temperate last month was 0.5 degrees Celsius below the average for October.
Catastrophe? I think not. Bullshit? I think so. In fact, Doomsday has been called off [video, 44min.].
But I'm damn glad summer's finally here.
UPDATE: Jeanette Fitzsimons' wind turbine has fallen off the roof for the last time -- she's giving up on wind power. And a good thing too. When the cost of repairs is taken into account, Fitzsimons' turbine has produced some of the most expensive electricity ever made.