Climate writers’ ignorance makes for heavy weather
A NUMBER of your correspondents in “Text the Editor” ( TB 17/ 7/ 2015) appear to be unaware of recent advances in climate science. I hope you will allow me to reply to them by letter – texting on my ancient mobile phone would take the rest of the weekend.
Might I suggest that John A. Smith ( Home Hill) update his own terminology and refer to “Climate Weirding” – “Climate Change” is so “yesterday” since climate throughout the last century has not changed beyond the bounds of historical variation. Do not go back to school since many teachers have still not progressed beyond a belief in CAGW ( Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming). Instead, use your own education which should have equipped you with sufficient skills in independent critical thought to be somewhat sceptical of media reports or political statements.
Jack Adale, at the risk of offending your beliefs in the Anthropogenic Climate Change religion, might I point out that the 18- plus years cessation of global warming is based on real world data from satellite measurements of lower tropospheric temperature, not a UK tabloid article! Even NASA has endorsed the satellite measurements of global temperature as being superior to surface temperature records which are continually being altered by arcane statistical “homogenation” by various authorities, including the UK Met Office and Australia’s own BOM.
Physics Phreak avale, ever since I was five years old or so, I have noticed that in this time of year in Australia ( even in Townsville) one could expect periods of cold weather. I call it “winter” and see no reason why anyone should try to explain our current cold snap as an inevitable consequence of “Climate Change”.
By the way, I expect Townsville temperatures will be substantially higher in December. I call this “summer”.
ROBIN EVANS, Kelso.