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“But the stories about global warming have not stopped, not for a second.”

Not So long ago the media was insisting that we are all going to fry as the world spirals into an out of control heating phase all caused by our greed and rapacious burning of fossil fuels. Sadly fro the zealots, the ones I call the “Warministas” the empirical evidence does not fit their song sheet. Although someone should tell the ABC and Fairfax because they are doing a very good job of under emphasising those “inconvenient truths” that do not fit the AGW song sheet

EUROPE is shivering through an extreme cold snap. One of the coldest winters in the US in more than 100 years is toppling meteorological records by the dozen, and the Arctic ice is expanding. Even Australia has been experiencing unseasonable snow.

But the stories about global warming have not stopped, not for a second.

In May last year, The Sydney Morning Herald breathlessly reported that climate change had reduced the Southern Ocean’s ability to soak up carbon dioxide, claiming that as a result global warming would accelerate even faster than previously thought.

The story was picked up and repeated in a number of different journals around the region.

But this week the CSIRO suggested the exact opposite. “The new study suggests that Southern Ocean currents, and therefore the Southern Ocean’s ability to soak up carbon dioxide, have not changed in recent decades,” it said. This time the story got no coverage in the SMH, and was run on the ABC’s website as evidence the Southern Ocean was adapting to climate change.

CSIRO oceanographer Stuart Rintoul, a co-author of the study, said it did not disprove global warming and he did not believe its lack of an alarmist tone was responsible for the poor coverage.

I truly wonder just how long the cooling trend in our climate will have to be evident before the true believers will have their certianty undermined enough that they would consider that their faith in prophets like Hansen , Gore and Flannery has been misplaced?

Something to think about Comrades

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