The Climate Council is nothing more than an alarmism generating machine. Every year the level of hysteria increases faster than global temperatures, and breaks records with monotonous regularity.
With Tim Flannery and Will Steffen slowly stewing in their own warmist juices, there is no moderating element to reign in the madness, which gets more and more extreme every year.
And, despite being a privately funded organisation, the Climate Council has the ABC as its uncritical media department, providing – for free – all the publicity that it needs. And when I say ‘for free’, I mean paid for by our taxes.
A new report by the Climate Council of Australia says it would have been “virtually impossible” for 2013 to be the hottest year in the country’s record without man-made emissions in the atmosphere. [But I thought 2014 was the ‘hottest year evah’? – Ed]
The independently-funded group [with a taxpayer funded propaganda wing, the ABC – Ed] used new modelling [Ah yes, computer climate modelling, we all know how reliable that is – Ed] to look at the odds of extreme heat events occurring, with and without man-made emissions.
A computer simulation of the atmosphere showed that climate change tripled the odds that the heatwaves of 2012/2013 would occur as frequently as they did and doubled the odds that they would be intense as they were.
More than 123 temperature records were broken over that summer.
Professor Will Steffen said the record temperatures of 2013 were caused by man-made emissions. [Now tell me this isn’t propaganda – Ed]
“What were the odds of that happening without the human carbon pollution, and what were the odds with human carbon pollution? The answer is quite striking,” he said.
“The answer is that year, 2013, being the hottest year in Australia ever, was virtually impossible without human emission of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
“That’s conclusive evidence in my view that human driven emission of greenhouse gases were the primary cause of 2013 being the hottest year on record.
“In other words, it wouldn’t have happened without them.” [Will went on to say thanks to the ABC for the free plug, but that bit was edited out – Ed] (source)
Sorry, Will, who gives a shit what your view is? You are an hysterical climate alarmist. Your view would be that man made CO2 was to blame whatever the evidence showed. If it weren’t for their mates at the ABC giving them uncritical prime-time reporting (free publicity) at taxpayers’ expense, nobody would give a toss about the Climate Council, Steffen and least of all that hopeless crystal ball gazer Flim-Flammery.
I downloaded the report, which has the feel of a Greenpeace leaflet with dire warnings and calls-to-arms, but couldn’t stomach the content after the first page. However, I did a search for a simple phrase that would be critical when looking at heatwaves in major Australian cities today compared with the 1950s: “urban heat island”.
The phrase doesn’t appear in the report anywhere.