More Floods Coming
The global deluge that swept through Australia, Brazil and Sri Lanka
in the new y is a warning to the emerging trends in rain, drought and
extremes weather that will assail countries in the tropics and
subtropics in the y ahead as its temperature rise.
And there I was believing the "scientists" that the drought was permanent!
Now I don't know which way to turn!
The "scientific" evidence from the CSIRO and other expert bodies have
outlined the implications for Australia, in the absence of national and
global action on climate change: by 2070, up to 40 per cent more drought
months are projected in eastern Australia and up to 80 per cent more in
Australian PM KRudd
November 6 2009
Climate "Scientist": Australia May Be Facing A Permanent Drought
September 23 2003
Australia may be facing a permanent drought because of an accelerating
vortex of winds whipping around the Antarctic that threatens to disrupt
rainfall, scientists said on Tuesday. Spinning faster and tighter, the 100
mile an hour jetstream is pulling climate bands south and dragging rain from
Australia into the Southern Ocean, they say. They attribute the phenomenon
to global warming and loss of the ozone layer over Antarctica. "This is a
very serious situation that we're probably not confronting as full-on as we
Dr James Risbey, Center for Dynamical Meteorology and Oceanography, Monash
Carr Blames Global Warming For The Drought
"This is the ninth consecutive year, speaking nationally, when rainfalls
have been lower than average and average temperatures are climbing," he
said. "Those people who are sceptical about global warming ought to think
again because this is the first very practical intimation of global warming
being upon us,"
Ex NSW Premier Bob Carr
Sep 11 2003
It's Not Drought, It's Climate Change, Say "Scientists"
August 30 2009
"Scientists" studying Victoria's crippling drought have, for the first time,
proved the link between rising levels of greenhouse gases and the state's
dramatic decline in rainfall.
A three-year collaboration between the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO has
confirmed what many "scientists" long suspected: that the 13-year drought is
not just a natural dry stretch but a shift related to climate change.
''In the minds of a lot of people, the rainfall we had in the 1950s, 1960s
and 1970s was a benchmark. A lot of our water and agriculture planning was
done during that time. But we are just not going to have that sort of good
rain again as long as the system is warming up.''
The research program, supported by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, the
federal Department of Climate Change and the Victorian Department of
Sustainability and Environment, was set up in 2006 to solve the puzzle of
why south-east Australia had experienced such a dramatic loss of rain.
The program covers the Murray-Darling Basin, Victoria and parts of South
Monash University's Neville Nicholls, a lead author on the IPCC who has also
published on the subtropical ridge, said he believed the program's results
''We did think that the loss of rain was simply due to the rain-bearing
storms shifting south, off the continent,'' Professor Nicholls said.
This Is What Crackpot Steffen Was Saying About Australian Flooding In 2009
With increasing temperatures virtually certain for the coming decades and a
significant probability of continued low rainfall according to General
Circulation Model (GCM)
projections, the Murray Darling Basin will likely experience continuing low
inflows to the middle of the century and beyond.
. the causal link between warmer global temperatures, the
increased intensity of the subtropical ridge, and the decreased rainfall in
south east Australia implies a high likelihood that the trend towards dry
conditions will persist
the regional projections for Australia using a suite of models (CSIRO and
Bureau of Meteorology 2007) show, with a very high level of consistency (up
to 90%), a drop in winter rainfall for both south west Western Australia and
the Victoria/southern South Australia area.
These projections mirror what has been occurring over these areas for the
past several decades. For the Murray Darling
Basin, model projections show a 5 to 15% reduction in mean annual rainfall
(mostly in winter and spring) by 2060, along with a warming trend in the
eastern Indian Ocean Dipole; these projections are consistent with recent
Projections using only those GCMs that perform well in simulating current
means and variability suggest a clustering of results at the drier end of
the full set of model results, that is, a reduction of around 13% in
As the evidence for a causal link between climate change
and drying increases, so do the risks for the future of the most populous
and agriculturally productive parts of Australia.
Climate Change 2009
Faster Change & More Serious Risks
"drought is the new norm across Australia's greatest food bowl, the Murray
Bob Brown, Greenie Carbon Crackpot, Just Before The Flooding
Laugh Til You Cry!
Premier Peter Beattie explained, the "likely impact of climate change"
included "lower than usual rainfall" and dams would not do.
But now Brisbane's dams are full to overflowing, and Victoria's own $5.7
billion desal plant, also built by a government claiming "we cannot rely on
this kind of rainfall like we used to", has been delayed for months by rain.
Can't Stop The Flannery-Confounding Rain!
October 12 2010
Back when he was in pessimism mode, warmist Tim Flannery predicted that
Brisbane could run out of water by the end of 2007.
His call wasn't remotely plausible at the time, and becomes more amusing
with each Queensland shower:
"Drenching rains have delivered southeast Queensland enough water to last
until 2018 without another drop falling from the sky. "
Of course, 2007 was a time when global warming panic - history's greatest
and most successful pseudoscientific fraud - was absolutely rampant.
Flannery is now a climate optmist!
Another Whacko Warmist Prediction
"Vast tracts of northern Australia will turn to desert, the nation's alpine
vegetation will disappear and thousands of plant and animal species will
become extinct this century."
Dr Raven said he was concerned the public was becoming complacent about
global warming because a "small handful" of scientists were generating
widespread publicity for their view that world temperatures are not rising.
Peter Raven, Botanist, as he arrived in Brisbane to deliver the keynote
address today to the International Congress of Entomology...
16 Aug 2004
"It is a remarkable fact that despite the worldwide expenditure of perhaps
US$50 billion since 1990, and the efforts of tens of thousands of scientists
worldwide, no human climate signal has yet been detected that is distinct
from natural variation."
Bob Carter, Research Professor of Geology, James Cook University, Townsville
"If climate has not "tipped" in over 4 billion years it's not going to tip
now due to mankind. The planet has a natural thermostat"
Richard S. Lindzen, Atmospheric Physicist, Professor of Meteorology MIT,
Former IPCC Lead Author
"It does not matter who you are, or how smart you are, or what title you
have, or how many of you there are, and certainly not how many papers your
side has published, if your prediction is wrong then your hypothesis is
Professor Richard Feynman, Nobel Laureate in Physics
"A core problem is that science has given way to ideology. The scientific
method has been dispensed with, or abused, to serve the myth of man-made
"The World Turned Upside Down", Melanie Phillips
"Computer models are built in an almost backwards fashion: The goal is to
show evidence of AGW, and the "scientists" go to work to produce such a
result. When even these models fail to show what advocates want, the data
and interpretations are "fudged" to bring about the desired result"
"The World Turned Upside Down", Melanie Phillips
"Ocean acidification looks suspiciously like a back-up plan by the
environmental pressure groups in case the climate fails to warm: another try
at condemning fossil fuels!"
Before attacking hypothetical problems, let us first solve the real problems
that threaten humanity. One single water pump at an equivalent cost of a
couple of solar panels can indeed spare hundreds of Sahel women the daily
journey to the spring and spare many infections and lives.
Martin De Vlieghere, philosopher
"The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that
it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of
mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible."