Climahysterics Inconvenient Truth

The Australian

Last Monday – on ABC Radio National, of all places – there was a tipping point of a different kind in the debate on climate change. It was a remarkable interview involving the co-host of Counterpoint, Michael Duffy and Jennifer Marohasy, a biologist and senior fellow of Melbourne-based think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. Anyone in public life who takes a position on the greenhouse gas hypothesis will ignore it at their peril.

Duffy asked Marohasy: “Is the Earth stillwarming?”

She replied: “No, actually, there has been cooling, if you take 1998 as your point of reference. If you take 2002 as your point of reference, then temperatures have plateaued. This is certainly not what you’d expect if carbon dioxide is driving temperature because carbon dioxide levels have been increasing but temperatures have actually been coming down over the last 10 years.”

Marohasy is sure to be attacked as a “denier” and “skeptic” in the pay of the oil and coal lobbies, but, none of the climahysterics will actually address the subtance and facts.

Duffy: “Is this a matter of any controversy?”

Marohasy: “Actually, no. The head of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) has actually acknowledged it. He talks about the apparent plateau in temperatures so far this century. So he recognises that in this century, over the past eight years, temperatures have plateaued … This is not what you’d expect, as I said, because if carbon dioxide is driving temperature then you’d expect that, given carbon dioxide levels have been continuing to increase, temperatures should be going up … So (it’s) very unexpected, not something that’s being discussed. It should be being discussed, though, because it’s very significant.”

Let me get this straight: CO2 levels continue to rise, yet, temperatures haven’t? And the IPCC head knows about this?

Read the whole thing, and you will get a good view of how the climahysterics shut off debate and hide evidence.

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3 Responses to “Climahysterics Inconvenient Truth”

  1. […] Seems the planet isn’t exactly getting warmer. […]

  2. manbearpig says:

    Nice. Let’s see how many of the (8) Stages of Liberal Discussion When they are busted are used to respond to this.

  3. Pretty much all of them. Especially #7 “declare victory.”

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