It’s been a while since I’ve added an entry to the HUNs war on science, but today’s article from Andrew Bolt proves that the deniers are nothing but consistent in rolling out the same discredited arguments and again, and again… and again… (and again).
It’s been raining in Melbourne and there’s been snow.
Yep, you guessed it.
Andrew Bolt thinks this disproves global warming…
YET more showers on Thursday, and the dams filling nicely. Who’d have thought? Certainly not the Bureau of Meteorology, which on May 24 warned of dry.
Its prediction: “The chances of Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and southwest NSW and Western Australia getting more than average rainfall are less than 40 per cent from June to August.”
Contrast that with this Herald Sun report on Thursday: “(senior BoM forecaster Terry) Ryan said a soggy June had been followed by a rain-drenched August …
“With long-range forecasts predicting a damp spring, Victoria is on target to record its wettest year since 1996.”
We are? Well, that’s a surprise. Because let me remind you of another outfit that assured us the rain was probably gone forever, thanks to wicked global warming.
Actually Andrew, take a look at the historical data from Melbourne Water which looks at the inflow of water into Melbourne’s four largest reservoirs:
This is what Melbourne Water has to say:
What does this graph show?
Annual inflows into Melbourne’s 4 major reservoirs since 1913. While ups and downs are a constant feature, the average has dropped rapidly by almost 40% in the past 12 years. This included a devastating drop in 2006, which the CSIRO had forecast could occur under a ‘severe’ climate change scenario in 2050.
No, nothing to worry about! Look outside your window, can’t you see it’s raining!
Oh, here is the data that looks at inflow for Western Australia’s reservoirs:
Reduced inflows as well…
Must be a trend.
Andrew Bolt is a silly, silly man.
Note: see Skeptical Science for the take down of this lame argument.