In the political leaders debate held in Christchurch last night an elephant made it into the room holding up a sign saying ‘climate change’. Funny how this subject doesn’t excite the emotions as much as it once did. I recall during a climate change summit a few years back, (do they still hold them?) the TV1 news opened with video clips of ocean storms, huge waves inundating the shores, and people clinging to trees to avoid being swept away.
With the Arctic ice returning and their having been no appreciable warming of the planet for 19 years it is clear that the IPCC’s computer models are demonstrably flawed.
Apparently the ‘missing’ heat has been mysteriously buried deep in the oceans. But as Professor Tung says:
“More than a dozen other theories have been proposed to explain the global warming 'hiatus' ranging from air pollution to volcanoes and sunspots.
Every week there's a new explanation of the hiatus.”
The only place where the heat is genuinely rising is in the office of climate scientist Professor Michael Mann of the tree ring and hockey stick ‘fame’. He sued columnist and author Mark Steyn for deformation over an article he wrote referencing the Professors work.
Not being the ‘roll over and die’ type Mark Styen counter sued and has gone on to relentlessly expose Professor Mann’s science and behaviours in his columns.
It would appear that when it comes to climate change over the next few years, we can expect most of the action to be in the court room.