“Core of my heart, my country! Her pitiless blue sky, When, sick at heart, around us, We see the cattle die, But then the grey clouds gather, And we can bless again, The drumming of an army, the steady soaking rain”. Excerpt from the poem My Country by Dorothy Mackellar written in 1904 when she was 19 years old. Records of extreme weather events that occurred then still stand today.
Satellites, the most reliable means of measuring average land and sea temperatures combined, have shown very little global warming in the 38 years since their introduction, nowhere near what the various climate models have been showing.The latest satellite measurements show a 0.32 C above the twentieth century average temperature as of July 2018. Hardly a justification for panic and the closing down of our coal fired power stations. NASA calculated the probability that 2014 was the hottest year on record to be 38 per cent, whilst NOAA’s analysis came in at 48 per cent – both leaving significant wriggle room for other years to take out the top spot. (Eve of Paris conference)
In 1998, NOAA mistakenly announced a global average temperature of 62.45 degrees Fahrenheit (16.91 degrees Celsius!!)
for 1997 claiming it was the warmest year on record, surpassing the previous record set in 1995, also wrongly measured, by 0.15 degrees Fahrenheit.
As their most recent modelling indicates they were more than 2 degrees C hotter than what they had measured for average global temperature in 2017. And more recently NASA announced that their measurements for 2014, claiming it was the hottest year on record, were 38% uncertain.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison, the man who literally lugged a piece of coal on to the floor of the House of Representatives, has appointed another coal-hugger, Angus Taylor, to set the country’s energy policy. “Angus Taylor, according to Bandt of the Greens, has made a name for himself amongst the hard-right by undermining renewable energy. Since he entered Parliament, he has been on a crusade to destroy the Renewable Energy target. Having the coal crew running Australia’s climate and energy policy is a recipe for more drought and more bushfires. When Parliament resumes, I will be confronting the new Energy Minister about his record on climate change and renewables. We must stand up to these coal-hugging zealots before they destroy our country and our planet,” Bandt said.
United States have ditched the Paris Accord because all the predictions made by scientists have proven hopelessly inaccurate and the lack of verifiable evidence to support global warming. Canada and several other Countries have indicated they may join USA.