Thursday, July 09, 2009
So, credit when it is due, it is really good to see that this BBC blog - Climate Change - the Blog of Bloom has survived since March. Describing itself as "A surprising blog from the Bloom team about climate change and the things people are saying and doing about it" it consistently gently removes the yellow fluid from the catastrophic warming stories everybody else in the BBC treats so po-facedly as they actually believed it.
Is The Climate Warming or CoolingAnd many others in the same vein.
'Claims that global warming is not occurring that are derived from a cooling observed over such short time periods ... are misleading', the researchers warn.
Why the defensiveness? Because there have been rather a lot of these 'cold snaps'. There was one in 1977-1985 and another one between 1981-1989. Oh yes and there'll probably be one in 2016-2031, if the study's models are correct.
Cold snaps are to be expected as the planet warms, Easterling and Wehner hasten to add...
'It is reasonable to expect that the natural variability of the real climate system can and likely will produce multi-year periods of sustained "cooling" ... even in the presence of long-term anthropogenic forced warming', the researchers conclude.
So: expect chills interspersed with your 'hot flushes', Mother Nature. The doctor says they're perfectly natural.
How do they get away with it? Do they sneak into the BBC & put up these posts when the censorship gauleiters have gone home or something?