Goodness, could it have only been back in January that serial failure Andrew Bolt posted these words:
I wouldn’t be so stupid or dishonest as to claim that weather in one part of the world says anything about the climate everywhere.
Fact: to measure what we call “global warming” we need global records, not anecdotes about temperatures in Australia or California.
Fact: by his own reasoning Andrew Bolt is both stupid and dishonest, because today he posted this:
First, why did Steffen not mention other recent weather anecdotes suggesting cooling? Why did he – or the ABC – not add that England had just had its coldest spring in 50 years or in many areas the coldest in 122 years? Why not mention France had its coldest spring in 26 years and the US its coldest in 17 years?
Second, why did Steffen – or the ABC – not give listeners the most obvious measure of global warming – not anecdotes about some heatwave somewhere but the actual temperature of the planet?
Why did Steffen not regale with hearty anecdotes about cold weather? Bolt told us back in January:
to measure what we call “global warming” we need global records
Global records! Shucks, do they even exist?
How about global temperature:
How about sea level rise?
How about Arctic sea ice extent?
How about ocean heat?
Are they globaly and recordy enough for you Andrew? Or do “global records” only count when they agree with your ideology?
Andrew Bolt expects you to believe that all this empirical evidence is meaningless because it’s a bit cold in Russia.
Ask yourself – why is Andrew Bolt lying to you?
(Thanks to Hot Whopper for supplying the graphs even though I technically never asked permission)