“Massive Cold Front” To Slam Australia
Despite the 2007 AGW Party prophesy claiming that ‘rains won’t fill Australia’s dams’ due to cLiMaTe ChAnGe, this year has comfortably resigned that absurdity to the trashcan of history (as it has done with the Great Barrier Reef, too).
Heavy rains, driven by a fierce cold front, smashed the state of New South Wales (NSW) Wednesday afternoon, precipitation that brought Sydney on the brink of its wettest year on record.
For the fourth time this month alone, flooded regions stretching throughout inland NSW are, once again, being lashed by torrential rain, reports skynews.com.au, delivering, once again, the risk of major and widespread flooding.
Heavy falls have reached the NSW Central West, where the flash flood risk stretches from Coonamble to Forbes, smack-bang on top of the already flooded Macquarie and Lachlan rivers — warnings are now in place for renewed major flooding for these rivers, with the flood threat traversing east with the rain overnight and into Thursday.
Dr Tim Flannery, ‘the 2007 Australian of the Year’, was one of the first activist-scientists to warn of the existential threat posed by ‘Terrifying Terra Firma Broiling’ and was the man responsible for the 2007 predicted that ‘rains won’t fill Australia’s dams’.
Despite his clear and abject failures, however, Flannery remains ordained –and so protected– by the AGW Party, and said just last year that he feels totally “vindicated”. Really now… Here’s exactly what Flannery told ABC News back in 2007:
“We’re already seeing the initial impacts and they include a decline in the winter rainfall zone across southern Australia, which is clearly an impact of climate change, but also a decrease in run-off. Although we’re getting say a 20 per cent decrease in rainfall in some areas of Australia, that’s translating to a 60 per cent decrease in the run-off into the dams and rivers. That’s because the soil is warmer because of global warming and the plants are under more stress and therefore using more moisture. So even the rain that falls isn’t actually going to fill our dams and our river systems, and that’s a real worry for the people in the bush. If that trend continues then I think we’re going to have serious problems, particularly for irrigation.”
Vindicated…? What a complete –and arguably mentally ill– disconnect from reality; or is it rather that Flannery feels untouchable following the ordainment, so sacrosanct that even the fabric of reality can’t interfere with him.
In reality, though –where I seek to root myself– not only has 2022 been the wettest/near-wettest year on record for many Aussie locales, it has also delivered a colder-than-average winter for the country as a whole, with a few regions, including Queensland’s state capital, Brisbane, actually enduring their coldest winters in recorded history.
The winter season opened with record-breaking snow, too — the best start to a ski season ever, in fact; and even now, at the end of September, feet upon feet of powder is still clipping the continent’s ranges, building the snow depth:
This is a reality that not only jars with Fannery’s ‘dams won’t fill’ nonsense but one that also disproves the global warming hypothesis as a whole. The last time I checked, it has to be cold to snow, and by now, by 2022, cold/snow should be a very rare and exciting event; but instead, cold/snow is actually forecast to persist as the calendar flips to October, intensify even:
NASA Used To Say This: “CO2 Would Have To Increase 10x To Achieve A 2.5-Degree Rise In Temperature”
The chemistry and physics of carbon dioxide DOES NOT support the global warming theory, and NASA was aware of this way-back when the notion of wielding climate science as a controlling weapon was but a twinkle in a young Al Gore’s eye.
In the early 1970s, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration had a strong and consistent theory regarding the trace gas that is carbon dioxide: “The amount of atmospheric CO2 would have to increase 10 times to achieve a 2.5-degree rise in temperature,” scientists at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies were reported as saying in October, 1972. “More CO2 wouldn’t raise the temperature any further because the gas would have reached its absorption limit,” the researchers added.
This “absorption limit” is one of the most critical points in the AGW myth.
Alarmists’ linear thinking tells them the more carbon dioxide you add to the atmosphere the hotter it will get, but this is a scientifically-baseless assumption, a li(n)e that has been amplified by the dippy-eco-journalists (non-scientists) of the world who wouldn’t recognize a nefarious controlling agenda if it kicked them square up the arse.
A paper published in 1971 by NASA scientists Rasool and Schneider entitled, “Atmospheric carbon dioxide and aerosols: Effects of large increases on global climate” explains why the alarmists’ assumption is fundamentally wrong.
Below is a key paragraph lifted directly from the study:
“From our calculations, a doubling of CO2 produces a tropospheric temperature change of 0.8-degree. However, as more CO2 is added to the atmosphere, the rate of temperature increase is proportionally less and less, and the increase levels off. Even for an increase in CO2 by a factor of 10, the temperature increase does not exceed 2.5-degree. Therefore, the runaway greenhouse effect does not occur because the 15-um CO2 band, which is the main source of absorption, “saturates,” and the addition of more CO2 does not substantially increase the infrared opacity of the atmosphere.”
AGW proponents used to talk their way around this absorption spanner in the works by claiming that the remaining “unsubstantial” CO2-driven temperature increase would cause a chain reaction of other factors resulting in what amounted to runaway warming. However, the clock has long run out on that hokey theory — this prophesied chain reaction has been proven false by observation, and, therefore, it has largely been retired from the discussion.
To conclude, here is one key final point (and accompanying graph) from the Rasool and Schneider paper: “the rate of temperature increase diminishes with increasing CO2 in the atmosphere.”
Ah, the 1970s — a time before TPTB politicized climate science and used it to control an intentionally and increasingly dumbed-down populous–at least climate science of the ‘warming’ variety, that is…
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