Gillard hacks science

Tony Abbott is running a heinous scare-campaign and spreading misinformation about the carbon dioxide tax – if you believe Julia Gillard (let’s face it, no one believes Julia Gillard anymore). How then would she describe this attempt to put the fear of gaia into us. She claims that :

  • sea levels will rise a whole metre by 2100!!!
  • temperature rise of 2.2 to 5 degrees celsius by 2070
  • climatic zones will shift 2000km southward
  • “threats to infrastructure, failures of urban drainage and sewerage systems, blackouts, transport disruption and private property damage”

This apparently marks a return to the debate of the science (if you believe the writers of the article). I call it plain old attempted alarmism.

I’m not sure where she got 1m from, but as ACM points out, it goes even beyond the hysterical predictions of the IPCC (59cm). Sea levels have been rising throughout the holocene anyway, and we are suppose to fear a metre over the next 89 years. That is how long we would have to adapt to this. Wouldn’t this be the more economical thing to do.

The climatic shifts and economic damage suffered are based on this 2.2-5 degree rise. These are based on the climate models which all predicted drastic warming during the past decade. Where is this warming? What a travesty! Why are the models still considered reliable?

Gillard is not discussing science. She is discussing alarmist and discredited predictions. The sea level claim however, (while she apparently thinks that is scary) is laughable. What happened to the good old days of alarmism, when we had 6m (Al Gore/Jim Hansen) and 100m (Robyn Williams) sea level rises bearing down on us?

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2 Responses to Gillard hacks science

  1. Martin Clark says:

    “sea levels will rise a whole metre by 2100!!!” I think that is a spin-off from the GCMs (general circulation models on which all of this rubbish is based). Actual observations from the most reliable satellite over 10+ years = +/- zero.
    “temperature rise of 2.2 to 5 degrees celsius by 2070”. The GCMs again. Positive feedback from very small rise in CO2. Positive feedbacks are extremely rare in nature. If they weren’t, we’d have a massive cyclone every few days up here in the north.
    “climatic zones will shift 2000km southward” That’s an odd one. So Brisbane becomes Cairns? (Didn’t think they’d mind – they’d love to get their hands on the flows from the mighty Burdekin, but it costs too much.) “threats to infrastructure, failures of urban drainage and sewerage systems, blackouts, transport disruption and private property damage”. Part of my work over the last 12 years or so. None of the weather events of this year are unprecedented. Re-run of 1974, and for exactly the same reason (Indian Ocean Dipole effect to the west coinciding with La Nina effect to the east).
    Urban drainage needs to be done properly. Not wise to have towns and cities near the estuary of rivers with a 500,000 km2 catchment. Need to rainproof the Bruce Highway. Biggest problem with sewerage is failure to upgrade old asbestos pipes that are gradually dissolving all over the country. “Blackouts”? Going to get more of those if demonisation of coal takes a hold. “Property damage? “. Read JCU’s Cyclone Testing Station report on Yasi. Storm surge apart, showed that post-1981 buildings performed well. You do have to make sure that the roofer hits the battens (not thin air) when fixing steel sheets. Tiled roofs are tricky – every tile must be secured or the whole lot will come off. These are on-going problems that might get sidelined by this fantasy.

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