Image: Catholic Earthcare Australia (Alarmism!)
By Andrew Bolt ~
Here we go again:
Australia’s Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull says climate change helps cause droughts, dismissing suggestions Australia abandon global emissions reduction targets.
ABC presenter and warmist Fran Kelly this morning pushed the same line – global warming now had to be made front and centre of drought policy.
Pardon? This is a complete misreading of what is really going on in our climate.
In fact, the rainfall data for NSW shows the pattern of droughts has not got worse over the century. Indeed the first half was drier:
No sign of increased drought, either, in the crucial Murray-Darling Basin, our agricultural heartland:
Across Australia, rainfall seems to have increased, not decreased:
Yes, the drought has hurt harvests, but there is no evidence before the past year of climate change hurting crops. The opposite, in fact.
“Last year’s crop smashed records by about 30 per cent,” [ABARES senior economist Peter] Collins said…
The forecast national harvest sits two per cent above the 10-year-average, but Mr Collins said not everywhere would have an average crop.
Why do warmists so often exaggerate, and treat weather as climate?