OOPS! DID I DO IT AGAIN?
Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.
Global warming nonsense has reached an unhinged fever pitch ahead of the scaremongering surrounding the UN's IPCC Paris Conference. The professional warmists have ignored the Pacific’s El Nino (boy child) warming effect, which is soon to be followed by the opposing La Nina (girl child) cooling effect.
This southern oscillation has been around for a billion years and will remain for another billion.
A majority of people now rejects this UN hoax because it is clear the planet is not warming and if it was, the benefits would be immense.
Planetary cooling is always the killer as crops diminish, commerce goes into icy lockdown and reliance on carbon fuels increases.
But that didn’t stop our Foreign Affairs hopeful, Tanya Plibersek, uttering a soliloquy of doom as her plane approached Kiribati, “Oh just look at those little strips of sand about to be inundated”, she mused.
Dear Aunty Tanya, sea levels have not altered in a thousand years because those Kiribati natives have been living happily on those same “little strips” of sand for longer than a thousand years, and there are tens of thousands of other fertile “little strips” of Polynesian sand a lot lower than Kiribati’s doing quite well thank you.
The natives are panicking only because you told them to!
And of course there could be a quid in it for them if they can convince the world that their little strip of sand is disappearing.
If sea levels were to rise they would have to rise over the entire Pacific which is about half the area of the globe. If you don’t believe that then go centre Papeete on Google Earth.
Sea temperatures regularly fluctuate in a natural cycle and sea levels, excluding tidal variations, stay the same unless there is upward seabed movement due to shifting tectonic plates or there are underwater volcanic eruptions creating new islands.
New islands displace water volumes but to a miniscule degree as you will see if you have centred Papeete.
The end of the last ice age was 13,000 years ago and a new ice age will never happen again in our lifetimes. Melting ice caps in future would have minimal effect on sea levels anyway... there is no evidence that sea levels FELL during the development of the last ice age and now that the caps are again increasing, sea levels are again not falling.
So why the hell would sea levels increase even if the caps were melting, which they are not?
And guess what Aunty Tanya, the Pacific Ocean sea level is already around 20 cm higher than the Atlantic... always has been, but I guess you think there are more melting icebergs in the Pacific eh?
And traversing the Panama Canal requires six locks that vary water levels up to 70 metres. I’d explain that to you but I’m sure your eyes would glaze over considering you can’t even understand basic oceanography.
I’m not sure if it’s your IQ or the colour of your hair. Either way you are excused, because you say Africa is a country (someone please buy the shadow Foreign Minister an Atlas) but your global warming comrades, who should know better, are not excused because they DO know better... but there's a UN agenda to be considered.
The fact is that 85 per cent of the caps’ sheet ice is already underwater, so the displacement they fear already exists.