Friday, July 16, 2010

Hottest June on Record

More worrying temperature data as June turns out to be the hottest month on record. Now all of a sudden the climate change deniers understand the difference between 'weather' (what is happening now) and 'climate' (the long term trend). They could not get their heads round these concepts when it was cold and snowing (in part of the world) and they could all have a laugh about things and ignore that in other parts of the world it was all too hot (Australia was having a heat-wave at the time). This comment sums it up in a tongue-in-cheek manner:

So when the weather's hot, short-term fluctuations are totally irrelevant and we need to look at the picture over the very long term. When the weather's cold it disproves the reality of climate change. Basically AGW is false, and we know this because any evidence to the contrary must be wrong.

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