298748_148148991991584_1697750854_nNow everyone knows the globe is warming right and that we are all going to die, right?

What? What do you mean the world hasn’t warmed for the past 17 years? That’s not what they have been telling us, is it?

No it is not, but now even the head of the IPCC has to admit this inconvenient truth, but with a kicker of a caveat… that the pause must last longer than the warming period that preceded it!

THE UN’s climate change chief, Rajendra Pachauri, has acknowledged a 17-year pause in global temperature rises, confirmed recently by Britain’s Met Office, but said it would need to last “30 to 40 years at least” to break the long-term global warming trend.

OK, so we’re pretty clear on his position that 17 years worth of NO warming is not indicative of the fact that “global warming” is not happening.

But where did they come up with the idea that the world was warming?  From temperature measures (from disputable locations and data manipulation) that occurred over a time period of… wait for it…. of approximately 17 years in the mid  to late 1970’s to mid 1990’s.

So 17 years of slowly increasing temperatures is enough to suggest global warming, but 17 years of no warming is not long enough to contradict the global warming hypothesis. Okkkkkaaaaaay then. I want my cake, and I’m gonna eat it too! No amount of contradictory data will sway these green zealots from their civilisation destroying fundamentalism.

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So let me get this right.  Prior to the late 1970’s the consensus was that the globe was cooling, not warming.

Then the consensus shifted towards the belief that the world was warming due to increasing CO2 emissions.

Now the evidence suggests that this period of warming has stopped, paused, ceased, plateaued, or whatever term you want to call it.

There is now also substantial evidence to suggest that global temperature is not correlated to CO2 emissions.

But now the climate gurus like Pachauri assure us that the amount of time that we have observed this new trend is now not long enough and we need to wait loooooonger, like say um 30 years.

That should do it.  We think.  We’ll wait until we get there and then we’ll decide if we want to move the goal posts again.

When will we wake up and begin to disregard their hyperbolic predicitions for what they are… useless predictions?

When will we learn to disregard rentseekers like Tim Flannery whose previous dud predictions, such as the rains in Australia would never fill our dams again or that the extended drought that we experienced was the new climate normal, have been completely debunked by actual reality?

When will we stop allowing them moving the goalposts?

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