Jan. 4th, 2014

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What a surprise. Australia's Bureau of Meteorology has put out its annual report on the past year's weather and it's conclusion that 2013 was the hottest on record was completely ignored by climate denialist press owned by Murdoch. Instead, they choose to report on extreme cold weather in the Northern Hemisphere. Seems in their willful blindness they've not noticed that global warming will drive extremes, so that hotter than normal and colder than normal weather can be expected -- like pushing a pendulum harder, it swings further both ways, even though the whole thing moves gradually further to the hotter side. In fact there is tentative evidence that one of the early side-effects from global warming might be a mini-ice age for the Northern Hemisphere, putting Europe and North America under a kilometer of ice for perhaps a century while the Southern Hemisphere continues to bake in rising temperatures. Fun. :(

What a wonderful service Murdoch and his cronies are doing for Australia and the world. Even children who watch Spiderman know "with great power comes great responsibility". The only thing I wonder is when (not if) he and his lackeys will be sued into bankruptcy and hopefully imprisoned for their nasty efforts. It's taking longer than I expected, but I figure it's bound to happen sooner or later. I will be cheering when it does, someone so intent on wrecking the world for short-term profit needs to lose every vestige of that power so misused.


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