Congratulations to The Australian for winning the 2008 award for Most consistently wrong media outlet, coming in ahead of Drudge favourite the London Daily Telegraph.
Well, they’re not resting on their laurels in 2009. John Stapleton has a new article out before most of the world even started 2009
WHILE the official figures are not yet in, 2008 is widely tipped to be declared the coolest year of the century.
Only if you don’t count 2000, the previous La NiÃ±a year. 2008 was the warmest La NiÃ±a year ever recorded. There is no mention of La NiÃ±a in Stapleton’s article.
Whether this is a serious blow to global warming alarmists depends entirely on who you talk to.
Even the skeptics that Stapleton talks to don’t say this. For example:
Another well-known sceptic, geologist Bob Carter, said critics were jumping on the cold northern hemisphere winter to dismiss global warming, but climate was a long-term phenomenon and there was nothing particularly unusual about present circumstances.
Among the jumping critics is one John Stapleton.
Meanwhile, the Daily Telegraph telegraphs that the competition for the 2009 title will be fierce with their own article on how cold weather disproves global warming, ably taken to pieces by Greenfyre.
Update: Harry Clark
I am astonished at the The Australian newspaper for suggesting that cool temperatures in 2008 might provide a ‘serious blow to global warming alarmists’. It is my bolding on the word ‘alarmists’ – an unusual turn of phrase since it includes almost all figures in climate science and the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.