Monday, 4 July 2011

Top Australian climatologist: Extreme weather NOT caused by global warming

Another eminent climate scientist, Australian professor Neville Nicholls, has confirmed that the extreme weather events of the last few years were NOT caused by global warming:

CANBERRA, July 4 (Xinhua) -- The remarkable weather extremes of the past decade were not directly caused by global warming, President of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society Professor Neville Nicholls said on Monday.
Professor Nicholls, who is one of Australia's most eminent climate scientists, said such extremes as the heat wave in Victoria of Australia that accompanied the Black Saturday bushfires, similar heat in Pakistan and Russia, and the devastating tornado ripped through parts of the U.S. earlier this year are, in many cases, unprecedented in modern times.
However, he said that global warming should not be blamed for these events.
"Whenever these things happen, people ask 'was it caused by global warming?' The short answer is no," Professor Nicholls told the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) conference in Melbourne on Monday.
"They were all caused by well-known and reasonably well- understood weather and climate events, even with some predictability."

However, professor  Nicholls would proably have put his career at risk, had he not made this required bow to the climate change religion:

While global warming does not cause the weird weather, Professor Nicholls acknowledges its part in making some of the extreme weather more severe.
"Global warming doesn't produce these events, however, it's pretty hard to avoid the conclusion that global warming has exacerbated the frequency and the intensity of these heat waves," Prof. Nicholls, who is also a Monash University professorial fellow, said

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