Australia’s “permanent global warming drought” now well and truly broken

Australia’s “permanent global warming drought” now well and truly broken as Southeast Australia remains under water

Southeast Australia remains under water

Ninemsn.com.au
March 2, 2012

Heavy rain will continue to hammer large parts of Australia over the weekend with flood warnings in place for NSW and Victoria, but the threat easing in the Northern Territory.

Emergency services in NSW have ordered around 1500 people to evacuate and told another 1500 to prepare to evacuate since the heavy rain began falling earlier this week.

“(There were) heavy falls … across parts of the state last night and because of the duration of the event some records may be broken as far back as 1886,” SES Emergency Commissioner Murray Kear said on Friday.

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What the climate scientists were saying not so long ago…

Australian Climate Change Commissioner, Tim Flannery:

In 2005, Flannery predicted Sydney’s dams could be dry in as little as two years because global warming was drying up the rains, leaving the city “facing extreme difficulties with water”. Source

In 2007, Flannery predicted cities such as Brisbane would never again have dam-filling rains, as global warming had caused “a 20 per cent decrease in rainfall in some areas” and made the soil too hot, “so even the rain that falls isn’t actually going to fill our dams and river systemsSource

Australian Head of the National Climate Centre at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, David Jones:

In 2008. It may be time to stop describing south-eastern Australia as gripped by drought and instead accept the extreme dry as permanent, one of the nation’s most senior weather experts warned yesterday.

“There is a debate in the climate community, after … close to 12 years of drought, whether this is something permanent. Certainly, in terms of temperature, that seems to be our reality, and that there is no turning back….” Source

Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO

In 2009. It’s not drought, it’s climate change, say scientists

A three-year collaboration between the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO has confirmed what many scientists long suspected: that the 13-year drought is not just a natural dry stretch but a shift related to climate change…

Scientists working on the $7 million South Eastern Australian Climate Initiative…

To see what role greenhouse gases played in the recent intensification, the scientists used sophisticated American computer climate models…

‘’It’s reasonable to say that a lot of the current drought of the last 12 to 13 years is due to ongoing global warming,’’ said the bureau’s Bertrand Timbal. Source

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6 Responses to “Australia’s “permanent global warming drought” now well and truly broken”

  1. R.O.H.Van der Hope.

    Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha. Ya gotta laugh. Do these chaps have university degrees by any chance?

  2. Global Warming Lies

    All 3 of them, Tim Flannery, David Jones and Bertrand Timbal are Phd qualified.

  3. Anne

    Our tax dollars hard at work!

  4. robert barclay

    These people are halfwits, the key to this arguement is oceanic surface tension.

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