Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Hey @KevinRuddPM, these credible scientists do believe it was hotter in Jesus' time

Kevin Rudd celebrates his ignorance in Parliament and jeers at truth:
Mr RUDD—I welcome any question from the Leader of the Opposition on climate change, any question whatsoever that he may wish to ask on climate change, particularly given his recent discussions in Sunday school with little children, telling them that it was hotter in Jesus’ time—and right on cue the guy up the back says, ‘It’s true.’ No credible scientist in the world believes that it was hotter in Jesus’ time than it is 2,000 years later after 250 years of the industrial revolution. You know those things called factories with smokestacks and things coming out of the top? That is what is making the world hotter. It is called climate change through global warming.
No credible scientists believe it was warmer in the time of Jesus? Here’s just some of many I could name, who have put their names to a recent study in the Hydrological Sciences Journal:
a Department of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Zographou, Greece b Dipartimento di Ingegneria delle Strutture, dei Trasporti, delle Acque, del Rilevamento del Territorio, Faculty of Engineering, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy c US Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, USA
And what did these four men conclude from tree ring data?
Figure 3(a) indicates large fluctuations of temperature during the Holocene period, with prominent minima (e.g. the recent Little Ice Age) and maxima (e.g. the Medieval Warm Period, the Roman Climate Optimum and the Minoan Climate Optimum, with temperatures that were likely higher than at present).
So Rudd misled Parliament this week - and maybe even lied.

If that’s not offensive enough, the Budget confirms he now plans to spend millions of your dollars to persuade you of his deceits:
... there will be $30 million over two years for a national campaign to ”educate the community in climate change”.
That’s taxpayer-funded lying for purely political advantage. Utterly disgraceful.

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