“The average world temperature is about as useful as an average number in a telephone directory.” That statement is particularly apt when applied to the current weather patterns in North America and Western Australia. Record cold v.s. record heat. In both locations the Climate alarmists leap upon the extreme weather conditions as proof of the existence of Global Warming.
You don’t believe me? I quote the Bureau of Meteorology climate expert Neil Bennett in an article from “Perth Now”
“It’s climate change. It’s warming. It’s staring you in the face,”
“This is crazy. This is madness, what’s going on now.”
“The climate doesn’t change like this. This is really remarkable.”
“This is really, really unusual.”
Mr Bennett said the climate models for “30, 40 and 50 years ahead” were also all “pointing upwards”.
Now contrast this with an article from the Guardian Environment Network quote “Scientists said the deep freeze gripping the U.S. does not indicate a halt or reversal in global warming trends, either. In fact, it may be a counterintuitive example of global warming in action.”
So there you have it, heads I win, tails you lose. Any sort of variation in the weather proves the existence of man made global warming. The theory of man made global warming, on the basis of these latest pronouncements is un-falsifiable. Falsifiability is a basic tenet of the scientific method. Sir Karl Popper take[s] falsifiability as his criterion for demarcating science from non-science: if a theory is incompatible with possible empirical observations it is scientific; conversely, a theory which is compatible with all such observations… is unscientific.
I rest my case.