Climate Council reports warmest September on record

6 10 2013

We’ve just endured the warmest September since records began, according to the Climate Council……. which managed to raise over a million bucks in a couple of weeks! So stick that where the sun don’t shine Tony Abbott….. How much longer before governments become irrelevant?

The latest record also makes the past 12 months the warmest documented, while 2013 is set to go down as the hottest calendar year in Australia, surpassing 2005. But you still have people claiming it hasn’t warmed in 16 years….

temperature-australia”We’ve got high sea surface temperatures around Australia and that usually leads to warmer than average weather conditions, so if I was a betting man I would say that we are going to get the calendar record this year,” climate scientist Will Steffen said.  September temperatures were almost 3°C above the long-term average, according to the report released by the Climate Council on Thursday.

Professor Steffen who authored the report, said “the frequency and severity of hot days and heatwaves in Australia were increasing as average global temperatures rose. This exacerbated the risk of bushfires, particularly in south-east Australia.”

”Although Australia has always had heatwaves, hot days and bushfires, climate change is increasing the risk of more frequent and longer heatwaves and more extreme hot days, as well as exacerbating bushfire conditions,” he added.

Last summer saw more than 120 extreme weather-related records broken, including the hottest January and the hottest day ever recorded in Australia since reliable record keeping began in 1910.  But Climate Change is crap, right Tony…?

”Temperature records are broken from time to time in Australia, but it is the sheer number of records being broken that is really unusual,” Professor Steffen was reported saying.  The persistent heat was recorded Australia-wide for the past 18 months. The oceans that surround Australia have registered record warmth as well.

According to NASA, globally the hottest 10 years all occurred in the past 15 years……..

And the IPCC found that global temperatures are more than likely to rise by more than 2 degrees – and by possibly as much as 4.8 degrees – by 2100 if greenhouse gas emissions remained as high as they currently are.

The IPCC’s fifth assessment of climate science also stated that each of the past three decades was warmer than any preceding decade since 1850 and between 1901 and 2010 sea levels rose 19 centimetres, much faster than the average for the last 2000 years……

Bring on the collapse…..  because nothing else will fix this.

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