Heat Goes Out Of Warming

Posted on Mon 08/16/2010 by


Andrew BoltBy Andrew Bolt

If people really did believe the end of the world, was nigh you’d think more would do something about it:

MORE than 40,000 turned up in 2006, but just 10,000 people participated in the Walk Against Warming, an annual march through (Sydney) to protest against government inaction on climate change.

Pepe Clarke, the chief executive of the Nature Conservation Council of NSW, had hoped to build on the 15,000 who marched during the Copenhagen Summit last year, but the rally shrank yet again.

In Brisbane, warmists show all the creativity with the facts that is the hallmark of warming alarmism:

Actor Jack Thompson, who demanded action on climate change for the sake of future generations, estimated that 3000 people took part in today’s event, but organisers said the figure was more like 8000.

By why stop even at 8000 when you can round up?:

A Walk Against Warming event in Brisbane attracted between 8000 and 10,000 people, organisers said.

Organisers badly needed to pump up the figures to 10,000 to avoid nasty comparisons with last year:

Organisers say as many as 10,000 people attended the march in Brisbane.

This fudging of evidence matches the dishonesty of the Walk organisers last year when 40,000 were claimed to have protested in Melbourne. But the Melbourne turnout this year was so pitiful that even Walk Againt Warming gave up trying to pump up the stats:

Hundreds of people turned out

Meanwhile, in Melbourne the return of the rains exposes the hyperbole of a warmist state government which swore global warming was drying out our dams:

MELBOURNE’S water storages are having their best winter run-off since 1995, swelling above 38 per cent full and adding more than 220 billion litres to last year’s historically low levels.

More good news is expected in coming weeks, with big inflows expected from the winter/spring filling season.

But this exceptional year for Melbourne’s water-storage levels comes at an awkward time for the state government, with its $750 million water pipeline to northern Victoria completed and the $3.5 billion desalination plant expected to be ready by next year.

Andrew Bolt is a journalist and columnist writing for The Herald Sun in Melbourne Victoria Australia.
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