December 9, 2009

No slowdown in warming

As Tony Abbott spreads the “global cooling” conspiracy, more evidence demonstrates that temperatures are going up and up.

A report by the World Meteorological Organization says that recent years are on track to be the hottest on record:

The decade of the 2000s is very likely the warmest decade in the modern record, dating back 150 years, according to a provisional summary of climate conditions near the end of 2009, the organization said.

The period from 2000 through 2009 has been “warmer than the 1990s, which were warmer than the 1980s and so on,” said Michel Jarraud, the secretary general of the international weather agency, speaking at a news conference at the climate talks in Copenhagen.

Meanwhile, an opinion piece by Tim Flannery puts to bed the insulting and deliberately deceptive statement by Abbott last night that the Australian of the Year winner “accepts” the “global cooling” conspiracy.

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