So June was warm—what of it?
Gareth Renowden, known here as Grimes the shambling truffle grubber, makes the breathless claim that “winter warmth during June” has broken a 140-year-old NZ record. However, he fails to mention his real thinking—that the world is igniting because of our filthy CO2. No doubt he hopes we’ll draw that conclusion anyway, after all the brainwashing we’ve had about it. And of course we do.
Has Grimes found evidence of global warming in New Zealand? And would that be in the same way as Lemon and Paeroa is considered world-famous in New Zealand? In other words, it’s not global warming in any scientific sense?
Weather Watch’s Philip Duncan describes the reason for June’s mild temperatures. Only changing winds can make the temperature change suddenly—what else could it be?
It’s odd that he makes no claim of global warming, for usually he jumps at the chance, but the slightly high temperatures are no more than natural variation, not global warming. It was caused by winds bringing tropical air to the country.
Weather Watch’s Philip Duncan made a video in which he mentions the winds in June before predicting normal winter weather arriving this week. He describes the reason for June’s mild temperatures (the wind) and for the coming wintry blasts (the wind). If you haven’t seen it, you must catch his cute animation showing winds moving around the country.
Apparently Jim Salinger put Grimes up to this dramatic climatic development, saying that six stations reported record high June temperatures. If either Salinger or Renowden had tried to finger global warming for the June temperatures, I would have called him a fibber-foo, so they’re lucky they didn’t.
I almost wish Grimes had claimed that global warming is worse than ever and we’re all going to die, because it’s really hard to maintain any interest in this non-story. I can see how newspaper editors are tempted to publish stories about disastrous warming.
Even if it’s not true, it’s jolly interesting.