Salinger incites Grimes

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 video

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.


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6 Thoughts on “Salinger incites Grimes

  1. Andy on 02/07/2014 at 6:19 pm said:

    Well, the snow has arrived on cue and the South Island is getting hammered.
    Bring it on! Skis waxed and ready to go!

    The local ski field, Mt Dobson, has a 30 year display of weather news in the lunch hut since the Foote family built the place from scratch back then

    There are reports from 20 and 30 years ago of little or no snow and the locals worried that the season wouldn’t happen
    Mr Foote Snr is probably the most tuned in person to local weather, his business is completely dependent on it, and if you mention “global warming” to him, you will probably get a laugh

    • Richard C (NZ) on 03/07/2014 at 7:57 pm said:

      I expect a low verbosity level (my Command Line Interpreter prompts me) from you until spring thaw then Andy?

  2. Gary on 03/07/2014 at 8:27 pm said:

    And one wonders all that money that has been wasted on trying to prove global warming, what that money could have done to provide new antibiotics for humanity. There have been no new antibiotics for 25 years, which now puts us all at risk from infection that cannot be stopped. We are now been warned of this, and yes I take it seriously. So thank you global warming alarmists we now do have a real problem, please remove yourselves from the disaster stage and let those who need the resources ($) do something real for humanity.

  3. Andy on 03/07/2014 at 10:31 pm said:

    Sorry, off topic, but worth a note

    “Jamie Whyte, leader of the ACT party in New Zealand, was this week awarded the IEA Seldon Award for his publication Quack Policy, Abusing Science in the Cause of Paternalism.
    The Seldon Award for Excellence is given to the author who, in the opinion of the judges, has produced the best piece of writing for the IEA in the previous two years.
    The award is named after Arthur Seldon, the first Editorial Director of the Institute, in recognition of his extraordinary skills in identifying authors and bringing rigorous and profound free-market economics to a wider audience through the IEA’s publications. Amongst Arthur’s many authors were a number of Nobel Prize winners and we continue that tradition of excellence today. Nobel Laureates Gary Becker, Elinor Ostrom, Oliver Williamson and Ronald Coase have all been IEA authors in the last four or five years.
    In Quack Policy, Jamie Whyte explains how the pursuit of evidence-based policy in government had descended into a pseudo-scientific process of producing policy-based evidence. The monograph argues that both the government and the public should be far more sceptical about policies which are purported to be ‘evidence-based’.”

  4. HemiMck on 04/07/2014 at 4:10 pm said:

    “Jamie Whyte, leader of the ACT party in New Zealand, was this week awarded the IEA Seldon Award for his publication Quack Policy, Abusing Science in the Cause of Paternalism.”

    Thanks for posting that Andy. An excellent monograph.

  5. Richard C (NZ) on 06/07/2014 at 6:31 pm said:

    New Zealand is 7th highest on the list of top twenty carbon sequestering nations …

    That is, NZ is not a net emitter according to The Greenhouse gases Observing SATellite “IBUKI” (GOSAT).

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