Don’t worry about your heating bill from last month. Global warming (err, climate change!) scaremongers are hard at work denying your lying eyes.
“January, according to satellite (data), was the hottest January we’ve ever seen,” said Nicholls of Monash University’s School of Geography and Environmental Science in Melbourne.
“Last November was the hottest November we’ve ever seen, November-January as a whole is the hottest November-January the world has seen,” he said of the satellite data record since 1979.
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said in December that 2000-2009 was the hottest decade since records began in 1850, and that 2009 would likely be the fifth warmest year on record. WMO data show that eight out of the 10 hottest years on record have all been since 2000.
But wait! Didn’t Phil Jones just admit there hasn’t been any warming in the last 15 years? Someone lost his sheet music.
Meanwhile, I need to go adjust the settings on my fireplace. There’s a chill in the air.