Sunday, March 20, 2016
Woe is me!
I forgot that it was Earth Hour in Australia on 19th. You "save the planet" by turning off all your lights for one hour, allegedly. In my evil planet-destroying way, I normally make a point of turning on every light in the house on Earth hour but missed doing that this time. I had some lights on but not enough
Another personal gripe I have mentioned a few times concerns the fact that Warmists are having orgasms about the recent rise in average temperature in some places on earth. This has been translated to give a global average that is higher than usual. But that higher temperature is NOT global. How do I know that? My Crepe Myrtle (botanically "Lagerstroemia") trees tell me that. Crepe Myrtles produce a great mass of blossom in various colors when they flower and Brisbane people really like flowering trees. They are everywhere in Brisbane: Jacarandas, Poincianas and Crepe Myrtles, plus others.
The catch is that Crepe Myrtles originate in warm regions of India and are heat sensitive. They blossom reliably only in the tropics. When I lived in the tropics, we called them Christmas bushes because they came out just before Christmas in December. In the subtropics where I now live, however, the warm weather is slower to arrive and they normally blossom in January. And this year my eight trees did not blossom at all. So my locality experienced COOLING at the same time that global warming was being proclaimed.
So does that show anything? It does. It shows that the "smashing" temperature rise proclaimed by Jim Hansen was in fact so weak that it coincided with cooling in some places. It was not a "global" temperature rise at all. It was only a rise in some places. That is all one can accurately say about it
Below is part of what I saw when I looked out my backdoor in January, 2015: 17 metres of blossom right across my backyard
Posted by John J. Ray (M.A.; Ph.D.).