And the energy sector is so well run that it needs to increase power-bills way above inflation every year.
The problem with renewable energy is more to do with the way the schemes have been set up and just as we see with all forms of technology things become cheaper over time as new technologies are developed.
C) Maggie Thatcher disagreed as far back as the Rio summit in the early 1990s.
Perhaps people are forgetting that meteorology is a highly variable science (so far). As with forecasting in general, meteorologists take into account a myriad of variables that equal an everchanging solution. The solution is changing for the negative so the variables must be affecting that change. We all have an idea which variable(s) are the culprit(s). So to demand 100% proof that variable x is causing the solution to change and assign a value to variable x is not yet feasible. It's like demanding a seismologist to predict exactly what time and place the next earthquake will occur down to the exact second/kilometer. They have a good guess at the location at least (fault zones).
Well argued by all of you three. You totally owned the climate sceptics. I've nothing more to add.
I've never liked Margaret Thatcher but I'm surprised to learn that:
Unlike most politicians, she had some professional acquaintance with the area, graduating in chemistry from Oxford University and working for a period as a research scientist.
That's just insane.
Does any Australian know any future similar maps?
Actually I read later that those scales were false and that the temperatures didn't actually reach 50+ in those parts. But then large areas in central Australia are not monitored so it could still be true.
I'm not alarmed by such one off phenomenon. More alarming is how the global average temperature is up 1 degree. Yes, a small amount but these are the amounts that make a difference.
This heatwave would've happened anyway but we are operating in a world that is a whole degree warmer, which exacerbates it.