Thursday, August 11, 2005

Hot and cold on global warming

As The Guardian’s “science correspondent” Ian Sample panics over the melting of Siberian ice, global warming has taken a firm grip on Australia…with unprecedented snowfall.


Anonymous Johann Kintter said...

Mr Callahan obviously misunderstands the word unprecedented. This word means literally something without precedent, i.e. something that has never happened before, which is how he describes the snowfall in Australia,despite the news article's first paragraph describing the event only as having happened " for the first time in decades."Later in the article the snowfalls are labelled the heaviest in 50 years. Also the idea that Global Warming is a simple uniform process which has no room for anomalies and transitory fluctuations is a naive and simple-minded view of a complex system.

5:26 PM  

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