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Global Cooling saves Life of Aussie riding a Crocodile

BBC reports of a drunk Australian who attempted to ride Elizabeth Taylor a huge saltwater crocodile. The man survived because unusually cold nights and the biological clock had slowed the croc down. Had it been hot, the man would have been eaten for breakfast. The unusually cold nights point to global cooling which started in 1934 1998 2001 1st January 2002.

The Friends of Science (FoS) attribute the global cooling since the start of their 2002 fiscal year to decreasing sun activity. But, while the sun’s activity has been consistently low since the 1970s, and temperatures have risen dramatically since, we denialist Hayekian and Friedmaniac scientists wonder how much of a downward temperature trend is needed to stop a croc. Consulting FoS’ cherry database, their best fit line between January 2002 and February 2010 yields a decline of 0.12ºC ‘per decade’. Their most recent best fit line (which applies to the croc case) between January 2002 and June 2010 yields a decline of a lousy 0.03ºC. While we and Ms. Taylor the croc are still at a loss how long a decade should be, it proves that short term temperature variations (‘weather&rsquoWinking make a huge difference for short to intermediate trends - hence only long term trends larger than 30 years are meaningful for assessing global warming.

Back to Oz. “I am not afraid of anything”, croc man told us. And filed a law suit against the croc over reproductive health concerns.

Due to recent events, we present an argumentum ad moronem moncktonem in closing:
What is the difference between a crocodile and the front row in a Lord Monckton speech? A crocodile has 66 teeth and four legs and it is the other way round in the Monckton case. Although both Monckton and his front benchers will deny this...

FoGT thanks D.T. for bringing the croc story to our attention!