2011-06-28 18:17:08“They said it would never rain, then it did” meme
James Wight


An argument I’ve heard made frequently in Australia is that climate scientists and activists used to claim the decade-long drought in many parts of Australia would never end, and then contradicted themselves by blaming AGW for the floods of 2010-2011. In this clip from The Bolt Report, Andrew Bolt points to a few poorly-worded quotes by Tim Flannery and others to back up this narrative. I think we need to counter this by explaining the true connections between global temperature and precipitation, but I’m not sure I know enough to write about it myself.