Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Memo for the day, remind a greenie...

...that they used to talk about global warming. These days however, they are more circumspect, and are aware of the adage to stop digging when in a hole. "Climate change" is the ideologically correct term now, and of course they can't go wrong. With spectacular hail storms in my home town (sea-side Mt Maunganui) last month, this headline comes as no surprise...

TEMPERATURE: LOWEST EVER FOR MAY FOR MANY AREAS, COLDER THAN NORMAL FOR ALL

The national average temperature of 9.0 °C for May 2009 was 1.6 °C below average for this time of the year. Temperatures were below average (by between 2.0 and 2.5 °C) over most of the South Island, lower parts of the North Island, King Country, Waikato, Auckland and parts of Northland. Most other locations experienced well below average temperatures (between 1.2 and 2.0 °C lower than normal). Record low May maximum or minimum temperatures were recorded in multiple locations throughout the country...more here...

H/T Maksimovich at WuWT

...and thought for the day..."Too much democracy" - the number one reason that socialists run out of money. H/T SmallDeadAnimals

2 comments:

Jack said...

That whole metric thing throws me. Always have to find a converter so that I can tell what is going on. Fahrenheit is so much more convenient.

Oh well, that should be the biggest of our problems.

Ayrdale said...

It is a big ask after reaching a certain age to think in different units. We know that over 6 feet is tall, but even after 15 years of metrics I couldn't say what the equivalent is.
However, warming is warming, and there's not much of that going on around here. Clear, beautiful, but cold.