Posted 20 February 2011
"For their propaganda, global warming alarmists rely heavily on historic amnesia. This can be well illustrated by examples from Australia. Severe climatic events have been a common natural occurrence in Australia in the past, as they are today. However, this doesn’t seem to deter climate alarmists from blaming every severe drought or flood on human CO2 emissions. Good examples include the 2010 bushfires in Victoria, the recent catastrophic floods in Queensland and the destructive cyclone Yasi." Dr Gerrit van der Lingen, writing in *Quadrant. (*UPDATE: We are happy to report that Gerrit and his wife Maryanne survived the Christchurch earthquake, but at the cost of having to move from their central city apartment).