Andrew Bolt noted this interesting information this morning (6 Mar 2014)
Victoria’s environment commissioner has quit and hit out at the Napthine government’s attitude on climate change, saying bureaucrats told her they were directed to refrain from even using the term.
Professor Kate Auty, the Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability since 2008, said the government’s lack of leadership on the issue was illustrated by the phrase ‘’climate variability’’ often being used when climate change was meant.
Climate change refers to warming of the planet by human-induced emissions of greenhouse gases. ‘’Climate variability’’ commonly describes natural fluctuations.
So climate change means global warming?
Reminds me of Humpty-Dumpty and his “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone. “It means just what I choose it to mean – neither more or less.”
Seems Professor Auty might be lexically confused?
And there’s another thing – both the US National Academy of Sciences and the UK Royal Society have released a report on “Climate Change – Evidence and Causes”, (H/T Catallaxy Files)
The opening paragraph is a bit of a jaw-dropper:
CLIMATE CHANGE IS ONE OF THE DEFINING ISSUES OF OUR TIME. It is now more certain than ever, based on many lines of evidence, that humans are changing Earth’s climate. The atmosphere and oceans have warmed, accompanied by sea-level rise, a strong decline in Arctic sea ice, and other climate-related changes.The evidence is clear. However, due to the nature of science, not every single detail is ever totally settled or completely certain. Nor has every pertinent question yet been answered.
This conclusion is based on the existing belief from the compilation of the Earth’s radiative budget, i.e. energy in vs energy out, is out of balance with less energy going out that what is coming in. This imbalance must therefore be warming the planet and the cause of this warming is the, so-called, CO2 greenhouse effect. (This imbalance is actually measured, by the way, and hence real, but as climate science totally ignores the electromagnetic spectrum in its modelling of the earth’s weather, it is forced to conclude from a process of elimination that humans must be causing this imbalance by emitting carbon dioxide). But as was shown a few posts earlier, that missing heat or energy is a misinterpretation of the physics of earth energy exchange mechanism – the missing energy, or heat, was simply transformed into electrical energy by the EZ water mechanism. As the oceans represent 70% of the earth’s surface, that ‘missing’ heat is sure enough in the oceans, but not as heat but electrical energy. It’s ignorance of this mechanism that drives science to instead blame it on the human factor.
And definitely not a case of ignorance being bliss either.