Third hottest year ices Europe, according to articles in the Courier Mail 2, 3, and 5 December 2010. A report compiled for the UN climate conference in Cancun, Mexico, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) claims 2010 is the third hottest year since 1850. Only 1998 and 2005 have been hotter. The report also notes the past year has had many extreme weather events such as floods in Pakistan, drought in the Amazon basin and a heat wave in Russia. Australia has been relatively spared due to a strong La Nina weather pattern, according to David Jones, head of climate analysis for the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. He commented: “While Australia has escaped this year … other parts of the planet are seeing incredibly hot temperatures.” Those other parts of the planet do not include Europe, which has been lashed by snow and ice, bringing transport systems to a standstill. Schools have been closed and at least 15 people have died of exposure in eastern European countries. Ski resorts are warning of avalanches and Geneva’s University Hospital had to cancel non-urgent surgery for two days while they coped with an unprecedented number of broken bones caused by accidents in the icy conditions.

Editorial Comment: Climate alarmists are free to believe 1998 was the hottest year, but that makes 2010 only the third hottest year, and it means it is time for all to admit there has been no real warming for the past 12 years, and more importantly, it’s time to accept there is no need to make the lives of those already suffering from cold more miserable by increasing fuel costs in an attempt to stop the global emissions blamed for non-existent warming trends.

Extreme weather events are not new. They have been going on for thousands of years, starting with Noah’s flood. Since then there have been droughts, regional floods, storms, hail and snow. These are all reminders that the whole creation has been groaning ever since man rebelled against his Creator and God brought judgement on mankind and the whole creation. (Ref. climate, natural disasters, meteorology)

Evidence News 15 December 2010