Pied Piper: Australian students skip school for mass protest

Pied Piper: Australian students skip school for mass protest, by Frances Mao.

Thousands of Australian school students have urged greater action on climate change in protests across the country.

The students skipped school on Friday to highlight what they say are inadequate climate policies by the Australian government.

On Monday, Australian PM Scott Morrison rebuked their plans for “activism” during school hours and insisted his government was tackling climate change.

Scary. Brainwashing works.

Reader Philip:

Until of course it is proved to be lies, then it will never work again with that generation.

The lies of our generation were not as sweeping in scope and thus not as prone to causing anger when disproved. This generation will never trust government again as they sit in their badly insulated apartments with zero heating and pray for the sun to come out to give them some warmth.

You want the truth, clear and unvarnished?

Here is a recent graph with the only reliable temperature data we have — from satellites. Satellites cover almost the entire planet, they do not rely on thermometers in artificially warming locations, and past readings are not adjusted so as to exaggerate recent warming.

Can you spot a problem?

The actual trend warming is 0.13 degrees per decade for the last 40 years. The climate models, from 1979 (when they first “went public” in the Charney Report) until today, predict that our rising carbon dioxide should cause a warming trend of about 0.30 degrees per decade. Indeed, the oldest firm prediction of the IPCC is from 1990, and was for 0.30 degrees per decade — at least 0.20 and at most 0.50 degrees per decade. Nope, didn’t happen. Something is wrong with the models.

What if the temperature rise of the last three centuries (the coldest time in the last millennium was about 1680, and the trend has been up since then) was due to indirect solar forces, and is now pooping out and going into reverse?

hat-tip Philip Barton