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Time to shine climate nuts! Mayor Rattenbury opens the gates of hell!

By johnboy 17 January 2014 66

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As if the whole city wasn’t irritable enough as the bricks of our homes start to glow from the accumulated heat.

Now Shane Rattenbury has been unable to restrain himself and has linked the heatwave to carbon emissions thereby kicking off the most annoying argument known to man.

As Canberra faces its third consecutive day of extreme heat, we are starting to experience firsthand the impacts of climate change in our city, said ACT Greens Member for Molonglo, Shane Rattenbury, MLA.

“2013 was Australia’s hottest year since records began in 1910. 2014 has begun with heatwaves travelling across the country and according to findings released by the Climate Council; we can expect more of the same in the future,” said Mr Rattenbury.

“Heatwaves are hotter, lasting longer and occurring more frequently, increasing the risk and severity of bushfires and drought. The Abbott Government’s failure to take action on global warming is negligent.

“The ACT is a national leader in renewable energy and we are taking decisive action to avoid the worst impacts of global warming. However, the Abbott Government is determined to ignore the science and listen only to its big business mates.

“It astounds me that while people in Canberra – and all over the nation – are already feeling the effects of global warming, Tony Abbott would let his ideological position get in the way of the hard facts.

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davo101 11:44 am 19 Jan 14

shauno said :

I’m fairly certain you can find almost identical quotes from the 16th century on people defending flat Earth.

I’m pretty sure you won’t. Mostly due to the fact that the idea that people believed in a flat earth is a 19th century invention.

Antagonist 10:00 am 19 Jan 14

WMC: The simplest way to see if global warming is occurring is to graph the average minimum annual temperatures for the last 100 years. Anyone can do it, and anyone (except Mr Abbott) can see the trend in the graph themselves. Even my daughter who is in Year 3 can see the trend, especially from 1961 onwards.

As for Mayor Rattenbury blaming Mr Abbott for climate change because he has not done anything decisive in the last six months? Shut up, before I put you across my knee and give you the smack you deserve, idiot!

Woody Mann-Caruso 9:33 am 19 Jan 14

Just out of curiosity, denialists:

How many years of record-breaking highs, declining lows and extreme weather events do you think is enough for people to be able to say ‘this is the climate now’? You won’t be able to say ‘herp it’s just a one-off weather event’ or ‘derp but it’s cold over there’ forever.

miz 7:37 am 19 Jan 14

I hope Shane noticed the buckled tram lines in Melbourne lately and has had a reality check re light rail
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/commuters-and-tennis-face-delayed-as-heatwave-power-outages-hit-public-transport/story-fni0fit3-1226801011116

Diggety 11:08 pm 18 Jan 14

Sounds like he wants his old Greenpeace job back.

housebound 8:00 pm 18 Jan 14

Forgot to add: I love these threads. Fans from all sides come out to play. Great sideshow.

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