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Australia Will Be Wetter/Drier/Or A Bit Of Both

January 17, 2017

By Paul Homewood




Eric Worrall at WUWT brings us the latest piece of junk science, this time from Steve Sherwood.

Sherwood after much taxpayer funded study concludes that Australia may see more rainfall in the future, less rainfall in the future, or a combination of the two.


More rain on the horizon as climate change affects Australia, study finds

Australians will need to batten down the hatches with more intense rain storms predicted as a result of higher humidity driven by a rise in global temperatures.

New findings from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science, published in Nature Climate Change on Tuesday, reveal that a two-degree rise in average global temperatures would lead to a 10-30 per cent increase in extreme downpours.

The study’s authors predict that while some parts of the continent will become wetter, others will experience increasing drought.

Steve Sherwood, a professor at the Climate Change Research Centre at the University of NSW who contributed to the research, said global warming would have a clear impact on rainfall.

“There is no chance that rainfall in Australia will remain the same as the climate warms,” he said.

“With two degrees of global warming, Australia is stuck with either more aridity, much heavier extreme rains, or some combination of the two.


He must have taken a leaf out of Mark Carney’s book! Mystic Mark’s crystal ball has apparently told him that

“the next interest rate move could be either up or down”


Truly we are in the hands of fools!

  1. Bloke down the pub permalink
    January 17, 2017 11:34 am

    Some people have problems grasping what a ‘normal’ is.

  2. mothcatcher permalink
    January 17, 2017 11:43 am

    I think you are being a little unfair, Paul/Eric.

    He might be right. Or he might be wrong. Or he might be a bit right and a bit wrong. It will be difficult to tell, so give him a break!

  3. January 17, 2017 11:59 am

    I think I know what the problem might be. We aren’t all taking the same designer drugs. Now this is real science, the same, more, less, or some combination. … sarc.

  4. John of Cloverdale, WA permalink
    January 17, 2017 12:23 pm

    “Steve Sherwood, a professor at the Climate Change Research Centre at the University of NSW”. The same University that gave us the “Ship of Fools” expedition to the sea-ice-free Antarctic.

  5. Joe Public permalink
    January 17, 2017 12:34 pm

    Our Aussie cousins have been stung for $billions in desalination costs for not a drop of water.

    THE consumer bill for the nation’s largest desalination plant is set to rise to more than $2 billion, as heavy rain and soaring dam levels make redundant tremendously expensive facilities across the eastern seaboard.

    New figures obtained by The Weekend Australian show the Victorian desalination plant, southeast of Melbourne, will have cost water users $1.2bn by the November 29 state election, rising to $2bn by the end of the next financial year.

    The cost has soared, despite no water having been drawn from the facility since its opening in 2012 and dams being more than 80 per cent full.

  6. tom0mason permalink
    January 17, 2017 1:49 pm

    Latest news says there are more torrential droughts on the way… 😉

  7. HotScot permalink
    January 17, 2017 1:54 pm

    Thie is science?

  8. January 17, 2017 2:11 pm

    Reblogged this on Climatism and commented:
    Australia has another infamous junk-scientist/mammalogist by the name of Tim Flannery, who in 2007 spewed:

    “So even the rain that falls isn’t actually going to fill our dams and our river systems…” Tim Flannery 2007

    Flannery’s climate hysteria led directly to the construction of four desalination plants totalling $12 BILLION.

    ALL four desal plants are currently mothballed, costing about $1 MILLION/day each to run, under contract, until 2030.

    All dams on the Eastern seaboard are near full. And have been ever since the “rains” returned in 2009.

    More hard proof that there is far more damage done to people’s lives and economies by “global warming” alarmists and alarmism, than any supposed “global warming” (predicted by alarmist, junk-science computer models) could ever do.

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