Rudd wrong on Jesus

Mr Rudd, don’t show your ignorance

Just when will Mr Rudd be challenged on basic facts by our media, especially the ABC. Tony Abbott was roundly ridiculed for telling school children that “at the time of Julius Caesar and Jesus of Nazareth”, the world was warmer than today.

As Jo Nova points out on her brilliant blog:

Rudd let slip a line in his frustration this week that reveals how little he knows about the topic he holds so dear. He has so completely swallowed the PR on climate science, that when poked, he reflexively fires back exaggerated scientific claims that would make even the IPCC blush. In 2007 the IPCC and Gore et al offered Rudd the perfect Election-Wedge-on-a-Platter. They’d primed the audience with propaganda; trained the crowd to recite: Carbon is pollution. It looked like a no-brainer. Yet having based his leadership and campaign on it, it’s obvious he had not done even the most basic of checks (and still apparently hasn’t).

Nova provides graphs and citations from China, North America, Venezuela, South Africa, Greenland and the Sargasso Sea from 2000 years ago. In this country with easy public access, Andrew Bolt has been providing graphs of the ancient world warm periods for many years, and the late John L Daly, an early and international award wining sceptic from Tasmania had published a book “The Greenhouse Trap”, as far back as 1989 [an Australian first?]. I remember writing an article for the Canberra Times in 1994 on the global warming scare where I reproduced one of Daly’s graphs.

The Medieval Warming, the Roman Warming, and the Minoan Warming are well known and well established. Mr Rudd is either a cynical opportunist or a fool. I wonder if he actually understands why his popularity is declining.

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