Global warming probably didn’t cause the drought in Australia’s South-East Queensland according to a new paper from CSIRO.
Apparently the drought was caused when a discombobulation of the ENSO Modoki teleconnection transmogrified the rainfall into a distillation of the Johnny Walker spirulation at the convention center on Hayman Island during the post-positive phase of Pacific decadal osculation.
Being a post-postitive sceptic myself about droughts being caused by global warming, along with the IPCC, many of the worlds hydrological scientists, and most of the general population, I am pleased to see an anti-AGW report by the CSIRO press release team. They couldn’t help telegraphing their scepticism with ‘climate variability’, however, helpfully enclosing the term ‘climate variability’ in scare quotes to alert the unwary reader that ‘climate change’ cannot be ruled out (the adjective, anthropogenic, now regarded as superfluous in CSIRO press releases since it has been established beyond all doubt that all climate change is now anthropogenic in origin).
Mrs Liese Coulter (MScComm) used scare quotes again in reference to ‘the teams’ preferred methodology of “taking the average of results from a set of climate models [a]s the most effective way of ‘distilling’ a climate change signal”. A usage I fully approve of, being exclusively a red wine drinker myself and so quite unfamiliar with the fruits of the distillation employed by the ‘CSIRO’ team.
Have I made my point yet? This is not scientific explanation. It’s pseudo-scientific gobbledygook.