In 1998, El Nino caused a warm weather spike. In 2015-6 another El Nino created another warm spike. That’s what weather does – it fluctuates.

Long-term climate trends are more significant.

We live in the autumn of the warm Holocene period within the Pleistocene Ice Age – an era of lethal ice separated by brief, warm, carbon-rich, life-supporting interludes. The long-term peak occurred 7,000 years ago – glacial winter lies ahead.

Greenland Ice Core Reconstruction of Earth Climate for the past 10,000 years.
The heat from the sun on N Hemisphere land masses (red line) is the driver.

Source: “The Inconvenient Skeptic” 2011 by John Kehr, Illustration 66, p115
http://theinconvenientskeptic.com

Promoting destructive energy policies designed to prevent warming (and starve the plant world), just as the next climate winter approaches, is suicidal behaviour.

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Viv Forbes is a geologist/pastoralist who has walked along or been flooded by many rivers of Qld and NT. He and his wife have fed starving stock in the droughts and carted water for them. They have built, deepened or repaired at least 23 farm and station dams and managed construction and operation of mine dams. When Viv was employed by the Queensland State Government as a field mapping geologist they inspected the Nathan Gorge Dam site in 1964, 60 years ago. This dam was first proposed in 1922. It is still undeveloped over 100 years later.