Sixth place in a Formula One race will earn you a single world championship point. Score one for plucky little global warming:
The Bureau of Meteorology says Australia experienced its sixth warmest year on record in 2007.
Records go back maybe 150 years; the land mass known as Australia has been around for 55 million years. “On record” means nothing. Still, this non-news is causing agitation amongst the Altona warmenhood:
Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard says the latest figures prove the Federal Government must act now on climate change.
She says the statistics should silence climate change sceptics.
Right. And the party that finished sixth in last year’s election should be in government.
“What the bureau statement today confirms is the urgent need to act on climate change,” she said.
“We know of course, we’ve seen 11 years of inaction from the Howard government. The Rudd Labor Government has already started acting on climate change.”
So now we’ll have a colder 2008, apparently. The national thermostat is in safe hands.