Tag: Cyclone Winston

Doubling Down at the Church of Climate Change

I’m really starting to wonder about what’s going on at Sky News. While the television coverage is more or less balanced, the news website is becoming a sick joke.

Yesterday, I drew the line with this pathetic ‘story’ about how climate change is going to result in more ‘extreme’ cyclones. Not right now of course, but just you wait:

Queensland has unusually dodged them this season but more destructive cyclones will be unleashed on the Sunshine State in future, according to the authors of a new report.

The Climate Council will release its ‘Cranking up the horseshit intensity: Climate change and extreme weather events’ report on Wednesday.

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Can Every Cyclone be the ‘Worst Ever’?

Why would large chunks of the media want to recklessly mislead us about Cyclone Winston’s ranking in the pantheon of cyclones?

Worst ever!

It all started when I read the headline ‘worst storm on record’ on news.com.au (at 15:08 on Saturday, 20 February 2016 – before Cyclone Winston had even hit Fiji):

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