Whale Oil took a swipe at a Greg Presland over claiming a weather event was due to climate change in I hope he is a better lawyer than he is a climate expert in response to a tweet:
Full-time blogger, part time local body politician and flea lawyer, Greg Presland thinks that the flooding in West Auckland wasn’t caused by rain.
I presume Slater knows that Presland is hardly a “full-time blogger”. So far today Presland has one post at The Standard, and his previous one was on Saturday. There are 14 today at Whale Oil under Slater’s authorship.
And “wasn’t caused by rain” is also a dissy dig.
It’s impossible to know that climate change was a significant factor let alone the primary culprit in the heave rain over the last few days so that was silly thing to claim – but Slater is like a gumboot calling the umbrella black.
He has pointed out silliness like this before, as in: In short, the weather has been the hottest yet cold, and glaciers have receded yet grown
Those scientists can take any situation: warm or cold, wet or dry and it all leads to human-induced climate change.
But Slater has done the same thing himself. Like
Single events mean little in the overall scheme of climate things.
Slater also took an odd passing shot at Presland:
Perhaps if the clown actually unfolded his arms he might actually achieve something.
Who poses with their arms folded? See Internet warrior. He has weathered a few storms since then and his political climate has changed a tad.