While watching the Abbott government implode is getting a bit dull, Real Climate has couple of posts well worth reading about "the pause", and deceptive graphing by Anthony Watts.
Apparently, this graph is consistent with not taking any action on climate change, according to more than half of the Coalition, nearly all libertarians, and Andrew Bolt:
A hot and stormy start to summer, meantime, makes people think about climate change and how the Abbott government doesn't really believe in it. That's good.
Update: I see that Sinclair Davidson recently tweeted a link to Jo Nova (another reliable climate scientist) who plotted UAH figures to "disprove" BOM's claim that Australia has had its hottest Spring on record.
Rather than believe thermometers on the ground, they now rush to believe the rather more complicated methods used by satellites to measure the temperature of the atmosphere above the ground. Because, of course, the BOM can't be trusted to do analysis of ground temperatures: they are corruptly out to prove global warming by hook or by crook.
Sinclair, haven't you got some more mathturbation to do on tobacco and plain packing, rather than reading Jonova?
I also see that Jonova and the IPA are both making end of year plea for donations. A bigger bunch of moochers I have never seen. Can't you just write begging letters to Gina and Rupert and be done with, instead of begging on street corners?