Adelaide news Feburary 1, 1933: 'Climate Never Changes' - The Commonwealth Meteorologist (Mr. Watt) smiles when he is asked about what is wrong with tthe weather, because all the records show that it is normal. "There has been no appreciable climatic change anywhere since the dawn of history," said Mr. Watt today. When people compare the present with the past, they remember only the abnormal. The ordinary is forgotten. The belief that climate is changing is only an error of memory."
Hoerling: 'We can also say with high confidence that no appreciable trend toward either wetter or drier conditions has been observed for statewide average precipitation since 1895' -- 'At present, the scientific evidence does not support an argument that the drought there is appreciably linked to human-induced climate change...In short, the drought gripping California has been observed before. And it has occurred principally because of a lack of rain, not principally because of warmer temperatures...the scientific evidence does not support an argument that human-induced climate change has played any appreciable role in the current California drought.' -- 'The 2012 report on extreme events by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change examined the evidence for regional changes in soil moisture since 1950, and made the following assessment for western North America: 'No overall or slight decrease in dryness since 1950; large variability; large drought of the 1930s dominates.'
'And we have no doubt that Whitehouse is genuine in his desire to raise the profile of climate issues. But, there is another more political reason for the decision by Senate Democrats to devote their time to the issue right now. And that issue is campaign cash.'
Ben Stein on Fox News panel: 'The climate change thing is such nonsense. Why not have an all-nighter about whether the Dead Sea Scrolls are authentic? This just nutty pandering to their most extreme nutty base.'