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Antarctica

Antarctic Wind Change: What has Really Caused It?

A farmer near Orange in New South Wales emailed me last month lamenting the lack of interest shown by the national media in SAM – the Southern Annular Mode. He explained that SAM was a key driver of rainfall over southern Australia and changes in the extent of Antarctic sea ice. Rather than report on […]

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Bigots, Climate Change Deniers and George Orwell

GEORGE Brandis says it is “deplorable” deniers are being excluded from the climate change debate and people who say the science is settled are ignorant and medieval. The attorney general called the leader of the opposition in the Senate, Penny Wong, the “high priestess of political correctness” and said he did not regret his comment […]

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Part 2 of IPCC Fifth Assessment Report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) is being released in four parts with Working Group II due to officially release their contribution on “Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability” in Yokohama, Japan, on Monday 31 March. Comments on the IPCC report, and pre-release publicity, are welcome in the following thread. For an alternative […]

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Sea Ice Cover

What Drives Change in Antarctic Sea Ice Cover?

THE modern meteorologist relies on computer models for forecasting. Coupled atmospheric-ocean models, known as general circulation models, are favoured for medium to long-range forecasting with these models forecasting an overall and quite rapid general warming at the north and south poles. In accordance with this forecast, there has been a general decline in the extent […]

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Myth and the Bureau of Meteorology

WE know that the Australian Bureau of Meteorology can’t forecast weather more than a few days out. So why should we believe a climate forecast to 2030? According to Sara Phillips, writing for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the Bureau’s new State of the Climate 2014 report is a reliable source of information because it distils […]

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popular technology

Peer-Reviewed Papers Supporting Skeptical Arguments Against AGW Alarmism

Wanting to find a list of peer-reviewed papers supporting an alternative perspective on climate change? It’s just been compiled by the geeks at popular technology.net http://www.populartechnology.net/2009/10/peer-reviewed-papers-supporting.html#Preface So much for the false statement by Al Gore in 2000 that: “There was a massive study of every scientific article in a peer reviewed article written on global […]

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Satellite Temps 2013

Last Year, 2013: A Hot Year for Australia

ANOTHER year, and another announcement from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology that it is getting hotter. Indeed on January 3, 2014, David Jones, Manager of Climate Monitoring and Predictions at the Bureau, explained in a radio interview that: “We know every place across Australia is getting hotter, and very similarly almost every place on this […]

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When Is the Right Time to Abandon Ship?

IN September, Patrick J. Michaels likened the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to a treed cat. He wrote, “Instead of closing its eyes and scurrying to the ground, it climbs onto even higher and thinner branches, while yowling ever louder.” Dr Michaels then went on to ask, how does the IPCC back down from a […]

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Carbon Off-setting an Expedition to the Antarctic

CHRIS Turney is professor of climate change at the University of New South Wales. He recently set off on a 233-foot-long Russian-flagged ship with 70 or so colleagues to check-out the climate by following in the footsteps of famous explorer Douglas Mawson’s 1912 expedition to the Antarctic. I’m assuming that the ship is running on […]

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clouds

How Long Before AGW is recognised as a Spectacularly Wrong Scientific Theories by the Academies?

“ONE of the best things about science is that the discipline is self-correcting.” So wrote Eric Berger in a blog post in which he lists, what he considers, the top 10 most spectacularly wrong once widely held scientific theories. His list included: The stress theory of ulcers; Immovable continents; Phlogiston; and Miasmatic theory of disease. […]

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