Tag Archives | Temperatures

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Understanding the Wild, Wet Weather across Southern Australia

The wild, wet weather across southern Australia this spring is a consequence of an unusually strong temperature gradient, especially evident in the following chart as warm water to the north of Australia (especially in the Timor and Arafura Seas), and the cold waters off the southwest of Australia. Former head of Australia’s National Climate Centre, […]

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Prof Brian Cox, image courtesy of the BBC

Speaking Truth to Power, and Correcting Brian Cox

There was once a clear distinction between science – that was about reason and evidence – and art that could venture into the make-believe including through the re-interpretation of facts. This line is increasingly blurred in climate science where data is now routinely remodeled to make it more consistent with global warming theory.

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Green squares show annual mean minimum temperatures, red dots show these values after homogenization.  In dropping down the early mean minima the Bureau changes slight cooling at Rutherglen, into warming of 1.7 degrees Celsius per century.

Auditor-General Dismisses Need for Scrutiny of Bureau’s Homogenization Methodology

SURFACE air temperatures, as measured at weather stations across Australia, are routinely remodeled through a process of homogenization.  After the remodeling of approximately 100 individual temperature series, various area weightings are applied to these individual series, then the average annual temperature is calculated for each state and territory, the entire continent, and used to report […]

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Roy Spencer and John Christy are responsible for compiling the UAH Satellite record.

Accepting Regional Variability in Global Temperatures

IN the very first report from the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) the Medieval Warm Period was evident as a period, about as warm as the present, occurring from AD 950 to 1250. In subsequent IPCC reports there is no such warm period in this historical record. Instead there is a graph, […]

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chart from  https://nsidc.org/data/seaice_index/

Satellite-based global temperatures, trending up

LEADING climate scientists were not acknowledging “the pause” in global warming, even though it was very apparent in the satellite-based temperatures of the lower troposphere. That was until last month. The February update to this satellite record has broken previous records for the northern hemisphere, and indicates that global temperatures are once again on the […]

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John Abbot's corvette which was submerged in the Brisbane flooding of January 2011.

Rainfall Forecasts Should be Benchmarked

ACCORDING to Bill Gates, “You can achieve incredible progress if you set a clear goal and find a measure that will drive progress towards that goal.” This may seem basic, but it’s not practiced enough, and certainly not when it comes to rainfall forecasting. The Bureau of Meteorology increasingly use their weather and climate forecasts […]

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Bob Carter Warms with Eiffel Tower Descent

THE Eiffel Tower was opened in 1889, and with an observation deck at about 300 m above ground level was then the highest human-construction on planet Earth. Professor Bob Carter, former Head of the Department of Earth Sciences at James Cook University, now in Paris in advance of the COP-21 global warming talks, recently emailed […]

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Latest UAH satellite data for Australia, via Ken Stewart

Sceptics and Alarmists, Together, Present to Coalition Environment Committee

ON Tuesday there was a Parliamentary Information Session in Canberra sponsored by the Global Change Institute and the University of Queensland at which many government-funded climate scientists told members and senators that the end is nigh. That is unless Australia signs on to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals at the upcoming COP21 in Paris. […]

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Anthony Sharwood - photograph courtesy of News.com.au, where he is a journalist and advocate for homogenization

You Don’t Know the Half of It: Temperature Adjustments and the Australian Bureau of Meteorology

For the true believer, it is too awful to even consider that the Australian Bureau of Meteorology could be exaggerating global warming by adjusting figures. This doesn’t mean though, that it’s not true. In fact, under Prime Minister Tony Abbott, a panel of eminent statisticians was formed to investigate these claims detailed in The Australian […]

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