GOULBURN is a town, to the southwest of Sydney, known for its maximum-security prison. It is also a place, that by Australian standards gets quite cold. Temperatures have been measured at the airport since 1988, and the lowest temperature ever record in July is officially -9.1 degrees Celsius. In fact, Sunday morning this record was […]
Despite an exceptionally cool end to this October, the CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology have just put out a joint report claiming that there is going to be an increase in the number of hot days and thus an increased risk of devastating bushfires — based on homogenised (remodelled) temperatures, of course. CSIRO experts forecast […]
FOLLOWING are my initial comments in response to the release of the report by the Technical Advisory Forum on the Australian Climate Observations Reference Network (ACORN-SAT): I NOTE that The Forum, chaired by Dr Ron Sandland formerly of the CSIRO, concurs with the Bureau that: “There is a need to adjust the historical temperature record to account […]
Russia is set to ban about $400 million in agriculture imports from Australia. In the past Russia has been a large importer of kangaroo.
From the poem Desiderata: Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud […]
THIS THREAD IS ALREADY CLOSED. According to Larry Fields: I really like the Open Thread. I don’t have the energy to keep up with the long articles at WUWT and elsewhere. Commenters who provide links in the Open Thread help me prioritize my reading.
Last night I presented a paper for the Sydney Institute entitled ‘Modelling Australian and global temperatures: what’s wrong? Bourke and Amberley as case studies’. The paper written with Ken Stewart, Dennis Jensen and John Abbot concludes with some thoughts on the New South Wales annual mean maximum temperature record. In particular we suggest that the […]
WORKING Group II, of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), published their contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report earlier today. The summary document begins by explaining that human interference with the climate system is occurring and climate change poses risks for humans and natural systems. The report goes on to assess the impacts, how […]
“So long as the tools a paradigm supplies continue to prove capable of solving the problems it defines, science moves fastest and penetrates most deeply through confident employment of the tools. The reason is clear. As in manufacture so in science – retooling is an extravagance to be reserved for the occasion that demands it. […]
Low tide, not global cooling. [Photograph taken at Lammermoor Beach, Capricorn coast, recently]