Last night I was very briefly on Sky Television, and we were reminded by Andrew Bolt that Professor Tim Flannery once said the dams would never fill again. Back in 2009 we were told to expect drought as the new norm here in Australia because of … [Read more...] about Wet Summers During La Niña Cycles
THE accurate weather forecast of James Stagg back in June 1944 is considered crucial to the successful D-day invasion that changed the course of WWII. Should we find ourselves at war again, is there an institution or individual capable of … [Read more...] about Skilful Monthly Rainfall Forecasts
BEFORE the 20th Century there was no age for retirement. There existed a leisured class who through birth or industry could choose what work they did – if and when. But, even they didn’t retire. Retirement, like unemployment, can potentially … [Read more...] about Don’t Retire: Start a PhD in Paradise
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 … [Read more...] about Finding Figures Quoted in Media in IPCC Report Released Today
I began my most recent newsletter to those subscribed at ‘MythandtheMurray.org’ with reference to the Michael Crichton quote: ‘If you don’t know history, then you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree.” I … [Read more...] about Mega-Drought for Murray Darling, Predicted by Kevin Long
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 … [Read more...] about What Drives Change in Antarctic Sea Ice Cover?