All posts by Warwick Hughes

Queensland Govt Australian rain history 1889-2017

The data driven Qld approach highlighting climate cycles contrasts starkly with WA Govt mantras never contradicted by the Perth BoM. WA Govt “watercrats” see SW WA rain in terms of “our drying climate”, “declining rainfall”, “rain has stopped falling” etc. and I am not aware the Perth BoM has ever spoken against this doomster view. Download the Queensland extended wet/dry period poster (1889-2017) (PDF) a foundation on which to learn more about Australian rainfall history.

“Darkest Hour” movie of Churchill for 3 weeks in 1940

The movie starts with the German invasion of the Low Countries 10May40 and ends with Dunkirk – could have been called “3 weeks in May typing in smoke filled rooms”. Jokes aside well worth seeing a replay of these pivotal events in the saving of Western civilization.
I thought they could have sketched the progress of WWII to date a little better and told us a little more about Winston Churchill – this video has a 5 minute summary of his life. [Nice comment by Mary Louise Pivec – Churchill saved western civilization and for that, the Left will never forgive him.]
He was always an MP through the 1930s but by 1939 had been a decade out of Cabinet and was an isolated figure. Churchill had taken the lead in warning about the militarization and expansionist policies of Nazi Germany and in campaigning for British rearmament.
After German expansion into Austria March 1938 – Chamberlain and Hitler signed the Munich Agreement 30Sep38 and we have all seen the photos of PM Chamberlain waving his paper claiming to have won “peace in our time”.
Germany annexed parts of Czechoslovakia in March 1939 which lead the UK and France to guarantee Polish independence 31Mar39.
On 23Aug39 Hitler and Stalin signed their Non-Aggression Pact with secret provisions for the division of Poland between them.
On 3Sep39 Germany invaded Poland and UK & France declared war on Germany – keeping faith with the Poles.
On 17Sep39 Stalin walked into Poland and occupied the eastern portion without a declaration of war.
Winston Churchill was re-appointed First Lord of the Admiralty(CEO of the Royal Navy) on the outbreak of war 3Sep39.
So Churchill had been at the heart of the British war effort for eight calamitous months through the destruction of Poland, Western expansion of the USSR, Phoney War on the Western Front and the 10Apr40 German Invasion of Norway. From the 10May40 German invasion of the low countries and France he was made PM and headed a National Govt with Labour and all parties which was immediately confronted with the capitulation of their main ally France. While across the Atlantic the USA riddled with isolationists was in an election year. You could hardly imagine a more hopeless crisis.
I thought they should have mentioned the German halt order before Dunkirk – the movie over emphasized Calais IMHO. You will love the movie if you like sepia tones and gloomy interiors with lots of smoking. Worth seeing just for the portrayal of the King. Lots of chit-chat about Chamberlain and Halifax some of which I missed – need subtitles. I thought the odd portrayal of air raids by some “eye of God” camera over models was a sad fail – but we got the message. And I doubt WSC spoke to people on the tube as portrayed – but movies are art. I could see it again and will see the DVD in time.

ABC Four Corners maybe worst show ever

My phone had been running hot saying I had to watch this Four Corners expose of “climate change” – what a pageant of old wives tales mixed with assorted lies and exaggerations.
Starting with the “Braidwood drought” was a dud move due to rain and floods a week or so ago in the region – so that should have been cut. Surely the show has staff that are half awake?? I mean Canberra flooded!!
To use a vineyard near Adelaide as evidence of GW? – not even a pic of the weather instruments – Adelaide is barely a half degree warmer than 100 years ago despite the ever expanding urban heat island and electric instruments vs mercury in glass. Interesting too how the variation in the years has narrowed last ~decade.

How did the show choose to beat up heatwaves in Perth in the face of two cool summers as reported by – themselves!
Great shots of Perth Govt staffers having a day off work learning about heatwaves.
Perth watercrats turned to seawater desal in the face of plentiful water which would have offended the Greens to harvest. I list 6 sources where the WA Govt could easily have bolstered water supplies and avoided the energy intensive water factories the State is now stuck with for life. Once you get seawater desal you get the compulsory climate lies for life too.

ABC classic cherry pick of Arctic temperatures

I noticed this ABC story – looked like the usual puff – you know “proving GW” – we have all read dozens of the genre. Then Dr Kerry Rodgers emailed out of the blue to say he had a letter in the Timaru Herald – and it sounded like the same source quoting Australian oceanographer Dr Amelie Meyer. I thought wow a fast moving story “Timaru!!”.
I found T data for Cape Morris Jesup and downloaded data for winter to get a bit of perspective on the chart of 24Feb18 featured by the ABC. Note 1Dec2017 is on the right in my chart.

The ABC cherry picking of the 24th was impeccable. It would have been so easy for the ABC to give their readers a more balanced chart and story.