Category Archives: Climate indicators

Cold day records smashed in Perth region

Thanks to Chris Gillham – From Perth Region (Western Australia not Scotland) Feb has been moderate so far over there.
PEARCE RAAF (009053) 17° on 9 Feb 2017 smashes the previous 18.8 – data from 1940
BICKLEY (009240) 14° on 9 Feb 2017 annihilated the previous 18 – data from 1994
BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN (009037) 17° on 9 Feb 2017 also annihilated the previous mild 21 – data from 1965

From Wheatbelt
CUNDERDIN AIRFIELD (010286) 16° on 9 Feb 2017 demolishes the previous 22.2 – data from 1996

Thats all I have time for – there must be a stack more. Watch these stunning cold records get fair coverage in the news media.
Daily maximum temperature anomaly for Australia – this map is for the 8th – The map for the 9th will update later.

A few pages from American Betrayal by Diana West re Western blindness to Stalin’s 1932-33 Terror Famine

I reader asked me to hunt up this quote from American Betrayal by Diana West re the Terror Famine which killed millions of people in the USSR partly in what is now Ukraine – bottom page 103.

I was transfixed reading a few pages and decided to post them here – pages 102-103 – pages 104 105 – pages 107-107 – pages 108-109.
After reading the book in 2014 I posted – Interesting that “McCarthy style pressure” is often invoked – yet the Venona Intercepts showed McCarthy was substantially correct
There is a wikipedia page named Holodomor – a quote –
[Survival was a moral as well as a physical struggle. A woman doctor wrote to a friend in June 1933 that she had not yet become a cannibal, but was “not sure that I shall not be one by the time my letter reaches you.” The good people died first. Those who refused to steal or to prostitute themselves died. Those who gave food to others died. Those who refused to eat corpses died. Those who refused to kill their fellow man died. Parents who resisted cannibalism died before their children did]

Marshall Islands foreign minister Tony de Brum claims “…yet another cyclone. Climate change has arrived,” he tweeted.

The ABC reports – Chaotic unseasonal storms strike Marshall Islands and Guam as eight systems threaten western Pacific
I am too busy to attempt to dig out data on this – make sure you include the word cyclone in any comment and I can rescue same if it gets caught in the spam queue. Same goes for earlier Raquel post. Not sure where the eight systems are.

A reminder of global temperature trends through geologic time

Puts where we are now in perspective. I found myself looking for paleoclimate data from Australia – failing to find any charts going back through the Tertiary. So I thought it worthwhile reminding ourselves of the long term global trends.
Climate change during the last 65 million years – thanks to Robert A. Rohde for the chart below.

There is also a chart going back to the Cambrian – the first common ocurrence of fossil life forms – 540million years – chart by Glen Fergus. Note the timescale on these charts varies greatly.