The BoM original 14 November media release "2005: Australia’s warmest year on record?" was explicit in that calendar 2005 is the subject.
See my critique using NASA GISS data in Coolwire 15 and on Jennifer Marohasy’s Blog 29 November.
This BoM drum beat lead to the 17 December article in The [...]
Is this the second sensible counter Kyoto step by a “First World” government that has signed on to the mess ? After Tony Blair harmed Kyoto a few weeks ago that is. Read in NZ Herald of 21 December
Dumping of carbon tax delights business, angers Greens
The Government’s decision to ditch the [...]
I have just added a line on Coolwire 16 to weird goings on at the CRU Climate Monitor website re deletions of 2005 gridded data images from March 2005 on. IMHO it looks as if they wanted to see if 2005 could be a candidate for Hottest year ever. I know others have noticed this [...]
See Coolwire 16 for discussion of the above article and this BoM map published on page 7 of The Weekend Australian 17-18 Dec 2005.
Note how 90% of the orange area of highest warming is from regions of Australia largely devoid of people and I would suggest devoid of meaningful long term temperature data [...]
This is the first “city” study I put online in 2000. There is nothing isolated about Jones using a city with such obvious UHI contamination as Atlanta, they used hundreds of cities.
In the face of this methodology, the AMS journal in 1986 published not ONE comment and I am not aware anybody tried [...]
The Oldham Skeptic has sent in more information for Coolwire 16 based on the latitude where Nansen moored his ship the Fram to pack ice north of Siberia in September 1893. Maps of the median sea ice edge for 1979 to 2000 suggest that Nansen may not have been able to drive the Fram as [...]
The following letter appeared in the New Zealand magazine “North and South” from a Christchurch geologist Dr Gerrit van den Lingen
A scientist wonders
In your September issue Pete Hodgson wrote about “The Kyoto Question”: “The scientific argument is over and the world, with the Kyoto Protocol as a starting point, is beginning to [...]
Interesting commentary on 6 Dec 2005 from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s journalist Rex Murphy who says, “Perhaps Kyoto is Japanese for hypocrisy.”:
REX MURPHY (Commentator): It’s been a strange week. I’ve been wondering why the global warming conference in Montreal is getting relatively little attention. Probably because of the cold weather. It’s odd for another [...]
TESTIMONY OF Dr. MICHAEL CRICHTON BEFORE THE UNITED STATES SENATE
Michael Crichton, Committee on Environment and Public Works, 28 September 2005 www.crichton-official.com/speeches/senate.html
Thank you Mr. Chairman, and members of the Committee. I appreciate the opportunity to discuss the important subject of politicization of research. In that regard, what I would like to emphasize to the [...]
Perth uses approximately 300GL of water PA.
The Govt. is constructing a ~$400Mill seawater desalination plant to produce 45GL PA.
In 2005 May to October (the runoff season) Perth dam catchments which total 3500 squ. kms had circa 958mm of rain. This equates to about 3353GL water falling free into catchments of which approx. 115GL [...]