Huge variations now between the 3 main global T datasets

The UKMO Hadley Centre is taking a more prominent role now in IPCC global temperature compilation. Compiling “global warming”.

Just at a time when the IPCC is “releasing” its version 4 masterwork in its own restrictive and controlling way, it is fascinating to compare 2005 global T anomaly maps for three major climate groups.

Bureau of Meteorology gets Alice Springs forecast horribly wrong

On the 12 Jan the Darwin BoM said (read further below) that the then “monsoon trough” would move north leaving Alice Springs dry. I watched the BoM website radar and satellite images and there was rain on the Monday and the clouds on the satellite image seemed to hang around the general vicinity of the Alice all week, then later in the week it rained so much the usually dry Todd River ran a banker. See map of Australian rainfall for week ended 20 Jan 2007.

Poor old BoM, another trick they could not take.

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Global Warmers call for sceptical meteorologists to be “Decertified”

The Weather Channel’s Heidi Cullen has called for decertifying AMS broadcasters who denied global warming was real. There have been over a thousand comments to The Weather Channel (TWC) about this.

I would say this is just a rare misjudged public comment and that discrimination against sceptics has been going on quietly, behind the scenes, for decades and I am not talking about TWC here. It might take the form of threats to tenured positions, difficulty publishing worthy papers critical of IPCC science, difficulties attracting funding that is not for pro-IPCC science, just general quiet slander.
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Meteorologist offers alternative view on GW

Funny how the pro-Global Warming people do not address scientific issues but straightaway turn to a form of ad hominem attack to try and neutralize what Joe D’Aleo is saying.

From Netscape.com

Global warming dissenters few at U.S. weather meeting
Thu Jan 18, 2007 2:30pm ET
By Ed Stoddard
SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) – Joe D’Aleo was a rare voice of dissent this week at the American Meteorological Society’s annual meeting in San Antonio.

D’Aleo, executive director of the International Climate and Environmental Change Assessment Project, a group of scientists, doesn’t think greenhouse gas emissions are the major cause of global warming and climate change.

Researchers who hold such contrary views do not appreciate being lumped together with flat-Earthers. They are legitimate scientists who question the mainstream, but they are a distinct minority.
“Greenhouse warming is real, but I think it is a relatively minor player,” D’Aleo said.

He claims other factors like solar activity and other natural causes are probably playing a greater role in rising temperatures — a position that gets a mostly chilly reception from this crowd.

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Global Warming Hysteria

Contributed by Allan Taylor

We face a bleak economic future if the present unnecessary hysteria about global warming and climate change continues unabated and is acted upon by reducing carbon dioxide emissions to the atmosphere..

The UN (IPCC) inspired doom and gloom predictions on climate change are based on computer modeling of global climate, from which most scientists know you can predict practically anything by suitable manipulation of data inputs. Contrary to the UN, there is no scientific evidence that an increase in the carbon dioxide level of the atmosphere causes climate change nor does it present a problem.
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UK MetOffice predicts HOT 2007

The UK Met Office is predicting that 2007 will be warmer than 1998. We are accustomed to “hottest year” stories jumping out in November or December, but early January !!, this seems prescient beyond belief.

Reading deeper into this story we find the UKMO is relating the 2006 El Nino to the 1997 event and concluding that 2007 will exceed the warmth of 1998. Looking at this small figure from the NOAA web page:
SOI-SST ex NOAA
and comparing 1997-98 to 2006-07, it is hard to see that 2007 will be particularly hot. The 1997-98 El Nino was a monster compared to the “on again, off again tiddler” of 2006.

We will see, read on for full article.
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Sea change required in the way forests and bush are managed in Australia

There are lessons to be learned from the December 2006 wildfires in Victoria and Tasmania. There were also lessons from the 2003 South Eastern Australian high country fires but many do not seem to have taken notice.

First lesson is crystal clear, if we do not achieve greater areas of, timely, hazard reduction burns, when they can safely be done in winter and spring, then nature will do the burning for us, at her pleasure, as we have seen in December 2006.
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