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Rhodes Fairbridge and the idea that the solar system regulates the Earth’s climate.

In line with our several articles exploring the solar / climate connection I am posting this paper by Richard Mackey taking a look back at some of the lifetime accomplishments of Australian geo-scientist, Rhodes Fairbridge.

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Australian Government understating Perth catchment rain

Following above average rain in May-June-July over Perth dam catchments I was puzzled that I had seen an Australian Govt Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) rep speaking on TV late in July saying that while July rain was good May had been dry and June very dry.

In fact long term stations representative of the catchments [...]

Should we be surprised ?

Abuse and incompetence in fight against global warming Up to 20% of carbon savings in doubt as monitoring firms criticised by UN body A Guardian investigation has found evidence of serious irregularities at the heart of the process the world is relying on to control global warming.

[An earlier post showed the Albany wind farm [...]

True temperature trends for Puerto Rico hidden in fragmented data

Last year I posted “San Juan Puerto Rico, EXACTLY how UHI warming can get into global gridded T trends” . I should have added this Fig 4 from Duchon’s 86 paper that I refer to.

There is IPCC AGW shouting out from the UHI affected San Juan trend, incorporated by Jones et al and the [...]

Exactly where Lockwood and Fröhlich are wrong

A recent paper by Mike Lockwood of the University of Southampton has claimed that over the last 20 years, solar influences on climate have declined, while Earth has warmed.

Lockwood, M., Frolich, C., Recent oppositely directed trends in solar climate forcings and the global mean surface air temperature, Proc. R. Soc. A doi:10.1098/rspa.2007.1880, Published online

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Another solid win at ClimateAudit.org

Steve McIntyre over at Climate Audit has had his hard work pay off with a discovery that the USA temperature data of Dr James Hansen of NASA GISS has concealed an error in recent years. This I understand affects the ranking of which is the hottest year in USA thermometer history. NASA had claimed 1998 [...]

Dr Nils-Axel Mörner, two presentations at INQUA Congress

Two PowerPoint presentations by Dr Nils-Axel Mörner at the 2007 INQUA Congress in Cairns, Queensland, Australia, 28 July – 3 August 2007. Dr Mörner’s INQUA talk on Sea Level Changes (3.8MB)

Dr Mörner’s INQUA talk on the Maldives (4.2MB)

Seawater desalination questions

Anyone reading my blog knows I think the Western Australian Government has been very premature in opting for very expensive and high environmental impact seawater desalination to augment Perth water supplies when several other vastly cheaper options are available to harvest free rainwater in both dams and local rivers or local Perth region groundwater.

Just [...]

Perth is not running out of water, water is running out of Perth

Recent TV news about ample river flows for the Avon Descent white water boat race near Perth, Western Australia, raise an interesting question. The Avon River joins the Swan River and runs right through the centre of Perth.

Perth has a water shortage, water users are on restrictions, water prices are sky-rocketing from 16 cents [...]

Colossal Govt. waste of free rainfall

May to July rainfall in Perth dam catchments has been just over average going by data from the BoM stations: Mundaring, Karnet and Dwellingup. Taking an average of the 3 BoM stations, 561 mm has fallen over the 3500 sq kms of catchments meaning that 1,963 GL of water has fallen free from the skies.

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