Amazing scenes at Parliament House in Canberra tonight as Australia works through its home-grown version of a coup d’etat. Great to see the various factions of the left tearing at themselves – settling scores from decades back. The meeting will start about 10hrs from now, at 9am AEST – the new Prime Minister will likely [...]
This ABC online news item from Perth caught my eye, “Water prices up 40 per cent: Labor”. With Eric Ripper the Labor opposition leader saying, “Of course in a dry climate there is pressure on water prices..” Wrong Mr Ripper, there is no “dry climate” over Perth dam catchments – see my graphic of 35 [...]
Quote from Catalyst: Mark Horstman “Since the 1970s, the south-western corner of Western Australia has suffered a dramatic decline in their winter rainfall, so rapid and so extreme that it’s like, somewhere, a giant tap is being turned off.” What utter exaggerated twaddle. Once again the Australian media spins normal climate variations as something caused [...]
I have been watching our TV news from the US reporting on the BP oil spill – and have been surprised that so often the US seems to be whining about what BP has done without seeming to understand that oil exploration is a partnership. When the US assigns lands for oil exploration to this [...]
Most up to date proxy temperature trend over 140,000 years demonstrates that natural climate drivers must be dominating. Visit the C3 Headlines site for more.
I notice over at wattsupwiththat.com Luke comments: June 13, 2010 at 4:39 am [El Gordo remarks about temperatures pre 1900 being higher but gee if we’re into UHI issues – those data were recorded in a Glaisher stand. That’s why.] Not so Luke. Luke is repeating the standard BoM excuse to avoid facing the facts [...]
Great interview by Andrew Bolt who had the luck to run into Tim Flannery and ask a string of questions.
Readers have sent in data about this issue trying to get a feel for how global temperatures might cool as 2010 unfolds. The salient points for me are;  1997-98 was an altogether greater El Nino event than 2009-10.  The SOI went negative early in 1997 and stayed negative until April 98.  This [...]
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