This weekend the nations press and media is full of this BoM/CSIRO story predicting the big “big dry” drought will return despite the useful post Autumn rains.
Now I do not know anybody who does not accept that Australia’s climate history is dominated by a series of droughts – so predicting future droughts is a [...]
Of all the knee jerk green-media beatups – that of “worst drought ever” or variations on that theme to cover the years 2001 and later – would one of the most predictable storylines of recent years.
My experience is that when rainfall data for an area in question are examined – the claims usually do [...]
Just now we are seeing a classic example of totally pointless Australian Government meddling – that can not do anybody – or the environment any good.
The last decade has seen much publicity by the “expensive water lobby” – much talk of “worst drought ever in the history of the planet” etc etc we have [...]
Fascinating press story from The Australian. — “Energy-efficiency weather data 30 years old”
I would guess the BoM are in such a tangle with their adjustments – they are paralysed as to how to update this package.
There is no doubt the BoM understands the impact of the urban heat island (UHI) on urban climates. [...]
I have to pinch myself.
PM dumps proposal for citizens’ assembly Julia Gillard scraps climate assembly
What did I say in July ?
I have to think back to the Whitlam years to come up with a comparable state of shambles in our Federal Government. The fascinating question arising now is – “..what madness will [...]
From the Wall Street Journal. Goverments downunder are oblivious to this dominant reality.
This time we show the huge divergence between the September quarter Rainfall Outlook – and the actual rainfall deciles for the same period.
Clearly the BoM have near zero predictive skills over 1 to 3 months out – any minor agreements are probably due to chance.
Yet our nations policy on carbon [...]
Headline on ABC online news Bin Laden calls for action on climate change I just love the comment further down by the Australian expert – that Osama is “hypocritical” – does she have to be so nasty !!