Amazing botchup with future Canberra “water security” by utility ACTEW

The Canberra Times reports today that “Thieves threaten our water supplies” – referring to doubts that water purchased by the ACT from Tantangara Dam could reach ACTEW’s pipeline to Googong Dam at Angle Crossing on the Murrumbidgee River without being “stolen” by NSW landholders along the way – note the pipeline is currently under construction. […]

Melbourne urban heat island could be attracting some rain

On the evening of Christmas Day a band of what the BoM called “super cell storms” swept through the Melbourne region from west to east. ABC Online story Wild storms lash Melbourne

I thought the neatly contoured pattern of rain that emerged after the event points to the possibility that in this event – the […]

Warmists spat over CSIRO sacking noted Oceanographer

I see this reported in the Canberra Times – “Scientist’s services no longer required”. Of course the article gives little idea as to what the good Dr. Trevor McDougall has done to fall out with top CSIRO pooh-bahs. Does any reader have a clue ? Google has a lot of refs but just now my […]

Could the Australian Government’s Nauru decision be the greatest backflip in history ?

After months, years of mentioning Nauru as if it were on a par with a WWII death camp or the Soviet gulag.

Bowen puts Nauru on table to break asylum deadlock

Julia Gillard bends on offshore processing of asylum seekers at Nauru

As if Kim Jong Un announced he wanted to have joint elections with […]

Makes South Korea look like an island

A reminder of what Australia would increasingly resemble if we let the Greens have their carbon neutral way.

How is the Australian Bureau of Meteorology so dumb ?

I have noticed that the “National Night-time Hotspot” is still writ large in BoM data minimum temperature data for the 12 months ended 30 Nov 11. They never learn.

Perth has a hot year – BoM totally lacking in perspective

The Murdoch press website PerthNow reports the Perth BoM pointing out that Perth has had another hot year. I also note how the BoM beats this up, “It’s an indication that Perth is warming and that is consistent with the whole of the South-West of WA and consistent with global temperatures as well,”. Is the […]

US Dept of Energy – should come under more scrutiny

I see that Fox News has latched on to the Climategate2 email(s) revealing Phil Jones saying the DoE were happy with him not releasing station data. They also quote from the DoE email to me in 2005 where after asking for station data I was told – that the DoE had no data and that […]

Have parts of Victoria cooled since the 19C ?

Ian Bryce an Industrial Chemist with long experience in the tomato industry has sent me in this 5 page pdf paper commenting on raw temperature data from the Echuca – Benalla region in Victoria. I note that Ken Stewart has many graphic comparisons of station data from 1910 at his website. This photo from State […]

Durban COP17 realities revealed in collapsing Euro carbon price

The one year chart of ICE ECX EUA Futures just says it all about what was achieved at the Durban climate talkfest. Our GreenLeft Canberra Govt recently set a carbon price @ AU$23 = currently EU17.5. – which is about 2.7 times the current European carbon price. So I hope anybody thinking of buying Australian […]