2011: Hottest year on record for Perth Metro – says the Bureau of Meteorology – not so in the Darling Ranges

The BoM went public in December 2011 saying it was the hottest year ever in Perth. This press was followed up with their page spelling out the BoM case. I noticed the BoM said little about any stations except Perth Metro – it is well known around climate people that the Perth recording site has [...]

Australian Bureau of Meteorology – odd distribution of daily temperature readings

While having a look at temperature data for Harvey in Western Australia, approx 140km south of Perth, (BoM station Number: 9812) – I noticed the daily maximum readings for 2011 had a large number of even-number readings – readings with no decimal point – integer I think is the term. Looking closer I noticed the [...]

NOAA satellites say – coldest week for a decade – at 14,000 ft

Thanks to Dave for the heads-up. Another post in the “Must be due to G-l-o-b-a-l W-a-r-m-i-n-g” series. This University of Alabama at Huntsville web page where you can graph daily NOAA satellite temperature data – for various altitudes – over the last decade – shows clearly that Earth has just entered into a series of [...]

Must be due to G-l-o-b-a-l W-a-r-m-i-n-g

How the media loves “freak”; BBC say – “Fifteen die in freak south India cold snap” Winter deaths are not uncommon in northern India – but lately southern India has seen century long record cold days. Sounds like central Asia air has slipped south. From the Indian Tribune News Service – “….Mysore sees coldest day [...]

Abolish the Murray–Darling Basin Authority now

Replace it with river/catchment based “boards” or councils partly elected by stakeholders, partly filled by expert water engineering State appointees – which can decide on the allocation and distribution of storage water.

The MDBA has been such a colossal failure with its laughable plan in 2010 to release 4,000GL of env flows per year [...]

New report into global energy and food security by David Archibald

David will speak tomorrow 17th Jan at the Combined Probus Club of Mandurah, thats south of Perth in West Australia. He is also invited to speak in Washington DC USA later. Download his 126 pages pdf file of graphics and charts – The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse – go on enjoy – it is [...]

Aurora Australis supply ship blocked by iceberg despite Global Warming

This news item buried in travel news (HT Tim Blair) relates that the supply ship Aurora Australis is trapped in ice 20km from land. I understand the Aurora Australis supply ship has good icebreaking capabilities. This graphic of the trend of Antarctic sea ice extent is thanks to “The National Snow and Ice Data Center” [...]

Huge area of West Australia enjoys cool days

I have noticed how a large area of inland WA has been enjoying cool days lately – starting about 8 Jan – this map of the maximum anomaly is from the 14th. New 5 second animation of the 20 maps from 29 Dec 2011 to 17 Jan 2012 – shows clearly how the much ballyhooed [...]

NIWA admits prediction of average summer was wrong

Amazing stuff – IPCC compliant organization admits fault. Niwa concedes summer outlook off the mark By Matthew Backhouse – NZ Herald My earlier post; Are the New Zealand NIWA Outlooks as useless as those of the Australian BoM ?

All time record cold January morning in Canberra

That is since 1940 – Canberra Airport data started in 1939 – I can not find daily data from the Canberra city area before that – can anybody help ? Note that this media item “Cold snap sets new record low temperatures” – skilfully does not specify it is an “all time” record for Canberra [...]