After two years of moderate temperatures the BoM hyperventilates about late Spring heat

These mean temperature anomaly maps show Australia has experienced moderate temperatures overall for the last 24 months. Mean temperature anomaly map for 12 months ending 31 October 2011 Mean temperature anomaly map for 12 months ending 31 October 2012 Now we have a hot spell in the centre and the BoM is predicting heat records […]

Oxfam congratulates Australian Govt on wasting our money

My eye was caught by this crawling little headline in the local rag. “Australia pays ‘fair share’ of climate fund: Oxfam” Read and enjoy this “tip-of-the-iceberg” evidence of how the GreenLabor Govt is busy scattering our hard earned shekels here there and everwhere.

Coal to Liquids – Oil security for Australia – but too sensible for Governments

David Archibald sets out what a Government with Australia’s real interests at heart should be doing to ensure energy security. The seven page pdf is only 120Kb – so go on – download it. David relates energy issues to world history with a nice sweep. And I do like his advice to – “Repeal all […]

Did somebody forget to invite the IPCC to COP18 ?

This heads-up from Mike Haseler in sunny Scotland. IPCC head honcho Dr Rajendra K Pachauri whining that – “For the first time in the 18 years of COP, the IPCC will not be attending, because we have not been invited,” he told Gulf Times in Doha. COP18 is to be held from November 26 to […]

Australian Federal Govt wakes up to scale of solar electricity scheme waste

I bet the numbers behind this debacle are horrendous – to get the GreenLabor Govt to act this fast. I see Minister Combet claims – “The overall reduction in 2013 electricity bills is estimated to be in the order of $80 million to $100 million.” So assume 5 million households – only $20 per bill. […]

Antarctica cooling highlights how the IPCC lied to us in 1990

Dr Pat Michaels writing in Forbes last May drew attention to the fact that 33 years of NASA satellite temperature data demonstrates a cooling trend over far southern regions. For global lower troposphere temperature trend map. Anthony Watts has recently blogged on this topic too. I thought I would check what IPCC 1990 had to […]

Dry zone expansion hits Australia’s autumn rains – says CSIRO

The SMH peddles this example of scaremongering by taxpayer funded science. Unfortunately for the authors the last three Autumns have not followed their plan. Autumn 2010 rain deciles Autumn 2011 rain deciles Autumn 2012 rain deciles The world just not behaving for the warmistas.


Australia’s Antarctic supply ship “RSV Aurora Australis” icebound for three weeks

This mornings webcam from the ship shows a little clear water off the stern as it works at pushing through pack ice. See my post from 23 Oct. Their SitRep pages has them in pack ice in mid October. First reported by the ABC on 23 Oct – has anybody seen a report anywhere else […]

Measuring BoM headline bias when introducing their 3 month temperature Outlooks

Let us look at the words in the BoM headlines announcing the last twelve three monthly temperature Outlooks. I count the word ‘warm’ or ‘warmer’ used NINE times, the word ‘cooler’ was used ONCE and ‘mixed’ was used THREE times. Here is a map for that same twelve month period The continent has been mainly […]

BoM night-time temperature 3 month Outlook about 5 degrees warmer than real world

They got the broad shape OK – but temperatures turned out about 5 degrees cooler than the BoM expected. Now the real world below. The max temp Outlook still exaggerated expected warmth but was pretty fair for Outlooks, and the rain Outlook was realistic – you can make maps to compare at this BoM page.