Indian Ocean heatwave off Western Australian coast – beatup continues now correlated with shark attacks

I first noticed these claims when the ABC Catalyst TV show (IPCC TV) ran “Taking Our Temperature” in November. I enjoyed the calm statements in the “Catalyst” NARRATION such as – “In fact, it was part of the biggest heatwave to hit Australia’s waters ever. It began just north of Ningaloo Reef, hitting it heartbreakingly [...]

Classic IPCC compliant West Antarctica “warming faster” story – destroyed by satellite data

Just saw this at ABC online Christmas eve – too busy to respond – I see Anthony Watts with it too. This neat map and story is at the OurAmazingPlanet.com site. Unfortunately for the authors of the Nature paper – NASA satellite lower troposphere temperature data by UAH team Spencer & Christy shows cooling over [...]

Enviroment Canada predicted a “Green Christmas” – now what is happening ?

A week or so ago my eye was caught by this headline – “Most Canadians should expect a green Christmas: Environment Canada” – and I thought – well they should know, they are the Canadian Weather Office. Now I see their forecast for 25 December 2012 looks like this – and I am wondering if [...]

CGPS based geodetic measurements at ten Pacific Ocean tide gauges show five are sinking, four steady and one rising 2001-2008

Just came across this under-reported gem from Geoscience Australia, I note their disclaimer – “…the length of the time series is too short for reliable vertical station velocity estimation….” As the years roll on these data should become more reliable guides as to the changes in tide gauge heights. But what they show so far [...]

Anybody seen the IPCC on the road to Damascus ?

Anthony Watts has the story that the latest IPCC Second Order Draft of AR5 (the next IPCC report), Working Group 1 (“The Scientific Basis”) acknowledges strong evidence for solar forcing beyond total solar irradiance (TSI) This quote from AR5 – “The forcing from changes in total solar irradiance alone does not seem to account for [...]

To understand Perth sea-levels is a complex issue – much of the Perth plain has subsided in recent decades

Recent media publicity around a “State of Australian Cities” report has beaten up claims that Perth sea-levels are rising at three times the global average, or near 10mm per year. A matter that Federal Infrastructure Minister Anthony Albanese described as “disturbing and extraordinary”. Chris Gillham shows that the claims in the State of Australian Cities [...]

Another wild exaggeration from IPCC 1990 – global temperature should be about 0.6 degrees up on 1990

That is from their “Business As-Usual Best Estimate” – of course the real world result is less than half of that. I see Jo Nova drawing attention to warmist claims that predictions of IPCC 1990 are coming true – reported uncritically of course by the ABC. Clive Best dealt well with this issue last year. [...]

Australian Alps snow depth history – 78 years of noisy data but little long term trend

A reader asked me if I had any historic snow depth data for Australia and drew my attention to Chiefios blog. There is a Snowy Hydro webpage with some annual snow depth charts and I have used those charts from Spencers Creek to build a maximum depth time series. I also have a 1990 report [...]

Another wild exaggeration from IPCC 1990 – sea level rise touted to be 6cm per decade

The claim of a 6cm per decade rise is from their 1990 Executive Summary. Note on the graphic 2012_rel4: Global Mean Sea Level Time Series (seasonal signals removed) – from this IPCC compliant Org – the claimed rate from adjusted satellite data is only 3.1mm per year – HALF of IPCC 1990.

But there is [...]

New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council applies for vast ares of NSW under Petroleum Special Prospecting Authority Applications

This was reported in The Australian in May but has recently hit TV news. The first map shows current Petroleum Exploration Licences. The next shows applications not yet approved as licences and by far the largest area are Petroleum Special Prospecting Authority Applications by the New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) – approx three-eighths [...]