Campaign building for a No vote in Local Government Referendum on 14 September 2013

Just told about this site – Vote No to Canberra’s power grab. Easy to get involved & have your say count. Disgraceful that taxpayers are funding the Yes vote to the tune of $21 million but zero funding for the No vote. The $21 million is planned to be made up of about equal amounts from the Gillard Govt and the Local Govt Association. Ratepayers should let their own local councils know if they want council funds going to support the Yes case.
I was appalled to read where this week all lower house MP’s except two Liberals – voted to hold the referendum.
On 14 September let us enjoy showing Canberra that we voters know exactly what to do when in the voting booths. My earlier article – Vote NO to referendum to amend the Australian Constitution to recognize local councils

Bureau of Meteorology feeds the main-stream-media dubious warming propaganda

I was interested in this Sydney Morning Herald article with various statements about recent warm conditions in Sydney.
When you search for the headline – Cooler weather to mark start of winter – at the SMH website you get this intro text at the link –
“Another warm month makes the last 12 the hottest June-May stretch on record for Australia…think about that over the wet, cool weekend.” So I thought about that – take a look at the BoM map of maximum temperature anomalies for the 12 months ended 31st May. See that the highest ranking anomalies are in areas where the data is most scarce. Note that Alice Springs with data from ~1878 is the longest term station by far near these BoM high rank red anomalies. Checking Alice Springs history at this BoM site you need to copy and paste data for Alice Springs Post Office 15540 and then Alice Springs Airport 15590. Updating recent months from here.
You find that the 12 months ending 31 May 2013 averaged 30.6 – the 12 months ending 31 May 1881 averaged 30.8 – and the 12 months ending 31 May 1893 averaged 30.7. So I am left with the suspicion that if we had adequate historic data over Australia – then the statement – “Another warm month makes the last 12 the hottest June-May stretch on record for Australia…think about that over the wet, cool weekend.” – would be even harder to justify.
Any warmth in Autumn is at least partly due to the ever growing Urban Heat Island over Sydney. Rarely mentioned by the BoM and their supporters.
Another claim in the article – “Autumn registered only six days of days below 20 degrees…”. Attempts to paint Autumn as unusually warm – yet look at the BoM maps of maximum temperature anomalies for autumn – amazing anomalies of zero to 1 degree C. Near normal weather – what an utter non-event.

Another Bureau of Meteorology failed three month temperature Outlook – Autumn 2013

This month the BoM announced “Seasonal Climate Outlook released today using a new model” but it will take more than a new model and colour scheme to get lipstick onto this pig. The BoM three month Outlooks are useless, should be abandoned and the money saved for more successful and worthy projects.
The temperature Outlook for Autumn has been a typical miserable failure.
Maximum temperature Outlook and real world maximum anomalies result

Minimum temperature Outlook and real world minimum anomalies result