5 thoughts on “Utter hypocrisy in urban heat island UHI articles”

  1. I could tell them why the named places are so hot. Low albedo (look like tarmac) surfaces. That absorb the sun’s radiation, then heat the air by conduction.

    Concrete them using high albedo concrete – problem solved.

  2. Trees and vegetation have no special ability to cool. They work by providing shade, thus preventing solar radiation reaching the surface. Any form of shade would work.

    And trees increase humidity by evapotranspiration, which they identify as a large part of the problem.

  3. "The team" is obviously in all-out climate alarm mode at present with the annual alarm season (summer) almost upon us.
    New, climate alarmist, boss of AEMO (Audrey Zibelman) is doing her bit to promote the cause, have a look at page 8 of this new AEMO report "Summer operations 2017-18".  Mind you AEMO is not so confident about its prognostications and planning that it guarantees the work, but rather sees a need to make these disclaimers:

    ……….   Accordingly, to the maximum extent permitted by law, AEMO and its officers, employees and consultants involved in
    the preparation of this document:
    * make no representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the currency, accuracy, reliability or completeness of
    the information in this document; and
    * are not liable (whether by reason of negligence or otherwise) for any statements or representations in this document,
    or any omissions from it, or for any use or reliance on the information in it.

  4. From the “Deadly Mix” story:

    “CENTURIES-old heatwave records have been shattered all over Australia in the past week as cities from Hobart to Sydney have been hit by prolonged stretches of temperature far above normal.
    Hobart’s recent run of six consecutive November days above 26C hasn’t been equalled for 130 years.”

    Now that’s what I call a cherry-pick. Six days, not 3, 5, 10, 30 or whatever. Six days in a row, not in a month or a season, or six out of seven or six out of ten etc. And over 26C, not 25C or 28C or 30C or whatever. And – in November, when it isn’t very hot anyway, not January when it might be.

    Records like this one must be broken somewhere in Australia practically every day.

    And by the way, since when is 130 years “centuries”?

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