The ABC report -Victorian Government ‘not happy’ about extension to Lindsay Fox’s Portsea property – for the uninitiated Mr Fox is a well known trucking magnate.
I quote – “The high-water mark has fallen in recent years,…”
Perhaps the Mornington Peninsular is rising? I have not heard.
Hoping an informed reader can cast some light.
I like the idea the Victorian Govt is furious with something – shows a sign of life I suppose.
Drought-hit farmers get chance to show Tony Abbott parched communities first hand -
Lets review a decade of rain history – OK 2013 was a dry year – but 2012 was better than average for a majority of Qld – NSW ag regions but 2011 was even better and 2010 was tune up the outboard weather.
2009 looks below par – 2008 above par – 2007 above par – 2006 v dry in south east – 2005 mostly below par all over – 2004 a fair belt through Qld into NE NSW – 2003 mostly dry or average – 2002 start of worst drought in the history of history – 2001 dry or average – 2000 last good year before worst drought ever, or ten years of drought or whatever term the media wants to use. There, just walked through over a decade.
Downunder has been having droughts and floods long before the first settler nailed a jam tin on a fence to measure rain.
You can see the rain that has fallen in last 48 hour period -
Current month to date rainfall totals for Australia – you can adjust parameters.
On 14 January I faxed The Hon Jamie Briggs MP
Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development – to read click last link below.
The reply from the Chief of Staff for Minister The Hon Warren Truss is scanned page 1 and page 2.
Just after I wrote, the ship arrived at Bluff NZ where it was reported the captain put out a pan-pan call. Crew thaw after Antarctic ordeal
I my opinion authorities should make public exactly what was heard by Falmouth – was it a mayday or a pan pan? Google mayday and pan pan for background.
Continue reading The Australian Government is not planning a public inquiry into the distress call from the Russian cruise ship Akademik Shokalskiy when it became ice bound in the Antarctic 24 December 2013
The 2014 Green Paper an be downloaded and read from here – If you search the pdf file – at the bottom of pdf page 18/67 (page 12 in a paper copy) CCS is referred to as “not yet commercial” [Other opportunities reflect technologies that are not yet commercial, such as carbon capture and storage...]
Hopefully we can expect to see an end to the multiplicity of taxpayer funded quangos that have grown up around CCS. Just google carbon capture and storage.
I seem to recall CCS began to be funded bigtime under the Rudd Govt. Am I right recalling sums on a scale of hundreds of $millions being bandied around?
Or did this pattern arise by chance.
There have been various papers over decades claiming rain can be enhanced by urban areas.
I drew attention to a similar pattern for Melbourne Christmas 2011.
BoM Australia Rainfall and River Conditions page where you can drill down for rain over the last 48hrs.
Even the next hour 5 to 6am kept the pattern alive.
According to the ABC – a recent article by Professor Matthew England University of New South Wales – has claimed – “…stronger than normal winds in the Pacific are the explanation for a pause in global warming…”
I just thought I would open this for discussion here.
Does anybody know of long term land based wind observations in the tropical Pacific.
In June 2011 I began drawing attention to what I termed the “National Night-time Hotspot” (NNTHS) – I told the BoM about this and I thought I noticed an improvement in their maps. However I have noticed the NNTHS is still writ large in BoM minimum temperature anomaly maps for all the years 2002 – 2003 – 2004 – 2005 – 2006 – 2007. Makes a cameo appearance again in 2011.
Am I seeing a “son of NNTHS” in the Jervois district south east Northern Territory in the years 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 ?
Verily BoM data is a shambles. These examples are just the standout most obvious outlier errors. Imagine the errors to be discovered if a proper statistical analysis was run on their data.
I have just been told by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment – Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham – that when _ “…the Bureau publishes relevant records of weather and climate occurrences and extremes based on observations from sites around the country.”
The BoM is “…taking into account any urban heat island effects in towns and cities.”
Can anybody find me an example of this? Click to read my 12 Nov 2013 email to Minister Hunt and their reply
Continue reading Australian Bureau of Meteorology takes urban heat island (UHI) into account when announcing heat records
I have been told (thanks Dave) about the www site A Sceptical Mind and this history of the Hockey Stick millenial temperature time series. I wonder what readers think of the article and does anybody know who the author is.
Tom Harley at his Pindan Post blog – sequestering scientific stupidity… – found this fascinating story dated 31 Jan 2014 – Prospective carbon capture site lacks ceiling -
Reading a bit deeper into the origins of this I find this article at the CO2CRC – South West Hub Project, Western Australia (CCS Flagship Project)
Talking up their “Flagship Project” which “…has successfully identified their primary injection area and drilled and cored a stratigraphic well for detailed assessment.” The reader might assume another triumph for public service science – visions of taxpayers applauding in the main street of Harvey.
I want to read the report(s) which signed off on drilling the $8.5million Harvey 1 well. What was the evidence for a suitably impermeable cap rock?
I would have thought there has been over a century many holes drilled into the Perth coastal plain re water resources, oil & gas exploration and the broad geology should be well known.
Surely if there were any doubts about the existence of a cap rock at the Harvey 1 site – then this should have been confirmed with a cheap shallow hole first.