Month: July 2017

Scandal: Australian Bureau of Meteorology caught erasing cold temperatures

Front page scandal today in Australia: BoM opens cold case on temperature data

Jennifer Marohasy, Lance Pidgeon, at the Stevenson screen, Goulburn Airport.

Amazing, the power of the media. Suddenly, the Bureau of Meteorology needs to replace equipment and answer questions and set up an internal inquiry. But they’ve had weeks of warning. Lance Pidgeon and Jennifer Marohasy have been watching the automatic weather stations record very cold temperatures, and then astonished when those same readings either got entered into our national raw database as warmer, or simply disappeared. The BOM apparently has a filter set so that super cold temperatures need to be manually checked. Yet the filter is set so high, in Thredbo’s case, nearly five whole degrees warmer than temperatures already recorded.

Wow. Just wow. What does raw data mean anymore?

The lack of respect for real observations is profoundly unscientific. How much does the BOM even care about understanding our climate if they are so flagrantly uninterested in the data?  As I have said, the Bureau of Meteorology behaves more like PR agency than an institute of science. Based on past practice their internal inquiry will find excuses, not answer the questions, and will not […]

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July 31, 2017 at 11:33PM

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Claim: 59,300 Indian Suicides because Climate

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A new study claims every degree of temperature above 20C increase the likelihood an Indian farmer will commit suicide. Just one problem with this claim: Indian agricultural yields are rising (see graph above). Crop-damaging temperatures increase suicide rates in India More than three quarters of the world’s suicides occur in…

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July 31, 2017 at 10:24PM

Toto Agrees

Toto has never seen cool weather like this in August before. He is more used to the Dust Bowl and tornadoes.

Six years ago, Aggie joke professor Andrew Dessler said Texas would be hot and dry for the rest of the century, and bragged that Tech Tech clown Katharine Hayhoe and himself predicted it.

Texas is vulnerable to warming climate – Houston Chronicle

How did that forecast turn out?  Texas is having some of their wettest years on record.

Climate at a Glance | National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)

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July 31, 2017 at 06:52PM

Shock News : BOM Caught Tampering With Temperature Data

Bureau of Meteorology opens cold case on temperature data

Jennifer is coauthor of my chapter in “Climate Change the Facts – 2017

I just got my copy. It is awesome!

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July 31, 2017 at 06:16PM