Hottest Day Ever in Australia Confirmed: Bourke 51.7°C, 3rd January 1909

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology deleted what was long regarded as the hottest day ever recorded in Australia – Bourke’s 125°F (51.7°C) on the 3rd January 1909. This record* was deleted, falsely claiming that this was likely some sort of ‘observational error’, as no other official weather stations recorded high temperatures on that day.

Arctic’s ‘Hottest Day’? Not So Fast

Guest post by Michael Kile, Consider the media reaction to an alleged 38C reading on June 20, 2020 – “around 100 degrees Fahrenheit on the first day of summer” – at Verkhojansk, a Russian town ten kilometers inside the Arctic Circle (66°33′48.1″ north latitude), population about one thousand. It was like striking a match in…

Warming Marble Bar

Reposted from Jennifer Marohasy’s Site March 1, 2020 By jennifer MY friend Craig Kelly – the Federal member for Hughes – attempted to raise the issue of the world’s longest heat wave record in the Australian parliament last Wednesday. He was shut down by Tony Burke, the manager of opposition business. Specifically, Mr Kelly was…

ESPERANZA ON MY MIND

Guest post by Michael Kile, Have you ever wondered how to play the Climate Game, or game the climate? If so, look no further than a remote research station on the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, a submarine-shaped office tower on Geneva’s Avenue de la Paix and an international media pack determined to ramp…

Cooling the Past: Made Easy for Paul Barry

Reposted from Jennifer Marohasy’s Blog February 6, 2020 By jennifer It is not disputed that Blair Trewin under the supervision of David Jones (both working at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology) remodel all the historical temperature data generating trends and statistics that look quite different from the actual measurements. The remodelled series are then passed…

The Mysterious Warmth at Mackay

Guest article by Dr Michael Chase Map above: Changes in maximum temperatures (Tmax) in Australia since 1910, according to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) SCOPE and PURPOSE At face value this article is about why the region of Australia centred on the city of Mackay in Queensland has appeared to have warmed more than…

170 Years of Earth Surface Temperature Data Show No Evidence of Significant Warming

Author: Thomas K. Bjorklund, University of Houston, Dept. of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Science & Research [Notice: This November 2019 post is now updated with multiple changes on 5/3/2020 to address many of the issues noted since the original posting] Key Points Abstract This study investigates relationships between surface temperatures from 1850 to the present…