Reassessing Model Projections for Hot Days from RCPs –

An Aussie Perspective Dr B Basil Beamish Hot Day Projections in Australia At the end of 2015, the CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) released a joint technical report that contained climate model projections for hot days in various locations around Australia. The values are contained in Table 7.1.2 on page 98 of the report…

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Deserts 'greening' from rising CO2

From CSIRO and “increased CO2 has benefits” department:  Increased levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) have helped boost green foliage across the world’s arid regions over the past 30 years through a process called CO2 fertilisation, according to CSIRO research. In findings based on satellite observations, CSIRO, in collaboration with the Australian National University (ANU), found…

Extreme cures for extreme sea level projections

Guest post by Cliff Ollier The Australian (March 24) reports that Port Macquarie Hastings Council is recommending the enforcement of a “planned retreat” because of an alleged danger from sea level rise in the distant future. The controversy about moving people from near-shore sites raises two questions: is the alarming rise in sea level projected…