Category Archives: Weather Data

July, hottest on record?

Each month, the mainstream media reviews their files and realises it is time for another installment of weather-related news. For July, the focus was on reports that it was the hottest on record. This appeared in the Washington Post, supported … Continue reading

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An analysis of heatwaves in Europe

Last week, Paris recorded its highest ever temperature. According to the data compiled for the past 150+ years, that is accurate. However, it does not acknowledge the fact that the temperature gauge being referenced failed to record the temperature on … Continue reading

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Great Lakes – a case study of failed predictions

In 2012, National Geograhic published an article outlining the impact of climate change on the Great Lakes in North America. The article provides details of how the lakes were at almost-record lows, and that the temperatures were warming. The winter … Continue reading

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Heatwave Hyperbole in Europe Continues

Yesterday, a new record of 45.9C was set in France, ‘shattering’ the old record of 44.1C, set in 2003. This of course, is another instance where it isn’t important to actually look at temperature records to decide when a new … Continue reading

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Heatwave in Europe, June 2019

There is currently a heatwave in Europe. There is plenty of information about the heatwave, with sites such as the BBC running stories related to the extreme temperatures: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48756480 While the story in that link does identify that heatwaves are … Continue reading

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Climate Data, Sydney, NSW 1862-2018 – A Case Study

A crucial factor in analysis of long-term climate data is ensuring that the reporting station is able deliver a long-term record under the same conditions. In most locations, long-term data have unfortunately not been maintained. Meteorological stations have been relocated … Continue reading

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Global Climate Change Forecast, 1988

One of the major initial sources of concern regarding anthropogenic global warming (AGW) was a paper published by Hansen et al. in 1988: Global Climate Changes as Forecast by Goddard Institute for Space Studies Three-Dimensional Model. Hansen provided three scenarios:(A) … Continue reading

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Climate Models Have Been Predicting Too Much Warming

Dr John Christy, University of Alabama at Huntsville Speaking to a meeting in the Palace of Westminster in London, Professor John Christy of the University of Alabama in Huntsville told MPs and peers that almost all climate models have predicted rapid … Continue reading

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Long-term data show minimal variation in rainfall in South Eastern Australia

An analysis of rainfall data since the 1830s from Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide shows minimal trends in frequency or intensity of rainfall events. Click to read paper

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