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Thursday, January 15, 2009

1939 was still hotter than 2009...

Despite temperatures climbing into the mid-40s yesterday in Australia, records weren't broken despite the fact that we've had 70 years of "global warming" since they were set in 1939 ...
David Evans, a former adviser to the Australian Greenhouse Office, the precursor to the Department of Climate Change, said that although events such as those of January 1939 were too localised to draw implications on global warming, the 70 years since these maximums were reached was enough to "make you sceptical".

"The debate has changed," he said. He predicted that by 2010, the only people who would believe in global warming would be "those who have a financial interest in it, the politically correct and those who believe in big government. Everyone else will think it's a load of rubbish."

But there's always an alarmist on hand to redress the balance:
National Climate Centre head David Jones said the fact the maximum temperatures were set so long ago in no way disproved global warming. He said 1939 was a freak once-in-a-century event.

I wonder if he'd be saying the same if the records had been broken yesterday. Would he be saying that that too was a freak once-in-a-century event? Or do you think he may just possibly link it somehow with "global warming"? Answers on a postcard.

Read it here.


  • I suppose the second hottest January day - - 42.5o on 13/1/1896 was a 0nce-in-two-centurys event

    By Blogger Taluka Byvalnian, At January 15, 2009 at 8:08 AM  

  • Answers on a postcard?

    The back of a stamp would do!

    By Blogger Michelle, At January 15, 2009 at 6:28 PM  

  • Love DJ's comment on 1939.
    See here how he used rainfall data from the Melbourne CBD, urban heat island to assess long term rain trends.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At January 18, 2009 at 8:55 AM  

  • This is supposed to refute AGW? How is an Australian record global?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At January 18, 2009 at 11:48 PM  

  • eco101 - No it isn't an attempt to "refute AGW". It is a comment on the way that any story about "climate change" is reported in the mainstream media.

    By Blogger Simon from Sydney, At January 19, 2009 at 7:48 AM  

  • The record was broken on Saturday by 0.8C - 46.4C . The Victorian record was broken by 1.6C. Saturday was a freak event beyond comprehension entirely consistent with global warming.

    Black Friday 1939 was a scorching hot day in an otherwise cool year.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At February 9, 2009 at 8:03 PM  

  • So Black Friday was a one off, but Saturday was global warming? Why the double standard? The back end of 2008 was pretty cool too, as was most of the rest of Australia whilst the South East was experiencing the heat wave...

    In any event, "record" means since about 1850, which ignores the warm periods in the last few thousand years that were warmer than today.

    Check out the UAH satellite record. Show me the global warming since 2001 (and don't use surface stations - they measure nothing but urbanisation).

    By Blogger Simon from Sydney, At February 9, 2009 at 9:06 PM  

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