No warming in Australia since 1876? And Tony Thomas exposes the love romantic relationship of the ABC and Al Gore

A heads up from Jo Nova to check out a study of the Australian records. There are 25 locations in Australia with daily temperature data going back before 1890. A visual display shows all 1,389,419 daily maximum temperature readings at those locations since 1876.

This is a more helpful summary of the data.

It is clear from all the work that has been done on the sites of weather stations around the world including Australia that most if not all of the warming in the records is the “urban heat island effect” in urban locations or badly sited thermometers out of town.

See this book for example. Dont Sell Your Overcoat. The author was a warming believer until he did some “feet on the ground” inspections of North American weather stations. That changed his mind! Strangely the Amazon blurb didn’t mention that part of the book although they got the message right.

Global warming is a household phrase these days, and it has led to a situation in which far too many educated people believe that mankind is hastening the destruction of the world through industry and civilization. But where is the evidence to support these claims? In this impossible-to-put-down book Harold Ambler presents the history of climate in ways that are accessible to the average Joe or Jill and which make it clear that in terms of temperature, weather, and climate we have been here before. Without compromising on scientific detail, Ambler spends each chapter focusing on a different facet of climate science including sunspots, tradewinds, computer modeling, and data collection. He also deftly connects political stakeholders in the global warming arena to various distortions of the science. This distillation of information gives the reader the ability to decide whether global warming is a tangible threat or a convenient propaganda tool.

LATE FINAL EXTRA. TONY THOMAS ON THE LOVE AFFAIR OF THE ABC AND AL GORE.

Sunderland has a threefold justification for the ABC’s welter of publicity for Gore. First, he’s a former vice-president (1993-01 – two decades ago) and crusades on climate; second, he made an influential climate film (12 years ago), and third, he has a new film when Australia has “gas shortages, power blackouts, rising electricity prices and policy challenges informed by the recent Finkel Report.”

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27 Responses to No warming in Australia since 1876? And Tony Thomas exposes the love romantic relationship of the ABC and Al Gore

  1. Roger

    It is clear from all the work that has been done on the sites of weather stations that most if not all of the warming in the records is the “urban heat island effect” in urban locations or badly sited thermometers out of town.

    Same as in the U.S.

    Incompetence fed by groupthink.

  2. mem

    New Paper
    The attached link provides access to possibly the most important paper yet published on the deficiencies of climate models and climate “science.” My question is, how do we ensure this gets prominence in the media and that policy makers are briefed on the implications before the climate terrorists and green energy gougers try to bury it?
    Link https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/09/07/propagation-of-error-and-the-reliability-of-global-air-temperature-projections-mark-ii/

  3. You forgot to mention data manipulation ie, fraud on a global scale.

  4. Roger

    You forgot to mention data manipulation ie, fraud on a global scale.

    There are no doubt fraudsters in this game but I think most meteorologists are simply captive to the groupthink of their profession or go along just to keep their jobs.

    It takes takes courage to buck the reigning paradigm in your field.

    Science has ever been thus, but this particular hypothesis will eventually collapse under the weight of the data (see Thomas Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions).

  5. Rex Mango

    The proof that global warming is a con job is that no-one ever tells you of any benefits, which logically there must be loads.

  6. ACTOldFart

    And let’s not forget that Gore’s first film was found, in an English court of law, to have at least 7 major errors of fact. Lets be generous and not call them “outright lies”. No wonder the ABC is so besotted with him.

  7. Up The Workers!

    Al Gore’s first film?

    Is that the one he made about the problems he had with his ageing mother-in-law in the Nursing Home, entitled: “The Incontinent Ruth”?

  8. I_am_not_a_robot

    This is a Six’s thermometer ‘a registering thermometer which can record the maximum and minimum temperatures reached over a period of time, for example 24 hours’ (Wiki) and is typical of the thermometers installed in weather stations until recently when electronic temperature recording began in the mid-1990s.
    Wiki actually has a blow-up view with the caption: ‘marker showing the maximum temperature. Mercury has retreated to about 26.5°C as the temperature has dropped below its maximum of about 28.3°C’ but IMO half a degree would be pushing it, even for a diligent recorder with perfect eyesight.
    If instruments can be read to only, say, whole degrees, then final results using data obtained from those instruments (such as an average of many over time) can only be confidently stated as whole degrees.

  9. I_am_not_a_robot

    The Australian and global average temperature records as presented graphically without error bars is false precision, the overall margin of error would be greater than the purported temperature difference.
    Further ‘false precision commonly arises … in conversion of units’ as in Fahrenheit to Celsius as is done with pre-decimal records, that and the ‘homogenisation’ process give plenty of the scope for (to be charitable) confirmation bias.
    The historical global surface temperature records including Australia are fiction or a Tony Heller puts it: ‘… a meaningless hodgepodge of politically useful nonsense …’.
    Pre-1910 is conveniently omitted from the official Australian record, in any case the purported T rise before ~1945 anywhere had nothing to do with human CO2 emissions.

  10. Ellen

    So we exclude the urban weather stations because the urban heat effect makes the data unreliable. Fair enough. But if the ‘out-of-town’ thermometers do show a temperature increase over time, then that’s because they are ‘badly sited’? Mmm.

    I have no doubt that in big cities and large towns the amount of concrete, brick, rooftops and sealed roads results in urban heat islands, but I wonder if the trend is the other way in small country towns? Old photos show how barren the town precincts used to be, dirt roads, bare blocks etc. Today the towns (even the airport precincts) are much greener and cooler than the country around them, due to lots of garden and street trees, parks, lawns and gardens. Irrigated horticultural areas, often with small towns relatively close together, are also much better vegetated and cooler. In my area, on the western Murray, the towns and irrigated areas are still green, but you only have to go a few kilometres out of the area and the country is relatively treeless and the ground is bare due to the drought.

  11. Dr Fred Lenin

    Ah good , that fact neans the “elected “polliemaggots can stop subsidies to scam pretend “energy “carpetbaggers . Reopen Hazelwood ,upgrade Liddel and buy 10 efficient coal fired power stations from Japan then reduce power prices by 184 per cent . That will save their miserable little “careers “ .
    .

  12. Dilbert Cartoon on Climate Change Prompts Rebuttal from Yale

    A communications group at Yale University has put out a video (see below) that seems to be a rebuttal to a Dilbert cartoon by Scott Adams poking fun at climate scientists and their misplaced confidence in models. The video is full of impressive-looking scientists talking about charts and data and whatnot. It probably cost a lot to make and certainly involved a lot of time and effort.

    So how did the video do refuting Scott Adams’ cartoon? He joked that scientists warning of catastrophe invoke the authority of observational data when they are really making claims based on models. Check. He joked that they ignore on a post hoc basis the models that don’t look right to them. Check. He joked that their views presuppose the validity of models that reasonable people could doubt. Check. And he joked that to question any of this will lead to derision and the accusation of being a science denier. Check. In other words, the Yale video sought to rebut Adams’ cartoon and ended up being a documentary version of it.

  13. Herodotus

    The ABC is unworthy and should be terminated.

  14. mem

    Sometimes I do wonder whether all the climate and science reporters were taken off to a secret briefing session and told that they, and they alone, had the responsibility of saving the planet from devastating climate change and that no matter what they should continue to promote it as they are the key people responsible for the Earth’s salvation. Perhaps instead they we given tickets to conferences in Paris or solar panels for their homes as a down payment on loyalty to the cause. Regardless, some of these reporters must be now starting to ask whether they have been useful tools for a gigantic scam. I checked in to weather news on Elders weather site this morning only to read that it was getting hotter somewhere in South West Western Australia. I looked it up today and the hottest temperature was 28 C in one location.I guess the author did his assigned job but he missed the rest of this vast continent where we have record snow, freezing temperatures and in our part of the woods non stop rain. Bless/curse the weather reporters for they are complicit in an enormous scam that is causing huge damage and cost to our wonderful country. My call to them is to wake up and see how you have been manipulated into being part of a propaganda machine.

  15. mem

    Dear Ms Trad and AAP news service.
    I for one am absolutely fed-up with your climate change hyperbole. There are bush fires every year in this part of the country and these are minor compared with many over the past century. You might ask yourselves why you choose to exaggerate. Perhaps for political purposes? That is no excuse because you are being dishonest and, given your position, encouraging the misdirection of taxpayer resources and creating anxiety for people. It is coming up to suicide prevention day and you are adding significantly to unnecessary public and personal anxiety and depression. I hope you are able to live with yourselves.
    What Ms Trad said:

    “Qld bushfires linked to climate change
    Australian Associated Press
    September 8, 2019 3:53pm
    Queensland’s acting premier Jackie Trad has praised the state’s front line service workers who are battling the fiery and “unprecedented” effects of climate change this year.

    Speaking at a press conference on Sunday, Ms Trad said scientists had been warning of more frequent and more ferocious fires “for quite some time”.

    “Fortunately in Queensland, we have such exemplary frontline service workers … we are very well equipped in Queensland to respond to disaster,” she said.

    “The early onset of the fire season this year is something unprecedented and historic.”

    Queensland is facing the most devastating start to the fire season in the state’s recorded history.”

    There is more at this link if you can bare reading it. https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/breaking-news/qld-bushfires-linked-to-climate-change/news-story/f59c6c939df446320d073ccb6c6b0e54

  16. David Tanner

    All this waffle seems to ignore the fact that world wide, glaciers are melting as is the permafrost in Siberia and the Arctic Sea ice reducing year by year. If all that is not caused by global warming, then would some of you non-climate scientists please tell me what is.

  17. RobK

    David Tanner,
    Only problem is; not all glaciers are melting and permafrost and sea ice come and go over time. There seems to be a little warming but it’s not much to do with CO2. In particular, anthropogenic CO2 can only be little more than a rounding error of the natural CO2 cycle that increases due to natural temperature increases. Many climate physicists have shown that the IPCC estimate for temp rise due to CO2 is exaggerated 3-10 times . The narrow band of radiation absorbed by CO2 is saturated by CO2 already. Further, the natural variability does not show there is a trend consistent with a causation due to CO2, instead there is a centrally biased random walk in temperatures over longer time scales than the thermometer era. Don’t panic . Adapt.

  18. David Tanner

    What a lot of pathetic drivel. You climate change deniers are just ignoring the wood for the trees and make up weak excuses for observed facts. We have actually reached the stage where we should be panicking. Adaptation is of necessity a very long process taking many generations. The present state of life on this planet took a few billion years to get where it is today, civilisations have come and gone in the past several thousand years and we will be the next, probably some time after the end of this century as temperatures rise to unbearable levels while polar ice melts and millions of coastal dwellers drown.

  19. RobK

    civilisations have come and gone in the past several thousand years and we will be the next, probably some time after the end of this century as temperatures rise to unbearable levels while polar ice melts and millions of coastal dwellers drown.
    Civilisations have come and gone in the past, often due to poor adaptation to climate change but never as a result of anthropogenic CO2. As you point out, an ability to adapt is the key to survival. The earth and all it involves has never been static . Ameliorating anthropogenic CO2 by scuttling our basic energy systems will cause the downfall of the present civilisation because the substitution of fossil and nuclear fuels by RE is not effective at the level of present technology. Effectively, rapidly pulling the plug on fossil and nuclear fuels will, with certainty, be the demise of our civilisation.

  20. RobK

    Adaptation is of necessity a very long process taking many generations

    You are conflating evolutionary adaptation with technological change.

  21. eb

    temperatures rise to unbearable levels while polar ice melts and millions of coastal dwellers drown

    Ha, ha, ha. What a crackpot! You know, they said something similar fifty years ago. And they were wrong, wrong, and wrong again.

  22. Hawkeye P

    “What a lot of pathetic drivel”
    Thanks for letting us know right at the outset, David, that you didn’t understand a word RobK wrote (especially the bit about radiation absorption; there’s a clue there for you).
    Climate change acolytes usually are idiots.
    The surprising part is that they rarely hesitate to let everyone know.

  23. eb:

    Ha, ha, ha. What a crackpot! You know, they said something similar fifty years ago. And they were wrong, wrong, and wrong again.

    Nah. You’ve got it wrong.
    50 years ago, it was a new Ice Age and the glaciers were going to bulldoze us all into the Pacific Ocean.
    Or was that Polywater?
    Or the Ozone Layer?
    No, hang on it was acid rain that was going to kill all the trees and dissolve all the bambis.
    …and then bulldoze us all into the Pacific Ocean that had clotted with the polywater thing, and then fried us with UV light beams.
    That’s IIRC.

  24. Old Woman of the North

    Choosing to start ‘global warming’ in the 1970s is why there has been the warming. As is evident from the 1860s it is normal and the fluctuations are evident.

  25. Old Woman of the North

    Mr Tanner, read Professor Pat Frank’s latest paper. It may help you to understand that you have been sold a pup.

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