Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Lies of the Climate Commission/Council: Part 18

ABC covered the Climate Council's latest beat up.

It included this summary:

2013-14 summer records included:

  • 11 days above 42C in Adelaide
  • Driest summer for 45 spots in Qld & 38 in NSW
  • Sydney's driest summer in 27 years
  • 20 days above 35C in Canberra
Source: Climate Council

Included in the "records" is reference to "20 days above 35C in Canberra".

The report did not mention that in 1939 the BOM station at ACTON (70099-one we have taken an interest in) recorded 23 days above 35C! There were also 5 more days above 30 in 1939.

See comparison below:
Summer 1939-ACTON 70099

Summer 2014-Canberra Airport 70351

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Missing News: Climate sensitivity

A new GWPF report on climate sensitivity by Nic Lewis and Marcel Crok with introduction by Judy Curry.

Take home message:
"Only in recent years has it become possible to make good empirical estimates of climate sensitivity from observational data such as temperature and ocean heat records. These estimates, published in leading scientific journals, point to climate sensitivity per doubling most likely being under 2◦C for long-term warming, and under 1.5◦C over a seventy-year period. This strongly suggests that climate models display too much sensitivity to carbon dioxide concentrations and in almost all cases exaggerate the likely path of global warming."

"The new information on climate sensitivity suggests that even with relatively high emissions the government’s two-degree limit for global warming is likely to be reached only towards the end of the century."
Once again the tumbleweeds roll around ABC's news room as yet another good news story fails to breach its walls of groupthink.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

ABC's errors worse and worse!

Response to ABC’s 730 report on the Defence Abuse Response Taskforce, 27 February 2014
The story titled Navy gang rape victim breaks silence in search for treatment that aired on the ABC’s 7.30 program on 27 February 2014 and appears on the program’s website, contains significant factual errors.

Rest here