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BoM climate report – sheesh, it’s hot in here…

By astrojax - 13 February 2014 314

BOM annual climate report
The bureau of meteorology’s 2013 annual climate report [http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/annual_sum/2013/AnClimSum2013_HR1.0.pdf] is now out, and shows sunny canberra had a +2.2 degrees anomaly above average temperatures, during what was australia’s hottest year on record.  this was the greatest anomaly for any of our capital cities – canberra’s getting warmer more quickly.  and our rainfall was some 14% below average, with fewest days with rainfall.

does this mean we’ll get a real surf beach here soon?

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314 Responses to
BoM climate report – sheesh, it’s hot in here…
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gooterz 3:11 pm
13 Feb 14
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And yet our hottest temp was 1968

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Mr Gillespie 3:59 pm
13 Feb 14
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Stalled weather patterns. What’s that got to do with global warming, and how is reducing Australia’s CO? output going to make any difference?

While I do accept that if we stop exporting coal it should satisfy the climate action activists as far as Australia is concerned, I object to being told to limit driving, flying and ESPECIALLY take particular objection to being told to turn off my airconditioning to “reduce our emissions”.

Anyway, while there is irrefutable evidence that Australia itself is getting hotter, it is questionable whether the global warming really is global.

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Zan 5:27 pm
13 Feb 14
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Actually it is climate change – not global warming. What about the weather in UK and USA at the moment which is caused by the jet stream being warmed up via the warming oceans.

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howeph 6:13 pm
13 Feb 14
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Mr Gillespie said :

Anyway, while there is irrefutable evidence that Australia itself is getting hotter, it is questionable whether the global warming really is global.

So this is questionable then: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/briefings/201401.pdf

9 of the top 10 hottest years globally are since 2000. The only one that isn’t was 1998.

P.S. Did you know that if you were born after 1976 you have NEVER lived through a year with a global average temperature less than the 20th century average! 2013 was the 37th consecutive year that the yearly global temperature was above average.

Source: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/

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Mr Gillespie 6:42 pm
13 Feb 14
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Linking the cold snap in the US and wild winds in Britain (extreme weather events, which have always happened from time to time throughout history since the dawn of time) to global warming (or is it climate change, what is it?) is a bit of a long bow to stretch, and as such fuels the “climate skeptics”.

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Roundhead89 7:13 pm
13 Feb 14
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Oh god, everybody’s forgotten about climate change yet here we have the dogs returning to their vomit again. What part of “no” do they not understand? Climate change is history. Get over it.

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Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 7:37 pm
13 Feb 14
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Mr Gillespie said :

Stalled weather patterns. What’s that got to do with global warming, and how is reducing Australia’s CO? output going to make any difference?

While I do accept that if we stop exporting coal it should satisfy the climate action activists as far as Australia is concerned, I object to being told to limit driving, flying and ESPECIALLY take particular objection to being told to turn off my airconditioning to “reduce our emissions”.

Anyway, while there is irrefutable evidence that Australia itself is getting hotter, it is questionable whether the global warming really is global.

CLIMATE CHANGE IS CRAP!!!!!

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Mr Gillespie 8:55 pm
13 Feb 14
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Comic & Gamer Nerd: where have I heard that “CLIMATE CHANGE IS CRAP” mock before……

Smells like an Internet discussion-forum virus spread around by trolls

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Gobbo 9:08 pm
13 Feb 14
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There are mosquitos now in England.

I was bitten a number of times when i was last there.

I don’t remeber them being there before.

I wonder what changed? Climate perhaps?

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gooterz 10:15 pm
13 Feb 14
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Gobbo said :

There are mosquitos now in England.

I was bitten a number of times when i was last there.

I don’t remeber them being there before.

I wonder what changed? Climate perhaps?

Perhaps more people/warm houses

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astrojax 10:31 pm
13 Feb 14
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so, no beach then?

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Masquara 10:43 pm
13 Feb 14
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Apparently the heat is being stored in the ocean rather than the atmosphere. Not good.

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IrishPete 7:15 am
14 Feb 14
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Roundhead89 said :

Oh god, everybody’s forgotten about climate change yet here we have the dogs returning to their vomit again. What part of “no” do they not understand? Climate change is history. Get over it.

You are contradicting yourself. “climate change is history”” is the correct expression – it is an established scientific fact, and a very long time ago, as much as it can be without sitting back doing nothing and waiting for it to happen, which would be the equivalent of saying “I hate my children and grandchildren, and I shit on their futures”.

IP

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IrishPete 7:55 am
14 Feb 14
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Mr Gillespie said :

Stalled weather patterns. What’s that got to do with global warming, and how is reducing Australia’s CO? output going to make any difference?

While I do accept that if we stop exporting coal it should satisfy the climate action activists as far as Australia is concerned, I object to being told to limit driving, flying and ESPECIALLY take particular objection to being told to turn off my airconditioning to “reduce our emissions”.

Anyway, while there is irrefutable evidence that Australia itself is getting hotter, it is questionable whether the global warming really is global.

1) As the highest per capita emitter of greenhouse gases, of course Australia reducing its emissions will make a difference. And of course our impact is even greater because we export shit for other people to burn and pollute the atmosphere. (And we export uranium too, just to cap our bad reputation.)

2) What else do you object to? Being told not to litter, pour used car oil down the drains, dump rubbish in the bush? Not being allowed to speed or drink drive? This is self-serving claptrap. I run my air conditioner guilt-free because I also have 2kw of solar panels to run it from.

3) complete bollocks. Climate change means greater variability in weather, not “hotter”. Greater variability – hotter in our summers, colder in our winters. Hotter in northern summers, colder in northern winters. More extreme climate events (floods, storms, heatwaves, droughts). Ring any bells? And it has barely started yet.

IP

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Nylex_Clock 8:12 am
14 Feb 14
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Mr Gillespie said :

Anyway, while there is irrefutable evidence that Australia itself is getting hotter, it is questionable whether the global warming really is global.

It’s only questionable if you are ignorant. Deliberately ignorant and getting your facts from Andrew Bolt instead of the ibnformed experts.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f9/Enso-global-temp-anomalies.png

You’ll notice 2012 was the warmest La Nina year ever. La Nina years *usually* represent years when heat is being circulated into the oceans, but they are no longer cool years like they used to be.

Our global climate has changed.

We’ve emitted so much CO2 into the atmosphere by burning fossil-fuels that we have increased the proportion of CO2 in the atmosphere from 280ppm to 400ppm.

CO2’s absorption spectrum means it doesn’t absorb shorter-wave radiation (like sunlight) but it does absorb longer-wave radiation (like infra-red).
When sunlight hits the earth, it loses energy – it gets slower – and that proportion of the radiation that “bounces” straight back up out towards space now has a longer wavelength than before. The CO2 in the atmosphere absorbs a proportion of this radiation. More CO2 means more heat is absorbed, instead of going straight out to space.

Now, I know it is too much to hope for retards like Gillespie and Roundhead to read this and accept that their belief is not in accordance with the facts of which they are so mightily ignorant, but here’s hoping that these prolific purveyors of anti-science bullsh!t are going to be less likely to confuse others if those others can read what I have written and gain confidence in their understanding of the very real facts of human-caused climate change, which is an unassailable reality and only contradicted by paid lobbyists and their useful idiots.

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