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Yep, it’s been cold.

By johnboy - 9 July 2012 56

Just in case the weekend’s sport has not given you enough water cooler icebreakers for easing your human interactions today the ABC is providing a trigger for being the first to mention the cold:

Canberra has experienced its coldest run of temperatures in 36 years, with the mercury dropping below zero for the seventh time in a row.

The minimum temperatures have averaged minus five so far this month.

Meteorologist Ryan White says the warmest night this July so far has been 0.7 degrees.

“The last eight nights in a row we’ve had it pretty much at the minus five degree mark as an average, so it is quite incredible,” said Mr White.

Still aways from the record of 23 consecutive sub zero nights. But the streak is there to be beaten.

What’s Your opinion?


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56 Responses to
Yep, it’s been cold.
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shirty_bear 9:47 am
09 Jul 12
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Six consecutive (or is it seven now?) below -4C … chilly.

Interesting how a week of hot will bring the climate change alarmists out of the woodwork, but a week of cold? Hardly a peep out of the mindless media. I wish I was surprised.

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Holden Caulfield 9:51 am
09 Jul 12
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Another sporting triumph of note was Mark Webber winning the British GP.

Go Mark!

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PantsMan 10:05 am
09 Jul 12
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Anything to get people off talking about Kate Jackson and the heath rorts.

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Thumper 10:07 am
09 Jul 12
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Canberra has experienced its coldest run of temperatures in 36 years

Wow!

I remember a seriously cold snap in the late 80s, but obviously not this cold.

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troll-sniffer 10:10 am
09 Jul 12
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shirty_bear said :

Six consecutive (or is it seven now?) below -4C … chilly.

Interesting how a week of hot will bring the climate change alarmists out of the woodwork, but a week of cold? Hardly a peep out of the mindless media. I wish I was surprised.

Interesting how the ill-informed make statements that are totally meaningless in the climate change debate.

A couple of minutes research by a competent mind will show that the symptoms of global warming are wider and wider swings in the weather patterns, with more frequent and more viloent events appearing. A record cold snap is just as likely to happen as a record heat wave, however in the long term the tendency will be for average temperatures across the globe to rise.

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Elizabethany 10:18 am
09 Jul 12
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shirty_bear said :

Six consecutive (or is it seven now?) below -4C … chilly.

Interesting how a week of hot will bring the climate change alarmists out of the woodwork, but a week of cold? Hardly a peep out of the mindless media. I wish I was surprised.

Climate change does not make it so we have heat waves ALL the time, we still (and will continue to) have seasons that are hot, cold or even mild. What it does do is make long term average temperatures higher, and cause more extreme weather effects (including harsher winters). What we are seeing at the moment is an increase in “record breaking” events. This does not mean that without climate change we wouldn’t break records, just that it is more likely.

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G-Fresh 10:26 am
09 Jul 12
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troll-sniffer said :

shirty_bear said :

Six consecutive (or is it seven now?) below -4C … chilly.

Interesting how a week of hot will bring the climate change alarmists out of the woodwork, but a week of cold? Hardly a peep out of the mindless media. I wish I was surprised.

Interesting how the ill-informed make statements that are totally meaningless in the climate change debate.

A couple of minutes research by a competent mind will show that the symptoms of global warming are wider and wider swings in the weather patterns, with more frequent and more viloent events appearing. A record cold snap is just as likely to happen as a record heat wave, however in the long term the tendency will be for average temperatures across the globe to rise.

Based on….

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shirty_bear 10:59 am
09 Jul 12
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troll-sniffer said :

shirty_bear said :

Six consecutive (or is it seven now?) below -4C … chilly.

Interesting how a week of hot will bring the climate change alarmists out of the woodwork, but a week of cold? Hardly a peep out of the mindless media. I wish I was surprised.

Interesting how the ill-informed make statements that are totally meaningless in the climate change debate.

A couple of minutes research by a competent mind will show that the symptoms of global warming are wider and wider swings in the weather patterns, with more frequent and more viloent events appearing. A record cold snap is just as likely to happen as a record heat wave, however in the long term the tendency will be for average temperatures across the globe to rise.

Interesting how the gullible make this into a believers v. deniers debate rather than reading what I wrote … for mine, this quasi-religious fervour is one of the great weaknesses of the believers.

What I said was that the media were ignoring it. Because it’s cold, not hot. By your logic, this is further evidence of “climate change”, and yet there’s no media trumpeting of such. Maybe they’re afraid of confusing the great unwashed. Or the gullible.

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johnboy 11:00 am
09 Jul 12
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Or maybe it’s really cold here in canberra this week and if we want to talk global trends we need global data over time?

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p1 11:04 am
09 Jul 12
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johnboy said :

Or maybe it’s really cold here in canberra this week and if we want to talk global trends we need global data over time?

What he said.

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Woody Mann-Caruso 11:04 am
09 Jul 12
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Based on….

Science? That thing you don’t know the first thing about but seem to think you’re qualified to talk about anyway? More qualified than the tens of thousands of people who are really, really qualified to talk about it, and who all agree that you’re wrong?

Look, it’s really hot over there! I wonder where all the energy comes from? Why, it comes from over there, where it’s now really cold, because there’s no energy.

Put an ice cube in a glass. Watch it melt. OMG ITS TEH CONSPIRACY HOW DID TEH CLIEMAT JEWS GET IN MY KICTHEN SAVE ME SUPERBOLT

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joingler 11:10 am
09 Jul 12
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johnboy said :

Or maybe it’s really cold here in canberra this week and if we want to talk global trends we need global data over time?

I hate it when people post common sense on this forum

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VYBerlinaV8_is_back 11:32 am
09 Jul 12
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Woody Mann-Caruso said :

Based on….

Science? That thing you don’t know the first thing about but seem to think you’re qualified to talk about anyway? More qualified than the tens of thousands of people who are really, really qualified to talk about it, and who all agree that you’re wrong?

Look, it’s really hot over there! I wonder where all the energy comes from? Why, it comes from over there, where it’s now really cold, because there’s no energy.

Put an ice cube in a glass. Watch it melt. OMG ITS TEH CONSPIRACY HOW DID TEH CLIEMAT JEWS GET IN MY KICTHEN SAVE ME SUPERBOLT

This Superbolt has a cape, right?

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astrojax 11:33 am
09 Jul 12
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johnboy said :

Or maybe it’s really cold here in canberra this week and if we want to talk global trends we need global data over time?

‘zactly, jb – some people need to get to grips with the definitions of ‘weather’ and ‘climate’ and understand the vast gulf of difference t’wixt the two…

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p1 11:36 am
09 Jul 12
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joingler said :

I hate it when people post common sense on this forum

Don’t worry. It doesn’t happen often.

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