Yep, it’s been cold.

By 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.

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56 Responses to Yep, it’s been cold.
#1
shirty_bear9:47 am, 09 Jul 12

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.

#2
Holden Caulfield9:51 am, 09 Jul 12

Another sporting triumph of note was Mark Webber winning the British GP.

Go Mark!

#3
PantsMan10:05 am, 09 Jul 12

Anything to get people off talking about Kate Jackson and the heath rorts.

#4
Thumper10:07 am, 09 Jul 12

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.

#5
troll-sniffer10:10 am, 09 Jul 12

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.

#6
Elizabethany10:18 am, 09 Jul 12

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.

#7
G-Fresh10:26 am, 09 Jul 12

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….

#8
shirty_bear10:59 am, 09 Jul 12

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.

#9
johnboy11:00 am, 09 Jul 12

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?

#10
p111:04 am, 09 Jul 12

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.

#11
Woody Mann-Caruso11:04 am, 09 Jul 12

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

#12
joingler11:10 am, 09 Jul 12

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

#13
VYBerlinaV8_is_back11:32 am, 09 Jul 12

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?

#14
astrojax11:33 am, 09 Jul 12

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…

#15
p111:36 am, 09 Jul 12

joingler said :

I hate it when people post common sense on this forum

Don’t worry. It doesn’t happen often.

#16
harvyk111:56 am, 09 Jul 12

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.

@everyone except shirty_bear

Interesting how the above comment was directed at the media, and how they are selective on when they run climate change stories, and yet the climate change religion has misread this as an assault to their beliefs and have gone on a full offensive…

Ah climate change, in 200 years they are going to look upon this and call it a religion. It has all the hallmarks…

1. People preaching about stuff
2. A whole lot of other people who believe whatever they are told, even if they don’t understand it
3. A handful of “bosses” who are getting very rich off those peoples beliefs…

#17
Mysteryman12:13 pm, 09 Jul 12

I suspected this would degenerate into a climate change debate (and I use the term loosely) but I did not expect it to happen in the first post. Lame.

#18
p112:24 pm, 09 Jul 12

harvyk1 said :

1. People preaching about stuff
2. A whole lot of other people who believe whatever they are told, even if they don’t understand it
3. A handful of “bosses” who are getting very rich off those peoples beliefs…

Interesting argument you make. Can you differentiate between climate change, US (and Australian) involvement in Iraq & Afghanistan, the Apollo Missions (to the moon), Speed cameras, or daily vitamin supplements – using nothing but the three criteria list above?

#19
Elizabethany12:24 pm, 09 Jul 12

harvyk1 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.

@everyone except shirty_bear

Interesting how the above comment was directed at the media, and how they are selective on when they run climate change stories, and yet the climate change religion has misread this as an assault to their beliefs and have gone on a full offensive…

Ah climate change, in 200 years they are going to look upon this and call it a religion. It has all the hallmarks…

1. People preaching about stuff
2. A whole lot of other people who believe whatever they are told, even if they don’t understand it
3. A handful of “bosses” who are getting very rich off those peoples beliefs…

While I agree that it is unfortunate that the media generally write for the lowest common denominator, and therefore cause confusion about the topic, people saying “OMG It’s cold so climate change must be fake to make someone who isn’t me rich!” doesn’t help.

BTW, can you actually name any of these “bosses”?

#20
dungfungus12:34 pm, 09 Jul 12

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.

What you have said is tantamount to saying “on one hand it may rain; on the other hand it may not”
And when you talk about records, how far are you going back in time?

#21
johnboy12:36 pm, 09 Jul 12

Further climate change debate is going to be ruled off topic and deleted. Feel free to share how cold it was though.

#22
VYBerlinaV8_is_back12:39 pm, 09 Jul 12

johnboy said :

Further climate change debate is going to be ruled off topic and deleted. Feel free to share how cold it was though.

It was really cold this morning.

#23
dungfungus1:06 pm, 09 Jul 12

johnboy said :

Further climate change debate is going to be ruled off topic and deleted. Feel free to share how cold it was though.

It was about as cold as it gets every winter I have been in Canberra for the past 29 years.

#24
Postalgeek1:26 pm, 09 Jul 12

p1 said :

harvyk1 said :

1. People preaching about stuff
2. A whole lot of other people who believe whatever they are told, even if they don’t understand it
3. A handful of “bosses” who are getting very rich off those peoples beliefs…

Interesting argument you make. Can you differentiate between climate change, US (and Australian) involvement in Iraq & Afghanistan, the Apollo Missions (to the moon), Speed cameras, or daily vitamin supplements – using nothing but the three criteria list above?

Probably not, but we’ve now confirmed that medicine and medical practice in general is a religion.

#25
CapitalK1:29 pm, 09 Jul 12

I’m glad the ABC have run this story – I was thinking I was starting to get soft…feeling the cold a little more this year (Canberran born and bred).

#26
Jethro1:45 pm, 09 Jul 12

Good to see the local ignoramuses are out in force today.

#27
Jethro1:48 pm, 09 Jul 12

I’m just proud that I managed to cycle to work every day last week. If that was the coldest week in 3 decades then it means I’ve withstood the worst Canberra has to offer!

#28
johnboy1:50 pm, 09 Jul 12

There was one day last week I diced with death and rode with my hood up. But a $25 pair of gloves from target seem to have solved my cold issues.

#29
gospeedygo2:19 pm, 09 Jul 12

CapitalK said :

I’m glad the ABC have run this story – I was thinking I was starting to get soft…feeling the cold a little more this year (Canberran born and bred).

As a recent Melburnian, I find myself chuckling when I hear on the news “Melbourne shivered through a freezing night last night with a low of…….4 degrees.”

#30
p12:33 pm, 09 Jul 12

Jethro said :

I’m just proud that I managed to cycle to work every day last week. If that was the coldest week in 3 decades then it means I’ve withstood the worst Canberra has to offer!

It has been crazy cold, but I always found rainy and windy days much worse. Although I drove the car then parked and rode the pushy this morning, and damn that wind was bite-y.

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