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Yes, it really was stinking hot last night

By johnboy - 22 November 2006 34

Hurray for weather blogging!

Did last night feel a wee bit sticky? Apparently it really was the second hottest November night in Canberra on record.

7.20am right now and it’s still sweltering, the bureau says it was 23.8 at the airport at 0700. It was snowing last week right?

Before we wet ourselves about global warming let’s remind ourselves that there was a hotter November night on the books.

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Woody Mann-Caruso 2:35 pm 22 Nov 06

I thought the butterfly’s wings made it impossible to predict the weather, rather than somehow turning into a cyclone (or a heatwave) down the track; complexity -> unpredictability.

Seepi, I got the whirlybirds installed by Just-Rite in Fyshwick – they popped them in the same time they did the insulation. Fast, professional, looks great – go for it! And I’ve just found out that Luxaire is going to install our ducted evaporative cooler a month early, so I’ll be laughing tomorrow night 😉

As for records – trends and frequency are what counts, not pointing at a single concurrence for a single variable at a single place decades ago then insisting that nothing’s changing globally.

We know from CO2 levels in Antarctic ice that CO2 levels fluctuate all the time, and that temperature is correlated with CO2 levels. People love pointing at the graph and saying “see – it goes up and down all the time”, cycling between 185 and 275 ppmv for 400,000 years. That’s until you zoom in to this century, and show them they’re now about 375 ppmv and climbing – over 300 ppmv for the first time in 400 millenia, and way over at that. This isn’t part of some natural cycle. It hasn’t happened before.

S4anta 1:53 pm 22 Nov 06
seepi 12:59 pm 22 Nov 06

WOODY – who installed your whirlybird? I am trying to get one.

Danman 11:20 am 22 Nov 06

When people say this was the hottest/coldest or whatever-est day in 150* years reassures me that things were the same on the day in question as they were 150* years ago – therefore global warming is just politicians scaremongering and that we are, in fact, just on the top end of a cycle.

*hypothetical number.

CouldExpire 11:14 am 22 Nov 06

I got the butterfly joke and found it rather funny!

Mr_Shab 11:11 am 22 Nov 06

Whoop! Sorry – I think Thumper was being flippant.

Mr_Shab 11:10 am 22 Nov 06

I think che was being flippant, rather than trying to discredit greenhouse theory (for the sake of brevity I will refer to the theory that human emmissions of CO2 affect climate change as “greenhouse theory”.)

Thumper 11:08 am 22 Nov 06

Yeah, but I threw the butterfly quote in as a joke.

Sorry if no-one got it….

Mr Evil 11:08 am 22 Nov 06

“… you or your Mum?”


wagga_wagga 11:05 am 22 Nov 06


Yea, but people tend to throw the butterfly quote in to discredit the total argument.

The theories of evolution and continental drift also had to cope with similar jibes as they evolved.

The other aspect is that melting polar caps has apparently also been observed on Mars.

Ari 10:40 am 22 Nov 06

… you or your Mum?

Mr Evil 10:34 am 22 Nov 06

Two words: sweaty buttcrack!

Mr_Shab 10:31 am 22 Nov 06

I’m nocturnal, but only during the mating season.

Thumper 10:29 am 22 Nov 06

I’m noctural…

But only at night.

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