Global warming probably didn't cause the drought in Australia's South-East Queensland according to a new paper from CSIRO.
Apparently the drought was caused when a discombobulation of the ENSO Modoki teleconnection transmogrified the rainfall into a distillation of the Johnny Walker spirulation at the convention center on Hayman Island during the post-positive phase of Pacific decadal osculation.
Being a post-postitive sceptic myself about droughts being caused by global warming, along with Read more [...] 15 com
From Chapter 2 of the inquiry, h/t Warwick Hughes.
2.69 The Committee was astounded to learn that private enterprises are apparently able to forecast particular seasonal conditions and events, which may not necessarily have been forecast by our leading national agencies. The question that came to the mind of Committee members when this issue came to light was “how did you forecast these events and why didn’t anyone else?” When considering the skills, knowledge and expertise in our national Read more [...] 16 com
As they used to say about the assassination of President Kennedy, "I remember where I was when I heard about it." My first post a few days later was entitled Climategate. More was done in Climategate than in all the rebuttals of climate science alarmism that have been published.
So many things have changed since then, some good and some bad, qualifying Climategate as a truly defining event. Some of the things I have noticed:
Scientific society popinjays waving the IPCC consensus in our Read more [...] 6 com
JN reports another study confirming the finding that alterations to Australian raw weather data have increased the official trend by over 30%.
A recent submission to the arXiv archive suggests that altering the data to "inflate and dramatize weather conditions" may have a long tradition.
The Weather and its Role in Captain Robert F. Scott and his Companions' Deaths by Krzysztof Sienicki
Abstract: A long debate has ensued about the relationship of weather conditions and Antarctic Read more [...] 3 com