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Don’t for a minute think that Global Warming has stopped! December 15, 2008

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Don’t for a minute think that Global Warming has stopped!

By the blogowner, honestclimate, December 15, 2008

Glenn Cook from the Western Australian Bureau of Meteorology quoted as saying the below in response to Perth’s cold weather of late:

“Global warming is a slow long term trend and people’s senses can’t detect that necessarily,” senior meteorologist at the WA Bureau of Meteorology Glenn Cook said.

What the?! “A slow long term trend?” So no catastrophic global warming then? That’s not what Al Gore tells us!

“People’s senses can’t detect that necessarily..”
Is this guy for real? People’s “senses” have been frozen by the record cold!

“So people see these cool conditions and ask what are we talking about with global warming but global warming is still there.

“Global warming is a background trend that has been clearly identified and these cool events will continue and continue for many years to come, they will just become less frequent as time goes on,” he said.

Have you got that?

Global Warming will ensure that record cold events in Perth, like the ones in 2008, become less frequent?!

Global Warming is hiding somewhere in the background and expect the below events to become less frequent, ok?

-Perth is off to a cool wet summer
-Coldest November for Perth in 37 years
-Perth shivers through coldest September morning ever recorded
-One of Perth’s coldest July morning since 1998

Perth, Australia, has coldest November in 37 years November 28, 2008

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Perth, Australia, has coldest November in 37 years

From Global Freeze, November 28, 2008

Finally some warmth for Perth, Australia

Brett Dutschke, Friday November 28, 2008 – 16:53 EDT

Perth residents have had to cope with their coldest November in 37 years but it is slowly warming up, possibly reaching 30 degrees early next week, for the first time in more than a month.

When both daytime and overnight temperatures were combined, Perth’s average temperature came in at just over 18 degrees, colder than any November since 1971 and more than a degree colder than the long-term norm.

This is also the first November in 44 years in which the temperature has failed to reach 30 degrees. Daytime temperatures have only averaged a little over 23.5, the lowest in 17 years. Nighttime temperatures have averaged about 12.5, possibly the lowest in more than 50 years.

Over the next week winds will turn from cool southerly to northeasterly and drag some warm air to the southwest of Western Australia. However the warmer weather will not last, a cooler change will arrive on Wednesday before warming up again by the end of the week.

It may be a while before a heatwave arrives. There is little chance of it getting to the mid-30s during the first half of December.


Aynsley Kellow on Popular Nonsense in Perth October 13, 2008

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Aynsley Kellow on Popular Nonsense in Perth

Professor Aynsley Kellow

Professor Aynsley Kellow

From the Jennifer Marohasy Blog, October 13, 2008

A couple of weeks ago Aynsley Kellow, Professor and Head of the Department of Government at the University of Tasmania, gave a lecture in Perth. He said:

“I am pleased to present this lecture today in Perth.I am particularly pleased to find that Perth is still here. I last visited here in 2005 – the year that Professor Tim Flannery suggested that Perth could become the first ‘ghost metropolis’ due to reductions in rainfall because of climate change. I must confess that I was somewhat bemused by this statement, because my visit to Perth was to present a paper on water policy under climate uncertainty. I knew from my research for that paper that Perth was in fact better adapted to uncertainty in its water supply than any other capital city.

Perth and the south-west of the state have suffered a decline in rainfall, which appears to have shifted to the north-east. The cause appears to be not the gradual accumulation of greenhouse gases, but a sudden shift in ocean currents. This decline in rainfall has translated into a marked decline in catchment yields thanks to changed catchment management, and an increased yield can be obtained by thinning catchments.

Regardless, Perth has adapted to its natural environment with a number of responses: demand management; use of aquifers; the construction of the Kwinana industrial recycling plant; and now a desalination plant. Professor Flannery was, of course, talking nonsense – but, as sales of his book The Weathermakers and his subsequent selection as ‘Australian of the Year’ showed, this is popular nonsense.”

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