BOM : Hiding Australia’s Very Hot Past

Australia used to be extremely hot. In 1896 Adelaide reached 111 degrees and Melbourne 112 degrees.

30 May 1896 – “SCOURGED.”

TimesMachine: August 18, 1896 – NYTimes.com

January temperatures at Bourke plummeted from the 1870s to the end of records in 1992.

In the US, NOAA hides the heat of the 1930’s by tampering with data, but BOM takes a different approach. They simply erase all pre-1910 temperatures.

Long-term temperature record: Australian Climate Observations Reference Network – Surface Air Temperature

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9 Responses to BOM : Hiding Australia’s Very Hot Past

  1. Robertv says:

    You had a talk with David Stockman ?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5LcIZp0otA
    min 15,13

    Is Trump Going Down?
    The Tom Woods Show

  2. David Joss says:

    Deniliquin, shown in the NYT clip as being 118 in 1896 actually hit 121 on January 12 1878 according to our Bureau of Meteorology — its hottest day ever.

  3. Ken says:

    Interesting Popular Mechanics Article from March, 1912. Discusses extreme weather, greenhouse theory, possibilities for the future, ends on positive note. https://books.google.com/books?id=Tt4DAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA37&dq=popular%20mechanics%20march%201912&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj6u52e87DUAhXs5oMKHVzHA_Y4ChDoAQgjMAA#v=onepage&q=remarkeable%20weather&f=false

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