BOM Hiding The Heat At Bourke

January/February daily maximum temperatures at Bourke, NSW have been cooling about 2 degrees F per century since 1877.  But BOM hides the pre-1910 data, and turns a strong cooling trend into a slight warming trend.  There are less than a dozen stations in Australia with good long-term temperature records like this, and the ones outside of urban heat islands consistently show this same pattern.

Climate change and variability: Tracker: Australian timeseries graphs

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3 Responses to BOM Hiding The Heat At Bourke

  1. spren says:

    One thing that surprises me is how hot it gets in Australia this time of year. They are fairly far south of the equator so their seasons should be roughly the opposite of what we experience in the US. It should be equivalent right now to what we would experience in March-April. How hot it must get in their equivalent summer season!

  2. Aussie says:

    Tony – I really appreciate your assistance in looking at the Australian temperature record. I have passed the links on.

    Unsurprisingly we see the same temperature patterns as the US in the raw data and the “homogenisation” program employed by the Bureau of Meteorology needs to be thoroughly investigated, as does the “convenient” decision to ignore all data before 1910.

    The BOM graph is staggering in its complete eradication of the high temperatures of the 1930s which you have referenced in other newspaper articles from Australia of that time.

  3. Wayne says:

    While I deeply appreciate Tony educating us about climate truth, I find the level of data fraud spewing forth from official scientific organizations to be somewhat depressing. If we can’t trust scientists and scientific data, it’s difficult to see how we’re going to make intelligent decisions as a society going forward. I’m a diehard optimist at heart, but I wonder if this kind of self-interest puts a hard limit on our evolutionary potential.

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