Zeke claims that there was no cooling in the Southern Hemisphere from 1940-1960, and he uses NASA temperature graphs as his evidence.
He also says every group of government researchers around the world agrees about this.
This is in direct contradiction to what NOAA said in 1978, when they showed peak surface cooling in the Southern Hemisphere
This is easy to test, because there is only one country in the southern hemisphere with coherent long term data. Australia has twenty locations where temperatures have been continuously recorded back to the 1880s.
This group of stations shows that Australian temperatures peaked about a century ago, and reached their minimum during the 1970s. All metrics show the same thing.
Here is the list of stations used in this analysis.
ASN00040842.dly BRISBANE AERO -27.3917 153.129 ASN00040223.dly BRISBANE AERO -27.4178 153.114 ASN00040214.dly BRISBANE REGIONAL OFFICE -27.4778 153.031 ASN00031011.dly CAIRNS AERO -16.8736 145.746 ASN00031010.dly CAIRNS POST OFFICE -16.9333 145.783 ASN00090015.dly CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE -38.8556 143.513 ASN00044021.dly CHARLEVILLE AERO -26.4139 146.256 ASN00044221.dly CHARLEVILLE AERO COMPARISON -26.4147 146.261 ASN00044022.dly CHARLEVILLE POST OFFICE -26.4025 146.238 ASN00048237.dly COBAR AIRPORT AWS -31.5389 145.796 ASN00048244.dly COBAR COMPARISON -31.4861 145.828 ASN00048027.dly COBAR MO -31.484 145.829 ASN00048030.dly COBAR POST OFFICE -31.5 145.8 ASN00014015.dly DARWIN AIRPORT -12.4239 130.893 ASN00014040.dly DARWIN AIRPORT COMPARISON -12.4227 130.884 ASN00014016.dly DARWIN POST OFFICE -12.4 130.8 ASN00014161.dly DARWIN REGIONAL OFFICE -12.4667 130.833 ASN00074128.dly DENILIQUIN (WILKINSON ST) -35.5269 144.952 ASN00074210.dly DENILIQUIN AERO -35.5333 144.967 ASN00074258.dly DENILIQUIN AIRPORT AWS -35.5575 144.946 ASN00074039.dly DENILIQUIN FALKINER MEMORIAL -35.3667 145.05 ASN00035264.dly EMERALD AIRPORT -23.5694 148.176 ASN00035027.dly EMERALD POST OFFICE -23.5267 148.162 ASN00065016.dly FORBES (CAMP STREET) -33.3892 148.008 ASN00065103.dly FORBES AIRPORT AWS -33.3627 147.921 ASN00055202.dly GUNNEDAH AIRPORT AWS -30.9537 150.249 ASN00055023.dly GUNNEDAH POOL -30.9841 150.254 ASN00055024.dly GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE -31.0261 150.269 ASN00094029.dly HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) -42.8897 147.328 ASN00094008.dly HOBART AIRPORT -42.8339 147.503 ASN00056242.dly INVERELL (RAGLAN ST) -29.7796 151.112 ASN00056017.dly INVERELL COMPARISON -29.7783 151.111 ASN00056018.dly INVERELL RESEARCH CENTRE -29.7752 151.082 ASN00091218.dly LAUNCESTON (ELPHIN) -41.45 147.167 ASN00091123.dly LAUNCESTON (MOUNT PLEASANT) -41.4667 147.15 ASN00091049.dly LAUNCESTON (PUMPING STATION) -41.5 147.2 ASN00091179.dly LAUNCESTON (RADIO STATION 7EX) -41.45 147.15 ASN00091237.dly LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) -41.4194 147.122 ASN00091311.dly LAUNCESTON AIRPORT -41.5492 147.214 ASN00091104.dly LAUNCESTON AIRPORT COMPARISON -41.5397 147.203 ASN00033045.dly MACKAY AERO -21.1706 149.179 ASN00033297.dly MACKAY COMPARISON -21.1183 149.215 ASN00033119.dly MACKAY M.O -21.1172 149.217 ASN00033046.dly MACKAY POST OFFICE -21.15 149.183 ASN00086282.dly MELBOURNE AIRPORT -37.6655 144.832 ASN00086384.dly MELBOURNE AIRPORT COMPARISON -37.675 144.842 ASN00086071.dly MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE -37.8075 144.97 ASN00076031.dly MILDURA AIRPORT -34.2358 142.087 ASN00076077.dly MILDURA POST OFFICE -34.1833 142.2 ASN00026105.dly ROBE AIRFIELD -37.1776 139.805 ASN00026026.dly ROBE COMPARISON -37.1628 139.756 ASN00066062.dly SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) -33.8607 151.205 ASN00066037.dly SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO -33.9465 151.173 ASN00066196.dly SYDNEY HARBOUR (WEDDING CAKE W -33.8414 151.263 ASN00066195.dly SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK (SYDNEY OL -33.8521 151.065 ASN00072151.dly WAGGA WAGGA (KOORINGAL) -35.1333 147.367 ASN00073127.dly WAGGA WAGGA AGRICULTURAL INSTI -35.0517 147.349 ASN00072150.dly WAGGA WAGGA AMO -35.1583 147.457 ASN00074114.dly WAGGA WAGGA RESEARCH CENTRE -35.1311 147.309 ASN00052088.dly WALGETT AIRPORT AWS -30.0372 148.122 ASN00052026.dly WALGETT COUNCIL DEPOT -30.0236 148.122
The only plausible explanation for how all the agencies got it wrong, is that they colluded to produce the same graphs – as indicated in this Climategate e-mail
The Australian temperature graph from the Bureau of Meteorology is not only fake, but it hides all of the hot temperatures before 1910. It in no way represents Australia temperatures
January, 1896 was the hottest month on record in New South Wales, and BOM hides the heat.
It was also hot in Europe in 1896.
A ten day heatwave during August 1896 killed thousands of people in the US, many of them in New York.
Arizona’s record heatwave over 120F occurred in 1896.
1896 was also a momentous year for climate science, when it started down the path of junk science, superstition and hiding and manipulating data
As early as in 1896, Swedish physicist Arrhenius proposed that the presence of atmospheric greenhouse gases may result in warmer surface temperatures on Earth than a simple radiative balance would imply. A comparison between measured surface temperatures and estimated effective temperatures (assuming the planets behave like black bodies and are at radiational equilibrium) of the planets in our solar system has later revealed that planets with thick atmospheres, such as Venus and Earth, have a warmer surface than a simple radiation equilibrium can explain (Houghton 1991). The high surface temperature can be attributed to the greenhouse effect proposed by Arrhenius
The climate science was an actual science, its participants would want to understand the heat of the past – rather than hide it.