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Intent as the enemy of truth : Comments

By Jennifer Marohasy, published 9/1/2017

When all 1,655 maximum temperature series for Australia are simply combined, and truncated to begin in 1910 the hottest years are 1980, 1914, 1919, 1915 and 1940.

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This is tantamount to accusing BoM of fraud. Perhaps some parliamentarians should call for an enquiry with published findings. Something I've noticed in Tasmania is that while it's a couple of years since I recorded 40.7C in the meantime there have been far fewer frosty nights. That seems likely to move the average temperature upwards. A possible explanation is greater or more frequent cloud cover that clips extremes.

I don't think we should choose arbitrary time segments to find trends. We should use a moving average trend that starts after the introduction of reliable measurements.
Posted by Taswegian, Monday, 9 January 2017 8:10:51 AM
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The staff at the BoM are human, they have families and it is quite understandable that they don't want any "accidents" happening to them.

Expect the author to disappear or die of cancer from polonium poisoning, leaving behind letters of "penitence" that were extracted under torture; or expect her being declared as "reformed" with her name listed as a co-author on "scientific" warming-papers while she is aware that her children are to be executed or maimed if she denies being an author.
Posted by Yuyutsu, Monday, 9 January 2017 8:43:09 AM
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As Yuyutsu notes, the ABM simply has to conform and produce analysis which conforms with the theory. For the staff to do anything else would be professional suicide. Other researchers would simply refuse to have anything to do with them, speak to them at conferences or co-operate on research papers. That said, most probably believe the global warming story and so would support the analysis - the few dissenters would simply shut up and get on with other jobs..
Posted by curmudgeonathome, Monday, 9 January 2017 8:54:52 AM
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Cherry peaking? My oven was 220 degrees at 12.30pm Sunday, water about 12degrees this morning. BoM notes cooling at some locations and the full screen view.
"November 2016. Both days and nights warmer than average across much of eastern Australia
Cooler than average days across the northwest and the Northern Territory, away from the Top End
Cooler than average nights across the southwest

Temperatures
The national mean temperature for December was 0.71 C above average. Mean maximum temperatures were 0.46 C above average while mean minima were +0.96 C."

Antarctic Larsen ice shelf and Arctic ice at minimums .
Posted by nicknamenick, Monday, 9 January 2017 9:01:44 AM
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My new year's resolution is to completely ignore climate change nonsense: no opinion, no comments. Ms. Marahosy is on the sensible side of things, and I wish her well. But, people who think that climate change is the fault of human beings: people who think that they can have power over nature, using OUR MONEY, are beyond the pale, not worth listening to. These turnips will eventually be revealed for what they are, but they will not be held responsible for the damage they have done. All I can do is hold them in utter contempt, along with the idiotic politicians they have conned.
Posted by ttbn, Monday, 9 January 2017 10:11:44 AM
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That the fascist Australian government under Fuhrer Abbott took matters into its own hands by ordering the destruction, (by burning and shredding machine) of "records" in the BOM & Dept of Veterans Affairs says much. That it has since been swept under the rug and denied by senior staffers in both government departments since then, is even more reason to be suspicious of anything published or broadcast or indeed given any credence what so ever.

Nothing like destroying any contrary evidence to support your own arguments.
Posted by Albie Manton in Darwin, Monday, 9 January 2017 10:11:57 AM
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