Dr Jennifer Marohasy has had a long running dialogue with David Jones of the Bureau of Meteorology, with many unanswered questions.
In January 2014, she questioned a statement that David Jones made in a radio interview:
“We know every place across Australia is getting hotter, and very similarly almost every place on this planet. So, you know, we know it is getting hotter and we know it will continue to get hotter. It’s a reality, and something we will be living with for the rest of this century.”In March 2014, Jennifer wrote an open letter to the Minister for the Environment, Greg Hunt, questioning the reliability of the bureau's data, beginning with (link)
I am writing to you as the Minister for Environment, ultimately responsible for the activities of the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, to ask you consider the following seven issues pertaining to the activities of the Bureau.and including this gem:
While the Australian taxpayer invested upward of $30 million dollars in just one supercomputer in March 2009 on the basis that this would make weather predictions more accurate, some individual forecasters, operating outside the mainstream climate-science community, and without any government support, are producing more reliable and accurate medium-term rainfall forecasts than the Bureau.and concluding: (bold added)
In arriving at theories that explain the natural world, the best scientists always use all the available data, not just the data that happens to fit a particular viewpoint. Furthermore, long historical data series are critical for statistical methods of rainfall forecasts, including the application of artificial neural networks that can currently provide more skillful forecasts than POAMA. That the Bureau persists with POAMA, while failing to disclose to the Australian public the absence of any measurable skill in its monthly and seasonal forecasts, should be of grave concern to the Australian parliament.
‘Facts don’t cease to exist because they are ignored.’
As an Australian scientist with a keen interest in public policy and temperature records, I ask you as the Minister ultimately responsible for the activities of the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, to consider how you might reconcile increasing atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide with a falling temperature trend, and what needs to be done if we are to adequately prepare as a nation for the possible onset of a period of sustained cooling.Even if Minister Hunt has been taken in by the Global Warming Hoax, he seems derelict in his duties if he has not called the head of the Bureau into his office with a "Please Explain."
Later in the year she published a paper co-authored with John Abbott, Ken Stewart and David Stockwell titled
This paper considers the records for Bourke and Amberley and the methodology employed by the Bureau in compiling the annual statistics from such temperature series. We will also consider how NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) homogenizes data from Amberley in the development of its annual global mean temperature. Homogenization refers to a process of changing the actual temperature records using mathematical algorithms.This blog has covered her address to the Sydney Institute with a blog titled