Thursday, 27 October 2016

CSIRO BOM State of Climate Report 2016:

More doom and gloom at the taxpayers’ expense
Anthony Cox

The lads and lassies at the sky is falling CSIRO and BoM have produced their annual the end is nigh report.

I’m not going to say they lie or that the report is bullshit, just that they are wrong. A few examples based on claims from the report:

1 Australia’s climate has warmed in both mean surface air temperature and surrounding sea surface temperature by around 1 °C since 1910.
 There is a superficial truth to this: if you accept the official BoM temperature record which has major problems due to inexplicable adjustments (also here, here, here, here, here, and here). But even if you accept the official temperature record there has been a pause in temperature over land (from Ken Stewart):

That’s a pause in temperature rise for 21 years.

The Sea Surface Temperature (SST) is a bit more complicated. Around Australia the BoM shows a