Renewable is lookin' good.
Here's one on the Yorke peninsula that I took a piccy of on the weekend (click to enlarge):
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...if I could suddenly make the world, or at least this little bit of it, 2 degrees warmer all year round, would I be better or worse off?I think I can emphatically answer in the negative. When these events are more common, that's problamatic.
Anthony, what is the basis for Ross Hay’s statement: “December 2006 was the coldest December ever for McMurdo Station”? When was it lower than -81C?Anthony replies:
I don’t know, perhaps he’s got some inside information we don’t know about. It would seem odd to me, that a person familiar with the working of the press and science (having been a meteorologist for CNN and working in a science facility) would make such a statement, knowing that it could easily be refuted, if he didn’t have some basis for it.Maybe he’s got some ‘inside information’!! WTF!! Were the thermometer’s children being held by Antarctic separatists, who threatened that the littleuns’ll swim with the penguins unless the temperature is reported as -60C rather than -257C, only to be overheard by Hays who’d snuck outside for a sly ciggie?
Agreed. Tamino, however, challenged the claim using a graph indicating the McMurdo temperature for December was -60C and nowhere near the lowest December temperatures. Tamino appears to be using a monthly mean temperature. Daily minimum temperatures have been at least as low as -81C in 1977 according to HADCRU. Perhaps Ross can shed some light on Tamino’s challenge of Ross’s comment?To which Anthony replies:
I’ll ask. Being a balloon met, he may have been referring to any level of the atmosphere and just didn’t qualify his comment well. Most of our discussion has been “grounded” so to speak, on surface data.Hmmmm…..didn’t qualify his data well. Monthly temperature could actually mean daily. Could have been any level of the atmosphere.
By an interesting coincidence, I was interviewed by the Age about Gould's Quadrant hoax a few days ago. I cannot remember even hearing of Karen Wilson before today, but have now learned that she has a protected website about me, which came as quite a surprise (http://katherinewilson.wordpress.com/2008/02/29/professor-rick-roush/). Why is it protected? No idea, but then, I don't know what Wilson has written there.
The Age reporter has brought to my attention that Wilson has a previous article in Crikey that mentions me and others. It has several errors, of fact and interpretation, including various accusations. Wilson never contact ed me for comment, and I doubt she contacted the others attacked in her piece. is there a mechanism for me to ask Crikey for a correction?