6th Dec 2015
As reported on the Latest ConspiracyOz Podcast, print screens of weather data – Mick Raven
Sunday 6th Dec 2015 (from my iphone)
This occurred on all circled data programs – Mick Raven
The Observatory published Australia’s first weather map in 1887. Weather readings were taken in the grounds of Sydney Observatory until 1917. The Bureau of Meteorology still takes readings nearby.
From 1866 the main thermometer was protected by a shade-house like the white lattice reconstruction on the front lawn. Rain gauges and other instruments were kept on the front lawn.
Sydney’s historic weather station: 150 meters makes all the difference
Here is an interesting story about the weather station in Sydney at the Astronomical Observatory (well sort of, it got bumped off). It seems the astronomers and meteorologists at the observatory got into a tug of war in 1912 over a cottage and the resulting move in 1917 ended up skewing the entire temperature record irreparably. First, here is a photo of what the observatory and grounds looked like “back in the day”. While I can’t be certain, the latticed canopy at the left may be where they had the early thermometer exposure. Early attempts at sheltering the thermometer from sunlight were often large affairs like this. It may also simply be a lounge area, but the design doesn’t look relevant for that.
The next time you read that NASA declares this or that day, month or year the hottest since yadda, yadda, yadda — you might want to check the source. It’s a pretty safe bet that it came from the Goddard Institute for Space Studies and probably quotes its director, James Hansen.
Hansen first gained worldwide attention in 1988 following testimony before then-Senator Al Gore’s Committee on Science, Technology and Space when he stated with 99 % certainty that temperatures had in fact increased, and that there had been some greenhouse warming, although he then made no direct connection between the two. This observation was consistent with concerns about a particularly warm summer that year in some U.S. regions.
Rem, More Geo-Engineering (Chem Sprays) = more Wacky Weather = more Hot Air from the Fear Mongerers = more Geo-Engineering
ie Helgalian Dialectic – Problem, Reaction, Solution – Mick Raven