“Australia’s white summer, Monbiot’s red fury“. Watt a surprise, Anthony Watts drawing our attention to a freak weather event in Australia. This must surely prove that there’s no Global Warming! Anthony also stretches his mental capacity to compare the size of Australia to America and to Europe. Anthony is mad that environmental reporter George Monbiot consulted “the kids at the Climate Rapid Response Team“, aka professional climate scientists, to understand this Australian weather. How dare he!
Don’t you know that if you cherry-pick a small enough smoothing radius you can make big holes appear in the global temperature data maps? I’m surprised that Anthony doesn’t try to claim that all smoothing is false and present a temperature data map with 99.9% “no data”.
Changing your color scheme to assign ‘bluer’ colors to warm temperatures also helps make things look ‘cooler’. Presumably Anthony thinks that every year those corrupt mainstream climatologists have been slightly changing their color schemes to look make the same temperatures look ‘redder’.
Anthony has to come up with something to distract from the fact that 2010 has proven the hottest year in the instrument record even with only a moderate El Niño influence. (Note: who cares about one year? That’s a denialist distraction. It’s the long-term trend that matters.)
Further more, we learn that the weather stations in remote Greenland communities are clearly affected by the urban heat island effect. Anthony’s speculation proves it! (Maybe this particular rant was a bit of nostalgia for the old days when Anthony regularly tried to get away with this UHI b.s.)
“Australia’s white summer, Monbiots’s red fury” (WUWT, Dec 20, 2010)
The response is the same now as it was to Steve Goddard’s original (May17-Jun15) six-part assault on GISS.
Section 7: Comparison of GISS, NCDC, and HadCRUT (page 14)
“GLOBAL SURFACE TEMPERATURE CHANGE” Hansen et al, Dec, 2010
(Previous references to this paper were to earlier drafts)
Click to access 2010_Hansen_etal.pdf
Of course, fast forward two weeks and now Australia is under water. The poular comparison seems to be that an area the size of France and Germany (combined) is now under flood waters. Several have died and several hundreds of thousands are in areas with no road access.