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Author:  Viv Forbes
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Date:  January 28, 2014
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Heatwaves are Nothing New

No doubt we will hear how the current heatwaves in Australia are “unprecedented” and evidence of dangerous man-made global warming. They are neither “global” nor “unprecedented”. Nor are they in any way related to the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere.

No doubt we will hear how the current heatwaves in Australia are “unprecedented” and evidence of dangerous man-made global warming.

They are neither “global” nor “unprecedented”.

In the great heatwave of 1896, the temperature at Bourke did not fall below 45.6 degC for six weeks, and the maximum was 53.3 degC. Bushfires raged throughout NSW and 66 people perished in the heat.

In 1897, Perth had an 18 day heatwave with a record of 43.3 degC. Other heatwaves were reported at Winton, 1891, Melbourne 1892, Boulia 1901, Sydney 1903, Perth 1906 and so on.

Why don’t we hear of these severe heatwaves from the past? Simple - the government Bureau of Meteorology conveniently ignores all temperature records before 1910.

However, that does not excuse our media for neglecting the written records such as these preserved in newspapers of the past.

Could it be that both the BOM and some of the media are still trying to preserve the ailing global warming scare?

Viv Forbes
The Carbon Sense Coalition (Chairman)

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