BoM blips the weather …

First blip is the record cold in a large area of the South West of Western Australia:

[…] The BoM says the south of WA had its coldest winter since 1990 and the coldest September min on record (coldest mean also, but they don’t say so). September SST off the south-west was +0.08C, according to BoM data. How do you get repeated hits of the coldest weather since 1897 when the surrounding seas are warmer than average? Both NOAA and the record-breaking south-west cold weather over the past six months have been suggesting that the BoM’s SST anomaly baseline, algorithm and/or buoys aren’t a true reflection of historic averages.

A highly agenda destroying blip, where comments also report significant rainfall records broken too:

[…] Thats all I have time for – there must be a stack more. Watch these stunning cold records get fair coverage in the news media.
Daily maximum temperature anomaly for Australia – this map is for the 8th – The map for the 9th will update later.

BoM’s radar figure for Australia has blown a fuse or something too. One of the blip images of the loop for Australia saved here. Continue reading

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manipulating an agenda and losing …

The science says NO CAGW is caused by CO2:

Role of atmospheric carbon dioxide in climate change

By Martin Hertzberg, Hans Schreuder


The authors evaluate the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) consensus that the increase of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere is of anthropogenic origin and is causing dangerous global warming, climate change and climate disruption. The totality of the data available on which that theory is based is evaluated. The data include: (a) Vostok ice-core measurements; (b) accumulation of CO2 in the atmosphere; (c) studies of temperature changes that precede CO2 changes; (d) global temperature trends; (e) current ratio of carbon isotopes in the atmosphere; (f) satellite data for the geographic distribution of atmospheric CO2; (g) effect of solar

activity on cosmic rays and cloud cover. Nothing in the data supports the supposition that atmospheric CO2 is a driver of weather or climate, or that human emissions control atmospheric CO2.


The Political Science Class, however, is still hashing out consensus nonsense, a losing agenda, worried, I am sure, by the  recent whistleblower revelations, and a new Sheriff in town, that undermines their lining of pockets!

[…] For example, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology issued a misleading press release. These types of statements by policymakers that attempt to take one study/dispute and blow it out of proportion are both unhelpful and misleading. We will be working with the science committee to demonstrate the scientific consensus on climate change and to encourage them not to interfere with the scientific process.

Really! What’s changed? Oh, that’s right, Obama is gone. Pass the popcorn!(H/t Greenie Watch)

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abandoned and discarded from the Kimberley …

Not everything found in the Kimberley is alive, flourishing, or green.


A burnt out, abandoned bus in bush near Highway 1 south of Broome above, and below, a rusty but still used barge in Wyndham.


A former pearl lugger engine shed, then fish factory, now unused in Chinatown, Broome.


Formerly a fishing boat from Broome, now a part of various landscape furniture:


Then, a long gone caravan on floats, at the vagaries of big tides, mosquitos and sand flies:


Next, an abandoned camp in the Great sandy Desert.


That’s me on another long gone fishing vessel in Broome, The “Beadon”. Named after a creek from Onslow, now an oil and gas town on the Pilbara coast. The Beadon was a trap fishing vessel in the same period as a picture above of Patricia II.

go-hard-orNext, a long abandoned ‘pearl panel’ cleaning shed…


The next pic features a renovated sail maker’s shed, then a disused diesel power station, replaced with modern gas power system.

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A very common scene in the Kimberley, an abandoned trailer near Wolfe Creek.


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hot as hell field trip … Sandfire

Just completed a 2nd field trip a month apart, to see what changes to vegetation to target plant species next to, and on a sand dune close to the Sandfire Roadhouse. One of the hottest places in Western Australia, this trip each of the 2 months this year entails a round trip of 650km, in a single day.

The weather was very hot. With an inch and a half of rain last night, the middle of the day was 38C and steamy, an appreciated temperature over 41C, so Sandfire did live up to it’s name. That’s what is expected here where a sea breeze is very rare, the Roadhouse being about 8km south of the 80mile beach.

Ground cover herbs come into the scene with a show of ground hugging herbs. Below are some interesting pics, to me at least, green and colourful after recent good wet season rainfall. Click to enlarge:


Calytrix carinata


Capparis spinosa, ssp nummularia


Evolvulus, Heliotrope and Hybanthus






Gossypium australe


Solanum emerging through a Saltwater Couch grass




Ventilago viminalis, Medicine Bark Tree

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weather happening …

This is starting to look ominous. Record snowfalls across the Northern Hemisphere. So much for all that CO2 caused warming. The global warming scam is all but over! Delingpole can tell it like it is, at a UK press conference.

[…]They hated it. (Especially the bit where Ebell told them that Trump would definitely be pulling the U.S. out of the Paris climate treaty) They couldn’t believe what they were hearing. They curled their lips. They laced their questions with the bitterest scorn. But they didn’t really tune into Ebell’s measured, silken, soft-spoken answers because, hell, they knew what he was saying just had to be wrong and they didn’t really understand what he meant anyway.

The reporter who set the tone – and if nothing else, you’ve got to admire his honesty – was the one from Channel 4 News who told Ebell: “It will occur to you that this room is full of people like myself who consider that nothing you say has any basis in fact. So what you’ve been telling us is essentially meaningless.”

The next mini-ice-age is looking a bit ominous, so it’s a double-whammy for the true believers. Those same journalists should be asked why they haven’t a condo in Siberia yet. Ice Age Now, compiles this:

India – Record snowfall cuts off Kashmir Valley

Cut off from the outside world for the fourth consecutive day.Continue reading India – Record snowfall cuts off Kashmir Valley

Well, all that is a worry. Golly, even in Tropical Broome the long time January average maximum temperature remained below the average for 26 days. Then in the middle of the Kimberley:

“Another one that’s really extreme is Fitzroy Crossing… the average rainfall for January is 176 millimetres, and they’ve had 281 millimetres. The other thing that’s interesting is that in January their average maximum daily 37.6, and their average has been 34.5, so three degrees below average.” (ABC)

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a time of plenty …

Following on from December’s record 400mm+ rainfall, January 2017 exceeds the average, just before the end of the month with about 250mm recorded and a day to go. Fruit, nuts and flowers are in abundance with the extra moisture, welcomed of the dry wet season in 2016.2016-12-21-10-27-46

Above, a superb specimen of a Nutwood Tree, Terminalia arostrata, from the East Kimberley in a Broome landscape. The next two are of Capparis spinosa, ssp nummularia, a Moonflower or Caper Bush.

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Next is a local Sandalwood, Santalum lanceolatum shrub showing small flower buds and fruit.


Below is a stem of Gubinge, Terminalia ferdinandiana with ripe fruit.

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deceptive health subterfuge …

In our timeline post – Three Decades of Wind Industry Deception: A Chronology of a Global Conspiracy of Silence and Subterfuge – we covered the fact that – from 1995 – the wind industry drew together a hand-picked team with a mission to write noise rules with absolutely no relevance to wind turbine noise; and, […]

via Getting Away with Murder: How the Wind Industry Rigged Noise Rules Around the World — STOP THESE THINGS

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NYT searches for it’s own swamp’s plughole …

The New York Times, in a bid to counter the skeptical side in the AGW war, admits that it’s warmist readers are dumb. Unwittingly, of course, but that’s the media we know today.

Robert Tracinski New York Times: Our readers are too dumb to understand global warming numbers


This translates to: we think you’re all a bunch of idiots, and it’s our function to tell you what to think.

That, unfortunately, is all you’re likely to get these days on the subject of global warming from the mainstream media.

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thriving with CO2 …

The continued burning and processing of coal, oil and gas is imperative for the well-being of the environment. Higher atmospheric CO2 brings us a greener Planet. Plants thrive with less moisture and warmer temperatures with more atmospheric carbon.

Thirty-two scientists from nine countries use satellite records to prove global growing season has been boosted by between 25 to 50 percent. The…
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growing tough seedlings … by being mean

Learning how to grow seedlings has kept me busy for nearly 2 decades, and working out the best survival tactics for seedlings is one positive result.

Now, a student at Curtin University in Perth describes my processes. Treat them rough, for they are the eventual survivors:

image|Haylee D’Agui Seedlings were raised with enough water, or in drought conditions.
Want tougher, more drought-resistant native plants? Treat ‘em mean.

Want tougher, more drought-resistant native plants? Treat ‘em mean.

Research by Curtin University PhD student Haylee D’Agui has found that plants established during a drought produce more drought-tolerant seedlings.

Haylee studied four species—two banksias and two hakeas—using seeds gathered from parent plants in Eneabba.

Half the parents had enjoyed a rainy start to life, while the rest grew up with drought.

For two weeks, Haylee offered her seedlings either 200 ml of water every second day, or half that.

Then she did no watering at all for three months.

She found the offspring of drought survivors grew longer roots, had greater water content in their leaves, and survived better than their pampered counterparts.

The photograph they use look like pampered seedlings to me. Here is my table design, used in a Commercial Nursery for the first time. No pampering, but careful use of the sun, and the ability to adjust shade whenever wanted. No bending over to weed and maintain.

aThe crew, sowing seeds.

The Curtin student is right, pampered seedlings often suffer the most when planted in a prepared landscape, from heat, cold, too much or too little moisture or any number of foibles in the plant world. The tough survive and thrive. They get tough by certain standards of neglect, for which there is no training, only experience can get away with it.

Our own seedlings often have reticulation removed once established, and then have to withstand up to 9 or ten months of dry conditions before the next wet season. They need to be tough to survive public parks and gardens”

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