Australia’s Bureau Of Meteorology Caught Red Handed Cooking The Temperature Books
We’ve long known government agencies tasked with tracking the climate routinely ‘adjust’ raw temperature data; we know they cool the past, which has the upshot of warming the present; we know they lie; and we know they fight FOIs.
We now also know, thanks to a recent FOI request at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM), that they also ignore WMO guidelines and manufacture artificial warming trends by using electronic probes in place of traditional mercury thermometers.
Independent scientists–that is, those whose wages aren’t reliant on the establishment–have long argued that when the BoM changed from traditional mercury thermometers to electronic probes that it would create an artificial ‘man-made’ warming bias across Australia’s temperature record. But the BoM continually argued that the equipment change made no difference.
Electronic probes take a reading every single second of the day, and the highest value in a 24-hour period becomes the maximum reading for that day; electronic probes measure variances that would not be measured by traditional mercury.
In doing this the BoM is also ignoring WMO guidelines which recommend that readings from probes “be averaged over at least one minute”. These guidelines are in place because the WMO know that one-second readings give inflated temperatures — an anomalous and momentary ‘spike’ in the equipment is then logged as that day’s official high. Even if the average temperature logged by a probe was the same as a mercury thermometer, the extremes will likely be quite different. The behavior of air, turbulence and variability at 3PM, when maximum temperatures are usually recorded, is different to the pre-dawn minimum hour of day. And again, it is the extremes that the new probes now log as the official daily temperature.
But this isn’t even the crux of the matter, at least not for me. If BoM employees want to play around with probes then who am I to argue, each to their own. The issue here is the agency’s flat-out refusal to release the traditional thermometer data alongside the new probe data in order for independent comparison, in order to draw two separate datasets.
The BoM clearly felt it had something to hide too, and fought Freedom of Information requests in court to keep this data hidden. There is no acceptable/innocent excuse for this. The BoM don’t even try to give one: a publicly-funded agency used public money to hide data from the public — fact.
And finally, after more than three years of fighting in court, a group of Independent scientists lead by John Abbot won FOI access, on Easter eve after the matter was taken to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal–but to just a fraction of the parallel mercury data. Upon review of the pages it is obvious why the agency fought so hard to keep it secret.
The scientists got hold of just 20% of the parallel records held for the Brisbane airport site, one of 38 sites originally requested under FOI, but the limited data still reveals a bombshell: the electronic probe at Brisbane Airport logged temperatures up to 0.7C warmer than the airport’s traditional mercury thermometer.
Add to this the BoM’s inexplicable decision (again, they don’t even try to give a reason) to reduce the sizes of the Stevenson screens–found to artificially increase temperature readings by up to 1C–and the logical conclusion is that Australia’s official climate agency is cooking the temperature books in order to support the anthropogenic global warming narrative.
Even in the face of these dependencies, the BoM insists that there is no ‘significant’ difference (already backtracking from their original position of ‘no’ difference then), yet analysis of the data by scientist Jennifer Marohasy has found a statistically significant difference does indeed exist. Over the three-year period for which records have been made available, probes returned temperatures higher than the mercury thermometers placed alongside them 41% of the time and lower 25.9% of the time.
The BoM is not disputing this fact, says Dr Marohasy, they’re simply ignoring it. She also points out that the data represented just three of the 14.5 years (January 2008 to July 2022) of parallel data that the bureau held for Brisbane Airport: “It is also just a fraction of the 760 years of parallel data the bureau holds for 38 different locations spread across the landmass of Australia,” she added.
The pages released by the BoM included 1094 A8 reports with handwritten daily maximum and minimum temperatures from both probes and traditional liquid-in-glass thermometers recorded from instruments in the same shelter/Stevenson screen.
The BoM does have electronic data, I presume?, but one can only imagine the damning picture those digital files would paint given their omission from the FOI release.
Moreover, the official probe-skewed temperature records for Brisbane still show cooling, with last winter (2022) finishing as the city’s coldest winter ever recorded. The official data also shows Australia as a whole experienced a colder-than-average winter of 2022, as well as a colder-than-average spring of 2022 and most recently summer of 2022-23. Even according to the BoM’s manipulated data, Australia appears to be cooling.
This isn’t the first time BoM methodology has been called into question, either.
In 2017, thanks again to the diligence of Dr Marohasy, the bureau was caught red-handed regulating temperatures to keep them above a predetermined minimum, including at least two NSW automatic weather stations.
Dr Marohasy continues to question why perfectly good raw data is manipulated to turn a cooling trend into a warming one.
Independent auditor Ken Stewart has studied thousands of records and has consistently demonstrated the BoM has a case to answer, accusing it of frequent data manipulation, which improbably cools the past to warm the present.
The bureau also stands accused of giving Mother Nature an occasional helping hand.
Case in point, Sydney’s main weather station at Observatory Hill was recently on the cusp of holding below 32C for an entire year–for the first time since records began 163 years ago. But a strategically placed solar panel ‘appeared’ pointing directly at the weather station which The Daily Telegraph, among others, say conveniently prevented the site from achieving this historic benchmark. Equally suspicious, after questions were raised the panel ‘vanished’ just as mysteriously as it appeared.
Australia may be a relatively small player in this vast global deception, but my hopes that exposing the BoM’s dishonest data collation might trigger a domino effect. We know the majority of the world’s population haven’t fallen for the AGW Party’s ruse. We see this in ALL public comment sections–that is, where they’re permitted (so not the BBC then)--which reveal a highly skeptical average Joe. It should stand that the inclination or ‘gut feels’ of the masses prevail–right or wrong.
In the free market place of ideas, and if we live in a democracy (ha), anthropogenic global warming does not exist and by extension neither does the climate emergency, of course. The establishment has failed to convince the people of the threat, even after some 40+ years of propaganda and an unimaginably monstrous budget.
The climate simply hasn’t played ball for them: the ice caps haven’t melted, the polar bears haven’t perished, the Great Barrier Reef hasn’t vanished, the planet has barely warmed, for crikey-sake. The theory has been proven wrong by each and every dire “tipping point” deadline passing uneventfully by, and the public as a whole is no longer naive or illiterate on this topic for they poses the sense of sight and touch and they have memories — yet the establishment insists on flogging a dead horse. Why?
Because it benefits them, both politically and financially. The Great Reset is rooted in the global warming hypothesis. The likes of the IPCC wouldn’t exist without it. They’ve pushed things way too far to turn back now. Even in the face of a BS-calling public, our governing bodies, ruling elites and their MSM lapdogs are continuing to sell us “the end of the world” but very few are still buying it–only indoctrinated youth and aging complainers with savior complexes.
Global warming is dead; for the handful still preaching its dogma, it’s high-time you join the right side of history.
25 Thoughts to “Australia’s Bureau Of Meteorology Caught Red Handed Cooking The Temperature Books”
I have noticed these mystery spikes from our official weather station in Tampa,FL..I wonder if they use these probes or if it is just a huge Jet going by since the station is located at the airport near the runway…
Depending factors such as wind speed and direction, i.e. are the hot exhaust gases being blown towards or away from the weather station or staying near it in calm conditions traditional mercury thermometers might not react quick enough to record a temperature spike from a passing aircraft but an electronic one would. It’s funny that AGW proponents love high tech and claim it’s much better than traditional thermometers when it “proves” their claims but when it doesn’t they ignore it, i.e. preferring to use mercury thermometers rather than multi million dollar satellites to calculate global temperature anomalies.
Why would the BOM “cook the books”? Who is behind the BOM agenda to comply with the warming scenario? Who gave the order to place the solar panel to heat the temp probe? Who is the “Boss” of the BOM? Replace him please!!!
In the meantime, in SW Florida I am using the temp gun with no claim to an accuracy of any tenths of one degree. The Sky temp will normally vary several degrees, I just pick the low average. Any clouds will jump 20 Degrees above or more than clear sky.
So two days ago Ft Lauderdale set the all time record. Yesterday we had a similar unprecendeted rain total not near as much but still impressive. As I said yesterday the first 0.3 inch was registered before midnight, then a heavy rain for a couple of hours came around 6 am. That was as measured this morning 3.2 inches!
THAT MEANS A WHOPPING 3.5 INCHES within say 8 hours. Truly a June 1st Tropical Rain Storm.
Last year 2022 my April TOTAL for the month at this location 1.8 inches with 1.0 inch on the 29th. Year 2021 total 2.5 inches with 2.0 in on the 12th.
Back in 2020 5.05 inches with three rains of 1.75, 1.1 and 1.3 in the last week.
2019 a total of 1.5 with 0.6 on the 14th. 2018 a total of 3.6 in with a 1.1 in on the 21st.
Note: In 2018 the next month May had 16.7 inches for the same location, my backyard while just 8 miles north Venice Fl set an all time record for the month of 12.97 inches. Looks like May of this year may be AWESOME!
BTW (By The Way) today was very cool SW Florida –
Sky MINUS -7, Ground (Glass table exposed to sky) 46
Air (Dial Thermometer on swing set under tarp 3 ft above it) 54 F.
Here in South Central KY we had…FROST last nite. Planting is a month late…
Ill see your six inches and raise you 6 inches of snow last night. (north Tahoe).
The Australian Government are “the boss”.
Here in Colorado Springs, they moved the weather station from where it was down to the airport almost 1.000 feet lower in elevation and a few miles South to the furthest SE corner of city limits (which they conveniently expanded). They stack the temps most days, usually 5-7 degrees F warmer than where the station used to be. It’s beyond absurd, but no one seems to notice. Temps were still over 5F colder than average for the first 3 months of this year! We are going to release a series of videos on some of the things that are taking place in the world and how we can better prepare for them. We’ll use as much humor as possible to hopefully wake up a few more people!
Here in Austin I am able to GARDEN this spring. We normally have very few days in the 70s, and we have had some spikes near 90s. so far I have been lucky and my plants are doing well, particularly those in pots. I am hoping for a more moderate summer than the brutally hot and dry one we had last year. Glad we are leaving La Niña.
“Independent scientists–that is, those whose wages are reliant on the establishment–”
Do you mean “are” or, “aren’t”?
There should have been an “aren’t”in your sentence.
When one and one does not add up to two it is either incompetence or corruption at play.
When one and one repeatedly does not add up to two, it is always corruption. (in theory there should be exceptions but so far unobserved)
CAP, shouldn’t this sentence read “Independent scientists–that is, those whose wages are NOT reliant on the establishment…”?
…Now, back to your post 🙂
Carried unanimously although the eugenicists boycotted the vote.
I have been watching these people doing the research.
Very happy they finally got access to bom data sets.
i live in South East Queensland.
Found them purely by accident while researching early meteorologist in Australia’s 1800’s.
A number of these 1800’s meteorologist were doing research into the sunspot cycles and weather,
and Henry Chambererlain Russell set up the standard for meteorology in Australia.
Sadly Charles Egerson, was far too good at what he did and and his predictions of more droughts for Australia, cause him to loose his employment and apperently he ended up in a mental institution , and his death, But his predictions were spot on and Australia suffered the Federation Drought.
If my memory serves me correctly, I recall Australia had made adjustments in the past with cooling the past and then “adjusting” up to make a larger climate delta to push AGW.
They know exactly whats going on. Theyre just biding their time long enough for the total collapse of the world. Then they will come out of their taxpayer funded underground homes to start again. Its not the first time theyve done it.
Meanwhile in Sydney theyre are still Northerly spring/summer time winds still blowing well into April which is not normal.
There shouldnt be ANY northerlies blowing into Sydney at this time of the year.
Anything related to so called government is corrupt.
They have a very long proven track record of this.
“They know they’re lying, we know they’re lying, they know that we know they’re lying, and yet they keep on lying.”
Not sure if that’s the original quote or who first said it, it might be from George Orwell 1984, but it sums things up perfectly.
I’m pretty sure it was Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.
Independent scientists , those whose wages are NOT dependent on the establishment.
Bom also frequently forecast very high maximum temps , which fail to eventuate.
Most people only remember the forecast temp.
BOM have been telling us that our climate is rising for years and that we should expect that to continue.
That is why they now do everything they can to avoid contradicting that forecast.
Cap , My records show that Sydney was on the cusp of holding below 30 degrees C ,
not 32 degrees.
They did have the longest run of days below 30 degrees C for 140 years , and were on track for an all time record until finally 30 degrees was supposedly reached , but only for one half hour reading.
Sydney on average has 15 days a year over 30 degrees C.
Generation Alpha will have all the data in their hands(literally) so arguing the temperature toss is neither here nor there,unless youre on the payroll? …It would be inspiring to see how they could survive and prosper if they were assisted by AI, robots and some earth. We know that since the Eemian, temperatures were colder then warmer and then pretty stable. The NAO is probably going to determine europes outcome if it gets cold or maybe the azores high will bleach that part of europe again. in short noone knows until it really happens so in the meantime happy gardening folks ,