Re-analysed data shows that Australia has indeed been hotter over the past 30 years than any time in the preceding millennium.
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Australasia’s warming in recent decades is unprecedented in the past millennium. But a mistake in the paper reporting this finding took four years to fix, and was viciously attacked by bloggers.
Summer stayed into autumn in many parts of Australia.
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Autumn 2016 was Australia’s hottest, beating the previous record set in 2005.
Spencer Gulf at sunset in South Australia.
Australian Bureau of Meteorology
The summer of 2015-2016 was the hottest on record for Australia’s oceans.
Fires in Western Australia in January 2015.
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February 2016 was the hottest month by the biggest margin ever. Does that mean global warming has gone into hyperdrive?
Climate change has been implicated in record-breaking temperatures across the 20th century.
Record-breaking years have been almost impossible without human-caused climate change.
Nice day for the beach. In fact there have been rather a lot of those in Sydney lately.
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Sydney is in the process of smashing the record for the longest run of days above 26℃. Weather, El Nino and climate change are all playing their part.
It’s all a matter of perspective.
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Former PM’s business advisor Maurice Newman recently claimed that satellite temperature data tell a different story to data collected on the ground. He’s right - but that’s how it’s meant to be.
Record global temperatures, driven by El Nino, contributed to devastating fires in Australia.
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2015 was the world’s hottest year ever by a long shot. But what drove the record temperatures, and what role did climate change play?
2015 looks set to be the hottest year on record.
2015 will likely be the hottest year on record, according to a preliminary analysis released by the World Meteorological Organization.
Adjusted data from Australian weather stations has been peer-reviewed before. But the government’s new technical panel could still offer useful advice.
The federal government’s new “Technical Advisory Forum” on weather data, announced by parliamentary environment secretary Bob Baldwin last week, will “review and provide advice on Australia’s official…
What does Paraguay have to do with the global temperature record?
An article in The Australian today has once again raised the question of why scientists, in trying to estimate how the global and regional surface temperatures of Earth may have changed over the past century…
Horses cool off during an Adelaide heatwave in January 2014.
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2014 has been confirmed as Australia’s third-hottest year, capping off a record-breaking decade, according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s annual climate statement, released today. Seven of Australia’s…