The Australian Bureau of Meteorology have a report release on the 7th of Jan, Extreme January heat – a title that is self explanatory. Some note worthy points;
“Large parts of central and southern Australia are currently under the influence of a persistent and widespread heatwave event. This event is ongoing with further significant records likely to be set.”
“For September to December (i.e. the last four months of 2012) the average Australian maximum temperature was the highest on record with a national anomaly of +1.61°C, slightly ahead of the previous record of 1.60°C set in 2002 (national records go back to 1910).”
“Hobart experienced a minimum temperature of 23.4°C on the 4th (its hottest January night on record), followed by a maximum of 41.8°C (its hottest maximum temperature on record for any month in 130 years of records) and the highest temperature observed anywhere in southern Tasmania.”
The report ends with this figure;
Ouch… So much for the Moncktonian 15yrs of cooling, hey?
Does anyone remember by images of the flooding Murray River?
Can we please start addressing our blind and immoral activities in geo-engineering seriously get on with cleaning up our mess? I for one don’t want the recent years to be the normality my children will only ever know. It’s unlikely they will now know of anything different, but we still can change the world for their children and can choose how our generations are remembered.
Change doesn’t often come from leaders, too absorbed with their image upon the world, but rather from the masses who wake up and realise that enough truly is enough and take a stand for something better.