Open Letter Requesting Verification of 2013 Temperature Record

Jennifer Marohasy has requested verification of BOM data used to support widely publicised claims made by the Bureau’s Manager of Climate Monitoring and Predictions, Dr David Jones.

I am writing to request information be made publicly available to myself and others so we may have the opportunity to verify the claim made by you on behalf of the Australian Bureau of Meteorology that 2013 was the hottest year on record in Australia. In particular it is claimed that the average temperature was 1.20°C above the long-term average of 21.8°C, breaking the previous record set in 2005 by 0.17°C.

Further, I note that you said in a radio interview on January 3, 2014, following your “hottest year on record” press release that, “We know every place across Australia is getting hotter, and very similarly almost every place on this planet. So, you know, we know it is getting hotter and we know it will continue to get hotter. It’s a reality, and something we will be living with for the rest of this century.”

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My 2 kopeks’ worth:

David Jones must have the data in his locker. Alongside Trenberth’s missing heat.

Pierre Gosselin reported a few days ago on his blog NoTricksZone that Europe and England have quickly cooled by 30 years; back to temperatures of the 1980’s.

Germany has cooled by about 0.5⁰C since 2003. Perhaps it’s due to all those new coal-fired power stations that they’re commissioning.

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